BY MARY POOLE
So last week the children were very talkative and full of great stories, mostly of Halloween costumes and trick or treating. We always take a moment to talk about current events.
One of my three-year-old girls was a couple of minutes late for class and apologized profusely.
“I’m so sorry I’m late. My mom drove as fast as she could.” One of the boys spoke up. “My mom drives so slow but my dad punches the truck! It’s so great.”
The other children looked confused so he patiently explained: “That means you give’r and hope there’s no police.” We’ve also had quite a few children miss because they were sick.
One little girl looked at me and very seriously said, “I, myself, am trying to feel better about my illness.” Kids are so great.
The Drop-in Colouring Club for Adults will be meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16th from 6-8 p.m. in the History Room of the library. This is a free program with all materials provided. Come and take a break from the hectic pace of your life.
If you would like to learn to knit or would like to meet with fellow knitters, we have a Knitting Club every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the History Room of the library. This is a free drop-in program.
The Lego Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 22nd from 3:45-5:45 p.m. upstairs in the LMC. Children six and under must be accompanied by an adult.
This will be the last meeting for the year. We will resume in January. Watch the web site for details – www.lacombelibrary.com.
On Saturday, Nov. 19th from 2-3 p.m., Central Albertan author Eleanor Bertin will present her new novel Lifelines.
Please come support this local author. Refreshments will be provided.
Friends of the Library Big Book Sale: Thursday, Nov. 24th, 5-9 p.m. in the Servus room in the LMC. Previously enjoyed books, movies, music and magazines — something for everyone! Costs are $1 per item or $5 for a bag full!
All proceeds benefit the Mary C. Moore Public Library. Donations of books gratefully accepted at the library until Nov. 22nd. Thank you to everyone who has donated!
The last History Lecture of the year will be given on Dec. 1st at 7 p.m. in the LMC. Sylvia Gillespie will present ‘A Child in Britain in WW II’. This will be an amazing presentation from an amazing woman. Once again, everyone is welcome, refreshments will be provided.
The MCMPL Book Club will be discussing The Lake House by Kate Morton on Tuesday, Dec. 6th at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library. This is a fairly lengthy novel so get started and join us for the evening.
Our novel this week is Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood.
When Felix is deposed as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival by his devious assistant and longtime enemy, his production of The Tempest is canceled and he is heartbroken.
Reduced to a life of exile in rural southern Ontario—accompanied only by his fantasy daughter, Miranda, who died 12 years ago—Felix devises a plan for retribution.
Eventually he takes a job teaching Literacy Through Theatre to the prisoners at the nearby Burgess Correctional Institution, and is making a modest success of it when an auspicious star places his enemies within his reach. With the help of their own interpretations, digital effects and the talents of a professional actress and choreographer, the Burgess Correctional Players prepare to video their Tempest.
Enjoy your week and honour our veterans for the heroes they are!
Mary Poole is the children’s programmer at the Mary C. Moore Library in Lacombe.