Gateway Gazette

Longview Library: It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas

The Longview Library has some very special events arranged for the Longview School children to celebrate the Christmas season. On November 18, AM, the children in Grades 3 & 4 will be making Candy Cane Mice and Snowmen Pencils. In the afternoon, it will be the Grades 5 & 6’s turn. On November 20, AM, the Longview Schools Grades 1 & 2 will be making Fridge Magnets and Bookmarks. And on November 20 in the morning there will be a story, hot chocolate and bookmarks.

To acquaint yourself with the power of your library card, get the whole story by going to www.marigold.ab.ca. It is the home of the inter-library loan system, but offers much, much more. For instance, it has a Video Game Collection…….XBOX, PLAYSTATION and Wii. To place a hold on any of these games, visit www.tracpac.ab.ca and search for the term “video game” and the gaming system (eg.XBOX One).

New books to the library are Lost in Pekisko by Matts Zoumer (local), Ripper by Isobel Allende, Winter’s Tale by Mark Helpain and Autumn Rose by Abigail Gibbs.

An interesting evening was held at the library with Susan Raby-Dunne, the author of Bonfire, The Chestnut Gentleman. Bonfire is the name of the horse belonging to John McCrae, the solider who wrote the poem “IN FLANDERS FIELDS“. The horse tells the story of their experiences in the First World War. Susan shared with us some of the history that she had unearthed during her research for the book. We have the book in the library.

A book that is generating a lot of talk is The House in the Sky by Amanda Lindout, a young Albertan. It is co-authored by a New York Times writer. Amanda was kidnapped in the Middle East, and the book is one of naivete, foolishness and yet a profound faith and trust. Amanda, since her release, has established a Convoys for Hope Project, which provides relief to 30,000 people.

The Illusionists by Rosie Thomas is a portrayal of the life in the theatre in Victorian England. It is a tale of desire, magic and the rapidly changing world of the late 1800’s.

Happy Reading

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