The Library’s DiscARTed Art Show and Sale is inviting applications from creative types to take part in this unique fundraising Show & Sale. Fill out the application form by October 4th. Forms are available at any branch of the library.
Check out the poster for more details. Should be a great show!
DiscARTed Art Show and Sale Guidelines for Artists
Show runs Saturday, October 19 to October 26, 2013
1) To participate, you must complete an application form available at any branch of the County of the Prince Edward Public Library & Archives and deliver the form to the attention of Christine Renaud by October 4, 2013.
2) Books used in the submitted piece(s) must be from The County of Prince Edward County Public Library books designated for recycling.
3) Books slated for recycling will be available free of charge to artists and can be picked up at the Picton branch during open hours. Please call in advance 613-476-5962. You must have applied to participate in the show in order to obtain free books.
4) Pieces may be created or constructed with materials other than books, but the majority of materials used must be books.
5) Artists can enter a maximum of 2 pieces.
6) Work(s) must be delivered upstairs at Books & Company on Thursday October 17 during normal open hours.
7) Pieces must be made available for sale and artists must determine price. 8) 50% of the sale price will be kept and shared equally between The Prince Edward County Authors Festival and the County of Prince Edward Public Library & Archives.
9) Artists whose pieces sell will be paid by November 15,2013. If the entire price of the item is donated, a tax receipt will be issued.
10) All unsold pieces must be picked up on October 27, 2013. We are not responsible for pieces not picked up after that date.
11) Three People’s Choice Awards will chosen and announced on Friday, October 25, 2013
Mystery authors Vicki Delany and Janet Kellough, friends and fellow writers, coincidentally have new novels being released within weeks of each other, and the library is privileged to be their choice of location for a dual book launch.
Kellough and Delany will be at the Picton branch of the library on Thursday, August 15 at 7p.m. reading from their new works, taking questions form the audience, and signing copies of their books.
The tale begins with the bloated corpse of a man dressed in women’s clothing washing up on the shore of Lake Ontario near Lewis’s home. Nothing is found on the body except a small scrap of green ribbon.
It’s 1847 – “Black ’47”- and 100,000 Irish immigrants are fleeing to Canada to escape starvation. The emigrants bring with them the dreaded “ship’s fever”, and soon Canadian ports are overflowing with the sick and dying.
Lewis’s youngest son, Luke, volunteers in the dreaded fever sheds. He finds a green ribbon in the lifeless hand of a patient named John Porter. Luke uncovers a tale of enmity that began in Ireland, and enlists Thaddeus’s aid in trying to discover what happened. Their search leads them to the heart of the criminal underworld of Toronto, where the final acts of vengeance play out against the tragedy occurring in the fever sheds.
In reviewing the book, Publishers Weekly writes, “Kellough embraces the history of her native Ontario, accepting the ugly facts along with the laudable ambitions of a few to improve a society divided by superstition, class and religion, a society that punished victims and rewarded exploiters. While Kellough takes some liberties with the actual history of Thaddeus Lewis to facilitate her tale, in grander matters she paints an accurately unsentimental picture of Victorian-era Ontario in a time of plague and disaster, eschewing narrative convenience for historical verisimilitude.”
It has been two years since Constable Molly Smith and Sergeant John Winters were last re-united on the page to work on a case, and this one is as inexplicable as snow in summer. Cathy Lindsay, a high school English teacher and married mother of two, is shot by a sniper while walking her dog in the snowy woods and there are no clues, no suspects, and no motive. Is it possible this was a case of mistaken identity? And if so, who in the small, close-knit community might be next?
Meanwhile, on the double black diamond runs of the Blue Sky resort, Molly Smith meets a handsome, charming man, as good as skier as she is, which turns her to realizing that it’s time to make some serious decisions about the direction of her life – both personal and professional.
New York Times bestselling author, Julia Spencer-Fleming says of this latest from the author, “Delany’s formidable Canadian sleuth, Molly Smith, pits her skills against an ice-cold killer, just as her personal life heats up. I love this series!”
Library CEO Barbara Sweet points out that all titles by Delany and Kellough are popular at the library and many people are anticipating these new titles in the collection.
“Copies of both titles are on order and we expect that, like their other books, these will be favourites on the library’s New Books List and will generate many requests.”
The Bitter Pill presented by John Sloan, presented by Treat Hull
We will post a video clip from the 2013 County Reads every day for a week. You can vote for your favourite.
Baby Group continues Friday mornings at the Picton Branch.
