Activities

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CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

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Saturdays at the Library

Saturdays 10am to 1pm

Every Saturday morning, children and families are invited to come participate in a variety of activities led by our dynamic youth services assistant.

Our goal is to create a place where youth can express themselves– read, play and learn. All activities are free and open to everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

• Activities for school-age kids and teens at 10am

Storytime for little ones at 11am

Stop in to read, play and connect any time.

APRIL ACTIVITIES

Saturday, April 20th

Come along this Saturday for a wool weaving workshop! Make a little tapestry with your favorite colors! ????

A great introduction to weaving for kids and teens. We’ll be using small homemade looms.

Storytime for little ones begins at 11:00 – choose your storybook!

Saturday, April 27th

Launch and Discovery of the Library’s New Sensory Kits and Slime Creation

Join us for the launch of the library’s new sensory kits, a great addition to our catalog acquired with financial support from the Tillotson Coaticook Region Fund.

We will propose an interactive and educational activity dedicated to exploring the sensory world. A fun “Slime” creation activity will also be offered to children!

This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the different ways we interact with the world around us. Join us for an activity filled with laughter, fun, and sensory discoveries!This event is organized as part of Autism Awareness Month, in collaboration with Autism Soutien, and with financial support from the Tillotson Fund.

Our sensory kits are collections of objects designed to promote calmness and focus. They can be particularly beneficial when sensory stimuli become overwhelming, causing anxiety or sensory overload. While these kits are primarily intended for children, they can also be advantageous for adults. Some kits can be used on-site, while others can be borrowed.

FAMILY BOOK CLUB (in English)

Every month, September through May

Next Meeting:

Open book chat

Thursday, April 25th, 6:30pm. Salle Amédée-Beaudoin

Kids and parents are invited to come join a fun and informal meetup that is geared to spark excitement about books and reading. There will be games and activities, and participants will be invited to share what they’ve been reading recently.

Every other month, kids and parents are invited to read a selected work of middle grade fiction together, and then gather at the library to talk about it as a group, and dig deeper into the story and share insights and ideas.

More details here. Let us know if you’d like to be part of the selection process for our 2023-2024 books.

DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS

Local Dungeon Master extraordinaire Patrick Lafortune offers a monthly introduction to the world of Dungeons & Dragons for kids ages 8-14.

Next Meetings:

Thursday, April 18th at 6pm

SIGN-UP REQUIRED. Use this link: 

https://forms.gle/hRMCkMg1PRSCCX4ZA
PLEASE make sure that your child is signed up before showing up to the activity.

This activity is very much in demand. We try to ensure that as many children as possible can take part. If there are no places left for the current month’s activity, we’ll try to find a place for you the following month.

BOARD GAME NIGHT

Next Meetings:

Meetings are paused for the moment.

Sign up using the form below to let us know you are interested. We will recontact you when dates are announced.

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A biweekly board game night for kids ages 8 to 14. Each time we meet we will be presenting and playing a new board game. Space is limited. You will receive an email confirmation once you have signed up. If there are more kids signed up than we have places, you will be on the waiting list and have priority for the next session.

Please ensure that your child has a place before showing up for an activity.

 

ADULT ACTIVITIES

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Author Talk: French Canadian Nationalism in the days of the Dominion

Friday, April 12th, 5pm, at the Library

The close of the 19th century saw a strong wind of French Canadian nationalism blow through Quebec, a time when Canada was still identified as a Dominion of the British Empire.

Lennoxville resident and bestselling author Sylvain-Claude Filion will discuss the events that led to the birth of modern modern Quebec nationalism: the Riel affair, the political career of Honoré Mercier
and the abolition of French and Catholic schools in Manitoba in 1890.

These events are the subject of his innovative novel Les jours du Dominion now being published online at lesjoursdudominion.ca
The talk will be in French with simultaneous translation provided

Poetry Tea

Sunday, April 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Uplands Cultural & Heritage Centre, 9 Spied St., Lennoxville.

Admission is free, courtesy of Uplands, and tea and treats are complimentary, courtesy of participating poets.A series of Townships Poets will read from their work (2 minutes each).

This event is organized in celebration of the National Poetry Month, and co-sponsored by the Townships Sun, Uplands Cultural & Heritage Centre, Quebec Writers’ Federation, Lennoxville Library, & Write Here, Write Now!

Happy Poetry Month!

BOOK CLUBS In French and English

In English:

Every other Wednesday from 12 to 1pm on Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89834510119

Next Meetings:

Wednesday April 17th

Wednesday May 1st

The English Language “Books and Brown Bags” book club meets every other Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm. All are welcome to come discuss a book they have recently enjoyed, or just listen to what others have read. Email the library if you would like to be added to the list to receive bi-weekly email reminders about our meetings: bibliolen (at ) gmail.com

Click here for a list of books discussed at past meetings

In French:

Next Meeting: Thursday April 25th at 10am

Please sign up in advance by contacting the library:

bibliolen@gmail.com
819 562-4949

Click here for a list of books discussed at past meetings

Both clubs operate the same way: participants come prepared to share and discuss with the group one or several books they’ve read recently. All are welcome.

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.