Paint Night with watercolour instructor Paula Bertollo. 42 Dalhousie St. Brantford. 7:00 pm. All ages. $30 (includes all your supplies, and you leave with an original painting, matted). If you want to come for the music, or to view/purchase Paula’s original art pieces, then PWYC! The more the merrier. To reserve your spot today (spaces are limited), please send E-Transfers to firstname.lastname@example.org. See ya there!! #ArtandMusic#Brantford
Home at Last! M.J. the gorgeous English Mastiff from #Jerseyville#IL is home safe and sound! Message: 'We searched every single day and went to where people said she was possibly spotted as soon as we possible could with no luck. Finally today (July 10th) a man called and said he happened to have her trapped under his back porch so we went there as fast as possible and sure enough there she was.' Missing 07/03/2018. Reunited 07/10/2018. Welcome Home M.J.! ***Testimonial from Hunter***
Lost Dogs Illinois helped by posting her story. They did all they could to help us find our M.J.. They were extremely helpful and kind.
This Wednesday July 11th, we'll be playing #BacklotSessions hosted @MonigramCoffee. 6-8 pm. PWYC/$10 suggested. All ages. 16 Ainslie St. S., Cambridge. Playing with Yeshua Cornejo. #Cambridge https://opheliasyndrome.com/shows/ We love this place, and these peeps! Come down k? #Seeyathere ! (Thnx @EBoltMusic).
Here is our Week One Summer Reading Club Roundup! 🛸🌅🎈🎮🌙🖌
(Photo descriptions in order of posting) On Wednesday we had our fun Drone & Demonstration Class with Shawn Ferguson of Absolute Altitude. We learned a ton about drones then headed outside for a demonstration. As soon as the drone was in the air it started POURING rain! Despite getting drenched, we still had a great time. Heather Loy was the lucky raffle winner of this adorable mini drone!
On Monday had our first Gaming Club with our Preteens and Teens, and we had so much fun playing Mariocart Deluxe! Then on Wednesday our SRC kids got their pictures taken for a digital face-in-the-hole photo! These photos will be printed in the next few weeks, and each child will be divided between characters such as the astronaut, a cowboy/cowgirl, Abe Lincoln, and more! That same evening we had our 3rd Annual “Crafting with Chris” night, and our crafty ladies made these sparkling patriotic wreaths.
And lastly we couldn’t resist sharing one of our Instagram Story clips of Max our Kid’s SRC helper preparing for our Star Wars Party last Friday. It was quite a week! Who’s ready for Week 2?
If you needed another reason to make the drive out of the city and visit the shop (as if you needed a reason better than handmade goodness!🙃) -we now have a local brewery too! Our country neighbours @steelwheelbrewery are finally open!!! Make the drive out to a Jerseyville, go for a walk on the beautiful rail trail, and then go for a pint of their farm to bottle brews - they are busy growing their own hops right on site, and have been hard at work turning a sweet little farmhouse into their tasting room. We are so excited for them! Make sure you go visit. We might even see you over there! 😉
Congratulations to the winner of our Storywalk® Coloring Contest, Miss Mylee Staton!
We drew her entry at random from over 170 coloring sheets we received -- That's a lot of coloring! The contest was open to any kids & teens who visited our new Storywalk at Wock Lake to read the May book pick "We're All Wonders" by R.J. Palacio.
Mylee is pictured here with her coloring entry, as well as the prize she got to take home: a copy of the book! Beautiful job on your coloring Mylee! <3
We are doing our best to try to find a way to display all of the entries we received, but space is limited - as you know, we're bursting at the seams with books, folks! 😄😂📚 But if/when we do put these beautiful art works on display, we will post it here on Facebook as well as on Instagram and our website.
If you visited our Storywalk last month, you can now visit AGAIN to read June's Book "Mary Had A Little Lamp" by Jack Lechner!
On Thursday our Storywalk Party was a huge success! In place of a ribbon cutting, we decided to have this Storywalk Blast Off instead - and it was a ton of fun for all, even for those of us who worked their tails off!
There were approximately 400 attendees at the morning session with 350 of those being students from East Elementary and St. Francis/Holy Ghost School. The evening was more relaxed but was still well attended with around 60 participants.
Huge thank you to Jefferson Trailer for letting us haul everything we needed to the Lake in their box trailer. The Nature Institute from Godfrey was fantastic, and their staff played match the animal by its track and scat (yes, that's poop!). Aside from Library staff there were numerous volunteers: Annette and Kenny Hoekstra, Andy and Shannon Thomas, Terry Wood, Wanda Ridenbark, Beth Smilack and Josh and Erin Hileman.
Water was donated by: 1st Mid Bank and Trust, Jerseyville Banking Center, CVS, Walgreens, and Cornerstone Bank & Trust.
We have been asked by many if we will have this event again next year, and since the event was so well received, for now we'll say, "we'll think about it"! 😉
In the meantime remember, the story changes the 1st of each month ALL YEAR!! Coming June 1, "Mary Had a Little Lamp" by Jack Lechner and Bob Staake