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Crafty Saturdays -
October through April on the first Saturday of the month. Registration is required for these fun hour long sessions! Registration to begin Tuesday, September 19th!
Baby Talk - The first Friday of the month - October 6th, November 3rd & December 1st. Friday mornings at 10:15 AM. We are hoping to have an added session for the spring sessions. This is a wonderful casual get together with other parents and Health Nurse Shannon, who will answer questions about a variety of topics!
October 10th - 31st. Half hour sessions that include stories, songs and fingerplays. Come and join the fun! Tuesdays 2:30-3:00 PM
Mother Goose - The 2nd and 4th Friday of the month until April.
October 13th & 27th
November 10th & 24th
January 12th & 26th
February 9th & 23rd
March 9th and April 12th & 26th
Reading Buddies Program - this series of 7 sessions of Big Buddies reading with their Little Buddy has started and has been well received! We still have spaces for Little Buddies so please contact the branch if you are interested. We are planning a spring session as well.
For ages 3 – 12 yrs old. Come create something spectacular with our LEGO while having some fun. Just drop-in
Through the Looking Glass - "A Memoir Workshop"
with renowned author Deanna Kawatski (Wilderness Mother, Clara and Me)
Wednesday, October 25th- 1:30 - 3:00 PM
Who Should Attend:
Anyone who has felt the longing to write their own story.
Anyone engaged in writing a memoir.
Writers who have abandoned their story and need a kick-start.
Novelists and poets wanting to bring their skills to memoir writing.
Writers suffering from the sting of rejection
Space is limited to 14 participants. Registration will begin on Wednesday, October 4th either by telephone or in branch.
Come and join renowned author Chris Czaijkowski (Cabin at Singing River, Diary of a Wilderness Dweller) as she talks about her latest book "Harry and Me" Friday October 27th at 1:00 PM
PAGE TURNERS BOOK CLUB
Our new book club will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 10AM .We are having rotational facilitators. Current book: The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens.
The club is at maximum for numbers for this year although we welcome guests! Order yourself a copy of the book through our website, borrow or buy and come to the branch on Thursday, November 16th to participate in our fun and lively discussion!
Kenthen Thomas, amazing Secwepemc storyteller, will be presenting Shuptkwilla....legends or stories that teach. He will be visiting the branch on Saturday, December 9th at 2:00 pm. Bannock will be served after the story hour! Bring your family and come out for this very entertaining 45 minutes!
Come & Join the Knitters/Crocheters Club the first & third Friday of the month @ 10 am by the Fireplace
Writers' Nook meets here every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 10:00am - 12:00pm. This group is welcoming members. For more information, please follow this link, www.thethirdhouse.ca.
The Writers' Nook is hosting a presentation on "Tips on Starting a Novel" with speaker E.A. Briginshaw - Author of The second Shooter and several more. November 22nd
F.M.I. contact the Library 250-675-4818
The next Friends of the Library meeting for South Shuswap and Salmon Arm is Monday, November 20th in the boardroom of the Piccadilly Mall is Salmon Arm..
Th annual Friends Book Sale will be held in June. Stay tuned for exact dates.
South Shuswap Friends of the Library group was formed in 2002 under the umbrella of the Salmon Arm Friends of the Library group. There are 12 volunteers that help out with the book sales in Salmon Arm. The South Shuswap Friends of the Library was originally called the Sorrento Friends of the Library.
The book sales are fundraisers for future purchases that help with extra items within the branch. We have purchased two lounge chairs from the "Friends of the Library" fund which are situated in the magazine area. In our children's area, the Friends have purchased some very unique items such as toadstools to sit on, and a pretend firepit. The group also provides funds for special library programs and is instrumental in funding the "Summer Reading Program" that is held July and August for children. This Canada wide program encourages reading and literacy throughout the summer break! The amount of funds for South Shuswap Library, gained from a book sale is calculated by the number of hours South Shuswap volunteers work during that time.
Meetings are held 5 times a year on the third Monday of February, April, June, September and November.
The Friends group is actively seeking new members....please contact Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 250-804-0936 for more information.