Family Literacy Day takes place annually on Jan. 27 to celebrate adults and children reading and learning together and to encourage Canadians to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity as a family every day.
In 2011, Canadians will Play for Literacy! The Lethbridge Public Library has taken on the challenge of encouraging literacy in families through the use of board games, card games, word games and more. Throughout the day they will be offering story times, Scrabble tournaments, Wii on the big screen and additional fun activities for the entire family including scavenger hunts and a carnival. Details at http://www.lethlib.ca/
Also in the Theatre Gallery at the Main Branch on Friday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.. the Friday Night Films series will feature the award winning, The Social Network (PG - Coarse Language, Substance Abuse) – “One Fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius, Mark Zuckerberg, sits down at his computer and begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication.