Library brimming with activity

The staff has had our holiday cheer and now it is time to welcome in 2015 with a bang.

Stettler Public Library News

The staff has had our holiday cheer and now it is time to welcome in 2015 with a bang. The Stettler Public Library has some wonderful programs to keep your New Year’s resolution of visiting the library more often.

Read and Rhyme is back after its Christmas break on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Kids between the ages up to 5, bring your big people and enjoy some songs, rhymes, stories and play.

Tutoring Tuesdays is back from 5 to 8 p.m. to help with all those pesky homework questions. If you need help with a single concept or the whole subject has got you in knots, Tuesday is a night to come to the library for some help.

Read and Rhyme at Botha School will be back on Thursday Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. (new time). It is the same great program as at the Stettler Public Library, just in a different location.

Something Cool after School at Erskine School returns on Fridays at 2:30 p.m. It is a fun-filled hour of crafts, stories and so much more.

Have you been wanting to join a book club, but you don’t want to join when you haven’t read the book? Why not join our Readers’ Circle Book Club on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m.?

It is the perfect time to join a new book club as we discuss our favorite reads from the past year. New members are always welcome.

Duct tape is such a versatile tool for your creativity. So much so that we have designated a day to the stuff. Join us on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. for Dazzling Duct Tape. Make duct tape wallets, bookmarks, and other awesome things at the library. This is for ages 7 and up.

Also on Saturday, Jan. 10 starting at 1 p.m., it is Lacrosse Day at the library. Join us to learn more about the fastest game on two feet.

At 1 p.m., join us for a stick tying workshop with Dave Westwood and we’ll learn about the history of lacrosse and the rules of the game.

We love the willy nilly-silly old bear here at the Stettler Public Library and because of that Tuesday, Jan. 13 is Winnie the Pooh Day from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Read Winnie the Pooh books and make headbands, popcorn boxes, and honey popcorn.

Did you get a new gadget for Christmas? If you need help with it, drop by the library on Thursday Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. for Tech Time for Seniors.

Our teen book club Spine Crackers discusses “Going Bovine” by Libba Bray on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 5:30 p.m. There are always snacks and copies of the book are available at the Library.

On Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6:30 p.m. is Chicks with Sticks. Starting a new project for the new year? Join us at the library to work on your knitting, crocheting, sewing, or whatever else you have on the go!

We are pleased to present Kids and Cash on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Presented in conjunction with East Parkland Community Futures, this is a one-hour workshop for children ages 5- 8 in which we ask: What is money? How do you make it? What can you do with it? Provide your kids with the vocabulary and tools necessary to make financial choices. You must pre-register at the library by calling 403- 742-2292.

There is a lot more happening in the month of January, but I have run out of room. Keep an eye out for additional activities on our website (spl. and on our Facebook page!