Submitted by Jill Higgins and Crystal Friars
February is already half over! Where is the year going? The library has been a very busy place already this year with lots of new books and new programs. We have lots of exciting programs coming up!
Free tutoring at the library is in full swing. Middle school students meet on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m., high school students meet on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and adult upgrading students on Thursdays from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Elaine is an experienced math and science tutor, so bring your homework down and she’ll help you out!
On Feb. 16-17, the library will be hosting an all-night gaming extravaganza, Game Over! From 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. teens ages 13 and up will be playing video games, computer games, board games and maybe even sleeping! Permission forms are available at the library and must be submitted by Feb. 15 if you wish to participate.
The Oscars are on their way and the library is hosting a couple of Oscar movie nights. On Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., come and watch “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” This film has four nominations including Best Picture and Best Actress.
On Feb. 21 at 7 p.m., we’ll be showing “War Witch.” This film has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film (Canada-Quebec).
Tech Time for Seniors is coming up again. Come on in Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. and we’ll do our best to help you with whatever your tech needs may be!
Books are available for March’s book club gatherings. The Brain Candy Book Club will enjoy their pick “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky while Readers’ Circle heads back to the old west with “The Sisters Brothers” by Patrick deWitt. The focus will be on a life of crime when Spine Crackers read “Framed” by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
What are the books that you love? Drop by the library and tell us by writing the titles and authors on the post-it note heart by the doors. Also check out the display of staff picks for their recommended titles. I am sure that you will be able to find something that you will enjoy.
Check out our website (spl.prl.ab.ca) for program updates or give us a call and we’ll fill you in on upcoming events and renew your books while we’re at it!
— LITERALLY YOURS