Thunder Bay Public Library – October 2018 Schedule of Events

Thunder Bay Public Library

THUNDER BAY – The Thunder Bay Public Library has a full schedule of events set for October.
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THUNDER BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS OCTOBER 2018.
The Thunder Bay Public Library is a non-profit organization. Our charitable registration number is #11925 9075 RR0001
All library locations will be closed Monday, October 8, 2018 for Thanksgiving.
All locations are wheelchair accessible
Website/Online Catalogue available 24/7 @ www.tbpl.ca

Please check the Hours of Operation on our website for the branch nearest you or pick up an Hours of Operation bookmark at any Library location.

Join us for Northern Nature Trading @ the Mary J.L. Black Library. Northern Nature Trading offers a weekly program which is a special kind of swap shop where you can trade things you find in nature like rocks, shells, fossils and pine cones. Join us Tuesdays from

6-8 p.m., Wednesdays from 3- 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 2- 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.tbpl.ca/northernnaturetrading

Do you need to talk to a Social Worker for assistance? Make an appointment or drop in to see Joanne Boucher from Alpha Court @ the Brodie Resource Library every Thursday afternoon between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. & @ the Waverley Resource Library – Main Floor on the last Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.  For more information contact Joanne Boucher RSW @ 627-4149 or by email: jboucher@alphacourt.ca
Youth Move @ your Library

Youth Move is a free drop-in program offered for anyone 12-18 years of age and is available at Mary J.L. Black Library. Youth Move offers weekly programming that includes everything from games, crafts, board games, video games, resume writing workshops and of course lots of snacks. Join the Youth Move program @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. For program information check us out on Facebook at Youth Move, on Instagram at Youthmovetbay, by email at youthmove@thunderbay.ca or by phone at 625-2344.

