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In Touch September 2012

Volume 19, Number 8

Just Desserts: An Evening with Kelley Armstrong Join us for an intimate evening with bestselling author Kelley Armstrong. Kelley will share her experiences as a successful author and take your questions. Stay for the Just Desserts auction and have your book signed. Sample the goodies and bid to take home your favourite. All funds raised will go to developing further program space at the Library. Cash bar. Tickets are $20 and will be available at the Library on September 4. Sponsored by Date: Saturday, October 20 Time: 8:00 pm Location: Teresa Sargent Hall at the Montrose Cultural Centre

Get Bitten! If you’re not already a fan, you will be! Kelley will read from her books, take questions and sign your copies. Registration required. To register, please call 780357-7455 or visit us online at www.gppl.ab.ca Date: Friday, October 19 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Rotary Community Room

Book Launch: The Piper of Shadonia by Linda Smith The Piper of Shadonia is a work of young adult fantasy that beautifully captures the struggle of a young man destined to free his country from foreign rule. Please join us as we celebrate the much-anticipated release of this final book by beloved local author and former GPPL children’s librarian Linda Smith. Refreshments will be served. Date: Saturday, September 29 Time: 2:00 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room

101, 9839 - 103 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta T8V 6M7 Phone: 780-532-3580 Fax: 780-538-4983 www.gppl.ab.ca


P RO G R A M S FOR A DULT S Club-Lecture Grande Prairie Envie d’échanger et de partager des moments sympas et conviviaux autour de vos lectures ? Les rencontres du Club-Lecture Grande Prairie, réservées également aux adultes et aux adolescents, sont prévues pour ça! Ces rencontres auront lieu tous les deux mois, le dernier jeudi du mois de 19 heures à 20 heures, au Centre de ressources de la langue française au rez-de-chaussée de la Bibliothèque municipale de Grande Prairie. Pour tout renseignement, s’adresser à Jackie au 780 357 7469. Pour notre prochaine rencontre, nous allons lire un livre de notre choix. Tout le monde est bienvenue. Date: Heure: Lieu:

le jeudi 27 septembre 19h - 20h Centre de ressources de la langue française

Prairie Tales 14 A showcase for some of the best recent work by Alberta’s media artists, Prairie Tales 14 treats viewers to an impressive range of genres and styles. Wednesday Lupypciw, one of the Prairie Tales writer-producers, will be available for discussion and questions. Date: Sunday, September 30 Time: 2:00 pm Location: Rotary Community Room

Author Visit: Wayne Arthurson Join us for an author reading and book signing with Wayne Arthurson, bestselling author of the Leo Desroches mysteries including Fall from Grace. Like his protagonist, Wayne is the son of Cree and French Canadian parents. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, a drummer in a rock band, and as a freelance journalist. When: Saturday, September 29 Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room

World Movie Night In July A sunny, award winning romantic comedy which will take you back to the just over summer days. Can love happen when you purchase an enchanted ring, guaranteed to help a shy Hamburg student teacher find his true love? In German with English subtitles (96 min)


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Wednesday, September 26 6:15 pm Rotary Community Room

Conversational English Club Come and practice your English conversational skills in a small group setting. Volunteer facilitators will guide you through some interesting topics such as food, shopping, job search, travel, Canadian current events, housing and more. No registration required - just drop in. Contact Kelly at 780-357-7471 for more information. Beginner Level Group Basic knowledge of English is required. Limited to 10 participants. Date: Wednesdays Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room Intermediate Level Group Intermediate knowledge of English is required. Limited to 10 participants. Dates: Wednesdays Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Location: Rotary Training Room

ESL Reading Circle Practise your English skills, read and talk about short stories. Group discussions for intermediate level learners. Limited to 15 people. No registration required just drop in. For more information contact Kelly at 780-357-7471. Date: Thursdays Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Location: Rotary Training Room

Downloading Audiobooks and eBooks with OverDrive and Freading Learn how to use OverDrive and Freading to download and transfer eBooks and audiobooks. If you own a laptop or a compatible device, you can bring them with you. Registration required. Participants will be contacted prior to the session to ensure that the program meets their needs. Register online or call 780-357-7469. Dates: Time: Location:

