“November: The last month of autumn, but the beginning of a new adventure.” – Unknown
As October turns into November, we recognize how beautiful fall is with the changing colors of the leaves and the cooler days. While the sun doesn’t stay out as long anymore and the days aren’t as warm, we appreciate the opportunity to stay inside more and connect with our community. The CMLibraries would like to say a big thank you to those who showed their support for Ontario Public Library Week. We had a great turn out for our Tea Party and Silent Auction, and everyone enjoyed the time to socialize and eat some of the delicious goodies that staff and volunteers made.
We would also like to thank our volunteers who have been helping us with our Seniors Community Grant. As we get up and running, the wealth of knowledge and experience and kindness that our volunteers bring to the table makes a world of difference to the seniors that we hope to reach in the coming months. In November, we welcome Care Archbold (expressive art therapist) who will be leading participants in a series of workshops that center around a map of where the person grew up or an important place in their lives. These workshops will be taking place at the Millbrook Branch on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00pm, starting November 8th.
On November 1st, we welcome back Celia Hunter from the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society for part 2 of the Virtual Tour of Historic Millbrook. She will be focusing on the houses and residences that make up Millbrook, with images of what some of these houses look like now. Also in November, we honour Remembrance Day and those who died in military service and those who served in wartime. Similar to last year, we will be accepting donations for poppies at both of our branches. As part of our Indoor Play at the Millbrook Branch, we will also be having a Remembrance Day activity for the kids to make their own poppies. Please see our newsletter for more information regarding Remembrance Day and the other activities we have planned for November.
In October, our Junior Mathematicians played fun games to learn shapes and numbers and our Junior Scientists created fun and messy experiments. Stop by the Millbrook Branch on Wednesdays (Junior Mathematicians) to see what we will be learning in November and stop by the Bruce Johnston Branch on Thursdays (Junior Scientists) to see what other messes we can cook up in the kids’ room.
Due to popular demand, we’ve brought back Chess Group! Join us at the Millbrook Branch every Tuesday from 4:00-6:00pm to enjoy a game or two with a worthy opponent. While we have some chess sets, we ask that you bring your own so that everyone can play. We’ve also brought back PA Day movies! On Friday, November 3rd at 1:00pm, we will be watching DC League of Super Pets at the Millbrook Branch.
Our Book Club at the Millbrook Branch is growing! In November, we will be reading and discussing The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware and our Bruce Johnston Branch will be reading The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah. *The Bruce Johnston Branch follows the books that are read in Millbrook.* Our numbers at the Bruce Johnston Branch are not as high, so if you would like a cozier book club experience, please let Courtney know at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on all our programs and activities, please see our newsletter and social media pages. We also have a variety of volunteer opportunities for those who wish to become more involved in their community. Questions? Email Courtney at cmlibraries.ca
By Courtney Spence, CM Libraries