Postcards for peace at Ponoka Jubilee Library

This week's library column discusses Remembrance Day.

Remembrance Day is fast approaching and with that in mind, Ponoka Jubilee Library is taking part in Postcards for Peace. With this program, Veterans Affairs Canada provides an opportunity for us to send postcards to express messages of thanks to those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace, or to still-serving Canadian Armed Forces members. This activity allows us to remember the sacrifices and achievements of Canadian Veterans. Blank postcards are available for pick-up at the library at 5110 48 Avenue. Simply write your message of thanks on the back of the card and return it to us by the end of October, and we will send them off to a number of different locations, including current overseas deployments and long-term facilities for veterans. Use this opportunity to teach your children and grandchildren about what Remembrance Day means or to let someone know just how much their fight meant to you.

Don’t forget this weekend is our annual book sale. Come on down to the library on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to check out all of the items we have available for purchase. There’s something for everyone, so don’t miss out. This is our main fundraiser of the year, so come find your treasures and give generously. While you’re here, also check out our silent art auction. We have many different kinds of art, donated by talented local artists, available for bidding from now until Oct. 31. And finally pick up your copy of the 2016 Charlie calendar. These very cute calendars will be available for $20 each, and proceeds will be split between Charlie herself and the library. If we can continue to raise funds for the library, we can offer free memberships again in 2016.

We are offering an afternoon ‘tea at the library’ on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. Come hear a presentation on the benefits of different kinds of tea, followed by a tea tasting with some tasty treats. Anyone who would like to take part must sign up at the library, so we can ensure that we have enough for everybody. You can sign up by calling the library at 403-783-3843 or stopping by and seeing us in person.

In December, we will be offering an ‘old-fashioned family Christmas’ afternoon, as well as a ‘wreath-making’ evening. Families can expect to craft different ornaments that they will then be able to display on their own live miniature Christmas tree on Dec. 5, and the wreath-making evening will involve fresh greenery, holly and ribbon along with instructions on how to put it all together on Dec. 10. Final plans are still coming together, but keep us in mind when planning your holiday outings.

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