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CALLING ALL WRITERS!

Join special guest Margaret Macpherson (2014 Writer in Residence) for the inaugural meeting of the Fort Saskatchewan Writers’ Group on Tuesday, November 25 from 7–8:30 pm in the Library's Program Room.

All are welcome.   This is a drop-in program; registration is not required.

 

A Book for Every Child is a joint project of the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library’s Board of Trustees and the Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherers’ Society.  New books are collected through the library and distributed with Christmas Food Hampers to children who otherwise would not receive a book for Christmas.  Ownership of a book is important as it emphasizes the importance of reading in a child's life, strengthens literacy and encourages lifelong learning.

Books can be dropped off at the Library up until November 28 and monetary donations can be made until December 05, 2014.  Starting November 14 until December 05  the Library will be selling paper Christmas lights for a toonie to go up on the Library walls.  All proceeds will go to the purchase of books for the Christmas hampers.

How you can participate:

  • Give a financial donation (up to December 05, 2014).  This enables Library staff to purchase new books for babies, toddlers, beginning readers, school-aged children and teens on your behalf.
  • Donate a new book.  Books may be dropped off at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library until November 28.  Books for teens are always in short supply.
  • Buy a paper Christmas light for a toonie.
     

For ages 12 and under

Saturday, December 13 from 11 am-noon 

Drop in and decorate your own gingerbread house and then head off to the fireplace area for musical entertainment.

Local musician Stuart McGowan will be playing a variety of music to delight the ears of all who listen.

Come join in the fun!
 

Have you tried Zinio, our fantastic digital magazine service? View current and back issues on your computer, tablet or smartphone with NO holds and NO checkout periods -- everything is always available and you can keep your magazines for as long as you'd like. 

 

In the Fall of 2014 the following new titles were added:

Advanced Photoshop
American Girl Magazine
Android Australia
Android Magazine
Astronomy
Better Homes and Gardens
Bon Appetit
Clean Eating
Cottage Life
Coup de Pouce
FamilyFun
Fitness
HELLO! magazine
HGTV Magazine
Linux Format
Log Home Living
MORE
Olive Magazine
Parents
Quilting Arts Magazine
SELF
Star Magazine 
Style At Home
Teen Vogue
Truck Trend
Vogue

A small number of titles were also cancelled, or are no longer being updated in Zinio because they are no longer available.

 

The Multimedia TV station in the Teen area is now operational and available for use.

Remote controls are available at the Circulation Desk.  There are two sets of extra headphones if more than two people want to use the station (there are two headphones sets are permanently installed).

A guide for patrons is at the station.

 

 

On September 29th, Travel Club participants were treated to a  tour of Israel & Cyprus with Sue K. as our guide. Here are some of her fascinating photos from the journey (click on the photos & scroll down to "Travel Club" for more). For an excellent description of this destination, download the PowerPoint presentation.

We enjoyed the  October 27th presentation, "A Few of My Favourite Things" -- an exploration of Dick E.'s top places, photographs, and stories.

Please join Dick. E on Monday, November 24 at 2 pm for

"Ireland: A Touch of Green."