What’s New

Hello October! New month, Fresh starts, positive thoughts.

We are so excited to bring back in-house programming this month. Laura Lee is filling up the calendar with Play, Songs/Rhymes and Story Times ; After School movie for the kids ; Paint class for adults ; and a Photography workshop. Join Hooks ‘n Books on Zoom and get creative with Creative Bug. Check out the October newsletter for details.

Honouring September 30

At the library this September 30th 2021, the first ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, we will be honouring the lives of children lost, the Survivors, and those families and communities affected by the residential school system.

Show your heart and take time to reflect by adding your thoughts to the orange hearts available at all branches.

Learn more about the residential school system and the journey of reconciliation; check out our adult and children’s books, films, reports, and The Calls to Action handout for kids.

There are many online resources to connect with, including free recordings all week from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, the Orange Shirt Day events, and the University of Alberta’s online learning course Indigenous Canada.

Display to honour the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with a hoop of hearts and library resources

September (a.k.a. a month of change & transition)

We will be CLOSED Monday September 6 for the upcoming Labour Day Holiday.

This month we will be returning to our full hours, so make sure to check out page 3 for our NEW Schedule starting Tuesday September 7th.

Help us build a branch. There is still time to register for our Golf Tournament Fundraiser. Head over to http://www.rideaulakeslibrary-golf2021.eventbrite.ca for more information contact vicki@rlpl.ca

Golf “fore” your library

Tee up this September and help ‘Build a Branch’ at the new location in South Elmsley this fall. Join us at Lombard Glen Golf Club on Friday September 17th, for a 12:30 shotgun start with check-in at noon. The entry fee of $100 gets you 18 holes of golf, a cart, a BBQ, giveaways, possible prizes, and a great time with your team of 4. All levels of play are welcome; bring your sense of fun and funds for the silent auction, putting games, and ‘Giving Tree’.

To register your team, use the eventbrite link: https://rideaulakeslibrary-golf2021.eventbrite.ca If you’d like more information on the tournament or how your business can be a sponsor, please contact Vicki (vicki@rlpl.ca or 613-359-5334).

Hope to see you on the course!