February News

News Date: 
1 Feb 2017

I would like to draw your attention to programs that have been added since the publication of our guide and brochure. Starting on Wednesday February 1 at 7:00 pm we have Exploring the Arduino. Now, if you’re anything like me your first question will be, “What the heck is Arduino?”  Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. There –that cleared it up for you, didn’t it? No electronic experience is necessary, just curiosity, wonder and a willingness to learn something new. Come along and have loads of fun with basic breadboard electronics.

If your interest lies outside the world of electronics and more towards finance then come along on the 3rd Thursday of the month for a series of presentations by the Royal Bank which will cover topics such as investing, mortgages and student financing. The first session will begin Thursday, February 16 at 7:00. For more details please call the library.

A little further off, but worth making note of now is a Navigation Course by Search & Rescue on Tuesday May 30 at 7:00 pm. As the weather warms and the days lengthen many of us long to be out on hikes in the wonderful wilderness that surrounds us. What better way to prepare for this than to brush up on map and compass skills.

Of course, you don’t have to wait for the snow to go to get out and enjoy the local trails. The Sheep River Ramblers walking and hiking groups remain active throughout the winter months. If you are interested in joining please come into the library and fill out a form. As soon as we have your e mail you will be added to the list and will receive information about all upcoming outings. Remember, you can take hiking poles, snow shoes and micro spikes out with your library card. Our snowshoes are available in small, medium, large and children’s sizes.

Spring cleaning season is almost upon us and many of you will have books you want to get rid of. We are happy to take your used books so long as they are in good condition and are not more than five years old for fiction and 10 years old for non-fiction. We are unable to take text books, Readers’ Digest Condensed books and encyclopaedias. Please bring all donated books into the library rather than deposit them in our drop box.

Some other programs to remind you of:
·       Newcomers Night (Friday, April 28, 7:00 pm) Come and get information on municipal and social services, library programs and other community groups.
·       Austentatious Book Club (2nd Friday at 10:30 am) February’s selection is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
·       Conversational French (First Wednesday at 3:15 pm)
·       Dogtooth Mountain Film Group (2nd Mondays at 7:00 pm)
·       Quilting and Sewing (Every Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the large table)

See you at the library soon.