Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
34 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Thursday, October Programs for the whole family Children's library 'living place' By KATHIF. MacLEAN Herald Staff Writer For years children's libraries consisted of rows and rows of dusty books in the corner of adult libraries. Youngsters picked out story selections and headed back home, since they were not en- couraged to linger. But, over the past few years, children's libraries have become far more than just book distributors. The children's section of The Lethbridge Public Library is no exception: the library has developed the concept that libraries should be a living place for the whole family. Ken Roberts, children's librarian, says the Lethbridge Public Library has a great Heal more than books to offer children. Beginning the first week of September, a number of programs for youngsters were in- stituted in the children's section, and now, Mr. Roberts is afraid some of the programs have over grown, almost to the point of being too large. "The attendance is really climbing. I hope we can alter the format' TWO-YEAR-OLD MAUREEN ARMSTRONG INTERPRETING HER IDEAS to avoid turning people away." One of the more pop- ular programs is stories and crafts, held from 2 to p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to a.m. Thursday. "We started with six youngsters in this program and have reached as many as says Mr. Roberts. This is a program primarily for pre- schoolers with the average age of youngsters ranging from three and a half to four years. The children hear stories, play games or watch films and then interpret them by draw- ing or sketching. Parents may par- ticipate in a crafts program designed to introduce them to art skills which may be used with children at home. "It's he says, "with some crafts, like paper mache, parents are afraid to try. They don't realize they can make he says. He added there is no minimum age for children and the only stipulation is that they be non disruptive. Noisy participation is both accepted and desired, but parents bear responsibility for control if the liberal limit of acceptable behavior is exceeded, "It is required that parents remain in the library during the program." Children's Hour, which is held Saturdays from 11 a.m. to p.m., is organized so that children of almost par- any age may ticipate. Games and stories for older children are held from 11 to a.m.; comedies, nature and educational at until a.m.; and stories and games for pre school and early school children are offered from a.m. to p.m. The films geared toward an older audience are shown first. Story writing is held every Wednesday after- noon from to In this program. Mr. Roberts acts as a resource person. "I show the youngsters how to quotations and write dialogue. I go over the stories, making suggestions in such a way as not to change the. basic idea." In addition to the three on going programs, Mr. .Roberts says there will be special monthly features, this I month's being Halloween. Mr. Roberts, who ob- tained his masters degree in library science from the University of Western Ontario in Hamilton, ad- mits he is a very program orientated person. "We hope to have a weekly cablevision program starting sometime in November. We'll be making crafts and reading stories and in addition, we hope to invite city" kindergartens on a rota- tion basis to sit in as the audience." Retirement Study set Ninety Lethbridge residents will have an opportunity to ex- press their opinions on retire- ment within the next few weeks. Their views will be sought TroatYouraoH MANICURE With Shampoo Set LAKEVIEW BEAUTY SALON as part of a province-wide study of retirement, being conducted by the Third Career Research Society of Edmon- ton. The society's study is ba- ing conducted on a research grant from the provincial' department of manpower and labor. Jerry Archibald, project co ordinator, is in Lethbridge today and Friday to conduct a workshop for those local residents conducting the opi- nion survey. Tony Tobin, centre for Per- sonnal and Community Development director, says his office is co operating with after you see your doctor bring your prescription to mta 1609 Wi S the Third Career project by finding five local people to conduct the survey here, and by providing resource persons to assist them. The survey will begin in early November. Mr. Tobin says the 90 residents to be interviewed fall into two categories: the retired (65 and up) and the near retired (age 55 and He says most of the inter- viewers will be senior citizens themselves and thus will be "sincere and personally interested" in retirement problems and opportunities. The Third Career Research Society hopes to create models for use by government and industry, based on the sur- vey's outcome. More than 000 people from 16 areas in Alberta will be interviewed by the end of March, 1975. A final report is expected from TCRS by March, 1976. "I didn't have much trouble giving up smoking and drinking, but Harriet's really hooked on shopping and driving." Given the right eyre most plants will grow VANCOUVER (CP) "Grow, damn is Maggie RUMMAGE SALE Bethlen Presbyterian Hall 1020-10th Avonuo North Friday, November 1st p.m. For Fashions with a Flair DRESSES SUITS PANT SUITS BLOUSES SWEATERS EVENING WEAR LOUNGE WEAR Marg Ingle's LINGERIE PRIMROSE SHOP 613-4 Phorn CHARQEX MASTERCHARQE ST. BASIL'S C.W.L. BAZAAR AND TEA SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd to St. Basil's Church Basement 13m SL and 6th Ava. North EVERYONE WELCOME Baylis' pet phrase when talk- ing to her house plants. Mrs. Baylis has learned from ter mistakes and trans- ferred her experience to a Plants for the Purple Thumb, published by 101 Productions of San Fran- cisco. "I've had so many plants die that I know what to do with them she said. "I know why they died and what I could have done." "I do talk to them, yes. But talking does more for me than for them. It's like talking to a cat. I tell them about my problems. My favorite phrase if I talk to them, is 'Grow, damn you.' JANE ALLEN, LIBRARY STAFF''MEMBER. 'READING TO THE YOUNGSTERS left to women at Connecticut university STORKS, Conn. (AP) A 20-year-old University of Connecticut junior picked up her sweater and pocketbook and left the hospital clinic to meet her boyfriend after her abortion. "The whole episode is over and done she said. "The moral question didn't bother me. If I didn't have an abortion, I'd have to put tile baby up for adoption and that would have been worse. There are too many unwanted children in the world now. I was almost doing the child a favor." The woman was one of 200 University of Connecticut stu- dents who found themselves pregnant and chose abortion last-year. Twenty-five students nave undergone abor- tions so far this year. The university's infirmary head, Dr. Julian Kaiser said: "The birth right is left up to the women here. It is their and probably one of ik hardest they make. The doctors, nurses and social workers treat the women as an individual and try to find the best solution for that person whether it is an abor- tion or not, once pregnancy is confirmed." When a woman contacts the infirmary about a late men- strual period, she is given a gynecological exam. If the tests return positive, the woman sees a social worker. And should the woman decide to have an abortion, she is referred to one of two nearby hospitals. Social worker Ann Strutt said although she never brings up the subject of abortion, most women want one. SOME KEEP CHILD "I am a pregnancy coun- sellor, not an abortion coun- she said. "It is very important that the woman feels as though I am not pass- ing judgment on her. Besides, the women that come to me are very upset and concerned. Some women, about 20 to 30 during the 1973-1974 academic year, chose to keep the "Most women here never tell their parents about an abortion. She-and the boyfriend usually handle it themselves. But they usually feel quite relieved when it is Mrs. Strutt said. The operation costs and takes about 20 minutes. Marian Katz, head nurse at nearby Mount Sinai hospital's pre-term clinic, said a patient can be in and out of the hospital in three to four hours. After an abortion at Mount Sinai, the patient is urged to use better contraceptive methods and asked to have a medical check-up after three, weeks. FIRST UNITED CHURCH U.C.W. Fall Tea Bake Sale Bazaar Table Sitirdiy, Nov. 2nd IP p.n. Children's Party in upper hall Nursery available Adirtta Evoryono Woteonw Children Trim, Com pact Zenith Eyeglass Hearing Aid Make the right decision now and try this reliable Zenith Carlyle aid at no obligation. 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