Thunder Bay Public Library Events for June

Thunder Bay Public Library
Thunder Bay Public Library

Thunder Bay Public Library
Thunder Bay Public Library

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – Are you looking for things to do as summer draws near? The Thunder Bay Public Library offers a number of events throughout the month of June.

All locations are wheelchair accessible
Website/Online Catalogue available 24/7 @ www.tbpl.ca. Please check Holiday Hours of Operation on our website for the branch nearest you.
Summer Hours of Operation commence Monday, June 29th. Please check Hours of Operation on our website for the branch nearest you.

The Library has formed a Community Action Panel & we are encouraging people of all ages to sign up. Panel members will contribute ideas & provide input on Library services, collections, programs & more. Community feedback is critical to Library planning–it will help to ensure that the Library is meeting the needs of the community now & in the future. If you’re interested in serving on the Community Action Panel, please apply by emailing Tina Tucker @ ttucker@tbpl.ca or calling 684-6813. An application form & terms of reference may be accessed online at www.tbpl.ca or at any library location.

eBook & Personal Technology Help – Need extra help with your eBook reader or tablet? Contact Margaret @ mdemillo@tbpl.ca or 345-8275, ext 7251 to make an appointment at your favourite Library location. Join the TBPL YAC (Youth Advisory Council) To help plan programs, go on shopping trips for the Library collection & have your voice heard. Go to teens.tbpl.ca /Join In for more information.

Monday, June 1 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in storytime combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Just drop in to the Mary J.L. Black Library Community Program Room. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.

Tuesday, June 2 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in storytime combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Just drop in to the Brodie Resource Library. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.
Tuesday, June 2 5:30 p.m. Tear Down Tuesdays. Join us @ the Waverley Resource Library Makerspace & learn how to open things up & see how they work, including common household items & electronic devices.

Tuesday, June 2 7 p.m. Financial Planning @ the Waverley Resource Library. Each week, relevant strategies related to cash management, insurance planning, investment planning, tax planning and related government programs, will be reviewed. Feel free to come prepared with questions that relate to YOUR unique financial situation! Email questions or comments ahead of time to: tbplworkshops@gmail.com. Week 3: Longer-term Goals – retirement planning and where to begin, preserving your estate. To register for these FREE one hour sessions, call 684-6815 or go online at www.tbpl.ca/getinvolved and click on Online Calendar.

Wednesday, June 3 1 p.m. Financial Planning @ the Mary J.L. Black Library Community Program Room. Each week, relevant strategies related to cash management, insurance planning, investment planning, tax planning and related government programs, will be reviewed. Feel free to come prepared with questions that relate to YOUR unique financial situation! Email questions or comments ahead of time to: tbplworkshops@gmail.com. Week 4: Income & Asset Protection – the ins & outs of managing risk. To register for these FREE one hour sessions, call 684-6815 or go online at www.tbpl.ca/getinvolved and click on Online Calendar.

Thursday, June 4 10:30 a.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy based storytime for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Resource Library. Your baby will learn the sounds & rhythm of language & its value. Instill an early love of reading & encourage socialization in your baby! Siblings are welcome. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.

Thursday, June 4 4 p.m. Turtle Island Tales. A storytime for families and children of all ages by guest presenters from the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre. Traditional stories, songs & crafts! Just drop-in at the Waverley Auditorium! For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.

Friday, June 5 1 p.m. Jump Into Summer – RETired Talks. Talks of Interest to Retired Persons & Their Friends! Join us @ the Mary J.L. Black Library with experts from Thunder Bay to make the most of your summer. Try a new sport or just learn from an enthusiast. These talks are free & are designed to encourage you to explore our glorious backyard in Thunder Bay! “An Introduction to the World of Fly Fishing” with Alan Muir (fly fishing enthusiast). Looking for a way to get outside & experience nature through a fun, rewarding sport enjoyed by many? Fly fishing offers that opportunity through personal solitude or experiencing nature at its best, while spending time with friends & family. Learn how to get started, the equipment, techniques & variety of opportunites for all skill levels, ages & interests.

Saturday, June 6 2:30 p.m. Turtle Island Tales. A storytime for families and children of all ages by guest presenters from the Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre. Traditional stories, songs & crafts! Just drop-in at the Waverley Auditorium! For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.

Saturday, June 6 2:30 p.m. Young Feminists Conversation Corner @ the Mary J.L. Black Library. Want to talk about what feminism means to book/comic culture IRL instead of on Tumblr? Let’s chat about the depiction of teen girlhood in YA novels, share recommendations of our favourite girl-positive media, & figure out why trolls would make Captain America cry. Bring your thoughts; treats will provided! For ages 13 & up. Visit tbplteens.tumblr.com for updates on what’s new in the collection, movie & TV adaptation news, thoughts on book talk in popular culture, & Youth Librarian Laura’s Summer Reading 2015 mini reviews (#whatslaurareading). Want to write for TBPL’s blog? Contact Laura at lprinselaar@tbpl.ca

Tuesday, June 9 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in storytime combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Just drop in to the Brodie Resource Library. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.

Tuesday, June 9 12 p.m. Casual Clerisy Club presents “A previously banned book.” This meeting will be held @ Thunder Bay 55+ Centre. For further information contact Barb @
684-6811.

Tuesday, June 9 7 p.m. Financial Planning @ the Waverley Resource Library. Each week, relevant strategies related to cash management, insurance planning, investment planning, tax planning and related government programs, will be reviewed. Feel free to come prepared with questions that relate to YOUR unique financial situation! Email questions or comments ahead of time to: tbplworkshops@gmail.com. Week 4: Income & Asset Protection – the ins & outs of managing risk. To register for these FREE one hour sessions, call 684-6815 or go online at www.tbpl.ca/getinvolved and click on Online Calendar.