Mary J.L. Black and County Park are Good Food Box order and pick-up sites. Boxes vary from month to month but are always filled to the brim with a colourful variety of quality, fresh fruits and vegetables. To place an order, visit the branch on or before the order deadline. There are no forms or applications; just bring in your payment. You will be issued a receipt. Return to the branch on the second last Thursday of the month to pick up your Good Food Box. For more information visit www.tbpl.ca/goodfoodbox
Build and Play @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Kits are available for use upon request, anytime the Library is open! Families are invited to come and play with our creative engineering and building toys! Mastermind a massive marble maze, build an adventure with Goldie Blox, or snap together Magna Tiles. Toys are suitable for kids aged 4 and older. For more information call the Mary J.L. Black Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7301.
One Book One Community. TBPL is planning a second One Book One Community program to begin early in the New Year. The goal of One Book One Community is to encourage as many people as possible to read the same title, at the same time. This helps to bring the community together and builds awareness and empathy about the issues that impact all.
Monday, October 1 10:30 a.m. Baby Time – a drop-in, literacy based story time for babies up to 24 months @ the Waverley Auditorium. Your baby will learn through stories, songs, lap rhymes and play. Siblings are welcome. For more information call the Waverley Resource Library @ 684-6816.
Monday, October 1 6 p.m. Community Action Panel (CAP) Meeting @ the Waverley Auditorium. For future dates, more information or to join contact Sylvia at 684-6808 or srenaud@tbpl.ca   Everyone is welcome to attend.
Tuesday, October 2 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the County Park Library. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7401.
Tuesday, October 2 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call 624-4208.
Tuesday, October 2 2:30 p.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. 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 the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Wednesday, October 3 6:30-8 p.m. Roots to Harvest Workshop @ the Waverley Library. Putting the Garden to Bed: Preparing for Winter with Holly Rupert of the Thunder Bay District Master Gardeners. For more information call the Brodie Library @ 684-6816.
Wednesday, October 3 7 p.m. Graphic Novel Book Club @ the Waverley Learning Space. Are you an adult who likes to read graphic novels? This group is for you! Members will meet one Wednesday a month to discuss graphic novels based on a chosen theme. Refreshments are provided. For more information contact Meaghan @ 684-6814.
Thursday, October 4 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the Waverley Auditorium. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in storytime combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call the Waverley Resource Library @ 684-6816.
Thursday, October 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 Story Hour Room. 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 the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Thursday, October 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 County Park 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 the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Thursday, October 4 1:30 p.m. Wit Knits @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Whether you’re new to knitting or experienced and 55+, you are welcome to join Wit Knits, a group that gets together to knit (and crochet). Share stories and laughs with fellow group members while you work. For more information please contact Vannesa @ 625-3135.
Thursday, October 4 2 p.m.  Baby Time – drop-in literacy-based storytime for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the County Park 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 the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Thursday, October 4 7 p.m. Photography Series with Laura Paxton-Basic Photography Skills and Secrets @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Kids of all ages can come in and learn the secrets to great photography. Learn how to use a DSLR camera and have more control over your pictures. Bring your camera if you have one. For more information call the Mary J.L. Black Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7301.
Friday, October 5 1 p.m. Retirement Explorers @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Retirement Explorers is a group of retirees who pursue active recreation options. Retirees and potential retirees are welcome to attend. For more information please contact Vannesa @ 625-3135.
Friday, October 5 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. The Maker’s Path: Beading for Beginners with Cheyenne @ the County Park Study Room. Registration is required for each session as spaces are limited. To reserve your spot, call 684-6813 or visit us at www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar
Saturday, October 6 10:30 a.m. Turkey Trouble @ the Waverley Auditorium. Kids of all ages can drop-in for this Thanksgiving themed storytime. Gobble Gobble! For more information call the Waverley Library @ 684-6816.
Saturday, October 6 2 p.m. Join us for Family Lego Club @ the County Park Library Children’s Area. Play, build and create! Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in for imaginative play. Materials provided. For more information call the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Saturday, October 6 2 p.m. Join us for Family Lego Club @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Play, build and create! Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in for imaginative play. Materials provided. For more information call the Brodie Resource Library @ 624-4208.
Tuesday, October 9 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the County Park Library. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7401.
Tuesday, October 9 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in storytime combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call 624-4208.
Tuesday, October 9 12-1:30 p.m. Casual Clerisy Club @ the Waverley Auditorium. Bring your lunch and join in. Contact Donna at danuta@tbaytel.net for more information. This month’s theme features History or a historical novel.
