Halloween will be big at Stettler Public Library

We waive your late fees for food donations throughout the month of October

Stettler Public Library News

October is Canadian Library Month and we want to celebrate by gifting you peace of mind. October is Food for Fines Month. That means for every non-perishable food item you bring to the library we will waive $2 worth of fines. The food items will then be donated to the Food Bank at the end of October. It is a win-win for everyone.

Make your Thanksgiving special with decorations made by your two- to five-year-olds at Turkey Day on Friday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. There are going to be some fun activities and a Thanksgiving craft to display at your family dinner. I am sure that the kids will be learning some amazing turkey songs for everyone to sing.

The library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 13 in order to celebrate Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 10 a.m.

On Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., the Stettler Public Library will be showing the documentary “When I Walk.” In 2006, 25-year-old filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body and set out to film the journey of his life with MS and his search for healing, self-discovery and love.

Do you have a craft project that you haven’t had time to work on? Bring your WIP (work in progress) and join the Chicks with Sticks on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. for an evening of crafting and conversation.

On Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m., the Stettler Public Library and Community Futures East Parkland are presenting Kids & Cash: an Introduction to Financial Literacy for Kids. Geared to children ages 5 to 8, this one hour workshop will answer the questions of what money is, where it comes from and what you can do with it. Please pre-register by calling the library at 403-742-2292.

We have Halloween covered for the whole family at the library. On Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m., kids ages 12 and up are invited to our Halloween ComicFest. Win prizes for best costumes. We will also have snacks and free comics to entice you to join in the fun. Plus, we will be Skyping with the lead animator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon.

On Thursday, Oct. 30, we’re having our massive annual Halloween party, the Monster Bash. Join us between 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 per child or $25 per family (adults are free) for a night filled with magic tricks, stories, crafts and food. We are pleased to have professional storyteller Renee Englot and magician Kyle Key entertain us between stations of games, crafts and a hot dog concession. It is a great way for the kids to show off their costumes sans heavy winter coats.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the Stettler Public Library will be closing at 6:30 p.m. for a special event. The library will be reopening on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m.

If you have any questions about our programs and services, please check out our website (http://spl.prl.ab.ca), our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StettlerPublicLibrary) or see our tweets (www.twitter.com/stettlerlibrary) for last minute details about our programs. You can also contact us the old-fashioned way at 403-742-2292.