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Libraries: An Answer to Every Problem

In honour of the many men and women who served and sacrificed for our country, for peace, and for freedom, the library will be closed on Fri, Nov. 11 – Remembrance Day.

Recently, one of our patrons left the library extra-pleased.

A plastic part on one of her appliances had broken and was not available for replacement. What to do? She came to the library and requested our tech expert make the item on our 3D printer. If you find yourself in a similar bind, why not bring in the broken item or a computer model of what you need and check with Shaunzy. For a $2 set-up fee plus the cost of filament, he can make simple plastic items like replacement appliance parts, game pieces, household gadgets, gifts, novelty items, or even as someone elsewhere once did, a limb for a one-legged pet chicken.

Children:

We have kids’ activities planned for the November long weekend. On Thu, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m, we’ll be making friendship bracelets as a symbol of peace in recognition of Remembrance Day.

Looking for something fun after school? For kids aged 6 and up Something Cool After School offers games, crafts, and activities Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. There is no program on Thurs, Nov 10.

We will be back on Tue, Nov 15. If you love to dance, join us for our Just Dance Off! Then, on Thu, Nov. 17, we’ll create individual pumpkin pies in a cup.

Join other LEGO maniacs to build fantastic creations, experiment and have fun on Sat, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.

Kids’ Coding Club on Mon, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. allows children ages 8-16 create their own stories, movies, and games using the block-based visual programming language and website, Scratch.

Introduce your children early to the wonderful world of books!

Read and Rhyme is for little ones aged 0-5 and their parents Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Download the free app 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to track your family reading for prizes at the library when you reach your goals.

Teens & ’Tweens:

Amaze us with your amazing maze-building ability at Teen Scene on Wed, Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m. Next, on Wed, Nov. 23, join us for board games and snacks. Ages 10 and up.

Adults:

Crystal’s Craft Club will be painting beautiful stencil art for gift-giving or your own home on Thu, Nov. 10 at 6:30.

If someone you know is experiencing Alzheimer’s or other cognitive decline they and a care partner could benefit from Minds in Motion, a program of light physical and mental exercise in a relaxed social setting on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 3.

Reader’s Circle Book Club will meet on Tue, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.to discuss The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson. Come into the library for a copy of this witty, romantic historical novel set in small-town Britain on the eve of World War 1.

If you enjoy art, games, and fun activities, join Afternoon Friends Tuesdays at 1 p.m. On Nov. 15, we’ll watch Silly Sitcoms. Next week, Nov. 22, come prepared for an art activity.

All Ages:

Monday nights are computer gaming nights at 8 p.m for Ages 13+. Call the library for details on how to join the group chat.

English learners can get practice speaking the language with others in a relaxed setting at Conversation Café on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Join in the fun activities and snacks. Call the library for details.

What to do with scratched CDs and DVDs? Bring them to the library for a cleaning, $2/disc. Or if your videotapes and photographic slides need updating, we’ll show you how to convert them to digital with our conversion equipment and software.

The rapidly changing world of technology doesn’t have to leave you befuddled. Call Shaunzy, our technology expert for help figuring out your iPad, smart phone or computer. Appointments available on Sat, Nov. 12 and 26, 1-5:30 p.m.

Revamping your resume is easy with help from our experienced employment support volunteer who has more than 30 years’ experience. Call for a Thursday afternoon appointment from 1 to 3 p.m.

Christmas Wine Survivor is back for 2022. Tickets are $20 each with a $15 bottle of wine. The 5th installment of the Stettler Friends of the Library Society’s popular raffle sees us doing the elimination draws live on Facebook again from December 5 to 10 at 4 pm. During the draws, you have until 1 pm the following day to purchase your one-time immunity for $20. You can also purchase your immunity ahead of time as well when you purchase your initial ticket. You don’t want to miss out on this wonderful raffle that will support the schedule of children’s programming in 2023. Last year’s survivor walked home with 47 bottles of wine!!!! The last day to purchase tickets is December 3, 2022.

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

“When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you.” ~Lemony Snicket

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