Free family Christmas movie at Ponoka Jubilee Library

This week's library column announced a family movie day for December.

We’ve added one more Christmas program to our December calendar and this one is for absolutely everyone.

On Monday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m., we will be showing the movie ‘Arthur Christmas’, a clever and earnest animated holiday film, about what happens when Santa misses his gift delivery to one child on Christmas, and what his son Arthur will do to fix that mistake. The movie will be shown in the back of the library on our projector screen, so bring any pillows and blankets you want to make yourself more comfortable. Popcorn is being provided by Servus Credit Union. Hope to see lots of people out to enjoy a great family film. And watch for regular movie days in 2016.

We still have room in our wreath making class tomorrow evening, for anyone who would like to take part. Enjoy an evening of festive fun as we create a swag wreath from fresh greenery, ribbon, holly and bells. For more information about cost or to sign up please contact the library at 403-783-3843.

Our tickets for the ‘Beer Tasting’ on Jan. 23 are 50 per cent sold. These tickets make a great gift for any of those beer lovers in your life. Spend the evening sampling 10 beers, from light to dark, with tasty food on the side. Jay Cottell, our regular wine tasting host, will be running through the basics of beer, so not only do you get to enjoy the flavours, you will learn how they came to be. Be sure to get your tickets before they’re gone, space is very limited.

We want to thank everyone who has filled out our ‘Annual Satisfaction Survey’ so far, and let you know we have been looking closely at the responses. With that in mind, we do want to respond to one of the comments we received. It was asked why we are offering free memberships, if it means that we have to ask for so many donations because of it. We offered free memberships in 2015, and will continue to offer them in 2016, with the idea that it removes a barrier for people who wanted to use the library, but for who the membership fee just wasn’t possible. And we have found that it works; we’ve had a 34 per cent increase in memberships in one year, which in the public library world is massive. So if you would like to donate the $20 that we previously charged, we appreciate it; but if not, we completely understand. We don’t want anyone to feel like they have to pay to use the library.

We also had feedback that more programs were needed for tweens, so watch for a tween after school/book club in 2016, and another ‘Board Games & Pizza’ afternoon! The survey is still open online, check it out at

Coming soon: From bestselling author Kathy Reichs comes her latest Temperance Brennan blockbuster ‘Speaking in Bones’.


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