Library needs you to win

STETTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY -- Put Wednesday, Jan. 27 all day from 12a.m. to 12a.m. on your calendar because we need all the readers we can get.

STETTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY — Put Wednesday, Jan. 27 all day from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. on your calendar because we need all the readers we can get for the Reading Smackdown 2016 for Family Literacy Day to beat other Parkland Region libraries. Whether it’s the news on your phone, a cereal box, a book, or an instruction manual, we all read throughout the day. This practice gives us pleasure and improves literacy skills. Help us win by registering your 15 minutes with us in one of the following ways: 1) come in, 2) Facebook us 3) call 403-742-2292 or email spl@prl.ab.ca 4) or fill out the form on our website.

You want to create the next medical discovery but you don’t know where to start. The plug just broke on your popcorn maker and you are sure it can be fixed but you don’t know how. Or sometimes you just gotta build. Maybe you just want to learn some new skills and have a desire talk to like-minded people. If so, Make, Take, Create Time on Tuesdays at 3 p.m. is for you. This drop-in time is unscripted and ad hoc for ages from 5 to 99. 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 to help you make your idea a reality or help you explore an interest. Mark Fox will be here with the expertise to help you out. Everyone welcome.

Tech Time For Seniors is back on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. If you got a new device for Christmas, bring it in. The library’s knowledgeable staff can help with your computer, tablet, phone, eReader, camera or other device one-on-one. This service is also available by scheduling an appointment in advance at 403-742-2292.

Why not come to the library on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 12:30 p.m. for a Rick & Morty Marathon? The series follows the misadventures of alcoholic scientist Rick and his easily influenced grandson Morty, who split their time between domestic family life and interdimensional travel. Ages 13+.

Register for this soon, because it will be great. This is Green Screen Valentines Cards & Make your Handwriting into a Digital Font on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Make awesome cards for everyone you love. Pose in costume in our photo booth, then learn how to put your picture on a fun digital background and sign your masterpiece with a brand new font based on your writing! Ages 8 +

Tickets are now available for the second last movie of the 2015-2016 season of the Stettler Film Circuit. Join us on Monday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. for The Lady in the Van at the Jewel Theatre. This film tells the true story of the relationship between Alan Bennett and the singular Miss Shepherd, a woman of uncertain origins who ‘temporarily’ parked her van in Bennett’s London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years.

Keep an eye out for additional activities on our website (spl.prl.ab.ca) and Facebook page. And if you have an activity you’d like to do/see at the library feel free to approach us!