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Delve into Stettler’s devious past

Library Corner for the week of July 27, 2023

By Eleanor Bertin

Local History comes to life when you take our guided twilight stroll through downtown Stettler known as the Historic Ghost Walk.

You’ll find out all about the quirky, and sometimes creepy, lives (and deaths) of those first residents of our town from the early 1900s through to the present day. This monthly event is coming up again Friday, Aug. 11 and Saturday, Aug. 12, at 9 p.m. Reservations fill up quickly so mark your calendar and be sure to register early. The event is suitable for ages 10 and up (at parents’ discretion) and tickets are $10 per person.

For a more in-depth look at one of Stettler’s most notorious crimes, join retired Judge David MacNaughton and Councillor Malcolm Fischer on video as they discuss the case of Robert Raymond Cook, the last man in Alberta to be hanged for a murder committed right here in Stettler. The DVD was recorded in January 2019 and copies are available for $10 at the library.


Have you checked out Check it Out? We’ve reached the halfway mark through this year’s Summer Reading Program, exploring, collaborating, and creating new things with others.

Some eager readers have logged as many as 13,000 minutes of reading time. Every hour spent reading will earn kids stars that are used to enter the draw for a selection of great prizes. It’s not too late to join in all the fun crafts and activities of the program, so why not register today for the next fun-filled weeks?

This week’s Family Friday event is an Indigenous Drum Circle, with Felicity Weymer. There are still a few spots left to experience this unique cultural and spiritual ceremony on Friday, July 28 at 1 p.m. Call to book a spot.

Next week’s Cooking Club recipes include Nacho Pizza and a Creamy Fruit Cup for dessert on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. To join us in learning to concoct these delights, register early as spots are limited and fill up fast.

Watching plants grow never loses its fascination either for old or for young. Join us for Gardening Club Thursday mornings at 10:30 when we’ll tend our growing garden and enjoy garden-related crafts. Ages 5-17.


Are you or someone you know experiencing cognitive decline? Minds in Motion Lite is a program designed to stimulate the mind with games and other social activities. We meet Thursdays at 1 p.m.

It’s amazing what can be created with a little ingenuity and the simple basket coffee filter! Add a bit of pizzazz to your table with flowers you’ll make yourself at Crystal’s Craft Club on Thu, Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. Pre-register, please.

The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan is next month’s pick for the Reader’s Circle Book Club. “A moment of poor judgment brings a host of government officials down on young Frida Liu to measure her capability as a mother.” We’ll have copies available, so drop by and pick up a copy, then join us on Tue, Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. for a fun and lively discussion.

All Ages:

Join in the gaming fun with Super Smash Bros. Tournament Sat, July 29, at 1 p.m. Everyone welcome.

Why not take some focused time to figure out your electronic device? Our staff will be glad to help you learn to make the most of your iPad, smartphone, or other electronic devices. Call us to find a time that works for you.

Put your best foot forward with prospective employers by updating your resume. Our experienced employment resource person can help you revamp yours to show your skills and experience to your best advantage. Call for an appointment Thursdays, from 1-3 p.m.

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.” ~Napoleon Bonaparte

For more information or to register for any of the above programs, call the library at 403-742-2292.