We always have lots of fun on the weekends, and last weekend was no exception. Central Library was filled with happy children, relaxed readers, stressed-out students, music fans, movie-goers, and even poets.
In addition to all the events and activities you’ll see in the photo gallery below, we also hosted the Book Club for Boys, Mother-Daughter Book Club, and Youth Advisory Council Book Club. Community groups rented rooms downstairs for meetings and workshops, including an information session on co-housing that drew more than 100 people. Plus we hosted Kids’ Club at the Market, an artist-at-work demonstration at Grand River Stanley Park Community Library, and a Valentine-themed family crafting session at Country Hills.
Check it out! Click the photos for captions.
Library assistant Karen, just before the doors open for the day.
Here’s the schedule for the day.
Just one of the stunning images from the exhibit Garden Safari by Naomi Smith, on until Feb. 25.
Welcome, TransitionKW! Thanks for holding your AGM at Central Library.
The art installation Flux never ceases to inspire.
Pull up a chair near a sunny window and READ!
Meet the Author Book Club with Susanna Kearsley
A fashion display by merchandising students from Conestoga College.
This family came in for their first professional photography session with baby!
85 QUEEN: A Morning with Susanna Kearsley. Stay tuned for more in an upcoming post.
These women came all the way from Markdale for the Kearsley event.
WordsWorth Books sets up their sales table.
Am I seeing double? Twins on their first visit to Central.
Lisa’s got a latte for you at Hacienda Coffee….
… and fresh-baked muffins and pastries.
Our Free Flick was Ferris Bueller – don’t miss the rest of 80s Flashback Month.
How tall is he? Height markers on the Discovery Wall.
Actually, these guys are twins too!
National poetry slam champion Patrick de Belen performed & hosted a workshop.
Pianist Amy Wark had everyone bopping in their seats, with tunes from Queen to the Peanuts theme song. Join us for Music in the Lounge every week.
So. Many. New. Books! It stretches to infinity and beyond. (Almost.)
A quiet corner for work.