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									                                                                             p. 5 & 7

                                                                p. 19 & 24-27

                                                              Author Reading
                                                               p. 6

                                                              POETRY CONTEST
                                                                                 p. 19

                                                                Month p. 9

                                       Artwork: Mike Holmes           p. 21, 22 & 30

March-April 2010
                                                                                                               Income Tax Clinics
                                            What’s Up                                                          Volunteers trained by the Canada
                                                                                                               Revenue Agency can help you complete
                                                                                                               your income tax return at most branches
                                            Atlantic Book Awards                                               of Halifax Public Libraries. This free
                                                                                                               service is for single persons earning under
                                            The 2010 Atlantic Book Awards and                                  $25,000 or single-parent or family
                                            Festival will take place throughout the                            incomes of less than $30,000. Volunteers
 2    What’s Up                             region April 10-18. The awards ceremony                            are not able to complete forms that
                                            will be at the Alderney Landing Theatre                            involve rental, self-employment, capital
 4    The Author Stage                      in Dartmouth on April 14 at 7 p.m. For                             gains or complex investments.
                                            more information about upcoming pre-                               Registration begins March 2, call your
 5    Feature                               sentations at the library by the shortlisted                       branch to book an appointment.
                                            authors and illustrators, call 490-5991.                           For clinic dates and times, visit
 6    Adult Programs                                                                                  Community
18    Teen Programs                                                                                            Volunteer Income Tax Clinics are
                                                                                                               co-sponsored by the Canada Revenue
20    School Age Programs                                                                                      Agency and Halifax Public Libraries. For
                                                                                                               information about the volunteer program,
28    Preschool Programs                                                                                       call 1-800-959-8281.

32    Branch Locations

 Marlo MacKay

 Denis Cunningham

 Denis Cunningham
 Darius Graff
 Andrew Conrad

 Darius Graff

 is produced by the Communications and
 Marketing Department of the Halifax
 Public Libraries. It is printed at
 Transcontinental. For more information
 about programs, please contact the
 branch or department listed. For general
 information about this publication, call   Mrs. Aletia Williams, The Honourable Mayann E. Francis, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Mrs. May Sheppard pose
 the Communications and Marketing           with this year's provincial African Heritage Month poster. Mrs. Sheppard, 91, is featured on the poster as part of the theme
                                            Leading Ladies, Lasting Legacies.
 Office at 490-5852.
                                                                                                               such as The Honourable Mayann E.
                                            African Heritage                                                   Francis ONS, DHumL, Lieutenant
 60 Alderney Drive
 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
                                            Month                                                              Governor of Nova Scotia, The
                                                                                                               Honourable Percy Paris, Minister of
 B2Y 4P8                                    Halifax Public Libraries kicked off
                                                                                                               African Nova Scotian Affairs and U.S.
                                            African Heritage Month with an opening
                                                                                                               Consul General Anton K. Smith.
                                            night event at the Halifax North Library.
                                                                                                               The Library celebrated African heritage
                                            The opening night celebration included a
                                                                                                               throughout February with over 20
                                            traditional libations ceremony, perform-
                                                                                                               programs for adults, teens and
                                            ances by singers Cindy Cain and Kim                   Bernard and greetings from dignitaries

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        what’s up

                                                                                                   collection. The books have been distrib-
The Library’s Biggest                                                                              uted among five branches, but are avail-
                                                                                                                                                         Podcamp Halifax
                                                                                                                                                         The second annual Podcamp Halifax took
Book Sale                                                                                          able to anyone with a Halifax Public
                                                                                                   Libraries card.                                       place at the Alderney Gate Library on
Mark your calendars for Halifax Public                                                                                                                   January 24. Podcamp is an all-day event
Libraries’ annual book sale. It’s the                                                                                                                    designed to encourage dialogue about
perfect opportunity to find bargains on                                                            Woodlawn Update                                       blogs, podcasts and popular social media
books for all ages. Thousands of books                                                             Due to a delay in the delivery of shelving            websites such as YouTube, Facebook and
and other items will be for sale. For                                                              for the entire Woodlawn Library, the                  Twitter. Attendees had 22 different ses-
more information, call 490-5753.                                                                   opening of the new branch has been                    sions to choose from on everything from
Please note, the book sale is cash only.                                                           postponed. As a result, library services              blogging basics to the impact of social
ALDERNEY GATE                                                                                      will continue to be provided to the com-              media on the comic book industry. They
Friday, April 23/1-4 p.m.                                                                          munity until the end of March Break at                could also present a topic of their choos-
Saturday, April 24/10 a.m.-4 p.m.                                                                  the current location. Halifax Public                  ing. Many of the presentations were
                                                                                                   Libraries hopes the new branch will open              filmed and will be available online soon.
                                                                                                   just after Easter.                                    Links to the videos will be available at
Book Donation from                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                   When it opens, the new 17,000 sq. ft.
the U.S. Consulate                                                                                 facility will be located on Eisener
Anton K. Smith, the U.S. Consul General                                                            Boulevard in the former Cineplex
in Halifax, presented Halifax Public                                                               building. The new branch will be open

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      photo: Michelle Doucette
Libraries with a collection of 16 non-fic-                                                         seven days a week, will have bookable
tion books for children on the opening                                                             study rooms, separate areas for children,
night of African Heritage Month. The                                                               teens and adults, a 100-seat auditorium,
books, all focusing on Dr. Martin Luther                                                           interactive media and floor-to-ceiling
King or the civil rights movement, are an                                                          windows throughout.
appreciated addition to the Library’s

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                                                                                                                                                                                       March - April 2010        I3
the author stage

  The Author
  Author readings
  and talks on video
  Last year, Halifax Public Libraries
  presented over 30 author readings. If
  you missed your favourite author, or
  you’d just like to experience it again,
  check out The Author Stage. We’ve
  filmed readings with critically-
  acclaimed authors and posted them at Just click on
  the ‘Readers’ tab to find videos of
  Donna Morrissey, Alistair MacLeod
  and Wayson Choy. We’ll continue to
  add videos, so check back periodically.

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                                                                                                                           The other speakers for the graphic
                                                                                                                           novel camp are Canadian talents Mike
                                                                                                                           Holmes, Kate Beaton, Rebecca Kraatz
                                                                                                                           and Faith Erin Hicks. Mike Holmes is
                                                                                                                           an author and illustrator working in
                                                                                                                           Halifax who just published the non-
                                                                                                                           fiction graphic novel This American
                                                                                                                           Drive. Kate Beaton won the 2009 Doug
                                                                                                                           Wright Award for Best Emerging
                                                                                                                           Talent in Canadian comics and graphic
                                                                                                                           novels. Faith Erin Hicks is the author of
                                                                                                                           Zombies Calling and The War at
Artwork by Kate Beaton

                                                  Like all books, graphic novels are                                       Ellsmere.
                                                  created for readers of all ages in
                                                  various genres. Some graphic novels
                                                  are non-fiction and deal with histori-                                                 a graphic novel
                                                  cal events like the Holocaust while                                                   collection of over
                                                  some are pure fiction. Between these
                                                  two extremes, there are thousands of                                                    14,000 titles
                                                  titles to choose from.

                                                  “Halifax Public Libraries has a graphic                                  Rebecca Kraatz’s comic book
                                                  novel collection of over 14,000 titles,”                                 House of Sugar won the 2007
                                                  said Sarah. “We want to expose more                                      Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging
                                                  readers to this format, so we’ve                                         Talent. “The library has helped me
                                                  planned a day devoted to graphic                                         discover many graphic novels and
                                                  novels. We have a fantastic lineup of                                    comic artists that I would not normally
                                                  international and Canadian guest                                         have found on my own. I discovered
       Graphic novels                             speakers who are all graphic novel                                       there is great variety in both the
       are an increasingly popular alternative    artists,” said Sarah.                                                    subject matter and the drawing styles.
       to traditional books for readers of all                                                                             It is a great resource and the growing
       ages. Like traditional novels, graphic                                                                              interest in this art form is encouraging.
       novels contain a story with a complete                                                                              I’m looking forward to participating in
       arc. The biggest difference between                                                                                 the graphic novel camp. I think every-
                                                                                             Artwork by Faith Erin Hicks

       graphic novels and traditional novels is                                                                            one has a story to tell,” said Rebecca.
       that graphic novels use words and
       images to move the story ahead.                                                                                     Darkness & Light will          For m
                                                                                                                                                      informa ore
                                                                                                                           take place on                      tion,
       “Graphics novels are both artistic and                                                                              Saturday, March 27             page 7. see
       literary. Because they contain mostly                                                                               at Halifax North.
       pictures, they tap into our ability as                                                                              Mike Holmes starts the day off at
       readers to gather information from                                                                                  10:30 a.m., followed by a panel at 1
       images. Being able to ‘read’ images        Darkness & Light, a day-long celebra-                                    p.m. with Kate Beaton, Rebecca Kraatz
       and get meaning from them is known         tion of graphic novels, will feature a                                   and Faith Erin Hicks. Kyle Baker will
       as visual literacy. Graphic novels are a   presentation by industry-icon Kyle                                       speak at 2:45 p.m. Co-sponsored by
       breakthrough for people who are            Baker. “Kyle is a huge name in the                                       the Department of Tourism, Culture and
       already visual readers and for those       field of graphic novels and we’re so                                     Heritage and Strange Adventures
       who want to further develop their          excited that he’s coming to Halifax for                                  Comic Bookshops.
       visual literacy skills,” said Sarah        this. He has received both the Harvey
       Wenning, Regional Manager of               and the Eisner Awards, two of the
       Readers’ Services for Halifax Public       comic book industry’s highest honours,”
       Libraries.                                 said Sarah.

                                                                                                                                              March - April 2010   I5
adult programs

                                                                                              Author Readings
Programs                                                                                      Elizabeth Peirce
                                                                                              Grow Organic: A
                                                                                              Simple Guide to Nova

                                                                                              Scotia Vegetable Gardening

                                                                                              It’s time to start thinking about your gar-
                                                                                              den. Dealing with issues specific to Nova
                                                                                              Scotia, Grow Organic
                                            SHEET HARBOUR                                     gives advice on growing
                                            Wednesday, March 17/6:15 p.m.                     seasons, which vegeta-
                                              The Memory Keeper’s Daughter,                   bles grow best here and
                                              by Kim Edwards                                  where to get local
                                            Wednesday, April 14/6:15 p.m.                     organic seeds.
                                              The Wedding, by Nicholas Sparks                 SPRING GARDEN
                                                                                              Tuesday, March 23/7 p.m.
                                            SPRING GARDEN
                                            Thursday, March 11/7 p.m.
                                              No Great Mischief, by Alistair MacLeod
Book Clubs                                  Thursday, April 8/7 p.m.
                                                                                              Nick Newbery                    Book
                                              A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster             Iqaluit                         Launch
                                            Registration is required, call 490-5700.          Join Nick Newbery as he
The Libraries’ book clubs are a great way
                                                                                              launches his third trilingual book
to meet new people, explore new authors
                                            TANTALLON                                         (Inuktitut, French and English) on the
and share reading ideas. Join us.           Tuesday, March 9/7 p.m.                           Eastern Arctic, illustrating traditional and
BEDFORD                                       A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled             modern aspects of life in Nunavut today.
Tuesday, March 30/2 p.m.                      Hosseini                                        This book launch will include a slide show,
  What Came Before He Shot Her,             Tuesday, April 13/7 p.m.                          a selection of traditional artifacts and Inuit
  by Elizabeth George                         Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson            artwork and food samples.
Registration begins February 23.
Tuesday, April 27/2 p.m.                                                                      KESHEN GOODMAN
                                                                                              Wednesday, March 3/7 p.m.
  Nature Girl, by Carl Hiaasen              Club de lecture
Registration begins March 30.               Faites partie du club de lecture pour fran-       ALDERNEY GATE
                                            cophones. Partagez votre passion de la lecture,   Thursday, March 25/12 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17/7 p.m.                  discutez et lisez de nouveaux livres. Nous        SPRING GARDEN
  The Ascent of Money, by Niall Ferguson    choisirons un livre chaque mois selon les         Tuesday, April 27/7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21/7 p.m.                  intérêts du groupe. Pour vous inscrire ou vous
  Dreams from My Father, by Barak           informer davantage, appelez le 490-5991.
  Obama                                     ALDERNEY GATE                                     Jane Urquhart
                                            lundi, le 29 mars/19h00
KESHEN GOODMAN                                                                                L.M. Montgomery
                                              L'élégance du hérisson, par Muriel Barbery
Wednesday, March 10/1 p.m.                                                                    This book explores the life of L.M.
                                            lundi, le 26 avril/19h00
  The Last Suppers, by Diane Mott                                                             Montgomery, whose successful literary
                                              L'enigme du retour, par Dany Laferrière
  Davidson                                                                                    career broke the boundaries set for
Wednesday, April 14/1 p.m.                                                                    women of her time. Unfortunately, her
  People of the Book, by Geraldine Brooks                                                     success did not protect her from the

MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR                        Writers & Writing                                 societal strictures of Victorian Canada or
                                                                                              her own demons. Jane
Thursday, March 4/6:30 p.m.                                                                   Urquhart is the author of
 Frameshift, by Robert J. Sawyer            Writers Without Boundaries                        five internationally-
SACKVILLE                                   This writer’s group, led by creative writing      acclaimed novels including
Wednesday, March 10/7 p.m.                  teacher Russell Barton, allows participants       Away and The Stone
  The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie   to share their works-in-progress and to           Carvers.
  Society, by Mary Ann Schaffer             discuss topics of general interest to writers.    KESHEN GOODMAN
Wednesday, April 14/7 p.m.                  SACKVILLE                                         Wednesday, April 7/7 p.m.
  The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,              Tuesday, March 16/7 p.m.
  by David Wroblewski                       Tuesday, April 20/7 p.m.

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                                                                                                                                         March - April 2010      I7
adult programs

Music, Art & Film
                                                Opera Chats                                 Music in the Reading Lounge
                                                Empire Theatres is presenting productions   Enjoy a relaxing evening of musical
                                                of The Metropolitan Opera in high-defini-   performances.
                                                tion. Join Dr. Walter Kemp of Opera Nova    TANTALLON
                                                Scotia as he gives introductory talks to    Thursday, March 25/7 p.m.
                                                three of the upcoming operas.                 Harp music by Saeed Foroughi
                                                KESHEN GOODMAN                              Thursday, April 15/7 p.m.
                                                Monday, March 1/1 p.m.                        Geordie Haley Trio
                                                  Der Rosenkavalier
                                                                                            See Jazz Appreciation Month on
                                                Monday, March 22/1 p.m.
Viva Flamenco!                                                                              page 9 for more information about
                                                                                            the Geordie Haley Trio.
This authentic Andalusian performance will      Monday, April 26/1 p.m.
get your toes tapping with fiery dancing,         Armida
dramatic guitar and explosive percussion.
                                                                                            Art Display
Saturday, March 27/2 p.m.                       Marimba Stew                                Local artists are invited to display their
                                                                                            work in the library. Works in a variety of
ALDERNEY GATE                                   Pam Paton performs original composi-
                                                                                            media are welcome. For more information,
Thursday, April 29/7 p.m.                       tions and cover tunes on the marimba in
                                                                                            please call Elaine at 826-3330.
                                                her eclectic mix of folk, Latin, pop and
                                                world beat styles.                          TANTALLON
                                                                                            March — acrylics by Charlotte Reinhold
MITE-Y Folk! CD Launch                          KESHEN GOODMAN                              April — quilted hangings by local artists
                                                Saturday, April 24/2 p.m.
All ages
MITE-Y Folk! is a CD of traditional and
original Canadian music. Sung by the
youthful group MITE for Families                Family Movie Fun
(Meaningful, Intelligent, Theatrical            It’s fun and it’s free!
Entertainment) the CD highlights songs          TANTALLON
from the Atlantic Fringe Festival hit J-Tel     Saturday, March 6/2 p.m.
Presents... Canadian Folk Songs Super-Hits        Nim’s Island
Sound Explosion. Proceeds from the sale of      Thursday, April 22/6 p.m.
this CD support the Hope for Wildlife             Amelia
Wednesday, March 31/7 p.m.
                                                                                                                   Maroon Films Inc.

Film Screening with Sylvia
Hamilton: The Little Black
School House
The Little Black School House tells the story
of those who studied and taught at
Canada’s racially segregated schools in
Nova Scotia and Ontario. Filmmaker
Sylvia Hamilton will introduce her film
and engage the audience with a question-
and-answer discussion afterwards.
Thursday, March 18/7 p.m.

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                                                                                                             adult programs

                                                                                   Hobbies & Interests
                                                                                   Meet and play with other bridge lovers.
                                                                                   Some experience is necessary.
                                                                                   Alternate Wednesdays/6:30-8:30 p.m.
                                                                                   March 10, 24, April 7 & 21

                                                                                   Women’s Group
                                                                                   Drop by for movies, crafts, guest speakers
                                                                                   and discussions on everyday issues affect-
                                                                                   ing the lives of women.
                                                                                   HALIFAX NORTH
                                                                                   Wednesdays/10 a.m.

IN        2001, the Smithsonian
          Museum launched Jazz
Appreciation Month (JAM) as an
                                         The irresistible gypsy jazz stylings of
                                         Swingology intertwines the music of
                                                                                   Games Night
                                                                                   Bridge, Scrabble, chess
annual event to pay tribute to           Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club
jazz as an historic and living                                                     and more. Bring your
                                         sounds with Parisian musette dance        own board and meet
American art form. JAM has               music. Swingology is guitarists Ben
grown to include celebrations in                                                   other gamers for a fun
                                         Robertson and John Tetrault, violin-      evening.
over 41 countries. JazzEast and          ist Andrew Kent and bassist
Halifax Public Libraries are proud                                                 KESHEN GOODMAN
                                         Andrew Connolly.                          Monday, March 15/7 p.m.
to place Halifax on this ever- 
expanding map.                                                                     Monday, April 19/7 p.m.
                                         HALIFAX NORTH                         Saturday, April 24/2 p.m.

                                                                                   Grim Undertakings
Marty Franklin Trio                                                                The existence of ghosts intrigues both
                                         Der Heisser                               believers and skeptics. Learn how the
Vibraphonist Marty Franklin has          Yiddish for ‘the Hot One,’ Der
played with jazz greats Maynard                                                    people from Grim Undertakings observe
                                         Heisser performs klezmer music,           and collect data to better understand
Ferguson, Sonny Stitt and Bud            that unmistakable Eastern European
Freeman. Enjoy some standards                                                      unexplained natural phenomena.
                                         sound with Romanian, Hungarian,
plus a few original tunes from this                                                KESHEN GOODMAN
                                         Gypsy and Russian roots. Der              Wednesday, March 24/7 p.m.
newly-formed trio of the region’s        Heisser is violinist Gina Burgess
finest jazz players.                     and double bassist Adam Fine.
SPRING GARDEN                            ALDERNEY GATE
Tuesday, April 6/7 p.m.                                                            Fruits & Vegetables in Your
                                         Wednesday, April 28/7 p.m.
                                                                                   Garden with Marjorie Willison
                                                                                   Marjorie Willison will describe how to
Geordie Haley Trio                                                                 include fruits and vegetables in your garden
One of the new music explorers                                                     design and how to look after them with
under the jazz moniker, Geordie                                                    minimum maintenance. Marjorie has
Haley boldly stretches the confines of                                             written two books about gardening and
melody and noise with his guitar.                                                  regularly appears on CBC radio.                                                       KESHEN GOODMAN
TANTALLON                                                                          Monday, April 19/7 p.m.
Thursday, April 15/7 p.m.

                                                                                                      March - April 2010     I9
adult programs

Craft Space                                    Musquodoboit Harbour                        Volunteer Recruitment
Several groups meet for crafts and conversa-   Community Facebook                          Finding new volunteers for groups can be
tion. Share knowledge, tips and ideas while    Social networking sites like Facebook can   difficult. This workshop will provide you
checking out some of the newest craft          keep you in touch with your community.      with tools such as recruitment methods
books. Everyone is welcome, just drop in.      Check out Facebook groups such as the       and ways to support new volunteers. To
MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR                           Farmer’s Market and Eastern Shore           register, call 889-2227. Presented by HRM
Rug Hooking — Tuesdays/1 p.m.                  Moms. You can also learn how to set up      Volunteer Services.
For more information, call 889-9060 or         your own Facebook account. Co-sponsored     MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR
845-2820.                                      by the Musquodoboit Harbour Community       Wednesday, March 24/6:30-8 p.m.

Quilting — Thursdays/6 p.m.                    Vision Initiative.
For more information, call Judy at             MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR
889-3045.                                      By appointment, call 490-5451               Stitch Niche
                                                                                           Whatever your interest — knitting, cro-
Painting — Fridays/12:30 p.m.                                                              cheting, quilting or embroidery — join us
For more information, call Chris at                                                        for an evening of stitchery and conversa-
889-3106.                                                                                  tion. Share ideas and get inspiration from
                                                                                           the newest craft books. From beginner to
                                                                                           advanced, everyone is welcome.

Bringing the Universe                                                                      Wednesdays/7 p.m.
                                                                                           March 3, 17, April 7 & 21

Down to Earth                                                                              Travel Through Africa
                                                                                           Discover travel in Africa from the plains
                                                                                           of the Serengeti to the top of Kilimanjaro.
                                                                                           Presenter Pat Rochon
How High Is the Sky?                           The Hubble Space Telescope:                 has travelled to over
Quinn Smith helps us comprehend the            10 More Years of Discovery                  113 countries.
vast distances to the sun, planets, stars      Paul Bowman presents a survey of            SPRING GARDEN
and distant galaxies using a piece of                                                      Tuesday, March 9
                                               the past discoveries and future
string, a candle and a train whistle.                                                      /7 p.m.
                                               explorations of the Hubble.
KESHEN GOODMAN                                 ALDERNEY GATE
Wednesday, March 10/7 p.m.                     Monday, April 19/7 p.m.

Astronomy for Families                                                                     Digital Photography for
                                               These programs are presented by
Ages 8+
                                               amateur astronomers from the Royal          Seniors
An introduction to astronomy. Learn
                                               Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC)       Is your digital camera still in the box?
about planets, stars, comets and more.
                                               Halifax Centre.                             Photographer Ken Kam can help you get
Presented by Patrick Fortier.
                                                                                           started in digital photography.
Tuesday, March 16/6:30-7:30 p.m.                                                           SPRING GARDEN
                                                                                           Friday, March 19/12 p.m.

Which End Do You Look
Through?                                                                                   Quilters Showcase
Dave Chapman will teach you how to                                                         Bring your favourite homemade quilt and
choose your first telescope and how to                                                     share its story. Bonnie Cooke, experienced
use it. If you own a telescope, bring it                                                   quilting teacher, will share ideas and
in for a tune-up.                                                                          resources.
SPRING GARDEN                                                                              TANTALLON
Tuesday, March 30/7 p.m.                                                                   Tuesday, April 20/7 p.m.

