The library has added Fiero Code to our digital library!
Fiero Code is Learn to Code Software for kids ages 8-18. Fiero Code teaches the skills necessary to make websites, apps, programs, animations, video games, and more! Fiero offers a gamified learning experience ― as you progress through the activities, you’ll earn accessories and clothes for your avatar.
The Renfrew Public Library is seeking donations for the seed library, if you have extra seeds that you are willing to donate please drop them off at the library so that we may add them to the collection!
Psst… join in on the K. Valerie Connor Memorial Poetry Celebration Contest.
The contest is an annual province-wide literary contest run by The Leacock Museum in the City of Orillia, open to poets of all ages and experience levels across Ontario in three categories: Elementary, Intermediate, and Adult, with cash prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category.
DANCER NOT DEMENTIA Thursday, March 16th | 3:00 – 4:00 PM
A short documentary presented by Canada’s National Ballet School. to showcase and highlight the research, development and impacts of our dementia-friendly dance programming, they have created this documentary to capture and share how dance supports people living with dementia and challenges stigma. Join us in challenging dementia-related stigma through dance!
Friday, March 10th | 3:00 PM | Please Register online. Presented by The Dementia Society Ottawa and Renfrew County. Our population is aging and as a result the incidence of dementia is increasing. Currently in Ottawa and the surrounding area there are more than 24,000 people living with dementia and this number is expected to double by 2030. Learn about the different types of dementia, how to spot warning signs, communication tips, environmental considerations and dementia prevention.
LEARN TO STRETCH YOUR GROCERY BUDGET Thursday, March 9th | 6:00 – 7:00 PM The price of groceries is at an all-time high. Join us to learn some tips and tricks to stretch your grocery budget. We will discuss price matching, cash back apps, couponing and loyalty programs.
If you have any money saving ideas, please come prepared to share, so we can all get more bang for our buck!
February 19th – 25th we are celebrating and encouraging Canadians to think about our intellectual freedom. Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. Visit the library this week to select a book that has been on a challenged works list and take part in your freedom to read!