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Longview Library – Dec 2020

In recognition of the International Older Person’s Day, Foothills FCSS is offering an opportunity for seniors to share their stories of resiliency and of how they coped. Stories can be written by hand or typed and the library will hand out writing kits to assist with this. The entries will be published sometime in the new year.

Both the Crib Club and Writers Group have resumed meeting, but because of COVID-19, they are not accepting any new members.

Laura Hayward of Turner Valley has donated another of her grand daughter’s award winning books about Cowboy Cody This one is called Rope, Sleep, Repeat. These are very special books, beautifully illustrated and informative. Becky grew up in Okotoks, lives in Brooks now, and has competed in barrel racing for 30 years.

We at the library are very sad that a dear and treasured volunteer and friend, Peggy Gillis, has passed. Peggy spent hours and hours in the library and we are very indebted to her and will miss her.

We have been approved for a $2,000 grant to run the Create, Read, Play and Eat Program by Foothills FCSS. These will begin in the new year, running for 10 weeks.

New books in the library are:

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman 

Where the Crawdad’s Sing by Delia Owens 

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty.

A good winter’s read is The Finder, by Will Ferguson, author of 419, for which he won the Giller Prize. It is a literary thriller that takes place in New Zealand and Australia. Ferguson draws from the stories of Alfred Hitchcock. His prose is exceedingly beautiful and each page is a joy to read.

A very Merry Christmas to all,
Sylvia Binkley, sliv@telus.net

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