COLUMN: Books and bevvies fundraiser coming to Lacombe’s Mary C. Moore Public Library

‘Last week we had classes on construction and the machines that help with the building.’

Mary Poole/Library Columnist

Last week we had classes on construction and the machines that help with the building.

One little boy was so excited that he jumped up and said. “Miss Mary, I have been waiting soooo long to have fun in class!” I love that children are so honest but I admit that I thought he had been enjoying all the classes. The next hardest thing for the children was agreeing on what the machines were called. The distinction between bulldozer and digger and bobcat was argued emphatically and I became a referee in a few cases. I am no expert and said that they could each call the machine whatever they liked but one little boy said. “My dad works on those machines so I’m an “espert”. He offered to bring his dad in to set everyone straight but his mom said that, unfortunately, his dad was at work. His dad is an accountant!

On Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the County Room of the LMC the library, in partnership with the advocacy group Living Free, will be hosting an event to raise awareness and understanding for marginalized people. This event will offer a space to talk about inclusion, experience and action. And, yes, there will be pie!

On Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at Lacombe City Cinemas, the Library film series will be screening “Official Secrets” directed by Gavin Hood. This film is a joint project between the UK and USA and is rated 14A. Based on a true story this film tells the gripping story of Katherine Gun, a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of information. One day she makes a very difficult decision that exposes a vast political conspiracy and puts Gun and her family in harm’s way. Tickets are on sale at the library for $9 or $10 at the door pending availability.

On Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the library, the Parent-Child Book Club will meet to discuss the book “Pax” by Sara Pennypacker. This is for children 8-12 year of age and their parents. For more info call Miranda.

On Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. – noon in the Servus Room of the LMC we will be having an Easter egg dying event. There is a $10 fee per family or $5 per single person. All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call or come in to register.

Also, on Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. in the Library the Library Board will be hosting their annual “Books and Bevvies” fundraiser for the library. Tickets are only $20 and for this low, low amount there will be appetizers from Cilantro and Chive, beer tasting from Blindman Brewing, Wine from LA Liquor and various wonderful items to be sold by Silent Auction. The event will be emceed by Jo Phillips from Jo(e) and there will be live music. Tickets are available at the library.

The MCMPL Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library to discuss the non-fiction book, “Red Notice: A true story of high finance, murder and one man’s fight for justice.” By Bill Browder. Everyone is welcome.

Our book this week is “The Professor and the Parson: A Story of Desire, Deceit, and Defrocking” by Adam Sisman. This is a non-fiction book about Robert Parkin Peters; a plagiarist, bigamist, fraudulent priest, and imposter extraordinaire. This man lied his way to academic positions and religious posts from Cambridge to New York. “This true tale makes con-artist movies look cartoonish.” Kirkus Reviews

Have a great week.

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