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General Information Hours of Operation Monday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday: 10:00am to 8:00pm Wednesday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

The Library will be closed Tuesday January 1 for the New Year’s holiday, reopening on Wednesday January 2.

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:

Did you know that the library loans out eReaders? You can pick up and take home your choice of a Sony eReader or Kobo eReader. For more information please speak to the staff at the Circulation Desk.

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Special Events

YOUR LIBRARY, YOUR VOICE. Saturday January 19 10:00am to 5:00pm

Help the library respond to our community needs and choose our future direction. Join us all day for world cafe style questions, fun activities, and free food. You can also take part online at


Children’s Programs Tales for Tots

Wednesdays, January 16 to February 20 10:15am to 10:45am Fridays, January 18 to February 22 2:30pm to 3:00pm Tales for Tots is our popular early literacy education program that incorporates stories and activities for preschool aged children. Parents and children ages three and under are welcome to sign up at the library today or by calling 403-362-2947 for this free children’s event.

Ready to Read

Wednesdays, January 16 to February 20 2:00pm to 2:30pm Fridays, January 18 to February 22 10:15am to 10:45am Ready to Read is our popular early literacy program that incorporates stories and activities for school age children to help prepare them for the challenges of learning how to read. Kids age four to six are welcome to sign up at the library today or by calling 403-362-2947 for this free children’s event.

Sleepy Time Story Time Thursday Evenings 6:30pm to 7:00pm

New Time

Families and kids are welcome to join us for a free, relaxing evening before bed. Come for bed time stories, fun activities, and exciting sing-along-songs. Feel free to dress in your pajamas and bring your favourite bedtime buddy along. 4

Children’s Programs Wii for Tweens

Thursdays After School 3:30pm to 4:45pm 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 with your friends. Wii Game Day is a free program for kids ages 7 to 12, and we supply snacks for all tween gamers.

Join us Sunday January 27 between 1:00pm and 5:00pm for Family Board Games at the Library Free Family Literacy Day Event - Everyone Welcome


Teen Programs Teen Gaming

Tuesdays After School 3:30pm to 4:45pm Think you’re the best gamer in town? Come into the library every Tuesday after school and play our XBox Kinect, board, and dice games. Teen Gaming is for teens ages 13 to 17, and we supply snacks and drinks for all teen gamers.

We Want to Hear from YOU

The Brooks Public Library is looking for teens to help make the library a great place to be. If you’ve got ideas about: - How we can improve our teen space - What music and movies we should be stocking - How teens can get involved in library programs Let us know! Talk to Jill or Sarah today or email us at 8

Adult Programs Second Breakfast

Thursday January 3 11:00am to 12:00 Noon Celebrate the one hundred and twentieth birthday of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit author J.R.R. Tolkien with the Brooks Public Library. We will be serving a hobbit style second breakfast and discussing all things. Come in and enjoy the food, stories, and fellowship. Everyone is welcome.

All About eBooks

Tuesday January 8 12:00 Noon to 1:00pm Tuesday January 15 6:30pm to 7:30pm Wednesday January 23 12:00 Noon to 1:00pm Did you receive an eReader this holiday season? Did you know that the Brooks Public Library has free eBooks for you? Come in to learn how the type of eReader you own affects the places you can buy and borrow eBooks, and learn how to use ‘Library to Go’ to check out and download eBooks 24/7 from your home computer. Bring your questions and test out some of the library’s eReaders. This is a free session and everyone is welcome to attend. Log in with your library barcode and PIN today and start borrwing eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library today! Need help getting started? Please speak to the staff at the Circulation Desk for more information.


Movies @ the Library Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (PG-13) Thursday January 3 2:00pm to 5:00pm

A meek hobbit named Frodo Baggins of The Shire and eight brave companions set out on unt Doom an epic journey across Middle Earth to reach Mount Doom, destroy the One Ring, and defeat the dark lord Sauron. Based on the book series The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Blue Hawaii (PG) Monday January 7 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the e Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant so he goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend’s agency. Hilarity ensues. Starring Elvis Presley.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (PG-13) Sunday January 20 2:00pm to 4:00pm (French with Subtitles)

Magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby awakens in hospital where he has been for the past several weeks in a coma after suffering a massive stroke. His “locked-in syndrome and hospitalization uncomfortably brings together the many people in his life and forces him to learn a new form of communication. 10

Movies @ the Library Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (G) Saturday January 26 2:00pm to 4:00pm

School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. What on earth is he going to do all summer? Based on the best-selling children’s novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney.

Vanishing Point

Tuesday January 29 6:30pm to 8:00pm Navarana is an Inughuit elder from Greenland. Thanks to her ancestor, she is connected by blood to a group of Canadian Inuit. Today Navarana worries about the future of her people people, as they face the greatest social and environmental challenges in their history. Travelling to Canada, she draws inspiration and hope from the ties that still bind her two communities, as well as from the legacy of her intrepid ancestor. Sponsored by the National Film Board of Canada.

Help give our story a happy ending Help support our continuing renovations to the Children’s section! Donations of $15 or more will receive a free 2013 Brooks Public Library calendar! Ask the staff at the Circulation Desk for more information. Donations of $15 or more will receive a tax receipt upon request.


The Gallery Gallery Sneak Peek for Library Members

Afternoon Reception with artisit Allison Declercq-Matthas

Saturday January 5, 2013 3:00pm to 5:00pm This edition of Booked In published December 2012. All program dates and times subject to change without notice.

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