Winter is a time of hunkering down, settling in and being cozy. We’ve got plenty of books and DVDs to help you do just that. But if you feel blue sky and church getting out, the library can help you there, too.  In January, in addition to our regular storytimes , knitting groups, book clubs, and board game programs, we’ve got lots of fun treats in store. Head to Bridgetown on Friday, January 11, and travel to sunny Andalucía with Tony.  In Kentville on Saturday, January 12, we’ll be helping Wade Albert White launch his new book,  The Adventurer’s Guide to Treasure (and how to steal it).

Wednesday, January 16 is the inaugural meeting of the Avon Region Photography Club at the Windsor Library. Amateur photographers will meet every other Wednesday evening to discuss, share, and learn about photography techniques and processes.

If you love picture books, you’ll want to head to the Caldecott Pre-Game Picture Book Party in Bridgetown on January 25. Our very own Picture Book Expert, Angela Reynolds, will bring stacks of books for you to look at. There will be cookies and Caldecott memorabilia as well.

Family Literacy Day Poster.January 27 is Family Literacy Day, and we’ve got plenty of choices for you on the Saturday before. There’s LEGO and board games, and an Escape Room in Hantsport, A Fairy Mom & Me Party in Kingston, and Family Literacy Day crafts in Berwick. 

February is also looking pretty fantastic. Celebrating Maud Lewis on Heritage Day, February 18 will happen throughout the month with the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. Watch for Screenings of the film Maudie, “Paint like Maud” events for both kids and adults, an exciting artist talk in Annapolis Royal, and colouring Maud paintings at all our branches. Head to the February calendar and see what’s on at a library near you!

We’ve got a couple of fun African Heritage Month celebrations, too, in Bridgetown and Kingston.  Check out our booklists for some great reading to celebrate this rich heritage. There’s one for adults and another for kids.

UPDATE! The Innovation Lab in Annapolis Royal has recently opened and has added loads of January workshops. Check the Events Calendar to find a time you can go and explore. Maud Lewis painting of children skiing.

As winter weather can be unpredictable, we want to remind you that if AVRCE schools are closed for weather, any programs for kids or teens for that day are closed as well. It is always a good idea to check our website before you head out to a program, or give a call. Any time a library is closed, there will be a notice on the red cancellations button on the front of our website.

So sit back, enjoy the winter, and come see us now and then!