Thursday, June 07, 2007

LOST WORLDS: Summer Reading Program

The Brooks Public Library is hosting the Summer Reading Program again! This year's theme is Lost Worlds and it looks to be a world of fun for kids aged six to twelve. Want to sail with the Vikings? Get captured by Pirates? Travel back in time to visit the dinosaurs? Live happily ever after? With this year's summer reading program, kids will do all these things and more, exploring new places, reading exciting books, and having wild and wacky adventures at the library!

There are six sessions in Lost Worlds and children can be signed up for one session or all six! There is a cost of $10.00 per session. Parents must sign a registration form before the session starts for their child to be able to participate.


  • Discovering Dinosaurs:
    July 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 - 10:15am - 11:45am
  • A Pirate's Life for Me!:
    July 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • Far Out Fairytales:
    July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 - 10:15am - 11:45am
  • Venture with the Vikings:
    July 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
  • The Atlantis Adventure:
    August 7, 8, 9, 14. 15, 16 - 10:15am - 11:45 am
  • Exploring Ancient Greece, Egypt, and China:
    August 7, 8, 9, 14. 15, 16 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Want to learn more? Call the library at 362-2947!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Cowboy Poetry 2007

Our Second Annual Cowboy Poetry Event held last Monday was a huge success with over seventy people turning up to hear poets Jon Bowie and Brian Anderson perform. Here are some pictures from the day's festivities:

Mayor Don Weisbeck opens the event, reading "Call Me a Fool," by Cowboy Poet Mike Puhallo.

The crowd enjoys the BBQ and waits for the festivities to start.

Head Librarian Shannon Vossepoel addresses the crowd.

Mr. Berg's Grade Three Class from Griffin Park School performs.

Brian Anderson gets a laugh from the audience members with his humourous poetry.

Jon Bowie has some fun with the crowd.

Rob Brown, from the Brooks Bulletin newspaper, reads his poetry and gives closing remarks.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Murder in the Library!

Can You Pick Out the Murderer? It took a lot of detective work, but we finally cracked the case at the library's first Murder Mystery Party on May 31st!

Missed your chance to participate? The library will be hosting more mysteries in the future...keep your eyes peeled for a special medieval-themed banquet with murder on the menu. It'll be coming this August to coincide with the annual Medieval Faire!