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Virtual Artist — Darlin, age 16

We have our first Virtual Volunteering submission! This painting was submitted by Darlin, age 16 as a requirement for the Virtual Writer, Artist or Musician Virtual Volunteer position.

 

If you are interested in becoming a Virtual Volunteer head to http://stirlinglibrary.com/virtual-volunteering/ for more information and to apply.

March Take & Make Kits!

Here are the Take & Make Kits we will have available in March! Paint by Sticker Kits available now, Bookmark kits available next week and Virtual Paint Night Kits available on the 19th.

The Virtual Paint Night Kit will have all the supplies needed to create a small painting as seen in the image below and then we will post a step by step video the following week so that you can follow along at home and create a cute little painting of your own! More information to follow so watch for that! While supplies last.

Also we still have some Take & Make Kits leftover from February as well! So drop into the library and pick one up today! All our craft kits are suitable for all ages, they’re not just for kids 

February Take & Make Kits now available!

Our February Take & Make Kit is now available! This kit includes all the supplies needed (except for a pencil and scissors) to create a book folding craft. In each kit you have the choice to create either a heart or broken heart pattern. Give us a call at 613-395-2837, email info@stirlinglibrary.com to request one for curbside pickup. Or you can just ring the doorbell and we’ll bring one out for you! While supplies last 🙂

What is cultural literacy?

Cultural literacy means being able to understand the traditions, regular activities and history of a group of people from a given culture.
 
It also means being able to engage with these traditions, activities and history in cultural spaces like museums, galleries and performances.
 
Culture is how a group of people lives. It includes their language, arts, science, beliefs and practices, and their understanding of their environment.
 
Being culturally literate can help you understand, relate to and interact with people from diverse backgrounds that may be very different from your own. It can be especially important to be culturally literate if you are part of the dominant culture. Seeing, hearing and learning about how other people live can make you more culturally sensitive and aware. Learning about different cultures can open your mind to different ways of life.
https://abclifeliteracy.ca/cultural-literacy/

Ontario Parks Parking Passes now available!

Exciting news! Ontario Provincial Park Day-Use Parking Passes now available! These are first come, first serve and can be checked out for 7 days with your library card! No holds or renewals at this time and overdue fines are $5 a day. This week is going to be a little chilly but next week is supposed to warm up again so give us a call when you’re heading to a provincial park to see if a pass is available (we have 3) and receive it at curbside pickup!

Access Ancestry from home… here’s how!

Did you know that you can access Ancestry from home for free? All you need is an active library card! Remote access has been extended to at least the end of March so if you are interested in doing genealogy research now is the time to do it!

To access Ancestry Library Edition:

Click on ‘Online Catalogue at the top of the page

You will need to login to your account to access the Ancestry database so either click on Login at the top of the page or click on the Ancestry button that is currently showing login to activate

Enter your Library Card Number and PIN. Your Library Card Number can be found below the barcode on the back of your library card. It is 14 digits long and starts with 22837. Enter all numbers with no spaces. Your default PIN is books (all lowercase) unless you have changed it at some point.

Once you have logged into your account, the Ancestry button will have changed to Ancestry Library Edition. Click on this button to access the Ancestry database.

Now you have reached the Ancestry Library Edition main page and can start researching your family History!