The following is the most recent library column published in the Peterborough Examiner. Links to previous columns are listed below.
Happy Retirement Betty Sears
It is with heavy hearts that the Peterborough Public Library announces the retirement of one of our long-time, hard working, and extremely dedicated staff members: Betty Sears started to work at the Library 28 years ago, and has been nothing but an asset to our team.
As a library technician, Betty has worked on our local history collections, assisted patrons at the Information Desk, delivered the Scrabble Night program, and helped co-ordinate the work of our Internet Volunteers. She was also very active in the Library Union, and served as a truly reliable and effective union president for 15 years.
Betty will be greatly missed by management, staff and the community who have been fortunate enough to know her. We wish her the best as she moves closer to family in her hometown of Orillia, where she is sure to spend lots of time walking her dogs, chasing her grandchildren, and inspiring others to keep up with her!Summer Hours
The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20 for the Victoria Day long weekend. Our summer hours begin on Tuesday, May 21, with changes on Monday to Thursday only: we are open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on those days. Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours remain the same. Enjoy your long weekend!
Special Author Visit with Ruth Ohi
Spend your PA Day at the Library and meet fantastic Canadian Author/Illustrator Ruth Ohi! Ruth will read the first book in her delightful "Chicken, Pig, Cow" series, then she will talk to us about where her ideas come from and demonstrate how she draws to create the characters for her books. She will also get the kids creating on their own with a hands-on workshop.
To date, Ruth has illustrated 54 children's picture books, 13 of which she is also the author.Tutorials
Need help figuring out how to use your eReader? Want to know how to use your eReader to download library books? We can help.
If you are using a Kobo or Sony eReader, join us on Wednesday, June 5 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a presentation followed by a Q&A. For iOs and Android users, join us on Wednesday, June 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for a presentation followed by a Q&A. Please note: registration for these eReader tutorials is required, and all sessions will meet in the Computer Training Lab.
For any eReader or audiobook device, join us for a Downloadables Drop-In from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Computer Training Lab on May 22, or June 19. Participation will be restricted to 7 per session, so please register in advance to secure your spot.
For iPad users, please choose from a special iPad training session on Wednesday, June 5 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For Android Tablet users, come out to the Tablet tutorial on Wednesday, May 22 or June 26 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. These sessions include general overviews as well as one-on-one assistance. Please register at the Adult Information Desk.
Celebrate Father's Day with a special Father's Day Story & Craft program on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Storycorner. Come and listen to stories featuring dads and make a special craft that you can give to your very own dad! This program is free, and for kids ages 5-10 years. Registration begins on Thursday, May 16 at the Children's Information Desk.
Our Adult Book Discussion group will be meeting on Tuesday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Library Boardroom to discuss Heft, by Liz Moore.
The Pizza & Pages Teen Book Club will meet next on Wednesday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. (note the earlier meeting time) in the Boardroom to discuss Thirteen Reasons Why, by Jay Asher.
And for the younger crowd, BFF--Books, Families and Friends is now reading The Alchemyst, by Michael Scott. They will meet for discussion, games and of course, snacks, on Saturday, June 1 at 3:30 p.m. in the Storycorner.
For Families--If you're looking for something fun to do with your 3 to 5 year old on a Tuesday morning, join us for Drop-in Storytime at 10:45 a.m. in the Storycorner! This program is free and full of storybooks, songs, rhymes and giggles.
For 6-12 year olds, we have the After School Club on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in the Storycorner. This is a fun club for kids who like being read stories, playing games and working on crafts. Registration is required and spaces are still available.For Adults--The next Scrabble Night will be held on Wednesday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. All are welcome to drop-in for some friendly rounds of this exciting word game!
This month, Kniterary Nights invites you to come out and share your most recent, or most awesome, projects! Knit, Crochet, Weaving, Spinning...if you've made it with your own two hands, we'd love to oooh & aaah over it!
Join us for this special "show and share" on Monday, May 27, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. Always free! Everyone welcome! Refreshments served!
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For more information, or full registration details, please visit our website, or call the appropriate Information Desk: 705-745-5382 ext. 2340/2350 (Adult), 705-745-5382 ext. 2381 (Children’s).