Thursdays, June 7 - December 27 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Rotary Training Room

Get Connected - Learn How to Use Online Research Tools Attend a one-on-one training session to learn how to use our online research tools: find authoritative articles for your research project, listen to newspapers


online, search for career information, look up automotive repair information, find “how-to” instructions and creative ideas in the areas of arts and crafts, etc. Registration is required. To register call 780-357-7469. Dates: Tuesdays Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Location: Tutoring Room

Internet for Seniors Learn how to use computers and the Internet in a friendly and slow-paced environment. The course includes computer and Internet basics, Internet searching and email. Limited to 6 participants. Register online or contact Kelly at 780-3577471. Dates: Fridays beginning September 14 Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Rotary Training Room

Local Government 101 Have you ever wondered how our City Council works? Do you know who to contact at the City? How do all levels of government work together? This informative session presented by Mayor Bill Given, will be of interest to everyone including young adults and students. Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Date: Sunday, September 23 Location: Rotary Community Room

Grande Knitters Both beginner and experienced knitters or crocheters are welcome. Bring your knitting needles or crochet hooks and some yarn. Date: Tuesday, September 11 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Rotary Training Room

Grande Readers Book Club The Grande Reader’s Book Club welcomes you to meet with us for friendly discussion on the 3rd Thursday of each month. We will be talking about our summer reads including David Copperfield by Charles Dickens and any one of the Miss Julia adventures by Ann B. Ross. Coffee is served. The discussion depends on you. All books are available through the Library or interlibrary loan. Date: Thursday, September 20 Time: 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm Location: Rotary Community Room

Arthritis Community Education Forum Open to all who have questions and need answers about arthritis. There will be a panel of medical and community experts to tell you about the latest research and


developments in the field of arthritis. They will take your questions and help you or your friends and family who have arthritis in any of its many forms. This workshop is made possible with the help of The United Way. Please register at www.gppl.ab.ca. Date: Wednesday, September 12 Time: 6:30 pm Location: Rotary Community Room

Decorating Your Home with Jody Reynolds of Clique Interiors We are pleased to have Jody Reynolds with us again this year. Bring your pictures of the trouble spot you just can’t seem to figure out. Do you have questions about colour, carpet or space? Jody is happy to help you out. Registration required. Register online or by calling 780-357-7464 Date: Thursday, September 27 Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Rotary Community Room

A Pinterest Primer Have you heard about Pinterest? Discover how to use this social media phenomenon from two self-proclaimed Pinterest addicts. We will discuss applications of pinning for home and business. Date: Tuesday, October 2 Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Location: Rotary Community Room

Songwriter’s Circle Meet with a group of local songwriters including musician Susan Picard. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned songwriter, you are invited to join. There will be time to jam and interact with others. Any genre of music writer is welcome. For more information, contact Susan at susanpicard@gmail.com Date: Sunday, September 30 Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Rotary Training Room

Cygnet Writers Shy about showing others your writing? Aspiring or published, all are welcome to join with others who love to write. Cygnet Writers meet on the first Tuesday of every month. For more information call Teresa at 780-832-3886 Date: Tuesday, September 4 Time: 7:30 pm Location: Rotary Training Room


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Tumbling T’s 10:30 am - 11:00 am Get Connected - Learn How to Use Online Research Tools 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Young Authors’ Club 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Library Closed - Labour Day

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Tumbling T’s 10:30 am - 11:00 am Get Connected - Learn How to Use Online Research Tools 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Grande Knitters 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Internet Basics for Job Seekers 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm PAWS For a Story 1:30 pm

Wiggle Waggle Fun 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

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Local Government 101 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Prairie Tales 14 2:00 pm Songwriter’s Circle 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get Connected - Learn How to Use Online Research Tools 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Arthritis Community 6:30 Conversational 7:00 pm -

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Music 10:15 am 11:00 am Baby Rhym 1:30 pm Conversationa 7:00 pm -

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Downloading Audiobooks & eBooks with OverDrive & Freading 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Tell Me Why 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm ESL Reading Circle 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Night Owls 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

