We offer a variety of adult programs! If you have an idea for an event, feel free to Contact Us.
|Saturday, Sept 23||Ontario Culture Days: Meet the Author: Greer Kirshenbaum: Markdale: 11:00 am-12:00 pm||Register Here|
|Tuesday, Sept 26||Ontario Culture Days: Meet the Poet, Meet the Artists: Flesherton: 7-8:30 pm||Registration Not Required|
Writing Circle with Stephanie Needham (On-going)
Starting on Thursday, September 21, join us for weekly circles, where you’ll discover your inner inspirations through writing, journaling, dialogue, and other expressive arts-based inquiries. You do not have to be a “writer” “journaler” or “artist” to participate – you are enough, where you are right now. This program will take place from 6:30-8:00 pm every Thursday for 6 weeks, ending on Thursday, October 26. $10 cash per session to participate. Please pay when you arrive or email email@example.com to set up alternate forms of payment.
As a backdrop to the gatherings, we will utilize Julia Cameron’s valuable Artist’s Way program using her 2021 published book, The Listening Path: The Creative Art of Attention. Stephanie Needham will be your facilitator, gathering in all the inspirations, thoughts, ideas, experiences, and wisdom you care to contribute and share. This is a safe gathering circle with respectful community guidelines so we can navigate these tender times together and alone.
What can you expect at the end of these gatherings?
* Old friends and new friends on the same path as you.
*A fresh sense of playfulness and new possibilities.
* A chance to listen deeply to the whispers of your ideas, thoughts, and creations emerging.
* A safe space and place to cultivate creative courage.
Celebrate Ontario Culture Days at the Library
The Library is excited to once again host Ontario Culture Days in Grey Highlands! Check out the events below or see what’s happening across the province at culturedays.ca:
Adult Paint Night with Christina Bellsmith (Thursday, September 21 at 7pm in Markdale)
Let Culture Days inspire the creativity within you! Join us on Thursday, September 21 at 7 pm in Markdale for adult paint night, led by local Feversham artist Christina Bellsmith. Choose from a still life photo or bring a photo of your choice and receive tips on how to recreate it. No experience is required. The program is free and all supplies will be provided. Registration is required.
Christina Bellsmith is a long standing and respected spiritual leader. She is an author, inspirational speaker and life coach. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Divinity Degree. She is an ordained minister, life counsellor and teacher . She embraces the light found in many spiritual traditions and it is strong in her belief that spirituality is like an ocean that knows no bounds, but is expressed in an endless variety of ways. Love is the identifying characteristic of this vast ocean. Christina makes her home in Canada, where she enjoys her three children and seven grandchildren. Her hobbies include art, music and riding her motorcycle. You can learn more about her on her website.
Meet the Author: Greer Kirshenbaum (Saturday, September 23 at 11am in Markdale)
Join us on Saturday, September 23 at 11 am in Markdale to meet local author Greer Kirshenbaum, PhD. Greer will be discussing her book “The Nurture Revolution: Grow Your Baby’s Brain and Transform Their Mental Health Through the Art of Nutured Parenting”. The program is free.
Greer Kirshenbaum PhD is an Author, Neuroscientist, Doula, Infant and Family Sleep Specialist and Mother. She trained at the University of Toronto, Columbia University, New York University and Yale University. Greer has combined her academic training with her experience as a doula and mother to lead The Nurture Revolution. A movement to nurture our babies’ brains to revolutionize mental health and impact larger systems in our world. Greer wants families and perinatal practitioners to understand how early caregiving experience can boost mental wellness and diminish depression, anxiety, and addiction in adulthood by shaping babies’ brains through simple intuitive enriching experiences in pregnancy, birth and infancy. Her book is called The Nurture Revolution: Grow Your Baby’s Brain and Transform Their Mental Health Through the Art of Nurtured Parenting. She offers resources, workshops, and sessions on her website www.nurture-neuroscience.com
Meet the Poet, Meet the Artists! (Tuesday, September 26 at 7pm in Flesherton)
Join us on Tuesday, September 26 from 7pm – 8pm at the Flesherton Library for a poetry reading by Mike Madill and an art reception with local artists Barbara Pearn and Carolyn West. Their art show “Connections and Contrasts” will feature expansive distant landscapes and intimate floral subjects. Registration is not required.
More about the Poet
Mike Madill’s poetry has been published in literary journals across Canada, including in The Antigonish Review, Event, The Fiddlehead and The New Quarterly. As one of four finalists in the inaugural 2021 Don Gutteridge Poetry Award Contest, his debut, full-length collection, The Better Part of Some Time, was published by Wet Ink Books. Mike is a member of the League of Canadian Poets and the Ontario Poetry Society. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from York University and has a tendency to daydream out windows.
More about the Artists
Barbara and Carolyn both live in Eugenia, both with a lifetime interest in art and creating. Both are inspired daily by their surrounding natural environments. Barbara’s subject matter focuses on expansive distant landscapes while Carolyn focuses on intimate floral subjects.
Beaver Valley Book Club
The Beaver Valley Book Club is a volunteer-run program. Participants meet the 2nd Thursday of every month (except July & August) from 3-5 pm at Kimberley Hall. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, you can visit their Facebook page and join their group for more information about books for discussion and upcoming meetings.