Seed Saving Library volunteer meeting Tomorrow, Monday, March 25 at 2pm at the Picton branch. Help us plan the launch of this new initiative.
Forks Over Knives Documentary Wednesday, March 27 at 7pm at the Wellington branch library. Free showing of the documentary popularizing a diet the restores health and fights disease.
4-week Beginner Bridge Milford branch. Begins Thursday, April 4 from 1pm – 4pm. Register with Christine to reserve your spot: email@example.com or 613-476-5962
NOTE: the library will be closed Good Friday, March 29 and Easter Monday, April 1, but we are open on Saturday, March 30 with Easter crafts at all branches, Bonnet Decorating at the Milford branch from 10am to 11am, and at the Picton branch at 11am, bring the children for Songs with Sam, a springtime sing-along.
March Break Fun at the Library!
Fun-filled days are ahead for March Break with free activities for children and families at all six branches of the library from Monday, March 11th to Saturday March 16th.
The entire week, the library will offer Lantern Making with artist Krista Dalby of Small Pond Arts. The beautiful lanterns that will be created are inspired by lantern festivals held around the world, and are being crafted in anticipation of the County’s first Lantern Festival, which will be held on April 20th.
All materials will be supplied and parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to bring their young ones to the cool creative workshops and to take home a lantern of their own.
The workshops are being offered in each branch of the library on different days, beginning with an all day drop-in workshop from 9am to 4pm on Monday, March 11 at the Picton branch library.
All other lantern making workshops will be from 1pm to 4pm beginning on Tuesday at the Milford branch, then happening on Wednesday at the Wellington branch, Thursday at the Bloomfield branch with the last one on Friday at the Ameliasburgh branch library.
There are many other activities to choose from during the March break week as well, with a variety to suit almost every interest.
On Tuesday, March 12th, join in for “Write on! A blogging workshop”. Held from 10am to 2pm, this workshop is aimed at ages 6 to 11 and will have participants researching their favourite topics, writing about them, adding photos, and publishing to a group blog that can then be shared online with family and friends.
Also on Tuesday, there’s fun in the kitchen with “Kids Can Cook” at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Join Liz from 2pm to 4pm and learn to make tasty after-school snacks, and then enjoy eating them! Recommended for ages 6 to 12.
On Wednesday, March 13th, visit the Wellington branch library for “Designer Duds: T-shirt Design” from 10am to 12 noon. Bring your designs, creative ideas and a blank t-shirt for this hands-on activity and leave with a piece of wearable art. This is recommended for ages 5 and up.
For Lego aficionados, the library presents a Lego Building Party at the Consecon branch library on Wednesday the 13th at 3pm. Drop in and build something super with your friends and meet other Lego lovers.
On Thursday, March 14th, there is a Children’s Dance Party at 11am at the Picton branch and a Tea Party and Dance at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall at 2pm.
Move to the groove in Picton, and if you choose to attend the Tea Party and Dance, feel free to dress up for the occasion.
A very special treat is in store on Friday, March 15th when children’s entertainer Tabby Johnson, from well known television shows such as The Polka Dot Door, The Big Comfy Couch and Noddy to name a few, comes to share her very special songs and story telling as part of her Tabby Tales show.
An entertainer, educator and mentor, Tabby Johnson has delighted children and their parents her entire career by sharing her love of story and song on stage. Her lively interactive show, aimed at ages 4 to 10, will have everyone moving and singing.
Performances are in Wellington at 11am and again in Picton at 2pm.
Ending the week of special events, the library presents an all day March Break Wrap-up Party at the Sophiasburgh Town Hall from 11am to 3:30 on March 16th.
At 11am, build your own minigolf course and then play with your friends. At 12 noon, bring your lunch and enjoy story telling followed by crafts to make and take home. At 1pm, it’s a sing-along with talented musician and singer Sam Hirst, followed by a Lego building competition at 2:30. Feel free to spend all day and enjoy all the activities.
All of the March Break events are free.
With the exception of the lantern building workshops and the Tabby Johnson performance, we ask that those who would like to attend the workshops please register with Liz at 613-476-5962 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Picton Branch: Storytelling activity & a free book! 1:30pm|
|Donna Kaye, an early literacy specialist, will share a teaching story from the East to help us learn about ourselves and our wold.
Reading tip sheets, take-home activities, conversations!
These Teaching Stories are best suite for preschoolers and young school-age children along with their parents or caregivers.
Family literacy day is Jan. 27th! Let’s celebrate!