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LIBRARY CORNER: Guest author has stories to tell

Library corner for the week of Feb. 8, 2024

Finishing high school at the age of 65, long after years of working with youth at home and abroad is an unconventional life sequence. But Lacombe author Warren Kreway, former bus driver, mechanic, Kinsman, and robotics enthusiast, has always connected easily with young people and has helped untold numbers find their way. Come listen to Kreway’s adventures with Canadian, Ukrainian and African youth on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 1 p.m. He’ll discuss his book Wolf-Dog: Walking with God’s Children and be available to answer questions. He is planning another trip abroad and will have hats and copies of his book for sale at the talk. Ages 18+.


Bring your little ones (0-5 yrs) to Read and Rhyme on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays, at 10:30 a.m. and introduce them to the joys of language and literature. When you reach your reading milestones for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, come to the library for a board book to keep.

Become an aeronautics engineer and make a cool Straw Airplane, Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. it’ll be time for Perler bead fun.

When school is out, the library is in!

We’ll be showing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. and Turtles Mutant Mayhem on Friday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m. Popcorn will appear.

One-on-one tutoring for Kindergarten-Grade 12 school subjects can mean the difference between confidence and frustration. Call us for an appointment, Mondays, 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays 4-7 p.m.

Come in and mess around with Virtual Reality with our equipment to experience a fun-filled fantasy and worlds unknown, Saturday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m. Ages 6+.

Teens and ’Tweens:

Dungeons & Dragons night is always a good time, complete with snacks to fuel your quest. Join Jasper and friends each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for adventures, strategy, and storytelling. Ages 13+.

Join us on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 4:30 p.m. when we’ll be watching the ever-so-romantic cult classic Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (PG-13) and snacking on garlic bread and other treats.

Could you use some help with English, math, or science? Call us for a free appointment for individualized tutoring in Kindergarten-Gr. 12 subjects.


Have the time of your life Friday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of the timeless classic, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. We’ll provide the popcorn. Ages 13+.

Concoct fragrant and silky spa gifts for yourself or someone you love with Crystal’s Crafts, on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to book ahead by calling the library.

If you’re noticing signs of memory loss, Minds in Motion, a program designed by the Alzheimer Society for people experiencing cognitive decline and their care partners, may be of interest to you. We meet Thursdays, at 1 p.m. for cognitive games and light physical activity in a relaxed, social setting.

Yoga Nidra promises better sleep and immune support. Relax in your own home via Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. Call the library for the Zoom link.

Are you an adult who enjoys games, crafts, and movies with other adults in a relaxed setting? Afternoon Friends is for you! Join us Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. for a run round of Bingo and other favourite games.

Is there someone close to you who drinks too much? The people at Al-Anon understand and welcome you to their meetings on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. for support and healthy ways to cope. Everyone welcome.

Grab a copy of the Reader’s Circle book club choice for February – All the Quiet Places by Brian Thomas Isaac and join us Wednesday, Feb. 28 as we discuss this coming-of-age story about an Indigenous boy.

All Ages:

Are you searching for work? Make sure your resume looks professional with the help of our employment support volunteer. Call for a Thursday afternoon appointment from 1-3 p.m.

Tales at 11 is a storytime for the whole family, complete with a related craft, Saturdays at 11 a.m. Everyone welcome.

The brick addiction can last a lifetime. Satisfy that creative urge at Lego Club, Saturday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. Ages 6+.

Monday night is online gaming night. We chat on Discord so be sure to call the library for the link and join the fun.

“Learn continually—there’s always ‘one more thing’ to learn!” ~Steve Jobs

For more information or to register for any of the above programs, call the library at 403-742-2292.