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                                                                                                                     adult programs

New Tech at Noon                              Environment & Social Issues
Heard about it on the news or seen it on
Oprah, but not sure what it is? Join us for
a fun series of lunch-hour technology
Wednesday, April 7/12 p.m.
Wednesday, April 14/12 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21/12 p.m.
  e-books                                      Saint Mary’s University                      Twentieth Century Crime &
                                                                                            Detective Fiction
                                               Lunch & Learn                                with Stephen Cloutier
                                               Lecture Series                               ENGL 2302.2 DT
Seniors Café:                                  Lectures are open to everyone — there’s      A study of major 20th-century stories of
                                               no registration or charge. Bring your        crime, mystery and detection. Authors
Lunch & Learn                                  lunch. Co-sponsored by the Division of       include Ian Rankin and Barbara Fradkin.
                                               Continuing Education of Saint Mary’s         SPRING GARDEN
The popular Seniors Café returns with a                                                     Thursdays/12 p.m.
series of programs designed to enrich          University.
                                                                                            until April 1
those 50 years and up, but everyone is
welcome.                                       Introduction to Shakespeare
                                               with Jackie Cameron
Strong Bones                                   ENGL 2396.2 DL
See page 12 for more information.              This course will provide an introduction
                                               to English culture in Shakespeare’s time,
Wednesday, March 10/12 p.m.                    including a brief overview of the devel-
                                               opment of English drama. A selection of

Depression in Seniors
                                               Shakespeare’s work will be studied.          Mount Saint Vincent
                                               ALDERNEY GATE                                University Lecture Series
See page 13 for more information.              Tuesdays/12 p.m.
ALDERNEY GATE                                  until March 30
Thursday, March 11/12 p.m.                                                                  Women & Detective Fiction
                                               Bioethics                                    Women excel at writing detective
Book Launch: Iqaluit                                                                        fiction, from Agatha Christie to Pamela
                                               with Chris MacDonald
See page 6 for more information.               PHIL 2368.2 DT                               Thomas-Graham. Dr. Rita Shelton
ALDERNEY GATE                                  Advancing medical technology has creat-      Deverell, Nancy’s Chair of women’s
Thursday, March 25/12 p.m.                     ed moral issues that cannot be settled       studies at the Mount and lifelong reader
                                               simply on the basis of medical facts.        of mysteries will be your guide.
The ABCs of Fraud                              Both the medical profession and society      KESHEN GOODMAN
See page 14 for more information.              as a whole must make value decisions         Fridays/2 p.m.
                                               before life and death issues can be set-     March 5: Killer workplaces: Deadly
Wednesday, April 7/12 p.m.                     tled. This course is intended to help        workplaces in the fiction you love.
                                               reach reasoned conclusions on these          March 12: Oh Canada, part 2:
                                               issues through clarification and appraisal   Detectives from Spring Garden Road to
Tai Chi for Stress Reduction                                                                the Prairies and a conclusive discussion
Learn how to breathe and move in the           of arguments.
                                                                                            of why women are stars of the detective
Tai Chi style. Tai Chi can help you            SPRING GARDEN
                                               Wednesdays/12 p.m.                           genre.
remain calm in high-stress situations,
keep your focus and refresh your energy        until March 31
Thursday, April 15/12 p.m.

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adult programs

Slow Food                                        The Edible City                              Health & Wellness
Members of Slow Food Nova Scotia will            Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth
discuss the principles of the slow food          Day by learning about community gardens
movement and talk about local and global         in HRM, guerrilla gardening, balcony gar-    Stop Smoking Using Emotional
initiatives. The Edible Schoolyard, a film       dens, land sharing and other ways to enjoy   Freedom Techniques (EFT)
produced by Slow Food Nova Scotia, will          the pleasures of growing your own food.      If you’ve tried to quit smoking, but have
also be screened.                                Presented by Garity Chapman, Project         given in to cravings when under tension or
KESHEN GOODMAN                                   Coordinator with The Urban Garden            stress, consider EFT. EFT helps people focus
Wednesday, April 21/7 p.m.                       Project at the Ecology Action Centre.        on personal issues they want to address by
                                                                stimulating their energy systems. This session
                                                 SPRING GARDEN                                will use EFT to address nicotine cravings,
Conflict as Opportunity                          Tuesday, April 20/7 p.m.                     the social aspects of smoking and the rela-
This session will provide strategies to help                                                  tionship between emotions and smoking.
you resolve conflicts and transform them                                                      Note: Do not smoke two hours prior to this
into opportunities. To register, call 889-                                                    session and bring your cigarettes with you.
2227. Presented by HRM Volunteer Services.                                                    ALDERNEY GATE
MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR                             Food Security                                Wednesday, April 21/7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28/6:30-8 p.m.                  How can you improve upon the security of
                                                 your food system in a sustainable way? One
                                                 way is to grow your own fruit and vegeta-
Solar Solutions                                  bles. Join Dr. Phil Warman, a teacher of
Experts from Scotian Windfields and              organic gardening, to learn more.
Doctor Solar will discuss active solar solu-     TANTALLON
tions for new and existing homes.                Tuesday, March 23/7 p.m.

Tuesday, April
13 /7 p.m.

                                                                                              Nourishing Women on
                                                                                              Their Journey to Health
                                                                                              Join Dr. Sarah Hardy, ND, to discuss
                                                                                              natural approaches to a variety of health
                                                                                              issues of particular concern to women.
                                                                                              Dr. Hardy is a doctor of naturopathic

                                                                                              Strong Bones
2009/2010 Series: Taking Refuge                                                               Dr. Hardy will discuss a natural approach
Among Us: a Canadian Experience                                                               to maintaining bone health for your life-
This final presentation will feature a refugee                                                time.
story and a panel of speakers.                                                                ALDERNEY GATE
                                                                                              Wednesday, March 10/12 p.m.

Emerging Issues in
                                                                                              Preparing for Birth, Naturally
Immigration Policy
                                                                                              This program will explore gentle, natural
Why are foreign nationals from different                                                      approaches to supporting your body
states held to different immigration policies?                                                throughout pregnancy and birth. Topics
Canada’s new policies for Mexican and                                                         include nutrition, balancing stress, homeop-
Czech nationals will be discussed.                                                            athy, herbal medicines and hydrotherapy.
SPRING GARDEN                                                                                 ALDERNEY GATE
Tuesday, March 16/7 p.m.                                                                      Wednesday, March 24/12 p.m.

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Hormonal Super Sleuth
Dr. Sara Croteau of Chirocare Sports
Medicine and Natural Health will discuss
ways to balance your hormones naturally.
Registration is required, call 490-5757.
Wednesday, March 31/7 p.m.

Naturopathic Solutions for                      Depression in Seniors                          Schizophrenia & Psychosis
Weight Loss                                     Depression among seniors tends to be           One in 100 Canadians lives with
Join Dr. Bryan Rade, ND, for a review of        overlooked. Symptoms of depression are         schizophrenia and another four in 100 will
naturopathic methods that can assist with       often mistaken as a part of getting older.     experience psychosis. Hear what it’s like to
weight loss. Topics will include a discussion   Learn about the signs of depression in         experience schizophrenia and psychosis
of research-based weight loss products, the     seniors and ways to help.                      and learn how you can help someone in
role of dietary sensitivities and more.         ALDERNEY GATE                                  your life deal with these mental illnesses
                                                Thursday, March 11/12 p.m.                     in a positive and productive manner.
Wednesday, April 14/7 p.m.                                                                     Presented by the Schizophrenia Society of
                                                                                               Nova Scotia.
                                                                                               DARTMOUTH NORTH
                                                                                               Tuesday, April 13/6:30 p.m.
Naturopathic Management of
Digestive Disorders
Dr. Bryan Rade, ND, will discuss natural                                                       Bipolar Disorder Family
approaches to managing digestive disor-
ders. Topics will include general indiges-
tion, irritable bowel syndrome and heart-                                                      Individuals often show the first signs of
burn.                                                                                          bipolar disorder in adolescence but it is
                                                                                               often not diagnosed until adulthood.
Wednesday, April 28/7 p.m.                                                                     Discover its symptoms in the mania and
                                                                                               depression phases, treatment options and
                                                                                               strategies to prevent relapses.

Infant Crying                                                                                  HALIFAX NORTH
                                                Time Management                                Thursday, April 22/6:30 p.m.
What is normal crying? How do you               If you wish you had more time or were
know if it’s colic, gas or something else?      more organized, join the occupational
Learn more about infant crying.                 therapists from Cole Harbour
TANTALLON                                       Community Mental Health for a session
Tuesday, March 9/2:30-3:30 p.m.                 on time management and the three Ps
                                                (pacing, planning and prioritizing) of
                                                organizational skills.
Preventing Injuries in the Home                 COLE HARBOUR
This program focuses on children from           Wednesday, April 21/6:30 p.m.
birth to 1 year and will explore the                                                           These workshops are presented by Capital
difference between accidents and injuries                                                      Health, the IWK Health Centre and commu-
and identify interventions that can help        Stress in the Workplace                        nity partners.
prevent injuries in the home.                   Pressures we experience at work can affect
TANTALLON                                       all areas of our lives. Learn ways to lessen
Tuesday, April 13/2:30-3:30 p.m.                stress on the job, create healthy work-life
                                                balances and make good career choices.
                                                SPRING GARDEN
                                                Friday, March 26/12 p.m.

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adult programs

Local History &
Genealogy Open House
Meet with members of Mainland South
Heritage Society who can show you library
and online resources in your quest to find
your ancestors.
Saturday, April 24/1-4 p.m.

For more local history programs, see
Author Readings on page 6 and Music,
Art & Film on page 8.

Employment &
Money Matters                                   The ABCs of Fraud
                                                Every year, people lose millions of dollars
                                                to consumer frauds and scams such as ille-
Financial Planning for                          gal telemarketing, bogus charities, identity
Immigrants & Refugees                           theft and more. This program helps seniors
This ten-session series covers the basics       become tough targets by teaching the facts
about money and the Canadian financial          about fraud. Presented by the Rotary Club of
system. Topics include budgeting, savings,      Halifax.
banking, shopping, credit cards, debt and       DARTMOUTH NORTH
more. To register, call 423-6162, extension     Tuesday, March 23/6:30 p.m.
258. Presented by Citizenship and               KESHEN GOODMAN
Immigration Canada and the YWCA                 Friday, March 26/2 p.m.
HALIFAX NORTH                                   ALDERNEY GATE
Tuesdays/12-1:30 p.m.                           Wednesday, April 7/12 p.m.
April 6-June 8                                  SPRING GARDEN
                                                Wednesday, April 28/12 p.m.
Wednesdays/3-4 p.m.
March 10-May 12
                                                Creating the Cash Flow You                     Small Business Start Up
                                                Need for Retirement                            Got a great business idea but don’t know
                                                This seminar will focus on retirement          where to begin? Learn what the library
                                                planning, setting retirement goals and cre-    has to offer budding entrepreneurs. One-
                                                ating and maximizing cash flow.                on-one, personalized consultations can
                                                Government programs such OAS and               include information about business plan-
Exploring Your Entrepreneurial                                                                 ning resources, market research, industry
                                                CPP, information on tax credits and
Potential                                       income splitting will also be discussed. To    trends and more.
Join Jennifer Simpson of the Centre for         register, call 889-2227. Presented by Warren   COLE HARBOUR
Women in Business for a workshop                Hood of Investors Group Financial Services.    Mondays, by appointment; 490-5710
designed to give aspiring entrepreneurs an      MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR
understanding of the benefits and responsi-     Wednesday, April 21/6:30-8 p.m.                SPRING GARDEN
bilities of owning a business. Participants                                                    By appointment; 490-5710
will explore their entrepreneurial potential.
Wednesday, March 31/7 p.m.

