October at the Library

You can count on Madawaska Valley Public Library – not just for books, but also for plenty of fun activities to suit everyone in your household. CEO Natalie Barrington recently shared the lineup for the balance of October with The Current. Above: Madawaska Valley Public Library this fall. Photo Facebook/MVPL

Artist of the month – Sheri Heaslip

Barrington said, “We couldn’t be more excited about our first artist’s work. Sheri Heaslip is our artist of the month for October. Sheri is a painter and contemporary artist, who is an Ottawa Valley native. Come by the library to see her work on display.” You can also follow her work on Instagram @sage.your.life or get more information through her website www.sageyourlifeart.com


October is Canadian Library month

If you missed some of the titles on offer during First Nation Public Library Week (Oct.2-6) or you would like some reading suggestions, please speak to Library staff. MVPL has a wide-ranging collection of work by First Nations authors. You can learn more about our local First Nation Public Library through viewing a mini-interview with Estelle Amikons, Librarian at Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Public Library on YouTube:


Story time

Story time continues on Wednesday mornings at the Library at 10am. Perfect for little ones 0 to 6 years old. Everyone is welcome!


Craft & Chat

Why should the kids have all the fun? The next monthly Craft & Chat for adults takes place 10:30am at the Library on Friday, Oct.20th. These sessions give you a chance to make the Library’s suggested craft, or to bring your own project to work on. Enjoy coffee and a snack with friends! On Oct.20th, you can make mini paintings out of wooden rounds, with a choice of two themes, Hallowe’en or floral. Or better yet, come up with your own design! Registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome! Coffee, tea and baking will be provided.


Lego Club

Saturday, Oct.21 the Lego Club meets at 10:30am at the Library. Bring your creativity and try some Lego challenges, and play games.


Trivia Night

For an event that brings out family, friends, co-workers and all the trivia buffs of the Valley, look no further than the MVPL Trivia Night on Friday, Oct.27th at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre. Doors open at 6:30pm and the questions start at 7pm. You can register a team of up to six people for just $75 and proceeds from the event help support MVPL programming, as well as Library equipment like the new public printer/copier. Register online at https://forms.gle/KCmGunHFCacCpawF7 You can also register at the library, call 613-756-2000 or email mvpl.programs@gmail.com

Throughout the evening, there are draws for door prizes donated by local businesses and organizations. If you would like your business to be a Trivia Night sponsor, please contact the library. The name may be “trivial” but the underlying purpose is not: this is a major fundraiser for MVPL, so please support it.


Hallowe’en Hunt

It’s back! The Library’s annual Hallowe’en Hunt is a scavenger hunt around town. This is a family-friendly event and all participants are encouraged to wear Hallowe’en costumes. The action takes place on Saturday, Oct.28th and runs from 10am to 3pm.

  • This community-wide event includes goodie bags at the end with treats donated by local businesses. (If you would like to sign up your business, please contact the library at mvpl.programs@gmail.com )
  • Barry’s Bay Recreation Committee will have free hot dogs at the train station from 11am to 2pm (or while supplies last!)
  • The Station Keepers MV are hosting an event in the Barry’s Bay Railway Station – Meet Casper and Friends.
  • Madawaska Coffee is offering hot chocolate and cookies for $2 each, with proceeds going towards the Library.

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