What’s New

astronomy

Come join us for a grand tour of the cosmos.  Our adventure begins on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00PM at the Champlain Public Library in Vankleek Hill.  From telescopes to the Big Bang and beyond, there is so much to see and learn about our vast universe.  For the astronomy enthusiast, the passion for the heavens can last a lifetime.  Young and old alike, the sky above you will not disappoint.  So fasten your seat belts, and  discover a part of yourself and our connection with the stars.  But beware, stargazing can be addicting. Please register here.

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pot gardensThe Seed Library!

Pick up a few seeds and start sowing! We have both flower and vegetable seeds available. Fill out the sign out sheet with your library card number and the seed varieties you have taken. At the end of the growing season take photos of your garden and e-mail them to us so we can post them on Facebook and on our web site.

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Looking to do something creative this summer?
Join our ATC Club!

ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards
An artist trading card (or ATC for short) is a tiny, original piece of art created with the intention of swapping or trading it with another artist, not selling it. The only rule is it must be 2.5×3.5 inches or 64×89 mm. They can be any style or medium, whatever you feel like creating! Our first meeting will be Tuesday, May 26th from 4-5p.m. Then we will meet a few times over the summer. You can create here or at home! Open to kids 10 + up. Registration is required. Click here to register.

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Pop Can Art Contest!

IMG_7021Congratulations to our two winners: Philippe and Esma!

IMG_7022Here are some of our other entries.

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 Reading Challenge 2015

Welcome to our 2015 Reading Resolution. If one of your goals is to read more this year, join us each month as we challenge you to read a book based on a chosen theme. The theme will be posted the 1st Tuesday of each month.

May’s Reading Challenge theme is to read a book based on a true story. This gives you lots of options from crime stories to historical fiction, so grab a book and head outside!

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knitted owls

Fiber Friends Club

For kids and teens!

This group will meet every 2nd Thursday from 4:30-5:30.

Kids from 6 to 16 years of age will get a chance to experiment with knitting, crochet, and needlework.  If you’re just starting out or have some skill, come and meet friends who share your interests! Some supplies can be provided by the Champlain Library

Next meeting:  Thursday, May 21 at 4:30 pm.

Please register here

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Watch Me Grow

We are pleased to announce that Champlain Library is partnering with the Watch Me Grow program which runs a drop-in clinic in Vankleek Hill every 4th Wednesday of the month.

Please call the Eastern Ontario Health Unit at 613-933-1375 for more information.

LAST clinic: Wednesday, May 27 from

9:30 am until noon at Champlain Library. This clinic is put on hold by the EOHU.

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All children from newborn to 5 years of age are invited to join in the fun every Tuesday morning from 10 am to 11 am. (Moms, Dads and caregivers are also welcome.

Join Diane and Lorraine as they read 2 stories, one in English and one in French. They will then lead the children in a craft time and then will offer the children a snack of juice and crackers.

According to experts who work in the field it is important for children as young as infants to hear the words and see the pictures in books to aid in their language and literacy skills as they get older.

After Story Time, caregivers and children are invited to choose some books that can be read to the children at home.

Every Tuesday : 10 am to 11 am

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Sony ereaderOur Sony e-reader is ready to be loaned out to patrons. We have both French and English books already loaded. It’s a great way to try out an e-reader and see what it’s like to read an e-book. There is a $10 refundable deposit and you may borrow the e-reader for 3 weeks (no renewals). Call to reserve it today – 678-2216

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book donationsDonations

We welcome donations of books published in the past 5 years (2010 or later) and in good condition. Because of space limitations we may not be able to accept every donation. Thank you.

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Board roomBoard Members

We are currently looking for new Board Members. We meet 10 times a year on a Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. If you are interested and would like more information, call Lynda at 613-678-2216 or e-mail her at lpoyser@bc-cl.ca.