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Magazine lovers rejoice! Available January 2018. Find in this issue: Learn About………………...2 Phelps Family Literacy Day...3
March Break………………...4 Meridian Comic Book Day.....6
Library Clubs & Meetings
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Kids & Teens……..7 Adults……………..10
Needlecrafters Club Saturday, January 13 @ 2 PM
Check out Knitscene on Flipster in January!
Fireplace Lounge | Free | Register now Whether you knit or crochet, or do other needlework, please join us at this monthly gathering to share your projects with others. Beginners to experts are welcome. We’ll discuss future meetings too!
Programs, Workshops, Speakers………………….…11 Drop-in Story Times……….14 Movies @ GPL……………...15 Library Information………...16
Our website has information about all of our programs, collections and services. Visit www.grimsby.ca/library and start exploring!
MEMBERS Meet... Norm
can remember taking out my first books at the library when I was a child, and the thrill of finding new words and worlds between the pages. Today, I love my bicycle & kayak, the Bruce Trail, Lake Ontario, and the Library; all get my attention these days. As a senior in Grimsby I think our Library offers a world of learning, discovery and excitement. The dedicated and caring staff are ready each day to help patrons with whatever they need, whether itâ€™s books, movies, online resources, or their favourite daily newspaper! I encourage all Grimsby residents to enjoy and learn what our modern Library offers to an open, curious and inquisitive mind.
Go to our website for more info: Services > Grimsby Grows Seed Library
The Grimsby Grows Seed Library is a free community seed lending program that encourages the community to grow their own food. Pick up some packs of quality heirloom vegetable seeds in the spring, take them home to grow fresh produce all summer, then harvest and return seeds in the fall. Check it out!
JOIN US AT Seedy SATURDAY Saturday, February 10
Three sessions a year of weekly classes featuring seasonal stories, songs, rhymes, crafts, and learning activities for different age groups. See the schedule on our website:
Programs & Events > Preschool 2
Wellandport Community Centre 5042 Canborough Rd., Wellandport 11 AM - 4 PM | All Ages | $3 entry Get your 2018 garden off to a great start by attending Niagara Seedy Saturday. The Grimsby Grows Seed Library will be there with other interesting vendors and non-profits.
Saturday, January 27 Come on down to GPLâ€™s 5th annual 2 - 4 PM Phelps Homes Family Literacy Day! Obstacle Course!
Family Literacy Day encourages parents to explore play-based literacy activities to share with kids at home. Weâ€™ll have all the fun activities shown here & more! Thanks to Phelps Homes Ltd. for supporting this Library event!
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Author Readings with Lacey!
►Team T & J Show Monday, March 12 10:30 AM | Centre Space Suitable for Ages 2 - 10
All attendees 2 years + older require a ticket.
Experience TEAM T&J’s live show! Kids will enjoy this interactive journey of exploration, creativity and participation that encourages kids to see and feel what it means to STICK2GETHER!
►Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo Tuesday, March 13 10:30 AM | Centre Space Suitable for Ages 4 - 12 All attendees 2 years & older require a ticket.
This awesome presentation includes 8 -12 animals including amphibians, arachnids, lizards, turtles, tortoises, a small crocodilian and a large snake.
$3 ►Percussion Party with the WomEnchant Drumming Circle Thursday, March 15
10:30 am | Centre Space Ages 4 & Up | FREE Register starting Jan 27 (30 spots)
Kids will hear djembe drumming and a mixture of percussion instruments. Better yet, they'll get to play along, too!
Wednesday, March 14 10:30 AM | Centre Space Suitable for Ages 4 - 12 All attendees 2 years & older require a ticket. Dinosaur lovers will be very excited to see Club Rex! Have a hands-on museum experience without ever leaving town. This presentation is best suited for junior paleontologists aged 4+.
►Craig Douglas: Comic Juggler Friday, March 16 10:30 AM | Centre Space Suitable for Ages 3 – 12 All attendees 2 years & older require a ticket.
Join Craig the Comic Juggler for a fun, entertaining, and high energy show at the Library. Get ready to laugh!