Tuesday, October 9 2:30 p.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy-based storytime for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. 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 the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Tuesday, October 9 6 p.m. Let’s Talk About Reconciliation: My Name is Kahentiiosta @ the Waverley Auditorium. This short documentary by Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Kahentiiosta, a young Kahnawake Mohawk woman arrested after the Oka Crisis’ 78-day armed standoff in 1990. She was detained 4 days longer than the other women. Her crime? The prosecutor representing the Quebec government did not accept her Indigenous name. For more information visit www.tbpl.ca/films
Wednesday, October 10 6 p.m. Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) Meeting @ the Brodie Study Room. The Indigenous Advisory Council serves as advisors to the Library. Together, we are striving to create inclusive community hubs. Help guide and support the Library’s ongoing decolonization and reconciliation efforts through meaningful discussion at IAC consultation meetings. For future dates, more information or to join contact Robyn at 684-6813 or rmedicine@tbpl.ca or visit www.tbpl.ca/iac
Thursday, October 11 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. If you have any special needs, or want more details, please call 684-6803 at least one week prior to the meeting. Board agendas & minutes are available to the public on the Library website & at all library locations.
Thursday, October 11 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the Waverley Auditorium. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call the Waverley Resource Library @ 684-6816.
Thursday, October 11 10:30 a.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. 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 the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Thursday, October 11 10:30 a.m. Baby Time – drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the County Park 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 the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Thursday, October 11 1:30 p.m. Wit Knits @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Whether you’re new to knitting or experienced and 55+, you are welcome to join Wit Knits, a group that gets together to knit (and crochet). Share stories and laughs with fellow group members while you work. For more information please contact Vannesa @ 625-3135.
Thursday, October 11 2 p.m.  Baby Time – drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the County Park 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 the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Thursday, October 11 7 p.m. Colour Me Calm @ the Waverley Learning Space. Looking for a creative way to relax and meet new people? Join Colour Me Calm, the Adult Colouring Club at Waverley. Supplies and refreshments provided! For more information, contact Shauna @ 684-6814 or email wavcolouringclub@tbpl.ca
Friday, October 12 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The Maker’s Path: Beading for Beginners with Cheyenne @ the County Park Study Room. Registration is required for each session as spaces are limited. To reserve your spot, call 684-6813 or visit us at www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar
Friday, October 12 1 p.m. Retirement Explorers @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Retirement Explorers is a group of retirees who pursue active recreation options. Retirees and potential retirees are welcome to attend. For more information please contact Vannesa @ 625-3135.
Saturday, October 13 8 a.m.-1 p.m. TBPL Goes to Market @ the Thunder Bay Country Market. Thunder Bay Public Library will have a pop-up booth at the Thunder Bay Country Market. Come by to say hello, register for a library card and find out about all the great things happening @ your Library.
Saturday, October 13 1 p.m. Crafts with Candice @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. This month features: Make a Yarn Bird. Kids of all ages can come in and learn to make a cool craft and have fun at the same time! Register two weeks before each program date. For more information and to register go to www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar and click on the program date or call the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Saturday, October 13 2 p.m. Egg Carton Treasure Chest @ the Mary J.L. Black Library. Drop-in to Northern Nature Trading and make your own egg carton treasure chest to store the items you find in nature. For more information call the Mary J.L. Black Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7301.
Saturday, October 13 2 p.m. Join us for Family Lego Club @ the County Park Library Children’s Area. Play, build and create! Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in for imaginative play. Materials provided. For more information call the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Saturday, October 13 2 p.m. Join us for Family Lego Club @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Play, build and create! Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in for imaginative play. Materials provided. For more information call the Brodie Resource Library @ 624-4208.
Saturday, October 13 2:30 p.m. Skill Building Crafter-noons @ the Waverley Auditorium. If you want to come and knit, crochet, felt, do needlecraft, papercraft, scrapbooking, or another craft please feel free to join us. This month’s feature is Casting off, 101 and beyond. Contact Ruth @ 624-4206 or email rhamlin-douglas@tbpl.ca for more information.
Monday, October 15 10:30 a.m. Baby Time – a drop-in, literacy based story time for babies up to 24 months @ the Waverley Auditorium. Your baby will learn through stories, songs, lap rhymes and play. Siblings are welcome. For more information call the Waverley Resource Library @ 684-6816.
Monday, October 15 12 p.m.Financial Literacy: Small Business Financial Data @ the Brodie Fireside Reading Room. Join Kara Polson, Financial Consultant, for a session focused on the importance of getting to know and improve your financial data for the betterment of your business. Pre-register beginning September 4 by phone, in person or online at www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar
Monday, October 15 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Fanfiction Writers Club @ the Waverley Auditorium. Calling all teen writers ages 12-18. If you’re interested in learning more about fanfiction and writing, come join other fans to try some writing games and practice your craft! Come and be

