Fernie & Elk Valley Culture Guide Fernie & Elk Valley Cultural Guide - Winter 18-19 - Page 26

Fernie Heritage Library Bringing words to life A HOME FOR STORIES The Fernie Heritage Library is a place to discover and nurture a love of literature and language. Fun and friendly, warm and welcoming; a sanctuary for all ages filled with every variety of media. Borrow a book or movie, enjoy storytime or a ukulele class, or take in a special social event. Curl up in a huge leather armchair by the sunny upstairs windows to enjoy the views of the Lizard Range with a good read. More than you imagine, the Fernie Heritage Library brings words to life. BUILDING FERNIE’S LITERARY HERITAGE Housed in the beautiful historic former Customs & Post Office building in the heart of Fernie, the Fernie Heritage Library has provided library services and programs for over one hundred years. The Library has been recognized for its excellence in community programming and engagement and offers three floors of books, magazines and reference materials, a research and study room, computer use, and fax, copy, and scan services. In all seasons, it is a cozy refuge; warm in winter, cool in summer. 26 ENGAGING PROGRAMMING   FOR ALL A range of engaging programming suitable for all ages from toddlers to seniors is offered throughout the year both inside the library and out in the community. All programs are free and everyone is welcome to attend. COMING UP AT THE LIBRARY Celebrate the season at the library with a plaid storytime party on Wednesday, December 19th for ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Enjoy soup, stories, songs and socializing. On Saturday, December 22nd from 2-4pm, the Dickens Christmas Party is a festive and friendly event for the whole family – enjoy cider, stories and beautiful carols led by community musicians. Regular programming continues for kids throughout the winter with Crafternoons, Lego Building, Storytime and special events. For adults there is knitting, book clubs and literary walks. The whole family will love the Uke 101 sessions, a chance to learn the Ukulele with Fernie’s own Anie Hepher of RedGirl. See local calendars for details, dates and booking info. 492 3rd Ave  |  250-423-4458 fernie.bclibrary.ca