Thunder Bay Public Library – February 2016

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Thunder Bay Public Library

Thunder Bay Public LibraryTHUNDER BAY – LIVING – There is always something going on at the Thunder Bay Public Library – Make plans to take yourself or your family to an event at the TBPL this February.

THUNDER BAY PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS FEBRUARY 2016
All locations are wheelchair accessible
All branches of the Thunder Bay Public Library will be closed on Monday,

February 15, 2016 for Family Day

Website/Online Catalogue available 24/7 @ www.tbpl.ca

Please check the Hours of Operation on our website for the branch nearest you.

Monday, February 1 7 p.m. Northwestern Ontario Writers’ Workshops (NOWW) Nights at the Library.  Workshop with Facilitator Heather Dickson: “The Indie Road: Self-publishing in a Global Marketplace”. For more information please visit www.nowwriters.ca
Monday, February 1  7 p.m. Zen Group @ the Brodie Resource Library. Meditation group that studies the book: Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen by Shunryu Suzuki. For further information contact Lauri Jones @ 622-5608 or laurimegan@gmail.com
Tuesday, February 2  1:30 p.m. FREE  Job Search Assistance with Northwest Employment Works (NEW). Meet with our friendly Employment Advisor Elaine @ the Brodie Reference Room to discuss your employment goals & how NEW can help you along your pathway to employment. One-on-one individualized advice & support; Resume advice; Job search tips; Referral to additional levels of support through NEW & other community services.  For further information contact ekerr@confederation.on.ca or 475-6661
Tuesday, February 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, February 2   5:30 p.m. Tear Down Tuesdays. Drop-in & join us @ the Waverley Resource Library Makerspace & learn how to open things up & see how they work, including common household items & electronic devices.
Wednesday, February 3  6:30 p.m. Join the TBPL YAC (Youth Advisory Council – Brodie Chapter) @ the Brodie Resource Library Story Hour Room to help plan programs, go on shopping trips for the Library collection & have your voice heard. Go to teens.tbpl.ca /yac for more information.
Thursday, February 4  6 p.m. Anxiety Series @ Mary J.L. Black Library. Presented in partnership with NorWest Community Health Centres.  Discussion topics will include: Relaxation strategies, Exploring unhealthy patterns in thinking, Assertiveness/Communication and Developing a self-care routine. Phone Debbie at 626-7861 for more information and to register.
Thursday, February 4  1:30 p.m. Wit Knits @ Mary J.L. Black Library. If 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 684-2403.
Thursday, February 4 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 Waverley Resource Library. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.
Thursday, February 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.
Friday, February 5  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 County Park Branch Library. Daycares are
welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact the Library
@ 345-8275(TBPL), ext. 7401.
Friday, February 5  1 p.m.  Retirement Explorers and RETired Talks @ Mary J.L. Black Library.  Retirement Explorers are a group of retirees who pursue active recreation options. Retirees and soon-to-be retirees are welcome to attend.  For more information please call 684-2403.
Friday, February 5  1:30 p.m. FREE  Job Search Assistance with Northwest Employment Works (NEW). Meet with our friendly Employment Advisor Elaine @ the Waverley Reference Room to discuss your employment goals & how NEW can help you along your pathway to employment. One-on-one individualized advice & support; Resume advice; Job Search Tips; Referral to additional levels of support through NEW & other community services. For further information contact ekerr@confederation.on.ca or 475-6661
Monday, February 8  7 p.m. Zen Group @ the Brodie Resource Library. Meditation group that studies the book: Not Always So: Practicing the True Spirit of Zen by Shunryu Suzuki. For further information contact Lauri Jones @ 622-5608 or laurimegan@gmail.com
Monday, February 8  7 p.m. Brighten your Winter with Colour @ the Brodie Fireside Reading Room. Join the millions who have discovered the joy & creativity of colouring for adults. Group colours are a great way of relaxing & meeting others. The Library will be supplying the materials as well as coffee & tea. For further information contact Lori @ 345-8275 ext 7259.
Monday, February 8  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 Waverley 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 @ 684-6816.
Tuesday, February 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, February 9  5:30 p.m. Tear Down Tuesdays. Drop-in & join us @ the Waverley Resource Library Makerspace & learn how to open things up & see how they work, including common household items & electronic devices.
Tuesday, February 9  12 p.m. Casual Clerisy Club presents “History or Historical Fiction” @ the Waverley Resource Library. For further information contact Barb @ 684-6811.
Tuesday, February 9  1:30 p.m. FREE  Job Search Assistance with Northwest Employment Works (NEW). Meet with our friendly Employment Advisor Elaine @ the Brodie Reference Room to discuss your employment goals & how NEW can help you along your pathway to employment. One-on-one individualized advice & support; Resume advice; Job search tips; Referral to additional levels of support through NEW & other community services.  For further information contact ekerr@confederation.on.ca or 475-6661
