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If you are feeling frustrated with your computer tablet eReader or smart phone the library is offering free oneon one Tech Help sessions Sign up for 30 minutes of instruction on Wednesdays from 12 30 2 p m or Thursdays from 10 a m 12 p m Our tech person Alex will offer the advice you need to feel more digitally literate Sign up online or at the front desk making certain to explain what you need assistance with Do you have used instruments you would like to donate to the library Call us WATCH FOR MORE NEW BINGE BAGS We will soon be adding some fantastic new Binge Bags to our DVD collection Watch for George R R Martin s epic Game of Thrones fantasy series Game of Thrones Sherlock starring the charismatic Benedict Cumberbatch and two TV series that will take you back in time to the era of swords and stallions Outlander and Poldark There will also be a bag filled with Chick Flicks featuring droolworthy leading men like Ryan Gosling And to round off the collection we ll have a special selection of animal movies the whole family will love CELEBRATING CANADIANS eh What better way to commemorate Canada s 150th birthday than the sharing of stories of important Canadians In They Desire a Better Country Lawrence Scanlan has compiled vignettes of 50 countrymen women who have sparked our imagination united our communities and pushed our country forward The book is a celebration of 50 recipients of the Order of Canada from Chris Hadfield to Hayley Wickenheiser You can now read it at the library 4 www wasagabeach library on ca WASAGA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWSLETTER M AY J U N E 2 0 1 7 1 20 G L E N WO O D D R I V E WASAGA B E AC H O N L 9 Z 2 K 5 70 5 4 2 9 54 8 1 BULLET POINTS HAPPY BIRTHDAY to crime writer Patricia Cornwell who turns 61 on June 9th She is celebrating with the release of Ripper The Secret Life of Walter Sickert the book she spent millions researching to solve the mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper GROWING A GREEN COMMUNITY The library is teaming up with the Wasaga Beach Community Garden to offer seeds to residents who are interested in staying active and healthy by growing their own gardens Starting May 16 residents can borrow seeds from our new Seed Library After harvesting planters are encouraged to supply the library with seed samples from successful plantings Donations are always welcome too This self sustaining community collection will nurture a culture of sharing and abundance while supporting our local gardening organizations We re Going To BLOOM IN JUNE Green thumbs and nature lovers will appreciate our special June Blooms series of speakers who will share their expertise on a variety of topics from gardening tips to seeing weeds in a new light Join us every Thursday evening in June at 6 p m to cultivate your knowledge of all things green and glorious June 1 Neal Jeanowski one of the key forces behind the Wasaga Beach Community Garden will share advice for gardening in small spaces June 8 Amber Campbell an expert in applied holistic nutrition will explain the herbal uses of everyday plants even the nuisance plants we consider weeds June 15 Heather Rigsby a talented local gardener will discuss how to create a colourful garden throughout the summer season plus how to capture the beauty through photography June 22 Maureen Anderson is going to talk about the Wasaga Beach Garden Club its mission and goals while answering questions about gardening issues June 29 Elizabeth Hitchens a professional horticulturalist and garden designer will provide the scoop on better ways to build your garden Plus Steve Stepanian of the Springwater Garden Center is going to dish the dirt on common gardening mistakes and how to avoid them www wasagabeach library on ca 1
If you are feeling frustrated with your computer, tablet, eReader or smart phone, the library is offering free oneon-one T...
