Lots going on at the Mary C. Moore Public Library

Still three weeks of classes left in the TD Summer Reading Program

BY MARY POOLE

The TD Summer Reading Program has been very well attended and so the golden moments of quotes from children continue. In my two-year-old class I was informed by a very advanced little girl that, “It doesn’t matter where you go on holidays as long as you don’t haf to stay in the ____ house!” (The mother informed me that they would be more careful with their language in the future. I was sorry to hear this.) In the three-year-old class I was informed that there were a hundred slugs in their compost! I asked what she had done with the slugs and she shrugged and said, “Well we were going to eat them but I guess mom didn’t know how to cook them.” (Apparently slugs and escargot are the same things in her eyes.)

Attention book lovers! Join our reading challenge. This challenge is a fun way to explore new author’s titles, helping you grow as a reader. Do this by yourself or find other people to share the challenge. Complete the challenge, and enter for a chance to win a great prize. Prize draw will be Sept. 28th. Pick up a reading challenge bookmark at the library and read a book for each category. When it’s complete fill in your information and drop your bookmark off at the library. To complete this challenge you must read a book with a colour in the title, a Canadian award winning book, a book under 150 pages, a book from your childhood and a book written by an author whose name is either Mary or Moore. If you need help finding books just ask at the circulation desk. I’m taking the challenge and I can’t even win the prize.

August 10th is the next Drop-in Adult colouring evening from 6-8 p.m. Materials are provided as well as good company. Adults and older teens only please.

The next jewelry making workshops will be held on Aug. 17th from 6-8 p.m. or Aug. 20th from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Cost is only $10 per person and you can make two pieces of jewelry. Please register by Aug. 12th as space is limited. Adults and older teens only please.

The summer is going by very quickly but there are still three weeks of classes left in the TD Summer Reading Program. We will be having our wind-up party on Aug. 20th from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. in the Servus Room of the LMC. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. More details closer to the date (or when I’ve fine tuned the plans.)

On Sept. 6th at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library the MCMPL Book Club will be discussing the novel At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen. You can order this book from the library and come and join us for the discussion. Refreshments are provided.

Our featured book this week is Chance Developments; Unexpected Love Stories by the very popular author Alexander McCall Smith. This novel has a unique premise. The author has taken very old photographs and constructed stories around them. What emerges are surprising and poignant tales of love and friendship in a variety of settings. Fans of McCall Smith will enjoy this latest project.

Remember to pick up your reading challenge and start as soon as possible.

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