Writers at the Library

27 April 2017

It seems that over the past few months Canadians have had to bid a final farewell to so many of our great wordsmiths: Leonard Cohen in November, Stuart McLean in February and in more recent days, Richard Wagamese. All of these wonderful writers shared their life experiences through their unique voices, in turn provoking us to thought, laughter or tears. Many times they shed light on issues far removed from our everyday life, giving us a personal perspective that now lives on in the pages of their books, recordings of stories or songs. For those of us who were privileged enough to hear Richard Wagamese speak at the library as part of the Out Loud Series in 2014, the loss is especially poignant. To listen to his personal journey from homeless teen to Calgary Herald journalist; his struggles with alcohol and his history with Residential schools, did not leave any one unaffected. It was a powerful evening, particularly when he spoke of the role that libraries had played in his life, providing a place for a homeless teen to spend the day where he could read. It was here that Richard learned about the arc of narrative and what makes good writing. He was always profoundly thankful that the staff gave him free access to the collection at the Toronto Public Library. This sentiment is penned by him in my personal copy of Indian Horse, “For Jan, thanks for the availability of the stacks…”

Richard’s story got me thinking about all the ways libraries collaborate with writers. We can be the place where they write, or where writers meet together to talk about their work with other authors. Many times the library is the source of research necessary for a piece of writing whether it be an article or a novel. One of the ways we work with authors which is probably the most fun is a book launch. This occurs when all the work is done and the finished product is now a tangible object with printed pages bound between covers with professional artwork, bearing the name of the author. Over the past six years we have had numerous book launches for local authors. Our most recent was for Anya Unbound by Dan Carruthers. This novel is set in the Yukon where the author lived for many years. The protagonist, Sean finds Anya, a young Polish girl who has escaped from human traffickers.  Although the book is clearly a suspenseful read it also sheds light on the growing problem of human trafficking, an issue most of us know little about. The book is now available in our collection, along with many others written by people from our own community, which is another way we work together to support these efforts.

I’ll leave you with the final words from Indian Horse:

Everyone dropped their sticks in the centre-ice circle. I skated in and began pushing sticks towards each blue line. When they were all cleared from the centre, the teams were set. Virgil was on the opposite team. He skated to the faceoff circle.

     I met him there. At least eighteen of us were on the ice.
    “How are we gonna do this?” I asked.
    “Gotta hit the post to call it a goal. No raising the puck.”
    “No, I mean with all these people. How are we gonna play the game?”
     He smiled and tapped my stick with his. “Together,” he said. “Like we shoulda all along.”
     I smiled. He won that first face off, but I didn’t care.

February News

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.

November News

01 November 2016

October has come and gone and with it our Out Loud series. This year we had a tremendous line up with The Wardens, Bruce Innes, Doris Daley and Gary Allegretto presenting concerts filled with wonderful music, stories and much laughter. We had 72 people who learned to play harmonica with Gary at his workshop. That’s a lot of harmonicas all playing at once, but remarkably, it sounded great! We are expecting to see a plethora of Blues musicians in the region.

You may think that the library would be done with concerts for a while, but this is not the case. We are thrilled to announce that we will be having Carolyn Arends perform on Friday, December 2, at 7:00pm. Carolyn is a Canadian Contemporary Christian musician, songwriter, and author, based in Surrey, British Columbia. She is the winner of multiple Dove and Covenant Awards and is also the author of several books including Feel Free, Living the Questions: Making Sense of the Mess and Mystery of Life and Wrestling With Angels: Adventures in Faith and Doubt. Carolyn will be performing a number of her hit songs, music from her Christmas Album as well as reading excerpts from her books. She will be appearing with her musical partner Spence Capier who accompanies on guitar, fiddle and mandolin. FREE tickets for this concert will be available November 8 at the circulation desk. Because we have such an amazing Friends Foundation who fund our concerts, tickets are only required for our limited seating.

The following day, on Saturday, December 3, at 2pm we will be saying farewell to our current Board Chair, Diane Osberg, who is moving to Calgary. Diane has been the chair of the Library Board for almost nine years and has been responsible for implementing many of our award winning programs and promoting the tremendous growth our library has seen in that time. She worked tirelessly to see the new facility built which tripled the size of the library. If I were to record all that she has done it would take the entire issue of the High Country News to do it, so if you want to find out about her accomplishments and join us in praising her for all her efforts please come on December 3. There will be cake – mostly to console Jan, who has been dreading this day since she took over the manager’s position in 2011. Diane will be greatly missed in her role, but we wish her all the best in her move to a new location.
Our new scanning lab is up and running in Room 2. If you have slides or photos that you wish to convert to a digital format,then you can now do so free of charge. Your images will be protected for future generations to appreciate and you can downsize on storage space. Please call the library so we can set up a time for you to use the equipment. Individual instruction is available. Also, as part of our new Makerspace endeavor we will be offering a tool library in the near future. You will be able to check out tools such as drills, hammers, and other noisy, thumpy thingies to use in your home projects. We will have a full list available with all the correct names for you to peruse.  All you need is your library card and once again you can save money but not needing to buy these items that you only use infrequently.

