Say Cheese! - Board member Haley Amendt (left) and Ponoka Jubilee Library manager Jaclyn Berry prepare some burgers at the fundraiser lunch barbecue held at The Brick on Thursday

Say Cheese! - Board member Haley Amendt (left) and Ponoka Jubilee Library manager Jaclyn Berry prepare some burgers at the fundraiser lunch barbecue held at The Brick on Thursday

Star Wars come to library

Chop the Mop cancer fundraiser in perfect time for May the Fourth at the Ponoka Jubilee Library.

First off, we have to say thanks to everyone who came out to our fundraiser BBQ last week. We always appreciate when people are willing to come to spend their hard earned money to help benefit the library. And thank you to Andrew Middleton at The Brick, who made the whole thing happen. When someone is willing to make an event like that happen for us it really makes us appreciate the town that we live in and the community members within it.

We hope to see lots of people out tonight for our ‘Chop the Mop/May the 4th Be With You’ event. We’ll start the evening at 5 with Jerry Siemens, library board chair, chopping his hair off, to the delight of all that have watched it grow these past few years. His goal is to raise $500 for the Canadian Cancer Society, so even if you’re unable to come to our event tonight you can still donate at: http://convio.cancer.ca/goto/Chopthemop. Then, we will move on to the Star Wars portion of our evening. We have a bunch of Star Wars-themed prizes to give away, so be sure to come decked out in your best Star Wars costume. There will be games and crafts for the younger kids to enjoy, and the older crowd can sit down and enjoy a screening of the newest movie in the franchise: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. We’ll have sandwiches, popcorn, drinks and cookies out for everyone to nibble on. And at the end of the night, one lucky participant gets to take home a DVD copy of the movie. But you have to be there to win, so come on down, and have a great time with us on ‘Star Wars Day’.

We want to remind everybody that our Children’s Story Time runs through until the end of May, every Monday and Friday morning at 11 a.m. Children will be introduced to the library and reading through a new story, and use their creative little minds to put together a unique craft. There are different programs offered on the Monday and Friday, so feel free to come to every one. We ask that parents stay with their children, and younger children are more than welcome to accompany their older siblings.

And for the older kids we have ‘Board Games & Pizza’ on Saturday, May 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. Ponoka Jubilee Library invites ‘tweens & teens’ (9-14) to come down to the library for some fun. Games will be played and pizza and pop will be served. There is a small fee, contact the library to find out about it or if you have any questions or dietary concerns at 403-783-3843.

Coming soon: Check out ‘The Weekenders’ by Mary Kay Andrews. When Riley Griggs is waiting for her husband to arrive at the Belle Isle ferry one Friday afternoon, she is instead served with papers that her island home is being foreclosed. Now her husband is nowhere to be found. Time to investigate.