Thunder Bay Public Library – March 2016

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Thunder Bay Public Library

Thunder Bay Public LibraryTHUNDER BAY – There is always something good happening at the Thunder Bay Public Library. Here is the schedule of events for March.

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

March 25 for Good Friday, Sunday, March 27 for Easter Sunday & Monday, March 28, for Easter Monday

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

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

Tuesday, March 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 Brodie Resource Library. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.
Tuesday, March 1 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, March 1   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, March 1 7 p.m. Preparing Last Will & Testament & Powers of Attorney at the Waverley Auditorium. In affiliation with the Ontario Bar Association, this seminar presents an opportunity to gain knowledge and insight from a professional but is not intended to provide legal advice. Presentation will run less than an hour with time for discussion. Session will be presented by Rene Larson. For more information and to register call 285-7777.
Wednesday, March 2 6:30 p.m. Join the TBPL YAC (Youth Advisory Council – Brodie Chapter) @ the Brodie Resource Library Story Hour Room. Help pick out new books for the Library at Chapters Bookstore!
Thursday, March 3 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, March 3 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, March 3 1:30 p.m. Wit Knits @ the 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). For information please contact 684-2403.
Thursday, March 3 6 p.m. Anxiety Series @ the 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 selfcare routine. Phone Debbie at 626-7861 for more information and to register.