For more information on any of our events and programs, as always, please go to www.sheepriverlibrary.ca.

October News

1 October 2016

Out Loud 2016: Our Wild and Wonderful West got off to a fantastic start with The Wardens concert on October 1. What a night, with their excellent music, a mix of new songs and old favourites, and wonderful stories all accompanied with a slide show. Next up in our Out Loud line up is Irene Kerr from the Museum of the Highwood who will be giving her talk on pioneer women, “The Missus”. Just come to the library on Thursday October 13 if you wish to attend.

On October 15, Doris Daley and Bruce Innes will be presenting “100 years of Thunder” – a salute to the Calgary Stampede’s centennial. Doris’ original western poetry, interposed with Bruce’s original songs highlight many facets of the Stampede from the rodeo to pancake breakfasts. At time of writing, all tickets for this event are spoken for, but you can add your name to the waiting list in case any tickets are returned.  Following this, on Wednesday, October 19, we have Gary Allegretto coming up from California. Gary is a celebrated singer/songwriter who is a master on the blues harmonica. Gary will be sharing on the role the harmonica played in the development of music in the West. There are a few tickets left for Gary’s first time visit to Canada. Gary will be following his concert with a harmonica workshop on October 20. For $20 you get a lesson and a harmonica and Gary assures us that you can learn to play in 90 minutes. If you are interested in becoming a harmonica virtuoso, then please call and sign up at the library. At present, Jan has 96 harmonicas sitting in her office and she would love to see them distributed far and wide!

Coming up on Thursday, November 3 at 7:00pm, we have Pam Clarke at the library to talk about her recently published book Kalyna. In this novel, Pam has created an engaging protagonist, together with a plot that grabs and holds the reader’s attention. She shines the light of fiction on a period when hundreds of Ukrainians who moved to the Canadian ‘promised land’ of the west and established homes in soddies then more permanent buildings. However, with the onset of the First World War many were sent into forced labour camps, often leaving wives and children on farms recently hacked out of the wilderness. A kiosk in Banff commemorates the Ukrainian Internment camp established during this time. Pam grew up in Edmonton close to Edna-Star. Kalyna is her first novel and is a tribute to her Ukrainian Canadian heritage and prairie home.

If you want to get a good deal and support the library at the same time then please purchase the AG Foods “Fill Your Basket” Coupon book. Each book contains $50 of coupons to be used at Country Food Mart and only costs $10 which the library gets to keep! Coupon booklets are available at the circulation desk until the end of October.

If you have a child/children attending either Turner Valley School or C. Ian McLaren, don’t forget to redeem your voucher for a free family membership. These vouchers are provided by Mark Mueller at Country Food Mart who covers the cost of the membership. Having a card gives your whole family access to our collection, equipment and e-resources. Just ask at the desk and we can show you how you can save money on subscriptions and other fees for e-resources. So, hopefully, we will see you the library soon!

June News

14 June 2016

And the winner is…
Many creative endeavours have their awards: movies have the Oscars, TV has the Emmys and music has the Grammys. Although not so well known, libraries too have their moment in the spotlight when they are recognised for excellence in delivering library service. Sheep River Library has had more than its fair share of awards over the past five years from both the province and the Marigold Library System, including the most recent “Making A Difference Award” presented to the staff at the Marigold Libraries Workshop on May 11. The plaque was given in recognition of our Schollaboration Project which is our collaboration with all our local schools. This covers the free kindergarten memberships courtesy of AG Country Food Mart, author visits with the elementary schools and the library card initiative with Oilfields High School enabling all students to access educational e-resources available through the Marigold Library System. We are thrilled to be the recipient of another award and the only problem it creates is that our “bragging” shelf is quite full. Of course, there is never any time to rest on our laurels as we are always on to the next thing, which in this case is our Makerspaces project. We are pleased to announce that our application for New Horizons funding was accepted and we received just over $19,000 from the Federal Government to get our Makerspaces underway. We will install new cupboards in our large meeting space to hold equipment for quilting, card making and other crafts. We are also purchasing tools for household repairs that can be taken out just like a library book. These tools are specifically designed for seniors in that they are lightweight and easy to hold and operate. In addition to all this, we will also acquire a scanner that transforms slides into digital format. You can reduce all those unwieldly boxes of slides to one CD. You can also unload that dusty slide projector you never use!  We will be offering training and classes for all of these areas in the fall, so check our website or pick up a brochure toward the end of the summer.

