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New programs at the library for May and June

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By Eric Pottie

It’s that time again where we roll out our new programs for May and June. So this week, I want to highlight the upcoming activities, classes and events we are offering these two months. All of these programs are free and are open to everyone, so if something interests you, please come and attend. 

Our Thursday night schedule is quite busy. On May 3 at 6 p.m., we have the author Tom Webb who will be talking about his book From Corporate Globalization to Global Co-operation: We Owe It to Our Grandchildren, on the current state of capitalism in the world. 

On Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m., we will have a speaker talking about the benefits of the ketogenic diet and lifestyle. On May 17, we are showing an NFB film at 6 p.m. On May 24, we have our popular monthly trivia night, and we round out the month with a games night. In June we will also have a NFB film on the 7th, a games night on the 14th, and trivia on the 21st.

Our 10:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings feature a class on computer basics on May 2 and a tablet basics on May 9. These are a great chance to learn how to operate your devices or ask questions. On May 16 and June 13, we have a drop-in info session on using the program Libby to access e-books. 

On May 23, we are holding a talk on social media and protecting your online privacy. Then on May 30 there is an info session on blogs and how to start up your own. And on June 20 we are presenting a talk on fake news. So mark a date on your calendar if any of these interest you. 

We are also hosting three springtime workshops open to all ages. The first is on Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m. and is about making mobiles from natural material you’d find outside. Then on June 7, we are making door chimes at 2 p.m. And to finish it all off, there will be a workshop on making decorative hot air balloons out of origami and thread. 

For the afterschool crowd, we are keeping the same activities going into the summer. On Tuesdays, we have Lego club from 3-4 p.m. On Wednesdays, we are doing a new tech-free program (no devices) where we will play board games and make crafts. Thursdays we still have Minecraft/virtual reality, and Fridays will be games club.

Come into the library to get the new program guide. Plus all the programs are listed for each day on the web site. For more information on these programs, you can call the library at 902-354-5270.

The Thomas H. Raddall library is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. and closed Mondays. The Alean Freeman Library is open Wednesday 5-8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information about the library, you can find us on Facebook at South Shore Public Libraries, follow us on Twitter @ssplibraries or check our website at You can contact the Thomas H. Raddall branch by emailing us at or by phone at 1-902-354-5270.

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