Come in suits, come in jeans, come in pjs to Stettler library

School is back into full swing and the fall programs have started here at the Stettler Public Library. Let me give you an overview of what the Library has to offer.

The first Tuesday of each month brings you the Brain Candy Book Club. Join Heidi on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. for “The Undomestic Goddess” by Sophie Kinsella.

Wednesdays start off with Read and Rhyme Play Time from 10:30 a.m. to noon for children up to age five and their caregivers. The day continues on to Teen Night with Shaun and Morgan from 6 to 8 p.m. for games and activities. If you are looking for a quieter teen experience, join Deb for the Teen Book Club from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Chat about your favourite books and play board games such as Scrabble and Mastermind. For children in grades 1 through 6, Alicia is hosting Books for Bedtime from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. to close off Wednesdays. Come in your favourite pjs, bring a pillow or a teddy, settle in with some cocoa and we will explore the best bedtime stories ever.

Thursdays bring us ESL Icebreaker Night. Would you like to improve your English skills? Join us for a fun way to learn a little more English in a casual environment. The whole family can join us from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Readers’ Circle continues on the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Join us on Oct. 7 for a lively discussion on “Schindler’s List” by Thomas Keneally.

Fridays are the domain of the 0- to 5-year-olds and their big people as they join Alicia for Itsy Bitsy Yoga from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Activities, stories and fun movement are the hallmark of this program.

Saturdays see the return of Storytime at its new time of 11 a.m. Everybody ages 4 and up can join Crystal for stories and crafts. The programming for the week ends with another edition of Teen Night with Shaun and Morgan from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.

The Stettler Public Library is pleased to be hosting a couple of big events in October that you will have to check out. Join us on Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m for Girls’ Night. Come and pamper yourself and check out bra fittings, eyebrow waxing, yoga, belly dancing with Kathleen and make and take a card with Heidi. Some of the activities may have a nominal fee.

The library is the home of a Scrapbook Retreat in October. Join us on Friday, Oct. 15 from 5 p.m to midnight; Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to Midnight and Sunday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a registration fee for this retreat.

Register early because space is limited. Call us at 403-742-2292 to register or for more information.

Get out your pen and mark Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6 on your calendar. This is the weekend of the Friends of the Library’s annual Giant Book Sale. Times are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and check out the great deals that can be found.

GO! Bags are an exciting new service for busy people. Don’t have time to pick you own material, but can’t imagine living without reading? Call us or use the link on our website and we’ll fill a bag of books for you to be ready by noon the next business day. Fiction, non-fiction, adult or children’s books…you choose!

In celebration of Alberta Arts Day, we are pleased to have a display of art by local artists currated by Andrea from Cabinet of Curiosities. The art will be on display from Thursday, Sept. 16 to Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Are you looking for somewhere to do your volunteer hours for gym? Why not come to the Stettler Public Library? We are always looking for volunteers. You can spread out your hours or you can finish them in one shot by volunteering at the Friends of the Library annual book sale. Call the library at 403-742-2292 for more information on volunteer opportunities.

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