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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 8:00pm Thursday: 10:00am to 8:00pm Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Library Closure The Brooks Public Library will be closed Monday September 2, 2013 for the Labour day holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday September 3, 2013.

Saturday: 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Contact Information Phone: 403-362-2947 Fax: 403-362-8111 Email: brolib@shortgrass.ca Website: brooks.shortgrass.ca

Did you know that the library has a debit machine? We now accept all debit cards, and major credit cards for your conivenience. For more information please ask at the Circulation Desk.

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Special Events

The Brooks Public Library is an Alberta Culture Days Feature Celebration Site Join us September 27 through the 29th for fun classes and exciting events including the Chili Bowl sale, improv acting, photography, dance, music, and more.

For a full list of events visit us online brooks.shortgrass.ca 3


Children’s Programs Tales for Tots

Every Friday Morning 10:30 am - 11:00 am Tales for Tots is our popular early literacy education program that incorporates stories and activities with a fantasy theme. Parents and children ages six and under are welcome to drop in to this free program

Ready to Read

Every Friday Afternoon 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Ready to Read is our popular early literacy program that incorporates stories and activities for children to help prepare them for the challenges of learning how to read. Parents and kids ages six and under are welcome to drop in to this free program. For more information about this event please give us a call at 403-362-2947.

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 with your friends. Wii Game Day is a free program for kids ages 7 to 12, and we supply snacks for all tween gamers. 4


Children’s Programs Super Story Time: All about Robert Munsch Saturday September 21 10:30am to 11:30am

Enjoy the exciting tales of Robert Munsch at this fun program for kids ages six and under. Have fun making crafts, playing games, and listening to stories written by one of Canada’s most celebrated children’s authors.

Family Day: Extreme Fort Ops Saturday September 21 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Test your building skills and make the ultimate fort at this free family event. We supply the materials you’ll need to build a massive structure, and you supply the imagination to make it into the coolest fort Brooks has ever seen. This is a free Family Day event and parents and kids of all ages are welcome to attend.

Parents! We want to hear from you! Fill out our survey today about our children’s programming and you could win a free Kobo. Fill your survey out in the library or online at brooks.shortgrass.ca

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

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Tales for Tots @ 10:30am Ready to Read @ 2:30pm

Super Story TIme: All about Robert Munsch @ 10:30am Family Day: Extreme Fort Ops @ 2:00pm

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Stories we Tell @ 6:30pm Alberta Culutre Days

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Teen Programs Teen Advisory Board

Wednesday September 18 6:30pm to 7:45pm Hey teens - we want to hear from you! 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 13 to 17. Call Jill or Sarah at 403-362-2947 for more information.

Teen Board Game Night Saturday September 28 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Chill with us in the library and enjoy free food, drinks, and lots of fun board games. Try your hand at a new game or beat your friends while playing an old favourite. Sign up at the library today to reserve your seat at the gaming table.

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Adult 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.

Computers for Beginners

Tuesdays, September 17 to October 8 10:15am to 12:00 Noon Our basic computer classes are perfect for everyone who needs to learn how to use a computer, or is looking to brush up on thier skills. Come in and learn about everything from using the internet to figuring out your e-mail. Sign up for these free classes today at the Circulation Desk. Space is limited.

Ladies Night Out: Wine Tasting Thursday September 18 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ladies! Leave your man at home, grab your girls, and come into the library for an evening of wine, food, and fun. Enjoy sampling wines selected by our experts and learn how to identify wines by using your senses. Space is limited, must be 18 or older. Cost Recovery Fee: $5.00 9


Videoconferences The Big Picture on Scams, Fraud and How to Protect Yourself Thursday September 12 11:30am to 12:30pm

Learn about the different types of scams, practical tips and tools on what to look for, and what to do if you think you’ve been scammed. Presented by the RISE Videoconference Network

Fighting Fraud in Investment Scams Thursday September 26 11:30am - 12:30pm

Learn practical tips and tools on how to spot and investment scam, evaluate new opportunities and what you can do if you think you’ve been taken by a fraudster. Presented by the RISE Videoconference Network

Movies @ the Library Stories we Tell

Thursday September 26 6:30pm to 8:00pm Sarah Polley is both filmmaker and detective as she investigates the secrets kept by a family of storytellers. She playfully interrogates a compelling cast of characters, eliciting candid, yet mostly contradictory, answers to the same questions. Presented by the National Film Board of Canada 10


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In the Gallery This Month in the Gallery

The Crooked Trees of Alticane Ken Dalgarno

This edition of Booked In published August 2013 All program dates and times subject to change without notice.

Brooks Public Library 420 First Avenue West Brooks, Alberta brooks.shortgrass.ca

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


September 2013