Summer Time

1 June 2019

The summer months usually mean vacation - time away from work; time to relax and do the things that give us joy. I had the privilege of escaping the tail end of our winter to enjoy the extended summer New Zealand was experiencing in March and April. One of my favorite activities is, of course, reading and I was able to get through ten titles in my five weeks away. So, I thought I would like to draw your attention to some books that you may want to dip into. For me, summer is a time for “light fiction”. This lies somewhere between gruesome serial killers (better for winter reading) and “brain candy” books (taste great but empty calories). Over the past year I have discovered four authors I particularly enjoyed that fit into this category. The characters are believable, the plots interesting and the themes relevant. So perhaps you may wish to pick up a couple to read as you swing in your hammock with a cool drink close at hand.

Kristyn Kusek Lewis has three novels under her belt. Save Me isa heartbreaking and wise novel about every woman's nightmare: Infidelity. Daphne, the protagonist is living her dream life until her husband comes home one day and tells her he’s in love with someone else. In How Lucky You Are we see three women struggling to keep their longstanding friendship alive. Half of What you Hear, Lewis’s most recent offering deals with a woman moving to a small community and uncovering the many secrets that hide behind closed doors. Lewis’s novels are perfect for readers who are fans of Liane Moriarty and Elin Hilderbrand.

Sarah Jio has ten novels to date. I highly recommend The Bungalow, a sweeping saga of thwarted love, murder, and a long-lost painting, set both in modern times and in Bora Bora during World War 2.  Always, alternating between that past and the present, is a beautifully unfolding exploration of a woman faced with an impossible choice, a woman who discovers what she is willing to save and what she will sacrifice for true love.

Katherine Center writes bittersweet comic novels about how we get back up after life has knocked us down. She writes about hope, and how to hold onto life’s joys, even in the midst of all its hardship. I recommend Happiness for Beginners and How to Walk Away. Things You Save in the Fire will be published in August and we will have it in the collection as soon as we can.

If none of these appeals, you might like to try Deanna Rayburn who provides an enjoyable read with light-hearted murder mysteries in the style of Agatha Christie. Rayburn sets her serial novels in the late 1800s and 1920s. I mention her here because her novel Silent in the Grave has the best opening lines I have read in a while:
To say I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband’s dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching on the floor.”

I know I focused solely on books for women by women this month so if you are a husband whose body hasn’t reached the twitching stage, I shall do the opposite next time and provide titles aimed at the male audience.

If you’d rather watch a movie instead of reading a book (Shock! Horror!), don’t forget that we have Family Movie Nights starting July 11 at 7 pm. Titles are available on our website.

Spring into the Library

1 May 2019

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. Rainer Maria Rilke
 
Even though our winter/spring program session is coming to an end, we are already thinking ahead to the programs we will run in the fall. If you are interested in either running a program or have a program in mind that you would like to take at the library, now is the time to come and talk to us about it. We are always happy to hear your ideas. One of our most successful programs, the Sheep River Ramblers came about as a result of a patron suggestion. This program runs throughout the year with hikes and walks for all levels and abilities. If you are interested in getting out into the beauty that surrounds us, improving your fitness and making friendships, then please come in and sign up for this group.
 
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. Helmets and locks are available for users. There is a one-time waiver to sign for the 2019 season. Riders under the age of 18 will need to have a parent sign their waiver.
 
With the longer days and warming temperatures, we all look forward to Parade Day and Discovery Day on Saturday June 1.  As usual, the library will be holding its annual book sale just outside the front doors from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. All items will be 25 cents. From now until May 31, the library will happily receive donated items for the sale which Doris, our resident expert sorter of books, will organize into categories for the event.  Books, DVDs and CDs must be in good condition, not ripped, mouldy, water damaged, or scribbled in. Books in poor condition will be discarded. We also cannot accept text books, encyclopaedia sets or Reader’s Digest condensed books as these items cannot be sent to Better World Books. This organization takes books that are unsold at the end of the sale. We try as hard as possible to keep books out of landfills.

Next time you are in the library, don’t forget to drop into the gallery space and see the watercolour exhibit by Valerie McLenahan from May 3 through to June 26. There will be an artist’s reception on Saturday, May 25 2 – 4 pm, where you will have the chance to talk with Valerie about her art.
 
Please note that on Wednesday, May 15 the library will only be open 10 am -2 pm to allow the staff to attend the Marigold Library System annual training workshop. All Wednesday morning programs will run as usual and all library services will be available during those hours.
 
