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Long Weekend:Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
Thanksgiving Day:Monday, Oct 13th, 2014

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Today's Date is Thursday September 18
Outside the Box: Celebration of Art in Fibre
Tuesday, Sep 2 - Tuesday, Sep 30

In partnership with the City of White Rock, White Rock Museum & Archives, and Tourism White Rock we are celebrating the 4th Annual Outside the Box Celebration of Art in Fibre!

There will be a special exhibition of fibre and textile art featuring the internationally know Four in Fibre artists Judy Alexander, Elizabeth Carefoot, Anni Hunt and Pauline McLean Dutkowski, displays by the Piece Arch Quilters, demonstrations by the Semiahmoo Guild of Needlecrafts, the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild, and more!
Master Artists in the Library
Wednesday, Sep 17 - Saturday, Nov 29

Ever wonder what it would be like to stand beside Monet, Picasso or Gauguin? Come into the White Rock library and experience art and culture, see it happen, being made, take shape. Meet world renowned artists and watch the creative process live! Sponsored by the Friends of the White Rock Library, we will be hosting 2 incredibly talented Master Artists every six weeks.(Please note each artist will be at the library from 11 am to 4 pm on their respective days.


- Sep 17 & 18: Nicoletta Baumeister

- Sep 19 & 20: Deborah Putman

- Oct 22 & 23: Elizabeth Carefoot

- Oct 24 & 25: Lesley Tannen

- Nov 26 & 27: Judy Jordison

- Nov 28 & 29: Golfo Tsakumis


White Rock Chess Club
Tuesday, Sep 2 - Tuesday, Dec 30
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy chess, the best game in the world! All ages and skill levels welcome! (This program also takes place every Saturday from 2:30-4:30 p.m.)

White Rock Library Scrabble Club
Wednesday, Sep 3 - Wednesday, Dec 17
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you have a way with words? Drop in and test your word power. All ages and experience levels welcome.

White Rock Bridge Club
Thursday, Sep 4 - Thursday, Dec 18
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enjoy contract bridge in a relaxed environment.

White Rock Chess Club
Saturday, Sep 6 - Saturday, Dec 20
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enjoy chess, the best game in the world! All ages and skill levels welcome! (This program also takes place every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.)

SFU Philosopher's Cafe
Wednesday, Sep 10 - Wednesday, Dec 10
Second Wednesday of the month
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Join us for lively discussions on the burning issues of the day.

Piece Arch Weavers & Spinners
Monday, Sep 15 - Tuesday, Sep 23
Sep 15 & 23
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Part of the Outside the Box Celebration of Art in Fibre, members of the Peace Arch Weavers and Spinners Guild will demonstrate the art and craft of weaving and spinning.

Master Artists in the Library - Nicoletta Baumeister
Wednesday, Sep 17 - Thursday, Sep 18
Wednesday & Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kitimat BC native, Nicoletta Baumeister completed a Diploma of Fine Arts from Langara College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a specialization in  gold-smithing in Pforzheim Germany. “ I had the great privilege of growing up where I could play in the woods, hike up nearby mountains and follow salmon rivers to the sea shore.  As a result I love all the textures, forms and colours of the natural world." Visit www.nicoletta.ca to learn more about Nicoletta and her art.

White Rock & South Surrey Writer's Club
Wednesday, Sep 17 - Wednesday, Dec 17
Third Wednesday of the month
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Are you an aspiring writer? Join the Writers' Club and enjoy constructive critiques, readings and writing support. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Les Johnson at 604-535-3426.

Master Artists in the Library - Deborah Putman
Friday, Sep 19 - Saturday, Sep 20
Friday & Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Deborah Putman, BFA Concordia, is a professional visual artist and an accomplished portraitist. The sacred relationships between human beings, creatures and the natural world inspire her artworks as in her collaborative public art mosaic, Kwomais: A Place of Vision for the city of Surrey, and her Totems in the Divining Natures exhibition, 2013 at Surrey Art Gallery. Her work methods include drawing, social justice exhibitions, public art mosaic work and paintings, which have been exhibited across Canada, in France and Japan. Visit www.deborahputman.com to learn more about Deborah and her art.

Semiahmoo Guild of Needlecrafts Demonstration
Friday, Sep 26
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Part of the Outside the Box Celebration of Art in Fibre, the Semiahmoo Guild of Needlearts will give an embroidery demonstration including cross-stitch, crewel, hardanger,  white work, stump work, and more.

History club
Monday, Sep 29 - Monday, Nov 24
Last Monday of the month
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Members are invited to give a short presentation on history themes of their choice followed by general discussion. Meetings are moderated by Herb Spencer, 604-542-2299, and David Cotton. New members welcome.