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                                                                                                                      adult programs

Computer Programs
Please register as space is limited.           How to Navigate the Internet
Duration: 90 minutes, unless                   An introduction to navigating the Internet
otherwise indicated                            and using a web browser. Prerequisite:
                                               Beyond the Basics or basic mouse, keyboard
Computer Basics                                and Windows skills.
An introduction to computers, no experi-       ALDERNEY GATE
ence required.                                 Friday, April 30/10 a.m.-12 p.m.
ALDERNEY GATE                                  Registration begins April 1.
Friday, April 16/10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration begins April 1.                   BEDFORD
                                               Saturday, April 10/10 a.m.
BEDFORD                                        Registration begins March 2.
Monday, March 22/10 a.m.
Registration begins March 2.                   KESHEN GOODMAN
                                               Friday, March 26/2:30 p.m.
DARTMOUTH NORTH                                Registration begins March 3, call
Tuesday, March 16/6:30 p.m.                    490-6410.
Tuesday, April 20/6:30 p.m.
                                               SPRING GARDEN
KESHEN GOODMAN                                 Monday, March 8/10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, March 16/6:30 p.m.                    Friday, April 9/10:30 a.m.                   Computer Drop-in
Friday, April 23/2:30 p.m.                     Registration begins March 2.                 If you’ve taken one of our computer classes
Registration begins March 3, call                                                           and need a bit of extra help or some prac-
490-6410.                                                                                   tice, stop by to ask questions or spend
                                               Internet Searching Made Easy                 some time on a computer.
Friday, March 26/2:30 p.m.                     Learn to streamline Internet searches and    COLE HARBOUR
                                               evaluate information found online.           Tuesdays/2-4 p.m.
                                               Prerequisite: How to Navigate the Internet
Beyond the Basics                              or familiarity using web browsers.

Introducing applications, files and folders.   ALDERNEY GATE
                                               Friday, May 7/10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Prerequisite: Computer Basics or basic
                                               Registration begins April 1.
mouse and keyboard skills.
ALDERNEY GATE                                  KESHEN GOODMAN
Friday, April 23/10 a.m.-12 p.m.               Tuesday, March 30/6:30 p.m.
Registration begins April 1.                   Registration begins March 3, call
Thursday, March 18/10 a.m.                     SPRING GARDEN
Tuesday, April 27/6:30 p.m.                    Monday, March 15/10:30 a.m.
Registration begins March 3, call              Friday, April 16/10:30 a.m.
490-6410.                                      Registration begins March 2.

Friday, April 9/2:30 p.m.

One-on-One E-mail
New to e-mail? Our instructors can help
you register for an e-mail account and
show you the basics.
By appointment, beginning March 2.
Call 490-5700

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Word Processing Basics                         Facebook                                       E-mail Basics
Create, edit, format, save and print a docu-   A demonstration of Facebook and an             Learn to send, reply, forward and delete
ment using Microsoft Word. Prerequisite:       introduction to protecting your privacy on     e-mail. Prerequisite: How to Navigate the
Beyond the Basics or basic mouse, keyboard     social networking sites.                       Internet or familiarity using web browsers.
and Windows skills.                            SPRING GARDEN                                  ALDERNEY GATE
KESHEN GOODMAN                                 Saturday, March 27/2 p.m.                      Friday, May 14/10 a.m.-12 p.m.
(MS Word 2003)                                 Saturday, April 24/10:30 a.m.                  Registration begins April 1.
Tuesday, April 13/6:30 p.m.                    Registration begins March 2.
Registration begins March 3, call                                                             BEDFORD
                                                                                              Monday, April 19/10 a.m.
                                                                                              Registration begins March 2.
                                               One-on-One Computer Basics
(MS Word 2003)                                 Do you have little or no computer experi-      KESHEN GOODMAN
                                               ence? Meet with an instructor for an intro-    Thursday, April 1/10 a.m.
Friday, April 23/2:30 p.m.
                                               duction to computers. We’ll start at the       Registration begins March 3, call
SPRING GARDEN                                  beginning.                                     490-6410.
(MS Word 2007)
                                               HALIFAX NORTH                                  TANTALLON
Friday, March 12/10:30 a.m.                    By appointment, beginning March 2.             Wednesday, March 24/1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 17/2 p.m.                      Call 490-5723
Registration begins March 2.

TANTALLON                                      SPRING GARDEN                                  Advanced E-mail
(MS Word 2003)                                 By appointment, beginning March 2.
                                                                                              Learn to send and receive attachments,
Wednesday, April 21/1:30 p.m.                  Call 490-5700
                                                                                              store messages in folders and manage your
                                                                                              contacts. Prerequisite: E-mail Basics or
                                                                                              familiarity with basic e-mail functions
                                               One-on-One Computer Training                   ALDERNEY GATE
                                               If you have questions about what you’ve        Friday, May 21/10 a.m-12 p.m.
                                               learned in one of our computer classes or      Registration begins April 1.
                                               would like further instruction, call to book
                                               a tutorial session.                            TANTALLON
                                                                                              Wednesday, March 31/1:30 p.m.
                                               ALDERNEY GATE
                                               By appointment; call 490-5886

                                               CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY
                                               By appointment; call 490-5818

                                               COLE HARBOUR
                                               By appointment; call 490-1573

                                               DARTMOUTH NORTH
                                               By appointment; call 490-5840
Power Googling
                                               J.D. SHATFORD
An advanced level course. Learn to build a     By appointment; call 857-9176
more effective Google search using special
features. Prerequisite: Internet Searching     MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR
Made Easy or proficiency with Internet         By appointment; call 889-4076
                                               SHEET HARBOUR
SACKVILLE                                      By appointment; call 889-4076
Friday, April 16/2:30 p.m.

Monday, April 26/10:30 a.m.
Registration begins March 2.

Wednesday, April 28/1:30 p.m.

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                                                                                          Other Literacy &
                                                                                          ELL Opportunities
                                                                                          Literacy networks:
                                                                                          · Halifax Community Learning Network
                                                                                          · Bedford-Sackville Literacy Network
                                                                                          · Dartmouth Learning Network
English Language Learning (ELL)                                                           · Eastern Shore-Musquodoboit
                                                                                            Literacy Network
Get help with your English language skills    BEDFORD                                       885-3473
at volunteer tutor programs sponsored by      Mondays/1:30-4 p.m.                         · Preston Area Learning Skills Society
Halifax Public Libraries and the Nova         Thursdays/6:30-8:30 p.m.                      462-6042
Scotia Department of Immigration.             Call 490-5757                               · Western HRM Community
                                                                                            Learning Network
The programs are free and open to:            CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY                          225-6320
· Permanent residents of Canada;              Wednesdays/10 a.m-12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m.
· Canadian citizens born outside of           Call 490-5715                               ELL tutoring and services for
  Canada (though services to recent                                                       recent immigrants:
  immigrants to Nova Scotia will be given     HALIFAX NORTH                               · Immigrant Settlement and Integration
  priority);                                  Tuesdays/10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 6-8:30 p.m.
                                                                                            Services (ISIS)
· Protected persons as defined in Section     Call 490-5779
  95 of the Immigration and Refugee
                                                                                          · Centre for Diverse and Visible Cultures
  Protection Act;                             KESHEN GOODMAN                                445-0946
· Foreign nationals temporarily residing in   Tuesdays/10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
                                                                                          · ISIS English in the workplace
  Nova Scotia who have been nominated         Wednesdays/1-3 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  (received Certificate of Nomination)        Call 490-6408
                                                                                          · YMCA Newcomers Centre
  under the Nova Scotia Nominee
  Program and their dependants.               SPRING GARDEN                               · Metro-Region Immigrant
                                              Tuesdays/1-3 p.m. & 3:30-5:30 p.m.
                                                                                            Language Services
ALDERNEY GATE                                 Wednesdays/4-6 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mondays/10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 12:30 -2:30 p.m.    Call 490-5990
                                                                                          · Canadian Connections Computer
Tuesdays/4-6 p.m. & 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
                                                                                            business labs
Call 490-4268
                                                                                          · Adult ESL Halifax
Literacy & Upgrading
Improve reading, writing and math skills      KESHEN GOODMAN                              Volunteer
with Halifax Public Libraries and the         Thursdays/12-3 p.m. & 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Halifax Community Learning Network.           Fridays/12-3 p.m.                           Appreciation Week
Programs are free and open to adult learn-    Call 490-6408
ers in need of basic education upgrading.                                                 In 2009, volunteers donated 17,300 hours
                                              SPRING GARDEN                               to the library’s Home Delivery, ELL, Adult
CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY                          Thursdays/3-6 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.               Literacy, Summer Youth Assistants,
Tuesdays/1-3 p.m. & 5:30-8:30 p.m.            Fridays/1:30-4:30 p.m.                      Leading Readers and Children’s Reading
Thursdays/9:30-11:30 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.          Call 490-5990                               Support programs. To celebrate National
Call 490-5715                                                                             Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 19-25,
                                                                                          the library is recognizing this major contri-
HALIFAX NORTH                                                                             bution from our volunteers. On behalf of
Wednesdays/9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & 6-9 p.m.     Volunteer Tutors Needed                    the patrons who benefit from your generos-
Fridays/9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.                   All branches; please call 490-5990         ity, thank you. Our success in these
Call 490-5779                                                                             programs greatly depends on your efforts.

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                                                                                          CHOU: Cole Harbour Otakus
                                                                                          United Anime Club
                                                                                          Are you mad about manga? Addicted to
                                                                                          anime? We are too! Meet fellow anime
                                                                                          fans at this club. In partnership with the
                                                                                          Southeastern Community Health Board.
                                                                                          COLE HARBOUR
                                                                                          Thursdays/6:30 p.m.
                                                                                          March 11, 25, April 8 & 22

Writing Group                                  Youth on the Move
                                                                                          Ages 14+
Ages 14+                                       Ages 11+
                                                                                          Want a welcoming space to hang out,
Do you blog, tell stories or write poems? If   Thursdays/6 p.m.
                                                                                          meet new people, play games, do
you like to write, check out this group.       CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY                       homework and explore your artistic side?
Share some of your stuff, express yourself     March 4: Laptop social
                                                                                          Take part in fun workshops and interesting
and meet other writers with help from          March 11: Wii Fit
                                                                                          programs. The ideas for the activities come
authors from the Writers’ Federation of        March 18: Sleepover
                                                                                          from teens like you.
Nova Scotia. Call 476-1663 to register.        March 25: Crazy crafts
                                               April 1: No Talent Talent Show             ALDERNEY GATE
ALDERNEY GATE                                                                             Wednesdays
Alternate Saturdays/3-5 p.m.                   April 8: Laptop social & Wii Fit
                                                                                          Drop-in: 6 p.m. Program: 7 p.m.
March 6-April 17                               April 15: Asian cooking & customs
                                                                                          March 3: Wii challenger
                                               April 22: Earth Day activity
                                                                                          March 24: Games night
                                               April 29: Cooking with Chef Mandy
                                                                                          March 31: T-shirt decorating
Teen ELL                                                                                  April 7: Mysteries of the mind
Ages 13-17                                                                                April 21: Stray sock sewing
Open to teens in need of help with their       Teen Talent Café                           April 28: Duct tape crafts
English language skills. For more informa-     Ages 11+
tion, call Tatjana at 490-5757. Co-sponsored   Got talent? Wanna show it off? Come rock   COLE HARBOUR
by the Cobequid Community Health Board.        the community centre! Call Shelly at       In partnership with the Southeastern
BEDFORD                                        490-5809 to sign up.                       Community Health Board.
Tuesdays/6:30-8:30 p.m.                        CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY                       Thursdays
                                               Tuesday, March 23/6 p.m.                   Drop in: 6 p.m. Program: 7 p.m.
                                                                                          March 4: Theatre games
Wii Tournament Season:                                                                    March 18: Rock Band
Championship Round                             Wonderful Wednesdays                       April 1: Movie night
                                               Ages 11+                                   April 15: Games night
Ages 13-19
                                               To register, call Shelly at 490-5809.      April 29: Marble magnets craft
Finalists (by invitation) will compete
to win prizes such as a Nintendo               CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY
DS or an iPod shuffle. If you                  Wednesdays/6 p.m.                          SACKVILLE
                                                       March 31: Anime & manga art        In partnership with HRM Recreation and
aren’t a finalist, there will be
                                                          April 14: Makeovers with        the Cobequid Community Health Board.
wildcard spots. Spectators are
                                                           Ruth Ann from Shoppers         Thursdays
welcome and can participate in
                                                            Drug Mart                     Drop in: 6 p.m. Program: 7 p.m.
free play if time allows. Call
                                                            April 28: Manga Mania         March 4: Computer social
490-5757 for information.
                                                            Book Group                    March 11: Pinata making
BEDFORD                                                                                   March 18: March Break extended
Saturday, March 13/
                                                                                          fun — starts at 4 p.m.
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
                                                                                          March 25: Games night
                                                                                          April 1: Computer social
                                                                                          April 8: Soap carving
                                                                                          April 15: Health nurse & career stuff
                                                                                          April 22: Earth Day recycled art
                                                                                          April 29: Button making