prepared to share your work and eat some snacks. For more information call the Waverley Library @ 684-6814.

Tuesday, October 16 Customer Appreciation Day @ all branches. In celebration of Ontario Public Library Week and Canadian Library Month, please visit any library location to enjoy refreshments, meet the library staff, and update your library card. This celebration with door prizes and give-aways. Waverley Library @ 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Brodie Library @ 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., Mary J.L. Black Library @ 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., County Park Library @ 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the County Park Library. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7401.
Tuesday, October 16 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call 624-4208.
Tuesday, October 16 2:30 p.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. 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 the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Tuesday, October 16 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Northern Nature Trading Special Guest – Geologist Greg Paju @ the Mary J.L. Black Library. Bring in your rocks for identification and ask questions of our guest, geologist Greg Paju of the Ontario Geological Survey-Resident Geologist Program. For more information please call the Mary J.L. Black Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7301.
Tuesday, October 16 7 p.m. Bridging the Gap: The Outlaw Bridge and the Scott Highway @ the Brodie Fireside Reading Room. Join Bev Soloway for an engaging talk on the history

of the Outlaw Bridge. Built in 1917 through donations organized by the Rotary Clubs in the Lakehead and Duluth, this was the original bridge over the Pigeon River. For more information call the Brodie Library @ 624-4200.

