Tea time at the library

This week's library column reminds readers of tea time at the library in November.

With the cold weather fast approaching, we will all be in need of some hot beverages to keep the chill at bay soon enough. Ponoka Jubilee Library will be helping you learn about the benefits of different kinds of tea on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. From raising mental alertness, to helping prevent cancer or reducing the risk of stroke, teas have been proven to be greatly beneficial, and they taste good, too. Come learn the perks of being a tea drinker, and then enjoy a tea tasting with snacks, all provided by the library. There is no cost for this program, but you must sign up in advance, so please contact the library at 403-783-3843, or stop by in person at 5110 48 Avenue.

We’d like to thank everyone who came out over this past weekend for our annual book sale. We hope everyone was able to find a little treasure that was just the right fit for them. And a huge thank you to all of our volunteers who helped set up the items for the book sale, as well as those who manned the book sale table. Without the time given by these people, we wouldn’t be able to do a book sale at all.

A reminder to everyone that our silent art auction is still ongoing until 4 p.m. on Oct. 31. We will be taking bids until then, so if there is one item that you really want, make sure to come by that afternoon so that your bid is the last and highest on the bid sheet.

And while you’re here, don’t forget to pick up your 2016 Charlie Calendar. These calendars feature 12 full-colour pictures of the most famous kitty in Ponoka hiding in leaves, sleeping in the sun, checking out programs, and even stealing a ride in a wagon. Proceeds from the sale of calendars will be split between the Charlie Fund and the Free Library Membership Fund. Quantities are limited, so come get yours before they’re gone.

Tomorrow is ‘Makerspace at the Library’ from 3:30 5 p.m. ‘Makerspace at the Library’ is your opportunity to explore your creativity using technology. At the library, we have items like Intuous tablets that put what you draw directly on a computer screen, Little Bits kits that can be used to create synthesizers and Mars rovers, a Kano Kit that allows you to work on your own computer coding, and much more. Regular Makerspace meetings run the last Thursday of each month, and are limited to people ages 12 and up, due to the fragility of some of the items. We hope to see lots of people.

COMING SOON: From Janet Evanovich comes ‘Tricky Twenty-Two’, the next book in the immensely popular mystery novels about bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Request your copy today.