Events and Programs
Latest newsletter and printable calendar - May/June 2013
Ready for Reading programs are for children
ages 0-4. Six week sessions start in May:
Tuesdays, 9:30-10 a.m., starting April 30: Baby time for babies 0-12 months old
Wednesdays, 9:30-10 a.m., starting May 1: Story time for 1-4 year
Family storytime for children 0-6 is held the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. This is a chance to attend story time with your child if you work during the week. Drop-in.
Call the library at (613) 267-1224 to
Paws for a Story: Kids ages 4-12 who are learning to read can drop by for a 10 minute session with Chance, a golden retriever and registered therapy dog. Reading to the dog gives children the opportunity to practice reading in a non-judgmental environment. Bring your own book or choose one of ours. First Saturday of the month starting March 2, from 1-2 p.m.
On Wednesday and Thursday mornings, the Ontario Early Years Centre holds its Perth playgroup at the library from 10-11:30 a.m. Registration is required for library programs, but the playgroup is drop-in for ages 0-6. You do not have to attend both storytime and the playgroup. You are welcome to bring a snack to the playgroup, but no nut products, please. For more information about the playgroup, contact Leanne Dwyer at the Ontario Early Years Centre, (613) 283-0095 x132 or visit crowoeyc.com. On Tuesday mornings, the Health Unit's Baby Talk program meets at the library immediately after the baby time session at 10 a.m. To learn more about Baby Talk, visit the Health Unit website.
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7/12 Club The 7/12 Club for kids ages 7-12 meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 4-5 p.m. Register by calling (613) 267-1224. Each month features a reading corner, games, and crafts.
Kids movies: We show an after school movie on the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m., starting January 8. Drop-in.
Teen Book Club:
The Teen Book Club meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., with books chosen by group members. Sign up to get a copy of the book to read in advance of the meeting.
Every Wednesday at 4 p.m., we have special events for teens: crafts, anime, movies, gaming, movies, and more. Drop-in.
Welcome to Your E-Reader: Drop by for a session all about e-readers and the library's e-books. You can try out various devices, get help setting up your own, and see a demonstration of the library's e-book lending system. Friday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Drop-in. Call (613) 267-1224 with questions.
Computer Help: The library offers one-on-one computer tutoring sessions for beginners. Learn how to use a computer, set up an email account, download e-books, or whatever you need. Sessions are by registration only. Slots are for a half-hour session Mondays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. or Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon. Call (613) 267-1224 to book a session.We also have a drop-in practice time Wednesday mornings from 10-12. A tutor is on hand to answer questions.
Open Knitting Group: An informal knitting group meets at the library the third Monday of each month from 1-3 p.m. Drop-in. No experience required. Bring your own knitting project.
Readalikes book club: This book club will introduce you to lesser-known works that you'll love if you've read some of these popular titles. First Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Sign up to get a copy of the book to read in advance.
Film Night International: Film Night International continues with a great selection of foreign films. Proceeds support the Perth and Smiths Falls libraries. Please note: Films are shown in Perth as of January 2012. Screenings are Wednesdays at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. at the Full Circle Theatre. Limited tickets may be available at the door. Learn more.
- May 2: Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant (reads like The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews)
- June 6: Laurier in Love by Roy MacSkimming (reads like Lincoln by Gore Vidal). Mr. MacSkimming will join our discussion at this meeting.