Monday, 21 September 2015

Fall Back to Regular Programming

So you blinked and we're into fall now! With the kiddies back at school and mom and dad (finally) getting a break, programs at the library are up and running again! There is something happening every week here at the Muskoka Lakes Public Library, and we're sure there will be a special event or workshop you might be interested in. Every Thursday, join us for Kniterary from 1:00pm to 3:00pm! Bring your needlework projects and visit with others around the fireplace in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. Get help from your fellow crafters, too. Free! All welcome! Tea served at 2:00pm Interested in learning some art techniques? Come out on Thurs. Sept. 24th at 7:00pm for The Canvas Café- an evening of creative painting fun with Nancy Gray Ogle at Muskoka Lakes Public Library, Port Carling. $40 includes all materials. No previous painting experience necessary. Preregister at 705-764-0212 or ngrayogle@sympatico.ca Our first Coffee Break With Us of the season is in September too! Join us for complimentary coffee, tea, baked goods, and good cheer on Fri. Sept. 25th from 10:00am to 11:30. The Book Club meets at 1:00 pm on the last Tuesday of the month (except Dec., June, July and Aug) All regular members, occasional members and guests welcome to join us. This month the book discussion will be about: The Blue Castle by Lucy Maude Montgomery. Leader: Lila Cormier La Leche League is a welcoming place for all women who are considering breastfeeding or are curious about (re)lactation, those who are currently breastfeeding, pregnant, supporting a breastfeeding mother, or simply thinking about becoming pregnant and would like more breastfeeding information in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. All are encouraged to come, share, and support others. Babies and young children are always welcome! Questions? Call Lindsay 705-765-1997 for support anytime. The Port Carling La Leche League meets at the Port Carling branch of the Muskoka Lakes Public Library on the first Wednesday of most months from 10:15 to 11:45am. The first and third Wednesday of every month, we welcome the Muskoka Lakes Public Library Seniors Club! We look forward to seeing you. Seniors Club meetings will be held at the library in Port Carling at 10:30am. The first Wednesday of the month will be an arts based program with Nancy and the third Wednesday of the month will feature a variety of topics and speakers and will often include a no-cost lunch. At all meetings the coffee and tea pots will be on! The Muskoka Lakes Public Library acknowledges the support from the Ontario Government for this program through funds provided through a Seniors Community Grant and from the District of Muskoka's Pay It Forward Grant. Every Thursday, join us for Kniterary from 1:00pm to 3:00pm! Bring your needlework projects and visit with others around the fireplace in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. Get help from your fellow crafters, too. Free! All welcome! Tea served at 2:00pm On Mon.Oct. 12th we are closed, and wish you a very plentiful Thanksgiving! Thurs. Oct. 15th marks the first meeting of the LEGO Builders Club. We meet weekly from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, and school aged children and families (adults welcome, too!) are invited to join the building fun at the library! Free. No preregistration required. Sat. Oct. 17th is the start of a new Teen Art Club. This group meets every other Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Drawing and Painting sessions with Nancy Gray Ogle for ages 12 and up. Every other Saturday, starting Oct. 17, 2015 $2 each session Pre-register 705-765-5650 ndoran@pclib.ca Sat. Oct. 17th is also the first date for the YA Club, which meets every other Saturday, right after the Teen Art Club. Come on out to the Muskoka Lakes Public Library in Port Carling for some book discussion and a game of Literary Scrabble! We meet from 12:30 to 1:30pm. No registration necessary, and feel free to bring a lunch. Tea will be served. This club is geared at Young Adults, but all ages are welcome. For more information, please call us at 705-765-5650. Ask for Maggie. The Seniors Club will be meeting on the 21st of Oct. to enjoy the amazing story of veteran Liam Dwyer who, on his 80th birthday, received a gift of a laptop from his sons.Today,at 92, he has just published his eighth book! His recently published book, A Full and Careful Investigation, is the story of the sinking of the HMCS Esquimalt. The television rights to Liam's Muskoka Murder books have been purchased by a Toronto production company. With his wife Mary of 72 years they have enjoyed their home on Lake Muskoka for over 60 years and now reside at Castle Peak Retirement Residence in Bracebridge. Lunch will be provided for pre-registered seniors. 705-765-5650 muskokalakes@pclib.ca Interested in learning some art techniques? Come out on Thurs. Oct. 22nd at 7:00pm for The Canvas Café- an evening of creative painting fun with Nancy Gray Ogle at Muskoka Lakes Public Library, Port Carling. $40 includes all materials. No previous painting experience necessary. Preregister at 705-764-0212 or ngrayogle@sympatico.ca Come and enjoy a Coffee Break With Us on Fri. Oct. 23rd! Join us for complimentary coffee, tea, baked goods, and good cheer from 10:00am to 11:30. Sat. Oct. 24th is the first meeting of the season for the Creative Kids Club! Arts and Crafts Program for ages 8 and up. Every other Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm starting Oct.24, 2015 $2 Pre-register at 705-765-5650 ndoran@pclib.ca The Book Club meets at 1:00 pm on the last Tuesday of the month (except Dec., June, July and Aug) All regular members, occasional members and guests welcome to join us. This month the book discussion will be about: The Reluctant Pioneer by Thomas Osbourne. Leader: Joni Addis
