COLUMN: Valentines Day celebrated at Lacombe’s Mary C. Moore Public Library

‘Children so enjoy decorating their Valentine bags, giving little cards and receiving them in return’

Mary Poole/Mary C. Moore Public Library Columnist

Valentine week is always so exciting.

Most of the children so enjoy decorating their Valentine bags, giving the little cards and receiving them in return. It’s almost as good as Christmas! Now I said most children because there’s always a few that aren’t as enamored with the holiday. One little boy was furious that his mom brought Valentines because he didn’t want any girlfriends! One little girl beside him turned and said. “Well if you’re going to get mad over it at your age you won’t ever have any girlfriends!” Another little boy who was listening in on the conversation then added. “You’re such a child!” (He has much older siblings.)

The MCMPL Book Club will be meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at 7pm in the Read and Relax area of the library to discuss the novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. Everyone is welcome to join the discussion. The April book club choice is a non-fiction book by Bill Browder titled “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice”. Order this book today to attend the April meeting.

On Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in the LMC, the Friends of the Library will be hosting an Armchair Travel lecture titled “Iceland” presented by Todd Prochnau. This is a free event and refreshments will be provided.

We will be having another Card-making Workshop on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the County Room of the LMC. For $10 you will be making five beautiful greeting cards. Materials and instruction are provided as well as a wonderful creative atmosphere. Please call or come in to register at the library.

The Library Film Series continues on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at Lacombe City Cinemas with the screening of “Official Secrets” directed by Gavin Hood. This film is rated 14A and was given an 83 per cent by rottentomatoes.com. Based on a true story this film tells the gripping story of Katherine Gun, a British intelligence specialist whose job involves routine handling of information. One day she makes a very difficult decision that exposes a vast political conspiracy and put Gun and her family in harm’s way. Tickets go on sale at the library on March 2 for $9.

On Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the library you can join us for “Spring Craft Night”. Project details will be announced just to add to the mystery. There is a $5 supply fee/person. This is for adults only and space is limited. Register at the library.

Remember to mark your calendar for the annual Library Board event of the year! April 4 is the date for “Books and Bevvies”. Keep reading this column for more information.

Our novel this week is “The Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Dare. This is Dare’s debut novel about Adunni a 14 year old Nigerian girl who is sold as a third wife to an old man. She realizes that her life amounts to four goats, two bags of rice, some chickens and a new TV. She is then sold as a domestic servant and realizes that many girls have disappeared from this household with no explanation. All you have is your words she remembers as she refuses to be silenced. Order it today.

Have a great week.

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