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Photo exhibition

We are pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by 12 members of the Chateauguay Valley Photo Club. The show will run from May 14 to 28 in the library at 4 Lorne Street in Huntingdon. Everyone is welcome.

The photo club is non-profit, non-competitive and primarily focused on developing skills and sharing ideas. Its mission is to encourage members to take photos, learn new techniques and enjoy photography. Club activities include: sharing ideas and information, viewing and discussing our photos, workshops and photo assignments, presentations on photo techniques and photo walks, outings and field trips. The club also holds a yearly exhibition of members' photos and meets every second Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Huntingdon Adult Education and Community Centre, 24 York St., Huntingdon. For information, people may contact Shelley Maither (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 450 264-2022) or Louis Riel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 450 829-3201).

 

Writing workshop on May 21

On Tuesday, May 21, the award-winning author and journalist, Elaine Kalman Naves, will be giving a workshop on writing a memoir at the library from 2 to 5 p.m.

She will take the participants into her confidence, sharing the intimate story of how she became the author of two award-winning family memoirs, Journey to Vaja: Reconstructing the World of a Hungarian-Jewish Family and Shoshanna's Story: A Mother, a Daughter, and the Shadows of History. By means of simple prompts and exercises Elaine Kalman Naves will then guide the participants in taking the first steps in writing their own personal story.

Elaine Kalman Naves was born in Hungary, grew up in Budapest, London, and Montreal, and is the author of eight books. Her most recent book, The Book of Faith, was nominated  for the 2016 Leacock Prize for Humour.

Elaine has also written more than 500 articles and stories published in a variety of Canadian and international publications. She teaches creative writing at the Quebec Writers Federation, and has been a frequent contributor to CBC Radio’s Ideas and to the Books section of the  Montreal Gazette. Elaine's honours include a Canadian Literary Award for Personal Essay, two Quebec Writers' Federation prizes for non-fiction, and two Jewish Book Awards for Holocaust Literature.

To know more about Elaine, you can visit her website, ElaineKalmanNaves.com. If you would like to participate in this free activity, please reserve your place by telephoning the library at 450 264-4872.

 

Garage sale on Saturday, June 1st at 8:30a.m.

 The library will be holding a fundraising garage sale to help balance its budget and keep its bilingual collection and services up to date and of the highest quality for young and old alike. In spite of the support of our members, the municipalities and other donors, the library still needs to raise more funds to fill the community's need for services.

Your contribution is vital if we are to complete another successful year. We would be pleased to accept any clean objects that you would like to donate for the sale, including small pieces of furniture - no large pieces of furniture or clothing please - although accessories are welcome.

 

Recruitment of volunteers

 As you know, the library is managed solely by volunteers. We are currently in need of certain services: the loan service, communications and publicity, and fundraising. Do you have a few hours to offer? Come and talk to us!

Very good news! Free membership for Dundee, Hinchinbrooke and Huntingdon

As of 2019, membership in the library will be free for the citizens of Huntingdon, Dundee and Hinchinbrooke thanks to an agreement concluded with their municipality. The membership fee is unchanged for citizens of other municipalities.