Thursday, October 25, 2012
On Saturday November 10th the NFPL together with Literacy Link Niagara’s Past is Present
project will host a special Book Club meeting commemorating the 200 th anniversary of the War
of 1812. All Niagara region libraries are participating in this.
The book chosen by the selection committee is Ron Dale’s “Invasion of Canada” – a good,
concise overview of the events in Niagara and beyond. We have 15 book club copies as well as
our own. The book club meeting will be at 2:30pm with space limited to 20 participants. Pick
up the book to read now and register early to avoid disappointment. If you cannot attend in
person there is also an interactive online book club discussion at http://nfpl.info/pip. Post your
comments, discuss the questions posted by others and they will be shared with the live book
The last session in our current Health & Wellness Information series for 2012 will be "The
Importance of Sleep to Health and Well-Being."
Getting the right amount of sleep is vital to your physical health and well-being. James
MacFarlane, PHD, DABSM of the Niagara Snoring and Sleep Centre will discuss the causes
and symptoms of common sleep disorders and offer practical ideas on what you can do
to help yourself to a better night's sleep. This presentation will be in the LaMarsh Room,
Victoria Avenue Library on Monday November 12 at 7pm. This is a free program but advance
registration is required. Click here or call 905-356-8080 for more information.
Volunteers needed for Count Week November 11-18
Every year for one week during the month of November, public libraries across Ontario are
required to “measure and record” the activities within their library. There are specific statistics
to be recorded and sent to the Ontario Ministry Tourism and Culture to be compiled into the
Annual Survey of Public Libraries. These numbers are meant to reflect a typical week and
are used also by municipalities to report “library measures” for the Municipal Performance
Measures program. We count the number of items circulated, the number of visits to the
library, both walk-in and electronic, the number of materials used in the library, and the
number of reference inquiries; to name but a few. Volunteer hours available at each of our
library branches, require you to count the number of people entering the library. This is just
one of the measures and its quite straight forward; however we need counters for all open
hours. If you are interested, please contact the library branch you wish to attend and book
some hours. Are you a student with volunteer hour requirements? Your assistance is very
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