The first session of Airdrie Public Library's (APL) fall programming came to an end this week. Programmers will be taking a two-week break from Oct. 19 to Nov. 1 to catch their breath and to get ready for part two.
Session one was busy, with hundreds of participants in Zoom events ranging from Babytime to Crafternoon to the Voice & Vision Gala. The second half of fall programming is even more exciting.
Our regular preschool programs – including Toddlertime, Babytime and Bedtime Storytime – will continue with an extra Zoom meeting slotted for our popular Sing, Read, Rhyme. Also, watch for the return of the popular Snowflake Follies as a Zoom event.
School-aged Zoom programs such as Full STEAM Ahead, Crafternoon, Tween Zone and the in-house Listening Tails are pressing on along with two children’s author events. APL will be hosting Zoom events with award-winning Canadian authors Natasha Deen for grades 3 to 5 and Sigmund Brouwer for grades 7 to 9.
Makerspace Monday returns for cohorts of four and the new Makerspace Mystery program will feature a 3D-printed puzzle, activity or physics toy that can be collected at the library and explained in a follow-up video.
Teens will have more Adulting 101, a Dungeon & Dragons group and the Teen Advisory Council for those who wish to help create a great youth environment at the library.
One of the coolest things coming up in November is APL’s first Writer in Residence with author C.B. Forrest. Forrest will be offering workshops and one-hour one-on-one blue pencil sessions for four weeks in November.
APL will also be hosting two adult author readings, featuring Alexis Kienlen and Doreen Vanderstoop, as well as a talk by a Scotiabank small business advisor.
Keep an eye out for a talent show, where we ask Airdrie to show how talented they really are. Registration launches on our website Oct. 26.
For more information on APL programs and services visit www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca.