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Posted: April 1, 2017

April at the Fernie Heritage Library

By Anie Hepher

Family Programming

Storytime (Ages three to five years) 
Tuesdays 11:15 a.m.-noon

Stories, singing and activities for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Toddlertime (Ages up to two years)
 Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:15 a.m.

Singing, simple stories and fingerplays for babies and their caregivers.

Children’s Activities for School-aged children

Tuesdays 3:30-4:45 p.m. Knits, Knots & Yarns

Drop-in crafting for ages 8+. Learn the art and peace of knitting. Take home all your finished creations!

Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 p.m. Kids Coding Club April 5, 12 and 19

Registration REQUIRED
. This program is in partnership with CBAL and is for kids 8+ years old interested in a fun way of understanding basic coding skills. Maximum six children per session. Register by emailing [email protected]

Wednesdays 3:45-4:45 p.m. Kids Read it First Book / Movie Club

For ages nine and up. A book club with a movie ending. Drop-in. 
Books available at the library in the first week of April.
 This month’s book: Peter Pan by JM Barrie.
 Movie screening with popcorn on Wednesday April 26, 3:30-5 p.m.

Thursdays 3:30-4:45 p.m. LEGO Builders Club

Registration REQUIRED.
 New challenge every week, for ages seven and up. Register for April session by emailing [email protected]

FUN FRIDAY: April 28 1-2:30 p.m. Ukulele for Kids

Registration required for ages seven and up. All children require a valid library card and waiver to attend. See staff at circulation desk for details.

Adult Programming

First Thursday Social: Thursday, April 6 7-8 p.m. Potholes and Potlucks

Once a month time for adults to enjoy a friendly gathering and possibly a lively discussion on a monthly theme. April’s discussion is about building and maintaining community.

Stitch and Bitch Wednesday, April 5

Drop-In knitting, crocheting, and any other yarny endeavour, on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. Please enter using the back door.

Tea and Talk Book Club: Friday, April 28 at 1:30 p.m. The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. All are welcome. Copies of the book are available from the library.

Walkie Talkie: Wednesday, April 26 at 10 a.m. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. (poetry) We will meet at the library front steps and walk along along the river path and chat as we go. Copies of the book are available from the library in early April.

Good Grief: Tuesday, April 25 4:30-6 p.m. The Elk Valley Hospice Society presents a short documentary and discussion about grief. Free admission.


Tom Uphill Manor: Wednesday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m. with IDES Kindergarten class.

Rocky Mountain Village Serenity Room: Wed, April 12 at 1:15 p.m. with Creative Minds Preschool.

Rocky Mountain Village Upstairs Lounge: Thursdays at 11 a.m.: Library Club: Drop in.

All-Ages Programming

Wed/Thursday April 5 and 6 6-8 p.m.: Spring Registration Fair

Come find our table at the Fernie Community Centre as we mix and mingle with many other community and recreational groups in presenting Spring programming in Fernie for all ages.

Saturday April 8: Ukulele 101: Join us for one of these free, beginner, one-hour workshops and borrow a ukulele from the library to practice your new skills. REGISTRATION REQUIRED Teens Only (13+) workshop 1:30 p.m., or Ukulele for Educators 2:30 p.m.

Saturday April 8: All Around Colouring: all ages BYO coloring book or use one of ours, pencil crayons provided. 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Poetry Challenge: Monday April 24 7 p.m. in City of Fernie Council Chambers

Come to support the poets of Fernie: students of Fernie are participating in a poetry challenge as a part of Poetry Month. Anie Hepher, Community Librarian, will be participating as poet and judge during the challenge.

Anie Hepher is Community Librarian at the Fernie Heritage Library

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