COLUMN: Lacombe’s Mary C. Moore Public Library welcomes spring

Several events are running through April at the library

Mary Poole/Mary C Moore Public Library Columnist

Spring fun for children hasn’t changed much through the years.

When asked what they enjoyed about spring the overwhelming winner was to crack the ice on the top of the puddle. A close second is finding a mud puddle that is appropriate for initiating our new boots and a stick to trace in the mud and draw on the sidewalk.

What has changed is the rubber boots.

On Wednesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at Lacombe City Cinemas don’t miss the screening of the powerful film “Capernaum” directed by Nadine Labaki. This film is rated 14-A. Zain is only 12 but he’s seen enough to resent his very existence. His parents have numerous children to care for and use them in scams to support the family. Zain files a lawsuit against his parents for giving birth to him. This film was made with a cast of non-professionals playing characters whose lives closely parallel their own. Tickets are $9 at the library or $10 at the door pending availability.

The next Drop-in Colouring Club for Adults will be on Wednesday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the library. All materials are provided. Adults and older teens only please.

There will be an Earth Day Craft Night for Adults on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the library. You will be making your own beeswax food wraps. This is a free program but you must pre-register at the library.

The Friends of the Library will be hosting the last History Lecture of the season on Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the LMC. The lecture is title “Gustav Eiffel: His Life and Achievements” and will be presented by Andy Nokes. Refreshments will be served.

The library will be selling half-price memberships at the Lacombe and District Chamber of Commerce Trade Show on April 26 and 27. Half-price memberships will also be available at the library on these two days.

The Friends of the Library Annual Garage Sale will be held on May 10 and 11th. If you have items that you are willing to donate please bring them to the library prior to May 10. Although we appreciate donations we cannot accept large furniture appliances or your mother-in-law.

Don’t forget the Knitting Club meets every Wednesday afternoon from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the History Room of the library. This is drop-in and open to all skill levels.

Our novel this week is “Titan Shade” by Dan Stout. Carter’s a homicide cop in Titanshade, an oil boomtown where 8-tracks are state of the art, disco rules the radio and all the best sorcerers wear designer labels. It is also teetering on the edge of disaster. As the oil reserves run dry, the city’s future hangs on a possible investment from the reclusive amphibians known as Squibs. The murder of a Squib diplomat brings about an investigation that Carter must stop from becoming a witch-hunt.

A mixed genre novel that should appeal to the daring reader.

Have a good week.

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