Fall library programs soon to be running
It’s hard to believe, but fall is in the air!
Here at Airdrie Public Library (APL), we are already well-prepared for the new season – our program lineup is already set and our fall brochures are ready for the public.
For adults, we have several new options for expanding your world.
Spanish for Travellers, running Oct. 2 to Nov. 20, is an introductory course that teaches the basics, including greetings, telling time, asking directions and other useful phrases.
On the digital side, we will be offering Computer Skills 1, 2 and 3, so participants can gradually increase their knowledge of everything from using the mouse to navigating the Internet. When it comes to using the library to your fullest advantage, we will be offering four short essential skills courses: E-Readers and the Library; TRACpac; Navigating Webmail; and Facebook.
As well, our One-on-One Technology Tutoring is available through 30-minute appointments Tuesday mornings, 10 to 11:30 a.m., and Thursday evenings, 7 and 7:30 p.m.
Bringing back some of our favourites, we will again be offering our Friday evening adult author series, beginning with Marina Endicott, Sept. 21. Airdrie Employment Services is also back, offering three workshops for job-seekers, employees and employers: Age as an Ally; Social Media: Getting the Job You Want; and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
As for our clubs, those that took a break over the summer will begin meeting again in September. The Genealogy Group now gathers the third Monday of the month, 7 to 8:15 p.m., while the book clubs meet the first Wednesday of the month (evening club, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) and the fourth Wednesday of the month (morning, 10 a.m. to noon).
And don’t forget to drop by to view our Art in the Library exhibits: Jaime Keenan’s The Creative Blur, running until Nov. 5, and Joy Beckley’s Mixed, running Nov. 5 to Jan. 7.
For children and teens, we will be hosting author Marty Chan and illustrator James Grasdal during the Young Alberta Book Society literary arts festival, Taleblazers 2012, which runs Oct. 1-26; as well as holding such regular programs as Free Family Fun Saturdays, Sunday Cinema, Junior Artists, Tween Zone and Teens After Hours.
For preschoolers and their parents/caregivers, all our ever-popular programs are back – Babytime, ToddlerTime, Three to Get Ready and StoryTime, which require registration; and Tales and Tunes, and Rhymes and Songs, which are drop-in.
For all programs requiring registration, this begins Aug. 27. Please drop in, call us at 403-948-0600 or visit us online at: www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca for dates and times.