The Weyburn Public Library has a full slate of programs for September, with activities suitable for all ages and covering a whole range of interests. An example is shown above, with a class for watercolour painting and ink sketching, held on Sept. 10 with instructor Lisa Baird, the Library's new adult programmer. (Here she is speaking with one of the students at the art session, Brenda King, about options for painting.)
For the youngest ages, there will be music and play for one and two year olds on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m., along with a toddler storytime and preschool storytime.
Toddlers can come for stories and songs on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., while preschoolers have their storytime on Fridays at 10 a.m.
There are also family matinee movies on Saturdays at 2 p.m., with Toy Story on Saturday, Sept. 14, and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World on Sept. 21.
For young school-aged children, the library is featuring activities to mark Science Literacy Week.
There will be Makey Makey Makerspace activities on Tuesday, Sept. 17, for those aged 9-12 years, and on Thursday, Sept. 19 for six-to-eight year olds. On both days, this session will run from 3:45 to 5 p.m.
The Makey Makey Makerspace will be available for families to come in and try out on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. This makerspace is an electronic tool that allows you to connect everyday objects to a computer.
Children will learn how to use everyday objects such as a touchpad and combine them with the Internet. Those interested should preregister, as space is limited.
A Code and Go Robot Mouse activity will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. for those aged five to eight years. Children will learn basic coding with one of the library’s new Makerspace kits. Space will also be limited for this session, so preregistration is required.
A junior chef session for children aged 9-12 will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 3:45 to 5 p.m. They will be making pepperoni pizza rolls and banana sushi.
Lego mindstorms will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 and 26, both days from 3:45 to 5 p.m. for those aged 8-12 years, and eraser stamped totes will be a craft activity on Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. This will be for those aged 10-14 years.
For teens, there is a Teen Movie Club that will meet on Monday, Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. This month the featured movie is “Alpha”, about a young man who is injured and must learn how to survive in the wilderness.
There will also be a teen cooking club session on Monday, Sept. 16 at 4 p.m., to be held as part of Science Literacy Week. The group will make, eat and drink edible science projects.
Activities for adults include programs each Thursday afternoon. Crafternoon is set for Thursday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m., where they will make fall pumpkins with wood and paint.
Outreach will be held on Sept. 19, from 1-5 p.m., which is a program for seniors or adults who love to read but are unable to get to the library. Contact the library to arrange for monthly book deliveries.
On Sept. 26, the program is Treat Yo’self DIY at 2 p.m., where adults can make DIY hand scrub. They will also give themselves mini-manicures.
The adults book club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. The club will be discussing the selection. “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes. Next monthy, the club will be discussion “Nothing Daunting” by Dorothy Wickenden. Those interested can pick up a copy at the front desk, or check for it on e-resources.
There will also be a series Friday matinee movies for adults, including “Definitely, Maybe” on Sept. 13, “Jerry Maguire” on Sept. 20 and “Radio” on Sept. 27. The movies start at 1 p.m.
An adult cooking club will meet on Monday, Sept. 23 at 10 a.m., to make quiche.
A Culture Days Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Knox Hall. The Weyburn Library and other community organizations will take part in the celebration, with the library hosting a puppet-building and show station, as well as a reading corner.
Other library groups will also be present, including the Weyburn Genealogy Socity Carvers Niche and Knitters Nook, showing off some of their work and providing demonstrations.