Do you love to learn new things but never seem to have enough time? The Guelph Public Library is hosting a HOW-TO Expert Festival on Saturday, March 29th, so everyone can learn something new in just 10 minutes! Stations will be set up at the Main Library on the main floor and second level to encourage people of all ages to learn useful skills in an easy, fun, and free environment. These experts will offer 10-minute sessions throughout the event on a variety of topics. There is something for everyone!
Fourteen Experts. 10 Minutes. 100% Free. Think of all the wonderful skills you can learn in such a short time…HOW-TO: wrap a sari, select the best camera, trim cat nails, repair a flat bicycle tire, juggle, tie a knot, Zumba, get ready for a hike, look and feel great, fold origami cranes, draw cartoons, play chess, create a coin collection with personality, and more! The GPL’s HOW-TO Expert Festival will be held on Saturday, March 29th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Main Library (100 Norfolk Street). Mark your calendars now and start planning your learning experiences!
The Raw Food has been a food trend for several years. Unlike many fads it is evolving and adapting to current trends and continues to be popular. Raw food appeals to people who want to improve their health, lose weight, have food sensitivities, are vegans and those looking to detox or cleanse their body. I was recently reminded of how accessible this trend can be when watching Canadian chef Douglas McNish on Breakfast Television.
Here are some books to get you inspired:
With the official start of spring only one day away I couldn’t help but put together a list of great children’s spring books. Here are my top 10 books about spring.
1) Everything spring by Jill Esbuam
2) Rabbit’s spring adventure by Anita Loughrey
3) Are you spring? by Caroline Pitcher
4) It’s spring! by Linda Glaser
5) Mud by Mary Lyn Ray
6) Wake up, it’s spring! by Lisa Campbell Ernst
7) Welcome spring by Jill Ackerman
8) Groundhog weather school by Joan Holub
9) Mouse’s first spring by Lauren Thompson
10) North country spring by Reeve Lindbergh
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Doaibh! Meaning Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Lá Fhéile Pádraig celebrates the patron saint of Ireland – Patrick, who lived in the beginning of the 5th century AD. Saint Patrick is the most recognized Irish saint and it is no wonder a special day is dedicated to celebrate his legacy in the Irish culture.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig began as a Catholic holiday and became an official feast day in the early 17th century. Today Lá Fhéile Pádraig represents a week-long (and sometimes longer) celebration of Irish language, music, culture and art.
The main attraction of Saint Patrick’s Day are huge parades in the cities around Ireland (and the world, organized by the Irish diaspora). Children, sports clubs, brass bands and other performers walk down the streets of Irish cities with Irish music blaring through the speakers and the spectators, wearing traditional shamrocks, cheering them on.
Come to either our West End, Bullfrog Mall or East Side branch at 10 am today to make a St. Patrick’s Day craft.
Did you know that the library has almost 20 eResources just for children? Here are my top 5 favorite eResources for children. Click on the image above to see the rest.
Student Resource Centre Canadian Edition includes reference, periodicals, primary sources, and multimedia resources geared toward Canadian students and educators. The database includes Canadian curriculum standards with correlated content, a popular topics pick list on the home page that features one-click access to Canadian topics, and new and updated essays on Canadian topics.
Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate and visual graphic interface; a subject-based topic tree search; a full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine; and reference content
Little Pim, a part of Mango, is a fun and convenient way to introduce a child to new languages. With over two dozen languages offered, popular languages include Russian, German, Arabic, Japanese, Hebrew, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and French. As well, Little Pim has an excellent English as a Second Language program.
This free after-school service allows students in Kindergarten through to early university and college years — as well as Adult Learners — to connect to tutors for one-to-one homework help sessions. Help is available in math, science, social studies, and English. Students are immediately connected to a tutor in an Online Classroom. Live Homework Help is available seven days per week between the hours of 4 PM and 10 PM.