Activities

Children’s Activities

Wildlife around the World: program for kids and families with Fionnathan

Wednesday, March 4th at 10:30

Fionnathan have contributed to conservation efforts to help sea turtles in Zanzibar, grizzly bears in the Pacific Northwest, flying fox bats in Australia, and corals of the Great Barrier Reef. They will join us to compare the unique wildlife of our own immediate environment with the very different ones they have visited.

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Please consider a suggested donation of $5 per person to help Fionnathan defray their travel costs and to support their work.

SATURDAY MORNING STORYTIME AND CRAFT ACTIVITIES

Saturday mornings at 10:30

Join us Saturday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30 for stories and crafts. Children ages 4-8 are welcome.

Unless otherwise noted, all activities are bilingual

February 29th: facilitator: Tamara

March 7th : facilitator: Vincent
March 14th : facilitator: Savannah
March 21st: facilitator: Sarah (in English only)
March 28th: facilitators: Janell & Mylène

We are always looking for qualified and enthusiastic storytime volunteers.  Note that any volunteer working with children at the library will be required to obtain standard police clearance.   Bilingual candidates with early childhood education experience preferred. Contact the library for details.

FAMILY BOOK CLUB

Friday, March 13th at 6:30pm

This month’s selection: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Van Glaser

Kids and parents are invited to read a selected book each month, then gather at the library on the last Friday of the month to dig deeper into the story and share insights and ideas with other readers. More details and a complete list of the books here: bibliolennoxvillelibrary.ca/middle-grade-fiction-family-book-club/

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS NIGHT

Thursday, March 26th, 6 to 8pm

The library’s D&D club meets once a month.
For kids ages 9 and up.
There are no more spots left this month for players, but all are welcome to come observe. Contact the library for details.

ADULT ACTIVITIES

Meet Fionnathan ! 

Wednesday, March 4th 1:30-3:00 pm

In this program geared for adults, Fionnathan will talk about their adventures around the world, tell us some jokes and bring out their instruments (fiddle and guitar) to play a short set of Irish traditional music.

More information here

Please consider a suggested donation of $5 per person to help Fionnathan defray their travel costs and to support their work.

 

CANADA READS . . . and so does Lennoxville 2020- Featuring the CBC’s Ali Hassan as MC

Wednesday March 11th at 7pm

Salle Communautaire Amédée-Beaudoin 

Local presenters. Lively conversation and debate. There will be door prizes and refreshments.

Join us for presentations and discussion about the 2020 Canada Reads contenders

 

For Love of the River: Rapid-Fire Reading, Ricochet Writing Event

Sunday, March 22nd at 2pm

Salle Communautaire Amédée-Beaudoin 

Eighteen of the Eastern Townships hottest writers and poets will keep things hopping by reading from their most engaging work about water—for only 90 seconds each!—Then, still on stage, each will sit down at a laptop to contribute on the spot to a collaborative text about the St. Francois River that will be read aloud at the end of the show—with élan! This event is primarily in English, with some French.

Free admission. Music. Refreshments

More information here.

 

Poetry Creation Workshop

February 20 through April 30th

6:30 – 8 pm

A series of six free workshops for new and seasoned poets alike that will meet every two weeks. Poet Jeff Parent will facilitate this series designed to spark creativity and deepen your poetic practice. Participants will hone their skills by exploring different poetic forms, and sharing and critiquing each other’s work.

The workshop is limited to 7 participants. Participants are asked to commit to participating in all 6 sessions. Contact the library to sign up.

More information here

 

BOOK CLUBS

The English language “Books and Brown Bags” usually meets every other Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm. All are welcome to bring lunch and come discuss a book they have recently enjoyed, or just listen to what others have enjoyed.

UPCOMING MEETINGS: Wednesdays February 5th and February 19th at 12 pm

The French language “Club de Lecture” meets monthly to discuss what participants have been reading in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

UPCOMING MEETING:  Thursday, February 20th at 1:30 pm

Are you an Anglophone looking to brush up your French, or a Francophone looking to practice your English? Both clubs welcome the participation of those looking to connect with literature and conversation in another language.

 

ART EXHIBIT

LECHA (Raymonde Lachapelle) : Pourings

Come discover the work of Lecha and meet the artist. Expo until March 7th