Wednesday, October 17 6:30 p.m. EcoSuperior Workshop: Waste Reduction in the Home @ the Waverley Auditorium. Starting with an overview of residential waste and its impact on our environment, we’ll be introduced to local options for waste diversion. Participants will learn how to conduct a waste audit, a household waste reduction plan and create a zero waste kit. For more information call the Waverley Library @ 684-6816.
Wednesday, October 17 6:30 p.m. Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Meeting @ the Brodie Fireside Reading Room. Need volunteer hours? Want your voice heard at your library? Join the Youth Advisory Council! Teens aged 12-18 meet once a month to discuss ideas for Library programs, services, and collections from a teen perspective. Go to www.tbpl.ca/yac for more information and to register. For future dates, more information or to join contact Laura at lprinselaar@tbpl.ca or 624-4204.
Thursday, October 18 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the Waverley Auditorium. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call the Waverley Resource Library @ 684-6816.
Thursday, October 18 10:30 a.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. 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 the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Thursday, October 18 10:30 a.m. Baby Time – drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the County Park 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 the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Thursday, October 18 1:30 p.m. Wit Knits @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Whether you’re new to knitting or experienced and 55+, you are welcome to join Wit Knits, a group that gets together to knit (and crochet). Share stories and laughs with fellow group members while you work. For more information please contact Vannesa @ 625-3135.
Thursday, October 18 2 p.m.  Baby Time – drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the County Park 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 the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Thursday, October 18 7 p.m. NOWW Readings @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Presented by Northwestern Ontario Writers’ Workshop (NOWW). For more information visit www.nowwwriters.ca. This month’s theme features: Elections. Come out and listen to local authors read their work. Your support is invaluable. Interested in reading? Please contact Don at admin@nowwwriters.ca
Friday, October 19 1 p.m. Retirement Explorers @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Retirement Explorers is a group of retirees who pursue active recreation options. Retirees and potential retirees are welcome to attend. For more information please contact Vannesa @ 625-3135.
Saturday, October 20 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Escape the Upside Down: Pop-Up Escape Room @ the Waverley Auditorium. Eleven is stuck in the Upside Down and must escape. Kids ages 10 and over can help find Eleven before the Demogorgon finds you? Check online for times and call the Waverley Library @ 684-6816 to register beginning October 6.
Saturday, October 20 2 p.m. Community Consultation Sessions with the Thunder Bay Public Library: Draft Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Please join the Chief Librarian and staff for one of these feedback sessions. For more information call the Mary J.L. Black Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7301.
Saturday, October 20 2 p.m. Join us for Family Lego Club @ the County Park Library Children’s Area. Play, build and create! Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in for imaginative play. Materials provided. For more information call the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Saturday, October 20 2 p.m. Join us for Family Lego Club @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Play, build and create! Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in for imaginative play. Materials provided. For more information call the Brodie Resource Library @ 624-4208.
Saturday, October 20 2 p.m. In Conversation Lakehead U Lecture @ the Brodie Fireside Reading Room. Going from Chicago to Duluth of the North: Thunder Bay’s Economy in the Past, Present, and Future. Join Dr. Di Matteo of Lakehead University’s Economics Department for an exciting journey that explores the foundations of Thunder Bay’s economy, its current performance and anticipated challenges for the future. For more information call the Brodie Resource Library @ 624-4200.
Monday, October 22 10:30 a.m. Baby Time – a drop-in, literacy based story time for babies up to 24 months @ the Waverley Auditorium. Your baby will learn through stories, songs, lap rhymes and play. Siblings are welcome. For more information call the Waverley Resource Library @ 684-6816.
Monday, October 22 7 p.m. Potala Meditation Group @ the Waverley Auditorium. Learn Tibetan meditation practices. For more information contact Dan Cox at dtcox3@gmail.com
Tuesday, October 23 10:30 a.m. Fair Start Screening @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Free developmental screening for children 18 months – school age. Fair Start Screening helps parents and caregivers have a quick look at their child’s overall development in the areas of speech and language development, fine and gross motor skills, social development and self-help skills. Families will need to book an appointment by calling 625-8817.
Tuesday, October 23 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the County Park Library. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7401.
Tuesday, October 23 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call 624-4208.
Tuesday, October 23 2:30 p.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. 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 the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Thursday, October 23 6:30 p.m. Community Consultation Sessions with the Thunder Bay Public Library: Draft Strategic Plan 2019 – 2023 @ the Waverley Auditorium. Please join the Chief Librarian and staff for one of these feedback sessions. For more information call the Waverley Library @ 684-6816.
Wednesday, October 24 7 p.m. Writers’ Circle @ the Waverley Auditorium. The Writers’ Circle meets at the Library once per month to share ideas and support each other. This month’s theme is Bring Your Own Work. Call Paul at 345-8513 for more information.
Wednesday, October 24 6 p.m. Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) Meeting @ the Brodie Study Room. The Indigenous Advisory Council serves as advisors to the Library. Together, we are striving to create inclusive community hubs. Help guide and support the Library’s ongoing decolonization and reconciliation efforts through meaningful discussion at IAC consultation meetings. For future dates, more information or to join contact Robyn at 684-6813 or rmedicine@tbpl.ca or visit www.tbpl.ca/iac
Wednesday, October 24 2 p.m. Think Ink Part 2: BRUSHO and Beyond @ the County Park Library. Join Leslie Cano for an afternoon of tips, tricks and techniques using the amazing artist’s grade pigment powder called: BRUSHO! This workshop series has applications for card making, scrapbooking, rubber stamping, watercolour, fabric, mixed media enthusiasts, and anyone who wants to have fun playing with something new. Space is limited, register two weeks before program date by calling the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401 or visit www.tbpl.ca/onlinecalendar and click on the program date.
Thursday, October 25 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the Waverley Auditorium. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call the Waverley Resource Library @ 684-6816.
Thursday, October 25 10:30 a.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. 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 the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Thursday, October 25 10:30 a.m. Baby Time – drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the County Park 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 the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Thursday, October 25 1:30 p.m. Wit Knits @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Whether you’re new to knitting or experienced and 55+, you are welcome to join Wit Knits, a group that gets together to knit (and crochet). Share stories and laughs with fellow group members while you work. For more information please contact Vannesa @ 625-3135.
Thursday, October 25 2 p.m.  Baby Time – drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the County Park 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 the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Thursday, October 25 7 p.m. Colour Me Calm @ the Waverley Learning Space. Looking for a creative way to relax and meet new people? Join Colour Me Calm, the Adult Colouring Club at Waverley. Supplies and refreshments provided! For more information, contact Shauna @

