Bikes Are Back

Apr. 30, 2022 Jan Burney

As we head into the spring/summer seasons where we almost have a long weekend a month, we remind readers that the library is closed on the Saturday and Monday of every long weekend from May through October. Open/closed hours will be posted on the outside signs, our website and Facebook page and phone message.

The Friday before the May long weekend (May 21-23) sees the return of our Bikes For All program. You can borrow several bicycles of various types and sizes until the end of September. If you want to cycle around town, bike Friendship Trail or head up to Kananaskis Country, we have you covered. You will need to sign a waiver before you cycle away; it will cover you for the entire season.

We are preparing for our annual book sale on June 4. If you have used books to donate, please bring them to the library during open hours. Please do not deposit them in the drop box or leave them outside the front doors. Items we will not accept: textbooks, Reader’s Digest condensed books, encyclopedias, manuals of any kind (truck repair, tax codes), VHS tapes and any books that are visibly damaged. Those items can be recycled, and you won’t get struck by a bolt of lightning from the book gods for doing so.

With public spaces opening up and restrictions lifting, you may wish to venture out and attend some group activities. If you are looking for a good stress reliever, try our Community Drumming Circle that meets on the first Friday night of the month at 7 pm. No musical experience is required to attend this fun and enjoyable group. Drums and other percussion instruments are provided or you can bring your own. Children are welcome to attend if they are going to participate in the drumming. Tea and cookies are provided. Admission is by donation ($5-$10 suggested) which is used for instrument maintenance and replacement.

As well as seeing programs return to the library, we also invite any artists who would like to display their art in our gallery space. We are looking for all types of art: painting, photography, fibre arts, drawing and more. The artwork must be able to be hung on the provided grids. Each artist will have four weeks to display their work. If you are interested, please contact Jan (403-933-3278.  In the next few weeks, we will see the return of the quilts in the main library space along with some spectacular weavings.

We are fast approaching that time of year when semesters are ending, and examinations are looming. Exam proctoring is a free service the library provides for both homeschoolers and those attending tertiary institutions. Please call Jan to find out what is required to take your exam at our location.