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By: Anne Beaty

  |  Posted: Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 06:00 am

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Throughout the year, Airdrie Public Library (APL) has an ongoing book sale in our front foyer, offering a wide variety of gently used reading material for all. At various times, we also have special book sales, and our Family Day Week sale is aimed at families and young readers (although, of course, everyone is welcome).

From Feb. 18 to Feb. 23, all childrenís, junior and paperback books are six for $1 or a bakerís dozen (13) for $2, and magazines are $1 for a bakerís dozen. All other books are regular price.

For adults, APL host several clubs throughout the week for a wide variety of interests. Meeting weekly are: the Writers Club (Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m.,), through which adults share their writing and ideas and get constructive feedback; the Chess Club (Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m.), which offers plenty of entertainment and challenge; the Scrabble Club (Tuesday, 7-8:15 p.m.), which is a great venue for keeping literacy skills sharp; and the Knitting Club, which actually meets twice a week (Thursdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.) because it has proved so popular.

Meeting monthly are: the Genealogy Group (third Monday of the month, 7-8:15 p.m.); the Evening Book Club (first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) and the Morning book Club (fourth Wednesday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon). APL also plays host to Airdrie Project Linus, a group that creates new handmade blankets to give to children in Airdrie and surrounding communities who have experienced trauma. The group meets the first Monday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Whatís going on at APL: Library closed Monday, Feb. 17, for Family Day; Sunday Cinema, Feb. 16, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

For more information on all APLís programs and services, call 403-948-0600, visit airdriepubliclibrary.ca or drop by.


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