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                                                                                                                         teen programs

    Ages 14+
    Join us for movies chosen by you —          TANTALLON
    we’ll bring the snacks, you bring the       Thursday, March 11/6-8:30 p.m.
    movie chat.                                   Whip It
                                                Thursday, April 8/
    Wednesday, March 17/6 p.m.                  6-8:30 p.m.
      Teen pick                                   More Than a Game
    Wednesday, April 14/6 p.m.                                                                 Beat March Break Boredom
      Teen pick                                                                                Have fun trying something new.
                                                                                               ALDERNEY GATE
Yu-Gi-Oh! Club                                  Chill Out & Knit                               2-4 p.m.
                                                                                               March 15: Audio art with CKDU
Grades 7-12                                     Ages 13+
                                                                                               March 16: Yoga
Calling all Yu-Gi-Oh! duelists! Bring your      Listen to music and chat while chilling out
                                                                                               March 18: Zine making
cards and join others for casual and tourna-    with friends. Learn to knit or work on your
                                                                                               March 19: Entrepreneurial skills
ment play. Players of all levels are welcome.   newest and coolest creation. Knitting
KESHEN GOODMAN                                  assistants are welcome.
Tuesdays/4-6 p.m.                               WOODLAWN
                                                Wednesday, April 21/6-8 p.m.                   Survival Skillz Crash Course
                                                                                               Ages 11+
Movie Night:                                                                                   Get a crash course in anger management,
Whip It                                                                                        budgeting and more. We’ve got experts to
                                                                   Poetry Contest              teach you.
Grades 7-12                                     Grades 7-12
Join us to watch                                                                               CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY
                                                Do you have notebooks full of poetry or        1–2:30 p.m.
this movie about                                verses written in the margins of your scrib-   March 16: Anger management
a rebellious beauty pageant                     bler? Free verse or rhyming, sonnets or        March 17: Money, budgets & you
contestant turned hard-core roller derby        haiku — whatever kind of poetry you write,     March 18: Get cooking
chick. Based on the book by Shauna Cross,       we want it! Submit your poems for a            March 19: Resumé skills (Sponsored by the
the film stars Haligonian Ellen Page.           chance to win a Future Shop or Chapter’s       Youth Employability Project)
KESHEN GOODMAN                                  gift card. First place will get a $100 gift    March 20: Survival Skillz wrap up
Thursday, March 25/6-8 p.m.                     card, second place a $50 gift card and third
                                                place a $25 gift card.

Game On! Wii                                    Check for contest
Grades 7-12                                     details. All submissions will be posted on
Got game? Show off your skills.                 the website. Entries can be submitted
                                                online or in person from March 1-April 26.
Thursday, April 15/4:30-6 p.m.                  Prizes will be awarded in junior high and
                                                high school categories.
                                                Winners will be announced at the Word          Games, Games, Games
Open Mic                                        Up! Poetry Contest Awards Event on             Ages 11+
If you play music, sing, perform spoken         Saturday, May 29 at 2 p.m. at Keshen           Have fun playing Guitar Hero, Dance
word, do stand-up comedy or something           Goodman.                                       Dance Revolution and board games.
else, show us what you’ve got!                                                                 CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY
TANTALLON                                                                                      March 16-March 19/2:30-4 p.m.
Thursday, March 18/7 p.m.

                                                “Read all about it!” at TeenRC, the year-      Teen Zone — Extended Version
Teen Games Night                                round, online reading forum for teens.         Ages 13+
Grades 7-12                                     Connect with other teens who love books,       It’s Teen Zone with lots of extras — extra
Drop in for an evening of games and             share reviews and win prizes. Each review      food, extra games, extra prizes and a whole
meet new friends. Feel free to bring your       posted is a chance to win a $25 Chapter’s      bunch of extra fun.
own games.                                      gift card, a prize pack or a grand prize       SACKVILLE
                                                book-buying and café outing. Check out         Thursday, March 18/4-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 18/5:30-7:30 p.m.      for details.

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school age programs

                                                                                          Make Yourself Famous
After School                               Book Club                                      Awards Night
                                           Ages 10-13                                     Grades P-9
Program                                    Enter the wild and wacky world of books        A celebration for the award winners of
                                           and experience reading in a fun, interac-      the library’s annual creative arts con-
                                           tive setting. Healthy snacks are generously    test. The Dr. Marie Hamilton Award
Board Game Bonanza                         funded by the Dartmouth Community              and the Heinish Award will be pre-
Ages 5+                                    Health Board.                                  sented.
Love a good board game? Check out our      DARTMOUTH NORTH                                HALIFAX NORTH
collection of new and old favourites.      Thursdays/3 p.m. #                             Thursday, April 29/7 p.m.
Monopoly, checkers and Clue are just a     until May 13
few waiting to be enjoyed. Meet your
friends for loads of afternoon fun.
Every Monday-Saturday/3:30 p.m.            Crafty Creations
                                           Ages 8-12
                                           Are you clever with crayons, great with
                                           glitter or a pro at painting? Discover your
                                           inner artist and join us for crafting fun.
                                           DARTMOUTH NORTH
                                           Tuesdays/3:30 p.m.
                                           March 30–May 25

                                                                                         Homework Wednesdays
                                           March 2     — Computer social
                                                                                         @ The Drop
                                           March 9     — Bowling bonanza                 Ages 8-13
 Ages 8-13                                                                               Stuck on homework? Bring your books,
                                           March 16 —       Percy & the Olympians
 A safe, supportive and supervised space                    March Break Special          projects and assignments and get help with
 for young people to hang out, eat                                                       your homework. There’s also cool prizes!
 healthy snacks and participate in fun     March 23 —       Women’s History Month        SACKVILLE
 activities. In partnership with HRM       March 30 —       No-bake baking               Wednesdays/3-5 p.m.
 Recreation and the Cobequid Community                                                   March Break Special:
  Health Board.                            April 6     —    Beat that                    March 17 — Games Day
  SACKVILLE                                April 13    — Computer social
  Tuesdays/3-5 p.m.
                                           April 20    — Earth Day

                                           April 27    — Make your own buttons

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                                                                                                                        school age programs

Book Club                                           Big Kids Storytime                                 Seasonal Specials
Ages 8-12                                           Ages 5+
Reading fun with friends.                           Hear great stories, play games and choose
                                                    books to take home. There is a different           Happy Easter
Tuesdays/5:30-6 p.m.                                theme each session.                                Ages 5+
                                                    SPRING GARDEN                                      Make a bunny note holder.
                                                    Alternate Saturdays/2-2:45 p.m. #                  J.D. SHATFORD
Art Club                                            March 13, 27, April 10 & 24                        Wednesday, March 31/3:30-4:15 p.m.

Ages 8-12
Join us every week for creative, fun-tastic
activities.                                         Homeschool Learning Time                           Easter Bunny Hop
HALIFAX NORTH                                       Ages 5+                                            Ages 5-10
Wednesdays/4-5 p.m.                                 Explore fiction and non-fiction on a               Can you do the Bunny Hop while listen-
                                                    different topic each month.                        ing to bunny stories and doing a bunny
                                                    SPRING GARDEN                                      craft? Eggseptional!
                                                    Thursday, March 11/1:30 p.m. #                     SHEET HARBOUR
                                                      Peace                                            Wednesday, March 31/3:30 p.m.
                                                    Thursday, April 22/1:30 p.m. #

                                                    Harmless Pranks
                                                    Ages 5+
                                                    Learn some harmless pranks and gags.
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OK Computer Crew
Ages 8-12
Play games and have fun in the computer lab.        Movie Afternoon: The
HALIFAX NORTH                                       Fantastic Mr. Fox
Thursdays/3:30-5 p.m.                               Ages 5+
                                                    Enjoy this animated film.
Bird Puppets                                        Friday, March 26/2-4 p.m.
Ages 5+
Make your own feathery friends.
J.D. SHATFORD                                       Buggy Craft
Wednesday, March 3/3:30-4:15 p.m.                   Get bugged out with some cool crafts!
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Recycled Robot Art
Ages 5+
Create a robot from recycled material.              Movie Release Party:
J.D. SHATFORD                                       Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Wednesday, April 14/3:30-4:15 p.m.
                                                    Ages 8-12
                                                    Attention all wimpy kids! Celebrate
                                                    the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie
What on Earth Is a Whirligig?                       release. We’ll have trivia, play the
Ages 5-10
                                                    “cheese touch” game and more.
Make a whirligig and watch the wind
make it dance!                                      WOODLAWN
                                                    Friday, April 23/3:30 p.m. #
Wednesday, March 3/3:30 p.m.

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school age programs

Easter Egg & Basket Craft                                                                    Chess Club
Bring two hard-boiled eggs in a carton.
                                                  In-service Day                             School-aged players at all levels are invit-
Dress appropriately, it’s gonna get messy!                                                   ed to join the Junior Chess Club. Learn
TANTALLON                                         Wii Family Fun                             chess from experts in a fun atmosphere.
Thursday, March 25/3:30-4:30 p.m. #               Ages 5+ (with a parent/caregiver)          For more information, please call Don
                                                  Bring the whole family to enjoy some       Bidgood at 463-7667.
                                                  video game fun with bowling, tennis        ALDERNEY GATE
Mother’s Day Craft                                and more. No experience is necessary.      Saturdays/1-4 p.m.
Ages 5+                                                                                      begins March 27
                                                  KESHEN GOODMAN
Make a present for Mom.                           Friday, March 26/10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wednesday, April 28/3:30-4:15 p.m.
                                                  Games Day
                                                  All ages
                                                  Drop in for fun and games with giant
                                                  versions of Snakes n’ Ladders and pick-
                                                  up sticks.
                                                  SPRING GARDEN
                                                  Friday, March 26/10-11:30 a.m. &
                                                  2-4 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day
                                                  Weekend Specials
                                                                                             Just Kidding! Open Mic
Ages 8-12                                                                                    Comedy Event
Make a craft that uses recycled items for Earth
                                                                                             Ages 5+
                                                                                             Calling all young comedians! Whether you
COLE HARBOUR                                                                                 do stand-up, comedy sketches or improv, we
Thursday, April 22/3:30-4:30 p.m. #
                                                                                             want your talent. This afternoon of laughter
Registration begins April 8.
                                                                                             is perfect for the whole family and is com-
                                                                                             plete with prizes and special guests. Visit
                                                                                    to register as a
Earth Day                                                                                    performer before April 15. Presented by
Celebrate Earth Day in                                                                       ViewFinders International Film Festival for
style.                                                                                       Youth.
TANTALLON                                                                                    KESHEN GOODMAN
Thursday, April                                                                              Saturday, April 17/2-4 p.m.
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Hug the Earth
Ages 5+
Celebrate Earth Day by making a recy-
                                                  Children’s Chess Tournament
cled craft.                                       Ages 7-16
                                                  The tournament will offer three levels
Thursday, April 22/3:30 p.m. #                    of play — novice, intermediate and
                                                  advanced. Prizes will be awarded for
                                                  first and second place at each level. To
                                                  register, call 490-5748 between March
                                                  3-11. For more information, please call
                                                  Don Bidgood at 463-7667.
                                                  ALDERNEY GATE
                                                  Saturday, March 13/10:15 a.m. #