Keep Brains Hands Busy with Launchpads Because little folks love electronics the library is offering Launchpads These tablets come pre loaded with games that promote learning They are ideal for long car trips Choose from 1 World Explorers English Language Arts ages 3 5 2 Beep Beep Vroom Vroom Transportation ages 3 5 3 Prehistoric Playground Dinosaurs ages 5 7 4 Welcome to Letter Land English Language arts ages 5 7 GAME NIGHT IS GETTING EVEN BETTER AN HOUR OF LEARNING Children from 2 to 5 years will enjoy our bi weekly early literacy program Discovery Hour The 10 30 11 30 a m program starts off with some songs transitions into storytime keeps kids focused with activities and crafts and then finishes with free play time ideal for socializing On May 3 the theme is Feel the Beat with a focus on rhythm and patterns On May 17 the word of the day is Surprise with children learning about changing expectations On June 14 we re doing a Father s Day theme with an awesome craft for dads who really rock NEW DVDS COMING SOON Children ages 7 who have a passion for gaming won t want to miss the opportunity to play Minecraft together at the library Participants can bring their own electronics or borrow one of our six devices The youngsters are encouraged to collaborate to take on projects and challenges together in the Minecraft platform But Minecraft isn t the only game on offer We are setting up our Wii system and providing kids with the chance to play alone or against a new friend No registration is required Just drop in from 5 30 7 p m on May 10 May 24 June 7 June 21 to get your game on Borrow our new bicycle built for two Coming this summer BIG MAKERSPACE PLANS May 12 at 5 p m Circle of Pong Imagine if you had to deposit a small piece of equipment to the center of a lava flow How would you do it What science concepts would you use to achieve your mission Youth in grades 3 will discover the answers as they build create and test their skills in this design challenge May 26 at 5 p m Hide and Seek Coding Young people in grades 3 will learn how to create a computer game of hide and seek with characters that appear and disappear It s an informal lesson in simple coding kids will love June 9 at 5 p m Survivor Seed Edition Plants need to spread their seeds to survive Kids ages 10 can design create and test their own wind powered seed dispersal method to see if their plants will survive to sprout another generation June 23 at 5 p m Race to the Finish Coding Ever wonder who would win in a race between an elephant and a moose Young people in grades 3 will learn to code their very own games where characters race each other Race to the finish Get ready to sign up for our summer reading club We re offering incentives for all ages children teens adults PRESHCOOLER PREP AVAILABLE HERE Parents whose children aren t excited about starting kindergarten this fall should consider our Little Learners program Little Learners starts on May 5 at 10 30 a m and is an eight week program aimed at getting your child ready for school by reinforcing key skills and behaviours that will ease their transition into the formal education environment Brought to you by both WBPL and Ontario Early Years Little Learners will inspire kids with songs stories and lots and lots of activities Registration is required and participation in all eight sessions is recommended MAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR MOM On May 10 you can drop by the library from 10 a m 5 p m to create Mother s Day Crafts Make your own paper flowers that will never die just like your love for each other awwww 2 www wasagabeach library on ca www wasagabeach library on ca 3
Keep Brains   Hands Busy with Launchpads  Because little folks love electronics the library is offering Launchpads. These ...
Keep Brains Hands Busy with Launchpads Because little folks love electronics the library is offering Launchpads These tablets come pre loaded with games that promote learning They are ideal for long car trips Choose from 1 World Explorers English Language Arts ages 3 5 2 Beep Beep Vroom Vroom Transportation ages 3 5 3 Prehistoric Playground Dinosaurs ages 5 7 4 Welcome to Letter Land English Language arts ages 5 7 GAME NIGHT IS GETTING EVEN BETTER AN HOUR OF LEARNING Children from 2 to 5 years will enjoy our bi weekly early literacy program Discovery Hour The 10 30 11 30 a m program starts off with some songs transitions into storytime keeps kids focused with activities and crafts and then finishes with free play time ideal for socializing On May 3 the theme is Feel the Beat with a focus on rhythm and patterns On May 17 the word of the day is Surprise with children learning about changing expectations On June 14 we re doing a Father s Day theme with an awesome craft for dads who really rock NEW DVDS COMING SOON Children ages 7 who have a passion for gaming won t want to miss the opportunity to play Minecraft together at the library Participants can bring their own electronics or borrow one of our six devices The youngsters are encouraged to collaborate to take on projects and challenges together in the Minecraft platform But Minecraft isn t the only game on offer We are setting up our Wii system and providing kids with the chance to play alone or against a new friend No registration is required Just drop in from 5 30 7 p m on May 10 May 24 June 7 June 21 to get your game on Borrow our new bicycle built for two Coming this summer BIG MAKERSPACE PLANS May 12 at 5 p m Circle of Pong Imagine if you had to deposit a small piece of equipment to the center of a lava flow How would you do it What science concepts would you use to achieve your mission Youth in grades 3 will discover the answers as they build create and test their skills in this design challenge May 26 at 5 p m Hide and Seek Coding Young people in grades 3 will learn how to create a computer game of hide and seek with characters that appear and disappear It s an informal lesson in simple coding kids will love June 9 at 5 p m Survivor Seed Edition Plants need to spread their seeds to survive Kids ages 10 can design create and test their own wind powered seed dispersal method to see if their plants will survive to sprout another generation June 23 at 5 p m Race to the Finish Coding Ever wonder who would win in a race between an elephant and a moose Young people in grades 3 will learn to code their very own games where characters race each other Race to the finish Get ready to sign up for our summer reading club We re offering incentives for all ages children teens adults PRESHCOOLER PREP AVAILABLE HERE Parents whose children aren t excited about starting kindergarten this fall should consider our Little Learners program Little Learners starts on May 5 at 10 30 a m and is an eight week program aimed at getting your child ready for school by reinforcing key skills and behaviours that will ease their transition into the formal education environment Brought to you by both WBPL and Ontario Early Years Little Learners will inspire kids with songs stories and lots and lots of activities Registration is required and participation in all eight sessions is recommended MAKE SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR MOM On May 10 you can drop by the library from 10 a m 5 p m to create Mother s Day Crafts Make your own paper flowers that will never die just like your love for each other awwww 2 www wasagabeach library on ca www wasagabeach library on ca 3
Keep Brains   Hands Busy with Launchpads  Because little folks love electronics the library is offering Launchpads. These ...