684-6814 or email wavcolouringclub@tbpl.ca

Friday, October 26 10:30 a.m. PA Day Puppet Show: The Gruffalo @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Kids of all ages can drop-in for this fun filled even. For more information call the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Friday, October 26 1 p.m. Retirement Explorers @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Retirement Explorers is a group of retirees who pursue active recreation options. Retirees and potential retirees are welcome to attend. For more information please contact Vannesa @ 625-3135.
Friday, October 26 2:30 p.m. Popcorn & a Movie Day – Paranorman rated PG @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Popcorn provided, but you are welcome to bring your own snacks. For more information call the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Friday, October 26 2:30 p.m. PA Day Puppet Show: The Old Black Witch @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Kids of all ages can drop-in for this spooky event. For more information call the Mary J.L. Black Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7301.
Saturday, October 27 10:30 a.m. Monster Mash @ the County Park Library. Kids ages 5 and over can listen to a spooky story and then make their own monster sock puppet. Halloween snacks provided. For more information and to register call the County Park Library @

345-8275 ext. 7401.

Saturday, October 27 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Stories from the Underworld: Crime, Criminals, and Justice @ the Mary J. L. Black Community Program Room. Join the Lakehead Social History Institute for a new workshop focused on the over-arching theme: History from the Edges: Exploring the Lakehead’s Underworld. For more information call the Mary J. L. Black Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7301.
Saturday, October 27 2 p.m. Join us for Family Lego Club @ the County Park Library Children’s Area. Play, build and create! Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in for imaginative play. Materials provided. For more information call the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Saturday, October 27 2 p.m. Join us for Family Lego Club @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Play, build and create! Kids of all ages and their caregivers are invited to drop-in for imaginative play. Materials provided. For more information call the Brodie Resource Library @ 624-4208.
Saturday, October 27 2:30 p.m.  Craft & Movie: Monsters vs. Aliens @ the Waverley Auditorium. Kids can dress up in their costume and watch Monsters vs Aliens (rated PG), and create a Halloween craft. For more information call the Waverley Library @ 684-6816.
Monday, October 29 10:30 a.m. Baby Time – a drop-in, literacy based story time for babies up to 24 months @ the Waverley Auditorium. Your baby will learn through stories, songs, lap rhymes and play. Siblings are welcome. For more information call the Waverley Resource Library @ 684-6816.
Monday, October 29 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Nerd Night Trivia @ the Waverley Auditorium. If you’re competitive and like trivia, meet your Quiz Master and find out if you really know-it-all. Teams are encouraged but solo competitors are welcome to tackle the questions on their own. This month’s feature is: Marvel Comics. For more information call the Waverley Library @

684-6814.

Tuesday, October 30 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the County Park Library. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call the County Park Library @ 345-8275 ext. 7401.
Tuesday, October 30 10:30 a.m. Halloween Storytime @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Kids of all ages can drop-in for stories, songs and activities with a Halloween theme. Boo! Costumes are welcome! For more information call the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.

 

Tuesday, October 30 10:30 a.m. Read, Sing, Play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Children & their family or caregivers will enjoy this 100% literacy based drop-in story time combining stories, songs & rhymes with activities & time for play. Daycares are welcome & asked to call ahead. For more information call 624-4208.
Tuesday, October 30 2:30 p.m. Baby Time. Drop-in literacy based story time for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes & play @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. 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 the Brodie Library @ 624-4208.
Tuesday, October 30 6 p.m. Let’s Talk About Reconciliation: Our People Will Be Healed @ the Waverley Auditorium. This documentary, Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House has become a leading role model for Indigenous primary and secondary education in Canada, blending Cree and Western pedagogies into a system that puts the children’s well-being at its core. For more information visit www.tbpl.ca/films
Tuesday, October 30 7 p.m. Lit On Tour Thunder Bay @ the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Thunder Bay Public Library, Lakehead University, Northwestern Ontario Writers’ Workshop (NOWW), Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Toronto International Festival of Authors and CBC Radio are pleased to host the 8th annual Lit On Tour Thunder Bay event. Lit On Tour brings together the world’s best writers of contemporary literature, presenting events across the province. Tickets ($15) are available at Waverley and Brodie Libraries as well as the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. Call 624-4206 for more information.
Wednesday, October 31 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Youth Move Movie: Corpse Bride @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Join Youth Move for a movie and popcorn. Youth Move is a free drop-in program for anyone between the ages of 12 and 18. If you’re looking for some excitement, programs and events for teens, food, friendship and a great place, then Youth Move is for you! Check us out on Facebook for updates on events, opportunities and contests for youth all year round. Call 625-2344 for more information.

Contact: Tina Tucker, Director of Community Development @ 684-6813