Welcome to the Fernie Heritage Library, a relaxing space to spend some leisure time.
Located in the original Post Office building, the Fernie Heritage Library is a monument to Fernie community spirit and was one of the only structures spared in the fire of 1908. About 90 years after its original construction, the Post Office building underwent an extensive renovation and became the Fernie Heritage Library. Hundreds of thousands of dollars and uncounted hours of volunteer labour turned a worthy but tired city property into a legacy for future generations.
Programs are FREE and are available year-round except during Christmas Holidays. Non-residents are very welcome to attend Library programs.
The Library staff look forward to welcoming you in 2017!
Regular programs, view Events Calendar for more:
Family Programming for MARCH 2017:
All programs require valid library card and waiver, available at reception.
- Storytime (Ages 3-5)
- Tuesdays 11:15am-noon
Stories, singing, and activities for preschoolers and their caregivers.
- Toddlertime (Ages 0-2)
Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:15 am
Singing, simple stories and fingerplays for babies and their caregivers.
For Children Grades 1-6:
- Knits, Knots & Yarns
Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm - March 7 & 14
Drop-in crafting for ages 8+
Learn the art of knitting while listening to the pioneer stories of Little House on the Prairie.
- Lego Builders
Wednesdays 3:44 pm - 4:45 pm - March 2, 9, 16
A new challenge every week.
Ages 7+, FULLY BOOKED. REGISTER FOR APRIL NOW! email firstname.lastname@example.org
- 'Read it First' Book & Movie Club
Wednesdays, 3:45pm-4:45pm - March 1, 8, & 15
Drop-in sessions for age 9+
March: Matilda by Roald Dahl
- MOVIE SCREENING: Matilda, Wednesday, March 15, 3:30pm with popcorn!
SPRING BREAK PROGRAMS
- Young Writers’ Workshop
March 22 (ages 10-12) and March 23 (ages 7-9)
1:30-3:30pm both days
Registration REQUIRED, email email@example.com
Meet local authors and get inspired to start creating your own written work!
- Coding and Building
March 23 & 24th
For kids 8+ years old
Learn fun ways of understanding basic coding skills. Limited spaces.
- Asterix and Obelix Day
Drop-in for ages 7+.
Fun with your favourite Gauls. Costumes encouraged!
For Teens 13+:
- Pizza League
Thursday, March 16th, 6-7:30pm
Drop in for pizza and discussion.
- Walkie Talkie
Wednesday, March 22nd, 10am
Meet on the Library front steps for a walk along the river to discuss 'Mountain Girl' by Fernie author Shelby Cain. Wear layers and comfortable snow boots!
- Tea & Talk Book Club
Friday March 31st, 1:30pm
'Mountain Story' by Lori Larsens. All welcome.
- Stitch and Bitch
First Wednesday of every month
Drop in with your yarny endeavours for tea, chat, and tips. Please enter by the back door.
Saturday, March 18th, 3:30-4:30pm: All Around Colouring. all ages BYO coloring book or use one of ours, pencil crayons provided.
NEXT Booked! Fernie Writer's Series Event: Friday, March 10th, 7pm: Caroline Adderson
A variety of additional programs are available and scheduled throughout the year, visit the Events Calendar for listings.