La Leche League is a welcoming place for all women who are considering breastfeeding or are curious about (re)lactation, those who are currently breastfeeding, pregnant, supporting a breastfeeding mother, or simply thinking about becoming pregnant and would like more breastfeeding information in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. All are encouraged to come, share, and support others. Babies and young children are always welcome! Questions? Call Lindsay 705-765-1997 for support anytime. The Port Carling La Leche League meets at the Port Carling branch of the Muskoka Lakes Public Library on the first Wednesday of most months from 10:15 to 11:45am. The first and third Wednesday of every month, we welcome the Muskoka Lakes Public Library Seniors Club! We look forward to seeing you. Seniors Club meetings will be held at the library in Port Carling at 10:30am. The first Wednesday of the month will be an arts based program with Nancy and the third Wednesday of the month will feature a variety of topics and speakers and will often include a no-cost lunch. At all meetings the coffee and tea pots will be on! The Muskoka Lakes Public Library acknowledges the support from the Ontario Government for this program through funds provided through a Seniors Community Grant and from the District of Muskoka's Pay It Forward Grant. Every Thursday, join us for Kniterary from 1:00pm to 3:00pm! Bring your needlework projects and visit with others around the fireplace in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. Get help from your fellow crafters, too. Free! All welcome! Tea served at 2:00pm Join us for the LEGO Builders Club! We meet weekly on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, and school aged children and families (adults welcome, too!) are invited to join the building fun at the library! Free. No preregistration required. Teen Art Club. This group meets every other Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Drawing and Painting sessions with Nancy Gray Ogle for ages 12 and up. Every other Saturday, starting Oct. 17, 2015 $2 each session Pre-register 705-765-5650 ndoran@pclib.ca YA Club, which meets every other Saturday, right after the Teen Art Club. Come on out to the Muskoka Lakes Public Library in Port Carling for some book discussion and a game of Literary Scrabble! We meet from 12:30 to 1:30pm. No registration necessary, and feel free to bring a lunch. Tea will be served. This club is geared at Young Adults, but all ages are welcome. For more information, please call us at 705-765-5650. Ask for Maggie. Creative Kids Club! Arts and Crafts Program for ages 8 and up. Every other Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm starting Oct.24, 2015 $2 Pre-register at 705-765-5650 ndoran@pclib.ca The Book Club meets at 1:00 pm on the last Tuesday of the month (except Dec., June, July and Aug) All regular members, occasional members and guests welcome to join us.This month the book discussion will be about: They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson Leader: Mary Tannahill Interested in learning some art techniques? Come out on Thurs. Nov. 26th at 7:00pm for The Canvas Café- an evening of creative painting fun with Nancy Gray Ogle at Muskoka Lakes Public Library, Port Carling. $40 includes all materials. No previous painting experience necessary. Preregister at 705-764-0212 or ngrayogle@sympatico.ca
La Leche League is a welcoming place for all women who are considering breastfeeding or are curious about (re)lactation, those who are currently breastfeeding, pregnant, supporting a breastfeeding mother, or simply thinking about becoming pregnant and would like more breastfeeding information in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. All are encouraged to come, share, and support others. Babies and young children are always welcome! Questions? Call Lindsay 705-765-1997 for support anytime. The Port Carling La Leche League meets at the Port Carling branch of the Muskoka Lakes Public Library on the first Wednesday of most months from 10:15 to 11:45am. The first and third Wednesday of every month, we welcome the Muskoka Lakes Public Library Seniors Club! We look forward to seeing you. Seniors Club meetings will be held at the library in Port Carling at 10:30am. The first Wednesday of the month will be an arts based program with Nancy and the third Wednesday of the month will feature a variety of topics and speakers and will often include a no-cost lunch. At all meetings the coffee and tea pots will be on! The Muskoka Lakes Public Library acknowledges the support from the Ontario Government for this program through funds provided through a Seniors Community Grant and from the District of Muskoka's Pay It Forward Grant. Every Thursday, join us for Kniterary from 1:00pm to 3:00pm! Bring your needlework projects and visit with others around the fireplace in a friendly, relaxing atmosphere. Get help from your fellow crafters, too. Free! All welcome! Tea served at 2:00pm Come and enjoy a Coffee Break With Us on Fri. Dec. 10th! Join us for complimentary coffee, tea, baked goods, and good cheer from 10:00am to 11:30. Enjoy a Minettones mini-concert, too.  Join us for the LEGO Builders Club! We meet weekly on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, and school aged children and families (adults welcome, too!) are invited to join the building fun at the library! Free. No preregistration required. Teen Art Club. This group meets every other Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Drawing and Painting sessions with Nancy Gray Ogle for ages 12 and up. Every other Saturday, starting Oct. 17, 2015 $2 each session Pre-register 705-765-5650 ndoran@pclib.ca YA Club, which meets every other Saturday, right after the Teen Art Club. Come on out to the Muskoka Lakes Public Library in Port Carling for some book discussion and a game of Literary Scrabble! We meet from 12:30 to 1:30pm. No registration necessary, and feel free to bring a lunch. Tea will be served. This club is geared at Young Adults, but all ages are welcome. For more information, please call us at 705-765-5650. Ask for Maggie. Creative Kids Club! Arts and Crafts Program for ages 8 and up. Every other Saturday from 11:00am to 12:00pm starting Oct.24, 2015 $2 Pre-register at 705-765-5650 ndoran@pclib.ca The library will be closed on Thursday, December 24, through to Sunday. December 27th, and Thursday, December 31st and Friday, January 1, 2016 for the holidays. We wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy new year!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

