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 APRIL 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:
Valid library card and waiver required for all sessions, available at circulation desk.
- Knits, Knots & Yarns
Tuesdays 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm - March 7 & 14
Drop-in crafting for ages 8+
Learn the art and peace of knitting.
- Kids Coding Club
Wednesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 3:45-4:45pm
For kids 8+ years old REGISTRATION REQUIRED! email email@example.com
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 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+
April: Peter Pan by JM Barrie
- MOVIE SCREENING: Peter Pan, Wednesday, April 26, 3:30pm with popcorn!
- Fun Friday: Ukelele for Kids
For ages 7+. REGISTRATION REQUIRED! email email@example.com
Learn basic tunes with a fun and enthusiastic teacher!
- Good Grief
Tuesday, April 25th, 4:30-6:00pm
The Elk Valley Hospice Society will present a short documentary and discussion on grief. Free Admission, all welcome.
- Walkie Talkie
Wednesday, April 26th, 10am
Meet on the Library front steps for a walk along the river to discuss 'Milk and Honey' by Poet Rupi Kaur. Wear layers and appropriate footwear for the weather!
- Tea & Talk Book Club
Friday April 28th, 1:30pm
'The Nest' by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney. 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.
- Ukelele 101
Saturday April 8th
1:30pm: Teen workshop
2:30pm: For Educators
Join us for one of these free, beginner, one-hour workshops and borrow a ukulele from the library to practice your new skills.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED! email firstname.lastname@example.org
- All Around Colouring
Saturday, April 8th, 3:30-4:30pm
All ages BYO coloring book or use one of ours, pencil crayons provided.
- Poetry Challenge
Monday April 24th, 7pm
In Council Chambers at Fernie City Hall - across the street at 401 3rd Ave.
Come to support the poets of Fernie: students of Fernie are participating in a poetry challenge as a part of Poetry Month. Anie Hepher, Community Librarian, will be participating as poet and judge during the challenge.
Booked! Fernie Writer's Series Returns for the 2017-2018 season: Friday, September 14th, 7pm: Angie Abdou
A variety of additional programs are available and scheduled throughout the year, visit the Events Calendar for listings.