Monday, March 28, 2011

Buying a Home

Buying your first home can be one of the largest investments you will make during your life. Prepare yourself by learning about the process of home buying and the responsibilities of homeownership at our next Living in Canada talk, Buying a Home, on Monday April 4 at 12:00 Noon. Real Estate Agent Brad Stolson from Remax Reality will be in to answer your questions about home buying, and to let you in on the information you may not already know. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Virtual Ink!

Coming up on Saturday April 2nd at 11:00am is our great new videoconference series for all you aspiring writers out there. Join our hosts at the Canmore Public Library for the launch of Virtual Ink! In the first session entitled ‘Warmup’, Writer in Residence J. Jill Robinson will read samples of her work, talk about her approach to working with writers, and give participants an opportunity to try out a writing exercise or two. An overview of upcoming workshops and how to submit your manuscripts for a private session with the author will be provided. This virtual workshop is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Check out all the workshops in the Virtual Ink! Series:

Saturday April 2 @ 11:00am: Warmup

Saturday April 9 @ 11:00am: To Begin to Begin

Saturday April 30 @ 11:00am: Whose Story Is It

Saturday May 7 @ 11:00am: Writing Your Family

Saturday May 14 @ 11:00am: The Nuts and Bolts of Writing

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pruning Trees and Shrubs

Spring is just around the corner! For all you weekend warriors who have been stuck inside during this long winter, we’ve got a treat for you. Our new Home and Garden series begins this month and will feature speakers who are experts at home repairs, gardening, and general home maintenance. Join us for our first session, Pruning Trees and Shrubs on Tuesday March 29th at 12:00 Noon. Our guest speaker, Nigel Seymour, will discuss basic pruning procedures for trees and shrubs in the home landscape. This is a free session and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Facebook for Non-Profits

Every volunteer organization faces the same problem – how do we effectively advertise our message to the public? Facebook for Non-Profits runs Monday March 28th at 12:00 Noon and will show you how to advertise to a new audience. With over 500 million users on Facebook, your organization can connect with people in your community who you may not otherwise be able to reach. Topics covered in this session will include: creating a Facebook Page, engaging your audience, and tips for spreading your message. This is a free session and everyone is welcome to attend.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

NFB Film Club - March

The NFB Film Club features two great films this month about incredible personal journeys. Join us for an afternoon of Canadian films presented by the National Film Board of Canada on Saturday March 26th at 2:00pm. Come enjoy the short film, Wave a Red Flag. On her way to school, a teenage girl’s display of Native pride sparks a celebration of community and culture. Also showing is the documentary Racing Thoughts. This is a film about children who thought that they were ‘crazy’. Four young people living with mental illness and their loved ones make the courageous decision to open up about their stories. Their voices are complemented by that of the director, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder as an adult and powerfully evokes the initial symptom which emerged in her childhood. Racing Thoughts skirts the specialists’ debates in favour of a more personal tone, moving away from the alarming vocabulary of diagnoses and allowing viewers to discover the children affected. A powerful story that is not to be missed, the NFB Film Club is open to everyone.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Toddler Time and Story Time

Starting up again on Wednesday March 23rd are our popular Toddler Time and Story Time programs for kids. Toddler Time and Story Time both introduce preschool children to a variety of stories, activities, and crafts. Toddler Time, for kids ages three and under, begins at 10:15am and Story Time, for children ages four to six, starts at 2:15pm. Both programs run for six weeks at a cost of only $6.00 per child per session. These programs fill up quickly, so be sure to register today!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Winner of our Facebook Fan Page Contest

Congratulations to Christi Brezinski for winning a free Kobo eReader and one year membership in our Facebook Fan Page Draw, and to everyone who won a prize on Thursday March 10 as we celebrated our 60th anniversary. We will be celebrating our anniversary all year long, so join our Facebook Fan Page at library and watch for your chance to come enjoy our events, and to win more cool prizes from the Library!