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.

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