Rhyme Time: Hello Friends
Rhyme Time: Hello Friends & Goodbye Friends with Amy

Sign language is a great way to develop language skills, even before a child can speak! This welcome (or farewell!) rhyme has some simple signs that you can practice with your child.


Hello, Friends! (alternatively: Goodbye, Friends!)
Hello, Friends! (alternatively: Goodbye, Friends!)
Hello, Friends, (alternatively: Goodbye, Friends)
It’s time to say “hello!” (alternatively: it’s time to say “goodbye!”)

Facebook Interview: “Seed Saving- What is it and how do I get started?”

Click here to view Bridget Indelicato’s Facebook interview with Rebecca from Simcoe County CAPC CPNP – MotherCare & Next Step. In this interview, Bridget from the Innisfil Seed Library speaks about the benefits of seed saving as well as how to save seeds from popular vegetables and herbs.

Science Buddies - Logo
Keeping Cool with Science Buddies

Learn all about insulation in this experiment from Science Buddies with Miss Jessica! This week we’re trying to build our own coolers out of household materials. Find other STEM science experiments like this one here!

Brooke’s Review

Odd, cringe-worthy, and definitely funny, Patrick deWitt’s ‘French Exit’ paints a portrait of extreme familial dysfunction with an entertaining cast including an eccentric and scandalous matriarch, her son, who is stuck in a perpetual state of adolescence, and a cat who may be the reincarnation of her dead husband. Light in tone with dark subject matter, ‘French Exit’ is a poignant tale full of laughs.

Sam’s Recommendation

In a society where sexism and classism run rampant, women’s flaws which make them unfit for society and their husbands, can all be corrected with a simple trip to Paradise Hills.

Set as an elite relaxation centre, Paradise Hills subjects the girls to etiquette classes, vocal classes, beauty treatments, restricted diets, and unusual behaviour modification treatments, all with the promise when they leave Paradise Hills, they’ll be the perfect version of themselves. Soon after their arrival, they see rehabilitated girls leave to go live a perfect life, but seemingly too perfect to be real. Although initially angry, frustrated, and annoyed for being sent away, the girls’ fears intensify when they learn everything is not what it appears to be. The most real thing on the island is the girls’ need to escape Paradise Hills before it consumes them.

The film was nominated for the NEXT Innovator Award at Sundance Film Festival and stars: Emma Roberts, Awkwafina, Danielle MacDonald, Eiza Gonzales, and Milla Jovovich.

About Kanopy
Kanopy is a digital database of movies including educational documentaries, indie films, and fan fiction favourites. Your Innisfil ideaLAB & Library membership gives you access to 15 movies a month! Call us Monday to Friday between 9 to 5 pm at 705-431-7410 to set up your account and get on Kanopy for “thoughtful entertainment”.

Teresa’s Review

eBook: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

Borrow this novel as an eBook on cloudLibrary

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened is a riotously funny and irreverent memoir about one woman’s experience with mental health and the stigma surrounding her personal journey.

Author Jenny Lawson recounts her life story starting with her childhood and going through the years to her adulthood. She takes no prisoners and unashamedly shares every detail of her upbringing, which is in equal turns horrifying and hilarious.

She boldly shares her difficulties with depression and mental health as well as her struggles with womanhood, having a family, and just about every other personal detail under the sun. I laughed at just about every sentence in this book, and could not put it down for the life of me. My family started questioning my sanity with how often I would laugh. And loudly at that! If you enjoy your humour a little on the TMI side with a dash of impertinence, you’ll probably have a fun time with this read. Also, there’s taxidermy. Let the good times (and the bad times) roll with Let’s Pretend This Never Happened!

Mandy’s Review

This book is beautifully written, I enjoyed the poetic descriptions as much as the story. The story is that of a blind girl during WWII, trapped in her small village when her only guide to the world, her father, doesn’t come home.

Click here to place a hold on this title.

Shannon’s Review

The Kiss Quotient is a sweet, funny and heartwarming romance! If you liked Pretty Woman you will enjoy this first novel by Helen Hoang.

Click here to place a hold on this title.

Lucy’s Review

Jen was looking for a fairy tale relationship and she found it with Marco, until she finds out who he really is.

Click here to place a hold on this title.

Natalie’s Review

Natalie’s Review: Buying less and avoiding cheap throw-away goods has always been a priority for me but in an environment filled with a constant barrage of advertising it’s hard to keep on track. In this climate of excess, a well thought out guide to better buying is such a welcome addition to my bookshelf. Mindfulness can be such a challenge in today’s busy world it’s important to remind ourselves to stop and think before adding to the clutter, both physical and mental, that fills our daily lives.

Click here to place a hold on this title.