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Longview Library News: Warm Up to Fall Programs and Reading

 

Fall ReadingThe fall season is off to a good start at the library. With the opening of the wonderful new library in Calgary, much is being talked about the new and exciting purpose of libraries today. They have become the hub of the community and community centres, not just “book warehouses”. Your library offers programs, workshops, concerts and high speed internet with WIFI. It has an excellent supply of Westerns, magazines, DVDs and large print books. Should you wish to learn another language, we have Mango an on-line language learning program.

Additional magazine titles that have been added to the Zinio digital magazine platform are: Bicycling, Bon Appetite, Brides, Conde Nast Traveler, Country Gardens, Natural Health, Self, Vogue and Working Mother.

The Crib Club is back in full swing on Thursday afternoons and they would welcome new members. On Thursday, October 29th from 1 to 2:30pm there will be a Halloween Story Time for pre-school and kindergartens. Wear a costume if you want. Enjoy treats and come accompanied by an adult. Please sign up for this at 403-558-3927 or with Joan at the library. There will be a Classical Musical Concert on November 4th from 5:30 to 6:30pm with dessert to follow.

Non-fiction books that have come in are: Guiness World Book of Records 2016, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. The Longer I’m Prime Minister by Paul Wells and Tom Brokaw, A Life Interrupted by Tom Brokaw. Others too, so come and see!

A thoughtful read is Good Grief by Lolly Winston. It is a heart warming story of the year in a woman’s life following the death of her husband from cancer. Winston is a bright, witty and compassionate writer who balances sorrow and humour deftly. The book leaves one wondering “would I be able to handle grief as competently and as stoically as the heroine” and still embrace the joy of living? Winston says it is very much a man’s book, too.

Happy Reading

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