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Book sale, author readings part of fall programs at Weyburn library

September is a busy month for the Weyburn Public Library
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The Weyburn Public Library is holding its first book sale since this one, held in the fall of 2019, from Sept. 9 to 12, part of a busy month of events and activities.

The first book sale in two years, along with readings by authors, will highlight the fall schedule of programs at the Weyburn Public Library.

The library will hold their popular used book sale from Thursday, Sept. 9 to Sunday, Sept. 12, during the library’s operating hours, for the first time since 2019.

The library has been accepting book donations, and will feature a variety of hardcover and paperback books, both fiction and non-fiction, for all ages, with the proceeds going towards helping buy new resources for the library.

Weyburn author Ron Ror will present readings from his new book, The Rors, a historical fiction celebrating 100 years of the Ror family, from Sweden to Minnesota and to Saskatchewan, where the family homesteaded at Goodwater. Ror will have copies of his book for sale at the reading for $15.

The evening with “The Rors” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

A book launch will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., for the book, “Essential Ingredients”, a poetry collection by Carol Rose GoldenEagle, with guest Bernadette Wagner. GoldenEagle was recently named as Saskatchewan’s Poet Laureate, and is Cree and Dene with roots in Sandy Bay in northern Saskatchewan.

The library will also host an art project, “A Rightful Place”, from Sept. 14 to Oct. 18 in the Allie Griffin Art Gallery, with an afternoon reception slated for Sunday, Oct. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

A Rightful Place was created by the Common Weal arts organization to stimulate connection with and acceptance of newcomers to Canada and local communities.

The reception on Oct. 17 will feature Canadian origin stories, where people can share their origin story in person, or submitted in advance, and can be anonymous. The event will be live-streamed on the Weyburn Arts Council’s Facebook page.

Many of the programs at the library will return to in-person sessions, including storytimes for young children, music and play, Baby and Me, and children’s programs that include Junior Chef, adventure gaming, crafts, and an adventure gaming tournament on Oct. 27 and Nov. 24.

There will be monthly family fun events, including family board games on Thursday, Sept. 23, pumpkin carving on Oct. 28, and “bad art night” on Nov. 25, all at 6 p.m.

A Lego club for all ages will be held also, with sessions on Saturdays, including Sept. 25, Oct. 23 and Nov. 20 from 2-4 p.m.

The library is starting a French Club where children aged five to eight can practice their French. The club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 23, Oct. 21 and Nov. 25 at 3:45 p.m.

The Weyburn Library will be at Culture Days on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the new Credit Union Spark Centre, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will have their Cricut, button maker and wood-burning tools available for people to try while viewing what other cultural groups will be presenting.

For teens, there will be teen chef sessions on Sunday afternoons, on Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. In September, the session is making cheese quesadillas; in October, finger cookies; and in November, fried rice.

A teen gaming tournament will be held on Sunday, Oct. 3 and Nov. 7, at 2 p.m., with prizes for the top player.

For adults, programs include a monthly book club, financial literacy workshops, and cooking classes.

The book clubs will meet on Monday evenings with a different selection each month. On Sept. 20, the book club will discuss “Beartown” by Fredrik Backman; on Oct. 18, “There There” by Tommy Orange; and on Nov. 15, “Geography of Blood” by Candace Savage. For those interested, they can pick up a copy of each book at the front desk, or check online in the library’s e-resources.

The cooking sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings, on Sept. 21, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16 at 6 p.m., with dishes to be announced on the library’s Facebook page and website.