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Back to a normal routine at the local library

A variety of programming awaits residents of all ages as 2017 gets underway

BY MARY POOLE

Life is back to normal and the children have returned to classes.

It is amazing the difference a birthday can make. One little boy had turned four over the holidays and informed me that he was no longer going to snivel and whine the way he did when he was three!

There were also many comments about Christmas.

When asked about their holidays one little girl stated that,“My sister puked all over my grandma at Christmas and it smelled really bad and I thought we weren’t going to have any fun but then grandma laughed and said she remembered when my mom was sick when she was little and …hmmm…grandma’s are kind of weird aren’t they?”

Another little boy said he was glad everything was over and he could just play with his new lego and not bother to go visiting!

Books and Bevies is a fundraiser for the Library, happening Saturday, Jan. 21st from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Library. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the library and from library board members.

Beer sampling from Blindman Brewing, wine sampling from Chateau Wine & Spirits, appetizers and desserts by HT Catering, live and silent auctions, raffle basket and live music! Presented by the City of Lacombe Library Board. Please come to enjoy a wonderful evening and help a wonderful cause.

Join our Young Adult reading challenge (ages 14-18). Pick up a challenge sheet at the library and start reading your way to an awesome prize! Hand in your completed sheet by Jan. 31st.

Beginning in February Four Eyes Film Series: Independent, International, Illuminating, Imaginative.

Four Eyes screens notable independent and world films not typically available to film lovers in Lacombe and area. The film series is organized by a group of staff at Mary C. Moore Public Library. We acknowledge and appreciate our partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit and Lacombe City Cinemas.

Films screen on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Lacombe City Cinemas.

Advance tickets are $9 each, available at the library until noon on the day of the film. Door tickets are $10 each, cash only, subject to availability. All tickets are final sale. Box office opens at 6:15 p.m. in the lobby of Lacombe City Cinemas and all ticket proceeds go to the library. There is also a concession available! We are currently awaiting confirmation of our film choices watch our web site for more information.

The Drop-in Colouring Club for Adults will be Wednesday, Jan. 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library. Come, relax and be creative. All materials will be supplied or you may bring your own.

On Thursday, Jan. 26th at 7 p.m. in the LMC the Local History series will host Exploring Dementia, presented by Dr. Doreen Scott and the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta. Please plan to attend this is a free lecture that will cover a very important and impactful issue. Refreshments will be provided.

The MCMPL Book Club will be meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7th at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library. We will discuss the novel ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr. Everyone is welcome.

Our featured book this week is Ruler of the Night by David Morrell. This is the final book of this acclaimed Victorian mystery trilogy. Ruler of the Night is a blend of fact and fiction that evokes Victorian London with such finesse that the reader feels as if they are living in the era.

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