STETTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY — November has officially arrived and I heard that we are less than two months away from Christmas. (What a scary thought!) But before we get started with the tinsel and the bells the Stettler Public Library has so much going on that has nothing to do with the jolly big man in the red suit.
Have you marked Monday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. on your calendars? Well, I hope that you have because November’s selection for the Stettler Film Circuit at the Jewel Theatre looks incredible. “Spirit Unforgettable” is the story of a man confronted by the loss of reality at the age of 52. John Man, front man for Canadian Celtic rock band Spirit of the West, is losing grasp of the lyrics that he has shared with millions because of early onset Alzheimer’s. With the support of his wife, he and his lifelong bandmates decide to give their fans a goodbye, hoping that John can be on for what could be his final performance at Massey Hall. Bandmate anecdotes and archival material are interwoven with John’s struggle to retain a sense of self as he makes the most of every moment as he fights with dignity against a crippling disease. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door. Please bring a friend because money from the showing of this documentary will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.
The Stettler Public Library is so pleased to have author Elaine Gugin Maddex come to the library on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. to talk about her new book “Wise Woman’s Manor.” Elaine wanted to leave a legacy, so to speak, for her children and grandchildren to remember her by and this was the start of her first book “More Than a Wise Woman.” She set out to write a ‘feel good’ book, one that anyone could pick up and read and she brings you sweet, eccentric, widowed Tessy McGuigan of Ladyslipper, Saskatchewan. Come to the library for a wonderful afternoon of lively conversation, yummy refreshments and great company.
If you are looking for activities to keep the kids busy during Professional Development (PD) Days, check this out. Learn to do your own programing with Scratch, a four-part program that will allow you to make your own games and programs. Seeing that this is a four-part activity, you will need to pre-register. Each session is two hours long and starts at 10:30 am. So put these dates on your calendar: Friday Nov. 4, Wednesday, Nov. 9, Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Dec. 2.
Have the kids discovered the wonders of Perler Beads yet? Come to the library and get creative on Friday, Nov. 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for an afternoon of letting your imagination run wild, making wonderful creations with Perler Beads.
Do the kids want to learn how to cook? Kids of ages 8-12 are encouraged to join the Kids Cooking Club and teens are encouraged to join the Teen Cooking Club. Both groups will meet on Saturday, Nov. 5 (kids at 10:30 a.m. and teens at 2 p.m.). Pre-registration is required so call the library at 403-742-2292.