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Library corner: Sweet treats make a neat feat

Library corner for March 28, 2024

By Eleanor Bertin

It’s Peeps Diorama time!

Recreate a scene from your favourite book or movie using everyone’s preferred, pudgy, party treat, Peeps.

Pick up the Peeps and a box at the library (supplies are limited, but you can provide your own) and work together as a family or individually. Add the finishing touches using whatever other materials your imagination can dream up. Then enter the finished project into our annual Peeps Diorama Contest no later than Wednesday, April 10.

Judging will take place during the Stettler Trade Show (Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14) and the winners of all age groups will be notified the following week. Good luck everyone!

You have until Saturday, April 6 to get your donations of gently used books and DVDs in for the Friends of the Library’s Spring Book Sale running Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Also, in honour of Good Friday, the library will be closed on March 29.


Check out the latest events that we have to cover you while school is out!

What can you do with eggs besides cook with them? Come to the library to find out. Join Keyanna and the kids for surprise Egg Eruptions on Thursday, March 28 at 3 p.m.

Come join us Monday, April 1 at 1 p.m. for a showing of The Karate Kid starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, a related Lego challenge, and a movie-themed craft. Ages 6+. Don’t worry! There will be popcorn!

School is back in session on Tuesday, April 2, which means that Something Cool After School returns at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

On Tuesday, April 2, we’ll create adorable pipe cleaner trees. Then, on Thursday, April 4, we will have fun creating stop-motion movies. Ages 6 and up.

For youngsters 0 to 5 years, we offer Read and Rhyme each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 10:30. Bring them to expose them to language and literature from a young age and you’ll create a lifelong love of reading. Also, ask about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

You can track your family reading and collect a book prize at the library whenever you reach a 100-book goal.

Plan ahead for the help your child will need to supplement school subjects.

We offer free, individualized tutoring for students K-Grade 12. Call us for an available appointment, on Mondays, 4-6 p.m., or Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m.

Teens and ’Tweens:

Need to shout something out at the world?

Make a letterboard with us and you’ll be able to say it in style. We meet to create on Wednesday, April 3 at 4:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up.

Join fellow adventurers for a session of Dungeons & Dragons every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. We have fun and snacks and welcome anyone aged 13 and up who enjoys them, too.


April’s Film Circuit presentation, Past Lives is a heartrending modern romance about childhood friends who reconnect after being torn apart twenty years earlier when Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Join us on Monday, April 1, at 6:30 p.m. Concession will be open with fresh popcorn.

Turn that gloopy old nail polish into art at Crystal’s Crafting Club on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. Please pre-register so we can have the needed supplies.

Adults who enjoy crafts, movies, and games should check out the Afternoon Friends. We meet each Tuesday from 1-3 p.m. for fun and socializing. On April 2, we’ll be making trees from pipe cleaner and pom poms.

Minds in Motion is for anyone experiencing memory loss or cognitive decline and their caregiver. Join us for a relaxing, social time over games that stimulate the mind and exercise the body each Thursday at 1 p.m.

You’ll have plenty of time to read the Readers’ Circle book choice for next month if you pick up a copy today. Greenwood by Michael Christie, is “a magnificent generational saga that charts a family’s rise and fall, its secrets and inherited crimes, and the conflicted relationship with the source of its fortune—trees.” We’ll meet on Wednesday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m. for a discussion on the book.

If a loved one’s alcoholism is affecting your life, come to Al-Anon meetings on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. The support and encouragement of others on a similar path can make all the difference in helping you cope.

All Ages:

Calling Lego enthusiasts of all ages!

Meet at the library on Saturday, April 6 at 3 p.m. for an afternoon of colossal creativity at Lego Club. Ages 6 and up.

Join the Super Smash Brothers Tournament on Saturday, April 6, at 1 p.m. All ages of players are welcome to come duke it out as your favourite Nintendo character.

Join us for Tales at 11 on Saturdays at 11 a.m. It is storytime for the whole family. Then stick around because we’ll open up the Interactive Gaming Zone following Tales.

Each Monday at 8 p.m. gamers from Stettler and Rocky Mountain House meet online. We usually play Nintendo games so be sure to sign up to the Nintendo Switch Online service and call the library for the group chat link. All are welcome.

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”

- from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

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