Time is fast approaching for our Summer Reading Program for children aged 4-10. This year’s theme is “Wild.” Teagan is all set to provide a fun filled hour of stories, crafts, games and activities. The first session, 10-11am, is for four to six year olds. A slightly longer session for seven to ten year olds follows at 11:10am. Summer Reading Program starts on Wednesday, July 13 and will run until August 24. For more information, go to our website or pick up the brochure at the library. Once again, Thursday nights will be Family Movie Night. Check our Facebook page, website or the outside signs for titles each week.

Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”
Henry James

May News

31 May 2016

Annual Book Sale Returns!
Spring is here and it is time for seasonal activities such as gardening and spring cleaning. If you are decluttering your house and looking for a place to drop off boxes of books you have amassed over the years then bring them to the library. We are collecting books for our annual book sale on Saturday, June 4. We accept everything except sets of encyclopaedias, Reader’s Digest condensed books and textbooks.  These items do not sell and we end up recycling them. As part of the Discovery Days festivities we will again set up carts of books under our veranda and you can peruse them at your leisure from 11am-4pm right after the Diamond Valley Parade. Purchase as many items as you can carry for 25c a piece.  What we don’t sell is sent to Better World Books and they distribute them to libraries in the developing world or sell them. A portion of the profits supports both our library and other literacy organisations. When you drop off donated books, please bring them into the library. Do not put them in the outside drop box, which is for returning library items only. Whether you are donating books or not, we hope to see you at the sale on June 4. You never know what treasure you may discover!

The circulation desk will be closed on Wednesday, May 11 for the entire day (10am -8pm) to allow all the staff to attend the Marigold Libraries’ Workshop in Strathmore. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience. The conference side of the building will be open for scheduled programs, so if you are signed up for any Literacy for Life programs or the iPad class, they will run as advertised. We are committed to having staff that can provide you with the best service possible which means we need to take advantage of training opportunities as they arise.
Last summer the library served as the Visitor Information Centre for the Town of Turner Valley as a pilot project. The library has now taken on that role in a more official capacity which means we have extended  our operating hours. To facilitate visitor information services the library will now be open 12pm-4pm on the Saturdays and Statutory days of long weekends. Full library service will be available during this time including circulation desk, public computers and wifi. We also have brochures available in our entry way for visitors to our area.

Coming soon to our library – bicycles! Yes, along with walking poles, snowshoes and pedometers, you will soon be able to take out a bike with your library card. We are working in partnership with the High Country Wellness Coalition to provide this service. Check out the HCWC table at Discovery Days for more information. Details will be posted at www.sheepriverlibrary.ca when the program is ready to roll.

For a full list of all programs and events please check our website or call 403-933-3278. 

February News

16 February 2016

Come Celebrate With Us

It’s hard to believe but the Sheep River Library has been at its new location in its beautiful new building for FIVE YEARS! Yes, in early April of 2011, all the contents of the old library were packed up and moved to Main Street in Turner Valley. We have seen many changes and lots of growth in that time. We have more than doubled our membership from 1300 to 2700 cardholders.  Our annual visits have increased from 15,000 to almost 40,000 per year and we now run over 500 programs a year with more than 7,000 attendees. We are excited! So we need to celebrate. We will be hosting a 5th anniversary party on Saturday, March 19 from 1 pm -3 pm. There will be cake, displays and awesome prizes. Please mark the date on your calendar and plan to attend.

Once again we are pleased to be able to bring you the Winter Video Conference Series put on by Alberta Environment: Footprints on the Landscape. These televised lectures will be on Tuesdays at 7pm throughout February and March. On February 16 John Campbell will be presenting, Do you like to dance?  which will be looking at the secrets of the sharp-tailed grouse. This lecture also features the National Geographic award winning photographer Ken Gribbin. On February 23, the topic is The Waterton Biosphere Association and the Blackfoot Challenge: Sharing the Range. Ranchers from both sides will share their perspective and methods they have used to meet the challenge of sharing the range. March 1 will have Andrea Morehouse speaking on the Southwest Alberta Grizzly Monitoring Project. March 15’s topic is on the Dutch Creek Restoration Project and finishing up on March 22 there will be a lecture on Fire Management in Waterton Lakes National Park. This talk will look at prescribed and wildfire experiences.

