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Word from the Library: February is 'Love your library' month

Pay off your overdue fines with a food donation.
Supplied / Jasper Municipal Library

Love can be shown in so many ways, but in terms of you and our library, the most love you can show us is to come and visit us.

As we all know, the library is a treasure trove of knowledge, connection and community. We enjoy welcoming you to our programs and events or simply to have a friendly neighborhood chat.

Now here is what we have in mind to present you with as our February love-menu:

Thursday, Feb. 1 and 15 at 1:30 p.m.: seniors and interested adults meet to continue listening to the book “Who has seen the wind” by W.O. Mitchell in our “From the stacks” program. On Feb 1st Robbie Burns day has just past and we will remember him appropriately by reciting his poems as well.

Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m.: there will be an evening “Love your Library” storytime. Big kids can join us to listen to some library and bookish stories and for an evening scavenger hunt.

Thursday, Feb. 15: Christina Gerhardt will teach you how you can mend torn clothes and beautify them at the same time with your stitchings. That event is called “Visible Mending.”

Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. our Library Bookclub will meet for the first time to discuss the book “The Bromance Book Club” by Lyssa Kay Adams. Books are still available for pick-up in the library if you are a fast reader and want to join the group. The pick-up period for the March book “Vaster Wilds” by Lauren Groff is from Feb. 14 onwards.

On Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m., we have special guest Taggart Wilson who will recall his five months of volunteer work in a food supply kitchen in the Ukraine. This talk is also very timely as the second anniversary of the Russian invasion in the Ukraine just passed on Feb. 24.

Movie Nights are still on at 6:30 p.m. twice a month on Wednesday evenings. On Feb. 7, the movie “No hard feelings” with Jennifer Lawrence will be shown and Feb. 21’s movie will be “A friendly society,” a merry mash up of sisterly affection, parental disappointment, and bold action.

The library team will also be part of “The Coldest Night of the Year” walk collecting money for Jasper’s food bank and social fund. The Coldest Night of the Year is held in communities all over this country in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us for a bilingual evening on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. to hear Jennifer Ottaway talk about homelessness then on Feb. 24, 2024, either join our team Read-Walk-Soup or donate to our team.

Don’t forget also that you can pay off your library overdue fines in February by bringing in a food item for the food bank! You’ll find a list of preferred items in the library pinned above the collection bin.

Love is in the air!

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