As thoughts turn to the end of summer, kids returning to school and vacations now over, you may start to wonder what the library has on offer with its fall programs. For an exhaustive list, just go to the centre pull out pages of this issue of the High Country News to see what is available. We have many of our usual programs returning such as our pre- school classes, McBride Career Group workshops and computer basics. To compliment these ever popular courses, we have a lot of new and exciting programs happening throughout the fall months. On September 29, Ben Gadd, author of Handbook of the Canadian Rockies, will be giving a talk about the wonderful wilderness that surrounds us. Ben is one of Canada’s better known naturalists and Rockies’ writers. Another speaker of renown, Dr. Debbie Luk is stopping by on September 16 to give a talk on Child Vision Management. Vision is likely the most misunderstood yet most important element in a child’s toolkit for success in school. Dr. Luk’s presentation breaks down vision in layman’s terms and reveals how there is much more to visual function than ‘seeing clearly’ or ‘20/20 eyesight’. Through demonstrations and discussions, Dr. Luk will guide participants through a journey of discovery to show how a child must have a strong ‘visual engine’ before addressing literacy issues. Another child centered class is “Introducing Solids: When and Why?” This hands on class on how to make baby food is being taught by Greta Kubis from Alberta Health Services.
For those wishing to express their creativity there are several classes available such as Sew Far, Sew Good, Quilting for Beginners, and Quilted Christmas Wall hanging which will use the library’s new Scan ‘n’ Cut machine. Jackie Blight will be talking about Batiks on November 18 and Bob Greenwood begins his series of Visual Arts classes on October 2.
For those who are passionate about their tea and coffee you can learn more about your addiction in 3 classes: Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans, Espresso Expressions and Tea Time.
Dana Luebke is back with Brain & Body fitness for seniors and also Movement Mastery, both on Monday mornings.
We also have an 8 week inductive Bible Study course on the book of 2nd Peter. This will be an ideal class for anyone wanting to learn more about the Bible and the inductive study method.
We are thrilled to be holding our 3rd annual Out Loud Series in October. Once again, we have an all-out extravaganza planned around the theme of “Remember Then…Looking Back 100 Years”. 1914 is a significant year in our area. Not only is it the beginning of the First World War but it is also the year that oil was discovered in Turner Valley. In celebration of all of this we have author visits, including Terry Fallis, Harry Sanders and a Word Fest author; a theatre production by Sun Ergos; a musical evening with The Wardens; workshops by Faye Reineberg Holt and Afternoon Tea with the Duchess. For more info, see the centre pull out pages and go to our website.
As summer draws to a close and the leaves change and fall, we look forward to seeing you at the library!
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