A full slate of activities planned at the library

Facility aims to serve as a meeting place for the entire community

BY MARY POOLE

The kids are back and my classes have started and I’m so glad.

I missed the company of my peers. I have more new children than usual so I have so much to report. One three-year-old informed me that she had already been to school but they hadn’t wanted her and she was not allowed to go there, so she had to come to the library school cause that’s where you go if you can’t go to real school.

Upon asking her mother, she had taken her five-year-old to kindergarten and the three-year-old was very upset that she couldn’t stay.

Another little boy assured me that if he sat for the story and was a good boy for class, then he would get a puppy! I asked if he like stuffies and he replied a little scornfully, “Not a fake puppy, a real puppy!”

That’s a bribe that will keep on giving because he was really well behaved! I will save others in case I need them for other columns.

The Colouring for Adults club will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 5th from 6-8 p.m. in the History Room of the library. Adults and older teens are very welcome. All materials are supplied.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11th at 7 p.m. in the LMC the Friends of the Library present the first Armchair Travel Lecture of the fall. Beverly Hagen will present ‘The Camino Call’.

Beverly has walked the El Camino in Santiago Spain and will share pictures and stories of this amazing journey. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be supplied.

The library will be hosting a Fall Craft Night on Tuesday, Oct. 18th from 6:30 8:30 p.m. in the library. For $10 you can make two beautiful Autumn Mason Jars. This evening is for adults and older teens. Space is limited so please register by Oct. 12th. You may call, come in or email Miranda at miranda.cl@prl.ab.ca.

On Tuesday, Oct. 25th the MCMPL Film Club will meet and discuss the film What We Do in the Shadows. Order this movie today and come and give your opinion. We would enjoy your input.

On Thursday, Oct. 27th at 7 p.m. in the LMC the Friends of the Library will host ‘Pioneering Never Ended in Lacombe County’ presented by Howard Fredeen. Put it on your calendar.

The MCMPL Book Club will meet on Nov. 1st at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library. We will be discussing Amazing Grace by Lesley Crewe.

The book of the week is spill simmer falter wither by Sara Baume. (The title looks better on the book cover). Anne Enright, author of The Gathering says, “This book is like a flame in daylight: beautiful and unexpected.”

It is springtime and two outcasts, a man invisible to his village and the one-eyed dog he takes into his life, find each other. The man tells the dog the stories of his life but the pair are perceived as a menace and they must take to the road.

According to critics this is a rare story that transforms its readers.

As we welcome fall remember the library is a meeting place for the whole community. Come and visit.

Mary Poole is the children’s programmer at the Mary C. Moore Public Library in Lacombe.