Amelia Bedelia turns the page at library

May is quickly coming to a close and the summer will soon be upon us.

May is quickly coming to a close and the summer will soon be upon us.

That means that some of the Stettler Public Library’s regular programming will soon be taking a well-deserved break and the summer reading program, with this year’s theme of “Go! Explore Near and Far,” will be taking over.

Until we kick off the summer season July 2, let me tell you about the programs that we have coming in June.

This Saturday, June 1, the Stettler library will celebrate the 50th birthday of the beloved children’s character Amelia Bedelia from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come out and celebrate Amelia’s wacky misunderstandings with games, books, crafts and cake!

Later on Saturday, at 1 p.m., we offer assistance to those writing finals with a session on test-taking strategies. This is part of our free math and science tutoring program.

The books are available for our last book club gatherings prior to the summer break. Copies of “The Woefield Poultry Collective” are here for the next meeting of Readers’ Circle on Thursday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m.

For those of you who have joined the Between the Covers Book Club, “The Paris Wife” is available for the next gathering on Friday, June 7, at 6 p.m.

In May, we celebrated Moms and now it is time to celebrate Dads!

Join us on Wednesday, June 12, as we make Father’s Day gifts for Dad from 4 to 5 p.m. We will be making tennis ball buddies and birdhouses to bring a smile to Dad’s face.

Our last Movie Night before the summer is on Tuesday, June 18, at 7 p.m. We are pleased to present “Stories We Tell,” written and directed by acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Sarah Polley.

Her playful investigation into the elusive truth buried within the contradictions of a family of storytellers paints a profound portrait of a complicated and deeply loving family.

Boy, do we have a summer surprise for you and a great way to stock up on reading material before summer trips!

Since the library is being renovated in the fall, the Friends of the Stettler Public Library Giant Book Sale is happening on Friday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come out and scoop up some reading treasures.

Keep an eye out for updates on our summer reading program over the next few weeks.

And don’t forget to “like” the Stettler summer reading program Facebook page! We’ll be posting regularly over the summer.

— Literally Yours

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