News from the Kincardine & Tiverton Branches of the Bruce County Public Library
By Carolyn McKeeman, ECE./RT., assistant supervisor and children's and youth programs co-ordinator


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Story Time and Craft (Kincardine and Tiverton Branches) – Join us for a fun FREE preschool story time program including songs, games, stories and general silliness followed by a craft! Adults must stay for the program. Story Time is at the Kincardine Branch on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. and at the Tiverton Branch on Fridays at 11 a.m.

Saturday Stories (Kincardine) – Join one of our student pages for some tales on Saturday mornings in the Kincardine Branch at 10:30.


Kincardine Branch Lug-a-Mug Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. February’s discussion is “The Purchase” by Linda Spalding.

Tiverton Branch Book Club meets the second Thursday of the month at 2:30 p.m.. February’s title is “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin

Crazy for Classics Book Club (Kincardine) meets the last Friday every other month and is discussing “Women In Love” by D.H. Lawrence on March 28 at the Kincardine Branch.

Kids and ‘Tween Book Club (Kincardine) – Both book clubs for our younger patrons are on hiatus during the winter. We’ll re-start new novels the first Tuesday evening in March. Pre-registration is REQUIRED for both programs and are only accepted until the program starts.

The Kids’ club is for children ages five to eight, with “Flora and Ulysses” by Kate DiCammillo (catch the book trailer at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6cdkkJvgaA) in parts aloud, followed by a craft project and snack.

The Tween club is intended for youngsters, ages nine to 12, and involves the children reading independently and discussing the novel chosen (title TBA), along with co-ordinating activities and a snack.


Fairytale Fun (Kincardine) – Enjoy some old favorites, or visit a classic for the first time! A fun program designed for children, ages five to eight, with some stories, craft and discussions about a different classic tale. We’ll also look at versions written from alternative points of view, and a film edition if available! Please pre-register, at least one day prior. Space is limited.

Lego Club (Kincardine) – Come in out of the cold and join in every Tuesday night for Lego fun!

Story Stretchers (Kincardine) – Join the staff from the Ontario Early Years Centre, Kincardine site, at the library as they present a fun evening of early literacy activities for our young friends. Appropriate for children under seven years of age. No registration required for this FREE program that runs the first Tuesday of each month during the school year. For more information you can contact the OEYC at 519-396-3322

Family PJ and Popcorn Movie Night! (Kincardine), Feb. 18, 6:15 p.m. - Grab your family, show off your warmest jammies and slippers, snuggle up with popcorn and drinks as we celebrate the Winter Olympics with the movie “Score: A Hockey Musical”. Free admission to this fun event! Rated PG, 92 minutes.

Freedom to Read Week – Feb. 23 to March 1 - Make sure to check out some of the titles on display, including those that were labelled controversial or even banned in the past! The freedom to read what you want is your right!

Pink Shirt Day (Both Branches) – Feb. 26 - Wear your pink shirt in support of the Anti-bullying initiative. Get more information and help at www.pinkshirtday.ca as well as our on-line resource for teens at www.teenhealthandwellness.com. Stop in to the library and show off your pink! You’ll be glad you did!

Wacky Weavers” Workshop (Kincardine) - Join us for our new Saturday morning “workshop” series for kids with Caitlin! On March 1, learn some different cool weaving styles, bring your Rainbow Loom (or borrow ours!) and show off your stuff. For youngsters, ages seven to 12. Please pre-register at least one day prior.

Adult Matinee Movies (Both Branches) – Back by popular demand, we are showing movies the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at Kincardine Branch and 1st and 3rd Thursday in Tiverton. Join us for a showing of “Rush” on Feb. 4 and 6, with “The Book Thief” scheduled for Feb. 18 and 20. (Titles subject to change.)


Service Canada (Kincardine) – Outreach office for Service Canada (10 a.m. to Noon; and 12:30-3 p.m.) is available as a service to our community. These offices are drop-in services only and do not take appointments or phone calls while in our branch.

Knit Happens (Kincardine) – An unstructured, informal opportunity for knitters and needlework enthusiasts meets at the library for fellowship and fun while working on their projects. If you are interested in learning more or joining in, please contact the library or stop by on Friday mornings.

The Olympics: Unshelved

To celebrate the Sochi Winter Olympics, we will be running a fun Family Winter Reading Olympics from Feb. 7-23. Get your family together, design your family team flag and start collecting your checkout receipts. Every title (yes, EVERY title!) you check out during the Winter Olympics at any branch will qualify you toward our “Gold”, “Silver”, and “Bronze” family prize packs. The winners will be determined by the average number of checkouts per family member, so don’t be shy…get your whole clan involved! Stop in to Kincardine Branch on Sunday, Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m., hand in your final tally and enjoy some celebratory treats! Pop in to any branch and find out how to get started!

PLEASE NOTE: All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted. Donations to your library are gratefully accepted. Children under the age of seven, are required to have an adult stay with them in all programs. Some events are not directly supervised by library staff, but are offered as a service to our patrons. We ask that parents/guardians use discretion when sending older children unsupervised to participate in our events. They will be required to manage their behavior appropriately and respectfully in your absence. Thank you for your understanding.

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