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Library corner: Knowledge is power

Library Corner for May 9, 2024
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Expecting the unexpected is the mindset behind fire drills and defensive driving, so why not apply the same thinking to personal safety?

Learn to navigate potentially dangerous situations with confidence and resilience by attending our self-defence program on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Instruction by two serving RCMP officers will train you in situational awareness, physical techniques, and assertiveness skills to empower you to protect yourself. Participants aged 13 and up are welcome, so why not make it a family event?

Register soon as there are only limited spots available.


Read and Rhyme is a great opportunity for parents to bring their little ones to a morning of songs, stories, and fun with language on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Keep the learning going by tracking your family reading with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

For each 100 books, your child will receive a book to build their own library with. Ask our staff about this program.

Kids ages six and up can find great things to do at Something Cool After School on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Need an idea for a Mother’s Day gift?

Find out what you can create for your mom on Thursday, May 9.

Let’s play Bingo on Tuesday, May 14.

Challenge your construction skills while building a sweet marshmallow structure on Thursday, May 16.

Teens and ’Tweens:

Look Ma, no paint! Come make yourself a funky painting with unexpected materials on Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. Ages 10+.

For an evening of adventure and storytelling, join us at Dungeons & Dragons on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. There will always be snacks there. Ages 13 +.

Tutoring for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 is available on Mondays 4-6 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. Call for an appointment.


Leslie Greentree, Red Deer author, is coming to the Stettler Public Library on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. for a writing workshop on character and plot. Both experienced and beginner writers are welcome to this interactive workshop. Bring your writing supplies with you you’re your laptop, pencils, pens, and paper. Pre-registering is a must.

Come for a Byte was a resounding success last month so we’re bringing it back for two more sessions on Tuesday, May 14 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stay safe online and learn your way around your technology with our free session to answer your questions over a lunch that we’ll provide. Bring your phone or tablet or we use one of our laptops. Ages 50+ are welcome and be sure to pre-register as spots fill up fast.

Adults who enjoy getting together with others for a fun afternoon of crafting, movies, or games will enjoy Afternoon Friends on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. Who will win the prize when we play Bingo on Tuesday, May 14?

Join Crystal’s Crafting Club on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. to create a stunning wall decoration out of bamboo straws. Book your spot by calling the library today.

Relax with a session of Yoga Nidra with Alicia Tate via Zoom on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. Cameras will be off, so no one will know if you doze off. Call the library for the link.

Grab a copy of the Readers’ Choice book, Forgiveness: A Gift from my Grandparents, by Mark Sakamoto, “The heart-rending true story of two families on either side of the Second World War-and a moving tribute to the nature of forgiveness.”

We’ll discuss the book at our meeting on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Al-Anon meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. to offer support and coping strategies for those close to someone who drinks. Everyone welcome.

If you’re experiencing memory loss, join us at Minds in Motion on Thursdays at 1 p.m. where we follow a program designed by the Alzheimer Society. Enjoy an hour of light exercise followed by an hour of cognitive-stimulating activities in a relaxed social setting. We welcome caregivers, too.

All Ages:

Join us on Mondays from 8:00-9:30 p.m. for a night of gaming with Stettler and Rocky Mountain House Public Libraries. We usually play Nintendo games so you’ll want to be signed up for the Nintendo Switch online service. Call the library for the group chat link.

If you need help with technology, our friendly staff can help. Call for an appointment to learn how to navigate your smartphone, iPad, or other electronic device.

To update your resume and make it stand out to prospective employers, call for an appointment with our experienced employment resource person whose available on Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.

“Reading brings us unknown friends.” ~Honoré Balzac

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