Eventful fall lineup booked for library

With the end of a successful summer reading program, the library is gearing up for a busy autumn season.

With the end of a successful summer reading program, the library is gearing up for a busy autumn season.

The school bells have started ringing and families are slowly getting back into the school-time routine.

I know that September has always made me feel a little crazy. My mind is always still in summer mode. With that said, I have to admit I do love the back-to-school buzz. So many adventures that are yet to be had and so much to learn, too.

Others have told me they are not so keen.

Whatever adjustments you have to make to your schedule, it’s hard to deny the excitement of it all. The library has excellent resources to make the transition this fall less painful. We have cookbooks filled  with quick-and-easy family meals or books with fall fashions and style advice.

Most importantly, you can come to the library to take a break from it all by checking out a movie or starting a new novel. Feeling too busy and bogged down with other tasks? Don’t forget about the library’s Freading app for your mobile devices — the right tool for reading on the go.

Last but certainly not least, we would like to welcome aboard new staff members: Alicia Douglas, Elaine Hoekstra, Alicia Tate and Kim Tanner. These fantastic ladies make perfect additions to the Stettler Public Library family.

Upcoming library activities

Thursday, Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m. — Readers’ Circle Book Club discusses “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett.

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m. — Spine Crackers Teen Book Club discusses “Withering Tights” by Louise Rennison.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. — Help us celebrate Roald Dahl’s (author of James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda) birthday.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 1 p.m. — Tech Time for Seniors.

Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m. — Come out for a night of Family Fire Safety with the Stettler Regional Fire Rescue.

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. — We invite you to our movie night with “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Maggie Smith.

October is Canadian Library Month and in its honour we will be running Food for Fines throughout the month.

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. — Brain Candy Book Club discusses “Still Alice” by Lisa Denova.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. — Fran Kimmel reads from her novel, “The Shore Girl,” and discusses her inspirations.

Monday, Oct. 15 — Robert Heidbreder, author of “Drumheller Dinosaur Dance,” comes to speak at the Performing Arts Centre as part of the Olson Memorial Celebration of Books.

Don’t forget that Read and Rhyme happens every Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m.

The library will also host Magic Carpet Ride on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (starting on Sept. 20).

Teen Night continues with Morgan on Fridays at 4 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m.

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