Spring time fun to be had at Ponoka Jubilee Library

This week's library column looks at fun spring programs.

Well, Balzac Billy didn’t see his shadow this Groundhog Day, which means early spring for us. With spring in the air, we have been doing some planning of events at the library.

Don’t forget tomorrow night, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. is our fourth annual ‘Dinner at the Library’. It’s a potluck, so we ask every person/family to bring an item to share, the library will provide drinks, buns, plates and cutlery. And yes, your kids are more than welcome. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

In March, we join with Ponoka Parent Link in presenting our very important program ‘Coming Together: Legacy of Residential Schools’ at the Ponoka Elementary School on March 12 at 2 p.m. Come listen to a Maskawacis elder as she relates her story of the time she spent at one of these schools, followed by a presentation about that part of our history and how we can come together to work on reconciliation. Please sign up at either the library or the Ponoka Parent Link Centre. We also have our free family movie on March 18 at 2 p.m., where we will be showing ‘Inside Out’ for everyone. Popcorn will be provided, bring any drinks you’d like, and pillows and blankets to make the library floor comfy.

In April we are partnering up with Ponoka Adult Learning to offer a ‘Technology Petting Zoo’ on Thursday, April 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. If you’ve ever wanted to try a tablet or eReader, now is your chance. We will have a wide array of items on hand at the library to play with, as well as staff from the library and Adult Learning on hand to answer your questions. We will also be offering a non-restricted and restricted Canadian firearms safety course on April 10. Please visit http://www.albertafirearmscourse.com for details on costs and times. And our family movie will be ‘Minions’ at 2 p.m. on April 22.

For May we are working on a special day of pampering for the ladies of Ponoka, to be held the day before Mother’s Day, May 7. Details are still to come, but think spa, manicure, pedicure, and all the nice stuff that goes with. And by popular demand, we are running a ‘Board Games & Pizza’ day for tweens and teens (9-14) on Saturday, May 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Pizza and pop will be served, games will be played, and fun will be had. Make sure to register at the library. And don’t forget our free family movie on May 20 at 2 p.m., we’ll be showing ‘The Goosebumps Movie’.

Of course we also have all of our regular programs like Story Time, Lego Club, Book Club and Makerspace, check out our Facebook page or website for more details.

Coming soon: From debut author Richard Fifield, comes ‘The Flood Girls’, a snappy, sassy redemption story filled with an uproarious and unforgettable cast of characters you won’t want to leave behind.


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