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Booked In March 2014 Programs and Events




General Information Hours of Operation Monday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday: 10:00am to 8:00pm Wednesday: 10:00am to 8:00pm Thursday: 10:00am to 8:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Contact Information Phone: 403-362-2947 Fax: 403-362-8111 Email: Website:

The Brooks Public Library will be closed Monday March 10 for a Professional Development day. We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday March 11, 2014. Did you know that you can use your library card to check out, download, and keep the most popular magazines in North America? Zinio is your library source. For more information check out our website at or ask one of our friendly staff members at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

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Special Events

Brooks Public Library

Spring Carnival

Volunteers Needed The Brooks Public Library is looking for volunteers of all ages for our Spring Carnival, happening Saturday April 12, 2014. If you are interested in helping out with this fun community event please speak to our program coordinator, email, or fill out a volunteer application form available at the Circulation desk. 3

Children’s Programs Tales for Tots

Every Wednesday and Friday Morning 10:30 am to 11:00 am Tales for Tots is a fantasy themed literacy program that incorporates sparkling stories and imaginative sing-alongs with interactive movement, for children ages four and under. Sign up or drop in. All ages are welcome.

Wii for Tweens

Thursday After School 3:45pm to 5:00pm Calling all gamers! Come in and enjoy playing the coolest multi player games the Wii has to offer. Looking for more to do? We also have board games available to play. Wii Game Day is a free program for kids ages 7 to 12 and we supply snacks for all tween gamers.

Super Saturday: Dr. Seuss Saturday March 8 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Kids ages seven to twelve are invited to join uss for a morning filled with zany fun. Come and enjoy the stories of Dr. Seuss, as well as some Seuss themed games, crafts, and treats. Sign up or drop in to this free event. 4

Children’s Programs Book Bugs

Saturday March 15, and 29 10:30am to 11:00am Book bugs is an educational literacy program for children venturing into preschool and kindergarten. Reading, singing and learning can be fun! Sign up or drop in. All ages are welcome. For more information about this event please give us a call at 403-362-2947.

Check Out Our Videogames

You can now check out Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, XBox 360, and XBox One games. Check out up to ten games for two weeks and have fun being a part of your own story. 5

March 2 Sunday






Library Board Meeting @ 5:00pm



Computers for Beginners @ 10:15am


Computers for Beginners @ 10:15am

Library Professional Development Day LIBRARY CLOSED


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Computers for Beginners @ 10:15am


Computers for Beginners @ 10:15am



Tales for Tots Adoption an @ 12:00 Noo


Tales for Tots Guys Night O Night @ 7:00p


Tales for Tots Teen Advisor @ 6:30pm


Tales for Tots

Ladies Night Movies @ the Library: Chi and Makeup @ 6:30pm

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Wii for Tweens @ 3:45pm

Magic: the Gathering in the Library @ 6:00pm


Wii for Tweens @ 3:45pm Magic: the Gathering in the Library @ 6:00pm


Wii for Tweens @ 3:45pm


Tales for Tots @ 10:30am Women Inspiring Change! With keynote speaker Lauryn Oates @ 11:15am


Tales for Tots @ 10:30am Teen Scary Movie Night @ 6:00pm

Wii for Tweens @ 3:45pm Magic: the Gathering in the Library @ 6:00pm

Homework Help @ 1:00pm Super Saturday: Dr. Seuss @ 2:00pm


Book Bugs @ 10:30am Homework Help @ 1:00pm





Tales for Tots @ 10:30am

Magic: the Gathering in the Library @ 6:00pm



Tales for Tots @ 10:30am

Homework Help @ 1:00pm

Book Bugs @ 10:30am

Homework Help @ 1:00pm

Teen Programs Magic: the Gathering in the Library Thursday Nights 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Grab your deck, then drop in and play Magic: the Gathering with other local players,, or come in and practice your skills with our experts Jessica and Ryan. For teens and adults, drop ins welcome, no cost.

Homework Help

Saturday Afternoons 1:00pm to 2:30pm Homework Help offers free one-to-one tutoring to students from Grades 7 to 12. Students can sign up at the Brooks Public Library, or at BCIS to get help from volunteers. In Partnership with Brooks and County Immigration Services

Teen Advisory Board Wednesday March 19 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Come into the library for free food and drinks, and help us decide which books, CDs, DVDs, and video games to buy, teen programs to run, and much more. Open to all teens ages 13 to 17. Call 403-362-2947, or email for more information. 8

Teen Programs Teen Scary Movie Night: Paranormal Activity Friday March 14 6:00 to 8:00pm

Enjoy free movies at the Brooks Public Library! After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban ‘starter’ tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a nightly presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep - or at least try to . . . Teens 13 years old need a signed permission form from a parent or guardian. Pick yours up today in the Teen section. Doors open from 5:45pm to 6:10pm. FREE snacks and drinks for all teens. Brought to you by the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta (CFSEA).


Adult Programs Computers for Beginners Tuesdays, March 4 to 25 10:15am to 12:00 Noon

If you, or someone you know, needs basic p computer skills, help using the internet, or help figuring out your e-mail, these classes are for you! For more information please call us at 403-362-2947.

Law @ Lunch: Adoption and Law Wednesday March 5 12:00 Noon to 1:30pm

This presentation provides an overview of legal aspects of adoption, including: The adoption process, evidence upon which courts base adoption decisions, rules around confidentiality and disclosure of records, and more. Presented by the RISE Videoconference Network

Women Inspiring Change! With keynote speaker Lauryn Oates Friday March 7 11:15am to 1:00pm

Join us on International Women’s Day for a discussion on how women at any age can w make an impact that lasts a lifetime, and how women around the world are contributing to the achievement of The United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Presented by the RISE Videoconference Network 10

Adult Programs Guys Night Out: Poker Night Wednesday March 12 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Get your buddies together and come in for a fun night of Poker at the Brooks Public Library. Expert, beginner or somewhere in between, all are welcome. Pre-registration is required. Cost Recovery Fee: $5.00. Must be 18 years and up to attend.


Tuesday March 25 6:30pm to 8:00pm This feature documentary follows Canadian actress Babz Chula to Kerala, India, where she is to undergo treatment by a renowned Ayurvedic healer in an effort to manage her 6-year ear battle with cancer. Presented by the National Film Board of Canada

Ladies Night Out: Hair and Makeup Wednesday March 26 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The ladies from Cosmos Hair Studio will be here to give some tips and tricks for the perfect hair and make-up go go from day to night. Enjoy free snacks and drinks and have fun learning about the latest trends in fashion. Cost Recovery Fee: $5.00. Must be 18 years and up to attend. 11

In the Gallery

Design for Performance Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition

Images courtesy of AFFTA

This edition of Booked In published February 2014 All program dates and times subject to change without notice.

Brooks Public Library 420 First Avenue West Brooks, Alberta

Printing of this issue generously sponsored by the Brooks Bulletin. The Brooks Public Library is a proud member of the Shortgrass Library System.

March 2014