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Support for Students

Grades 1-5
Does your child need encouragement to
read? Maybe a reading therapy dog can
help. Reading therapy dogs and their han-
dlers are trained volunteers certified by
Therapeutic Paws of Canada. Paws to
Read matches children who have trouble
reading with an audience that won’t judge
their reading skills. Children have fun and
gain confidence reading to an excellent
Saturdays                                                                                                 Children’s Reading Support
/10:15 a.m. #                                                                                             This mentorship program helps children
begins March 27                                                                                           connect with a variety of reading materials
Call 490-5748 to                                       Grades P-6
                                                                                                          through the guidance of a volunteer tutor.
register.                                              Meet weekly with a teen volunteer to               Books, art, games and computers provide a
                                                       read, play educational games and explore           fun learning atmosphere.
BEDFORD                                                books through fun activities. This program         CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY
Tuesdays/3:30 p.m. #                                   offers struggling or reluctant readers             Tuesdays-Thursdays/3:30-7:30 p.m.
Call 490-5757 to register.                             a risk-free environment to practice their          Saturdays/10 a.m.-2 p.m.
                                                       skills and discover the joy of reading.            Call Suzanne at 490-5714 for details.
Alternate Tuesdays/3:15-4:45 p.m. #                    Financial support provided by the Eastern          HALIFAX NORTH
Call Ella at 490-5796.                                 Shore/Musquodoboit, the Chebucto West, the         Tuesdays-Thursdays/3-6 p.m.
                                                       Halifax Peninsula and the Southeastern             Saturdays/10 a.m.-1 p.m.
KESHEN GOODMAN                                         Community Health Boards.                           Call Lana at 490-5779 for details.
Alternate Saturdays/10:10 a.m. #                       ALDERNEY GATE
April 17-June 12                                       Wednesdays/4 p.m. #                                Reading support volunteers
Register in person or call 490-6438, begin-            February 10-May 5                                  needed, call 490-5714.
ning at 10 a.m. on March 22 for newcom-                (No program March 17.)
ers and March 23 for returning families.
                                                       COLE HARBOUR
SACKVILLE                                              Tuesdays/4 p.m. #
Thursdays/3:45 p.m. #                                  February 16-April 20
April 1-April 29
                                                       KESHEN GOODMAN
Call Julia at 869-4450 to register.                    Wednesdays/3:45-4:45 p.m. #
SPRING GARDEN                                          February 10-May 5
Saturdays/10 a.m. #                                    MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR
April 10-May 1                                         Fridays/3:45 p.m. #
Call Heather at 490-5765 to register.
                                                       SHEET HARBOUR
TANTALLON                                              Thursdays/3:30 p.m. #
Alternate Saturdays/11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. #
                                                       SPRING GARDEN
March 20-April 17                                      Wednesdays/4-5 p.m. #
Call 826-3330 to register.                             March 24-April 28
WOODLAWN                                               TANTALLON
Thursdays/3:30-5 p.m. #                                Wednesdays/4-5 p.m. #
                                                       until April 28
                                                       Call 826-3330 to register.

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                                                                                          Ages 5-10
                                                                                          Learn revolting rhymes, play gross games,
                                                                                          make a putrid craft and more.
                                                                                          KESHEN GOODMAN
                                                                                          10:30-11:30 a.m. #
                                                                                          Registration begins March 9.

                                                                                          All ages
                                                                                          The whole family can stomp, clap and
                                                                                          sing to these energetic songs.
                                                                                          10:30-11:15 a.m. L

                                                                                          Mad Science — Air Pressure
                                                                                          Ages 5-12
                                                                                          See Monday’s listing for description.
                                                                                          SPRING GARDEN
Saturday,                                      Tuesday,                                   10:30-11:30 a.m. L I

    March 13                                      March 16                                Puppet Show
                                                                                          All ages
Children’s Chess Tournament                    Puppet Shows                               Monster Goes to the Library
See page 22 for details.                       All ages                                   COLE HARBOUR
                                               Old King Cole’s                            2:30 p.m.
10:15 a.m. #                                   Birthday Party
                                               ALDERNEY GATE                              Razzmatazz
                                               10:30 a.m. L                               All ages
                                                                                          See Tuesday’s listing for description.
Monday,                                        The Frog Prince
                                                                                          DARTMOUTH NORTH

 March 15                                      10:30 a.m.
                                                                                          2:30-3:15 p.m. #

                                               The Leprechaun’s                           Thumb Wrestlemania
Nearly Normal Norman                           Gold                                       Age 5-12
Ages 5-12                                      DARTMOUTH NORTH                            Make wrestling masks and a ring for your
Juggling, magic, unicycling and more.          10:30 a.m. I                               thumbs.

ALDERNEY GATE                                                                             HALIFAX NORTH
10:30-11:15 a.m. L                             Wild & Wacky Hullaballoo                   2:30 p.m.
                                               Ages 5+
Mad Science — Air Pressure                     Join us for Cindy and Carrie’s wild and
Ages 5-12                                      wonderful jamboree of toe-tapping music,
Use a vortex generator to create air pock-     rousing songs, adventurous stories and
ets with a punch and watch pressure build      rollicking good fun!
and pop.                                       CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY
                                               10:30-11:15 a.m. #
10:30-11:15 a.m.                               WOODLAWN
                                               2:30 p.m. L
Twilight Dream Catcher Craft
Ages 8+                                        Nearly Normal Norman
Make a dream catcher that will nix the         Ages 5-12
nightmares and capture your twilight dreams.   See Monday’s listing for description.
DARTMOUTH NORTH                                COLE HARBOUR
2:30-3:30 p.m. #                               10:30-11:15 a.m.

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                                               Wednesday,                                   Big Body Craft
                                                                                            Ages 5-10
                                                  March 17                                  Paint, construct and decorate a life-sized
                                                                                            portrait of your imagined self.

                                               Puppet Shows                                 CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY
                                                                                            11 a.m. #
                                               All ages
                                               The Leprechaun’s Gold
                                               Followed by a chocolate coin hunt in
                                                                                            St. Patrick’s Day Carnival
                                               the library.                                       All ages
                                                                                                  There will be fortune-telling, face
                                                                                                  painting, crafts and games. Don’t for-
                                               10:30-11:15 a.m. L
Movie Release Party:                                                                               get to wear green!
                                               Ages 3+                                             ALDERNEY GATE
The Lightning Thief                            The Leprechaun’s Gold                              2-3:30 p.m.
Ages 8-12                                      KESHEN GOODMAN
Calling all heroes and demigods!               10:30 a.m. L
Celebrate the release of The Lightning
Thief with Greek mythology, puzzles, cos-
                                               All ages                                     Movie Afternoon:
                                               Rapunzel                                     Aliens in the Attic
tumes and more.
                                               Followed by fairy tales.
KESHEN GOODMAN                                                                              All ages
2:30-3:30 p.m. #                               SACKVILLE                                    Join us to see if the aliens
                                               10:30 a.m. L
Registration begins March 9.                                                                can be defeated.
                                                                                            KESHEN GOODMAN
SACKVILLE                                      Mad Science - Air Pressure                   2 p.m.
3-5 p.m.
                                               Ages 5-12
                                               See Monday’s listing for description.        Movie Afternoon: Up
                                               COLE HARBOUR                                 Two unlikely friends prove that life’s
Mad Science — Fire and Ice                     10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 5-12                                                                                   greatest adventures aren’t the ones you set
Ever seen scissors sizzle and shiver or take                                                out looking for.
a carbon dioxide shower? Presented by                                                       COLE HARBOUR
Mad Science of the Maritimes.                                                               2:30 p.m.
3:30-4:15 p.m.                                                                              Smoothies for Beginners
                                                                                            Ages 10+
Shanou                                                                                      Everyone loves smoothies. Learn how to
All ages                                                                                    make them from an expert, then taste-test
Sing, dance and play with Shanou. World                                                     your creations. Generously funded by the
music, folk music and fun music for kids.                                                   Dartmouth Community Health Board.

TANTALLON                                                                                   DARTMOUTH NORTH
3:30 p.m.                                                                                   2:30-3:30 p.m. #
                                               The Wilderbeats
                                               All ages
                                               The Wilderbeats will perform lively origi-
                                                                                            Mad Science — Air Pressure
Astronomy for Families
                                               nal songs about the wonders of nature.       Ages 5-12
Ages 8+                                                                                     See Monday’s listing for description.
An introduction to astronomy. Learn            SPRING GARDEN
                                               10:30-11 a.m. L I                            HALIFAX NORTH
about planets, stars, comets and more.                                                      2:30-3:15 p.m.
Presented by Patrick Fortier.
SPRING GARDEN                                  Robert Lamar Is Magic
6:30-7:30 p.m. #                               Ages 5+
                                               Lamar returns with his amazing brand
                                               of magic.
                                               10:30-11:30 a.m. #

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                                             Wild & Wacky Hullaballoo                   Movie Release Party:
                                             Ages 5+                                    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
                                             See Tuesday’s listing for description.     Ages 8-12

                                             ALDERNEY GATE                              See Wednesday’s listing for description.
                                             10:30-11:15 a.m. L
                                                                                        COLE HARBOUR
                                                                                        2:30-3:30 p.m. #
                                             The Wilderbeats                            Registration begins March 3.
                                             All ages
                                             See Wednesday’s listing for description.   KESHEN GOODMAN
                                                                                        2:30-3:30 p.m. #
                                             COLE HARBOUR                               Registration begins March 9.
Wednesday,                                   10:30-11 a.m.

  March 17(continued)                        Fairy Festival
                                             Ages 5+
Movie Release Party:                         Do you fancy some
                                             magical fairy fun? Listen to fairy
Diary of a Wimpy Kid                         stories, play fairy games, make a craft
Ages 8-12                                    and more.
Attention all wimpy kids! Celebrate the      KESHEN GOODMAN
Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie release. We’ll    10:30-11:30 a.m. #
have trivia, play the “cheese touch” game    Registration begins March 9.
and more.
SPRING GARDEN                                Nearly Normal Norman
2:30 p.m. #
                                             Ages 5-12
                                             See Monday’s listing for description.
Games Galore                                 SACKVILLE                                  Wild & Wacky Hullaballoo
Ages 8-12                                    10:30-11:15 a.m. L
                                                                                        Ages 5+
Bring your friends along to play board
                                                                                        See Tuesday’s listing for description.
games, the Wii and more!                     Robert Lamar Is Magic
                                                                                        DARTMOUTH NORTH
SACKVILLE                                    Ages 5+                                    2:30-3:15 p.m. #
3-5 p.m.                                     See Wednesday’s listing for description.
                                             SPRING GARDEN
Nearly Normal Norman                         10:30-11:30 a.m. L I                       Transformers
Ages 5-12                                                                               Ages 5-12
                                             Puppet Show                                Make a twisting, turning, transforming
See Monday’s listing for description.
                                             All ages                                   toy.
3:30-4:15 p.m.                               Old King Cole’s Birthday Party             HALIFAX NORTH
                                                                                        2:30 p.m.
                                             10:30 a.m. L
                                                                                        Catch the Wind
Thursday,                                    Adventures in Wonderland                   Ages 5+

    March 18                                 Ages 5-10
                                                                                        Join us to make simple toys that use the
                                                                                        power of the wind to make them go.
                                             Wear a wild costume and join us for a
                                                                                        SPRING GARDEN
Stuffed Animal Sleepover                     Mad Hatter tea party, games, prizes and    2:30-3:30 p.m. #
                                             CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY                       Creepy Crawley Critters
Ages 0-7                                     11 a.m. #
Drop off your favourite stuffed animal on                                               Ages 5+
March 18 between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for a                                                   Do you love bugs, worms and spiders?
                                             Nearly Normal Norman                       Join us for stories, crafts and a wonderful
library sleepover. Then, come to a special
                                             Ages 5-12                                  wiggly worm race.
storytime on March 20 to see pictures of
                                             See Monday’s listing for description.
your animals’ library adventures.                                                       WOODLAWN
                                             BEDFORD                                    2:30-3:30 p.m. #
CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY                         2:30-3:15 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. #

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The Wilderbeats                             Don’t Let the Pigeon                        Pocket Puppets
All ages                                    Drive the Bus!                              Age 5-12
See Wednesday’s listing for description.    Ages 3-7                                    Take home a new friend that can live in
SHEET HARBOUR                               Drop by the library for a morning of        your pocket or be pinned on your sweater.
3-3:30 p.m.                                 stories, songs and feathery fun. If you     HALIFAX NORTH
                                            come by bus, don’t let the pigeon drive!    2:30 p.m.
                                            DARTMOUTH NORTH
                                            10:30-11:15 a.m. #                          Shanou
                                                                                        All ages
                                            Razzmatazz                                  See Tuesday’s listing for description.
                                            All ages                                    MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR
                                            See Tuesday’s listing for description.      2:30 p.m.

