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Lots of fun planned on Sat., June 4!

Jun
02
2016

Lots of fun planned on Sat., June 4!

June is here and we have a lot of fun activities planned to celebrate! Saturday, June 4 is an action-packed day for us at the Barrie Public Library. 

Celebrate Barrie
Celebrate Barrie takes place on Saturday, June 4 at Centennial Beach. Visit our booth to get some free swag, get or renew a library card, or just to say hi!

BPL Book Sale
Downtown from 12 - 5 PM
Buy gently loved donated items and materials withdrawn from our collection. Featuring a variety of hardcovers, paperbacks, magazines, DVDs and CDs for all ages! All proceeds will benefit the Barrie Public Library. 

FIRST LEGO League and VEX Robotics Workshop
Downtown from 1 - 4 PM
The FIRST LEGO League and Junior FIRST LEGO League are teams guided by two or more coaches that research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling or energy, and are challenged to develop a solution. They design, build and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS, then compete! This workshop is designed to give teachers and parents information about the programs, an opportunity to try the robots out and learn how you can start up a FIRST LEGO League or VEX team in your community. Come on out to the Downtown branch and get in on the fun!

Aboriginal Drumming
Downtown - 11:00 AM
Come learn about and celebrate the Aboriginal tradition of drumming and hoop dancing. The gathering will feature Aboriginal Drummer, Wayne Monague and will introduce the style of dance, as well as introducing the significance of the drum and the dance. 

What is a Pow Wow? Storytelling with Lisa Newman
Downtown - 10:30 - 11 AM
Pow Wows are the First Nation’s way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships, and making new ones. There are several different stories of how the pow wow was started. Some believe that the War dance Societies of the Ponca and other Southern Plains Tribes were the origin of the pow wow. Come listen to Lisa, Aboriginal Coordinator from the Ontario Early Years Centre, tell you the story of the Pow Wow’s, the Dance, the Regalia and the Drum and why it very important to the Pow Wow. 

Hope to see you on the weekend!