The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is starting to gear up for fall after a quiet summer in local libraries. Photo: TNRD.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is starting to gear up for fall after a quiet summer in local libraries. Photo: TNRD.

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library footnotes

Yarn and Yap, one-on-one tech training sessions, an author reading in Clinton, and more.

ASHCROFT

Yarn and Yap

The popular crafting session continues every Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, quilt, or more, come on down to the library and work on your latest project in the company of other crafters. Tea, coffee, and biscuits are supplied; bring your own conversation.

One-on-one tech training

The popular one-on-one tech training sessions will be back on September 29, with four half-hour sessions between 10 a.m. and noon. Bring your tablet, laptop, or other device and get the answers to your tech questions from an expert.

Pre-registration is required, so call the Ashcroft Library at (250) 453-9042 or drop by during regular hours to book a spot.

CACHE CREEK

Yarn and Yap

Yarn and Yap continues every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon. All crafters are invited to bring along their current project and work on it in the company of other crafters in a social atmosphere.

Webinar series

Mark your calendars now for a free webinar series that will run throughout October in the Cache Creek and Savona Libraries (on Tuesdays in Cache Creek and on Thursdays in Savona).

The series will look at estate planning, wills, the duties of executors, the documents needed, and much more.

CLINTON

Author reading and signing

Former Clinton resident June V. Bourgo will be at the Clinton Library on Wednesday, September 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. for a reading and book signing.

Bourgo was born and raised in Montreal, but now lives on Vancouver Island with her husband Dennis. She is the author of The Georgia Series and The Crossing Trilogy. Her most recent book, Magnolia Tree, is a supernatural thriller set in British Columbia.

Bourgo was the 2017 Golden Book Award Judges’ Choice Winner for Golden Box Books Publishing, and is a Fountain Blue Publishing bestselling author. Come down to the library to listen to Bourgo read from her works, chat with her, purchase copies of her books, and get copies signed.

One-on-one tech training

The popular one-on-one tech training sessions will be back on October 2, with eight half-hour sessions between 12:30 and 4:30 p.m. Bring your tablet, laptop, or other device and get the answers to your tech questions from an expert.

Pre-registration is required, so call the Clinton Library at (250) 459-7752 or drop by during regular hours to book a spot.

SAVONA

Book Club

The next meeting of the adult book club will be on Tuesday, September 11 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Teen night

There will be a Teen Night at the Savona Library on Thursday, September 13 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Teens are invited to drop by for what will probably be a games night, although suggestions about what participants would like to do are encouraged.

REGION-WIDE

Lynda.com database

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library is now offering free access to the online learning platform Lynda.com, which has been widely used by governmental organizations, businesses, and educational institiutions to support skills development in staff, students, and partners.

Lynda.com can be used by a variety of people with completely different educational goals. Do you want to become more proficient with Microsoft Excel? Do you want to try your hand at 3-D animation with Blender? Have you wanted to build a recording studio in your home, but you don’t know where to start or how to record audio? Would you like your employees to have stronger project management skills?

The courses are self-paced, and support individualized learning with beginner to advanced content. Everything is offered on-demand, with no limits on the number of courses library patrons can enrol in.

Lynda.com is free to use with a TNRL library card. Just go to www.lynda.com/portal/patron?org=tnrl.ca to try it now, or download the app from the Apple App or Google Play stores.

Available system-wide

Did you know that the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library has a wide variety of programs and services that can be accessed online, no matter where in the region you live? These include Library2go eBooks and audiobooks, Tumble Book Library (kids’ eBooks), InstantFlix streaming videos, rb Digital Magazines, Sesame Street kids’ eBooks, and PressReader top news stories.

All you need is a library card and a computer. For more information go to https://www.tnrl.ca/ and scroll down to Online Resources, then click on the service(s) you want.



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