Big time Halloween party on the way

Has everybody figured out their costumes yet?

Stettler Public Library News

Has everybody figured out their costumes yet? We have been discussing costumes here at the Stettler Public Library so that we can be ready for Halloween. It’s going to be a surprise for everyone. But we are expecting everyone to dress up for these two library events: Halloween ComicFest and the Monster Bash.

On Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m., kids ages 12 and up are invited to our Halloween ComicFest. There will be prizes for best costumes. We will also have snacks and free comics to entice you to join in the fun. Plus we will be Skyping with the lead animator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.

On Thursday, Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., we’re having our massive annual Halloween party, the Monster Bash. Admission is $10 per child or $25 per family (adults are free) for a night filled with magic tricks, stories, crafts and food. We are pleased to have professional storyteller Renee Englot and magician Kyle Key entertain us between stations of games, crafts, glitter tattoos, and a hot dog concession. It is a great way for the kids to show off their costumes sans heavy winter coats.

October is Canadian Library Month and we want to thank you for your support of the Stettler Public Library. To show our gratitude, we have declared October as Food for Fines Month. That means for every non-perishable food item you bring to the library we will waive $2 worth of fines. The food items will then be donated to the Food Bank at the end of October. It is a win-win for everyone.

It is again time for Tech Time for Seniors. Bring your phone, tablet, e-reader and your tech questions and we will help you on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. Free Handibus rides to the library are available as needed. Call 403-742-5858 to book your ride.

On Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m., the Stettler Public Library and Community Futures East Parkland are presenting Kids & Cash: An Introduction to Financial Literacy for Kids. Geared to children ages 5 to 8, this one hour workshop will answer the questions of what money is, where it comes from and what you can do with it. Please pre-register by calling the Library at 403-742-2292.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the Stettler Public Library will be closing at 6:30 pm for a special event. The library will reopen on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. Do you have a craft project that you haven’t had time to work on? Bring your WIP (work in progress) and join the Chicks with Sticks on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. for an evening of crafting and conversation.

If you have any questions about our programs and services, please check out our website (http://spl.prl.ab.ca), our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StettlerPublicLibrary) or see our tweets (www.twitter.com/stettlerlibrary) for last minute details about our programs.