Longview Library: Returning Programs and New Books


BookwormJoan, our librarian, and the Library Board would like to welcome you all back to the coming winter season. Joan has many programs lined up for both the young and old.

Our hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 5pm, and on Wednesdays from 12 to 7pm. Our phone number is 403-558-3927. Should you have any questions, just give Joan a call and she will be happy to help you.

Isobel Millar is showing 4 new paintings until the end of September. The Crib Club starts again Thursday, September 17 at 2pm. Welcome back refreshments will be provided, and new members are encouraged to join. The Kid’s Comic Book Club will start in September. Check with Joan for times and dates. The Knitting Classes with Peggy will continue into September, and Peggy would be happy to have 2 more in these classes.

New non-fiction books to the library are: The Great War of Our Time… from al Qa’ida to ISIS, by Michael Morell. Happy is the New Healthy, by Dave Romanelli. My Promised Land: the Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, by Ari Shavit. Voices in the Ocean: a Journey into the Wild and Haunting World of Dolphins by Susan Casey.

A new book for young adults is Discovered Courage by Tom Van Walleghem. It deals with the First World War and it’s depiction by an aging veteran who teaches a woodworking class in a high school in Winnipeg. It also deals with high school bullying and how Tom, the hero, and his friends deal with it. Van Wellaghem is passionate about helping people understand the sacrifices and choices made by previous generations and of how they have changed the world today.

A good read for the adults is The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor. Inspired by true events, the book poignantly blends fact and fiction to explore the Titanic tragedy’s impact and it’s lasting effect on survivors and their families. The book touches on the sinking of the ship, but is more about the lives of those setting out, and of those who pulled through.

Happy Reading!