LEGO club resumes the fun at Ponoka Jubilee library

This week's library column shows Lego Club resumes.

September has arrived and we love it. We can’t wait to see the beautiful fall colours appear in the river valley, and smell that fresh fall air. Just a note that the library is closed the Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the long weekend, have a great Labour Day everyone.

This Friday, Sept. 4, Family Lego Club starts up again at the library. Lego club is a program for everyone; we love to see the parents get on the floor to build with the kids. For those who have never been to a Lego club in the past, the concept is pretty simple: we dump a pile of Lego on the floor in the back of the library, and you build whatever you want. Once the builder has decided their masterpiece is complete, staff will put it on display at the front of the library so everyone can see just how imaginative our Lego club participants are, and believe me, we get some very creative pieces put together. Then, when the next Lego club comes around, library staff break apart all the creations and we get to do it all over again. Lego club runs every second Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., and is a drop-in activity, so if you can’t make it until 4, or have to leave after 20 minutes, that’s just fine. We also have Duplo for the really little hands, feel free to ask for it if you need it. A couple things to note: all the Lego is supplied by the library, so please don’t bring any from home (we don’t want to accidentally mix yours in with ours), and as per regular library policy, all children under five must be actively watched while in the library, and children aged five to eight must have a parent or guardian in the library while building. Hopefully, we have lots of people come take part in our Lego club, it’s always a fun time.

We’re really looking forward to hosting Kate A. Boorman, a 2015 Alberta Readers’ Choice finalist for her book Winterkill, on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 12 p.m. Kate is originally from Rimbey, and so is happy to come support a local small town library in our goal of providing interesting and informative programming to our patrons. She will be coming to discuss her book, as well as answer questions from the audience, whether they are about her book or writing itself. Please come down to the library and help us support a fantastic Alberta writer.

We have lots of other programming ideas in works, too. Watch for announcements about: menopause-from a nutrition and pharmacology standpoint; an afternoon to learn about teas and enjoy a tea party; a beer tasting; soy candle making; a talk on the benefits of crystals and minerals; and Christmas crafts for adults and children.

Coming Soon: Nature of the Beast, the eleventh book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series by Louise Penny.