Stettler Library

From crafts and gardening to movies and exploding kittens, something for everyone at the Stettler Public Library

By Crystal Friars

Mother Nature has conveniently reminded us that even though spring is technically here, she is not ready to let go of her want of snow. I know that all of you are getting the gardening bug and wanting to play in the dirt. But what if you could garden year-round without dirt? Imagine eating your own homegrown produce all year.

The Stettler Public Library has the opportunity for you to learn how to do this easily.

Join us on April 30 at 1 p.m., when Stettler’s own Mike Thurlborn from “Over the Top Hydroponics,” will be on hand to show you how to grow plants without soil. This is your chance to learn about hydroponics and ask all your questions in a fun and informative session. Mike will be bringing some equipment samples to show us. Call the Library to find more information and to save a seat.

For the six years old and up group, don’t forget Brain Train on Sat, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

We are pleased to have Red Hot Science from Red Deer Polytechnic back to teach us all about pollinators (for example birds, bats, butterflies and bees). Sign up your children, so they can see what all the buzz is about and then stay for the Hydroponics session. Call the library to save your space.

Are you having trouble unwinding after a long day?

Why not join us online for a relaxing Yoga Nidra with Alicia Tate on April 28 at 8 p.m.

No need to turn on your camera or microphone, unless you want to. If you fall asleep midway through, no worries, we will disconnect at the end, if we are awake. Call the library for the Zoom link, or email spl@prl.ab.ca.

Do you have a crochet hook and yarn and wonder what to do with them?

Are you working on a project and need some help? Or do you just want to crochet or knit with others and enjoy some social time? Well, Crystal’s Crochet Club is back on April 30 at 1 pm. Beginner or expert, everyone is welcome.

Our next Film Circuit film is Parallel Mothers starring Penelope Cruz, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for this role.

Two women, Janis and Ana, meet in a hospital where they are going to give birth. Both are single and unexpectedly expectant. Their story is set against an exploration of the aftermath of Franco’s civil war, when tens of thousands were buried in unmarked graves. Tensions between those who want to move on and leave these topics in the past and those who want to recover loved ones for proper burial are explored. Tickets are $10 each and will be available at the Library until April 30, or pick them up at the door on the nights of the showings on May 2 and May 5 at 7 p.m.

After this Film Circuit offering, we will be taking a hiatus for a while but we hope to be back soon.

Something Cool after School is bringing out the board games on May 3 and May 5 at 4 p.m.

We will be playing Exploding Kittens (yes, this is an actual game) along with others. We will also have snacks as well.

Call the Library to book your spot today.

The Library is pleased to welcome the Stettler Genealogy Club back after a long hiatus.

Do you want to learn how to find all the Viking relatives in your past, but you don’t know where to start? This is a great group to meet up with.

Join other researchers on May 5 at 6:30 p.m. for an evening full of tips and stories.

For more information, contact David Guba at 403-742-8369.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and Teen Scene has not forgotten. Teens and tweens are welcome to come to the Library on May 5 at 6 p.m. to create the best card that any mother would cherish.

Spots are limited; register today.

That is all for this week. To register for programs or get more information, call the Stettler Public Library at 403-742-2292. We are ready and willing to help you get what you need.