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March 2015
Spring is almost upon us and the Richmond Public Library is happy to offer many great programs activities for the whole family. In this month's Kid's e-newsletter read about a visit from author Deborah Ellis,
special celebrations for Vaisakhi and all the excitement of Education Week.

Education Week - Mar. 2 to 7, 2015
Celebrate public education with us!

Drumming Circle

Tues, March 3,  7 to 8pm, Brighouse Library

Drum with a traditional rawhide drum, learn a gratitude song in First Nations language, and perform a Circle dance with all participants. All ages welcome. Free, drop in.


Displays and presentations of Aboriginal artwork and traditions

Mon March 2-Sat March 7, Brighouse Library

Learn about First Nations culture and history through presentations on  'Hand-made Mocassins', 'Medicine Bags and Medicine Wheel Teachings', 'Potlatch Simulation and Potlatch Theatre' and 'Cedar as Art and Function'. These powerpoint presentations can be viewed during all opening hours.

Deborah Ellis: Reading to Survive
Come and meet award-winning author and humanitarian Deborah Ellis, known internationally for her Breadwinner series. She has also written many non-fiction books about children all over the world. Come and listen to her speak about her experiences and inspirations; she will also be doing some reading from her works.

Brighouse Location - March 5, 2015 - 7:30 to 8:30pm
World Read Aloud Day - March 4  


10:30-11:30am Storytime 

 oin award winning BC authors, Lori-Sherritt-Fleming and Sheri Radford, for an interactive and playful storytime.

Brighouse Branch Kwok-Chu Living Room     All Ages. Drop-In


4:00-5:00pm Afterschool Poetry

Join authors Lori-Sherritt-Fleming, Sheri Radford, Ruth Charles and Silvana Goldemberg for an energetic session of writing strip poetry.


Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Check out some wonderful St. Patrick's Day books!
Come and choose from our wonderful selection of St. Patrick's day books. Learn about St. Patrick, leprechauns and why we wear green on March 17. All branches have St. Patrick's Day displays filled with books for the whole family. 
Celebrate Vaisakhi! 
Sunday Mar. 29 from 2:00 to 3:30pm 
Richmond Public Library along with SUCCESS Richmond have come together to bring you a Vaisakhi Celebration. Join us at the Cambie branch as we celebrate the South Asian harvest and New Year. Learn about Vaisakhi through songs, dancing, activities and a talent show. This is a free, drop in event for the whole family.
Stay Tuned for Spring Break Events and Programs
March 16th to March 27th is Spring Break and the Richmond Public Library is gearing up for another exciting session of programs and events. Keep yourself up to date on all programs by visiting our Events Calendar regularly. We will also have a special edition of the Kid's e-Newsletter filled with all of the up-coming Spring Break events!
Got Homework? We're here to help!
Does your child need some homework help?
The librarians at the Richmond Public Library have created a wonderful resource of helpful links and information. Simply click on one of the subject headings and you will find a variety of helpful links and resources.
What should we read?
Are you looking for something new to read with your child? Look no further -- the helpful staff at the Richmond Public Library have created many helpful book lists.
Children's and Teen's
Great Reads for Preschoolers
Holiday Hours - Easter 
All branches of the Richmond Public Library will be closed April 3, 5, and 6, 2015 for Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. There will be special hours on Tuesday April 7. Events Calendar.
Out of the Stacks - Teen Book Club
Can't think of a better way to spend the afternoon than reading a great book? Then why not meet up with like minded teens and share your love of reading? Register online today for this free book club.
Brighouse - Kid's Place Program Room - Wed. Mar. 25 - 4-5pm
Coming Up in the next newsletter - Spring Break Activities
Stay tuned for information about all the educational fun and excitement to come during Spring Break! From science experiments to puppet shows there will be something for everyone. Check the Events Calendar for programs and activities at your local branch. 
In This Issue
Education Week
Deborah Ellis
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Celebrate Vaisakhi
Holiday Hours
We Recommend 

By R.J. Palacio

Auggie is a young boy who just wants to fit in. After being home schooled for most of his life he is sent into the fifth grade of a Manhatten private school. For most children this would not be such a big deal but for Auggie this new environment is scary and filled with taunts and ridicule. Auggie was born with a severe facial deformity and children at the school are cruel when you are different. 

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