English Club 8:45 pm

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Mother Goose on the Loose 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Learn How to Use Consumer Reports Online 10:30 am - 11:30 am Downloading Audiobooks & eBooks with OverDrive & Freading 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Tell Me Why 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm ESL Reading Circle 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm Night Owls 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Mother Goose on the Loose 10:30 am - 11:00 am Downloading Audiobooks & eBooks with OverDrive & Freading 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Tell Me Why 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Decorating Your Home 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Night Owls 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm ESL Reading Circle 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm French Language Book Club Club-Lecture Grande Prairie 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Super Saturdays 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Future Readers 10:30 am - 11:15 am Internet for Seniors 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Teen Advisory Board 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Future Readers 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Super Saturdays 10:30 am - 11:00 am

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Internet for Seniors 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Future Readers 10:30 am - 11:15 am Internet for Seniors 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Internet Basics for Job Seekers Looking for work? Do you need help in using the computer to find the job you need? This workshop will assist you in all the computer basics you will need to get you started. Resumes, cover letter, job searches, email addresses and more will be covered. These workshops are provided by the WorkPlace and made possible by the Government of Alberta. To register, please call 780-539-5477. Date: Monday, September 10 Time: 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm Location: Rotary Training Room

P RO G R A M S FO R CH ILDREN Programs in the Children’s Library are designated parented or unparented. Program registration is available online at www.gppl.ab.ca, by phone at 780357-7497 or in person at the Library. If you have registered for a program and are unable to attend, please alert the Library so that another patron may attend.

Preschool Drop-in Programs Wiggle Waggle Fun (parented) Children are encouraged to get their wiggle on with puppets, songs, musical instruments, dance, and stories. Drop-in program. Audience: 3 to 5 year olds. Maximum: 15 wigglers Dates: Time: Location:

Mondays, September 10 to December 10 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm Linda Smith Story Room

Tumbling T’s (parented) Tumblebooks, stories, rhymes, and finger-plays for toddlers and accompanying adults. Drop-in program. Audience: 2 and 3 year olds and caregivers. Maximum: 15 families. Dates: Tuesdays, September 4 to December 11 Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am Location: Linda Smith Story Room

Musical Tots (parented) Stories, songs, and musical activities for toddlers and adults. Drop-in program. Audience: 4 month to 2 year old children and caregivers. Maximum: 15 families Dates: Wednesdays, September 5 to December 12 Times: 10:15 am - 10:45 am OR 11:00 am - 11:30 am Location: Linda Smith Story Room

Baby Rhyme Thyme (parented) Attention new parents! Come to Baby Rhyme Thyme to learn engaging stories, rhymes, and games to play with your babies. The variety of pre-literacy


activities in this group program will stimulate your baby’s mental and social development. Drop-in program. Audience: Pre-walking babies and caregivers. Maximum: 15 babes-in-arms Dates: Wednesdays, September 5 to December 12 Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room

Mother Goose on the Loose (parented) Stories, songs, action and finger rhymes for toddlers and grown-ups. Drop-in program. Audience: 1.5 to 3 year old children and caregivers. Maximum: 15 families Dates: Thursdays, September 6 to December 13 (no program September 20) Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am Location: Linda Smith Story Room

Tell Me Why (unparented) Children will learn about the world around them by participating in games and activities and listening to stories and simple information books. Drop-in program. Audience: 3 to 4 year olds. Maximum: 12 learners Dates: Thursdays, September 6 to December 13 (no program September 20) Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Linda Smith Story Room

Future Readers (unparented) Preschoolers can have fun while developing six pre-reading skills: I like books; I see letters; I hear words; I know words; I see words; I can tell a story! This is a 6 week developmental program, where each class builds upon the last. Please register and plan to attend every week. Registration required. Audience: 4 to 5 year olds. Maximum: 15 future readers Dates:

Fridays, September 7 to October 19 (no program September 21) OR November 2 to December 7 Time: 10:30 am - 11:15 am Location: Linda Smith Story Room

Super Saturdays (parented) Drop in for repeats of Musical Tots or Mother Goose on the Loose on Saturdays! Hear stories, rhymes, and songs as a family. Drop-in program. Audience: 4 month to 3 year olds and caregivers. Maximum: 15 families Dates: Saturdays, September 8 to December 15 Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am Location: Linda Smith Story Room


