COLUMN: Several February events at Lacombe’s Mary C. Moore Public Library

Library Film series will be screening “Parasite” on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m.

Mary Poole/Library Columnist

The children are learning about different regions this session and we were talking about deserts.

I asked who could tell me about something in the desert and one little girl said. “Periods.” There was a bit of a pause and then, thinking about it, I realized that she meant pyramids. Pretty good for a three year old. Communication with three year olds is sometimes a challenge and one little boy kept asking if I liked to play with “dopey”. Knowing that he hadn’t been around when my mom made me play with my brothers, I was relieved when he led me to the playdough.

The library will be closed Monday, February 17 for Family Day.

On Wednesday, February 19, at 7 p.m. the Library Film series will be screening “Parasite” directed by Bong Joon-Ho. Tickets are available at the library until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18 for $9 or at the door on February 19, for $10 pending availability. This film has won and been nominated for numerous awards, including the Oscars for best picture. It is from South Korea and has English subtitles. It has a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is rated 14A. A unique film showing the class struggles in South Korea.

On Tuesday, February 25 at 7 p.m. in the South County Room of the LMC, the MCMPL presents Photographer Scotty Roxburgh. Come circumnavigate Iceland. You will visit 12 different locations and experience some of the history, culture, scenery and wildlife through Scotty’s photographs. Mark this date on your calendar, you don’t want to miss what promises to be a very interesting evening.

On Thursday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in the LMC, the Friends of the Library will present the Local History Lecture, “Climbing to Base Camp” presented by Gary Leslie. This is a free event.

On Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m., we will be hosting our first meeting of our Parent-Child Book Club! Share the love of reading! This new club is for kids, ages 8-12, and their parents. Share a book together and then join us once a month at the library for a book chat and snacks! Participants may read the book on their own or the parents can read to their kids. Our first book is “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”. We will be discussing this book, picking more titles and getting input for the format of future meetings.

The MCMPL Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. to discuss the novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. Everyone is welcome so order the book today.

Our novel this week is “Processed Cheese” by Stephen Wright. A bag of money drops out of the sky and into the path of a cash-starved citizen named Graveyard. He takes it home and he and his wife embark on the adventure of their lives. Of course, the bag’s owner wants his money back no matter the cost and this sets up this novel of stories of a wealth-obsessed culture. Dark humour and serious drama make this a wild ride.

Have a great week.

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