Father’s Day fun at Ponoka Jubilee Library

This week's library column looks at Father's Day activities.

Fathers and their children are invited to join us at Ponoka Jubilee Library on Saturday, June 18, the day before Father’s Day, from 1 to 4 p.m. for a ‘BBQ and Build-a-Birdhouse’ event. We will be cooking up burgers and hot dogs, and offering them along with some drinks and tasty sides, so that the fathers of Ponoka can come spend some quality time with their kids. After everyone is done eating, each family will get to put together a chickadee bird nest box from Ellis Bird Farms, that they will get to decorate and then take home to enjoy in their backyard. There is no charge for this event, but each family will need to bring along a hammer, and they must register at the library in advance, as space is limited, and we need to know how much food to buy. There is one bird nest box per family, but bring as many kids as you’d like. Please call us or at 403-783-3843.

For those of you who took part in the ‘Ponoka Day in the Park’ last summer, you’ll be excited to hear that it is a go once again this year. This year’s event will be on Friday, August 26 starting at 1 p.m. at the Lion’s Centennial Park. We’re excited to once again be taking part in the kids’ activities, which will include different games and activities, as well as hopefully some face painting and story sessions. There has been talk of possible dunk tanks, bubble soccer/battle balls (look it up, it’s awesome!), mini-donuts, multiple bands playing, acapella singing, food trucks, and a lots of other fun stuff. The night will end with a movie in the park on the big inflatable screen, and fireworks. So be sure to keep the day open, and join us as we celebrate the end of the summer and the great town that Ponoka is.

We want to remind everyone about our ‘Great Wines Under $25/bottle’ on the evening of Saturday, June 11 at 7 p.m. Jay Cottell, our wine guy, will be presenting four whites, four reds and one dessert wine, all for under $25/bottle. You don’t have to spend a pile of money to find a good wine. Come discover some delicious new flavours, served with meats, cheeses, fruit, nuts, and chocolate. Please contact the library to purchase your tickets, all participants must be of legal age.

Come talk to Emma Neufeld, our returning summer programmer, all about the ‘wild’ themed summer reading club program that runs on Tuesdays and Thursday in July and August. The program promotes continued reading through the summer months and is broken into two age groups, five to eight and nine to 12. Registration runs from June 13 to June 30, and the program will start July 4.

Coming soon: From Michael and Daniel Palmer comes ‘Mercy’, a riveting medical thriller that will grab you by the throat and won’t let you go until long after you have read the intense climax


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