COLUMN: Mary C. Moore Public Library in the holiday spirit

Library will be closed over the holidays on December 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27

Mary Poole/Library Columnist

The Christmas excitement is upon us and the children seem to switch into fast forward.

They talk faster, move faster and try to get through each day just a little faster. One little girl informed me that she had eaten her chocolate from her Advent calendar and then had a chocolate chip cookie for breakfast. I asked if her mom knew and she replied: “Mom said as long as I was good I could eat anything I wanted.” I asked if she’d been good and she said. “How can I? I’m full of sugar!”

The library will be closed over the holidays on December 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27. We will be open on December 28 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and then on Monday, December 30 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. On Tuesday, December 31 we will be open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and closed January 1. On January 2nd we open again for regular hours for a very long time.

Registration for the Winter/Spring session of the Children’s Programs will be on Monday, January 6th at 10am. You may come into the library or phone to register. Please don’t email or leave a message on that morning since we have no time to check for messages. Classes fill up extremely fast so arrive early to wait in line or keep hitting redial on your phone. The fee is $5 per family or a craft donation for the 18 week session.

If you would like to start marking dates on your 2020 calendar, you could start with the MCMPL Book Club meeting on Tuesday, January 7 at 7 p..m in the Read and Relax area of the library. We will be discussing the memoir; “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah. This is an interesting perspective on growing up in South Africa.

On Tuesday, January 14 at 7 p.m. in the North County Room of the LMC, the Friends of the Library will present the next Armchair Travel lecture. The presentation is titled “Ireland” and the presenter is Janet Hall. This is a free event and refreshments are provided.

On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. in Lacombe City Cinema, the library film series will be showing “Il Pleuvait des Oiseaux (And the Birds Rained Down)” directed by Louise Archambault. Three elderly hermits live deep in the Canadian woods are cut off from the rest of the world. Wildfires are raging and their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women. This film is in French with English subtitles. It is rated PG and has an 88% rating on rottentomatoes.com.

Our novel this week is, “The Measure of a Man” by Marco Malvaldi. This is a Leonardo Da Vinci novel translated from Italian.

In October of 1493, Italy is the economic and cultural center of Europe. In those years people would often run into a man dressed in long pink robes, lost in thought. He is a strange man. He doesn’t eat meat, writes from left to right, and struggles to get paid by his employers. His name is Leonardo Da Vinci and when a man is found dead in the castle, he is called upon to solve the mystery.

The staff of the Mary C. Moore Public Library would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday.

-Submitted by the Mary C. Moore Public Library

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