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Elders get reading respect

This week is Alberta Seniors Week, June 5-11, an opportunity to show appreciation for older adults and the many contributions they have made and continue to make in our community. Here at the library, we love our seniors and offer many resources and services tailored to their interests and needs.

If you haven’t been by here recently, check out our large print book collection, our wide range of audiobooks, services like ordering books according to individual preferences, and access to CNIB audiobooks. We even provide outreach and delivery to the local seniors’ residences.

The way the tech world changes almost overnight can be bewildering. If the technology is giving you fits, why not bring your device to the library where our knowledgeable staff will give you one-on-one help to master your iPad, smartphone, or tablet? Call the library for more information or schedule a time to receive help.

Although our current session of Minds in Motion has wrapped up, we will be running Minds in Motion Lite starting Thu, July 6 at 1 p.m.

Geared towards people suffering from cognitive decline and their caregivers, it has been developed by Alzheimer’s Society to help keep people engaged and healthy in their lives. Minds in Motion Lite will be an hour and a half of socializing and games that are fun for all who participate.


Lego Club returns on Sat, June 10 at 11 a.m. for all brick-building enthusiasts! Ages 6+.

To celebrate the close of this school year, we have a super fun wind-up planned!

Mark your calendar for the next NERF War on Fri, June 30 at 6 p.m.

Bring a NERF gun and join us for this special after-hours event where we’ll battle for NERF supremacy and make peace long enough to enjoy some pizza. Call to register.

Something Cool After School presents Magnifying Madness- messing around with magnifying glasses on Thu, June 8 at 4 p.m. Then bring a towel and prepare to get wet with a game of water balloon volleyball on Tue, June 13 at 4 p.m. How about bringing your friends and surprising each other with the magic of colour-changing playdough on Thu, June 15 at 4 p.m? Ages 6 and up.

Read and Rhyme is always a highlight in the lives of children 0-5 years old. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. we bring parents or caregivers and their little people together for a morning filled with songs, rhymes, and fun! Also, ask us about taking part in our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program.

Teens & ‘Tweens:

Summertime, when the living is easy! Let’s shrink some summer nostalgia to preserve as keychains on Wed, June 14 at 4:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up.

Could you use some extra help studying for those final exams? Fuel your success with snacks at our big study session, Munch ‘n’ Cram, on Tue, June 13 from 4-7 p.m. We provide snacks and tutors to help you; you drop in for as long as you want.


Are you someone who loves storytelling but needs help navigating the world of writing? Come listen to local author Eleanor Bertin discuss writing life and the path to publication on Sat, June 10 at 1 p.m.

Yoga Nidra promises better sleep and immune support. Relax at home on Zoom with Alicia Tate Thur, June 15, 8 p.m. Call us for the Zoom link.

All Ages:

Our popular Historic Ghost Walk offers a fascinating stroll through local history on Sat, June 10 at 8:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up, $10 per person. Call early to register.

Although the library is closed Monday evenings, you can still enjoy a good game of Nintendo Switch Online or other online games from the comfort of your own home at 8 p.m. Join us for some fun competition. Call for details.

If you’re looking for employment, why not book an appointment with our experienced resource person for help updating your resume? She’s available to help you on Thursday afternoons.

Do you have scratched or dirty CDs or DVDs? Don’t toss them, bring them to us. We’ll clean and buff them with our handy-dandy machine for $2/disc.

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” ~Carl Sagan

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