Something for everyone at Ponoka Jubilee Library

This week's library column looks at the many different and fun activities available.

We want to thank everyone who helped Jerry Siemens far surpass his goal of $500 in his ‘Chop the Mop’ campaign for the Canadian Cancer Society. The great people of Ponoka helped him raise almost $1000! We had great fun watching him have his head buzzed, and he was able to gather up all of his hair to be made into a wig for someone going through cancer treatment. We really appreciate when our community steps up and gets involved in a good cause. And to all of our little Star Wars friends, your costumes were awesome. Hope you all had fun and enjoyed your prizes.

We’ve been thinking about our neighbours to the north in Fort McMurray and how devastating their situation must be. The idea of an entire city having to flee and not knowing what they are going to come back to is mind-blowing. But in the midst of all the sadness and destruction, it is absolutely amazing to see how Albertans band together to try and help. Even at a time when the economic situation in our province is far from ideal, everyone is more than ready to donate anything they can, whether it be their time, money, household items or even a spare room. I moved to Ponoka from Edmonton, and really appreciate the small town life, where people are willing to lend a hand and open their hearts, and all of a sudden Alberta is proving itself to be one big small town. I’m sure that everyone knows it already, but donations can be made to the Canadian Red Cross to help all of the people affected by the fire; all of the funds raised will be matched by both the provincial and federal government.

We have a couple of exciting events coming up soon, check out our website and Facebook page for more information about the following:

May 20, 2 p.m.: Free family movie, ‘The Goosebumps Movie’ will be playing.

May 28, 1-3 p.m.: Board games and pizza for ages 9-14. Must register-please contact the library.

May 30, 11 a.m.: Final story time party

June 11, 7 p.m.: Great wines under $25.00, a wine tasting. Tickets half sold.

June 12, 8 a.m. 9 p.m.: Non-restricted and restricted firearms course.

June 13-June 30: Summer Reading Club registration

June 18, 1-4 p.m.: Father’s Day BBQ and birdhouse building, for fathers and their kids to enjoy some time together. Space is limited, must register.

June 24, 2 p.m.: Free family movie, ‘Land Before Time’, a classic.

July 5-August 26: Summer Reading Club for ages 5-12.

July 26, 10:30 a.m.: Medicine River Wildlife Centre will be visiting the library to teach about wildlife conservation and introducing us to their rescued great grey owl, Sophie!

Coming soon: From the beloved author of ‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café’ comes another unforgettable laugh-out-loud novel about what it means to be truly alive. Check out ‘The Whole Town’s Talking’ by Fannie Flagg.

 

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