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Naughty or Nice Definitely Nice!
Some of you just couldn't stay off the naughty list but we know the truth, you are all nice! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Christmas Lite-Up Committee's, Naughty Nice Fundraiser in December. The Friends of the Mayerthorpe Library Society received over $2300 in donations!!
Karen Pitre & the ATB Donation to the Library
We would like to thank Karen Pitre and the Alberta Treasury Branch for a donation of $500 to the Friends of the Library Society! Each employee of the ATB can choose a charitable organization that they would like their employer to make a donation to on their behalf, and Karen choose us!
Photography Basics Thursday, January 9, 7pm Learn about features of your camera and some basic principles of photography. After this class you will have a better understanding of how your camera works and have the confidence to take your camera out of auto. Drop-in. Everyone welcome.
Make a Jar Lantern Thursday, January 16, 3:30 - 4:30pm Kids, register to make a lantern that radiates beautiful colors when lit with a candle. Small children will need to have an adult helper. Instructed by Brandi Gray. All supplies provided. Donations gratefully accepted. Register by phone or from our website.
Death Cafe Tuesday, January 28, 7pm Join us to discuss anything you want in relation to death and dying, life and living! This is a friendly conversation group but may not be suitable if you are grieving or feel vulnerable about death. We will be discussing the book, From Here to Eternity at this meeting. If you haven't read it yet, pick up a copy from the library, it is fascinating!
Mother Goose Tuesdays, January 14, 21 & 28, 10:30am - 12pm Have a squealing good time at this Parent Link program for children ages 0-6! Share friendship, fun, rhymes, stories and songs. Provided in partnership with Mayerthorpe Parent Link & FCSS. Snack provided.
Brew Your Own Kombucha Workshop Friday, January 24, 7pm Curious to learn more about this probiotic-rich and delicious beverage? In this workshop, instructed by Colleen McDermid, you will learn about kombucha and how to brew your own, with the flavors you love, at home. Register by phone or from our website.
Coffee & Coloring for Adults Monday, January 27, 10:30 - 12pm Who says coloring is just for kids? Grown-ups invited to enjoy coffee, conversations and crayons. Drop-in.
The Memoir Writers Wednesday, January 8 & 22, 1 - 3pm Write the story of a life. This non-fiction writing group meet to coach and encourage new members and each other to write life stories. Drop-in.
Parent Link Movie: Abominable Saturday, January 25, 7 - 9pm After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to guide the magical creature home. This movie is rated PG.
Long Memory Writers Wednesday, January 29, 1pm Pleasant View Lodge, Community Room
Want to preserve some of those wonderful memories for yourself, your kids and your grandkids? Maybe you want to save your parent's recollections. Not sure where to begin? Join us at the Pleasant View Lodge Community Room to get started putting all those stories on paper. If you don't do it, who will? Instructed by Margaret Thibault. Drop in.
Genealogy Wednesdays, 10 - 12pm Are you interested in your ancestry? Research with the Genealogy Genies every Wednesday morning. Drop-in.
Drop in Crochet Tuesdays, 6pm Learn how to crochet, start a new project, or have your questions answered. Instructed by crochet superstar, Sasha Stang.
The Basement Bookers Thursday, January 30, 7pm We call it a book club but it's really just a good time! Plan to drop in and discuss our latest club pick, The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant. If you would like to borrow a copy, we can hook you up!
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The best-selling author of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend presents the story of a ghost who would help her friends heal and move on by reconnecting them with memories from their senior year of high school.
After an accident kills Henny, the manager of the Pine Away Motel and Cabins, she watches as the three people who mean the most to her are reunited at her funeral. All three are unhappy, and Henny is devastated to know that she’ll have to leave them when they need her the most. But…what if she doesn’t have to leave after all?
With the funeral over and the last casserole dish packed up and carted home, Henny realizes she has one last opportunity to help her friends discover the happiness they once knew. To help them move forward, Henny must look back, unpacking the memories from their last year of high school all those years before. Only then can Henny stop history from repeating itself and heal her best friends once and for all.
More than 75 ways to support health and wellness with ginger and turmeric. Likely already sitting on your spice rack, ginger and turmeric have been culinary and medicinal staples for centuries-and for good reason. While best known for their flavor, and turmeric's vibrant color, these spices are also rich in health benefits. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, ginger stimulates digestion, strengthens immunity, and helps ease motion sickness, while turmeric can help relieve migraines and even spice up your makeup regimen. Both have powerful anti-inflammatory properties. In The Ginger & Turmeric Companion, Suzy Scherr demonstrates how to incorporate these natural wellness aids into daily life. From surprising and delicious recipes-including information on how to maximize the benefits of adding ginger and turmeric to your diet-to health and beauty secrets, she presents a fuss-free guide to these powerful spices. With Scherr's comprehensive guidance, look no further than the spice cabinet for a feel-good, look-good way to mix up everyday routines"
"If you are an adventuresome young woman of high moral character and fine health, are you willing to travel to California in search of a good husband?"
It's February 1852, and all around Chicago Maggie sees the postings soliciting "eligible women" to travel to the gold mines of Goosetown. A young seamstress with a small daughter and several painful secrets, she has nothing to lose.
So she joins forty-three other women and two pious reverends on the dangerous 2,000-mile journey west. None of them are prepared for the hardships they face on the trek through the high plains, mountains, and deserts. Or for the triumphs of finding strengths they did not know they possessed. And not all will make it.
As Maggie gets to know the other women, she soon discovers that she’s not the only one looking to leave dark secrets behind. And when her past catches up with her, it becomes clear a band of sisters will do whatever it takes to protect one of their own.
In his densely textured, overtly political fifth novel, the acclaimed director and screenwriter recounts what happens when shale oil is discovered beneath an Indian reservation in the North Dakota badlands and crowds of outsiders descend.
In Yellow Earth, the site of Three Nations reservations on the banks of the Missouri River in North Dakota, Sayles introduces us to Harleigh Killdeer, chairman of the Tribal Business Council. “An activist in his way, a product of the Casino Era,” Kildeer, who is contracted by oil firm Case and Crosby, spearheads the new Three Nations Petroleum Company.
What follows, with characteristic lyrical dexterity, insight, and wit, introduces us to a memorable cast of characters, weaving together narratives of competing worlds through masterful storytelling.
Set shortly before Standing Rock would become a symbol of historic proportions of the brutal confrontation between native resistance and the forces of big business and law enforcement, the fate of Yellow Earth serves as a parable for our times.
A gripping account of the infamous Nazi doctor, from a former Justice Department official tasked with uncovering his fate.
One of the most notorious war criminals of all time, Dr. Josef Mengele has come to symbolize both the evil of the Nazi regime and the failure of justice in the postwar world. Drawing on new scholarship and sources, historian David G. Marwell examines Mengele’s life and career, chronicling his university studies, which led to two PhDs and a promising career as a scientist; his wartime service, in combat and at Auschwitz, where his “selections” determined the fate of countless innocents and his “scientific” pursuits resulted in the traumatization and death of thousands more; and his postwar refuge in Germany and South America.
Mengele describes the international search in 1985, which ended in a cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the dogged forensic investigation that produced overwhelming evidence that Mengele had died―but failed to convince those who, arguably, most wanted him dead. This is a story of science without limits, escape without freedom, and resolution without justice.
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