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I KNOW A STORY ABOUT THAT
September Workshops at the LyceumLet us share a story with you...
September our motto at the Lyceum is, “Hope for the best, prepare for
the worst.” The best, of course, would be that British Columbia’s
incredible teachers and the government find common ground so teachers
are able to welcome our students back into their inspiring classrooms.
But the worst isn’t half bad either. If the teacher’s strike
continues, the Lyceum will be opening its doors early this September for
a series of one-off workshops that highlight how stories permeate our
thinking. Each day, we’ll select favourites from the Lyceum’s library,
and use them as the basis for wide-ranging activities and discussions
that touch on the arts, humanities, maths and sciences. It’s true. We
pretty much know a story about everything.
Meet the Author Events
Join us for our new
2014-2015 Meet the Author series to read the incredible works of
literature being created on the west coast, and engage in six evenings
of lively discussion with their fascinating authors. From Renaissance
courts to Harry Houdini's many stages, Alaska's Aleutian Islands to the
Mexico-United States border, staying home has never been more of an
Mary Novik’s debut novel, Conceit,
was chosen as a Book of the Year by The
Globe and Mail and named by Canada Reads as one of the Top 40 Essential
Canadian Novels of the Decade. Her second novel, Muse, is a sweeping historical epic that expertly evokes the
Renaissance. It tells the story of
the mysterious woman who was the inspiration behind Petrarch’s sublime love
Still Room in August Summer Camps! Join us for dragon lore, gnome magic in our fairy garden,
Click here for Summer 2014 program details!
school accessorizing, writing, The Princess Bride, Sherlock Holmes and so much more!
Looking to end your summer with a bang?
Join us for our final week of summer camps, August 25 to 29
Register by calling (604) 733-1356
LIGHT, SHADOW AND REFLECTION
August 25 to 29 (five mornings)
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Ages: 3 to 5
$225 + GST
During this camp we’ll make friends with shadows, light and
our own reflections. We’ll use crystals and reflective surfaces to open
dialogues with the sunlight, capture the pathways of light on paper with a
variety of art media and play with reflection and shadow using
flashlights. On our daily walks to
local parks we’ll observe and trace the shadows we see. We’ll also create some
stunning pieces of art including shadow puppets, photograms and light benders
to hang in windows.
BACK TO SCHOOL ACCESSORIES
August 25 go 29
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Ages: 9 to 12
$225 + GST
Go back to school in style! During this camp, each student will choose a favourite novel
or series to use as a theme for making everything from lap desks to pencil
cases, backpack decorations to binder covers. As we go, we’ll engage in some visioning for the school
year. What do you hope to achieve?
How will you go about achieving it? What do you need to make all of your dreams come true? Part of this visioning will include
generating a reading list, to make the joy of summer reading lasts all year.
ESSAYS, BUT FUN
August 25 to 29
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ages: 12 to 18
$225 + GST
Just before school starts up again, the Lyceum offers to take
teens through the art of essay writing.
What exactly is a thesis statement? How the heck to you prove it? What’s all this stuff about citing sources? We’ll walk you
through it step by step, providing you with no-fail techniques for tackling any
essay that might be thrown your way this year. Using strangest topics you’ll
ever come across, we’ll write three essays in the course of the workshop,
giving you the chance to try out everything you’ve learned and receive
one-on-one feedback from Lyceum staff.
We hope you join us for more adventures this summer!
Mosaic Memory Games
Now available at the Lyceum, our very own Mosaic Memory Card game - a fun and vibrant way to test you memory skills! There are four different sets to collect - combine them all to make a GIANT memory game!
At $5 per set they're a unique small gift - a perfect little present!
As many of our fabulous summer volunteers head off on well earned holidays, we embark on our search for more amazing people, adults and teens, to support our Summer Programs.
If you love literature and art and want to pass along that love to the next generation of readers and creators, this opportunity is for you. Our summer time slots are 8:30 am -12:30 pm; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm; or 5:30 - 9:30 pm each week. Of course we appreciate help whenever it is offered.
Click here for more information on volunteering at the Lyceum...
Next Open Mic - Friday, Sept 13th
Open at 8 PM and mic goes live at 8:30 PM. E-mail us
to book your time slot or just join us to enjoy some amazing talent! Our June Open Mic was truly amazing with some new voices that warmed hearts and challenged our thinking.
Next Teen Open Mic -- We need to reconvene and set some new dates for the fall term. Feedback is very welcome.
We're also looking for a spunky emcee to run our events -- contact us to apply!
Visit the Friends of the Lyceum website here!