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Jane’s Walk and Book Club provide opportunity to meet neighbours

With the days getting longer and warmer, it is time to spring into something new at the library.

The library is offering a weekend adult book club beginning May 11. This club is an excellent opportunity to meet new people, discuss ideas, and develop a richer appreciation and understanding of the selected book.

The May 11 book title is Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.  The nine stories in this stunning debut collection, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000, unerringly chart the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations.

To grow a love of reading in little ones, the library also offers a Junior Book Club for children ages 5-7.  In this club, children read a book from the library’s collection and then discuss once a month with their peers.

If your child is not reading independently yet, there are five activities that you can do together to get your child ready to read: talk, read, sing, play, and write.  When you practise these five activities with your child, you help them develop important pre-reading skills.

If you have questions about preparing children for reading, what books to read with your children, or book recommendations for yourself, speak to a member of the friendly library staff.

Junior Book Club registration https://anc.ca.apm.activecommunities.com/townofws/home?onlineSiteId=0&from_original_cui=true using code 32017.

Jane’s Walk is an annual festival of free, community-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs, an activist and author whose writings championed a new, communal approach to city building.

On May 4, the library will be partnering with Stouffville Historian Fred Robbins to offer two free, unique, all-ages walking tours:

Downtown Stouffville: Challenge and Change | 10:30 a.m. 1 noon, meet at Stouffville 55+ Club at 6240 Main Street.

Reeves Way: Uncovering the Stories Behind Stouffville’s Streets | 1:30 – 3 p.m., meet at the library at 2 Park Drive.

Discover interesting stories as the library team and Mr. Robbins discuss the events and people that shaped our community.

Visit wsplibrary.ca for more details.

 

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