A program for every age at Stettler library

September is a new beginning at the Stettler Public Library. In many ways it is like a brand new year because most of our programs start in September. Favourites are returning and new programs are about to get their start this month. Here is what we have going on in our “new year”.

For Children:

Read and Rhyme Play Time—Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to noon, for 0-5 years old and their caregivers

Book Before Bedtime—Wednesdays 7 to 8 p.m., a mini pyjama party every week for children in grades 1 to 4.

School’s Out afterschool program—Beginning Oct. 14, every Thursday 4 to 5 p.m. for school-aged children.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga—Fridays 10:30 a.m. to noon, for 0-5 years old and their big people

Storytime—Beginning Sept. 11, Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon for children ages 4 and up

Read and Rhyme is Hitting the Road—First Monday of the month at the Waverly Club Rooms in Erskine at 10:30 a.m.; second Monday of the month at the drop-in-centre in Byemoor at 10:30 a.m.

For Teens:

Teen Night—Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 1 to 4 p.m., for ages 10 to 18

Teen Book Club—Wednesdays 6 to 7 p.m., brag or bash the book you’re reading along with games like Scrabble, Mastermind or Masterpiece

For Adults:

Brain Candy Book Club—First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7—The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. October 5—The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Reader’s Circle—First Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. September 2—Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran. October 7—Schindler’s List by Thomas Keneally

Books for both book clubs are available at the Stettler Public Library ready for checkout.

For Seniors:

Mobile Seniors—Sit and Stretch Yoga and Book Deliveries are Mondays at 1:30 p.m., first Monday of the month at Paragon Place, second Monday at Heart Haven Lodge and third Monday at Willow Creek Lodge.

Handibus—Rides to and from the library are available free of charge for seniors and people with disabilities. Call 403.742.5858 to book your ride. Sponsored by Royal LePage Central.

For Families:

ESL Icebreaker Night—Thursdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; join us for a fun way to learn English in a fun and casual environment.

The Stettler Public Library is pleased to be celebrating Alberta Art Days on September 17-19. We will be featuring the art of local artists and during Storytime on Saturday, Sept. 18, the kids are going to find their inner Picasso or Michelangelo.

Put Nov. 5 and 6 on your calendar. These are the dates of the second Friends of the Library Giant Annual Book Sale. Watch this column for further details. We want to surpass the success of last year’s sale, so we hope to see you all there.

Patty and Stephanie are leaving us to going back to their studies. We wish them the best of luck in their educational endeavours this year. Jordan is leaving her post at summer program assistant to take a new position with us as a library page. Shaun and Morgan will continue on as hosts of Teen Night on Wednesday nights and Saturday afternoons.

The library will be closed on Monday, Sept. 6 to observe Labour Day.

We hope that you have a fun and safe long weekend.

Just Posted

Alberta Finance Minister says equalization program not working

Equalization formula fails Alberta again, says UCP

Stettler Board of Trade asks, gets $34,000 budget increase from town

Museum gets same funding as previous year, didn’t ask for increase

Donalda’s Curtis Cassidy win’s $26,230 at NFR

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston bucked off

World Champion Saddle Bronc rider, Zeke Thurston of Big Valley consistent at NFR

Donalda’s Curtis Cassidy third overall and wins $15,653

Local cowboys Zeke Thurston and Curtis Cassidy have solid night at NFR

Big Valley’s Thurston has wild ride. Donalda’s Cassidy ranked number one steer wrestler in world

Girl opens Christmas present she gave to boy when she dumped him in 1971

Adrian Pearce, now a married father of two, received the small present from his highschool sweetheart

Liberal Party moves Trudeau fundraiser from military base

The fundraiser is scheduled for Dec. 19, with tickets costing up to $400

Federal government plans examination of coerced sterilization

The Liberals have been pressed for a rapid response to recent reports on the sterilizations

Huitema, Cornelius named 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

Huitema was captain of Canada’s fourth-place team at this year’s FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

Canada not slowing emissions from oil and gas: environmental groups

New report released at the United Nations climate talks in Poland

Goodale to ‘examine’ transfer of Rafferty to medium-security prison

Michael Rafferty was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 in the kidnapping, sexual assault and first-degree murder of Tori Stafford

Minister appoints former CIRB chair to resolve Canada Post labour dispute

Postal workers engaged in weeks of rotating walkouts

Omar Khadr to ask for Canadian passport to travel, permission to speak to sister

He spent years in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay after he was caught when he was 15

Missing B.C. man might be headed to Alberta

Jeremy Bauer, 40, was last seen on Dec. 6

Most Read