Library has you covered during holidays

Hola newspaper aficionados! Happy holidays from everyone at the Stettler Public Library.


Hola newspaper aficionados! Happy holidays from everyone at the Stettler Public Library. If you are in need of something to do between Christmas and New Year’s, then the library has you covered.

We now have the wonderful Mark Fox at the library on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. He will be running the Make, Take and Create drop-in program that will be running in the new year. Do you have an invention idea that keeps bouncing around your head? Or is there something that has been sitting in your basement waiting to be fixed, but you don’t know where to start? Maybe you just want to learn some new skills and have a desire talk to like-minded people. If so, Make, Take, Create Time is for you. This drop-in time is unscripted and ad hoc. Just show up and we’ll use the library’s tools and resources to help you flesh out your ideas and possibly hook you up with local talent that can help you make your idea a reality or help you explore an interest. All ages welcome.

Look what just rolled in—gaming laptops. These laptops have Steam with a variety of games pre-installed, they will be set up at the library for anyone and their mother to use until Jan. 13.

After Christmas, we have a full week of activities. All these events will require pre-registration. Call the library at 403- 742-2292 to get in on the fun.

Join us on Monday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. for Rub-a-Dub-Dub. Come into the library and make soap molds. Just bring in what you want molded (your thumb, a plastic fish) and you will leave here with something better than a boring ol’ bar of soap. Also make scented bath salts to go with your soap. Limit of 20 participants.

Do you have a toaster you hate? This is your chance to show that toaster who is boss. On Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. with Take apart Tuesday, spend some time taking apart appliances and electronics to see what’s inside. Then build a fun model robot with the parts. Limit of 10 participants.

On Wednesday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m., the library has a learn-to-solder program. It’s filling up fast, but we do have a waiting list.

Thursday, Dec. 31 at 1 p.m., we bring you Mega Mucho Marble Mania (or Marble Mania for short). Make a LEGO marble maze, a paper tube marble run and more. Limit 15 participants.

I like food. You like food. Everyone likes food. Unless you are a robot… but that isn’t going to stop you from coming to Food Science on Jan. 2 at 1 p.m., is it? Make liquids into edible spheres, fizzy edible powders and more. Limit 15 participants. (no robots… ok, robots can come too.)

Remember, most librarians are people, too, so keep our holiday hours in mind. We will be closing at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and we will reopen on Monday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. We will close at 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and reopen in 2016 on Saturday, Jan. 2, when we will return to our normal scheduled hours. The outdoor book drop, however, is available all the time.

Keep an eye out for additional activities on our website ( and Facebook page. And if you have an activity you’d like to do/see at the library feel free to let us know.

Once again, from the bottom of all of our hearts, have a fantastic holiday.

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