COLUMN: Mary C. Moore Public Library celebrates the joy of birthdays

All the classes celebrated everyone’s birthday with special crafts, games and stories

Mary Poole/Library Columnist

Last week the theme was birthdays.

All the classes celebrated everyone’s birthday with special crafts, games and stories.

One of the three year olds told me he knew that his birthday was between winter and fall. I asked him what the weather was like on his birthday, trying to pin it down a little more and he replied. “It’s in Lacombe Miss Mary, it can be any kind of weather!” He’s right. I always like to ask the kids how old I am and they are always so wrong. I am anywhere from 4-20 years old. It’s so good for my ego.

The best part of birthday week (other than my own birthday) is that the game of Hot Potato is still the most popular game and was enjoyed by all ages.

Thanks to everyone who came by the Friends of the Library Garage Sale. We made almost $400 for new books and programs. We appreciate your generosity.

The MCMPL Book Club will meet on Tuesday, 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. This is a very popular author so, if you’ve read the book, please come and join in the conversation. The book for July is, “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel. Order it today for the July discussion.

The Library film series will be screening the last film of the season on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 7 p.m. at Lacombe City Cinemas. We will be showing “Wild Rose”, directed by Tom Harper. Rose-Lynn Harlan (rising star Jessie Buckley) 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. This film is from Britain and Ireland and is rated 14A.

Tickets go on sale June 1st for $9 at the library.

On Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the library we will be having June Craft Night. We will be making mason jar solar lights decorated with your own artistic flair. Register at the library. The fee is by donation to help cover the cost of supplies.

The next Card-making workshop is on Saturday, June 8th from 9 a.m. until noon. For a fee of $10 you can make 5 beautiful cards using a variety of stamping techniques. All supplies and instruction provided. Please call or come in to register.

With summer holidays coming soon remember we have books for sale at the library for $5 a bag or $1 a book. These are great for taking to the beach or on the plane since if the books are wrecked or lost it’s not a problem. (unless you weren’t finished the book.)

The TD Summer Reading Program begins on Tuesday, July 2nd and runs for seven weeks. This is a free program for ages 2-13. Our theme this year is “Our Natural World”. Come join us as we explore many of the natural wonders of the world. Please see our website for more information on class times.

Our novel this week is “Triple Jeopardy” by Anne Perry. Anne Perry has written Victorian mystery novels that started with Thomas Pitt, an ordinary policeman, and have continued, now, to his son Daniel. Always a good mystery, Perry continues to take us back to this very interesting era in British history.

Have a great week!

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