Wintering on at the Library

News Date: 
1 February 2019

It is always exciting when the fruits of someone’s labour finally end up in your hands. Those who are part of the various writing groups in the area, have been teased by hearing about and been treated to readings from Susan Raby-Dunne’s latest book: The Brooding Soldier and its Creator. So, we were thrilled to finally get a copy to put in the collection.  The designer of First World War monument, the Brooding Soldier, Frederick Chapman Clemesha, was not only a talented architect, artist and sculptor, he was also a veteran of the Great War. Told with new information and rare or previously unknown photographs, this is the story of the sculptor/veteran and one of the most beloved monuments on the Western Front, the Brooding Soldier of St.Julien, Belgium. For those who would like to know more about the monument and the writing of the book, Susan will be giving a presentation on Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm. She will also have books for sale and signing.

Coming up fast is the Family Day break from school. Last year we ran a successful all-day children’s program at the library. Unfortunately, due to staff changes, we will not be able to offer the program again this year. However, we will show a child appropriate movie each day (Tuesday-Friday) at 1:00 pm. We will also have some activity bins: colouring pages, play dough and games, which children will be able to use. Please note, that these activities will be unsupervised.

Most of our regular winter/spring programmes are off and running. A couple of new ones to draw your attention to are the Diamond Valley Songwriters group which will meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm starting in March. Whether you are a beginner, a dabbler or an old hat at writing songs there is an open door for you with this group. Bring your instrument with you -guitars and keyboards are welcome. Another new programme on the slate this time around is Parent Coffee & Chat on the second and fourth Thursdays at 10 am. If you are a parent of young children, you will already know what a great resource and support other parents can be. High River Parent Link Centre will be facilitating this group.  All parents are welcome to come and chat over coffee, get parenting information and meet other parents. Supervised play will be offered for children.

Coming this session, we also have the Southern Alberta Law Talks. This series addresses a wide range of legal issues such as administrating an estate, wills and family law. These sessions are free of charge.

For details about any of these programmes and many more, please go to or come into the library and pick up a brochure. Remember, most programmes require you to register and many of them fill up quickly, so you don’t want to miss out. IF you have an idea for a programme you would like to either come to or teach, please call Jan at 403-933-3278. She would love to hear from you!