Share your stories through library’s new project

Ponoka Jubilee Library looking to develop a People of Ponoka project.

For those of you on Facebook, have you ever checked out the page ‘Humans of New York’? It’s a very interesting page that shows the people of New York, one story at a time. We at Ponoka Jubilee Library think the concept is so good that we’d like to steal it, and focus on featuring the citizens of Ponoka.

We know people out there have many good stories to tell: where they’re from originally and how they ended up in Ponoka, how they met their spouse, their hopes and dreams for the future, the hard times they’ve gone through, etc. We are looking for people who are willing to share their stories with us, so they can be featured on our Facebook page, either with their name and picture or anonymously. If you are willing to take part in ‘People of Ponoka’ please contact Jaclyn Berry, Library Manager at jberry@prl.ab.ca or stop by the library to chat. And feel free to check out the HONY page online, or borrow the book ‘Humans of New York: Stories’ by Brandon Stanton from the library to get a better idea of what we have in mind.

We want to remind everyone that this Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m. we, along with Ponoka Parent Link, are presenting ‘Coming Together: Legacy of Residential Schools’. We ask parents and professionals to join us at the Ponoka Elementary School learning common area, for an afternoon centred on building relationships and understanding between aboriginal and settler families. The afternoon will begin with aboriginal voices, as an elder from Maskwacis shares her experiences at one of these residential schools. Andrea Dyck, our facilitator, will then present a program that she has put together which shows us a picture of that time in our history. We hope that engaging with these speakers will promote understanding, dialogue and discussion to aid in building relationships. We must, as a community, contribute positively to the necessary and important work of healing and reconciliation. Traditional refreshments of bannock and tea will be served, please register at either Ponoka Jubilee Library or Ponoka Parent Link Centre. We hope to see many people come together for this very important event.

For those of you who are currently looking for work, we want to let you know that we have six public computers available for use on which you can create resumes, and search and apply for jobs. We also offer printing/photocopying and faxing services for a fee, as well as scanning and emailing for no cost. We suggest that if you know when you are going to be at the library to call and book a time in advance to ensure that a computer is available for you, otherwise they may be busy when you arrive. Simply call us at 403-783-3843, and we’ll be happy to help you.

Coming soon: From bestselling author Laura Childs comes another book in the Tea Shop Mysteries, ‘Devonshire Scream’.

 

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