Christmas schedule finalized for Stettler Public Library

Christmas is only a month away and the Stettler Public Library has finalized our Christmas hours.

The library will be closing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 and will reopen the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 10 a.m. The library will also be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1 to celebrate the New Year. Also watch for details about programming over the holidays to help keep the kids occupied.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel with the carnival? This is what Christopher Walsh did in 2008 and that experience evolved into his first book “Under the Electric Sky: the Legacy of the Bill Lynch Shows”. Chris set out to write an article about his experiences working in a carnival and it exploded into a book on the legacy that Bill Lynch has left on the summer carnivals in the Maritimes. Chris will be visiting the Stettler Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 3:30 p.m. to talk about his book. Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the reading.

Also on Saturday, Dec. 4 is the yearly tradition of Craftapalooza. Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. for an afternoon of crafting for all ages. There will be several stations each with different crafts such as cards, felt mice and candles. Why don’t you come and spend the afternoon at the library crafting? What could be better?

Alicia is hosting a seniors’s Christmas tea on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. There will be tea, treats, games and great conversation. If you need assistance in getting to the library, the handibus is just a phone call away. Rides to and from the library via the Handibus are free. Call 403-742-5858 to book your ride to the library for the Christmas tea or anytime that you need to a good book to read.

Girls Night: Teen Edition is set to launch on Friday, Dec. 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. Celebrating all things girly and aimed at ages 12 to 18, the girls will be able to experience bra fittings, eyebrow waxing, makeup application, kettlebells, yoga and other fun stuff. Some guests will be charging a nominal fee for some of the services provided. There is a limited number of girls that can take part in the makeup application try-out and there is a fee for the trial. If you are interested, please call the library at 403-742-2292 to register.

A power monitor has been donated by FortisAlberta and is now available for circulation to anybody who is interested in finding out how much our appliances cost to run. The power monitor can be signed out for three weeks just like most library items.

Brain Candy Book Club’s next topic of discussion is the book Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand. To be a part of the fun, join Heidi at the library on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. for the “discussion”. Call 403-742-2292 to reserve yourself a copy of the book.

If you are looking for something a little more serious, Reader’s Circle will be discussing the book Wild Swans by Jung Chang. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. for tea and lively discussion. You can call 403-742-2292 to reserve a copy of the book.

The Stettler Public Library needs your input. Your say can have an impact on what services that the library will continue to offer or will offer in the future. You can have your say by filling in our online survey at http://spl.prl.ab.ca. There are also traditional surveys available at the library’s front desk.

One last thing: there will be no Storytime on Saturday, Nov. 27. Storytime will return on Dec. 4 at 11 a.m.

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