The Mary C. Moore Public Library.

The Mary C. Moore Public Library.

A busy schedule at the library as the weather warms up

The Mary C. Moore Public Library houses a variety of programming, clubs and public information.


Easter is over, the children are back and life has returned to normal.

Various comments about Easter: “I had so much fun with my family, (ahhh) cause there were lots of them and they all brought me candy.” (A little more self-serving) “My Grandma’s soooo old that she falls asleep with her mouth open.”

“The best part of Easter was when my Mom yelled at my Dad cause he was eating her chocolate bunny! She was really mad!”

And the best of all, “Miss Mary, I told you to come to my house for dinner and you weren’t there! I waited and waited!” (I admit that I did not take the invitation seriously.)

The MCMPL Book Club will meet Tuesday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library.

We will be discussing H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald.

The June book is Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. This is an excellent book but we are having trouble finding enough copies for the book club. If you own this book and would be willing to donate or lend it to the library please contact us at 403-782-3343.

On Wednesday, May 10th from 6-7:30 p.m. we will be having a Spring Craft Night in the library. You will be making three projects, one involving a mason jar, all for the low, low, price of $5. (The mason jar alone probably costs 50 cents.) Space is limited so call or come in to register. This is a program for adults or older teens.

The Annual Friends of the Library Garage Sale will be held of Friday, May 12th from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 13th from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at 5805-52 Ave. in Lacombe.

Donations for the sale will be gratefully accepted at the library until 5 p.m. on May 11th. No clothing, appliances, mattresses or your husband’s favourite biker coat please.

On Saturday, May 13th we will be having an Elephant Party in the children’s program room of the library. Open to ages 2 10 years. Registration is required and space is limited.

Although the Genealogy Club has been well attended, the group has decided to meet monthly instead of weekly. They will meet from 4:30 7 p.m.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 16th and the June meeting on the 20th. They will not be meeting through the summer months. This is a group of dedicated people who are interested in their family histories and are willing to help and give tips to people who are new to this interesting hobby.

The next film in the library series is Moonlight to be presented on Wednesday, May 17th at 7 p.m. at Lacombe City Cinemas. (This also happens to be my birthday so a small card as a token denoting this celebration would not be turned away.)

This film is a timeless story of human self-discovery and connection. It chronicles the life of a young black man, told across three defining chapters in his life as he struggles to find his place in the world. Rated 14A, this film is the winner of the Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor award and the Oscars for Best Supporting Actor and Best Picture. Advanced tickets are on sale starting May 1st.

Our book this week is an autobiography by Cheech Marin titled Cheech is Not My Real Name…But Don’t Call Me Chong. In this book Marin writes candidly about growing up as a wisecracking kid in south central L.A., resisting the draft, and his chance meeting with Tommy Chong.

The son of a policeman, he became the face of the recreational drug movement and with Chong formed one of the most successful comedic duos. This book is a well-written, honest account of an incredible life.

Come to the library and get your spring plans underway. We have books on everything to do with plants and yard renovation.

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