If you are feeling frustrated with your computer tablet eReader or smart phone the library is offering free oneon one Tech Help sessions Sign up for 30 minutes of instruction on Wednesdays from 12 30 2 p m or Thursdays from 10 a m 12 p m Our tech person Alex will offer the advice you need to feel more digitally literate Sign up online or at the front desk making certain to explain what you need assistance with Do you have used instruments you would like to donate to the library Call us WATCH FOR MORE NEW BINGE BAGS We will soon be adding some fantastic new Binge Bags to our DVD collection Watch for George R R Martin s epic Game of Thrones fantasy series Game of Thrones Sherlock starring the charismatic Benedict Cumberbatch and two TV series that will take you back in time to the era of swords and stallions Outlander and Poldark There will also be a bag filled with Chick Flicks featuring droolworthy leading men like Ryan Gosling And to round off the collection we ll have a special selection of animal movies the whole family will love CELEBRATING CANADIANS eh What better way to commemorate Canada s 150th birthday than the sharing of stories of important Canadians In They Desire a Better Country Lawrence Scanlan has compiled vignettes of 50 countrymen women who have sparked our imagination united our communities and pushed our country forward The book is a celebration of 50 recipients of the Order of Canada from Chris Hadfield to Hayley Wickenheiser You can now read it at the library 4 www wasagabeach library on ca WASAGA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWSLETTER M AY J U N E 2 0 1 7 1 20 G L E N WO O D D R I V E WASAGA B E AC H O N L 9 Z 2 K 5 70 5 4 2 9 54 8 1 BULLET POINTS HAPPY BIRTHDAY to crime writer Patricia Cornwell who turns 61 on June 9th She is celebrating with the release of Ripper The Secret Life of Walter Sickert the book she spent millions researching to solve the mystery surrounding Jack the Ripper GROWING A GREEN COMMUNITY The library is teaming up with the Wasaga Beach Community Garden to offer seeds to residents who are interested in staying active and healthy by growing their own gardens Starting May 16 residents can borrow seeds from our new Seed Library After harvesting planters are encouraged to supply the library with seed samples from successful plantings Donations are always welcome too This self sustaining community collection will nurture a culture of sharing and abundance while supporting our local gardening organizations We re Going To BLOOM IN JUNE Green thumbs and nature lovers will appreciate our special June Blooms series of speakers who will share their expertise on a variety of topics from gardening tips to seeing weeds in a new light Join us every Thursday evening in June at 6 p m to cultivate your knowledge of all things green and glorious June 1 Neal Jeanowski one of the key forces behind the Wasaga Beach Community Garden will share advice for gardening in small spaces June 8 Amber Campbell an expert in applied holistic nutrition will explain the herbal uses of everyday plants even the nuisance plants we consider weeds June 15 Heather Rigsby a talented local gardener will discuss how to create a colourful garden throughout the summer season plus how to capture the beauty through photography June 22 Maureen Anderson is going to talk about the Wasaga Beach Garden Club its mission and goals while answering questions about gardening issues June 29 Elizabeth Hitchens a professional horticulturalist and garden designer will provide the scoop on better ways to build your garden Plus Steve Stepanian of the Springwater Garden Center is going to dish the dirt on common gardening mistakes and how to avoid them www wasagabeach library on ca 1
If you are feeling frustrated with your computer, tablet, eReader or smart phone, the library is offering free oneon-one T...