Wednesday, February 10  7 p.m. Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) Meeting @ the Brodie Resource Library, Reference Dept.  Meetings feature idea & research sharing along with special topics & guest speakers. Connect on Facebook (Thunder Bay District Branch, OGS) or email the OGS at thunderbay@ogs.on.ca for further information
Thursday, February 11  1:30 p.m. Wit Knits @ Mary J.L. Black Library. If 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 684-2403.
Thursday, February 11 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 Waverley Resource Library. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.
Thursday, February 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, February 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. 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.
Friday, February 12  1:30 p.m. FREE  Job Search Assistance with Northwest Employment Works (NEW). Meet with our friendly Employment Advisor Elaine @ the Waverley Reference Room to discuss your employment goals & how NEW can help you along your pathway to employment. One-on-one individualized advice & support; Resume advice; Job search tips; Referral to additional levels of support through NEW & other community services. For further information contact ekerr@confederation.on.ca or 475-6661
Friday, February 12  1 p.m.  Retirement Explorers and RETired Talks @ Mary J.L. Black Library.  Retirement Explorers are a group of retirees who pursue active recreation options. Retirees and soon-to-be retirees are welcome to attend.  For more information please call 684-2403.
Friday, February 12  2:30 p.m. PA Day Puppet Show: “Rock-a-bye Crocodile” for all ages @ the Mary J.L. Black Library. For further information & free tickets contact the Library @ 345-8275 (TBPL), ext 7301.
Saturday, February 13  10:30 a.m.  D.E.A.R: Drop Everything and Read. A Valentine’s Day drop-in storytime with stories, songs and a craft to celebrate love for all ages @ the Waverley Resource Library.
Tuesday, February 16  7 p.m. Northwestern Ontario Writers’ Workshops (NOWW) Nights at the Library.  Join us for readings from local writers and open mic poetry. Everyone welcome! For more information please contact Sue Blott at 577-7048 or email lassfromyorks2001@yahoo.com.  You may also visit www.nowwriters.ca
Tuesday, February 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, February 16  1:30 p.m. FREE  Job Search Assistance with Northwest Employment Works (NEW). Meet with our friendly Employment Advisor Elaine @ the Brodie Reference Room to discuss your employment goals & how NEW can help you along your pathway to employment. One-on-one individualized advice & support; Resume advice; Job search tips; Referral to additional levels of support through NEW & other community services.  For further information contact ekerr@confederation.on.ca or 475-6661
Tuesday, February 16  5:30 p.m. Tear Down Tuesdays. Drop-in & join us @ the Waverley Resource Library Makerspace & learn how to open things up & see how they work, including common household items & electronic devices.
Wednesday, February 17  2:30 p.m. Aboriginal Storytime @ the Brodie Resource Library. A drop-in storytime for families & children of all ages featuring guest storytellers from Blue Sky Community Healing Centre. Traditional stories, songs & crafts!
Thursday, February 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.
Thursday, February 18  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 Waverley Resource Library. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.
Thursday, February 18  1:30 p.m. Wit Knits @ Mary J.L. Black Library. If 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 684-2403.
Thursday, February 18  6 p.m. Anxiety Series @ Mary J.L. Black Library. Presented in partnership with NorWest Community Health Centres.  Discussion topics will include: Relaxation strategies, Exploring unhealthy patterns in thinking, Assertiveness/Communication and Developing a self-care routine. Phone Debbie at 626-7861 for more information and to register.
Friday, February 19  1 p.m.  Retirement Explorers and RETired Talks @ Mary J.L. Black Library.  Retirement Explorers are a group of retirees who pursue active recreation options. Retirees and soon-to-be retirees are welcome to attend.  For more information please call 684-2403.
Friday, February 19  1:30 p.m. FREE  Job Search Assistance with Northwest Employment Works (NEW). Meet with our friendly Employment Advisor Elaine @ the Waverley Reference Room to discuss your employment goals & how NEW can help you along your pathway to employment. One-on-one individualized advice & support; Resume advice; Job search tips; Referral to additional levels of support through NEW & other community services. For further information contact ekerr@confederation.on.ca or 475-6661
Friday, February 19   3 p.m. Financial Planning Seminar @ the Brodie Resource Library with Financial Advisor Kara Polson. This free, drop-in one hour seminar will cover “Mortgages” as well as any questions you have about your financial situation. More information available at www.tbpl.ca/financialplanning
Saturday, February 20  2 p.m. In Conversation: Lakehead U Lectures @ the Waverley Resource Library. “What is the Future of Forestry in Northwestern Ontario.” Dr. Mathew Leitch’s talk will be on the forestry industry and whole-tree mapping, which will help Northwestern Ontario become more competitive by increasing business opportunities.
