Crisp days and bright colours signal fall’s arrival

Autumn is here! The leaves are lovely yellow and orange colours (except for the ones rotting on the ground).

STETTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY — Autumn is here! The leaves are lovely yellow and orange colours (except for the ones rotting on the ground). The air has a crispness to it (not counting the mornings of fog). Yes, fall is officially here. Now that September is out of the way we can focus on the month of October and it is jam-packed all month long.

Food for Fines is back! For the month of October, we will be accepting non-perishable food donations in lieu of fines. We will waive a dollar of fines for every non-perishable food item that you bring in. Once the month is over all the food collected will be donated to the Stettler and District Food Bank Society. It is a win-win situation for everyone.

Read and Rhyme is taking a little break but will be back on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. starting on Tuesday, Oct. 11. We hope to see all the little people with their big people on Tuesday.

Are you looking for something for the kids to do on Friday, Oct. 7 for PD Day? Come to the Stettler Public Library and check out the great activities that we have planned for ages 5 and up. First up is Binary Baubles from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The kids will have a chance to convert their names into binary code and then get to use that code to make their own personalized jewelry.

Next up that day is Coding with LEGO for ages five and up from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is an introduction to game coding using LEGO bricks. You will then be able to these skills to make your own game in Scratch. This is the best way to spend a day off.

Put Saturday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. on your calendar as a time to get to the Stettler Public Library. We are so pleased to have poet Joan Shillington come and share her art with us and promote her latest poetry collection “Folding The Wilderness,” a collection of poems that celebrate the essential force of family. From a child’s hand-holding cards “as if they were webbed” to Machu Picchu where stones “fit so tight not even a hair can pass,” Joan Shillington weaves reality and imagination together to create a poetic story. This presentation is sponsored by the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and the Canada Council for the Arts.

Cookbooks are available to the next gathering of the Cookbook Club. Comfort food is the theme and there is a huge array of cookbooks to choose from. Then gather at the Library on Monday October 17 at 6:30 p.m. for a heavenly evening of food, fun and conversation.

One more date for you to put onto your calendar: Friday, Oct. 28 is the Stettler Public Library’s Monster Bash 2016 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. It is a great night for the kids to have some spooky fun without the snowsuit. There will be crafts, games, big prizes, and so much more. There is a cost for this program of $10 per child or $25 per family; adult get in free. Start planning those Halloween costumes because it is going to be a tonne of ghostly fun.

Keep checking spl.prl.ab.ca or our Facebook page for news of any additional activities as some may require pre-registration! If you have any ideas, suggestions, or questions about activities you want to see at the library let us know. We hope to see you at the library soon.

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