By Kenyon Stronski
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Throughout December, Taber Public Library will see a variety of events running weekly within their facility.
The library’s Elf on the Shelf, Dewey, will be present somewhere within the library until Dec. 18. Dewey will move daily, and when found, you can enter your name in for a draw on Dec. 19.
On Thursday, Dec. 9, there will be a Teen/Adult Christmas Craft Night and Santa Photo Op in partnership with the Eagle Spirit Nest Community Association. This night begins at 6 p.m. in the Program Room of the library where work ornaments will be made with wood slices. Santa and a guest will also be present for photo opportunities.
Tuesday, Dec. 14 marks their Free Hot Chocolate Day courtesy of the Taber Food Bank. You can bring your own mug or a styrofoam cup will be provided for you. This will take place between 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and is located behind the front desk. Be sure to ask when you come in.
On Friday, Dec. 17 there will be a Christmas concert hosted for the first 37 people. The concert is with a local band — Ransom Note. You can call the library to reserve your spot early, and it is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. The concert begins at 7 p.m. After the concert, the library does not have any events until after Christmas; with the first coming Wednesday, Dec. 29. On this day, the library will host a Mario Kart Tournament on the Nintendo Switch for anyone between eight and 12 years old. The library asks you please pre-register before Dec. 23, and the event will begin at 11 a.m.
Lastly, the library is offering an evening of board games with the second edition of Pathfinder for adults only. It will be held on a Friday evening or Saturday afternoon, and a minimum of four players are needed to begin. Call the library to register at (403) 223-4343. The library will be closed Dec. 24-27 and Dec. 31-Jan. 3.