Saturday, February 20  1 p.m. Family Lego Club @ the Brodie Resource Library. Play, build & create! Kids of all ages & their caregivers are invited to drop-in for this free-flowing imaginative play program. Materials provided. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.
Saturday, February 20  10:30 a.m. French Storytime at the Waverley Resource Library. Talk, sing, read and play together. Share books, stories, rhymes and music in French.  For children of all ages and their parent or caregiver. No registration required.
Monday, February 22  7 p.m.  Potala Meditation Group. Learn Tibetan-Buddhist meditation practices @ the Waverley Resource Library.  For further information contact Dan Cox by email at dtcox3@gmail.com
Monday, February 22  7 p.m. Brighten your Winter with Colour @ the Brodie Fireside Reading Room. Join the millions who have discovered the joy & creativity of colouring for adults. Group colours are a great way of relaxing & meeting others. The Library will be supplying the materials as well as coffee & tea. For further information contact Lori @ 345-8275 ext 7259.
Monday, February 22  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 Waverley 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 @ 684-6816.
Monday, February 22  6:30 p.m. Join the TBPL YAC (Youth Advisory Council – Waverley Chapter) @ the Waverley Resource Library to help plan programs, go on shopping trips for the Library collection & have your voice heard. Go to teens.tbpl.ca /yac for more information.
Tuesday, February 23  5:30 p.m. Tear Down Tuesdays. Drop-in & join us @ the Waverley Resource Library Makerspace & learn how to open things up & see how they work, including common household items & electronic devices.
 Tuesday, February 23  6:30 p.m. Financial Planning Seminar @ the Waverley Resource Library with Financial Advisor Kara Polson. This free, drop-in one hour seminar will cover “Mortgages” as well as any questions you have about your financial situation. More information available at www.tbpl.ca/financialplanning
Tuesday, February 23  1:30 p.m. FREE  Job Search Assistance with Northwest Employment Works (NEW). Meet with our friendly Employment Advisor Elaine @ the Brodie Reference Room to discuss your employment goals & how NEW can help you along your pathway to employment. One-on-one individualized advice & support; Resume advice; Job search tips; Referral to additional levels of support through NEW & other community services.  For further information contact ekerr@confederation.on.ca or 475-6661
Tuesday, February 23 1-5 p.m. Free, drop-in History Clinics @ the Brodie Resource Library Study Room. Not sure how to start a history project? Interested in doing some local history research? Are you a high school student working on a paper? Confused about how to footnote? Join faculty & students from Lakehead University’s Department of History for a free drop-in History Clinic.
Tuesday, February 23  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.
Wednesday, February 24  7 p.m. The Writers’ Circle – Fantasy Tales. The Writers’ Circle meets the last Wednesday of each month @ the Waverley Resource Library to share ideas & support each other.  Call Paul at 345-8513 for more information.
Thursday, February 25  2 p.m. County Park Book Club. Join the new afternoon book club @ County Park. Have fun reading & discussing some great books over a cup of coffee. For further information call Joanne @ 345-8275 ext 7401 or email cparkbookclub@tbpl.ca to register. Space is limited.
Thursday, February 25  1:30 p.m. Wit Knits @ Mary J.L. Black Library. If 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 684-2403.
Thursday, February 25  6 p.m. Anxiety Series @ Mary J.L. Black Library. Presented in partnership with NorWest Community Health Centres.  Discussion topics will include: Relaxation strategies, Exploring unhealthy patterns in thinking, Assertiveness/Communication and Developing a self-care routine. Phone Debbie at 626-7861 for more information and to register.
Thursday, February 25  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, February 25  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 Waverley Resource Library. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.
Friday, February 26 10:30 a.m. Puppet Show: “PJ Funnybunny” @ the Brodie Resource Library.  A drop-in family puppet show for all ages. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.
Friday, February 26  1:30 p.m. FREE  Job Search Assistance with Northwest Employment Works (NEW). Meet with our friendly Employment Advisor Elaine @ the Waverley Reference Room to discuss your employment goals & how NEW can help you along your pathway to employment. One-on-one individualized advice & support; Resume advice; Job search tips; Referral to additional levels of support through NEW & other community services. For further information contact ekerr@confederation.on.ca or 475-6661
Friday, February 26  1 p.m.  Retirement Explorers and RETired Talks @ Mary J.L. Black Library.  Retirement Explorers are a group of retirees who pursue active recreation options. Retirees and soon-to-be retirees are welcome to attend.  For more information please call 684-2403.
Saturday, February 27  2:30 p.m. Rube Goldberg Machines: For Young Inventors ages 8 & up @ the Waverley Resource Library.  Construct a complex contraption that you design to achieve a simple task. Materials provided. Pre-registration is required. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.