Longview Library News: Author Talk by High River Writer Karon Argue


On May 3rd at 4:30 to 5:30, there will be an author talk at the library. Karon Argue, author of the children’s book The Smooch, will share her story of perseverance endured by her severe physical health problems while writing her book. Karon lives in High River and was encouraged to write children’s books by Robert Munsch (Love You Forever), who had read her work. He told her, “You’re good, get going.”  She took on the challenge in spite of Type 1 Diabetes, blindness and a kidney transplant in 2015. Her talk will include a discussion of how she accomplishes her art with the help of visual aids, and will demonstrate CNIB equipment that she used to illustrate and hand colour her book.

And on May 18th, Wednesday, from 6 to 7pm, Jeannie Milan, a Usui Reiker Master, will give a talk in the library of how Reiki works, its benefits and how to do it. She will also do mini demos, should you wish.
Isobel Millar will be exhibiting her new oil paintings in the library for the month of May.
New non-fiction in the library is Quit Sugar by Sarah Wilson, Sock Knitting  by Ann Budd, The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax, and How Can I Help by David Goldbloom. All good informative reads.
An absorbing read is The Birthday Lunch by Joan Clark, the best selling author of Latitudes of Melt and The Audience of Chairs. The story is set in the Maritimes and is an account  of a family’s unexpected loss, and explores the shock of sudden death, with a mystery woven in. Clark lives in Newfoundland.
Happy Reading!