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Longview Library News: Story Time Play Dates

 

Joan, our librarian, has a delightful program coming up for children of pre-school and kindergarten age. “Story Time Play Dates”  will happen Thursdays…. March 17th, March 24th, March 31 and two Thursdays in April; the 7th and the 14th at 10:30am in the library. Stories will be read and fun activities will follow. The focus will be on play, which is important in developing social skills, communication skills, creativity, imagination and sheer joy. Children must be accompanied by an adult, willing to play, too! Please let Joan know if you are going to attend.

Don’t forget the three video-conferences remaining in the Savvy Seniors Group. March 3rd is House and Home Scams. March 10th is Just For Caregivers, and the last, Before You Hire a Contractor, is March 17th. These all begin at noon.
Do you all know that you can now access The 3M Cloud library, a new downloadable eBook service? You can choose from over 2000 new titles, including popular fiction, non-fiction, young adults and children. Browse the collection at www.tracpac.ab.ca. 3M works on a variety of mobile devices. Need help getting started? Marigold provides a 3M Cloud Library Start Up Guide at www.marigold.ab.ca/ebooks. For this, you must have a library card and an account.
An interesting read isThe Danish Girl, by David Ebershoff.  Inspired by a true story, it is the tender portrayal of the remarkable Lili Elbe, a pioneer in transgender history. It is set against the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s and takes place in Copenhagan, Paris and Dresden. The book explores the boundaries of gender, love and marriage and the journey to become oneself. The movie is currently showing in downtown Calgary.
Happy Reading

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