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The Stettler Public Library is gearing up for Christmas

by Crystal Friars

The Stettler Public Library has been planning extra programs for the Christmas break, but don’t forget there is plenty to do at the library before the break too!

Red Hot Science is back on Saturday, Dec. 11 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

This month, the kids will get to use Scratch coding to manipulate an Edison robot.

This fun hands-on workshop is for those interested in anything science, and for ages 6 and up.

Kids Coding Club is back on Dec. 18 at 10:30 a.m. or noon for more inventive fun with Scratch.

Something Cool After School is now on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

This week (Dec. 14 and 16) we will be making ‘recycled gift card holders’ out of old books that will make that special gift look awesome. Space is limited; please call the library to register.

Want to keep snow all year ‘round?

Then you have to make a snow globe, and that is exactly what the kids at Teen Scene will be creating on Dec. 15 at 6 p.m.

Keep the snow globe for yourself or gift it to a special someone.

Tweens and teens are welcome to join.

Carve out a moment of zen for yourself and try Mindfulness with Alicia Tate on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

This has been a rather crazy year and it is good to take a little pause (or several) as we head into the holidays.

Crystal’s Crafting Club will be making Angels out of wine corks on Thursday, Dec. 16.

The instructional video will be available on the Library’s Facebook page at 6:30 p.m. that day.

Kits are limited; call early to reserve your kit.

Copies of “Seven Fallen Feathers” by journalist Tanya Talaga, our next Reader’s Circle selection, are available at the Library.

Talaga delves into the history of a small northern Canadian city and the deaths of seven Indigenous high school students between 2000 and 2011.

Are you needing help with your laptop or mobile device?

Would you like to learn how to use our digital conversion equipment?

Shaunzy is here to help you on Saturdays from 1-6 pm.

Call to register for an appointment and Shaunzy will help you become more confident with technology.

How can you get down to Jingle Bell Rock when your favourite Christmas disc skips?

Bring it to the Stettler Public Library on Thursdays and we will use our fantastic machine to clean and buff out the scratches.

We offer this service at $2 a disc.

If you’re happy and you know it clap your hands, and come to Read and Rhyme on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 10:30.

This is your chance to get out of the house with your preschoolers by coming to the library for some fun stories, songs, rhymes and activities. We hope to see you there!

That is all for this week! If you have any questions, and to register for any of the above programs, please don’t hesitate to call us at 403-742-2292.

If you want to know what is happening all month, check our website at spl.prl.ab.ca.

We have December events posted there under the services/library-programs tab of the website and you can download our programming brochure there as well.

Whether it be suggestions on what to read next or needing help to download your vaccination record, the staff of the Stettler Public Library are here to help you.