Menopause information night at Ponoka library

This week's library column invites residents to a menopause information session.

We are very pleased to be offering ‘Menopause 101: Embracing the Change’, an information night at the library on Thursday,Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The session will feature presentations from Wendi Lautenbach (Registered Nurse), Lori Labrie (Registered Dietitian), and Erika Lutz (Licenced Practical Nurse), all from Wolf Creek Primary Care Network. They will bespeaking on how menopause can affect women and different ways to approach it through hormone therapy, diet and anumber of other factors. Come take part in this women to women evening, and learn to embrace the next stage in your life.Please stop by the library at 5110 48 Avenue or call 403-783-3843 to sign up.

The library will be taking part in the Postcards for Peace campaign, created by Veterans Affairs Canada. Postcards for Peace provides an opportunity for youth 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 youth to actively remember the sacrifices and achievements of Canadian veterans. If you would like to take part, please come by the library to pick up your blank postcard, write your message of thanks and return it to us no later than October 23.

Lego Club will be meeting this Friday, Oct. 2 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Come on down to the library to build with our massive collection of Lego, create whatever your imagination can come up with, and then leave it here to be displayed for all to see.Lego Club is a program that the whole family can take part in; parents can get down on the floor with their kids and remember just how much fun Lego can be. And for the really little hands we have Duplo. Some come on down and have a great time, it’s drop-in, so no registration or fee is required.

Little kids can also take part in Story Time, every Monday and Friday at 11 a.m. Children ages between three and six are invited to come to the library to hear a story and make a craft with Ms. Lori. Story Time helps introduce children to reading and the library, and starts to prepare them for the world of kindergarten by working on skills like cutting, pasting, and tracing. This is a drop-in activity, with a different program each day, so come to them all.

Our Book Club will be meeting this Sunday, Oct. 4 to discuss Shoot the Moon by Billie Letts. New members are always welcome, so if you have read the book and would like to join a lively discussion come on down. The November book, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, will also be distributed.

Coming Soon: A master storyteller at his best—the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers Bazaar of Bad Dreams, a generous collection of stories, , featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write them.