LIBRARY CORNER

By Rolf Raqué

After a brief hiatus. ? Back in the saddle again?, kind of makes you want to break out in song, doesn?t it. No horsing around though. Stay tuned for the Saddle Club and the Library, getting together in May eh! And we?re not talking dusty leather jackets for serious ponderous tomes either.

Before we get to other breaking events that are taking place in The Library here?s some data to dwell on. In February we had a cool 1959 visits to the library, 70 children used the kid?s computer and 396 internet visits. Awesome! Add on the different programs, clubs, meetings and workshops and we have a winner.

Quote from local neophyte senior on computers ?I learned everything in the Library?

Never, never too old to learn or do anything you set your mind to. Badminton flash (physical stuff) Henry Oliver Painter from West Bank, oldest competitor at 97 years young. What incentive! But I digress, sometimes wandering in the right direction.

Instant recap. Excellent facility, friendly, helpful staff and volunteers. The Library, cornerstone of the Community and the Community Centre and like all landmarks it needs a little TLC once in a while to maintain its? integrity. At the moment it?s funding, just like PBS and Radio Mondo, we need to reach out into the community for support in order to upgrade.

In the way of raising funds . . . a Power Point projector. And to add further to our reading materials specifically magazines, ergo, the plea goes out to Joan and John Q Public to donate subscriptions for a year or more. Subscriptions could come the way of a memoriam and the library would feature your name and contribution on a brass plaque (keep in mind all donations are tax deductible). Please check with Library staff as to direction and suitability.

And in advance We Thank You for Your Support! Keep up the Good Work.

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THE EVENTS

April 18th 1:00 Tour

1:45AGM Museum Foundation

3:30Dr. Rolf Ludvigsen (cool name, eh) presents the Elasmosaur Excavation in Courtney

April 21st 3:00Eco Kids – Butterfly Garden

April 24thARTS WEEK – Free for All Kick Off with Cheesecake Café

1:00 ? 4:00 Room 1

April 27th3:00Oil Paints for Children with Joan Zimmer (Pre register – limit 10)

April 28th7:00Museum Foundation presents Clifford Casaka

The Sheldons – Who were they to Tumbler Ridge?

Oh! By the way, don?t miss the Photographic display in the Gallery. Local artist Gary Holmlund.

The man has an eye!