Friday, March 4 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Big Book Sale at the Waverley Auditorium. Items from 50 cents to $5.00. Paperbacks, coffee table books, audio books, children’s titles, literature, non- fiction, car shop manuals and more.
Friday, March 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 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, March 4 1 p.m. Retirement Explorers and RETired Talks @ the 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, March 4 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
Saturday, March 5 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Big Book Sale at the Waverley Auditorium. Items from 50 cents to $5.00. Paperbacks, coffee table books, audio books, children’s titles, literature, non -fiction, car shop manuals and more.
Saturday, March 5 2 p.m. Duties of an Executor to Administer an Estate at the Waverley Auditorium. In affiliation with the Ontario Bar Association, this seminar presents an opportunity to gain knowledge and insight from a professional, but is not intended to provide legal advice. Presentation will run less than an hour with time for discussion. Session will be presented by Rene Larson. For more information and to register call 285-7777.
Monday, March 7 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, March 7 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, March 7 7 p.m. Canada Reads Event @ the Waverley Auditorium. Join Author Tracey Lindberg and CBC Radio Thunder Bay’s Cathy Alex in conversation about Starting Over, the theme of Canada Reads 2016. Tracey Lindberg will be reading from her Canada Reads 2016 novel, Birdie – a darkly comic novel about finding out who you are and where you’re from. Admission is FREE!
Tuesday, March 8 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, March 8 12 p.m. Casual Clerisy Club presents “Any Book Prize Contender Or Winner” @ the Waverley Resource Library. For further information contact Barb @ 684-6811.
Tuesday, March 8 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, March 8   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, March 9 7 p.m. Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) Meeting: “Searching Ship Records” @ 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, March 10 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, March 10 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, March 10 1:30 p.m. Wit Knits @ the 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). For information please contact 684-2403
Friday, March 11 1 p.m.  Retirement Explorers and RETired Talks @ the 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, March 11 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
Saturday, March 12 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 March 14 2:30 p.m. Knit Knack: Beginner Knitting Class for ages 7 and up @ the Waverley Library. Learn how to knit and get the knack for knitting! For further information & free tickets contact the Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.
Monday March 14 2:30 p.m. “Literacy is Magic” for all ages with Martin Wonderland @ the Mary J.L. Black Library. Come join Bob the bookworm and Charlotte the writing spider as they magically explore the amazing world of books. For further information and free tickets, please contact Children & Youth Services @ 345-8275 (TBPL), ext 7301.
Monday March 14 2:30 p.m. March Break Puppet Show: “Waking Beauty” for all ages @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. For further information & free tickets contact the Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.
Monday, March 14 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 “Understanding Registered Accounts” as well as any questions you have about your financial situation. More information available at www.tbpl.ca/financialplanning.
Monday, March 14 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, March 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 Brodie Resource Library. Daycares are welcome & asked to call a few days ahead. For further information contact Children & Youth Services @ 624-4208.
Tuesday, March 15 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, March 15 2:30 p.m. Big Nate Blasts Off! @ the Waverley Auditorium. Crack the code, build a Cheese Doodle structure, participate in the Messy Locker Race and more! (ages 7+). For further information and to register, please call Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.
Tuesday, March 15 2:30 p.m. Intergenerational Weaving Art Project @ the Brodie Library. Bring your friends, family, or both and contribute to a group art project: reusing old CDs to make a woven wall hanging for the library. Presented by the TBPL Youth Advisory Council. All ages are invited to contribute to this colourful tribute to unity and variety! Want to volunteer at this event? Email Laura at lprinselaar@tbpl.ca for details.
Tuesday, March 15 2:30 p.m. Jim “n” I @ the Mary J.L. Black Library. Come and join Jim “n” I for some interactive musical fun that engages all ages with the sights and sounds of music. For further information and free tickets, please contact Children & Youth Services @ 345-8275 ext 7301.
Tuesday, March 15   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, March 16 10:30 a.m Craft Palooza! @ the Mary J.L. Black Library. A drop-in craft program where children of all ages can choose crafts to do from our craft cupboards. So many choices!
Wednesday, March 16 2:30 p.m. Grumpy Grampas Family Concert! at the Brodie Story Hour Room. Group singalong for all ages with favourite tunes old and new. For further information & free tickets contact the Children & Youth Services @ 684-4208.
Wednesday, March 16 2:30 p.m. Magic with Michael! @ the Waverley Auditorium. Magic, Comedy and Fun with award-winning comedic magician Michael Picard for all ages. For further information & free tickets contact the Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.
Wednesday, March 16 2:30 p.m. Bunch of Munsch @ the County Park Library. Bunch of Munsch! No Clean Clothes? Smelly Socks? That’s OK! We Share Everything at the library! Robert Munsch themed storytime for all ages with puppets from The Paper Bag Princess. It’ll have your kids saying I Have to Go! For further information & free tickets contact the Children & Youth Services @ 345-8275 ext 7401.
Thursday, March 17 10:30 a.m. Baby Time! @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Drop-in literacy based storytime for babies from birth to 24 months combining stories, songs, lap rhymes. 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, March 17 2:30 p.m. Make Tracks With Thomas @ the Brodie Story Hour Room. Family drop-in storytime for all ages with Thomas the Tank Engine stories & activities.
Thursday, March 17 2:30 p.m Puppet Show: Little Green O’Glenn and the Lazy Leprechauns at the Mary J.L. Black Library. For further information & free tickets contact the Children & Youth Services @ 345-8275 ext 7301.
Thursday, March 17 2:30 p.m Puppet Show: Leprechauns Never Lie! @ the Waverley Auditorium for all ages. For further information & free tickets contact the Children & Youth Services @ 684-6816.
Thursday, March 17 6:30-8 p.m. SuperWhoLock Fandom Frolic @ the Mary J.L. Black Library. Are you a member of the SUPERNATURAL, DOCTOR WHO, or SHERLOCK fandom? Come celebrate your passions with other teen fangirls and fanboys doing crafts, themed activities and eating CAKE. For youth aged 12-18. Costumes encouraged, just drop in!
Friday, March 18 10:30 a.m Happily Ever After: Fabulous Fairy Tales! @ the Waverley Auditorium. A storytime and new puppet show Goatilocks and the Three Bears (ages 3-6) For further information and to register, please call the Children & Youth Services @ at 684-6816.
Friday, March 18 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, March 18 2:30 p.m Science North Game On @ the Waverley Auditorium. Families of all ages work together to play science and math themed games including giant Jenga, giant house of cards, and several engineering challenges! Note: You must register all family members attending. For more information contact the Library at 684-6816.
Friday, March 18 3 p.m. Financial Planning Seminar @ the Brodie Resource Library with Financial Advisor Kara Polson. This free, drop-in one hour seminar will cover “Understanding Registered Accounts” as well as any questions you have about your financial situation. More information available at www.tbpl.ca/financialplanning
Saturday, March 19 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, March 19 2 p.m. LU Lecture, In Conversation Series @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Thomas Tallis Litany: What the Sources Tell Us, presented by Dean Jobin-Bevans. By comparing and contrasting the Tallis Litany as found in the Christ Church collection, it is possible to draw conclusions about the role of the music editor and to trace the publication history of the famous Litany by Thomas Tallis.
Monday, March 21 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.
Monday, March 21 6:30 – 8:30 pm Session 1 – Walk a Mile Film Project & Community Conversation Series. Film 1: Coming To Terms, Film Two: We Are All Treaty People @ the Brodie Resource Library – Storyhour Room. These film screenings address subjects such as treaties, racism, violence against women, and the way forward and are a way to encourage dialogue and understanding among all members of our community. The films will help us to explore and understand historical Aboriginal and community issues in their current context so that we can have conversations that are informed as well as respectful. Each session will include discussions, handouts and exercises. Presented in partnership with the City of Thunder Bay Aboriginal Liaison Unit and the Thunder Bay Public Library.
Monday, March 21 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, March 21 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
Tuesday, March 22 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, March 22 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, March 22 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, March 23 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, March 24 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, March 24 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). For information please contact 684-2403.
Thursday, March 24 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.
Friday, March 25 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
Saturday, March 26 10:30 a.m. Hop To It! @ the Waverley Auditorium. Drop-in story-time for all ages and craft to celebrate Easter.
Tuesday, March 29 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 @ 684-4208.
Tuesday, March 29 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, March 29 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, March 29 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, March 29 6:30 – 8:30 pm Session 2 – Walk a Mile Film Project & Community Conversation Series. Film 3: Legacy of Struggle, Film 4: Targets & Heroes and Film 5: The Way Forward will be presented @ the Brodie Resource Library – Storyhour Room. These film screenings address subjects such as treaties, racism, violence against women, and the way forward and are a way to encourage dialogue and understanding among all members of our community. The films will help us to explore and understand historical Aboriginal and community issues in their current context so that we can have conversations that are informed as well as respectful. Each session will include discussions, handouts and exercises. Presented in partnership with the City of Thunder Bay Aboriginal Liaison Unit and the Thunder Bay Public Library.
Tuesday, March 29 – Genetic Genealogy Part Two 6:30 p.m. @ the Mary J. L. Black Library. In this workshop Clare Cook shows how the autosomal tests like AncestryDNA can further multiple branches of your family history research. Attending the Genetic Genealogy Part One workshop and prior experience with genealogy is recommended.
Wednesday, March 30 10:00 a.m. Fair Start Screenings @ the Mary J.L. Black Community Program Room. Fair Start helps families by providing free developmental screening for children 18 months to school age. This 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. Call ahead to book an appointment at

625-8817.

Wednesday, March 30 7 p.m. The Writers’ Circle – Read and Share Your Work. 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, March 31 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, March 31 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). For information please contact 684-2403.