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Go clutter-free in 2023

Library Corner for Jan. 5, 2023

A very happy new year to each of you from all of us at the library!

If this is your year to get organized we have books, magazines, and videos on de-cluttering and managing your home, belongings, information, and your life. Come in soon to browse our collection and find out all the tips and tricks to start new habits for an orderly, smooth-running 2023.

Children:

Are you looking for a way to encourage your child’s language and literacy skills?

Read & Rhyme is back to foster development with stories, songs, rhymes, and fun. For children 0-5 years old and their families on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

While you’re at it, why not sign up at the library for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program? You’ll receive small prizes as you reach your reading goals. Download the free app to keep track.

Something Cool After School for ages 6 and up is always a fun place to be! Thur, Jan. 5 at 4 p.m. we’ll play board games and eat snacks with friends — a great combination! Tue, Jan. 10 we’ll be making PokePies (Pokemon pizza). On Thur, Jan. 12, let’s experiment with light! Ages 6+

Join other LEGO fans to experiment and create with these fascinating bricks at LEGO Club, on Sat, Jan. 7, 11 a.m. All ages welcome.

Kids Coding Club for children ages 6 and up on Mon, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m.

We create stories, movies, and games using the program Scratch and Scratch Jr. Space is limited, so call to register.

Get a head start on school with free one-on-one tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for students in Kindergarten to Grade 12. Call for an appointment.

Teens & ’Tweens:

Come together for fun and friendly competition at Jackbox (you’ll need a cellphone), challenge others to our video games or relax over a fun board game on Tue, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m. Ages 13 and up.

Beat the January blahs! On Wed, Jan. 11, warm up with hot chocolate and cookie decorating at 4:30 p.m.

Next week, Wed, Jan. 18, let’s make fuzzy pillows. Ages 10+.

Adults:

Are you caring for a loved one? Feeling overwhelmed or drained? Join us for tips and information with others on this journey at Caregivers’ Support in a confidential environment on Tue, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m.

Share your latest ancestry discoveries or learn tips on researching your family roots at Stettler Genealogy Club on Thur, Jan. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

The Last Bookshop of the World is this month’s Film Circuit feature on Mon, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. with a concession for your nibbling needs.

Four Europeans set off in a minibus with a trove of quality world literature in search of the most remote location possible to establish the world’s last bookshop.

Relax on Zoom with Yoga Nidra on Thu, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. for immune support and better sleep. Call the library for the link.

Afternoon Friends is a regular Tuesday afternoon meet-up of adults who love games, crafts, and fun with other adults. Next date is on Jan. 10 at 1 pm where we will make your own individual pizza.

On Jan. 17, we’ll be crafting birdhouses.

Create a personalized journal for recording thoughts and events in 2023. Crystal’s Crafting Club meets Thu, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Pre-register to reserve your spot.

Get together for some good-natured competition and fun with Adult Game Night Mon on Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. Try out your skills at Jackbox, challenge others to our video games, or relax over a board game. You’ll need your cellphone for the Jackbox games.

Reader’s Circle Book Club welcomes all avid readers to join them in reading Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. Grab a copy of this bestselling novel about “marriage, divorce, and the bewildering dynamics of ambition” and participate in the group discussion Tue, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.

All Ages:

Learn how to get the most out of your smart phone, iPad, or tablet with the help of our tech expert Shaunzy, available Sat, Jan. 7 from 1-4 p.m. Call for an appointment.

Monday Night Gaming is on Jan. 9 at 8 p.m. To join the group chat, use the link https://discord.gg/WMSN5wW.

Be sure to sign up for “Nintendo Switch Online” to participate in Nintendo games.

With our long, northern, house-bound winters, it’s no surprise that many popular board games were invented by Canadians. Keep the tradition going on Tue, Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. by joining us for a night of JackBox games, board games, and video games. Ages 13 and up.

Mark your calendar for Journey North on Thur, Jan. 19 at 6 p.m.

John Dunn is a wilderness explorer, photographer and lecturer with a fascination for the Arctic and other wild regions of Canada. A veteran of over 30 expeditions, John is coming to town to share his images and experiences with us.

Take a new approach to your job search with a revamped resume. Our resource person has over thirty years’ experience in employment support and is available Thursdays 1 – 3 p.m. Call for an appointment.

Isn’t it time to do something about those photographic slides and videotapes that are languishing in the back of your closet? Why not bring them in to the library for an update? We can show you how to use our digital conversion technology, free of charge.

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

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