Library to showcase Young’s journey

The Stettler Public Library is starting the year at a full gallop.

The Stettler Public Library is starting the year at a full gallop. Our next Movie Night on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 o’clock is for all the Neil Young and music fans out there. We are pleased to be showing “Neil Young Journeys” as our first feature of the year. In May 2011, Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his hometown of Omemee, Ont., to downtown Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall, where he performed the last two nights of his solo world tour. Along the drive, Young recounted insightful and introspective stories from his youth to filmmaker Jonathan Demme. Demme, a longtime fan, captured these tales of Young’s childhood and masterfully wove them together with Young’s mesmerizing music, including songs from the 2010 album Le Noise and renditions of classics including “Ohio, Hey Hey, My My, I Believe in You” and previously unreleased songs “Leia” and “You Never Call.” Through the tunes and the tales, Demme portrays a personal, retrospective look into the heart and soul of the artist.

Thursday, Jan. 17, is packed with information for everyone. At 6 p.m., the library hosts a speech and communication development parent information session. You will learn about childhood communication development from a speech-language pathologist who will teach strategies to encourage communication skills in children. Everyone is invited.

Did you get an e-reader for Christmas? Are you excited, but not sure how to use it? The Stettler library is here to help you become comfortable with our e-Reader workshop on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. We have a limited number of spaces available, so you must preregister at 403-742-2292.

We are pleased to announce a new Saturday afternoon program: Crafternoons and Coffee Spoons. Your kids get to do crafts while you can relax and have coffee.

The first Crafternoon will be Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. and yoga will be discussed. Come and join in the monthly fun.

For more Stettler library information, check our website at spl.prl.ab.ca or call us at 403-742-2292.