Saturday, November 19, 2011

Twilight Extravaganza

The teens had one awesome time today at the Twilight Extravaganza! They enjoyed tapped into their creative side by decorating and personalizing their own Journals, making their own Twilight themed T-Shirt transfers.

One activity that they all loved doing was making their own Vampire Glitter!

We also played some awesome games that we found on the internet. Twilight Jeopardy was hit, but Alice’s Visions was a bigger hit! (It’s played like Pictionary.) The girls loved trying to guess what the other was drawing so much, that our program actually ran 20 minutes over the time.

Thanks everyone who came out today. Keep checking back for more fun Teen program from BPL.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

NFB Film Club

The NFB Film Club is back again this week with two more great films. Join us Saturday November 19 at 2:00pm for Uncommon Hero (short) and Prosecutor (documentary). Uncommon Hero is a short film that pays tribute to Paul Thompson, a man who has created a uniquely Canadian theatrical tradition through his passion, vision and tireless innovation. From Theatre Passe Muraille to the National Theatre School, Paul has mentored generations of actors and playwrights, forging a vibrant and distinctly Canadian theatre tradition. Prosecutor is a feature documentary that follows the Chief Prosecutor through the first trials of the newly formed International Criminal Court. Luis Moreno-Ocampo investigates and prosecutes some of the world's worst criminals for some of the world's worst crimes. He's a hero to genocide survivors, but has bitter enemies on both the Right and the Left. These two films are not to be missed. The NFB is a free event and everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Community Spirit Program

Is your organization a registered nonprofit or charitable organization that is considering applying for a Community Spirit Program donation grant? Do you want to learn more about the charitable tax credit so you can promote it to your donors? Come into the library on Thursday November 17 at 3:00pm for Community Spirit Program. Join program staff for a 90 minute presentation to learn more. Attend an information session that will provide a detailed overview of the program guidelines and application process followed by a question and answer period. This is a free videoconference and everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Twilight Extravaganza

Calling all Teens! We’re looking for members of Team Edward, Team Jacob, and Team Bella to join us in celebrating the release of the new Twilight film. If you love everything about the Twilight Saga then come join us at the Brooks Public Library for Twilight Extravaganza, Saturday November 19 at 1:00pm. This afternoon party will be full of Twilight themed crafts, snacks, and more. This exciting and fun program is for teens age 11 to 18 and pre-registration is required. Come sign up at the Library today.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Library Closure

The Brooks Public Library will be closed FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2011 in honour of Remembrance Day.

We will resume our regular hours on Saturday November 12, 2011.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Author Talk: Beth Wiseman, Author

Join us on Thursday November 10 at 7:00pm for an author talk with Christian Fiction writer, Beth Wiseman. Beth is the bestselling author of the Daughters of Promise series. In the fall of 2010, she started a new series of novels (Land of Canaan) when she released Seek Me With All Your Heart, which has been selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Novel of the Year. All of Ms. Wiseman’s books have held spots on the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Bestseller List and the Christian Book Association (CBA) Bestseller List. Her book, Plain Paradise was awarded the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the INSPY Award, and the Carol Award from the American Christian Fiction Writers. Her fictional love stories set within the Amish lifestyle are popular with many library patrons throughout Southern Alberta. Come and join her as she reads from her books and discusses her writings.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Videoconference: Genealogy Discovery Series

Dive into your past and unlock the secrets of your family tree with tips and tricks from Genealogist Penny Allen from Vulcan, AB. Join us Wednesday, November 9th at 10:00am for Genealogy Discovery Series. This session will take you through the latest technologies and online resources that genealogists use when researching family histories. Bring your questions and concerns for the question and answer period and be prepared to be inspired. This videoconference session is free and open to everyone.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Computer Bytes: Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

The holidays are fast approaching and many of us will want to gift our friends and family with handmade crafts. If you are looking for a new craft project, gift idea, or hobby to enjoy then you will want to come into the library for our next Computer Bytes session. Take part in learning all about the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center database on Monday November 7 at 12 Noon. This online resource is full of information and resources to help you learn a new skill, create a new piece of artwork, or explore a new interest. This session is open to everyone and is a free event.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Remembrance Day Movies - Fiction

Learn more about the significance of Remembrance Day and take the time to reflect on the sacrifices made by brave service women and men throughout the years. Movies inspiried by wartime are a great way to learn more about the complexities of war, and the Brooks Public Library has lots of great films for you to enjoy. This Remembrance Day, consider checking out one of these titles:

All Quiet on the Western Front
Apocalypse Now
The Hurt Locker
In Love and War
Saving Private Ryan

You can check out these, and lots of other great titles from the Brooks Public Library