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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
COVID-19: Library has a month of programs online

The NOTL Public Library has shifted online to provide weekly activities for all members of the community through the month of April. 

Although the library is closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, that doesn’t mean it isn't here to help.

A variety of weekly online events have been scheduled through the coming month to keep people reading, creating, learning, playing and exploring what the library has to offer.

Sunday mornings a local chef will be sharing some inspiration for the kitchen during Brunch with Miles. 

Monday afternoons can be spent creating with Kasia live on Facebook with a paint-along with step-by-step instructions.

Kids and families can be part of the Minecraft club, hosted Tuesdays and Thursdays, by joining the online realm set up by the library. Kids can spend time contributing to the open creative world and take part in mini games twice a week. Tuesdays at noon STEAM challenges will also be posted online that require members to use imagination and creative skill to complete each weekly objective.

Tech Tuesday posts will open a channel for people to leave comments about technology-related questions. IT staff will be available to help with things like where to find ebooks and how to video call your family.

Virtual trivia nights will be hosted for community members on Tuesday nights starting at 7:30 and will be accessible online using any web browser. Play on your computer, tablet or smartphone by accessing the website posted on the NOTL Public Library Facebook page.

Wednesdays are full of fun for kids and families with STEAM story time, trivia time and chess tournaments for those 14 and under. Those interested in joining the NOTLPL Kids Chess Club virtually must register for free online to be added to the weekly tournaments hosted from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Chess club tournaments for those aged 14 and older will be hosted Thursday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and members can join the NOTLPL Chess Club online by registering through the Facebook page.

Shelf Isolation: A Book Discussion Forum is about recognizing how important it is for the community to stay connected, despite the closure of the library. Every Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. an online book chat will be hosted to discuss what people are reading in their own time and share recommendations for reading material. All books are welcome during the book chat.

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