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Posted: March 1, 2019

March at the Fernie Heritage Library

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 11:15-11:45 am

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

NEW – Storytime Social (Ages 0-5 years)

Fridays at 11:15 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

We know parents need time to socialize too! Join us for storytime then stay for a coffee social and grown-up conversation in the activity room. Families, siblings and caregivers all welcome!

The Snowy Day Storywalk

Friday, March 1 – 11:15 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Let’s explore “The Snowy Day”(by Ezra Keats; pictured above) outside in the Fernie Heritage Library garden. An interactive story experience for babies, preschoolers and their families. Please dress to be outdoors! Hot chocolate provided after the storywalk.

PJ Story time and Stuffy Sleepover

(Ages 3+ and caregivers)  Thursday, March 14, 6-7 p.m.

A  Pyjama storytime for you and your stuffy and family! There will be songs, activities, stories and snacks and a sleepover for you stuffy! Pick up your stuffy the next morning and find out what they did at the library all night!  A special program in partnership with Fernie Early Years Team.

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

Rocky Mountain Village Serenity Room: Wed., March 13 at 1 p.m.

Trinity Lodge: Tues., Mar 12 at 1:30 p.m.

All community seniors and children welcome to attend!

Children’s Activities for Grades 1-6  

Regular programs will run from March 1-15; SPRING BREAK Programming March 16-30.

All participants must have a valid Junior library membership and signed waiver to attend any library programming.

Tuesdays 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. BINGO for KIDS (DROP In ages 8+) March 5 & 12. Bingo games with new games each week. Simple snack included

Wednesdays  3:45-4:45 p.m. ENGINEERS CLUB (DROP IN ages 7+) March 6 & 13. Those who love a challenge, come build with KEVA planks and Lego blocks as we celebrate Engineering Month!

Thursdays 3:45-4:45 pm KNITS AND KNOTS (Drop-in, ages 8+) March 7 & 14.

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.

Spring Break Programming for ages 5 to teen

All participants are required to have a valid Jr library membership and signed waiver to attend any library  programming.

DISCO TEEN Bingo Wednesday, March 20 – 1-3 p.m. (Grade 7+)

Due to the popularity of our last teen Bingo event, we are offering an afternoon of snacks and Bingo for TEENS ONLY. This is a drop in program in collaboration with Teen Fernie Pride Society. Questions? email [email protected]

Barnyard Puppet Theatre Thursday, March 21, 2-3 p.m. Ages 5-6 years (must attend with caregiver.) We will be reading some of our favourite barnyard stories and then creating our own puppet shows.

Movie Popcorn & Charades: March 22 & 29 – 1:30-3:30 p.m. (drop-in ages 7+)

Join us for a movie, buttery popcorn and some charades.

March 22: Where the Wild Things Are;

March 29: The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Crafty Kids: March 27, 1:30-3:30 p.m.  (drop-in ages 7+)

Do you have a maker in your house: someone who loves to make things with fabric, glue guns, yarn and wood?  Join us for an hour of crafts to make and take home.

Racetrack Builders: March 28, 2-3 p.m. Ages 5-6 years (must attend with caregiver.) A few stories about FAST CARS and then we will be building a racetrack of our own! Bring your favourite Matchbox car!

Lego for Engineers: Thursday, March 28 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, a Lego challenge for teams of one adult and one child! Celebrating the ingenuity and creativity of engineers everywhere! Please register on Eventbrite Lego for Engineers 2019

NEW: Stuffed Animal Rescue (of Fernie) aka  S.A.R.F READERS

Do you have a child who is reluctant to read, who would love to snuggle up to a giant stuffy, with their own selection of books and read aloud? Introducing Fernie’s Library SARF Readers. We have rescued four soft and snuggly animals who love to be read to! Children will be asked to take these animals out for reading breaks (under the supervision of an adult) in order to get some one on one time to practice reading in front of a soft and friendly reading companion.

SARF animals are waiting to be read to: come to the library to read to one today! Please check our website and Facebook page for updates.

Adult Programming

Tea and Talk Book Club: Friday, March 29 at 1:30 p.m. This month’s book is The Nightingale Won’t let you Sleep by Steven Heighton. Copies of the book are available for sign out from the library.

CYBER SENIORS Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Drop-in.

Are you a senior that is keen to learn about their ipad, laptop or has questions about their gmail account, the app store or youtube? Come join us on Wednesdays and succeed in unravelling some of these mysteries in technology.

#WriteItDown: Thursday, March 14 at 6:30-7:45 p.m. TOPIC: “A Place that Used to be.”

Are you a writer looking for inspiration and a chance to connect with others? Join our monthly gathering of those who keen to write, share and learn. Facilitated by local writers, poets, songwriters, bloggers, editors and journallers. All writers welcome!  A safe place to read and/or share aloud what you have written and listen to the creative words of others.

Knit Clique

Drop-In space for all who enjoy a yarny endeavour in good company. BYO project: tea will be on. Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. on the main floor couch.

All Ages Programming

Storytelling & Adventuring with Terry Nelson, Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m.

Featuring Terry Nelson’s recent book “Fernie Area Hiking Trails and Natural Plant Compendium.” an interactive hour of stories and slideshow.
Donuts with Dad (all ages) Friday, March 15 – 2-3 p.m.

Have a little one on one with dad (uncle/grandpa/friend). We provide the donuts, and stack of books and activities, you bring someone to enjoy it with!

Submitted by Anie Hepher, Fernie Heritage Library

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