End of Summer Programming

Only a couple weeks left of Summer 2015, and that means only a few more chances to join us at the Muskoka Lakes Public Library for some awesome programs! Today at 3:00pm there will be a traditional "Punch 'n Judy Show" at the Bala branch. If Port Carling's location is easier for you to access, come on out tomorrow (Thurs. Aug. 20th) around 2:00pm and see it here on our lawn. We recommend you bring something to sit on, whether it be a folding chair or a blanket to spread on the grass. If you prefer something indoors and more relaxed, join our very own Nancy Gray Ogle for an evening of creative painting at "The Canvas Café." A monthly event, August's evening class is on the 20th, from 7:00 to 9:00pm. No previous experience is necessary, and preregistration is required. If you know a young adult who likes to read and talk books, tell them about the library's Young Adult Book Club, held on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30pm. We get together to chat about all things bookish, and lately we have been playing Book-Lover's Scrabble, a great game for teaching new words and broadening our reading horizons. Two more sessions of this group meet before it's back to school! Another program we have been doing weekly is the ever-popular "Muskoka Reads!" Held on Tuesday mornings from 10:45 to 11:30am, the last one of the summer features Richard McCarthy and his daughter Kathy, who will entertain your little ones with singing and some neat information on the sport of rowing. The final event of the summer is "Paint with Nancy Hunter," held on Fri. Aug. 28th from 10:00 to noon. Fun and easy learning is the theme! During this session, beginner and intermediate painters will focus on the fundamentals of colour theory, light and shadow, composition, visual perspective, brush work, paint handling, and application. Preregistration is required. If you haven't had a chance to participate in any of these great programs throughout the summer, be sure to do so before you have to head back to a school frame of mind. It's an awesome opportunity to let out some end-of-summer blues, and lets you wind down before the new round of homework starts.

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