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Posted: January 1, 2018

January at the Fernie Heritage Library

By Anie Hepher

Here’s what’s happening at the Fernie Heritage Library in January.

Family Programming   

Storytime (Ages 3-5 years)

Tuesdays 11:15-11:45 a.m. – Stories, singing and activities for preschoolers and their caregivers.

Toddlertime (Ages 0-2 years)

Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:15-11:45 a.m. – Singing, simple stories and fingerplays for babies and their caregivers.

Weekend Family Storytime

Saturday, January 20, 1-1:30 p.m. – Stories, singing and fun for babies-preschoolers and the whole family too!

Family Early Years Hub

Tuesdays 1-3 p.m.

Are you new to town, a new grandparent or someone who wants to know more about what Fernie offers for families with children from infant to five years?  Join Jodie Parker (Fernie Early Years Coordinator) for this weekly drop in, to find out more.

Senior Storytime (for all ages with seniors and local preschoolers/ kindergarteners)

Rocky Mountain Village Serenity Room: Wednesday, January 10 at 1 p.m.

Trinity Lodge: Wed., January 17 at 1:30 p.m.

All community seniors and children welcome to attend!

Children’s Activities for Grades 1-6

(All clubs beginning week of January 9 unless specified)

Mondays 3:30 -5 p.m. CRIBBAGE CLUB  (Drop-In) Starting Jan. 15 at Trinity Lodge 1142-6th Ave.

The Fernie Heritage Library and Trinity Lodge invite you to a game of crib! Find or bring a partner and challenge them to a  few rounds. New to the game? Let’s learn together! This program is open to all ages, from children, teen to adult! Children under 10 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver for this program held at the Trinity Lodge.

Tuesdays 3:45-5 p.m. BOOK TRAILER FILMS (Registration required, ages 10-14)

Love to experiment with filmmaking and editing apps? At this self-directed film club we will be writing scripts and then creating and filming trailers of our favourite book. Participants must supply their own recording device (smart phone, camera, ipad etc.) with apps. This club will be self-directed with some general guidance and will end a Book Trailer Fest in March.

All participants must have a valid junior library membership and signed waiver to attend.

Wednesdays  3:45-5 p.m. LEGO CLUB (Registration required, ages 7+)

New challenge every week. Registration by emailing [email protected]

All participants must have a valid Jr library membership and signed waiver to attend.

Thursdays 3:45-5 pm KNITS AND KNOTS (Drop-in, ages 8+)

For crafty kids who love to knit, crochet or want to learn! All materials and basic instruction is provided. Completed projects can be taken home!

All participants must have a valid Jr library membership and signed waiver to attend.

FUN FRIDAY and SUPER SATURDAY – January 19 and 20  – 2-4 p.m.

UKE 101 for KIDS: A fun introduction to learning to play the ukulele Registration for ages 7-12 years. Limited spaces available

Tweens and Teens

Pizza League Thursday, January 18, 6-7 p.m.

Teen drop in (ages 13+) for free pizza and board games. Pizza donated by Elk Valley Pizza Shoppe.

Adult Programming

Tea and Talk Book Club: Friday, January 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Copies of the current monthly book are available from the library.

Walkie Talkie Book Club: Wednesday, January 10 at 10 a.m. (Book: Bel Canto Ann Patchett). An outdoor, walking book club. We will meet on the front steps of the library, walk along along the river path and chat as we go.  Email [email protected] for further information.

Knit Clique

Drop-In Knitting, crocheting and any other yarny endeavour every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the upstairs reference library. BYO project. Please enter through the back entrance.

Booked Event: Wednesday, January 10 – Esi Edugyan 7 p.m.

Esi Edugyan, author of Giller winner Half Blood Blues (2011) and more recently Washington Black will be in conversation about literature and life with Angie Abdou as part of this Booked! Event. Live music with Thar be Dragons, cash bar and appies.  All are welcome. Suggested donation of $10/person at the door.

Ukulele 101 Thursday, January 25 6:30 -7:30 p.m.

Register for this free, one-hour beginner workshop to playing the ukulele. You can borrow a ukulele from the library during the workshop and keep it for two weeks to practice your new skills. Email [email protected] for further information or to register. Limited spots available.

Anie Hepher is Community Programmer at the Fernie Heritage Library

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