Activities and exhibitions

*Updated to December 8, 2017

Activities 

LEGO® Club Meeting 

Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

  • December 16, 2017
  • February 17,2018
  • March 17,2018
  • April 21, 2018

Different themes will be selected for each meeting and the creations will be on display for everyone to enjoy.

For more information, please contact us at 819 827-4019 or by email at: bibliotheque@chelsea.ca

Young Volunteers (12 to 17 years)

Saturdays  │ 10 am to 12 noon.

From September 23 to December 9, 2017

Contact us at 819 827-4019 or by email at: bibliotheque@chelsea.ca

Story time (2 to 4 years)

Every second Friday │ 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • December 8, 2017
  • January 19, 2018
  • February 2, 2018
  • February 16, 2018
  • March 2, 2018
  • March 16, 2018
  • April 13, 2018
  • April 27, 2018
  • May 11, 2018

Story Time is a free library program for children 2 to 4 years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. The format is bilingual and operates on a drop-in basis. Stories are followed by songs and a craft activity. Juice and cookies are served at the end of the session.

R.E.A.D.® To a Special Therapy Dog in the Chelsea Library 

Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m

  • November 25, 2017 
  • January 25, 2018

Parents must register their child at least one week in advance by calling the library. Space is very limited, so register early! 

A unique literacy initiative, the Reading Education Assistance Dogs® program is designed to get kids excited about reading.  Each child will have the opportunity to curl up with a book and read one-on-one with a special therapy dog.  This literacy support program, available through Ottawa Therapy Dogs, is especially effective for reluctant readers as they discover how dogs are wonderfully nonjudgmental reading companions who make reading relaxing and fun!  Children can bring their own book or come early to choose one from the library.  Reading sessions are 10 to 15 minutes long and available in English or French.

English Book Club 2017-2018

Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon

For information, call Samuel Lamber at 819-827-4019.

The French Book Club 2017-2018

Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

For information, contact Chantal Bourbonnais at 819-827-1268.

Exhibits 

 

"NOTABLE WOMEN OF THE GATINEAU VALLEY"

October 21, 2017 to January 12, 2018

This exhibition celebrates ten remarkable women of the Gatineau Valley.

Spanning the years 1825 – 2015, the lives of these women differed greatly in many respects, but what they all have in common is the setting of the Gatineau Valley. Against this dynamic landscape, which is in turns beautiful and forbidding, inspiring and harsh, they contributed their formidable reserves of energy, their talent, and what little spare time they had to improving the world around them. Through her life’s work, each woman in this exhibition altered the physical and social landscape of the Gatineau Valley in ways that continue to shape our lives.

 

PAINTINGS BY ROBERT STEWART HYNDMAN, WORLD WAR II MILITARY ARTIST
November 1 to 15, 2017

 

SPACES AVAILABLE  

The library offers exhibition spaces available for artists wishing to exhibit their work.

For more information, please contact the library technician,
Samuel C. Lambert at: 819-827-4019 │s.corriveaulambert@chelsea.ca