                                            J.D. SHATFORD
                                            10:30-11:15 a.m.                            Mad Science — Fire and Ice
                                                                                        Ages 5-12
                                            Robert Lamar Is Magic                       See Tuesday’s listing for description.
                                            Ages 5+                                     WOODLAWN
                                            See Wednesday’s listing for description.    2:30-3:15 p.m. #
Dino Run
Ages 8-12                                   KESHEN GOODMAN
Who is the fastest and toughest dinosaur?   10:30-11:30 a.m. L
Find out in this online game.
                                            Adventures in Wonderland                    Saturday,
3:30-5 p.m.                                 Ages 5-10
                                            See Thursday’s listing for description.         March 20
                                            10:30 a.m. #                                Sounds Like Fun!
                                            Registration begins March 2.                All ages
                                                                                        Join Janice, Froggy and friends for a clap-

Friday,                                     Puppet Show
                                            All ages
                                                                                        happy, rip-roaring time as we explore
                                                                                        onomatopoeia. Crafts, songs, stories and
  March 19                                  Robert Munsch’s
                                            Something Good
                                                                                        playdough await.
                                                                                        ALDERNEY GATE
                                                                                        10:30-11:15 a.m. L
Mad Science — Air Pressure                  SPRING GARDEN
                                            10:30 a.m. L I
Ages 5-12
See Monday’s listing for description.
                                            You’re So Dramatic!
10:30-11:15 a.m.                            Ages 7-12
                                            Calling all drama kings and queens! Join
Nearly Normal Norman                        Janice and volunteers from MITE for
                                            Families for an afternoon of theatre
Ages 5-12
                                            games and improv.
See Monday’s listing for description.
                                            ALDERNEY GATE
CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY                        2:30 p.m. #
10:30-11:15 a.m. #
                                            Registration begins March 1.

Wild & Wacky Hullaballoo                    Movie Afternoon: Cloudy with                Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Ages 5+
                                            a Chance of Meatballs                       Ages 0-7
See Tuesday’s listing for description.
                                            All ages                                    Drop off your favourite stuffed animal on
COLE HARBOUR                                                                            March 18 between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for a
10:30 a.m.                                  Watch this goofy film about what would
                                            happen if food dropped like rain from the   library sleepover. Then, come to a special
                                            sky. It will be noodles of fun!             storytime on March 20 to see pictures of
                                                                                        your animals’ library adventures.
                                            COLE HARBOUR
                                            2:30 p.m.                                   CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY
                                                                                        2:30 p.m. #

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preschool programs

                                                                                             Tales for Tots
                                                                                             Ages 19-35 months
                                                                                             Join us for stories, songs, finger-plays and
                                                                                             more designed to engage toddlers’ imagi-
                                                                                             nations and develop early literacy skills in a
                                                                                             fun and informal setting. Toddlers must be
                                                                                             accompanied by an adult caregiver.
                                                                                             ALDERNEY GATE
                                                                                             Tuesdays/10:15 a.m. #
                                                                                             March 30–May 18
                                                                                             Registration begins March 10.

                                                                                             KESHEN GOODMAN
                                                                                             Fridays/10:15 & 11:15 a.m. #
                                                                                             April 9-May 21
                                                                                             Register in person or call 490-6438, begin-
  Babies & Toddlers                             Baby’s First Books                           ning at 10 a.m. on March 22 for newcom-
                                                                                             ers and March 23 for returning families.
                                                Ages 0-18 months
                                                Your little one will experience books, the
  Baby & Tot Time                               rhythm of music and the fun of play.
                                                                                             SPRING GARDEN
                                                                                             Thursdays/10:30-11:15 a.m. #
  Ages 0-35 months                              Children must be accompanied by an           April 1-May 20
  Join the adventure as we listen to stories,   adult caregiver.                             Registration begins March 24 for newcom-
  learn new songs and share in interactive      ALDERNEY GATE                                ers and March 25 for returning families.
  play.                                         Fridays/10:30 a.m. #
  ALDERNEY GATE                                 April 9–May 21                               WOODLAWN
  Mondays/10:30 a.m.                            Registration begins March 10.                Wednesdays/9:30 & 10:30 a.m. #
  March 1 & 8                                                                                April 28-June 2
  March 29–May 17                               COLE HARBOUR
  (No program April 5.)                         Thursdays/10:30 a.m. #
                                                April 1-May 27
                                                Registration begins March 25.
                                                                                             Just for Twos
  Fridays/10:30-11 a.m.                                                                      Age 2
  April 9–May 21                                HALIFAX NORTH                                Crawl through the magic tunnel to enter a
                                                Fridays/10:30 a.m.                           world of imagination through stories,
  SACKVILLE                                     April 9-June 4                               rhymes, instruments and crafts.
  Tuesdays/10:30 a.m.
                                                KESHEN GOODMAN                               BEDFORD
  March 2-April 27                                                                           Fridays/10:15-11 a.m. #
  March Break Special: All ages pro-            Thursdays/10:15 & 11:15 a.m. #
                                                April 1-May 20                               April 9-May 21
  gram on March 16.                                                                          Registration begins March 26.
                                                Register in person or call 490-6438,
  TANTALLON                                     beginning at 10 a.m. on March 22
  Thursdays/10:30-11 a.m. #                     for newcomers and March 23 for return-
  March 25-April 29                             ing families.                                Baby & Toddler Drop-in
  Registration begins March 23.                                                              Ages 0-35 months
                                                SPRING GARDEN                                Introduce your child to the wonderful
                                                Wednesdays/2-2:45 p.m. #
                                                                                             world of books. They’ll enjoy stories,
                                                March 31-May 19
                                                                                             songs, rhymes, puppets and musical
                                                Fridays/10:30-11:15 a.m. #
                                                April 9-May 21
                                                Registration begins March 24 for             BEDFORD
                                                                                             Tuesdays/10:15-10:45 a.m.
                                                newcomers and March 25 for returning
                                                                                             Free tickets will be given out 15 minutes
                                                                                             before the program.
                                                WOODLAWN                                     March 2-May 18
                                                Fridays/10:15 & 11:15 a.m. #                 (No program March 16 & 23.)
                                                April 30-June 4
                                                                                             KESHEN GOODMAN
                                                                                             Saturdays/10:30-11 a.m.
                                                                                             April 10-May 22

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                                                                                                                            preschool programs

                                                                                                       Ages 3-5
                                                                                                       Stories, songs, finger-plays and rhymes help
                                                                                                       children in this program gain pre-reading
                                                                                                       skills and develop a love of reading.
                                                                                                       ALDERNEY GATE
                                                                                                       Thursdays/10:15 a.m. #
                                                                                                       April 1–May 20
                                                                                                       Registration begins March 10.

                                                                                                       CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY
Preschoolers                                                                                           Fridays/10:30 a.m. I
                                                                                                       March 5 & 12
                                                                                                       April 9-30
Family Drop-in                                      Shake, Rattle & Read
Ages 0-5                                            All ages                                           COLE HARBOUR
The whole family can enjoy a variety of             This entertaining, high-energy program for         Wednesdays
activities including stories and songs.             young children and their caregivers will           /1:15-1:45 p.m. #
                                                    focus on the importance of oral storytelling,      March 31-May 26
Saturdays/10:30 a.m.                                rhymes and music in the development of             HALIFAX NORTH
March 6-20                                          pre-reading skills -30 mins                        Tuesdays/10:30 a.m.
April 3–May 22                                      ALDERNEY GATE                                      (No program March 16 & 23.)
                                                    Wednesdays/9:45 a.m. (groups) I
CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY                                Registration for groups starts two weeks           J.D. SHATFORD
Tuesdays/10:30 a.m. I                                                                                  Fridays/10:30-11:15 a.m.
                                                    before each show.
                                                    Wednesdays/10:30 a.m. (families) L                 March 5 & 26
Fridays/10:30 a.m.                                  March 3 & 10                                       April 9-30
April 9-May 28                                      March 31–May 19                                    KESHEN GOODMAN
                                                                                                       Tuesdays/10:30 a.m. #
Mondays/10:30-11:15 a.m.                                                                               March 30-May 18
March 29-May 17                                     Family Fun Time                                    Register in person or call 490-6438, begin-
(No program April 5.)                               All ages                                           ning at 10 a.m. on March 22 for newcom-
                                                    Join us for stories, crafts or a puppet show.      ers and March 23 for returning families.
SACKVILLE                                           CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY
Thursdays/10-11 a.m.                                                                                   SPRING GARDEN
                                                    Saturday, March 6 & 20/11 a.m.                     Tuesdays/10:30-11 a.m. #
March 4-April 29                                    Saturday, April 3 & 17/11 a.m.
March Break Special: All ages program                                                                  March 30-May 18
on March 18 begins at 10:30 a.m.                                                                       Registration begins March 24 for newcom-
                                                                                                       ers and March 25 for returning families.
SPRING GARDEN                                       Samedi de lire
Fridays/10:30-11:15 a.m. L                          Ages 0-5                                           TANTALLON
April 9-May 28                                                                                         Tuesdays/10:30-11 a.m. L
                                                    Join Emely Poitras-Benedict for a French
                                                                                                       March 23-April 27
                                                    storytime. We’ll explore the world of sto-
Fridays/10:30-11:30 a.m.                            ries, songs, rhymes and more in French.            WOODLAWN
March 19-April 30                                   Refreshments will be provided. -45 mins            Tuesdays/10:15 a.m. #
(No program April 2.)                               COLE HARBOUR                                       April 27-June 1
                                                    Saturday, March 20/10:30 a.m.
Thursdays/10:15 a.m. L
April 29-June 3

