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Dive into Fall Programs at the Library

Have you ever wondered how Alberta is like yogurt? Both have active culture! Watch for our special series of events that are part of the Alberta Culture Days, listed below.

Our Summer Reading Club students, Jaden, Megan, and Reagan have made legendary efforts to plan and provide fantastic games, crafts, and activities for the past two months. Going back to school might be a well-deserved break for them after all the energy they’ve expended. We’ll sure miss them and we wish them the best in the next school year.

Celebrate a great summer as we wind up the 2022 SRC with a round of free bowling at the bowling alley, Fri, Aug. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. Kids and their families who have registered for SRC activities this summer are welcome to attend. Call the library to register because spots are limited.

Children:

Summer may be drawing to a close but fall programs are just gearing up. With the new school year in mind, kindergarten to Grade 12 students might benefit from our free tutoring service. Call the library for details.

Read and Rhyme returns to the library on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, at 10:30 a.m. It’s a fun way to meet new friends if you are a parent of little ones aged 0-5. Ask us about our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, it is a wonderful way to encourage a life long love of reading with your children. Did you know that reading just 20 minutes a day is associated with improved cognitive development in children?

Teens and ‘Tweens:

Teen Scene is back on Wednesday nights starting September 7. Join Lisa at the library to explore the many cool things you can create with Perler Beads? We will be creating 2D or 3D bead art on Wed, Sept 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Adults:

Afternoon Friends is a weekly meeting of people 18 and up for fun activities with others. We will meet on Thu, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. for some outdoor fun. Afternoon Friends will be moving to Tuesdays in September, starting with a rousing game of Bingo on Sept. 6 at 1 p.m.

Reader’s Circle Book Club meets Tue, Aug. 30, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Canadian author, Dawn Dumont. This book has been nominated for several awards including the Leacock Medal for Humour. You still have time to pick up a copy at the library, read this amusing adventure, and join us.

While summer lasts, there’s still time for one more Yoga in the Grass on the SRC lawn taking place Thu, Aug 25 at 7 p.m. Come prepared with your own mat, water bottle and whatever else you need to be comfortable. Call the library for details.

We can’t let the kids have all the fun! Join Crystal’s Craft Club on Thu, Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m. for a night of creating with Perler Beads. Make coasters, earrings, or the Eiffel Tower, if you like. It’s all up to you.

Stettler Culture Days

We have so many fantastic activities planned with community partners all over town to celebrate Culture Days in Stettler this year. Learn more about what is happening and register for events at www.stettlerculturedays.com.

The library is also pleased to offer a special talk with Richard Van Camp via Zoom at the ibrary on Wed, Sept 14. His talk is on reclaiming your family medicines and is based on his recent book Gather. He is an excellent speaker, you won’t want to miss this. Follow this up with another special workshop on researching your family tree with David Guba of the Stettler Genealogy Club on Sat, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.

There is something for everyone this year, from food, clay, sketching, historic ghost walks, documentaries, art exhibits, to pysanky creation and more. Don’t miss out on the fun activities at the Stettler Public Library, Stettler Town and Country Museum, Stettler District Agricultural Society and restaurants around town.

All Ages:

Calling all English language learners! Conversation Café offers you a chance to practice speaking together in a relaxed setting. The Café is moving to Thursday nights starting Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. We provide snacks and fun activities to get the conversation going. Call the library for more information.

If you need help making sense of the ever-changing world of technology, you are not alone. Call for an appointment with our tech expert to learn the ins and outs of your smart phone, tablet, or iPad, Saturdays 1-6 p.m.

Get organized by updating your old videotapes and slides with the use of our digital conversion equipment and software. You can also bring us your scratched CDs and DVDs for a cleaning, $2 per disc.

Make sure your resume is ready to catch a prospective employer’s eye. Update it with the help of our employment support person, with more than 30 years’ experience. Call the library for an appointment, Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m.

Yarnies Unite! Come to Crystal’s Crochet Club with your latest project or simply show up so we can help get you started with your first project, Sat, Aug. 27, 1 p.m.

Amateur musicians worldwide are anticipating Play Music on the Porch Day, Sat, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. when they’ll play outdoors together, record their tunes and upload them to social media platforms. Music lovers in 70 countries and 1000 cities participated last year. So, dust off your portable instrument and join others on the SRC lawn for an enjoyable time. Call the library or see www.playmusicontheporchday.com for more information.

Do you have learning goals for fall? At the library we can help you find a variety of free online courses, including learning a new language, researching your family tree, or a wide variety of other amazing opportunities. Find out what your library can do for you.

“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.” ~Ray Bradbury

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