The fresh scent of Spring is upon us and what better way to kick off the season than by attending some of the library’s outstanding educational and entertaining programs. Whether you want information on getting your garden started or wanting to learn how to perform CPR, we have it here. Want to hear an author speak of her book? We have that too! See you at the library. Note that some programs require registration.
SPRING INTO GARDENING
Wondering where to start in your yard work and garden this Spring? Join Diane Lunan from Marlin Orchards and Garden Centre as she discusses all things garden. From the new garden trends to superfoods in your garden to fabulous containers of flowers. Something for all levels of gardeners. Plenty of time for questions and answers! Thursday, April 4 at 7:00 pm at the library. FREE program but registration is required in person or by phone.
LEARN HOW TO PERFORM CPR
The library along with its’ partner Cornwall EMS is proud to offer two new sessions of Performing CPR on Adults his Spring. Choose one of the two sessions on either Monday, April 22 or Monday April 29. The two hour sessions provided by Cornwall EMS instructors begin at 6:00 pm sharp. The training is offered free of charge to individuals only, no groups. You must be 16 years of age or older. Limited spots available. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
CLARA’S RIB – A True Story of a Young Girl Growing up in a Tuberculosis Hospital
Please join us to hear Ottawa Author Anne Raina talk about Clara’s Rib, the true story of a young girl coming of age in a tuberculosis hospital in the 1940s and 1950s. Clara’s story focuses mainly on her years growing up in ‘the San’ in Ottawa. Discover why, when Clara left the San for the last time, one of her own ribs was packed in her suitcase. Seven of Anne’s siblings had tuberculosis, with two of her brothers and her father dying of the disease. Anne relates how she came to understand this disease that so ravaged her family.
Anne has been invited to speak about Clara’s Rib across Canada. She was a keynote speaker at the 2012 Ontario Lung Association Conference held in Toronto – TB: Making a Difference; and has presented to Hospitals, Libraries, Museums, Medical Organizations, the Ottawa Medical School; Historical Societies, Faith Communities, Schools, Probus Clubs, Book Clubs and Community Groups. Call the library at 613-932-4796 to reserve your seat for this event and others.