Back to regular programs in September

This week's Library column looks at getting back into a fall schedule.

With September fast approaching, our regular programs are set to return. We want to take a moment to remind you about them, and let you know about our new ones. Check out:

Story time – Starting Monday, Sept.14, Story Time runs a new program every Monday and Friday morning at 11 a.m. Aimed towards children ages three to six and their parents, Story Time introduces young children to the library and a love of reading through stories, crafts and games. This is a drop-in activity; no registration or payment is required.

Family Lego club – Family LEGO Club is starting back up on Friday Sept. 4, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Come build whatever your imagination can come up with. All LEGO/Duplo will be provided by the library, and the masterpieces will be put on display for all to see. Regular meetings are every second Friday. This is a drop-in activity; no registration or payment is required.

Book club – The library book club will be having their first meeting after a summer hiatus on Sunday Sept. 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the library. The September book is Burnt Shadows by Kamila Shamsi, and copies are available at the library now. New members are always welcome. Regular meetings are the first Sunday of every month, unless changed due to a holiday weekend (such as September).

MAKERSPACE (New program) – Makerspace is our newest regular program at the library. Makerspaces are creative spaces where people gather to create, invent and learn. Our Makerspace is full of cool technology items like Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey, Little Bits kits and Intuous tablets. Our first Makerspace meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 24 from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and regular meetings will be held the last Thursday of each month. This activity is for ages 12+ due to the fragility of some items, and is drop-in; no registration or payment required.

Besides our regular programs, we are also excited to announce that Kate A. Boorman, Alberta Readers’ Choice Award nominee will be coming to the library on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. Kate will be coming to discuss her award nominated book Winterkill, as well as do a Q&A with participants. Come on down to meet one of Alberta’s up and coming writers.

We’re also looking forward to taking part in Ponoka Day in the Park. On Friday, Aug. 28, starting at 1 p.m. at Centennial Park, come take part in kids’ activities (we’ll be reading stories), watch a town vs. county tug-o-war and pie eating contest, have a picnic while enjoying some cultural entertainment, and end the day off with a movie in the park, ‘Epic’ will be shown starting at 8 p.m. It’s a great way to have a last hoorah before school starts, and free for all to attend. For more information go to ponoka.ca.

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