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 MAY 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.
- Special Event: Readin' and Ridin'
Tuesday, May 23rd, 11am
Meet at the Community Centre with your pre-schooler and their 2-4 wheeler for a special active storytime followed by a snack picnic at Rotary Park.
For Children Grades 1-6:
Valid library card and waiver required for all sessions, available at circulation desk.
- Knits, Knots & Yarns
Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
Drop-in crafting for ages 8+
Learn the art and peace of knitting.
- Kids Coding Club
For kids 8+ years old REGISTRATION REQUIRED! email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn fun ways of understanding basic coding skills. Limited spaces.
- Lego Builders
Thursdays 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm
A new challenge every week.
Ages 7+, REGISTRATION REQUIRED! email email@example.com
- 'Read it First' Book & Movie Club
Drop-in sessions for age 9+
May: Peter Pan by JM Barrie
- MOVIE SCREENING: Peter Pan, Wednesday, May 24th, 3:30pm with popcorn!
- Pizza League
Thursday May 18th, 6-7:30pm
Drop in session for teens 13+
Free Pizza and casual chat
- Beyond Monopoly
Thursday, May 5th, 7-8pm
Lively, friendly, discussion group. Post tax season tips and money matters. Free Admission, all welcome.
- Tea & Talk Book Club
Friday May 26th, 1:30pm
'Lost and Found' by Brooke Davis. All welcome.
- Walkie Talkie
Wednesday, May 31st, 10am
Meet on the Library front steps for a walk along the river to discuss 'Big Magic' by Elizabeth Gilbert. Wear layers and appropriate footwear for the weather!
- 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.
Thursday, May 25th, 7-8pm: Bike Adventure Slide Show
Wednesday, May 31st, 4-5:30pm: Ride with Librarians - the return of the book bike!
Friday, September 14th, 7pm: Booked! Fernie Writer's Series Returns for the 2017-2018 season: Angie Abdou
A variety of additional programs are available and scheduled throughout the year, visit the Events Calendar for listings.