Merry Christmas, everyone! Today is the last day we are open before being closed for our Christmas break. We are open until 8 p.m. tonight, so hurry on down to get all the books and movies you need to get you through until we reopen on Monday morning. We hope everyone has a lovely Christmas and is able to spend time with their loved ones, as we will be spending time with ours.
We want to thank everyone who brought items down to the library for the Ponoka Food Bank. We have passed all of these items on to them, and we are sure that they will go to good use over this holiday season.
And thank you to everyone who purchased a Charlie calendar this year. We are all sold out and were able to raise money for both the library and Charlie. Being at the ripe old age of 18, or around 90 in human years, is pretty incredible for a cat, and a large part of that is due to the pampered life she lives at the library. When we rescued her six years ago, we didn’t really know how the public would react to her, and although Charlie can be a little grouchy on occasion, she has been very happily loved and supported here. She may not show it, but she loves being a library cat.
January is going to be a busy month here at the library, with all of the following events on our calendar:
Story Time – come join Ms. Lori again starting on Jan. 4 at 11 a.m. We invite children ages 3-6 along with their parents to come hear a story and make a craft, all while working on listening and practical skills and making new friends.
Book Club – will meet on Jan. 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the library, and will discuss ‘The Piano Man’s Daughter” by Timothy Findlay.
Lego Club – starts again on Jan. 15 from 3:30-5 p.m., and meets every second Friday. Come down to the library and build to your heart’s content.
Non-restricted and restricted firearms safety course – come learn firearms safety from a skilled instructor on Sunday, Jan. 17. For times and costs, contact Luke Peters at 403-791-9898 or visit http://www.albertafirearmscourse.com
Free Family Movie – come check out ‘Big Hero 6’ playing on Friday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Beer Tasting – on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. come taste 10 beers from light to dark, along with tasty food. Detailed information on prices available at the library, or call 403-783-3843.
Coming soon: Check out ‘Morning Star’, the third and final book in the Red Rising trilogy by Pierce Brown. Following in the footsteps of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Pierce Brown takes you into a multi-layered dystopian future that is seething with characters who exist in a shadow world between history and myth. All three books at Ponoka Jubilee Library soon.