Picton Gazette

Winter is far from boring at the Library. We have a host of exciting programs in the coming months that you should be sure to check out.

For school-aged kids, explore the world of sequential art in a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to create your very own comic book or comic strip.

Tim Snyder is a graphic designer, illustrator, syndicated editorial cartoonist, and avid knitter. His wide array of work can be spotted throughout the County in the form of logos, ads, posters, and storefronts and across the country in various newspapers. In his early career he dabbled in animation, directing, and sculpting, with past work being found everywhere from the archives of CBS, PBS, Playhouse Disney, Teletoon, Family Channel, and Nick at Night, to select museums and local gardens. For over a decade now Tim has been knitting, drawing, and paddling in and around Black River, Prince Edward County. Supplies for this workshop will be provided, but bring your favourite pens and pencils if you like. It will run weekly on Wed. at 3 p.m. from Jan. 15 – Feb. 19, 2020. Only 15 spots are available for kids ages 10 and up. Make sure to sign up soon. For more details visit peclibrary.org/events

For those who can’t make it into Picton, Joanna and Whitney will be leading their own cartooning workshops at the Wellington Library and at Sophiasburgh Central School. Join Joanna on Tuesdays in Wellington from 4-5pm January 14-February 18th. Students at Sophiasburgh Central School can join Whitney on Thursdays 3:30-4:15 p.m. Feb. 6-27th. Please register to secure your spot and bring your favourite doodling pens and pencils.

We also have a range of tech workshops coming up, from brushing up on Windows 10 to learning how to use Photoshop and its free alternative, GIMP. You can also learn how to use that smart home device you got for Christmas and can’t make heads or tails of! The best way to stay up to date with all our tech programs is by signing up for our new Tech Newsletter. These programs are often limited, and this is a great way to ensure you get a spot. Sign up for this and our other newsletters at peclibrary.org.

And for seniors, Library staff will be leading a workshop on using Facebook to connect with friends and family online. This event is in conjunction with Community Care for Seniors, and will be held at the Sophiasburgh Town Hall on Jan. 28th. To sign up, please go to communitycareforseniors.org

Finally we are pleased to welcome Ely T. of Convergence Acupuncture and Wellness, who will be leading a four week workshop called Healing with Humour, for those with chronic pain or illness. This interactive workshop uses exercises and sketch ideas from improvisational comedy to develop and explore the tools that let you connect with others and regain your sense of self – and ultimately, help make living with chronic illness more tolerable and less painful in the process. You don’t need to be able to stand or move – all exercises are adaptable to your particular needs. No background or experience in theatre is required, but participants must be available for all four weeks: Jan 25th-Feb 15th, 10:30-12:30 at the Picton Library.