Master Artists in the Library - Elizabeth Carefoot
Wednesday, Oct 22 - Thursday, Oct 23
Wednesday & Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Elizabeth Carefoot is an extraordinary multi-talented artist. After graduating from UBC and Emily Carr College, she trained as a cine-animator with Disney Studios. Carefoot enjoyed a career spanning 35 years as a Cine-Animator, a Graphic Designer and illustrator at Simon Fraser University. Carefoot also trained as a Middle Eastern dancer in Egypt, the U.S and locally, and has performed professionally in that capacity for 30 years. She continues to teach dance and culture, and give lectures on Middle Eastern costume and customs. Carefoot was the Artistic Director and choreographer for the dance troupe Twilight Caravan for many years. Visit www.elizabethcarefoot.com to learn more about Elizabeth and her art.

Master Artists in the Library - Lesley Tannen
Friday, Oct 24 - Saturday, Oct 25
Friday & Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Lesley Tannen started painting as a counter-point to the situational-induced attention deficit disorder of the click speed of modern life. Painting is a way to focus her mind. She captures every-day images and then uncovers what drew her attention. Tannen strives to create images with a singular focus - something that will catch your eye and cause it to stop and let the mind pause. Visit www.lesleytannen.ca to learn more about Lesley and her art.


Internet classes
Thursday, Sep 4 - Thursday, Dec 11
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Registration required

Receive one-on-one Internet training for beginners. Topics covered include using the mouse, Internet basics, effective Internet searching, and email.

Titles and Tea Afternoon Book Club
Tuesday, Sep 16 - Tuesday, Nov 18
Third Tuesday of the month
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Classics and new titles discussed in a casual setting. New members welcome. Books are provided.

Writing Basics for the Beginner and Brainfogged with Marilyn Hahn
Friday, Sep 19 - Friday, Oct 24
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration required

Join us for a fun, six-week, step by step writing basics course, where we untangle the mysteries of commas and colons, blather over words, design sentences, and overcome our reading-in-front-of-others nervousness.

Let there Be Light: Writing Though Grief with Marilyn Hahn
Friday, Sep 19 - Friday, Nov 7
Fridays (excluding Sep 26 & Oct 31)
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Registration required

We will engage in numerous writing exercises, using eight powerful words - one per week - that can most assuredly bring you into more light as you journey your way through grief. 

Wednesday Night Book Club at the White Rock Library
Wednesday, Sep 24 - Wednesday, Nov 26
Last Wednesday of the month
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Classics to new titles discussed in a casual setting. New Members welcome. Books are provided.

Book Tastes
Tuesday, Sep 30 - Tuesday, Nov 25
Last Tuesday of the month
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Drop in for a summary of books by library staff and share your own favourites.

White Rock Laughter Yoga
Tuesday, Sep 30 - Tuesday, Dec 30
Last Tuesday of the month
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Literally laughing in the library! No joke - and for no reason at all, just for the health of it. Bring water and wear comfy clothes. Enjoy deep breathing, light stretches, and interactive laughter exercises.

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security
Tuesday, Oct 14
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Registration appreciated

Join a Citizens Services Specialist from Service Canada to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will hear about Survivor/Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance, and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help.

Meet Author Roberta Rich
Wednesday, Oct 15
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration appreciated

Former lawyer Roberta Rich, author of the popular historical novel The Midwife of Venice, has penned a sequel. The Harem Midwife picks up the story of Hannah Levi, midwife in the opulent palace of Sultan Murat III, tending to the thousand women of his lively and infamous harem. Join Roberta at White Rock Library for an evening of reading and discussion.


Book Bites for Kids
Thursday, Sep 11 - Thursday, Dec 11
Second Thursday of the month
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Registration required

Kids in Grades 4-7 are invited to join library staff and other kids to talk about books! Bring at least one book you have enjoyed recently and be prepared to tell a little about it. Library staff will also bring some great books to talk about and snacks, of course! Register at the information desk or call 604-541-2204.

Wednesday, Sep 17 - Wednesday, Dec 10
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Beginner Chess Lessons
Saturday, Oct 4 - Saturday, Nov 22
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Registration required

Learn Chess! Free beginner lessons are available for kids in grades 1 and up (parents must stay with children and parent participation is encouraged). Intermediate players are invited to Chess Club which follows immediately after. Practice is available at www.whiteknightchess.com.

White Rock Library

Community of White Rock

Library Supervisor:

Lucinda Lyall
Phone (604) 541-2201
Fax (604) 541-2209

Library Manager

David Thiessen, BA, MLIS
Unit 100, 22071 - 48th Ave
Langley, BC
V3A 3N1

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City of Langley Library will be closed Sunday, September 21 to accommodate construction work to the water supply at City Hall.

City of Langley Library is getting a new look in conjunction with the Timms Community Centre renewal project. The library will be open regular hours during the renovation! However, the exterior book drop is closed. Please visit any of the Langley Township libraries to drop your materials off after hours.


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