Big start to summer at library

Hello Stettlerites. Lindsey and Taigen here, we are two of the TD Summer Reading Club coordinators at the Stettler Public Library.

Submitted by Lindsey Gelech

and Taigen Whiteside

Hello Stettlerites. Lindsey and Taigen here, we are two of the TD Summer Reading Club coordinators at the Stettler Public Library. This year’s theme is “Eureka” and we are very excited to show you what we’ve been planning. It is sure to be a summer full of discovery, adventures, exploration, and more, all starting on July 2.

There will be programs available for a variety of ages: 5-7 year olds (Tiny Tinkers), 8-11 year olds (Engineers), and Teens. There will also be weekly family friendly events, which will be open to all ages. The Summer Reading Club has its own Facebook page (under Stettler Summer Reading Program) and we will be posting updates and details as the summer gets closer. Keep an eye out for upcoming events and information.

Do your kids like to play with words? Do they like to tell “punny” stories? All those kids between the ages of 7 to 10 are welcome to help the Stettler Public Library celebrate Amelia Bedelia, the maid who gets into trouble with words on Thursday May 29 at 4 p.m. We are going to have a great time.

Join us on Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m. to learn “How Does Your Garden Grow?” with Dustin Mortin from Alberta Agriculture and Kirstin Nugent from Fred and Pat’s Cuppa. They will give you tips on growing a bumper crop and how to display those petunias. Beginners and experts are all welcome.

Copies of our next Readers’ Circle selection “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling are available at the Stettler Public Library. Read Rowling’s adult debut and join us for lively discussion on Thursday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday June 7 at 10 a.m., kids are invited to come celebrate Robert Munsch’s birthday with stories, snacks and activities.

Is LEGO your life? Starting on Saturday, June 7 and meeting on each Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. is LEGO Club. It is your turn to be creative and inventive. Join us for group builds and individual mastery using the colorful plastic brick. To kick off the LEGO club, we are pleased to have Bricks for Kidz come out from Red Deer on Saturday June 7 to help with creative uses of LEGO components. If you have any LEGO that your family is no longer using, the Stettler Public Library will gladly take it off your hands.

On Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m., join Lorraine Lohr Cathro as she discusses the process of writing her self-published family history/memoir titled Roots and Adventures: A Prairie Childhood. Lorraine believes that ‘everyone has stories’ and she will explain her points by reading short excerpts from the book about growing up in the communities of Erskine and Stettler. There is no cost, and refreshments will be served. Copies of Lorraine’s book will be available for purchase.

We look forward to seeing you at the library.