By Sarah Dearman
The Christmas season is upon us, and there’s lots of festive fun happening at your library.
On Dec. 7, get in the holiday spirit with our annual Adult Evening Christmas Celebration.
The Silvertones are performing with carols and songs that you can sing along to, and there will be lots of yummy treats and refreshments to really get the season underway.
We will also have Christmas stories read by special guests, including Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read.
And, for some holiday magic for the whole family, join us on Dec. 8 at 6:45 p.m. for our Christmas Countdown, an evening of holiday songs, rhymes, stories and a special Christmas puppet show.
Once the Christmas season is over, some of us are left with shiny new gadgets that leave us scratching our heads. If you need help with your new device, come to the Maple Ridge library for “Drop-in Tech Help,” Mondays from 2-3 p.m. in the computer lab. Our expert staff can help you with eBooks, email, uploading photos, and other basic functions of your new tech toy.
If you have a more in-depth query or technology question, need help with research, or want to learn about some of our great tools for finding new things to read, why not book a librarian? Call or drop by the library to book an appointment for some one-on-one help.
Did you know that you can borrow ukuleles from your library? You can check out the instruments, free, for a two- or three-week lending period – just like library books.
Fifty ukuleles will be available through Fraser Valley Regional Library’s network of 25 locations. Each instrument comes in a kit that includes a ukulele, a ukulele case, a digital tuner and a beginner ukulele book, so you can host your own holiday sing-a-long.
• For more information on these and other programs, check out the events section at fvrl.bc.ca or contact the library at 604-467-7417.
Sarah Dearman is a librarian at the Maple Ridge Public Library.