Nature and Things

News Date: 
1 May 2018

It was a great pleasure to have Ian Wilson and Jacinthe Lavoie back at the library to show their multi -media presentation, Wings Over Canada, on April 12. The audience was treated to their stunning photography of the beautiful natural habitat that surrounds us. To continue our appreciation of the wonders of the natural landscape we are so fortunate to have in Canada, we have Alisen Dopf coming to the library on May 3 at 7 pm. Alisen is a 25- year mountain veteran who will be giving a presentation on the Rockwall Trail. The Rockwall Trail is THE Canadian backpacking destination. This 55 km trek in Kootenay National Park boasts 30 km of almost unbroken limestone walls that tower 900m above the trail. Come see beautiful wild flowers on immense meadows, gorgeous lakes, impressive waterfalls, and hanging glaciers. Follow along as we trek from Marble Canyon to Floe Lake, travelling over three alpine passes, along the Great Divide Trail. Alisen’s talk will be part travelogue and part advice for those who may wish to hike the trail themselves. If that seems a bit daunting and you want to ease yourself back into hiking once the snow melts (note I said “once”, and not “if”) then consider joining the Sheep River Ramblers. This ever-expanding group of intrepid outdoors people would love to have you join their ranks. Call the library to get on the e-mail list so that you can receive notifications of all outings.
 
If getting out onto the hiking trail is not on your horizon because your focus hasn’t quite left the workplace yet, then consider coming to Personality Types in the Workplace. This workshop, facilitated by McBride Career Group, will help you learn about yourself and those you work with. The workshop will review the MBTI Personality Assessment model (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) and present the 16 different personality types. You will discover your own natural preferences and preferred way of doing things and learn how to choose a career and manage your career based on your type. The material will also help you acknowledge your strengths, weaknesses, and contributions to the workplace. The workshop is taking place Wednesday June 13 5:30-8:30 pm. Please register at the library (403-933-3278).
 
Come the May long weekend, we will have the Bikes back at the library for you to take out on your card. You can go for a quick trip along Friendship Trail to Black Diamond, or head up the road to explore the bike trails in Kananaskis. There is a one-time waiver to sign for the 2018 season.
 
Next time you are in the library, don’t forget to drop into the gallery space and see the art work on display by Barb Fedun. Barb’s work features a variety of techniques including collage, charcoal, alcohol inks, and acrylic inks. 
 
Please note that on Wednesday, May 16 the library will only be open from 10 am -1 pm to allow the staff to attend the Marigold Library System annual training workshop. All Wednesday morning programs will run as usual.