P RO G R A M S FOR KIDS PAWS for a Story Corky loves stories! Children ages 5 to 8 are invited to read a story to this gentle Golden Retriever. Reading to a therapy dog can enhance literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Each child will have a 15 minute one-on-one session with Corky and her handler, Kianna. Registration required. Audience: 5 to 8 year old children. Maximum: 4 Dog lovers Date: Sunday, September 9 Time: 1:30 pm Location: Sky Story Room

F AMI L Y P R O G R A MS Night Owls (parented) Come in your pajamas and bring your favourite stuffed animal for a half hour of bedtime stories. Drop-in program. Audience: Families of all ages. Maximum: 30 sleepyheads Dates: Thursdays, September 6 to December 13 Time: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Sky Story Room

presents: Mary Lambert Celebrate Alberta Culture Days with this fun, interactive concert for families of all ages! Drop-in program. Audience: families of all ages. Maximum: 50 families. Date: Saturday, September 29 Times: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm OR 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Rotary Community Room

P RO G R A M S FOR YO UN G A DULT S Teen Advisory Board The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is a group for teens ages 12 to 18 to suggest and plan teen programs, find creative ways to share favourite books and movies, and share ideas on how to make the library a better place for teens. New members are always welcome! Questions about the TAB? Contact Hayley at hdolman@gppl.ab.ca or 780-3577457. Dates:

2nd and 4th Fridays of every month (September 14, no meeting September 28) Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Location: Rotary Community Room


Young Authors’ Club Do you love to write? Join this teen writing club to develop your creative writing skills, share your work, and meet other young writers! Date: 1st Tuesday of every month (September 4) Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Location: Rotary Training Room

Library Tours for Grades 7-12 The Library is pleased to offer tours for grade 7 to 12 classes. A tour of the Library introduces students to Library services and is a great way to generate enthusiasm about reading and doing research. Contact Hayley at hdolman@gppl.ab.ca or 780-357-7457 for more information or to reserve a time for your class.

Class Visits: Research Instruction The Library subscribes to online databases that provide reliable information for students’ research. Our presentation covers how to use these tools to find information from reference materials and scholarly journals. Presentations are geared towards high school students (grades 10-12) and give students a hands-on experience. Contact Hayley at hdolman@gppl.ab.ca or 780-357-7457 for more information or to reserve a time for your class.

A UT H O R K E L L E Y A RMST RON G VISITS GPPL ! Writing Workshops Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from this successful and award winning author! Registration is required. Visit our website at www.gppl.ab.ca for more information and to register.

Story Storming (Grades 4-6) Date: Saturday, October 20 Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Rotary Community Room

Getting it in Writing (Grades 7 – 12) Date: Saturday, October 20 Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Rotary Community Room

Thickening the Plot (Adult) Date: Sunday, October 21 Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Location: Rotary Community Room


STA F F PI CKS

From Hayley - Technical Services Little Princes by Conor Grennan Little Princes is a true story of families and children, and what one person is capable of when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds. At turns tragic, joyful, and hilarious, Little Princes is a testament to the power of faith and the ability of love to carry us beyond our wildest expectations. Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah This absorbing account by a young man who, as a boy of 12, gets swept up in Sierra Leone’s civil war goes beyond even the best journalistic efforts in revealing the life and mind of a child abducted into the horrors of warfare. Beah’s harrowing journey transforms him overnight from a child enthralled by American hip-hop music and dance to an internal refugee bereft of family, wandering from village to village in a country grown deeply divided by the indiscriminate atrocities of unruly, sociopathic rebel and army forces. The Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland In this gripping and heartbreaking true story, Mariatu shares with readers the details of her brutal attack, its aftermath and her eventual arrival in Toronto. There she began to pull together the pieces of her broken life with courage, astonishing resilience and hope.

LIBRA RY H O URS: Monday to Thursday

10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm The Library will be closed: September 3 - Labour Day

In Touch - September 2012  

Monthly listing of programs, events and services for the Grande Prairie Public Library

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