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Get Growing at the Stettler Public Library

By Crystal Friars

Spring is here but it really doesn’t always feel like it.

With the start of the season our minds turn to growing again as we feel ourselves stretching toward the sun.

But what if you could garden year-round? Imagine eating fresh tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, and greens that you have grown at home? Talk about eating local!

The Stettler Public Library has an opportunity for you to learn more about hydroponic gardening at the library.

Hydroponics is a type of horticulture which involves growing plants without soil.

The Stettler Public Library is pleased to have Mike Thurlborn from “Over the Top Hydroponics” teach you about this interesting topic on Sat, April 30 at 1 p.m.

Mike will also be bringing a few products to demonstrate for us. You will have the opportunity to ask all the questions you have and find out if it is for you.

If you are interested, call the Library to get more information or to save a seat.

Something Cool After School is getting in on the plant idea as well. Kids ages 6 and up get to make their own Chia Pets on Tue, April 26 and Thu, April 28 at 4 p.m.

Cute or crazy? What is your chia pet’s style? Spaces are limited so call the Library today.

Crystal’s Crafting Club is getting in on the gardening theme too on Thur, April 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Create your very own wonderfully lovely plant pot using that wonder material that should be found in every crafter’s cupboard: Modge Podge! Hurry quick because spaces are limited.

You can’t have plants without pollinators though!

Brain Train is pleased to have Red Hot Science from Red Deer Polytechnique back on Sat, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

This time we will learn about pollinators and see what all the buzz is about!

Kids coding club originally scheduled for Sat. April 23 is being postponed until May, but don’t worry, we will have something fun going on for Brain Train at 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Brain train requires pre-registration; call the Library to save your place.

Are you looking for a fast way to unwind after a long day? Why not check out Yoga Nidra with Alicia Tate?

Join us from home on Zoom, we won’t make you turn on your camera if you don’t want to.

You can be comfy in your pajamas and no one will know. Alicia’s voice will guide you to a place of tranquility on Thur, April 28 at 8 p.m.

If you are worried about falling asleep, don’t be. If you don’t turn your camera off at the end, we will disconnect you automatically when the session ends. Contact the Library to register for the Zoom link.

Also up on Thur, April 28 at 6:30 pm, we will be focusing on one of the most solitary of passions: writing.

Meet up with other like-minded people to share your writing and provide support in the form of feedback to other writers. The Writer’s Club meets every 4th Thursday at the library, call us for more information.

Do you like to talk to people about what you are reading? Have you tried a book club? Pick up a copy of The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner and join the Reader’s Circle at the Stettler Public Library.

Described as a poisonously good read, this mystery will keep us turning pages until the end, then join other readers for a lively discussion on Tues, April 26 at 6:30 p.m.

We will meet in person and on Zoom. Contact the Library to register.

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