As summer approaches, the library will once again take on the role of providing visitor information services for the area. This means that on the long weekends from May to September, the library will be open on the Saturday and Monday from noon to 4:00 pm. All library services will be available during those hours (circulation desk, computers, Wi-Fi) as well as visitor information. 

Easter and Spring

1 April 2019

As Easter approaches, we wish to remind you of our closures. The library will be closed from Good Friday, April 19, through to Easter Monday, April 22. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, April 23.  This will be the last long weekend that we will be closed for the entire weekend. From the Victoria Day weekend in May through to Labour Day in September, we will be open on both the Saturday and Monday of holiday weekends from noon to 4 pm for both library and Visitor Information Services.

As spring inches its way ever closer, we do have some new programs beginning. Better Choices, Better Health® Chronic Disease Self-Management Program starts on Thursday, April 4 at 9:30 am and runs for 6 weeks. These free workshops consist of six 2 ½ hour sessions for those who have a chronic condition(s). Participants will increase their confidence and learn new skills to better manage their health condition(s) in order to enjoy a better quality of life. Support persons are also welcome to attend. The library is fully wheel chair accessible and we provide comfy chairs for the duration of the session. Please register at the library.

Don’t forget about the host of monthly groups that meet here at the library. Some have run for years, such as the Diamond Valley Book Club and Dogtoooth Mountain Film Group. Others are brand new, like the Diamond Valley Songwriters which will have its second meeting on April 10 at 7:00 and the Genealogy group that had its first meeting in March.  Other groups that may be of interest: Poetry by the Fireside, Conversational French, Community Drumming Circle and the Austentatious Book Club, which focusses on classic literature. Please check our website for dates and times. If you have an interest area that is not currently represented by a group, and you would like to start a group, please call the library so we can chat about it.
 
Southern Alberta Law Talks continue on April 9. Wills, Power of Attorney and Personal Directives, along with Administration of an Estate will be the topics under discussion. The final session on May 7 is on Family Law Basics.

For those wanting to learn more about the six candidates running in the Turner Valley Municipal by-election, there will be a candidate Meet ‘n’ Greet on Saturday, April 6 starting at 2 pm.

If all you want to do is curl up with a good book, then we have a great suggestion for you: The Library Book by Susan Orlean. This book will appeal to lovers of many genres.  On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: it reached 2000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousand more. As a librarian, this is the very definition of a horror story. Investigators descended on the scene, but more than thirty years later, the question remains: Did someone purposefully set fire to the library—and if so, who? (Mystery story). Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire, award-winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before. (Historical account) In The Library Book, Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives; delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world, from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity. (Social Commentary).  We currently have staff and board members reading it and we hope many of you will too. 

Tax Season

1 March 2019

According to Benjamin Franklin, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  Tax season is now upon us, and if you need help filing your return or need someone to do it for you, then you are welcome to come to the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) held at the library on March 26 and 27 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. This is a FREE service available to residents who have low income and a simple tax situation. Residents of Turner Valley and Black Diamond can attend a Walk-in Tax Clinic at the library where designated volunteers will complete and e-file their taxes on site using software provided by the Canada Revenue Agency. Volunteers have been pre-screened and approved by Canada Revenue Agency. If your income is up to $30,000 (single person), $40,000 (couple), or $35,000 (one adult with child) then you are eligible to use the service.  Volunteers don’t prepare complex returns or returns for deceased persons. You will not qualify if you have self-employment income; business or rental income and expenses; capital gains or losses; employment expenses; or have filed for bankruptcy. Residents must provide all employment T-4s,government tax slips and any relevant expense receipts such as donations or medical expenses. A printout of all your medical expenses for the year can be obtained from your pharmacist.

Starting Wednesday, March 13 at 7:00 pm we will be hosting a new genealogy group. This group will be ideal for anyone interested in researching their family tree but doesn’t know where to start; or perhaps you have hit a brick wall in your research. There are techniques you can learn to get you started or help break down those brick walls and enable you to share your journey with others. Please register at the library.

Local Turner Valley artist Chester Lees makes a return to Sheep River Library with a new exhibition of artwork entitled “Changing Horizons”. The exhibition, which runs from March 4 to April 30, includes new landscapes featuring cactus plants and ruined buildings, more owls and even a pussy cat. The opening reception is on Saturday, March 9 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Private escorted tours by the artist can be requested by e-mailing chesterarts@telus.net. Paintings will be exhibited in both rooms of the exhibition space.

