Kids can celebrate the day off school on Nov. 17 by visiting with the Island Storm at 2:30 p.m.
In addition, evening and after school programs range from writing to crafting to computers and more. The Junior Writer’s Group for ages seven to 12 is Nov. 29, 4 p.m., and Craft Club will be Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m. Yoga stories combines bendy fun, books and mindfulness in one great program on Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m. Learn about coding and electronics on Nov. 25, 1 p.m., with Kids Learning Code. Space is limited so call the library to register (902-368-4644).
Regular weekly programs will finish for the year on Dec. 17 but until that time the children’s library offers an exciting age range of options. Starting with the youngest library patrons, on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m., stop by for Wiggle, Giggle, Read! where babies and caregivers enjoy songs, tickles and rhymes. Toddler Time is at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays, and Family Storytime for ages three to five (and their grownups) is Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Other weekly programs include Comic Club at 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Lego Club on Sundays at 2 p.m.
On Dec. 13, puppet drama returns to the library at 10:30 a.m. with “Bear and Hare: Snow!”, and Santa’s Storytime follows at 11 a.m.
For teens, the popular Drop-in Drawing program continues on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
Today at 7 p.m. seize the chance to express yourself at the library’s Open Mic night by reading prose or poetry. Call the library at 902-368-4642 to reserve a time.
The last three sessions of NaNoWriMO (National Novel Writing Month) are this month. Aspiring authors are meeting at the library on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. during November to work on their novels. To continue with the novel theme, the mid-morning book club meets Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. and will be discussing “Swamplandia” by Karen Russell. Drop in to the library to register and pick up a copy.
The financial literacy session topic for the month is “Protecting what Matters Most” on Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. On Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Parks Canada staff will give a presentation on the innovative approaches that have been taken to help with environmental sustainability in P.E.I. National Park.
Although winter doesn’t official start until December, the cold weather is upon us and the Friends of the Confederation Centre Public Library invite you to Music for a Winter’s Afternoon on Nov. 26 at 1 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and the music of local artist James Phillips.
As thoughts turn towards winter and the holiday season this could be the year to create some hand-made gifts. Check out “40 Colorful Afghans to Crochet” by Leonie Morgan or “You Can Knit That: Foolproof instructions for fabulous sweaters” by Amy Herzog. For some more unusual gifts, try “Traditional Stickmaking” by Charlie Walker or “One Jump Ring: Endless possibilities for chain mail jewelry” by Lauren Andersen.
Beth Clinton is the regional librarian with the P.E.I. Provincial Library Service. Her column appears in The Guardian once a month. Anyone who would like more information on programs should call the library at 902-368-4642.