Legendary Summer Fun

The latest from the Stettler Public Library

By Eleanor Bertin

Excitement is building for this year’s Summer Reading Club with the arrival of treats and prizes like candy, toys, and games. Our summer students have a full schedule of fun activities planned around the theme “Once Upon a Time…Myths & Legends.” Build your reading muscles and join the fun by registering kids aged 5 and up. Sign up for free, today.

Kids:

Give your little ones (0-5 years) a head-start in literacy with stories, music, rhymes, and crafts. Read & Rhyme runs all summer long on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. While you’re at it, why not track your own family reading with the free app, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten? Sign up at the library and receive prizes for each milestone you reach.

It’s always the right season for LEGO bricks. Join the Brain Train kids for a new building challenge, Sat. June 18. Register for one of two sessions, at 10:30 a.m. or 12 p.m. Ages 6+.

It’s a search and destroy mission, should you choose to accept it! Seek out germs with special equipment and make your own Germ Buster to take home, Tue, June 21, or Thu, June 23 at 4 p.m.

Teens:

There’s always something fun planned at the library for tweens and teens aged 10 and up. This week, bring your friends and let your creativity shine with our popular perler beads art session on Thur, June 14, at 6 p.m.

Explore an imaginary world with our Virtual Reality set or play online trivia and other games. There will be snacks! Thu, June 23, at 6 p.m. Be sure to call ahead to register, ages 10+.

Adults:

Flame of Mercy, by local author Eleanor Bertin, will be the topic for discussion at Reader’s Circle Tue, June 21, at 6:30 p.m. There’s still time to pick up a copy of this contemporary inspirational book that one reviewer called an “elegantly written story that burrows deep into the heart.”

There’s a whole world out there to explore so why not learn something interesting and new with a free online course? Find out what’s possible at our introduction to MOOCs (massive open online courses) Wed, June 22 at 6:30 p.m.

From drones to healthcare, languages, business or eyelash extensions – choose from thousands of topics for a certificate or diploma.

If you’re someone who loves to write, why not meet with others like you to share your writing and give and receive helpful encouragement and feedback. The Writers’ Group meets Thu, June 23 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us online Thu, June 23 at 8 p.m. for a relaxing session of Yoga Nidra. Cameras will be turned off so if you fall asleep we will disconnect you without waking you! Call the library to sign up.

All ages:

Back by popular demand, Crystal’s Crochet club meets Sat, June 25 at 1 p.m. for anyone who loves hooking yarn into something beautiful. Beginners or experts are welcome to join us for a relaxing afternoon.

Join the fun from home with our online Nintendo games night on Mondays from 8-9:30 p.m. You’ll need access to “Nintendo Switch Online” to participate. Check our Facebook page for the latest updates.

If you find your cell phone or other electronic device is more of a barrier to the world than a bridge, make an appointment with Shaunzy at the library. He’s available Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm. to help you make the most of your technology.

Are your sentimental videos and slides languishing forgotten in your basement? Why not bring them into the 21st century by digitizing them? We’ll teach you how to use the library’s digital conversion equipment and software. If your CDs, DVDs, or video games skip, let us clean them for you with our disc cleaning machine for just $2 per disc.

Whatever your questions, our knowledgeable staff is eager to help you so visit us in person, online (@StettlerPublicLibrary), or call 403-742-2292.

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