For those avid Downton Abbey fans we commiserate with you as the series comes to an end. To ease the pain of its passing (what will we do now without the Dowager Duchess’s wonderful one-liners?), we are going to have another Downton Abbey get together complete with costumes, tea and scones and watch the final episode together on Sunday March 6 at 4 pm. (This is the same day the final episode will air on PBS). So, get out your hats, gloves and finest 1925s garb and join us as we farewell Lord and Lady Grantham, the Crawleys and those who scurry about below stairs.

Don’t forget about our other programs running in February and March such as How to Solve Cryptic Crosswords (February 25), Meat Lover’s Special (February 24 & 25), Computer Basics and Basics + (Starting February 24). For a complete list of all programs please go to www.sheepriverlibrary.ca or pick up a brochure at the front desk.  For those who need help with e-readers or downloading e-books in general, please note that we have set aside Friday afternoons for this purpose. Call the library and set up an appointment with Gita, our resident e-resource and most things technical expert.

See you on March 19 for our 5th anniversary celebration!

January News

January 2016

2016 has arrived. It’s January again, which means it is time for those dreaded New Year’s resolutions. By the time this has gone to press you may have made and given up on a few already. But it is not too late to stick with some of the more doable ones especially if any of them appear on the following list:

  • Learning a new skill

  • Improving on previously learned skills

  • Taking up a new activity

  • Knocking some books, movies or music off your bucket list

  • Getting into better shape

  • Spending more time outdoors

Checking out the Winter/Spring 2016 list of programs available at the library either at www.sheepriverlibrary.ca or in the brochure available at the front desk, will show you that we can help with anything on this list. Coming up in the next few months we have many classes aimed at teaching you a new skill. Our library manager is once again sharing her expertise on how to solve cryptic crossword puzzles. If these crosswords have always seemed baffling and nonsensical then come along to the class and learn the tricks and techniques to solving them (February 25).  Len Latoski is offering a 2 part class aimed at improving your knowledge of meats, their different cuts, how best to cook them and buy them. You will have all the information you need to make a better choice when facing the meat counter at the supermarket (February 24 & 25). A skill we at the library think everyone should have is how to access and use the e-resources available with your library card. Not only can you download e-books but also movies, music, newspapers, magazines and much more for free. You can save hundreds of dollars on subscription and rental fees by simply using your card. Come along on January 21 and Gita and Jan will show you how easy it is to do. We have a variety of computer courses from beginner to Word 2010 to how to use an iPad. Details for all these can be found in our brochure.

We have many groups that meet on a regular basis at the library who are always open to new members joining. This is a great way to learn a new skill or return to something you’ve done before but you now feel your skills have become a bit rusty.  Knit, Stitch and Fix any Glitch meets twice a week on Monday mornings and Thursday evenings at the fireplace. If knitting is your passion or you want to learn how to knit then come sit by the fire and benefit from Felicity’s expertise.  Scrabble Dabble is  moving its time slot to Tuesday mornings at 10:30. Conversational French meets the first Wednesday of the month at 3:15 pm – come along and parlez-vous francais to your heart’s content. The Quilters and Sewers meet every Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the large table. Once again all levels from beginners to experts are welcome to join in.

If getting into shape and being in the outdoors is your resolution, then join up with the Sheep River Ramblers. There are a variety of walks/hikes each week including snowshoeing. Also, this session we have Search & Rescue teaching a class on how to build a quinzee (snow cave). This will be a two part class with the theory portion taught on January 27 with the practical session scheduled when there has been sufficient snowfall. Don’t forget the Diamond Valley Fit Club that meets Wednesday evenings in Room 3 for an invigorating workout.

Our bucket lists of books, movies and music are available at the front desk. See how many you can check off in 2016.

Please remember to sign up for any courses you are interested in by calling the library at 403-933-3278 or dropping in.

