April 2018 Paper Clips!


Percy Gregoire-Voskamp, Librarian

To continue last month’s discussion regarding the library’s eResources, I would like to mention the services we have purchased from RBdigitalRBdigital is listed in the drop-down menu under the tab eBooks/eAudio books on our website (www.portagelibrary.com).
A current library membership is required to access the titles on this site.  If you have already set up an account, simply click HERE.  Otherwise, there are instructions on how to set up an account.  Hundreds of audiobooks are available for downloading to a computer, tablet or smartphone.  Experiment with the “genre” and “view all” searches.

We have also purchased a sister product of eMagazines (formerly called “Zinio) which can be found under the eMagazine tab on our webpage.  This is a collection of 122 active subscriptions, including “Hockey News”, “Hot Rod”, “Hello”, “The Economist”, “Allure”, and “Bon Appetit”, amongst many others.  Again, a valid library card is required to access the collection.  The same user name and password used for the RBdigital eAudiobook collection can be used for the eMagazines.  The titles can be read and/or downloaded to a mobile device, and can be read on, but not downloaded, to a computer.

Programs for April!
All Programs are FREE!
Unless stated otherwise, all programs require registration.

Story Time –
Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 – 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm – Children ages 3 to 6 and a caregiver.
Join us as we share stories and crafts with a new theme each week – April Showers Mobile – Paper Bag Bird’s Nest – Pop Bottle Atrium – Acrylic Dandelion Painting.
Craftzone –
Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Children ages 6 to 12.
Drop by the library for some crafting fun and games – Rain Sticks – Origami Spring Critters – Pop Bottle Atrium- Dimensional Hand Drawing.  All supplies are provided.
First Saturday Coffee House –
Saturday, April 7th – 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – all ages.
Calling all performers!  If you have a talent that you would like to share, now is the time to shine in the spotlight. Sign up on the performance roster on Coffee House Day.  Registration is not required for the public to attend.
Film Avond – “The Phantom Thread” –

Friday, April 13th – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm –For ages 18 and over.
“The Phantom Thread” is set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London.  Renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion. This film is rated PG – LANGAUGE MAY OFFEND SOME, MATURE THEME
Dungeons and Dragons –
Saturday, April 14th – 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – ages 18 and over.
The library invites interested young adults and adults to an introduction to this fun, yet sometimes complicated, pastime. The library will serve to introduce new players to the game as well as provide a neutral, easily accessible environment for new and experienced players. ‘Tis a long time to be in the dungeon – bring a lunch or snack if ye wish!
Book Club – “Fragment” by Craig Russell –
Wednesday, April 18th – 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Ages 18 and over.
In honour of Earth Day, members will be discussing the eco-thriller “Fragment” by Craig Russell. The author will be attending the book club meeting.
Dungeons and Dragons – Saturday, April 21st – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Ages 13 to 17
Dungeons and Dragons for young adults (for new and experienced players).
Earth Day: Drop-in Craft Station –
Saturday, April 21st – all day – all ages
To mark Earth Day, a table will be set up in the library for anybody wishing to make a craft using materials that would otherwise be destined for the garbage pile.
Registration is not required for this free make-and-take activity.
Read Between the Frames“All the Money in the World”
Wednesday, April 25th – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Ages 18 and older.

Based on John Pearson’s 1995 book “Painfully rich: the outrageous fortune and misfortunes of the heirs of J. Paul Getty”, the film tells the story of 16 year old Paul Getty’s kidnapping.  This film is rated 14A –VIOLENCE.
International Table Top Day 2018
 Saturday April 28th – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – all ages
(Children 9 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver)
We will have tables and chairs set up around the library and the multi-purpose room ready for casual gaming.  Come alone, come with a friend, or come as a group! Parties of any size are welcome! You are welcome to stay as long as you would like.  Registration is not required for this event.
Lego Club –
Time and date to be announced.

Phone 204-857-4271 or check our webpage for updates for these events.