Lots of programming at the library as winter approaches

MCMPL Book Club meets Nov. 1st at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area

BY MARY POOLE

After the initial joy of making snowmen in October, the children decided that the grey drizzle had gone on long enough. As every parent knows, children listen to every word we say and often have the nuance of the tone in which it was said.

One little three-year-old girl informed me last week that if the sun didn’t shine soon she was packing her bags and moving to ‘Mekico’ where the ‘#!#!’ snow didn’t happen!

Another little boy told me that the freezing rain was: “a ‘#!#!’ to drive in”. I often wonder how children can repeat something accurately after hearing it only once but are completely oblivious to their name being called numerous times. It’s an art.

Don’t forget we are having a Halloween party, Saturday, Oct. 29th from 10 a.m. to noon in the Servus Room upstairs in the LMC.

No registration is required. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy crafts, stories, treats and fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Dressing up is encouraged but not required.

The MCMPL Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library. We will be discussing the novel Amazing Grace by Lesley Crewe. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments are provided.

The Colouring Club for Adults will be meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 2nd from 6 8 p.m. in the History Room of the library. All materials are provided or you can bring your own and enjoy some time away from the worries of the world. Adults and older teens only please.

The Friends of the Library will be presenting the second Armchair Travel of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 8th at 7 p.m. in the North County Room of the LMC. Grant Oatway will present ‘New Zealand: Two Islands, Two Countries’.

These lectures are free of charge and everyone is welcome.

We are currently taking registrations for the Christmas Card Making Workshops. These will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19th OR Saturday, Nov. 26th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For only $20 you can make two cards of five designs; 10 in total.

Please call or come into the library to register as space is limited. All materials are provided for the card making but adults only please.

‘Blind Date with a Book’ is back.

This is a chance to find a book or author that you may never have found otherwise.

If you look on the shelf with the new books you will see some books wrapped in brown paper with a quote from the book jacket on them. Take a chance and find a new author. If you hate the book at least you’ve tried.

On that note I feel that you may be missing out if you don’t come visit the library and browse the shelves for new reading material.

It’s a great atmosphere and you can spread your reading wings and soar to new genres or expand your knowledge. (That’s so poetic.)

Our novel of the week is the book that matters most by Ann Hood.

Ava’s marriage has fallen apart and she has joined a book group mostly for the company of other people. The goal of the club is for members to present the book that matters most to them. Ava discovers a mysterious book from her childhood that helped her deal with the traumas of death in the family. This novel is said to brim with warmth, insight and compassion.

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