COLUMN: Lacombe’s Mary C Moore Library is celebrating Seniors Week

Senior’s Tea is on Friday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-noon

The registered children’s programs are finished until September and I would like to thank all the families that brought their children every week.

The kids really worked well together this session and provided this column with some fun comments I included as well as many that I could not include!

Children are always listening or as one little girl put it last week, “If you are very, very quiet, your mom doesn’t know you’re even there!”

With all my work with kids, the top two topics of conversation are: how old they are and how many times they’ve hurt themselves. One three year old was turning six on his next birthday and when asked why stated, “It’s my favourite number!”

One of the little girls then informed him, “You would be to small to be six. My brother’s six and he’s huge.” This brought about the conversation of age versus size. A confusing topic to this age group.

The TD Summer Reading Program begins Tuesday, July 2. This is a free, drop-in program for ages 2-13. Go to our website for the class schedule. This program runs for seven weeks and the theme this year is Natural World. The younger classes will be exploring nature and the world we live in and the older classes will be reading around the world, checking out the natural wonders on all the continents. Please come in and check out our display by the Children’s Program room.

Also on Tuesday, July 2 at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library the MCMPL Book Club will be meeting to discuss the novel “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel. Order your copy today and come join us for the evening. New members are welcome.

Don’t miss out on the last three days of half-price membership for Seniors Week. Memberships are $10 until 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. We are also having a Senior’s Tea on Friday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-noon. You will be regaled with readings by the Lacombe Writer’s Guild.

On Wednesday, June 19 from 1 – 3 p.m. in the South County Room of the LMC we will be having a Come and Go Tea to honour our co-worker Connie Schiffner. Connie is retiring this month so take the time to come and chat before she disappears into retirement.

The Library Film Series will be screening “Wild Rose” directed by Tom Harper on Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at Lacombe City Cinemas.

Tickets are on sale now for $9 at the library or $10 at the door pending availability. Rose-Lynn Harlan has dreamt of becoming a country music star for as long as anyone can remember. But Glasgow isn’t exactly Nashville, and, as a convicted criminal and single mother of two young children, Rose-Lynn is more country song than country starlet. Just released from prison, forced to wear an ankle monitor and keep curfew, she can’t return to her job as the house-band singer at Glasgow’s Grand Ole Opry. Sporting her white cowboy hat and white leather cowboy boots, Rose-Lynn lands a new job as a housekeeper for the lovely, and very posh, Susannah. After catching her singing on the job, Susannah’s kids quickly become Rose-Lynn’s biggest fans and Susannah her enthusiastic patron, determined to help her get to Nashville. But Rose-Lynn’s dreams come at a cost. Britain/Ireland // 110 min // English // Rated: 14A

Our novel this week is Who Slays the Wicked by C.S. Harris. This is one of my favourite mystery series featuring Sebastian St. Cyr. If you have not read this series before it is best to start at the beginning with What Angels Fear.

Have a great week.

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