Tuesday, June 9 5:30 p.m. Tear Down Tuesdays. Join us @ the Waverley Resource Library Makerspace & learn how to open things up & see how they work, including common household items & electronic devices.

Wednesday, June 10 7 p.m. Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) Meeting @ the Brodie Resource Library. Meetings feature idea & research sharing along with special topics & guest speakers. Email the OGS at thunderbay@ogs.on.ca for further information.

Thursday, June 11 10:30 a.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy based storytime for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Resource Library. Your baby will learn the sounds & rhythm of language & its value. Instill an early love of reading & encourage socialization in your baby! Siblings are welcome. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.

Thursday, June 11 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Genetic Genealogy Workshops @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Part Two: In this workshop, Clare Cook introduces the extremely popular autosomal DNA test, shows how results can further multiple branches of your family history research & compares testing companies. Attending the Genetic Genealogy Part One workshop & prior experience with genealogy is recommended. Register by calling 684-6815 or online at www.tbpl.ca / Get Involved / Online Calendar

Thursday, June 11 5 p.m. Thunder Bay Public Library Board Meeting. The Thunder Bay Public Library Board meets once a month except in the summer. Members of the public are welcome to attend. Please call 684-6803 for meeting locations & if you have any special needs let us know at least one week prior to the meeting. Board agendas & minutes are available to the public on the Library website & at all library locations.

Friday, June 12 10:30 a.m. Puppet Show: “Clifford the Big Red Dog” for all ages @ the Waverley Resource Library. For further information & free tickets contact Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.

Friday, June 12 1 p.m. Jump Into Summer – RETired Talks. Talks of Interest to Retired Persons & Their Friends! Join us @ the Mary J.L. Black Library with experts from Thunder Bay to make the most of your summer. Try a new sport or just learn from an enthusiast. These talks are free & are designed to encourage you to explore our glorious backyard in Thunder Bay! “Cement Ponds & Swimming Pools.” Discover the public outdoor pools in Thunder Bay this summer with Nancy Angus, Community Program Developer-Older Adults, City of Thunder Bay. Join with others to share favourite places to swim in Thunder Bay. Learn about water workout classes & how you can make the most of a dip in a cement pond, pool or lake this summer. We will also discuss making an outdoor activity plan for the summer. Make this your summer to try something NEW!

Friday, June 12 2:30 p.m. Puppet Show: “The Birthday Cake” for all ages @ the Mary J.L. Black Library. For further information & free tickets the Library @ 345-8275(TBPL).

Monday, June 15 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in storytime combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Just drop in to the Mary J. L. Black Library. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 345-TBPL(8275).
Tuesday, June 16 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in storytime combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Just drop in to the Brodie Resource Library. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.

Tuesday, June 16 5:30 p.m. Tear Down Tuesdays. Join us @ the Waverley Resource Library Makerspace & learn how to open things up & see how they work, including common household items & electronic devices.

Thursday, June 18 10:30 a.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy based storytime for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Resource Library. Your baby will learn the sounds & rhythm of language & its value. Instill an early love of reading & encourage socialization in your baby! Siblings are welcome. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.

Friday, June 19 1 p.m. Jump Into Summer – RETired Talks. Talks of Interest to Retired Persons & Their Friends! Join us @ the Mary J.L. Black Library with experts from Thunder Bay to make the most of your summer. Try a new sport or just learn from an enthusiast. These talks are free & are designed to encourage you to explore our glorious backyard in Thunder Bay! “KaYAK it Up! An Introduction to Kayaking” with Wilderness Supply staff & Marg McWhirter. Ever wanted to kayak but didn’t know where to start? Join the folks from Wilderness Supply & other avid kayakers, to learn the basics of how to rent or shop for a kayak, where to kayak in Thunder Bay, how to get lessons, stretches to help you limber up for the season & how to make your kayak accessible if you have hip, back or knee issues. You’ll also meet a great group of people that you may be able to kayak with!

Saturday, June 20 10:30 a.m. It`s Storytime! Celebrate Father’s Day by spending time together as a family @ this drop-in storytime & craft for all ages @ the Waverley Resource Library. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.

Tuesday, June 23 5:30 p.m. Tear Down Tuesdays. Join us @ the Waverley Resource Library Makerspace & learn how to open things up & see how they work, including common household items & electronic devices.

Wednesday, June 24 7 p.m. The Writers’ Circle. “Life Stories & Biographies, Harvesting your Life.” The Writers’ Circle meets monthly @ the Waverley Resource Library Auditorium to share ideas & support each other.

Friday, June 26 1 p.m. “Inspiration on Film – Grey Ambition & Grey Glory.” Join us for Grey Ambition & Grey Glory, two new documentaries about Canadians who rock in retirement. Get inspired to get active. Enjoy this special film screening @ the Mary J.L. Black Library to wrap up Seniors Month in Ontario.

Tuesday, June 30 5:30 p.m. Tear Down Tuesdays. Join us @ the Waverley Resource Library Makerspace & learn how to open things up & see how they work, including common household items & electronic devices.

Tuesday, June 30 6 p.m. NFB Film Club presents “Trick or Treaty?” @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary follows the journey of Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, they want to raise awareness about issues of concern to their people. With Indigenous youth mobilizing in increasing numbers to put an end to inertia, Obomsawin gives those who refuse to surrender a chance to speak out.