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preschool programs

Movie Mornings                              Songs n’ Stuff                               Stories & Songs about Babies
All ages                                    Ages 0-5                                     Ages 0-5
Have a great time watching movies with      Sing, snap, clap or tap! Join us for fun,    What are babies all about?
your friends.                               interactive performances of your favourite   SHEET HARBOUR
J.D. SHATFORD                               songs, rhymes and stories.                   Saturday, March 27/10:30-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 20/11 a.m.                  SACKVILLE
Saturday, April 3/11 a.m.                   Wednesdays/10:30-11 a.m.
                                            March 3-April 28                             Meet & Greet Family Fun
                                            March Break Special: All ages program        Ages 0-5
                                            on March 17.                                 Visit various stations and meet the
                                            SPRING GARDEN                                youth services staff as your wee ones
                                            Wednesdays/10:30-11 a.m. L                   enjoy exploring crafts, hearing stories and
                                            March 31-May 26                              other activities in this fun and interactive
                                                                                         Thursday, April 15/10:15 a.m. L
                                                                                         Friday, April 16/10:15 a.m. L
                                                                                         Tuesday, April 20/10:15 a.m. L
                                                                                         Wednesday, April 21/10:15 a.m. L
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Ages 0-5
What do your stuffed animals do at night    Seasonal Specials
in the library? Drop off your favourite
stuffed animal on Friday, April 23
between 2-3 p.m. Then, join us on           Happy Easter Storytime                       Flowers
Saturday, April 24 to see the pictures of   Ages 3-5                                     Ages 0-5
your animals’ nighttime adventures. Enjoy   J.D. SHATFORD                                Happy spring! Enjoy garden stories
a story and make a craft to take home.      Friday, March 26/10:30-11:15 a.m.            and a craft.
KESHEN GOODMAN                                                                           SHEET HARBOUR
Friday, April 23/2-3 p.m. (Drop-off )                                                    Saturday, April 24/10:30-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 24/10:30-11:15 a.m.         Easter Eggstravaganza
(Pick-up/Storytime)                         All ages
                                            Hop into spring and join us for Easter       Springtime Storytime
                                            stories, songs, crafts and more. Every       Ages 0-5
                                            bunny is welcome!                            Celebrate spring with stories, songs
Bookworms at Play                                                                        and a craft.
                                            DARTMOUTH NORTH
Ages 3-5                                    Saturday, April 3/2:30-3:15 p.m.             SACKVILLE
A creative family literacy experience                                                    Friday, April 30/10:30 a.m.
including storytelling, art, music, drama
and special guests. Children play and
learn with program leaders while parents
                                            Hop into Spring
learn about the library and socialize.      Ages 0-5
Then, everyone comes together for           Hop on in to the library for some spring
more stories and activities. Registration   tales and songs. Make bunny ears and a
is required, call 827-1461.                 cottontail to wear home.
In partnership with the Eastern Shore       KESHEN GOODMAN
Family Resource Centre.                     Saturday, April 3/10:30-11:15 a.m.
                                                                                                              See page 31
MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR                                                                                          for seasonal
Tuesdays/10 a.m. #
                                                                                                              puppet shows.

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                                                                                                                              preschool programs

                                                                                                                 All ages      (unless indicated)
                                                                                                                 Puppet shows bring
                                                                                                                 favourite stories to life.
                                                                                                                 -30 mins

     BEDFORD                                         DARTMOUTH NORTH                                   SACKVILLE
     Thursday, March 4/10:30 a.m.                    Tuesday, March 16/10:30 a.m. I                    Wednesday, March 17/10:30 a.m.
       Sleeping Beauty                                 The Leprechaun’s Gold                             Rapunzel
     Thursday, March 11/10:30 a.m.                   Tuesday, April 27/10:30 a.m. I                    Saturday, March 27/2:15 p.m.
       Monster Reads                                   The Perfect Nest                                  The Easter Rabbit’s Basket
     Tuesday, March 16/10:30 a.m.                                                                      Friday, April 16/10:30 a.m.
       The Frog Prince                               HALIFAX NORTH                                       The Smartie Garden
     Wednesday, March 17/10:30 a.m. L                Thursdays/10:30 a.m.                              Saturday, April 24/2:15 p.m.
       The Leprechaun’s Gold                         March 4 — The Elephant’s Sneeze                     The Smartie Garden
       Puppet show followed by a chocolate           March 11— The Jumping Match
       coin hunt in the library.                     April 1 — The Great Easter Egg Recipe             SHEET HARBOUR
     Thursday, April 1/10:30 a.m.                               Caper                                  Wednesday, March 10/3:30 p.m.
       Don’t Count Your Chickens                     April 8 — The Boy Who Cried Wolf                    Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears
       Puppet show followed by a chocolate           April 15 — The Wolf Who Loved Sheep               Wednesday, April 7/3:30 p.m.
       egg hunt in the library.                      April 22 — Morris’s Cold                            The Bremen Town Musicians
     Thursday, April 8/10:30 a.m.                    April 29 — Rumpelstiltskin
       The Donkey Prince                                                                               SPRING GARDEN
     Thursday, April 15/10:30 a.m.                   J.D. SHATFORD                                     Saturday, March 6/10:30 a.m. L
       Spike                                         Saturday, March 6/11 a.m.                           Elephant’s Sneeze
     Thursday, April 22/10:30 a.m.                     The Leprechaun’s Gold                           Saturday, March 13/10:30 a.m. L
       Little Riding Hood & Friends: an Earth        Saturday, April 17/11 a.m.                          The Leprechaun’s Gold
       Day story                                       The Dragon Who Lived Downstairs                 Saturday, March 20/10:30 a.m. L
     Thursday, April 29/10:30 a.m.                                                                       Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza
       The Smartie Garden                            KESHEN GOODMAN                                    Saturday, March 27/10:30 a.m. L
                                                     Ages 3+                                             Don’t Count Your Chickens
     CAPTAIN WILLIAM SPRY                            Wednesday, March 17/10:30 a.m. L                  Thursday, April 1/10:30 a.m. L I
     Saturday, March 6/11 a.m.                         The Leprechaun’s Gold                             Don’t Count Your Chickens
       How Bear Lost His Tail                        Wednesday, March 31/10:30 a.m.                    Saturday, April 10/10:30 a.m. L
     Saturday, March 20/11 a.m.                        The Monster Who Loved Easter Eggs                 Mud Puddle
       The Boy Who Cried Wolf                        Wednesday, April 21/10:30 a.m.                    Saturday, April 17/10:30 a.m. L
     Saturday, April 3/11 a.m.                         Little Red Riding Hood & the                      The Little Gingerbread Man
       The Dog Who Forgot                              Environment                                     Saturday, April 24/10:30 a.m. L
     Saturday, April 17/11 a.m.                                                                          Jack & the Beanstalk
       The Mud Puddle                                MUSQUODOBOIT HARBOUR
                                                     Tuesday, March 16/11 a.m.                         TANTALLON
     COLE HARBOUR                                    Saturday, March 20/11 a.m.                        Thursday, March 18/3:30 p.m. L
     Tuesday, March 16/2:30 p.m.                     Tuesday, April 13/11 a.m.                           Piggy Pie
       Monster Goes to the Library                   Saturday, April 17/11 a.m.                        Thursday, April 15/3:30 p.m. L
     Tuesday, April 13/3:30 p.m.                                                                         Scaredy Squirrel
       Whinnie the Lovesick Dragon

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branches locations
                            HOURS       (* Labour Day to Victoria Day)   TELEPHONE                                  FEATURES
 Alderney Gate              Monday - Thursday:          10 am - 9 pm     Adult Services:              490-5745
 60 Alderney Dr.,           Friday & Saturday:          10 am - 5 pm     Youth Services:              490-5748
 Dartmouth                  Sunday:                    * 2pm - 5 pm      Circulation / Renewals:      490-5753
                                                                         TDD for Hearing Impaired:    490-5770

 Bedford                    Tuesday - Thursday:         10 am - 9 pm     Information Desk:            490-5757
 15 Dartmouth Rd.,          Friday & Saturday:          10 am - 5 pm     Borrowing / Renewals:        490-5740
 Bedford                    Sunday:                     * 2pm - 5 pm

 Captain William Spry       Tuesday - Thursday:         10 am - 9 pm     Information Desk:            490-5818
 10 Kidston Rd., Halifax    Friday & Saturday:          10 am - 5 pm     Borrowing / Renewals:        490-5734
                            Sunday:                     * 2pm - 5 pm     Program Registration:        490-5818

 Cole Harbour               Tuesday - Thursday:        10 am - 9 pm      Information Desk:            434-6177
 51 Forest Hills Parkway,   Friday & Saturday:         10 am - 5 pm      Program Registration:        434-6177
 Cole Harbour               Sunday:                    * 2 pm - 5 pm     Borrowing / Renewals:        434-7228

 Dartmouth North            Monday:                     12 pm - 5 pm     Telephone:                   490-5840
 134 Pinecrest Dr.,         Tuesday:                    12 pm - 9 pm
 Dartmouth                  Wednesday & Thursday:       10 am - 9 pm
                            Friday & Saturday:          10 am - 5 pm

 Halifax North Memorial     Tuesday - Thursday:         10 am - 9 pm     General Inquiries:           490-5723
 2285 Gottingen St., Hfx    Friday & Saturday:          10 am - 5 pm     Information Desk:            490-5811

 J.D. Shatford Memorial     Tuesday:                    11 am - 5 pm     Telephone:                   857-9176
 10353 St. Margaret’s       Wednesday:                   3 pm - 9 pm
 Bay Rd., Hubbards          Thursday:                    6 pm - 9 pm
                            Friday:                     10 am - 1 pm
                            Saturday:                   10 am - 2 pm

 Keshen Goodman             Monday - Thursday:         10 am - 9 pm      Information Desk:            490-6410
 330 Lacewood Dr.,          Friday & Saturday:         10 am - 5 pm      Borrowing / Renewals:        490-5738
 Halifax                    Sunday:                    * 2 pm - 5 pm

 Mobile Library             A complete schedule is available at          Telephone:                    869-4464
                                      Toll free:              1-800-565-4414

 Musquodoboit Harbour       Tuesday:                    11 am - 4 pm     Telephone:                   889-2227
 Village Plaza              Wednesday & Thursday:        5 pm - 8 pm
 7900 # 7 Highway,          Friday:                     12 pm - 6 pm
 Musquodoboit Harbour       Saturday:                   10 am - 3 pm

 Sackville                  Tuesday - Thursday:        10 am - 9 pm      Circulation/Renewals:        865-8653
 636 Sackville Dr.,         Friday & Saturday:         10 am - 5 pm      Information Desk:            865-3744
 Lower Sackville            Sunday:                    * 2 pm - 5 pm

 Sheet Harbour              Tuesday:                    10 am - 4 pm     Telephone:                   885-2391
 Blue Water                 Wednesday & Thursday:        3 pm - 8 pm
 Business Centre,           Friday & Saturday           10 am - 1 pm
 22756 # 7 Highway,
 Sheet Harbour

 Spring Garden              Tuesday - Thursday:        10 am - 9 pm      General Inquiries:           490-5700
 Road Memorial              Friday & Saturday:         10 am - 5 pm      Youth Services:              490-5707
 5381 Spring                Sunday:                    * 2 pm - 5 pm     Reference:                   490-5710
 Garden Rd., Halifax                                                     TDD for Hearing Impaired:    490-5711

 Tantallon                  Tuesday - Thursday:        10 am - 9 pm      Telephone:                   826-3330
 3646 Hammonds              Friday & Saturday:         10 am - 5 pm
 Plains Rd.,                Sunday:                    * 2 pm - 5 pm
 Upper Tantallon

 Woodlawn                   Tuesday - Thursday:        10 am - 9 pm      Telephone:                   490-2636
 Staples Plaza,             Friday & Saturday:         10 am - 5 pm
 114 Woodlawn Rd.,          Sunday:                    * 2 pm - 5 pm
 General Inquiries: 490-5753 Teleaccess: 490-5845 Book a Computer: 490-5780 (or book online)              Books By Mail: 490-5599
 For your convenience, materials can be returned to any of the above listed branches.
      Computer               Self-Service              Free                   Meeting                  Wireless                Home
      Learning Lab           Hold Pick-up              Parking                Rooms                    Internet                Delivery

      Public Use             Self-Checkout             Book                   Café                     Wheelchair
      Computers                                        Drop                                            Accessible

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