Between the Covers – August 8

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The library will be closed August 6th for the Civic Holiday as well as the 7, 8, 9 and 10 to allow for a new carpet to be installed in the Library. Sleepytime Story Time will be postponed until August 15th. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please be advised that late fees will be waived for materials due in this time frame and remember the drop box is available for returns.

SLEEPY TIME STORY TIME is rescheduled until AUG. 15, 2018 DUE TO CARPET INSTALLATION.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

TD Summer Reading Clubs and Programs – Our TD Summer Programs are in full swing. Our theme this year is “Feed your Passions”! Registrations and program schedules are available at the Circulation Desk for anyone interested.  All children 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.  Monday is TD Summer Reading Club (English) from 10am to 11am for ages 3-6 and 1:30pm-3pm for ages 7 and up.  Tuesday is Le Club de Lecture TD (Francais) from 10am-11am for ages 3-6 and 1:30pm-3pm for ages 7 and up.  Wednesday is Craft Club from 10am-11am for ages 3-6 and from 1:30-2:30 for ages 7 and up.  Thursday is Clay Club from 10am-11am for ages 3-6 and 1:30pm-2:30pm for ages 7 and up.  Friday is Fun Day with Science Club in the morning from 10am-11am for ages 7 and up and Game Club in the afternoon from 1:30pm-2:30pm for ages 6 and up.  Please note there are only 10 spots available for Clay Club and Science Club and you must sign up on a weekly basis to guarantee a spot.

Staff Picks for the Month of August are “The Heart is Lonely” by Hunter-Carson McCullers, “Kaitlyn Wolfe-Crown Attorney” by Jacqui Morrison, “Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult and this week’s feature is “The Luminaries” by Eleanor Catton (from book jacket) It is 1866, and young Walter Moody has come to make his fortune upon the New Zealand goldfields. On the stormy night of his arrival, he stumbles across a tense gathering of twelve local men who have met in secret to discuss a series of unexplained events: A wealthy man has vanished, a prostitute has tried to end her life, and an enormous fortune has been discovered in the home of a luckless drunk. Moody is soon drawn into the mystery: a network of fates and fortunes that is as complex and exquisitely ornate as the night sky. Richly evoking a mid-nineteenth-century world of shipping, banking, and gold rush boom and bust, The Luminaries is a brilliantly constructed, fiendishly clever ghost story and a gripping page-turner.

Public Access Computers, Ipads & WiFi – Free WiFi is available at the library.  We have 4 public computers as well as 3 I-pads available for public use.  Please inquire at the circulation desk.

Recycling – The Wawa Public Library is also the place to recycle your batteries and ink cartridges!  A battery tip for you:  be sure to cover 9-volt batteries with masking tape when storing to prevent a possible fire.

If a metal object touches the two posts of a 9-volt battery, it can cause a short circuit which can make enough heat to start a fire. It is unsafe to store 9-volt batteries in a drawer near paper clips, coins, pens, batteries or other metal objects. … Weak batteries may have enough charge to cause a fire.

About Wawa Public Library

The Wawa Public Library (WPL) has a great selection of books, magazines, DVD’s, Blu-rays, Audiobooks, French books, and Children’s collection! The Library offers photocopying, faxing, laminating, printing, and VHS to DVD conversion. Free WiFi is available at the library, with 4 public computers and 3 iPads for public use.  Please inquire at the circulation desk. WPL has a Drop Box for your convenience.   You may deposit your returns only in the drop box when the library is closed. Please do not deposit batteries or ink cartridges in the drop box as they may damage our books. Check out the Wawa History page as well as The Wawa Public Library on Facebook. We also have a Facebook page for our Summer Program, posting daily to keep you updated. Our Wawa History website is www.wawahistory.wawa.cc The WPL is closed Sundays and all holidays. We are open Monday through to Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Telephone – 705-856-2244 ext 290 Circulation Desk, or ext 291 (Librarian’s Office), email [email protected] Remember – library membership is FREE to residents of the Municipality of Wawa and contracting communities. Come in today and check out YOUR Wawa Public Library!