There are some events coming up in March you might not want to miss. Susan Raby-Dunne will be doing her audio-visual presentation on The Brooding Soldier and its Creator, Thursday, March 7 at 7:00 pm. She will also have books for sale and signing. The Diamond Valley songwriters will have their inaugural meeting on Wednesday, March 13, facilitated by Al Mehl. Our Law talk series continues on Tuesday, March 5 with Southern Alberta Law, looking at the topic of Family Law Basics. Our basic computer courses get under way again on March 6. If you need help with any computers in any way (you know who you are!) please register for these classes. Please go to www.sheepriverlibrary.ca for a full list of programs and classes running through to June.

Wintering on at the Library

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 sheepriverlibrary.ca 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!

More or Less at the Sheep River Library

1 January 2019

Here we are at the beginning of another year; the time when we hear a lot about “more” or “less”: I will exercise more, I will eat less. I will read more and watch less TV. I will drink less coffee and more wine (OK, maybe not that last one -but you get the idea). To help you with any changes you wish to make in 2019, we have our usual slate of fantastic programs with both old favourites and some new ones to help you meet your learning goals. Edna Howdle is offering a Chi Gong class on Monday afternoons at 3 pm starting January 14. Thismoving meditation can help to balance and harness your Qi (also spelled chi), or "life energy".  The activity takes you through a set of slow, gentle movements while you focus on visualization and your breathing.  This simple practice brings more peace, joy, and balance to your life as it dissolves pain, worries, depression, anxiety and fears. While all this is happening, you are healing your body, your mind and emotions, and connecting spiritually. There is no cost for this class, but donations will be accepted for a designated charity. We also offer other classes that focus on your physical health such as Brain and Body for Seniors and the Diamond Valley Fit Club. All of these will help you get more fit and provide opportunities to exercise more.

For those who are of a musical and/or poetic bent, Doc Mehl is starting the Diamond Valley Songwriters group which will meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30. 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. We are hoping to see more concerts develop out of this group.

If you are concerned about the environment and would like to see less of your stuff ending up at the landfill, then the Repair Café on March 16 may be just what you’re looking for. There will be different stations with skilled volunteers to fix a variety of broken household items. Also, learn how to use a 3-D printer to make replacement parts so that less items end up being tossed away. The café will start at noon and go for the whole afternoon.

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 a Parent Coffee & Chat on the second and fourth Thursdays at 10 am. All parents are welcome to come and chat over coffee, get parenting information and meet other parents, which will enable you to feel more supported and less overwhelmed. 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 to help you be more informed and less confused.

For details about any or all of these programs and many more, please see the centre pull out pages of this edition of the High Country News. From all of us here at the library we hope you have a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you soon at the library; more or less. 
 
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Christmas at the Library

1 December 2018

Spoiler Alert: If you still believe in Santa, skip this first paragraph:

It is always exciting when a local “author among us” publishes their work. Recently, Larry Kapustka, published a collection of his stories about working as a Santa. We now have this book, Gifts for Santa: Collected Dreams and Confessions by Santa Larry, available for check out. Larry is also a member of our Poetry by the Fireside group and it is due to the encouragement of this group that he put his reminisces down on paper for a wider audience to enjoy. 

If you are still looking for the perfect gift for the bibliophile in your life, we do have some copies of The Legend of Zippy Chippy by William Thomas available for sale. This book is the true and hilarious account of a racehorse who became famous as horse racing's most famous loser—0 for 100. Following the horse's story from upbringing to retirement, readers are in for an enjoyable ride on a wonderful character. Zippy's aversion to winning is only part of the humorously told story. Since the subject, a "world-class scamp" with a sweet tooth, can't speak for himself, his various owners, trainers, jockeys, and stable hands help tell his story. Copies are $25 with a portion of the proceeds going to the Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm where Zippy Chippy currently resides.

Once again, we will host Santa at the library to read stories to the kindergarten and Grade 1 students early in December.  Please call the library for dates and times. Any pre-school children are welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend the Santa visits, please note that we have an extensive collection of Christmas picture books in our children’s area.

We are thrilled to have the Okotoks Men’s Chorus here on Monday, December 3 at 7 pm to perform a Christmas concert. Admission will be by donation with all proceeds going to the Men’s chorus. No registration is required for this event. Everyone is welcome, so please come along and join in the fun.

