So we just had the last week of the TD Summer Reading Program and I would like to thank everyone for their participation. We had great attendance and a special thanks to my trusty sidekick Morgan. Our wind-up party was a huge success and once again I need to thank the volunteers who helped with the games.
I have had many favourite moments this summer. We made table tennis paddles and played some excellent matches. We made and floated our canoes and had the library puzzle Olympics. The winners of our Olympic reading event were honoured in our last week of classes. As one four year old put it; “So this is it. I knew it had to end but I didn’t want it to happen.”
At the time of writing this column I am arming myself for registration for the children’s programs on Aug. 29th. This is a crazy time but classes will begin the week of Sept. 12th. There may be some room left in the older classes so give us a call to check.
Don’t forget to participate in the Reading Challenge! Come in, pick up your bookmark, follow the instructions and complete it by Sept. 28th for a chance to win a fabulous prize.
The MCMPL book club will be meeting on Sept. 6th at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax section of the library. We will be discussing the novel At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided.
The next meeting of the Colouring Club for Adults will be Sept. 7th from 6-8 p.m. Materials will be supplied or you can bring your own. Have a quiet evening with fellow colourers (yes, it’s a word).
The next meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held on Sept. 6th at 7 p.m in the Children’s Program room. We would love to have new members so if you have a little extra time and would like to support the library please attend this very, very interesting and informative meeting.
Good news! The MCMPL Film Club will resume on Sept. 27th at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library. The film is TBA (a critically acclaimed film of epic proportion). We will let you know what film has been chosen as soon as we know. (Did you catch the logic of that last sentence?)
More good news! Please watch our web site for the return of our Armchair Travel and Local History lectures.
The Lego Club will resume on Sept. 20th from 3:45-5:45 p.m. in the LMC. Children six years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Come and be prepared to use your imagination.
Remember a library membership costs just $.05 a day and for that your whole family can have access to books from all over Alberta. Not only books but movies, magazines and CDs.
Our novel of the week is Still Mine by Amy Stuart. What happens if you vanish from your life and leave no story behind? Someone will make one up for you. According to the blurb this novel is twisting and electrifying. This is a thriller that will make you question what it means to lose yourself and find yourself in the most unlikely places.
Have a great time at school!
Mary Poole is the children’s programmer at the Mary C. Moore Public Library.