Silent auction to raise funds for the library

This week's library column promotes a silent auction to raise funds for the library.

October is Canadian Library Month, and we are asking the people of Ponoka to show their love of their library by helping support us with two different fundraisers.

The Ponoka Friends of the Library Society is hosting a silent art auction from Oct. 13 to Oct. 31. Different original art prices produced and donated by local artists will be on display in the front of the library; please come down to take a look and bid on the item you want to take home. Bidding will start on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31. The items that have been donated are beautiful, unique and varied, so don’t miss out.

Our second fundraiser in October is our annual used book sale. The sale will be at the library on Oct. 23 and 24; Friday it runs from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a multitude of items available. As always there will be lots of adult fiction to choose from, hardcover and paperback, as well as non-fiction, juvenile fiction and non-fiction, lots of children’s items and DVDs. All of the purchases are based on a ‘take what you like, pay what you can’ process. This is the main fundraiser for Ponoka Jubilee Library, so we ask everyone to come out and give generously. We are also looking for volunteers to help set up the book sale on the night of Oct. 22, as well as man the book sale till on the Friday and Saturday, so if you are available, please contact the library. And if you have any items you wish to donate towards our sale, we will be accepting them starting Oct. 5.

Don’t forget that tomorrow evening, Thursday Oct. 8, we are hosting ‘Menopause 101: Embracing the Change’, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The session will feature presentations from Wendi Lautenbach (RN), Lori Labrie (RD), and Erika Lutz (LPN), all from Wolf Creek Primary Care Network. They will be speaking on how menopause can affect women and different ways to approach it through hormone therapy, diet and a number of other factors. Come take part in this women to women evening, and learn to embrace the next stage in your life.

We’ve got beer tastings, Christmas wreath making workshops, a tea information and tasting afternoon, an old-fashioned family Christmas craft day and much more all, coming up in the near future, so be sure to check out this weekly article for the latest news. Or check out our website at ponokalibrary.prl.ab.ca or ‘Like’ us on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest happenings at the library.

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