News for October

08 September 2015

Out Loud 2015: The Wilderness Around Us

Once again October approaches and with it Canadian Library Month. For the last three years Sheep River Library has joined the celebration of Library Month with its Out Loud Series. We have loved having a wide variety of authors visit, musicians come to play and theatre troupes perform. This year is no exception. Each year we pick a theme to link the series together and make it more fun. This year our theme is “the wilderness around us.” So, with that in mind we are bringing in speakers and providing activities that will open our eyes to the wilderness that surrounds us locally, provincially and nationally. Our Celebrity Reads slate of authors brings back a library favourite, Ben Gadd, who will be presenting his amusing talk, “I’s the b’y that writes the book, and I’s the b’y that sells er”,  on the writing of his book: Handbook of the Canadian Rockies. (Friday, October 16 at 7 pm). Fellow Canmore resident, Wendy Bush will be giving us her talk “Porcupines and Prickles” (Wednesday, October 14 at 7 pm). Wendy will also have a display of her funny porcupine exhibition, both collected and created, on display at the library throughout the month of October. Once again we are thrilled to be partnering with Word Fest to bring Adam Shoalts to our neck of the woods. Adam has been named “Canada’s Indiana Jones” and he has proven that the age of exploration is far from over. His expeditions into Canada’s wilderness have generated new geographic knowledge and garnered international headlines. He is also the author of Alone Against the North. Join us for a fun evening, although we cannot guarantee he will be sporting a fedora and whip! (Saturday, October 17 at 7 pm). The following Saturday, Kevin Van Tighem will be presenting his talk “Water and Wildness.” He is the author of Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River. Kevin has extensive experience as a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service and Parks Canada. (Thursday, October 22 at 7 pm).

We are excited to be presenting two concert evenings as part of Out Loud this year. Firstly, on Wednesday, October 7 we have Purly Gates and Alison Moore presenting Riders on the Orphan Train. This multi-media presentation tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children that were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations between 1854 and 1929. Alison Moore is a Humanities scholar and author of Riders on the Orphan Train. Purly Gates (yes, this is her name) is a well-known musician and story teller from Texas.  Secondly, we have the musical group Wailback performing their original beargrass blues and mountain ballads. Sid Marty, Jim McLennan, Joe Cunningham and James Leeuwen make up the band who present new Alberta roots music. Sid’s songs about Alberta feature well-aged cowboys, crazy weather, despairing lovers and mountaineers. (Saturday, October 24 at 7 pm). For all of the above events, FREE tickets will be available from September 15 onwards at the library.  

If getting out and actually enjoying the wilderness around us is more to your liking, then check out the overnight hike with the Sheep River Ramblers on October 2nd and 3rd. Friday night will be spent at the Bell Cabin of Canmore Clubhouse. The Saturday hike will be to Chester Lake. For more  details, contact Gita at the library.

May Events at the Library

1 May 2015

“It was a haiku day, worthy of seventeen syllables of celebration, and my endorphins were pumping.” Gail Bowen

When I read the above quote in Gail Bowen’s “The Last Good Day,” I couldn’t help but smile.  What a metaphor for joy. Only a writer would describe happy times as if they were a poem. It is the hallmark of a good writer that in just a few original words they can create a mood or describe something that resonates to the core of your being; and Gail Bowen is one such writer. So, our endorphins were definitely jumping when we offered the opportunity to have her come to the library on Friday, May 8 at 7 pm.

Gail Bowen’s murder mystery book series features Joanne Kilbourn, who is a departure from the usual protagonist in a crime series in that she is a university professor, sometime political columnist, and a wife, mother and grandmother.  The first book in the series, Deadly Appearances, was published in 1990 and the 15th installment, 12 Rose Street arrived in bookstores last month. Some of the novels in this series have been adapted for TV movies, featuring Wendy Crewson as the title character. As well as being a novelist, Gail has also written several plays. In the words of Joan Barfoot, `Gail Bowen does it all: genuine human characters, terrific plots and good, sturdy writing.`

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Bowen was educated at the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo and the University of Saskatchewan. She subsequently taught English in Saskatchewan, and was associate professor of English at First Nations University of Canada before retiring from teaching. She currently lives in Regina, Saskatchewan. Gail will be selling and signing her books on the evening so come prepared! Due to the anticipated popularity of this event, entry will be by ticket only. You may pick up your FREE ticket from the library any time before May 8, or phone to reserve one.

You can also get your endorphins pumping by getting a taste of summer with a multimedia presentation about wildflowers. Coming up on May 14 we have Ian Wilson and Jacinthe Lavoie presenting Wildflowers of Waterton Park at the at 7 pm.This colourful show features the best trails for wildflowers in Waterton Park, with five themes set to music, from bold blossoms to diminutive gems, wild creatures enjoying flowers, majestic mountain scenery, and autumn colours. After the presentation, Ian and Jacinthe welcome questions about wildflowers and photography, and will have autographed books available. With a mix of wildflowers, scenery, wild creatures, and trails of the park it will be a great prelude to summer!

If the above quote about haiku got you thinking about poetry don`t forget our Poetry by the Fireside group that meets the last Thursday of the month at 10:30 am. Everyone is welcome. We invite you to bring a poem by a dead poet, a living poet and one you have written yourself. Contact either Doris or Jan at the library for more details.

Please check out our website (www.sheepriverlibrary.ca) for all up-coming events and programs.