►Get Ready to Drive!
►Electronic Music Workshop
Monday, March 12 4:30 - 6:30 PM | Studio Suitable for Ages 15+
Wednesday, March 14 2 - 4 PM | Story Time Room Suitable for Ages 10 - 14 | FREE
Register starting Jan 27 (20 spots)
Register starting Jan 27 (6 spots only!)
A FREE two hour course presented by the experts at AAPEX Driving Academy. Learn what you need to know to be successful on the G1 written exam!
Learn how to make electronic music using electronic and acoustic source material. Put together a basic composition using digital multi-tracking. No experience necessary.
A full week of fantastically fun programs for kids & teens! Registration opens and tickets go on sale for March Break programs on Saturday, January 27 (Phelps Homes Family Literacy Day, see p3).
►Babysitting Course Saturday, March 10 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM Studio | Ages 11+ Registration now open
2 PM | Fireplace Lounge | 45 - 60 minutes Register starting Jan 27 (20 spots each) ►Handheld Digestive System Monday, March 12 at 2 PM | Ages 10 - 12 Create a digestive system that you can see and hold. From the mouth to the stomach and intestines, follow the process of digestion & nutrient absorption.
Learn all you need to know & receive a certificate. Please bring a nut-free lunch & snack to this all day program. Register at firstaidclinics.ca or call 1-888-406-9117.
►Arduino Action Tuesday, March 13 2 PM | Fireplace Lounge
Ages 8 + | Free
Wednesday, March 14 at 2 PM | Ages 8 - 12
Register starting Jan 2 (10 spots)
Examine simple machines by incorporating levers, wheels, axles, pulleys, gears and inclined planes in a playful environment.
►Red Cabbage pH + Polymers Thursday, March 15 at 2 pm | Ages 8 - 12 Discover the wonders of pH levels using red cabbage & polymer science using a superabsorbent polymer found in diapers.
►Archimedes Screw Friday, March 16 at 2 PM | Ages 8 - 12 Kids use household supplies to build their own Archimedes screw! *Allergy notices: Oatmeal (Mar 12) | Red Cabbage (Mar 15)
Kids use simple micro-computer programming in an easy to understand, guided session.
►March Break Chess Tuesday, March 13 2 - 4 pm | Story Time Room Suitable for Ages 9 - 18 Register starting Jan 27 | Free Learn more about this ancient game of strategy before playing a few games. Prerequisite: knowledge of the basic chess moves.
Saturday, April 21
Casey Parsons has been drawing since he could hold a pencil. An Incredible Hulk fan as a kid, Casey has a Visual Arts degree from McMaster and an Illustration degree from Sheridan. He’s worked as an art teacher and a fine artist. Since reopening Comic 1 Books in Stoney Creek with his partners, Casey has focused on creating comic art again.
FEATURING... RAFFLE PRIZES MIKE COPE OF COPETOONS
Join Casey at our annual Meridian Comic Book Day this year at the GPL as he leads 2 free workshops, sketching as he goes!
Register starting January 27 (20 spots each) ►Comics Are For Everyone
1:30 – 2 PM | Fireplace Lounge | Ages 8 - Adult | Free Let your imagination create any kind of superhero. Embrace diversity and inclusiveness in the comic world.
►The Magic of Comic Book Storytelling
2:30 – 3 PM | Fireplace Lounge | Ages 8 - Adult | Free Learn how comics are made and how the pictures and words add layers of meaning. Psst… learn how comics can help develop super reading powers, too.
SUPER-COOL FAMILY FUN!
Clubs & meetings for kids & teens January 17 February 7 + 21 March 7 + 21 April 4 + 18
January 10 + 24 February 14 + 28 March 28 April 11 + 25
3:45 - 4:45 PM | Free Age 6+ | Drop-in | Studio
3:45 - 4:45 PM Age 8+ | Studio | Free Register Jan 2 (16 spots)
Let your imagination go wild & build with friends in Lego Club. Inventing, designing and creating Lego structures is tons of fun, and can help develop important critical thinking skills, too!
Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. See http://scratch.mit.edu.
Scratch is a programming language used to create interactive stories, games and animations. Kids will learn new skills and get creative by designing coding projects together.
*Replacing Tinker Space for time being.
Thursdays | Drop-in 7 PM | Ages 10- 18 Teen Area | Free We’ve got cards, chess, Cranium, and Sorry. Play board games every Thursday night with friends! We’ll have a teen volunteer here to get you started. Bring your favourite board game if you like!
Tuesdays | Drop-in 6:30 - 7:30 PM | Free Children’s Area Kids & teens can read stories to the gentle and super cute Therapy Tails dogs every Tuesday night. It’s woof-tastic!
4:30 PM | Studio | Register now 15 spots | 10 books available | Free Teens can get together and talk books! Pick up a copy at the Library & read before the meeting. Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake Monday, February 12
by Lisa Genova Monday, March 19
February 5 & April 2 @ 5:30 - 7:30 PM Register now^ & *March 13 @ 2 PM
Ages 8+ | Free | 10 spots each Kids use simple micro-computer programming in an easy to understand, guided session. Explore the interaction of simple electronics, programming, and making things react at your command! *Part of March Break fun! See page 4 & 5 for registration info.
Thursdays | Drop-in 6:30 - 7:30 PM | Ages 8+ Centre Space | Free Snap Circuits makes learning electronics fun. Build exciting projects, such as radios, digital voice recorders, burglar alarms, and much more!
Thursday, April 19 7 PM | Studio | Free | For Teens Performers can register now Have some fun performing in a casual setting, watching other performers, or just enjoying some coffee and snacks. If you’d like to perform your poetry, stand-up comedy, music or dancing, please register in advance by calling 905.945.5142.
Find here all of our major events for the winter 2018 season. Browse this newsletter to find out more about them, and about other regular, year-long programming.
08 Heartfulness Meditation sessions begin - More dates (p11)
11 Essential Oils 101 Workshop (p11)
13 Needlecrafters Club Meeting (p1)
16 What to Eat: Health Seminar Series begins - More dates (p11)
18 Drop-in Story Time: Things that Go! (p14)
Story Time Room
18 McNally Book Review & Ted Talk Showing (p12)
19 PA Day Movie Showing: Despicable Me (p15)
22 Birthday Card Workshop (p14)
24 Eric Walters: Author Visit (p12)
25 Teen Movie Night: Lego Ninjago (p15)
26 Grimsby Film Series: Tulip Fever (p15)
2 - 4 PM
Story Time Room
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
11 Int. Day of Women & Girls in Science: Movie (p14)
15 Life with a New Baby: Adjusting to Parenthood (p13)
16 PA Day Movie Showing: Coco (p15)
22 Drop-in Story Time: Winter Fun! (p14)
Story Time Room
22 Teen Movie Night: Blade Runner - 2049 (p15)
27 Phelps Family Literacy Day (p3)
Program Name 10 Valentineâ€™s Day Card Making Workshop (p14) 10 CPR Course (p14)
23 Grimsby Film Series: Loving Vincent (p15)
Tech Savvy Teens Library Clubs & Meetings for Kids & Teens are on the previous page! Get dates & times for Lego Club, Scratch Coding, Arduino Action, Teen Book Club, Therapy Tails & Snap Circuits. 8
Tuesdays 3:45 - 4:45 PM Saturdays 10 - 11 AM Drop-in at the times above for one-on-one tech help with our teen volunteers. They can help you figure out your phones, tablets & more!
Library Clubs & Meetings for Adults are on the next page! Get dates & times for Cookbook Club, Grimsby Author Series Book Club, Non-fiction Book Club, and Genealogy Club. Check out details for our monthly Monday Matinees on page 15.
