Lots to be thankful for at the local library

More events are being added to the library's busy schedule

BY MARY POOLE

I love Thanksgiving.

This year more than most. I told my class that there was a holiday coming up and we ate delicious meals and it was my favourite since I didn’t have to buy anyone a present.

One little girl raised her hand and asked, “Then what’s the point?”

The others agreed making it important to explain the importance of thankfulness. We were making turkeys in my three to five classes and one little boy asked me what that red thing on the turkey’s neck was. I replied that it was a waddle and he quickly replied, “My grandma has one of those.”

We were also filling in ‘thankful cards’. The children were to tell me what they were thankful for, I would write it down and then they would draw a picture of their choice. One boy was having trouble thinking of anything so I asked if he was thankful for his baby brother.

He looked at me rather scornfully and said, “I’d be thankful for him if he’d give me a moment’s peace.”

We are having a YA Reading Challenge (ages 14-18). Pick up a challenge sheet at the library and start reading your way to an excellent prize! Hand in your completed sheet by Jan. 31st, 2017.

Lego Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 18th from 3:45 5:45 p.m.

This is a free program but we are in need of parent volunteers for just two hours once a month. Those six and under must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the library if you can help.

The next Drop-in Colouring Club for Adults is on Wednesday, Oct. 19th from 6-8 p.m. in the History Room of the library. Adults and older teens welcome.

The MCMPL Film Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 25th at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library.

The film for discussion is What We Do in the Shadows.

This film is directed by Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement and chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead.

Ranging in age from 183 to 8,000, and in appearance from adorably youthful to Nosferatu-crusty, they squabble over household chores, struggle to keep up with the latest trends in technology and fashion, antagonize the local werewolves, cruise clubs for lovely ladies and deal with the rigors of living on a very, very strict diet. Rated R In time for Halloween -please come give us your thoughts on this film.

Everyone has a story to tell from family history and cultural experiences, to personal interest projects.

This is history and history in the making! Come and join us for this free presentation series featuring diverse stories from members of the community. The first Lacombe History lecture will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27th at 7 p.m. in the LMC. Howard Fredeen will present ‘Pioneering Never Ended in Lacombe’. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

The MCMPL Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 1st at 7 p.m. to discuss Amazing Grace by Lesley Crewe.

We will be having a Children’s Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 29th from 10 a.m. to noon in the Servus Room of the LMC. Crafts, stories and fun. Everyone is welcome. No registration is required.

Our book of the week is The Bones of Paradise by Jonis Agee. This is a multigenerational family saga set in the Nebraska Sand Hills in the years following the massacre at Wounded Knee.

Stay warm; visit the library!

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