The Christmas Display is returning to the Ashcroft Library, and quilters are invited to submit their creations to help decorate the room. Photo: Deanna Porter.

The Christmas Display is returning to the Ashcroft Library, and quilters are invited to submit their creations to help decorate the room. Photo: Deanna Porter.

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library footnotes

Ashcroft calls all quilters, Cache Creek has letters to Santa, and Clinton has a new branch head

ASHCROFT BRANCH

Yarn and Yap

This program—which runs every Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m.—will have its last session of the year on Dec. 5. It will resume on Jan. 9.

All crafters are welcome to drop in at the sessions and work on their latest project while socializing with other crafty people. Refreshments are provided.

Tech One-on-One

Do you need some assistance with the latest technology? You’re not alone! These coaching sessions give participants an opportunity to work one-on-one with a tech expert, who will help you with your specific tech needs. Please tell library staff what you would like to learn more about when you register.

The next round of 30-minute sessions is on Saturday, Nov. 24 starting at 10 a.m., and three spaces are available. Registration is required, so please contact the library (250-453-9042) during regular hours to book a space.

Calling all quilters

The Ashcroft Library will be hosting a Winter Holiday Quilt Display in its second annual Christmas Display, and would like to showcase the quilt masterpieces of local crafters. Entry forms are now available at the branch, so drop by to pick one up. Display space permitting, the first 25 quilts that meet entry requirements will be accepted. The quilts will be on display from Dec. 7–30.

CACHE CREEK BRANCH

Yarn and Yap

All crafters are invited to drop by the Cache Creek Library on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon to work on their latest project and enjoy good company while they do so.

Letters to Santa

All kids—naughty and nice—are invited to come to the library and write letters to Santa. Writing materials are supplied, and there will be hot chocolate, as well as an opportunity to decorate a cookie.

The session runs on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

CLINTON BRANCH

Drawing classes

Collette French leads a drawing class every Saturday to Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. The class is open to artists and budding artists of all ages, and all materials are supplied.

Book club

The book club meets once a month to discuss a different work or works. Contact the library (250-459-7752) for more details.

Tech One-on-One

See the description in the Ashcroft branch above. The next Clinton session will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.; call the library to register.

Letters to Santa

From now until Dec. 7, children can drop by the library anytime during regular hours to write a letter to Santa. All materials are supplied.

Looking for ideas

New Clinton Library Branch Head Kat Chatten is looking for ideas about what residents would like to see at the library. If you have any suggestions, feel free to drop by the library or call her.

SAVONA BRANCH

Yarn and Yap

Crafters are invited to drop by the branch every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon to work on their latest project.

Storytime

Children aged 0 to five years, and their caregivers, can come to the library every Friday from 10:30 to 11:15 for stories, songs, rhymes, and a craft. The program runs until Dec. 7, and resumes in the New Year.

Letters to Santa

See the description in the Cache Creek branch above. The event takes place in Savona on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Paper craft book tree

Also on Nov. 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., participants can learn how to make a book tree by folding paper. Materials are supplied.

Family storytime and photos

On Thursday, Dec. 6 families are invited to come to the library for a Christmas story and an opportunity to have family Christmas photos taken. Photos will be taken in front of a green screen so that different seasonal backgrounds can be added. Participants will then receive the photos by email.

SYSTEM-WIDE

Wildlife Park passes

Each Thompson-Nicola Regional Library branch has a family pass available for free admission to the B.C. Wildlife Park in Kamloops. The pass is good for one week and allows a family (up to two adults and two dependent children) to make one visit to the park.

The pass can be put on hold, but cannot be renewed. All you need to borrow the pass is a valid Thompson-Nicola Regional Library card, and there is no charge to borrow it (or to take out a library card).

Family Fitness pass

Each Thompson-Nicola Regional Library branch also has a family pass available for a free family visit to the Tournament Capital Centre, Brock Pool, or Westsyde Pool and Fitness Centre in Kamloops.

The pass is good for one week, and is valid for up to two adults and all dependent children 18 years of age and under.

For details about the passes, and other system-wide programs, visit the TNRL website at www.tnrl.ca.



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