Activities this week: Monday, March 20 to Sunday, March 26


In Europe, soutache style jewellery is all the rage. In this workshop, you will learn to create a beautiful soutache hair piece that will be the envy of all your friends.

Free for Library members. Registration required.

Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Central : 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (ages 12 to 17) – bilingual.


Boys & Knitting

I absolutely loved T.S. Easton’s Boys Don’t Knit (in public).  It was campy and fun and awkward in the loveable way that only the British can pull off.

The sequel, An English Boy in New York, was fun, but was really just riding on the coattails of the first book.  I felt it was trying harder than it needed to.

Regardless, I still like the premise of a boy in the knitting world.

A bouncy castle with the air hissing out…

MOTHFor a prize winner, this one was surprisingly lame.

The book started off interesting and there was a ton of tension that keep all the stakes really high, up until it didn’t anymore.  I felt like I was jumping in a bouncy castle with the air hissing out and finally I was trying to jump on the ground while the structure collapsed around me.

The book was alright, but the ending sort of undid what came before it.

Either way, I found reading about Mennonite culture, and someone trying to adapt to Canadian culture really interesting.  Perhaps the prize judges felt the same.