Local library is gearing up for fall programming

Lots of groups and activities to keep Lacombe families busy


We are three quarters through summer and it is affecting some of the children deeply.

One of my five-year-olds informed me last week that he was going to school soon and would spend all that time learning to read and then he would have to get a job.

I told him that he wouldn’t need to get a job for a very long time and he should enjoy his time at school. He shook his head and said: “I hope the ‘emonicy’ is better by then.”

I was asking the three- to five-year-old class who knew the name of some of the birds that lived in Brazil. After many answers of parrot and toucan, one little girl put up her hand and said, “chicken.”

A little boy said, “chickens don’t live in Brazil!” She replied, “Not for long. People eat them, you know!” She had a valid point and he had to concede to her reasoning.

If you enjoy knitting and also the company of fellow knitters, then come to the library on Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and join the MCMPL Knitting Club. This is a drop-in program and is open to all skill levels. If you need help with a project or have some ideas for other knitters this will be your chance.

The next day for the Drop-in Colouring Club for Adults is Aug. 24th. All materials are provided and it is free to attend.

We are having a card-making workshop on Saturday, Aug. 27th from 9 a.m. to noon.

You can make five beautiful cards for $10/person. Registration is required. Please call the library for more information at 403-782-3433.

Please join our Reading Challenge. Explore new authors and titles and grow as a reader. Pick up a Reading Challenge bookmark at the library and read a book for each category listed. When you complete your challenge, fill in your information and drop off your bookmark at the library to be entered into the draw for a fabulous prize, before Sept. 28th. For even more reading fun, do your challenge with your friends and family!

If you have a great idea for an adult program, please let us know. We would like to hear from you.

We only have one week left in our TD Summer Reading Program and we have had a great time. We will be having a wind-up party on Saturday, Aug. 20th in the Servus Room of the LMC, from 10 a.m. to noon. This is a free event.

On Monday, Aug. 29th we will be having registration for the fall/winter programs. You may come in or call the library. We will start answering the phone at 10 a.m.

Please do not email or leave a phone message. The classes tend to fill up very quickly so make sure to come in or call Monday.

On Tuesday, Sept. 6th the MCMPL Book Club will be discussing At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen. We meet at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library. Everyone is welcome.

Our featured book this week is S H T U M. by Jem Lester. Ben Jewell has hit breaking point. His ten-year-old son, Jonah, has never spoken. Ben and Jonah are forced to move in with Ben’s elderly father so three generations of men are thrown together and the complications arise.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

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