Teen night programming at the library

Teen programming highlighted in this week's library column.

Looking for something to do Ponoka teens?

The library is very excited to be having Teen Night on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 6-8 pm. It is open for anyone between the ages of 13 and 17. The theme is going to be ‘Minute to Win It’. Minute to Win It was a popular television game show a few years ago where contestants were faced with several challenges that they had to complete in one minute or less. We will be having challenges such as how many sugar cubes can be stacked on a popsicle stick in your mouth; how many cotton balls you can transfer with Vaseline stuck to your nose; and many more. In addition to a series of challenges on Teen Night, the Library will have several board games, mandala colouring pages and a Wii. There will be also be pizza, pop and chips. This event is free of charge, so we hope to have a great turnout that evening with lots of fun. It is drop-in event so there is no need to pre-register. Please contact Emma at the library if you have any questions.

Ponoka Jubilee Library invites children of all ages and adults to take part in our Family Lego Club on Friday, Aug. 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. All younger children must be accompanied and supervised by a parent/guardian or older sibling and all the Lego bricks are supplied by the Library. This is a drop-in activity so come spend some time building a masterpiece of your design that will be put on display at the Library.

If you or someone you know has difficulty reading traditional print material because of a visual, physical or learning disability, we can help you/them experience the joys of reading again. Ponoka Jubilee Library has partnered with CNIB as an on-going service providing our library with hundreds of new audio book titles each year. These audio books are in DAISY format. DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) is an international format standard developed by libraries for the blind. DAISY titles fit on a single compact disc and can be played on a DAISY reader or a CD player that is MP3 compatible. We do have DAISY readers available for loan at the library as well. Please drop in to the Library and one of our staff members will be happy to help you with this service.

New this week Black Apple by Calgary poet and author Joan Crate writes a fictional coming-of-age tale in the Prairies during the 1940s and ‘50s. Sinopaki, a young Blackfoot girl, is sent to a residential school for girls. Crate builds her novel around a unique literary relationship between a lonely Aboriginal girl at a residential school and the head nun who prepares her for the convent. She delivers a poignant, intimate view of a harsh residential school life.

 

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