05 Loose Leaf Tea Tasting (p11)
06 Introduction to Herbal Medicine (p11)
01 Life with a New Baby: Emotional Health after Pregnancy (p13) 01 McNally Movie Showing & Discussion (p12)
Activities run March 10 - March 16 (p4-5) 20 Teen Movie Night: Thor - Ragnorak (p15)
22 Catherine Graham: Author Visit (p12)
28 Financial Series: Being in Financial Transition (p13)
Story Time Room
05 Grimsby Beach Talk (p13)
06 Grimsby Film Series: Goodbye Christopher Robin (p15)
10 Greeting Cards Workshop (p14)
18 National Canadian Film Day: Long Time Running (p14)
19 Drop-in Story Time: Iâ€™m Hungry (p14)
Story Time Room
19 Teen Movie Night: Justice League (p15)
1 - 4 PM
25 Financial Series: Being an Executor (p13)
26 Vegetable Gardening in Containers (p11)
29 Drop-in Story Time: On the Farm (p14) 29 Photo Editing Workshop (p13) 31 Drones: Flying into the Future (p13)
Program Name 02 Easter Movie Showing: Peter Rabbit (p15)
19 Open Mic Night (p7) 21 Meridian Comic Book Day (p6)
Clubs & meetings for adults ►Asian Cooking
7 PM | Free | Story Time Room Register now (10 spots each)
Monday, January 29 Try and share recipes from all over Asia and the Middle East.
Try recipes on the theme before the meeting, then bring your stories, tips & tricks to share with friends. Small food samples welcome, but not mandatory!
►Vegetarian Monday, March 26 What’s your favourite vegetarian or vegan recipe?
Monday, February 26
Monday, April 30
Everything from traditional yeast breads, to flat breads, buns & more.
Crunch! We’ll toss around different ideas for delicious salads.
Revera’s Maplecrest Village Downstairs | 7 PM 85 Main St. East, Grimsby 15 spots | 10 books available (per meeting) A special program in support of the Grimsby Author Series.
All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai Wednesday, January 10 Registration now open
10:30 AM | Free | Fireplace Lounge Wednesdays | Drop-in ►January 17 ►March 21 ►February 21 ►April 18 Get support in your search efforts, exchange resources with fellow ancestry buffs, share information, and tell your family story to friends. Join the Genealogy Club at the Library and build that family tree!
Blackfly Season Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson by Giles Blunt Wednesday, April 18 Wednesday, February 7 Register starting December 27
Register starting March 7
7 PM | Studio | Register now 15 spots | 10 books available A Perfect Gentleman by Imran Ahmad Wednesday, February 28
The Juggler’s Children By Carolyn Abraham Wednesday, March 28
The Grimsby Public Library offers a diverse range of programming for people of all ages.
Healthy Living ►Essential Oils 101 Thursday, January 11 7 PM | Fireplace Lounge | For Adults Register now (20 spots) | Free Learn about essential oils and their properties, including the top ten most popular oils & their safe use. Join award winning, registered Holistic Nutritionist, Breanne Mifflin R.H.N., NNCP, and Amanda Waltz, an artist, mother and essential oil advocate.
►Loose Leaf Tea Tasting Monday, March 5 7 PM | Fireplace Lounge | Free For Adults | Register now (20 spots) Join Stacy Heidman, Independent Consultant with Steeped Tea, to learn about the many different varieties of tea. Sign up and bring a friend to enjoy a cup, and get the chance to win a giveaway!
►Growing Veggies in Containers Thursday, April 26 7 PM | Fireplace Lounge | Free For Adults | Register (30 spots) Wendy Fletcher will show you how to grow a wide variety of vegetables and herbs in containers, and how to keep your garden attractive and aesthetically-pleasing. The Grimsby Grows Seed Library will provide free tomato seedlings to take home.
►What to Eat Health Workshops Tuesdays | Fireplace Lounge 6 PM | Register now (30 spots) | Free For Adults | ►Jan 16, 23, 30, & Feb 6 Done with dieting? This free, four-part series from Monika of Grimsby Medical Associates will show you how to build healthy eating habits and control your weight for the long-term. Learn about portions, balance, carbs, protein, fats, snacking, mindless and social eating, and more.
