Happy New Year from Longview Library

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Lisa and Aeryn’s Essential Oil classes have been so popular that we will continue them in the new year. Watch the notice board for times and dates.

The Crib Club continues Thursdays at 2 p.m. and the Writers Group the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. The Craft Box in the children’s area is proving to be very popular, so young mothers check it out.

Librarian Lynda would like to thank you for your support over the past year. She hopes you will take the time to renew your membership with us.

Your membership and registration is very important for the funding we receive.

Your Longview Library Card gives you access to all the libraries in the Marigold system 24/7.

Some of the things you can do at your library are check out a movie, use the computers, use the free wifi to check your e-mail and update your devices.

New books include Sun Warrior by P.C. Cast. One of Us Will be Dead by Morning by David Moody, and Book of Why by Stellar Space (JNF)

Jann Arden, singer, songwriter, actor, broadcaster and author, wrote the book Feeding My Mother. Her mother has Alzheimer’s disease and her father had dementia. He passed away in August of 2015.

It is a deeply heartwarming book, telling of her care of them over a decade. It is full of compassion, wisdom and humour. It includes recipes of comfort foods that she prepared for them.

Her book is a reminder of the importance of gratitude, patience and a sense of humour. It has photographs taken by Jann of her parents and the breathtaking countryside that is her home in southwestern Alberta.

This year, Jann has been appointed to the Order of Canada for her work as an entertainer and for her extensive charitable works. It is a very special read.

The Alice Network, by Kate Quinn, is a riveting story of female spies in the First World War.

Little is known of the wartime glory, intrigue and sacrifice that embraced their lives.

The enemy believed women to be fragile and delicate. They were, therefore, incensed by the accuracy and the amount of underground information they unearthed.

The novel is based on historical facts, but with the names of the heroines changed. Their clandestine adventures take place in occupied France with forays into Germany in 1915.

Happy Reading.

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