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Stettler Public Library Corner for July 7

Whoever came up with the notion of the “lazy days of summer” didn’t live in Central Alberta. The rain in recent weeks has kept us scrambling to keep up with the grass and weeds, not to mention farmers having to perfectly time their summer work between showers.

However, everyone needs a break from growing things. Why not check out the “Women x Women” portrait exhibit currently showcased at the library, thanks to the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. These unique portraits of women by fifteen female artists are on loan from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ permanent collection. They span several decades—from 1947 to 2015.

Kids:

Venture into the magical world of Myths & Legends with Summer Reading Club (SRC) 2022. Children aged 5 and up should register with the library and then join us for programs on Mondays and Tuesdays. We offer programs for children aged five to eight at 10:30 a.m. and for youth nine and older at 2:30 p.m. It’s still not too late to join, so call the library today.

On Wednesdays from 10:30 until noon there will be awesome drop-in activities for kids out at the Rochon Sands Community Centre. Back at the library, the SRC gardening club will meet to grow food in the library garden Wednesday afternoons from 3:00-4:30.

On Thursday mornings join us for art and craft projects from 10:30—noon, and register for the Cooking Club happening Thursday afternoons; there’s never a dull moment.

On Fri, July 8, the whole family can join the fun with Giant Games in the Park, from 3-6 p.m. There will be giant checkers, Yahtzee, croquet, bocce ball and other fun games for you to enjoy together.

Parents and tots from infant to age five are welcome to join Kristin for Story and Play Time every Friday in July and August at West Stettler Park at 10:30 a.m. We may have some messy activities, so wear play clothes!

In poor weather, we’ll meet at the Library instead. Follow our Facebook page for updates.

Read and Rhyme will run as usual in the library on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30. Meet us there for stories, play time and a visit over coffee.

Get ready for the Teddy Bear Picnic Sat, July 9 at 10:30 a.m.

Bring your favourite teddy bear and things to keep you comfortable in the sun (hat, sunscreen, blanket, and water) and meet us and our friends from the Stettler Family Resource Network at the Gazebo in Memorial Park next to the Wm E. Hay Secondary Campus.

There will be games, songs, stories, crafts, and snacks for everyone to enjoy!

Adults:

Join Crystal’s Craft Club with special guest host Rhonda as we get to create with clay.

Polymer clay is a fun, beginner-friendly medium with endless possibilities!

Join us Thu, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. to try it out and make a pendant or pair of earrings for yourself or for someone special. Call us today to book your spot.

Need practice with your English skills? Join other language learners for conversation over a cup of coffee or tea in a fun, relaxed atmosphere at Conversation Café each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. All levels are welcome.

Looking for something to do on Thursdays afternoons at 1 p.m.? Come and join the Afternoon Friends for a great time with others ages 18 and up. Whatever the library staff has planned, a fun time is guaranteed.

Delve into this month’s Reader’s Circle Book Club choice, The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. The novel offers a gripping, timely look at a world derailed by financial fraud. Then meet with other readers to discuss it, Tue, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Be sure you’re well-prepared for the job hunt by revamping your resume.

Our volunteer resource person has more than thirty years’ experience in employment support and is available for consultations on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. Call to book an appointment.

If you need help with anything technological, make an appointment with Shaunzy, our resident expert on Saturdays between 1—6 p.m. He can also teach you to use our digital conversion equipment and software to update your old slides and videotapes.

You can get your CDs, DVDs, or video games cleaned and buffed at the library for $2/disc.

All Ages:

Discover the historical and dark side of the Heart of Alberta on a leisurely walk through downtown Stettler. If you missed out on our ever-popular Historic Ghost Walk last month, you can catch the one scheduled for Friday or Saturday, July 22 or 23 at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per person, ages 10 and up. Call the library to reserve your spot.

To register for any of our events or to take advantage of the expertise of our staff, call the library at 403-742-2292. You can also keep track of our events on the library’s Facebook page (@StettlerPublicLibrary).

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of a library.” ~ Jorge Luis Borges

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