Busy weekend set for Prince George library

What do Highland and Ukrainian dancers, edible models of DNA, local artists, and Halloween costumes have in common? The public will find all this and more at the Prince George Public Library this weekend. The library is hosting five free programs on Friday and Saturday.

Non-Instructional Day programming will feature a Kids Variety Show at Bob Harkins Branch on Friday, October 19th. Youth Services Librarian, Heather Gloster, has put together a lineup of talented library kids including dancers, violinists, piano players, singers and more. Members of the public are welcome to attend the show; seating is limited, but free. On the same day at Nechako Branch, children ages five – 12 years old are invited to settle in for an afternoon movie.

The always popular Pumpkin Patch Storytime will be held at Bob Harkins Branch on Saturday morning. Children 0 – five years are invited to wear their Halloween costumes to the library for this special story time.

For the second year, the library has partnered with the Prince George & District Community Arts Council on the Teen Art Workshop and Showcase. There are two workshops this year which will connect teen artists with local professional artists in preparation for the month-long Showcase in February. The first workshop, on Saturday afternoon at Bob Harkins Branch, will include artists Keith Kerrigan, Christina Watts, Michael Kast and the Community Arts Council’s new Artist-in-Residence, Donna Morrison. Based on feedback from last year, this year’s workshops will include tips on how to prepare art for exhibition and instruction on how to price art.

STEAM Saturday at Bob Harkins Branch runs throughout October; this weekend kids will learn to extract DNA from strawberries with help from UNBC students, and will build edible DNA models. STEAM Saturdays are designed for children five – 12 yrs.

Find more information on all of the Prince George Public Library’s programs at www.pgpl.ca/events.  All programs are free. 

About the Prince George Public Library

The Prince George Public Library (PGPL) is a publicly funded library system located in the City of Prince George. Between its two branches, PGPL serves 54,921 cardholders. For more information visit www.pgpl.ca.