Craftapalooza fun raises spirits for Christmas season at library

Christmas is almost a month away and with that significant date comes another: Craftapalooza!

Christmas is almost a month away and with that significant date comes another: Craftapalooza! Yes, Craftapalooza is back on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stettler Public Library. Bring the kids for an afternoon of Christmas crafts, hot chocolate and cookies!

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Chicks with Sticks is back on Thursday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. Bring your Christmas crafts and have a fun night of stitching, knitting or crocheting with some great conversation. Help will be available, if needed.

Are your kids looking for something to do? Why not come to Something Cool After School on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the library or on Fridays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Erskine School. It’s an hour full of crafts, games, and an all-around good time!

“Just Joking with Jennifer” is a fantastic new program that has started at the library. Happening on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., kids meet at the library for an hour filled with jokes, riddles, and games! Once having mastered a few jokes each, we then have a chance to visit the various seniors’ centres and perform our jokes in front of an audience.

This provides a stress-free learning environment for kids to improve public- speaking skills, as well as create intergenerational relationships. Children with a background in public speaking are more likely to succeed in school and the workplace, and “Just Joking” is an awesome way to get started.

Over the past three weeks, we have been having fun with activities such as funny-face competitions, make-your-own-joke games, charades, and more.

Preschoolers and their adults are invited to join Read and Rhyme Playtime on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Stettler Recreation Centre in the upstairs meeting room. Join Kim as she leads you in songs, rhymes, stories and an all-around great time.

Tutoring with Elaine is back on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. to help people of any age with homework issues. She will help you map out solutions that allow you to understand school concepts.

Copies of books for each of our book clubs are available at the Stettler Public Library.

Reader’s Circle’s pick “The Paris Wife” will be the topic of discussion on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m.

Between the Covers is taking a chance on “The Silver Linings Playbook” on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. The teen book club, Spine Crackers, is back on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. when they will discuss “The Book Thief” in time for a discussion about the book and the movie!

— Stettler Public Library Report

 

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