►Introduction to Herbal Medicine Tuesday, March 6 7 PM | Fireplace Lounge | Free For Adults | Register (20 spots) You may be surprised at the helpful herbs that are right under your nose! As a practitioner of herbal medicine, Elizabeth Boyd will discuss the healing properties of some common plants. Learn how to prepare them so you can start making preparations from your own backyard.
►Heartfulness Meditation Mondays | Studio 7 PM | Ages 16+ | Free Register now (25 spots) ►January 8 ►February 12 ► March 12 ►April 9 Join us once a month for meditation and reading sessions to help reduce stress, and stay balanced in body, mind and soul.
Eric Walters Wednesday, January 24
7 PM | Refreshments @ 6:30 PM | FREE
Thursday, March 22
Centre Space | For kids grades 1 - 6 | Drop-in
7 PM | Fireplace Lounge | Free For Adults | Register now (30 spots) Join Ontario author Catherine Graham, as she speaks about her new book Quarry. Set in southern Ontario during the 1980’s, it is as layered as the open-pit mine for which it is named. Only child Caitlin Maharg lives with her parents beside a water-filled limestone quarry, but her idyllic upbringing collapses when she learns her mother is dying. Catherine Graham teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies, and is the awardwinning author of six poetry collections.
The Grimsby Public Library and Park Public School Council are excited to welcome acclaimed children's author Eric Walters to speak about his books and career. The evening will include books for purchase and a book signing. Eric has 93 novels and picture books published, so keen readers & emerging writers won't want to miss this author visit!
McNally Programs Death, Something to Talk About is an ongoing initiative of McNally House Hospice that encourages public conversation about death, dying, grief, and loss. As a community partner we help by offering regular programming that destigmatizes the subject by empowering and educating the community and bringing these conversations to light.
►McNally Book Review & Ted Talk
Check out a book bundle next time you visit the Library. Inside you’ll find 3 titles relating to the subjects of death, grief, and loss.
Thursday, January 18
6:30 PM | Fireplace Lounge For Adults | Drop-in | Free Read When Breath Becomes Air and then join us for a discussion of the book and a viewing of the Ted Talk What Makes Life Worth Living in the Face of Death. 12
►McNally Movie & Discussion Thursday, March 1
6:30 PM | Studio | Free For Adults | Drop-in Join McNally House at the Grimsby Library for a Movie and Discussion. We’ll be showing Captain Fantastic.
Info Sessions ►Financial Series Fireplace Lounge | Free For Adults | Register now (12 spots each) Join Lance Wiebe of Desjardins Financial Security.
►Being in Financial Transition Wednesday, March 28 @ 7 PM
►Life With a New Baby
Get easy-to-understand financial advice and learn the steps to financial transition success!
►Being an Executor Wednesday, April 25 @ 7 PM
Learn about an executor's obligations to the beneficiaries and creditors of an estate.
►Grimsby Beach Talk Thursday, April 5 @ 7 PM Fireplace Lounge | For Adults Register now (20 spots) | Free Learn about Grimsby Beach with local historian, John Allan. From its early days as “The Chautauqua of the North," and an amusement park, to its current revival, Grimsby Beach is a local historical treasure with many fascinating stories.
Technology ►Photo Editing Basics with Pixlr Thursday, March 29 7 PM | Fireplace Lounge | For Adults Register now (10 spots) | Free Learn the basics of digital photo editing using Pixlr, a free online application. Learn how to crop, re-size, and adjust the colour/contrast, as well a few fancier tricks. Bring your own laptop to follow along or use one of the Library’s Chromebook laptops. Skill Prerequisites: Intermediate computer skills
Studio | Free | For Adults Register now (20 spots each) ►Adjusting to Parenthood Thursday, February 15 @ 2 PM Learn practical tips for how to get proper nutrition, build an adequate support system, set realistic goals, and make time for yourself.
►Emotional Health After Pregnancy Thursday, March 1 @ 2 PM Identify signs of depression during and post pregnancy. Find out how and where to get help, and connect and share experiences with other new parents.
