Season changes at the library

By Lisa Cumming, Camrose Canadian Lifestyles Contributor

Canadian mystery author Ian Hamilton will be at the Camrose Public Library for a book reading on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. The evening will include a question and Answer session and he will have books available for purchase. Supplied

Canadian mystery author Ian Hamilton will be at the Camrose Public Library for a book reading on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. The evening will include a question and Answer session and he will have books available for purchase. Supplied

“Autumn … The year’s last loveliest smile.” 


— William Cullen Bryant 

Fall. Autumn. End of summer. Back to school. What does September conjure up in your mind? For some the end of summer signals sadness because beautiful sunshiny days have left us and the threat of winter looms ever closer. For others, autumn signals a new beginning. A new teacher, a new school, a new grade, a new class of pupils. For others, autumn is a time to harvest the fruits of their labour. The same is true for the Camrose Public Library. The summer programs end, regular programs begin again after a summer hiatus, and new programs are introduced.  

Farmers and gardeners can share the bounty of their crops or produce they have preserved during Cookbook Club on Sept. 19 at 1:30 p.m. The theme for September is In a Jar. Make a sample from a recipe in a cookbook and bring the sample and the recipe to the library to share with the group. The food does not need to be preserved in the jar, rather it can be cooked in the jar or have one of the ingredients come from a jar. Be creative!  

Students and teachers are happy to return to school. Favourite subjects are welcomed back like long lost friends. For adults who enjoy crafts, language, computers, and music the Camrose Public Library offers a number of programs to suit your interests.  

• Make two greeting cards to take home at Make and Take on Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. Please pre-register by calling (780) 672-4214 as space is limited.  

• Maria Lougheed is back to assist patrons with knitting and crochet. Feel free to bring questions, knitting projects, or sign up for the specific program. Knitting Cables 101 is on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. Please pre-register by calling 780-672-4214 as space is limited.   

• Whether you are fluent in Spanish or French or are a beginner, you can come and practise your language skills. The Spanish Circle meets every Monday from 3-4 p.m. and the French Circle meets every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m.  

• The Drum Circle meets Sept. 26 at 1:30 p.m.  

• You can bring your own ukulele or borrow one from the library at Got Ukulele every Monday at 1:30 p.m.  

• Technology Tutoring runs every Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Various topics will be covered like: Intro to laptops on Sept. 14, How to use your iPad to Travel on Sept. 21, and Online Banking 101 on Sept. 28.  

• Death Café returns on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.  

Everyone is excited to learn new and exciting curriculum when school begins again. Fresh ideas begin to formulate. Canadian mystery author, Ian Hamilton will be at the Camrose Public Library on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. for a book reading and question and answer session. Books will be available for purchase that evening.  

The library is beginning a Film Club on Sept. 17 at 1:30 p.m.

Each month patrons can enjoy different films from the National Film Board of Canada. Every Child illustrates on of the 10 principles of the Declaration of Children’s Rights: every child is entitled to a name and a nationality. Wildlife is an animated short film about a young man who is sent from England to Alberta to attempt ranching in 1909. Impressions of Expo ’67 presents impressions of the World’s Fair in Montreal in 1967 and of Montreal at its liveliest and most exciting moment in history. ­Ladies and Gentlemen … Mr. Cohen is an informal portrait of Leonard Cohen at age 30.  

While farmers work gruelling hours to take off this year’s harvest, and teachers and students return to school, the Camrose Public library has planned a busy schedule of fall programs for the autumn. Please check out the Camrose Public Library website http://cpl.prl.ab.ca for the program dates and times. Programs at the Camrose Public Library are free of charge unless otherwise stated.  

The library is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. The library is closed all weekend days of statutory holidays.  

Lisa Cumming is the Adult Programmer at the Camrose Public Library. This past summer Lisa attended a music workshop with a number of the Got Ukulele members. The best part of autumn is eating supper in the field while hawks swoosh and swoop while looking for unprotected mice. 


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