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Library Corner: That time of year again

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’Tis the season of long days and evening walks.

Explore the tales of crime, cruelty, and corruption that are part of Stettler’s story with our annual Historic Ghost Walk.

You’ll stroll the twilight streets while hearing chilling stories about the heart of Alberta’s astonishing and fascinating past on Friday or Saturday, June 14, or 15 at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, available at the library, and the event is suitable for ages 10 and up.

Everybody has a story, and some of us have more than one.

Come hear local author Lee Hamelin speak on his new memoir, Beyond My Control, on Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Forcibly removed from his Aboriginal family’s home in northern Alberta, never to return, Lee and his siblings were part of the Sixties Scoop.

In his gripping and honest book, Hamelin offers “a positive message of love, hope, and reconciliation for all.”

Children:

Children’s books can have a long-term impact on us.

Foster a love of reading in your little ones by bringing them to Read and Rhyme on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10:30.

We sing songs, read stories, and learn to love language and literature. Ask us about 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten so you can continue the reading at home. We’ll reward you with a small prize for each milestone you reach.

There is always Something Cool planned for after school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

You’ll be designing your own yo-yo on Thursday, June 6. Then, create a crazy octopus doll on Tuesday, June 11.

On Thursday, June 13, we’ll be DIYing multi-coloured wax crayons. Ages 6 and up.

You can now register your kids for this year’s Summer Reading Program which will run during July and August!

Schedules of events, both regular and special, are available at the library. Reagan and Zoe are available to answer any questions that you might have.

Teens and ’Tweens:

When the summer heat hits, you’ll be ready with this cool (see what I did there?) fan you’ll make yourself on Wednesday, June 12 at 4:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up.

Looking for adventure? Join Jasper and the gang for Dungeons & Dragons Night, a time of strategy and storytelling on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Ages 13 +. Snacks are plentiful to fuel your quest.

Adults:

Delving into your family history can be an amazing journey. If you’re making that a priority this year, be sure to join Stettler Genealogy Club on Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. where you’ll learn tricks and tips to make your search go smoothly. Experienced and beginner researchers are welcome.

How about trying your hand at painting a touch of the past? Make a beautiful quilt block without needle or thread at Mocktails and Masterpieces on Friday, June 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Bring your friends for this special night out of fun and relaxation. All supplies, snacks, and a mocktail are included in the $25 pre-registration fee.

We’re bringing music back to the library with Ukulele Circle, on Tuesday, June 11 and 25, 1-2 p.m. Bring your own instrument (or borrow one of ours) and we’ll enjoy a lively and accessible jam together.

Add a Maritime flavour to this year’s garden with a charming lighthouse you’ll make at Crystal’s Crafting Club, on Thursday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to sign up early to book your spot.

Come to our Tuesday Afternoon Friends gathering on June 11 at 1 p.m. when we’ll create octopus dolls. Adults who enjoy crafts, games, and movies are welcome.

If memory loss is something you’re noticing, Minds in Motion can help. We offer an hour of light exercise followed by an hour of cognition-enhancing games in a relaxed social setting on Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Caregivers are welcome to join us.

If you are stressed out by the unpredictability of living with someone who drinks to excess, Al-Anon is for you. Join us on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. for understanding and coping strategies.

Read the true story of the Nazi concentration camp prisoners who sewed to survive. We have copies of The Dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington waiting for you at the library. Reader’s Circle Book Club will meet on Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the book.

All Ages:

If you’re into online games, be sure to participate in our Monday Night Gaming session each week at 8 p.m. We chat via Discord and you can get the link from the library.

Looking for something fun for the whole family to enjoy? Borrow one of our circulating Family Passes giving you free access to the gym and pool. Call today to reserve.

“One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” ~Jeanette Walls

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