►Drones: Flying Into the Future Saturday, March 31 10:30 AM | Fireplace Lounge All Ages | Register now (25 spots) | Free Learn all about drones, and how they can be utilized constructively for a variety of applications. Join drone enthusiast Larry Arbuckle as he explains technical considerations, rules and regulations, insurance, drone racing, drone photography, and more. Stick around, too, for a (weather dependant) outdoor demonstration of a drone in action!
Drop-in Story Times Story Time Room | FREE | 6:30 - 7:15 PM | Drop-in | Ages 2 - 5
►Things that go!
►On the Farm
Thursday, Jan 18
Thursday, Feb 22
Thursday, Mar 29
Thursday, Apr 19
Zoom by digger, car, airplane or train to the GPL for this story time.
Snowmen, toboggans and hot chocolate. Bundle up for snowfilled fun! Brrr….
Cows and horses and chickens, oh my! Stories all about your favourite animals.
Families can gobble up some great books about food. Yummy!
Card Making Wo r k s h o p s with Stacy Heidman Register now (12 spots each) Stacy Heidman, of Paper Creations, will show you how to create your very own cards! Learn straight forward, but crafty techniques. All materials and tools will be provided for 3 cards per program.
For kids ►Valentine’s Day | Ages 6+
$5 per person for each session
Saturday, Feb 10 @ 10 AM | Story Time Room Kids can show their love for friends or family by making them a handmade card.
For Teens/Adults ►Birthday Cards | Ages 16+ Monday, Jan 22 @ 7 PM | Lounge Give your friends and family the gift of a beautifully made card for their birthday.
►Greeting Cards | Ages 16+ Tuesday, April 10 @ 7 PM | Lounge Learn how to make perfect cards for any occasion!
Saturday, February 10 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Studio Teens 12+ | Register now (15 spots) | $50 This Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Level C course, with an expert instructor from the First Aid Clinics of Canada, covers correct CPR procedures. Register at firstaidclinics.ca or by calling 1-888-406-9117. All participants must have a valid email address to receive electronic certification cards.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science Sunday, February 11 @ 2 PM | Free | Drop-in | PG The United Nations General Assembly adopted Feb 11 as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Celebrate with us & watch the movie Hidden Figures.
N a t ion a l C an ad ian Film Day Wednesday, April 18 @ 7 PM Studio | Free | Drop-in | PG Join us to celebrate the work of iconic Canadian band, The Tragically Hip.
Titles are subject to change. Stay tuned!
*Grimsby Film Series is held in partnership with the Grimsby Public Art Gallery
Friday, January 19 (PA Day Movie for Kids) 10:30 AM | Lounge Drop-in | FREE | Ages 4+
Thursday, January 25 (Teen Movie Night) 6:30 PM | Lounge Drop-in | Free | PG
Friday, January 26 (Grimsby Film Series) 7 PM | Lounge | Adults Drop-in | $5 at Door
Monday, January 29 (Monday Matinee) 2 PM | Studio | Adults Drop-in | Free
Friday, February 16 (PA Day Movie for Kids) 10:30 AM | Lounge Drop-in | FREE | Ages 4+
Thursday, February 22 (Teen Movie Night) 6:30 PM | Studio Drop-in | Free | 14A
Friday, February 23 (Grimsby Film Series) 7 PM | Lounge | Adults Drop-in | $5 at Door
Monday, February 26 (Monday Matinee) 2 PM | Studio | Adults Drop-in | Free
Monday, March 26 (Monday Matinee) 2 PM | Studio | Adults Drop-in | Free
Monday, April 2 (Easter Movie for Kids) 10:30 AM | Lounge Drop-in | FREE | Ages 4+
Friday, April 6 (Grimsby Film Series) 7 PM | Lounge | Adults Drop-in | $5 at Door
Tuesday, March 20 (Teen Movie Night) 6:30 PM | Lounge Drop-in | Free | PG
AND DONâ€™T MISS
Thursday, April 19 (Teen Movie Night) 6:30 PM | Lounge Drop-in | Free | PG
Monday, April 23 (Monday Matinee) 2 PM | Studio | Adults Drop-in | Free
We need teen and adult volunteers to help out at events all year round.
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