As the Christmas/New Year season approaches we remind patrons of our reduced hours. We will be closed December 24 – 26 and December 31 - January 2; open December 27, 28 and 29 from 12-4 pm for all circulation desk services. We will resume regular hours on Thursday, January 3. Please return items in the outside drop box which will be checked regularly on our closed days. Please note that courier items will not resume delivery till January 3.

If you wish to donate to the Salvation Army Toy Drive, the library is a drop off location until December 6, for new, unwrapped toys for children 18 years and under. Please leave your donated items in the box by the circulation desk.

For those of you who have accumulated late fines on your account you can wipe them out by bringing non-perishable items for the food bank to the library. Every donated item equals $1 of fines. We will collect items throughout the month of December. This amnesty applies only to fines, not lost or damaged items.

Our new list of programs for Winter/Spring 2019 will be available at the front desk and online at our website by mid-December. They will also be featured in the centre pages of the High Country News January edition.

“One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
  J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

November at the Library

1 November 2018

On November 11 we will mark a significant Remembrance Day anniversary: the centenary of the end of the First World War, which occurred at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. As these major events approach we often get exposed to stories that have either been hidden or lost in the passage of time. An important artifact may be discovered, or old diaries and letters found or a private family story may be shared that takes us right back to those harrowing four years when thousands of young men sailed off for Europe, many never to return. We were fortunate at the library to have one such story shared with the Grade Four students from Turner Valley and C. Ian McLaren schools as part of our Out Loud Series. Lindsay Mattick, an author form Toronto, formerly from Winnipeg, shared with the students the story of Winnie, the bear who became the mascot for the Second Canadian Infantry Brigade. Most Canadians are familiar with the story of the world’s most famous bear, who became the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books. It was a privilege to learn more about this story from an author whose great grandfather was Lieutenant Harry Colebourn, the military veterinarian who bought Winnie on a White River train station platform for $20 and took her to England with the troops. We were treated to pages from his war diaries and photos describing Winnie’s adventure in England and the trials of war in France. Lindsay has skilfully crafted her family’s story into two books about her ancestor and his bear. The first is a children’s picture book titled Finding Winnie. The second is a juvenile chapter book, Winnie’s Great War which goes into more detail. Both books are available for loan at the library.

As I write this column, we are part way through our Out Loud series. Along with Lindsay Mattick we have had Carolyn Fisher and Alice Kuipers to talk to other grade levels from the elementary schools. They shared their processes of writing and/or illustrating and provided lots of inspiration. William Thomas was with a more grown up audience on October 13. His humorous talk on writing about Zippy Chippy, a racehorse who consecutively lost 100 races, was amusing and inspiring, reinforcing the notion of not giving up. His book, The Legend of Zippy Chippy, along with many of his other works are available at the library.  We are very pleased that our other Out Loud events will be full houses as all of our free tickets have been taken. Perhaps, if you have been fortunate enough to attend any of our author events, and if you came out for our Authors Among Us afternoon on October 27, you may have caught the writing bug. If so, and you would like some help in getting your thoughts down on paper, then sign up forthe Three “C’s” of Writingwith Jim McLennan: Complete, Concise and Clear. This course is perfect for folks beginning their writing journey or seasoned writers who would like to hone their craft in short non-fiction, writing for magazines and websites and self-editing.  There will be three sessions on Wednesdays, November 7, 21 and Dec 5 at 7:00 pm. The cost is $60 + GST. Please call the library at 403-933-3278 to reserve your space.

For information about our other fall programs please check the website or pick up a brochure at the library. In addition to what has already been advertised we will be having a Christmas Concert at the library with the Okotoks Men’s Chorus. Stay tuned for details!

Out Loud 2018: Passions Pursued

1 October 2018

“The dreams and passions stored within hearts are powerful keys which can unlock a wealth of potential.” John C. Maxwell

