We have very exciting news. Between our annual Book Sale and the Silent Art Auction put on the by the Ponoka Friends of the Library Society, the library has raised over $2,800. With such amazing support from our community, it means that we are able to offer free library memberships again in 2016. So far, our free membership program has meant a 35 per cent increase in memberships at the library, which is huge for us. Thank you to everyone who gave generously at the book sale and congratulations to our highest bidders at the ‘Silent Art Auction’. And lastly, and most importantly, thank you to all our volunteers who helped with our book sale, and to all of the local artists who donated their pieces to our auction: Annette McKinley, Noni Chalmers, Lyla Langford, Mary Fierlbeck, Laura Wells, Danielle Folkerts, H. Jones, Roberta Jones and Sandra Bingeman.
We are excited to offer two different Christmas programs in December. ‘Vintage Family Christmas’ is on December 5 at 1 p.m. – Bring your family in for an afternoon full of old-fashioned crafting and snacks from the past. Each family will get to create unique vintage Christmas ornaments, that they will use to decorate their own mini live Christmas tree. There is one tree per family, and space is limited, so please register at Ponoka Jubilee Library to ensure your spot, no cost. We also have a wreath making class on December 10 at 6:30 p.m. – Be taught to create a Christmas swag wreath, made from fresh boughs and all the trimmings. The class cost of the class includes all supplies and instruction. Space is limited, so you must register and pay in advance.
We’re already looking ahead to 2016 and with that in mind have a ‘Beer Tasting’ on Saturday January 23 at 7:00 p.m. You will get to taste 10 different beers, from light to dark, with tasty snacks on the side. And our ‘4th Annual Dinner at the Library’ will be held on Thursday February 25 at 6 p.m. Sign up with your dish and the number of guests attending at the library.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Postcards for Peace campaign. The postcards that were returned to us were wonderful in their sincerity and we are sure that the soldiers past and present who receive them will appreciate them greatly. We have sent them off to two overseas operations, Op Addenda in Afghanistan and Op Unifier in the Ukraine, as well as to the Kipnes Centre for Veterans in Edmonton.
Coming soon: From Mary Higgins Clark comes ‘All Dressed in White’, the second thrilling novel in the New York Times bestselling Under Suspicion series, featuring intrepid television producer Laurie Moran as she investigates the case of a missing bride.