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Seniors' Community Luncheon 25 Oct 2006
Posted Oct 28, 2006
The second in a series of Seniors' Community Luncheons on the theme Meet Your Neighbours was held in St. Andrew's Hall on Wednesday, October 25. Approximately 20-25 folks from Summerlea and the community were present to enjoy lunch, meet some other folks and, on this day, hear some information about the services available at Lachine's Saul Bellow Library. The library information was presented by Summerlea's own Susan McKenzie who works and tells children's stories at the library.

Following are a few photos of the proceedings.

Summerlea's minister, Howard Clark, opened the luncheon with a prayer,
and led in the singing of a couple of oldies and goldies to break the ice,
and to close the meeting.
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After a light lunch prepared and served by Marg Lynn and Undeg Edwards, and served by Roy Rodd, Susan McKenzie told of the services available at Lachine's Saul Bellow library on St. Antoine at 32nd Avenue.
Susan noted that there is wheelchair access via a ramp at the rear of the building, but there is no elevator to get to the second floor.
The library offers books, magazines, newspapers, music CD's, talking books, movies, internet access, etc. The majority of the holdings are in French, but a significant number are in English.

1. Susan doing her presentation.
2. Howard having a look at a hard cover English language cartoon book.
3. Tom Pavlasek added a historical perspective, describing the formation of a committee of anglophones in the 1960's who campaigned for a library building to replace the old fire hall location then in use (previously the Lachine High School library had been used). Ultimately the city council accepted the idea and the Saul Bellow library was built.
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Some of the participants.
Nobody having a siesta - must have been an interesting presentation!
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Howard mentioned some of the programmes being planned for future luncheons,
but they have leaked through the writer's sieve of a memory, so stay tuned.
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