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Confederation Centre Public Library

The following is a list of programs being offered at the Confederation Centre public library.

Your iPad or Android tablet is Jan. 21, 7 p.m. Storm date is Jan. 28, 7 p.m.

To unlock the power at your fingertips and increase your productivity, bring your iPad or android and learn how to edit and print photos, write documents and more to the session on Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

Island Nature Trust presents Winter Wildlife: Tracks, Adaptations, Signs Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Storm date: Feb. 3, 7 p.m.

Jackie Waddell will provide the information needed to interpret tracks in the snow and other signs left behind by native birds and mammals and will also view the land from the perspective of wildlife.

Human Library is Jan. 30, 2 - 4 p.m.

Come to the library to borrow a living "book". There will be books representing unique and unusual occupations and perspectives. "When you borrow from the Human Library, you'll be able to listen to your living book tell his or her own story, as well as ask questions."

CLIA presents wills, power of attorney, health care directives on Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. Storm date is Feb. 10, 2 p.m.

Join Kelly Robinson to learn more about these important topics and bring your questions.

P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women and the library invite the public to attend a bi-weekly lunch discussion group. Facilitated sessions on reading the truth and reconciliation committee report, begins Feb. 4 at noon. Tea and coffee will be available. Bring your own lunch.

Back to the Bog: Charlottetown's 19th-Century Darktown with Jim Hornby is Feb 7, 2-3 p.m.; storm date Feb. 14.

The illustrated presentation will present a sharper definition of the people of the Bog, who they were, where they lived, and the larger society's treatment of the area.

The Old Stock: songs of P.E.I. black history will be held Feb. 11, 2-3 p.m. Storm date is Feb. 18.

It's hosted by award-winning musician Scott Parsons with Nancy Clement and Spencer Soloduka, Come and listen to the songs that bring to life the little known stories of P.E.I. early black community.

Teen Programs

All About Chocolate, a hot chocolate study break is in the Teen Space, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m.

Drop in drawing at the Teen Space is weekly, Saturday, 1:30 p.m. Teens, ages 12-18, are invited to join with others who enjoy drawing. Supplies provided. 

Maker Space for teens is Feb. 13, 2 p.m. Drop by the teen space to make a featured felted project .

The Children's Library is partnering with the Black Cultural Society of Prince Edward Island to present family arts and crafts sessions throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. Appreciation is expressed to sponsors and Friends of the Confederation Centre Public Library.

Baraka family arts and crafts is Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. Come read "The Patchwork Path", a story of two of the thousands who escaped a life of slavery and made the dangerous journey to freedom, a story of courage, determination, and hope. Following the reading, participants can create their own patches using secret codes.

Then, at 2 p.m. it's Baraka Createen. 

It's time to head to the teen space to discuss what black history month means to teens and to the Island. Teens are then invited to create works of art to represent their thoughts about the incredible history and influence black culture has had on our Island community. 

Space is limited, so call 902-368-4642 to register. All work will be displayed at the Baraka Festival at the end of the month.

Trina O'Brien Leggott is chief librarian at Confederation Centre Public Library. This library column runs in The Guardian on the third Wednesday of every month. Anyone who would like more information on programs should call the library at 902-368-4642.


Organizations: Nature Trust, Human Library, P.E.I. Advisory Council on the Status of Women Black Cultural Society of Prince Edward Island Confederation Centre Public Library

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Iceland, Children The Guardian

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