This statement by leadership guru John Maxwell has been proven true by all of the presenters we have coming to Out Loud this year. Everyone of them has taken the dreams and passions stored within and poured them into their different creative endeavours that can be shared with the world. Being a library, the most common form of artistic expression we deal with is writing. So, it should come as no surprise that we have two outstanding authors as part of our line up this year. On Saturday, October 13, William Thomas. In addition to being an author, William is a scriptwriter and a nationally syndicated humour columnist. He is also the senior writer for Canada’s Forever Young. William has been nominated twice for the prestigious Gemini Award for writing movies for television.  He is the author of ten books of humour including the story of his buck-toothed cat named Malcolm titled Life In The Litterbox.  (You don’t have to read the book.  In the end, she got the car and he got the damn cat.) His tribute to the great Canadian sport of curling was titled Hey!  Is That Guy Dead Or Is He The Skip?  William claims 5,000 curlers bought that book … and later burned it. He wrote the definitive book on male behavior Guys – Not Real Bright And Damn Proud Of It! The memoir about his wee Irish mother Margaret was initially titled All Humour Needs A Victim And Your Mother Should Come First!  (That was changed to Margaret & Me because as the author says: “Even at 91, your mother can still get a lawyer!”) I could go on, but you get the picture. Be prepared for a night of hilarity. William will have books available for purchase that he will be happy to sign but if your budget won’t stretch that far, we do have most of them in the library.

Our next author is Kevin Van Tighem who returns to Sheep River on Friday, October 26.  Kevin is a former superintendent at Banff National Park, who has written more than 200 articles, stories and essays on conservation and wildlife which have garnered him many awards. He is the author of Bears Without Fear, The Homeward Wolf, Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River, and Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta. To round out our author line up we have Authors Among Us on Saturday, October 27, 1:00-4:00. Join us for this informal symposium of authors who (mostly) live right among us in the Diamond Valley. These writers run the full spectrum of fiction, poetry, memoir, non-fiction and children’s books. You can meet with them one on one, listen to readings from their works and purchase their books. The coffee pot will also be on!

If you’ve had enough of authors and their books, don’t miss our spectacular musical event: Kristyn Harris in concert on Friday, October 19. (These tickets will go fast!). Kristyn hails fromTexas and this musical powerhouse is noted for her shimmering vocals, solid swing rhythm guitar style, unique song-writing, award winning yodel and captivating stage presence. At 23, she is the youngest person to be awarded the Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year and the only female to receive it twice. Kristyn was recently a contestant on American Idol.

All Out Loud events begin at 7:00 and are free, thanks to the wonderful work by our Friends Foundation but tickets are required due to limited seating and they may still be available at the library by the time you get this issue.

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone the Vintage Fashion Show. We will advertise the new date when we have it nailed down. In the meantime, if you wish to see the vintage clothing that is available at Banjolena’s Closet, then stop by Bertie’s at the old Blakeman’s store on Government Road in Black Diamond. 

This is our seventh year of presenting Out Loud and we hope you come to some or all of our events.

October Brings Out Loud to the Library

1 September 2018

October is Canadian Library month and Sheep River Library will be celebrating with the 7th Annual Out Loud Series: Passions Pursued. This year we are thrilled to have such a great line up of performers, speakers and events. Canadianauthor, William Thomas, who is also a scriptwriter and nationally syndicated humour columnist, will be here Saturday, October 13 at 7:00.  He is the author of ten books of humour, including Life in the Litterbox and The Legend of Zippy Chippy. Although we have most of his books in our collection, there will be books for sale at this event. The following Friday night, October 19, Kristyn Harris,a Texas-bred musical powerhouse, will treat us to her shimmering vocals, solid swing rhythm guitar style and award-winning yodelling. You do not want to miss her captivating stage presence. At 23, she is the youngest person to be awarded the Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year and the only female to receive it twice. Kristyn was recently a contestant on American Idol. We have Kevin Van Tighem returning to the library, Friday, October 26. This former superintendent at Banff National Park, is the award-winning author of several books including Bears Without Fear, The Homeward WolfHeart Waters: Sources of the Bow River and Our Place: Changing the Nature of Alberta. Kevin’s talk begins at 7 pm. For something a little different, we have a couple of exciting events. Take a trip down memory lane at the Vintage Fashion Show on October 12, 7 pm. Join the founder of Banjolena’s Closet and enjoy the fashions, music and snacks from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

Due to the anticipated popularity of these events, admission will be by ticket only. You can pick up your FREE ticket for the above events at the library starting September 15.
We finish our series with Authors Among Us on Saturday, October 27. Come and experience an afternoon symposium of authors who live right among us in Diamond Valley. You can meet with them one on one, listen to readings from their works and purchase their books. The event will run from 1-4 pm. For more information about any of these events please go to our website or pick up a brochure at the library. For our Fall program line up, please refer to the program pages in this issue of the HCN, check the website or drop into the library to pick up a brochure.

See you at Out Loud. Don’t forget to get your tickets!