Joan, our librarian, has many Christmas activities planned for the children of the Longview School. On Wednesday, November 18th, Joan will be reading a Winter Story to the Kindergartens. They will make jingle bells and be treated to hot chocolate. On Wednesday November 25th, there will be storytelling for Grades 1 and 2, and they will make snowflakes from popsicle sticks and be served a cup of hot chocolate. And on December 3rd, Grades 5 and 6 will make table centrepieces depicting a winter wonderland scene and have hot chocolate. These dates may change as the time grows closer, so please confirm with Joan and watch the bulletin board at the Village Office.
The Longview Youth Group’s Bottle and Food Drive has been changed from November 2nd to Saturday, November 9th. The Crib Club meets every Thursday at 2pm. The Drop-In Knitting Group meets every Wednesday pm at 2.
To honour Remembrance Day, Joan has arranged a display of war stories, both fiction and non-fiction for you to read.
On November 4th, there will be a Classical Music Concert presented by the Teichroeb girls, along with Sierra Butler, and Danah Boutin from 5:30 to 6:30pm in the library.
New non-fiction in is: Science is Beautiful–The Human Body Under a Microscope by Colin Salter, When the Earth Shakes by Simon Winchester and The Walk by Philippe Petit.
A touching read is Summer of My Amazing Luck by Miriam Toews, a Canadian award winning novelist whose book, My Puny Sorrows, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize in 2014. Summer of My Amazing Luck was her debut novel written in 1996. It is a wry and witty story of two women on the dole and living in a housing project in Winnipeg. It opens our eyes to a social class rarely written about in fiction. The book asks poignant questions about finding love and living a moral life while steeped in poverty.