Library now has license for showing movies to public

This week's library column looks at its new viewing licence to show movies.

We at Ponoka Jubilee Library would like to thank everyone who has taken part in our holiday fun so far this December.

We had an absolute blast with the 20 or so families who made crafts and decorated trees with us at our ‘Vintage Family Christmas’, and building the swag wreaths was fantastic. And you still have a couple of chances to enjoy some Christmas merriment here with us.

On Friday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m., Ms. Lori will be throwing a Christmas party for the last Story Time of 2016. Children ages three to six, along with their parents are invited to come on down to the library to enjoy an hour of fun, which will include games, stories, crafts and treats. If you can’t make it that day, Story Time will start up again on Monday, Jan. 4 at 11 a.m., and run every Monday and Friday morning. And the last Christmas event we will be hosting here is our ‘Free Family Movie’ on Monday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to come watch ‘Arthur Christmas’ while snacking on some popcorn. Bring your pillows and blankets to curl up on the floor, and enjoy some laughs. We will be collecting food bank donations from now until December 22, so if you come down for an event it would be great if you could bring a non-perishable food item with you.

Just a reminder that the library will be closed December 24-27 for the Christmas break, so come get enough books and movies to last you. We will reopen on December 28, and be open until 2 on New Year’s Eve, closed New Year’s Day and back to normal hours on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 11-4.

We are excited to announce that we have obtained a public viewing movie license for the library, so we are going to start offering a monthly movie afternoon. Our plan is to offer them on Friday afternoons when a large number of the children have the day off school. We’ll be showing movies like Inside Out, Minions, Big Hero 6 and the Goosebumps Movie. Make sure you check out our Facebook page or website to find out dates, times and what the movie of the month will be.

Speaking of our website, it has undergone a complete overhaul. The new website is much more user friendly for people accessing it on mobile devices, and provides easier access to our eLibrary services. It also has links to our latest Ponoka News articles, list of items that we have on order, information about our upcoming events, a copy of our monthly calendar and general information about what the library offers. Check it out at ponokalibrary.prl.ab.ca and let us know what you think.

Coming soon: Get your cook on with ‘Dinner for Two: Easy and Innovative Recipes for One, Two, or a Few’ by Julie Wampler.