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Icon of the event Making Medieval Music
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm on recurring dates listed below

Hands-on introduction to medieval music with Pneuma Ensemble. Bring an instrument (or your voice) on Saturdays at 1 pm. We'll put together some easier medieval tunes to learn over five weeks, and we hope to include you in a f...

Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 26
Icon of the event Storytime Saturdays
11:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below

Pneuma Ensemble for Mediaeval Music, the library artists-in-residence, will provide a colourful musical backdrop for tales of fantasy old and new.

Upcoming Dates:
Sat Sep 26
Icon of the event Meet Pneuma Ensemble
Tue Sep 22, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Get to know Pneuma Ensemble with an introduction to our instruments and repertoire: 12th and 13th centrury music. Hear the music of the era played on period instruments: dances, student's songs in Latin, troubadour songs in O...

Icon of the event Puppetry Club
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm on recurring dates listed below

Join the renowned Puppetmongers and discover how to make and bring to life all kinds of puppets from readily available materials. Try your hand with rod puppets, marionettes, toy-theatre, shadow puppets and table-top puppetry...

Upcoming Dates:
Tue Sep 15
Tue Sep 22
Icon of the event Dante and Music
Tue Sep 15, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the poetic, literary and musical roots of Dante. We will examine his fellow writers, and troubadours whose inspiration earned them a place in his immortal Divine Comedy.

Icon of the event Medieval Mondays
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm on recurring dates listed below

This program will introduce kids to the Middle Ages through the performing arts. How did people become musicians back then? How did they learn the skills of playing their music, making or repairing instruments, and passing on...

Upcoming Dates:
Mon Sep 14
Mon Sep 21
Icon of the event Trade Routes and Translation Schools
Tue Sep 08, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The "Twelfth Century Renaissance" was possible due to new access to information. We will discuss the musicians, scholars and tradespeople who travelled across Europe and beyond, carrying books and ideas.

Icon of the event Medieval Performers
Tue Sep 01, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Their art spoke of the wonders and horrors that they witnessed the conditions in which they worked, and preserved a portrait of their world in a way that touches the spirit. Meet some of the major voices of the middle ages.

Icon of the event Puppet Show: Jim and the Beanstalk
Tue Aug 18, 2015 | 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presenting a special puppet show - Jim and the Beanstalk! Join us for this quirky retelling of a classic tale....

Icon of the event Summer Reading Club Friday Films
2:00 pm - 2:00 pm on recurring dates listed below

Join us every Friday afternoon for a special film!...

Upcoming Dates:
Fri Jul 10
Fri Jul 17
Fri Jul 24
Fri Jul 31
Fri Aug 07