Activities and exhibitions

*Updated to September 23, 2017

Activities 

Personal writing workshop with Brian Doyle  

Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
**Hollow Glen Library (12, chemin du Parc)

This two hour workshop will place emphasis on picking up tips from one's favorite authors. Doyle would like to contact each participant (phone or e-mail) well before the meeting on Oct. 21st. to break the ice. 
Free workshop in English.
Registration required.
Limited places.

French writing workshop with Nicole Balvay-Haillot  

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
**Hollow Glen Library (12, chemin du Parc)

Free workshop in French.
Registration required. Limited places.
 

LEGO® Club Meeting 

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

  • October 21
  • November 18 
  • December 16

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)

September 29 to December 8, 2017 
Every second Friday │ 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

  • September 29
  • October 13
  • October 27
  • November 10
  • November 24
  • December 8

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

  • September 23
  • October 28
  • November 25 

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 

"WHEN YOU GO DOWN TO THE WOODS TODAY"
August 5 to October 7, 2017


Saturday, September 30th, at 11:00 a.m.: One of the artist will be available to answer your questions.

"NOTABLE WOMEN OF THE GATINEAU VALLEY"
October 21, 2017 to January 12, 2018

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