TNRD Library System footnotes: Guard against identity theft

A free course at Ashcroft Library will help you keep yourself safe online.

The Ashcroft Library is offering a free course in protecting yourself from identity theft and fraud.

The Ashcroft Library is offering a free course in protecting yourself from identity theft and fraud.


Computer course

On Saturday, January 28 the Ashcroft Library will be holding a “Files and Folders” computer course from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. Are you wondering where your files are? Would you like the files on your computer to be better organized? This course will cover file management strategies to help you have a better organized system, and be better able to find your information. There is no charge for the course, but registration is recommended. Devices will be provided.

Identity theft and fraud protection course

On Thursday, February 3 the library will be hosting the first in a series of financial literacy courses, sponsored by Interior Savings Credit Union. Nicole Arnott, a member service advisor at Interior Savings in Ashcroft, will be hosting the course, which she says started as a program created by VanCity savings for people who were lacking in financial literacy skills. “We’re not selling anything,” says Arnott, “just trying to educate people about financial literacy.”

There is no admission for the course, which runs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Participants will learn how thieves steal and use your personal information; tips to keep your financial and personal information safe; what to do if you are the victim of fraud or identity theft; and much more. Future courses, to be held once a month, will include such topics as credit; good debt vs. bad debt; banking basics; owning a home vs. renting; financial advice for seniors; and more. All the courses are general in nature, and are open for people of all ages.

Space is limited, so anyone wanting to attend the course on February 3 should call the library at (250) 453-9042 to register.

Project Chat

The popular program that allows crafters to bring their projects to the library and work on them in the company of other crafty people continues, every Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. It’s a wonderful social event, and the tea and coffee are always on.




Cup stacking

As part of Family Literacy Week, the Cache Creek Library will be holding a “cup stacking” event for children and youth from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 26. Participants have to use dexterity, fine motor skills, and hand-eye coordination to successfully stack—and then take down—a number of cups without having them collapse, and work up to faster and faster times. Snacks will be provided.


Knitting group

Seasoned knitters, or those wanting to learn, can come to the Clinton Library every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Needles and yarn will be available for those just learning, and anyone who wants to help others learn is encouraged to come. Crafters working on any kind of portable project are also encouraged to just come along and chat as they work. Tea and coffee are provided.


Cup stacking

Savona Library will also play host to a cup stacking event, on Saturday, January 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. See above for details.

Yarn and Yap

Similar to the Project Chat at Ashcroft, Yarn and Yap takes place at the Savona Library every Saturday until March 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your current project and enjoy tea and a gab with fellow crafters as you work.


Beginning on February 3, the library will be holding storytime every Friday from 10 to 10:45 a.m. for children aged 0 to four years. The program runs until February 17.