COLUMN: Library set to warm up in May

Plenty of happenings going on at the library this month

Mary Poole/Mary C. Moore Public Library Columnist

You know the weather’s been dreary far too long when the younger children begin to comment.

One of my three year classes was really being noisy and I asked if they could quiet down. I was told, by a little girl who is normally very shy, that they just had to shout because it was too windy to play outside. To which a little boy added: “Yeah, and you just ask me to be quiet but my mom yells really, really loud!” The third child then chimed in: “And my mom says I have cabin fever but she still let me come even though I’m sick!”

Don’t forget to come and check out the Friends of the Library Annual Garage Sale on Friday, May 10th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 11th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. It will be held at 48 Elana Crescent, Lacombe.

Come and find the perfect treasure or, perhaps, the item your wife smuggled out of the house in hopes that you wouldn’t notice.

Come in and get your tickets for the Library film series movie screening at Lacombe City Cinemas on Wednesday, May 15th at 7 p.m. We will be showing “Woman at War”, directed by Benedikt Erlingsson, an Icelandic film rated PG. Tickets are $9 at the library and $10 at the door pending availability.

The Colouring Club for Adults will also be meeting on Wednesday, May 15th from 6 – 8 p.m. This is a drop-in program. We supply all materials or bring your own project.

The MCMPL Knitting Club meet every Wednesday from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the History Room of the library. Come and learn or show off your knitting talent. This club is open to all levels of knitting skill.

Please join us on Saturday, May 25th from 10 – 11 a.m. to celebrate Splouffe’s 10th birthday! Our library fish is turning 10 (one fish year equals five human years so he’s really 50) and we would like to honour him with a come and go event. Please come and say Happy Birthday, make a craft, listen to a story and have some cake. There is no registration, just pop in for a visit.

The next meeting of the MCMPL Book Club will be on June 4th, at 7 p.m. in the Read and Relax area of the library. We will be discussing the novel “The Great Alone” by Kristin Hannah. Order the book today and join us.

Our last classes of the winter/spring children’s classes will end May 24. The TD Summer Reading Program will begin, Tuesday, July 2nd and will run for seven weeks, ending August 16th. This is a free drop-in program open to ages 2-13. The schedule for the program is on our website,

Our novel this week is “The Island of Sea” by Lisa See. This is a beautifully written novel about the women divers of the Korean Island of Jeju who risk their lives deep sea diving while the men look after the children. This novel follows the characters through many decades of their lives.

Have a great week!

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