September 2023 News

Aug. 22, 2023

"By all these lovely tokens, September days are here.  With summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer."- Helen Hunt Jackson

Anansi, the spider comes to the library.  Known as the mythical character and trickster in the folklore of West African and African Diaspora communities across the world and in celebration of Alberta Culture days and Faire La Fete Homowo, Anansi's transformation will be on display September 5-September 8.  Presented by the Trebi Kuma Ollennu Foundation for Community Development and the Black Impact Alliance Foundation of Beaumont.

Do you have a memory you would like to capture and make into a story?  For Alberta Culture Days, we are hosting Story Trails Digital Storytelling Workshop, a creative way to learn to tell a first-person story.  In a group setting, facilitators will assist as you write and record a story from your experience and turn it into a four-minute video.  No previous technical experience is required as anyone with some basic computer skills can learn the process.  Attendance in the following sessions is needed to complete your story project:  Tuesday, September 5, 6:00-8:00 pm; Thursday, September 7, 6:00-8:00 pm; Sundays, September 10 and 17, 11:00 am-4:00 pm.  Sponsored by Alberta Culture, the Beaumont Society for the Arts, and the Beaumont Library, a public screening debut will be held at the library on Saturday, September 23.  Registration is required.

Seniors Corner, September 12, 1:00-2:00 pm discusses Elder Abuse.  Presented by Constable Shyla Delowski of the Beaumont RCMP, this important subject needs to be heard by us all.  Registration is encouraged, drop-ins are welcome.

Registration is now open for our Fall programs.  Our early literacy sessions include Tickle Time for birth to 24 months, and Rhyme Time for 2-6 years.  For older children, check out Discover Birdhouses on September 9, Explore Paper Airplanes September 18, and Explore Marble Runs on September 25.  Not My Mom's Book Club for Grades 7-10 starts September 20, Culinary Kids on September 21 for Grades 3-6, and HomesCool Connections begins on September 19.  Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm, bring drop-in fun with LEGO for Families, and Chess for 9-99 years starting September 12.

Calling all Writers!  Have you been writing on your own?  The Writer's is a group of published and unpublished authors who help consider and edit one another's work on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 6:30-8:00 pm.  Contact the library for more information.

Having a hard time keeping up with the shift to digital platforms?  Navigating the Digital Highway is a workshop for seniors who would like to learn more about their technology devices and staying safe online.  Join us Tuesday, September 19, 6:30-8:00 pm.  Registration is required.

The library is partnering with Family Counselling Centre of Beaumont to offer Therapeutic Storytime:  Anxiety & Coping Strategies for Children 8-10 years on Thursday, September 28, 6:30-7:30 pm.  Please contact for more information and to register.

ESL Circle continues to meet Thursdays, from 6:30-7:30 pm in-house and online.  Contact for more information.  Did you know we host a weekly Knitting Group, twice monthly French Conversation Club, monthly Wine Club, and Youth Volunteer program?  Check out our website for details.  

Adults, join us for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with the Blanket Exercise from REACH Edmonton.  Walk the history, gain understanding of the hardships, and hear the stories that bring a new level of awareness.  These two-hour workshops are offered at 11:15 am and 1:45 pm. Registration is required. A partnership of the City of Beaumont and the Beaumont Library; please visit The City of Beaumont to learn about the significance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and how you can get involved.