October at the library offers something for everyone
This month, as part of our fall Adult Author Series, Airdrie Public Library (APL) is welcoming a neighbour – Cochrane resident Martin Parnell, who will be visiting the library to discuss his book, Marathon Quest, a firsthand account of his journey from ordinary guy to extraordinary marathoner.
Parnell may be best-known to area residents as the man who recently helped break a world record: on Oct. 7, he and members of the Cochrane Rangers soccer club ended a 42-hour continuous five-on-five soccer match, eclipsing the old world record by two hours.
The event – Soccer Quest 42, which was organized by Parnell – raised $32,000 for Right to Play, an international non-profit organization which, according to its website, “uses the transformative power of play … to educate and empower children facing adversity.”
The world record-breaking event was part of Parnell’s five-year Quest for Kids initiative, through which he hopes to raise $1 million for the charity.
The author visit will be held Oct. 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no admission charge, but registration is required.
Also this month, we will as usual be offering something for everyone. This month’s Tween Zone, set for this Friday, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., is called Duct Tape Designers, and participants can create their very own duct tape wallet!
On Oct. 20, our Junior Artists program, for children aged nine to 12, will welcome painter Kathryn Zondag. The program runs 1 to 2:30 p.m., and there is a $3 charge to cover the cost of materials. The following day, Oct. 21, our Sunday Cinema, especially for families, will run 1:30 to 3 p.m. Check our website at www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca for what’s screening.
Ends with a Lullaby, the evening preschool literacy program for parents and caregivers who can’t make it to our daytime programs, will be held Oct. 25, 7 to 8 p.m., and everyone is welcome to end their day with songs, stories and a lullaby.
Then on Oct. 27, we will be hosting another in our Your Digital Library series: Navigating Webmail. The free course, which runs 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., offers tips and tricks for using email.
For more information on these or any of our programs or services, visit us online or call 403-948-0600.