Longview library
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Longview Library – Jun 2021

Unfortunately, our little library remains closed. You may order books by calling Linda at 403.558.3927, or order them from home using your TRACPAC account. Inter-library deliveries arrive at the library every Tuesday.

The Story Walks will resume in June. Watch for the announcement about these.

Because our in programming has been put on hold for the time being, the library is offering Take and Make kits to the community. Each craft kit includes the materials needed and the instructions. They are so much fun to do. The Easter ones were very popular, as well as the salt crystal and soap ones for adults. Again, ask Lynda about these.

The Town of Okotoks, along with the Family and Community Services (FCSS) has sponsored an exciting project called SOS, Share Our Stories. The stories are of resilency and of how the seniors in our community have gotten through difficult times in their lives. Of the many inspiring entries, some are by Celia Dewane and Sylvia Binkley of Longview and Laura Hayward of Turner Valley. To read these stories, google SOS Okotoks Library.

An important read is White Fragility by Robin Diangelo. It is a thought provoking study of white man’s unconscious and buried racial prejudices. Many white people are unaware of these feelings, because they have been reinforced by culture and history. She points out that this indifference and denial is far more soul destroying to Black people than other cruelness. She suggests many ways in which we can make small changes to address this issue and make the world a better place.

Another good read is The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah, author of The Nightengale and Fire Fly Lane. It is a moving story about the resiliency of women and the bond between mother and daughter. It begins in the Texas Panhandle in the early 1930s, when the land was being ravaged by drought and dust storms and then moves on to the cotton picking fields of California. The times mirror our present day woes, climatechange,economicuncertainty, and a pandemic. These people survived, and so will we!

Happy Reading!
Sylvia Binkley, sliv@telus.net

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