Busy library schedule resumes as the New Year begins

Check out the returning programs for children and adults as well as special events

BY MARY POOLE

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed the holiday festivities and that your lives are almost back to normal. Since I haven’t had classes I have only the stories from my grandchildren.

My granddaughter was beside herself with joy at receiving a small drone for Christmas. She was explaining all the features of this wonderful toy when she stopped and exclaimed, “If you charge it for 50 minutes then you can fly it for seven minutes!” Apparently this ratio didn’t bother her in the least.

My grandson received a set of walkie talkies and proclaimed, “These are my very own walkie talkies and no one else can play with them!” (I’m not sure if talking to yourself on walkie talkies is fun but I’m sure he’ll give it a try.)

On Tuesday, Jan. 10th in the North County Room of the LMC the Armchair Travel Lecture Series will present Africa: Off the Beaten Path, presented by Lynette Hycha, Janice Morrow, Julie Evans and Gwen Jensen. This is a free presentation open to the public of all ages.

Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library.

On Wednesday, Jan. 11th, the Drop-in Colouring Club for Adults will meet from 6-8 p.m. in the History Room at the library. Enjoy good company and creative relaxation.

All materials are provided.

The Lego Club will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 17th from 3:45 5:45 p.m. in the South County Room of the LMC. Children 6 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Also on Tuesday, Jan. 17th we will be having a Jewellery Making Workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the library. For $10 you can make two pieces of original jewellery. Please register soon, as space is limited.

On Saturday, Jan. 21st from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. we will be celebrating Family Literacy Day with a Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your favourite stuffy and a picnic lunch and join us for stories and songs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register by Jan. 16th.

Also on Saturday, Jan. 21st from 7 11 p.m. at the City of Lacombe Library Board we will be hosting the annual Book and Bevvies fundraiser. Tickets are $25 per person 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!

On Thursday, Jan. 26th at 7 p.m. in the LMC the local history lecture will be Exploring Dementia presented by Dr. Doreen Scott and members of the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta. Come and learn more about this important topic.

We are looking to start a genealogy program and would appreciate a volunteer from the community who would be willing to help people trace their roots. If you can help, please call the library and ask for Miranda or email her at miranda.cl@prl.ab.ca.

We will be having a Winter Craft night on Tuesday, Jan. 31st at the library. There will be more information closer to the date.

Excellent News! Starting in February in conjunction with Lacombe City Cinemas and the Toronto International Film Festival Film Circuit the Mary C. Moore Public Library presents ‘The Four Eyes Film Series -Independent.International.Illuminating.Imaginative’.

Four Eyes will screen notable films for film lovers in Lacombe and area. Films screen on the third Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. More information to follow.

The book of the week is Chameleon People by Hans Olav Lahlum. There is a murderer amongst them.

This novel by Norwegian crime author is a fiendish murder mystery ala Agatha Christie.

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