By Eric Pottie
Our new program guide for March and April is now out. You can come to the library and collect a copy or find it on our website. And if you’re looking for programs on a particular day, you can check the calendar on our website as well.
This week, I want to highlight some of the programs we are offering over the next two months. We have a great variety of classes, information sessions, and workshops. On March 27 at 2 p.m., a representative from Service Canada is holding a Q&A session where you can ask questions on a range of topics, including social insurance numbers, employment insurance benefits, passports, Canadian Pension Plan and more.
The Bank of Montreal is also having an information session on April 11 at 10:30 a.m. on banking while you are abroad. So, if you are planning on doing some travel this summer, this is a great chance to learn more beforehand.
We are also offering a Diffuser bracelet workshop on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. This will teach the properties of healing crystals and how they can be used with essential oils to make a personal aromatic diffuser. Registration is required for this program, so please call the branch to reserve your seat.
There are plenty of programs for children of all ages as well. We are continuing our normal afterschool options with a Lego club, Pokémon club, virtual reality, and games club. We also have new programs like Lego Robotics on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. throughout March and Hour of Code at the same time during April.
We have some fun activities for adults too. Trivia night will be held on March 22 and April 19 at 6 p.m. And on April 18, we are celebrating National Canadian Film Day by showing three movies throughout the day, with the final one being the popular film Maudie at 2:30 p.m. in Liverpool and 6 p.m. in Greenfield.
As always, all these programs listed are free and open to everyone. If you have any questions about these programs or want more information please call the library.
We are currently looking for a volunteer to help revive our tech help program. If you are good with technology and want to give back to the community, this is a great opportunity. Or, if you are interested in volunteering to run other programs, please let us know.
The Thomas H. Raddall library is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays 12-4 p.m. and closed Mondays.
The Alean Freeman Library is open Wednesdays 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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