Events

Book Nook Sale

All books $ 1 until November 21st

The Book Nook will be closed from November 22 – 27

Reopening November 28th for the Book Nook Christmas Sale

Mark Your Calendar!

Writing for Children Workshop

Sunday, November 24, 10:00 – 12:30 pm

$30/person, 15 years and older

Contact: Linda: 819-459-3580, linda@lindavanderlee.com

Register by Wednesday, November 20 to avoid disappointment

Join Wakefield author, Gwen Smid, for an interactive workshop that will hone your writing skills to take part in the exciting world of children’s publishing. While the focus will be on picture books, there will be ample room to discuss other genres for children, such as beginning chapter books. Gain access to a valuable network of other like-minded writers as we share ideas, play with words, and discuss important topics such as diversity in texts, illustrations, and publishing options.

Gwen Smid lives in Wakefield, Quebec, Canada with her husband and two wee daughters. They like to canoe, puzzle over Star Wars puzzles, and read lots and lots (and lots) of books. Gwen’s newest picture book, T-Rex Girl, has been described as a “powerful picture book” by Prairie Books Now. Her Mary’s Atlas picture book series has also been a McNally Robinson bestseller with thousands of copies sold. Gwen’s writing has won awards and has appeared in short story anthologies, newspapers, and academic journals. In order to feel rested, Gwen drinks copious amounts of tea and often throws her alarm clock out the window. She has select tea cups for select days, and she has lots and lots (and lots) of alarm clocks.

These writing events are sponsored by the Friends of the Wakefield Library 

Vernissage

Thursday, November 28 at 5:00 p.m.

Art for Christmas Exhibition

Beautiful Art by Local Artists

All paintings for $100 or less – cash, cheque and carry.

cash bar, live music

Bring a potluck snack to share.

Write for Rights

December 7

2:00 – 7:00 p.m

Every December, Amnesty International supporters across the globe will write millions of letters for those whose basic human rights are being attacked. And it’s not just letters – it could be petitions, emails, Tweets, Facebook posts, photos, postcards.

While you’re picking up delights at the Christmas Market on Dec 7th, stop at the library and do a good deed: write a letter on behalf of human rights. All materials – case studies, paper, pens, envelopes – provided.

Vernissage

Exhibition of Paintings

by Marilyn Smith

continues to November 28th.

Rural Routes to Climate Solutions

December 12

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

a public event in the Wakefield Library

Info session for farmers and growers on climate solutions that build resiliency against droughts and floods, improve soil fertility and protect biodiversity. Hosted by Rural Routes to Climate Solutions, the La Pêche Coalition for a Green New Deal, the Wakefield Library and the La Pêche Women March Network.

Write Night

Third Wednesday of the Month

from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Come enjoy short, timed, lighthearted writing exercises in the company of people who like to play with words. 

Free Event. Contact: linda@lindavanderlee.com

Sponsored by the Friends of the Wakefield Library.