Lots of Valentine’s action at the library

From tax to technology, there is something for everyone of all ages

SPL News

Ah February, the month of love. Also the month of Family Day, Groundhog Day…I am sure that I could find some obscure holidays to throw in there as well, but I won’t. The Stettler Public Library doesn’t need any holidays or observances to keep you busy this month. But we do have some events with holiday themes.

The Stettler Public Library is pleased to present local author Lavera Goodeye on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. Lavera will be talking about her memoirs in “Seven to Seventy.” Join us for coffee and snacks as we learn about this woman’s amazing life. Remember that you can book the Handibus free of charge to attend this event. Call the Handibus at 403-742-5858 to book your ride and tell them you are going to the library.

Books are available for both of the library’s book clubs. Readers’ Circle will be discussing “The Word Exchange” by Alena Graedon on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Spine Crackers will be tossing around the pros and cons of “Proxy” by Alex London on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. New members are always  welcome to drop in on both groups. If you cannot make it to Readers’ Circle this month, copies of the next book “We are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen Joy Fowler are also available for the March 5 gathering.

The whole family is invited to join us on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10:30 a.m. for some Valentine’s Day fun. We will be making Valentine crafts, watching the movie “The Box Trolls” and enjoying a special Valentine’s Day treat.

Do you love working with your hands and love the feel of yarn as you work it into something magical? Join us on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. for Chicks with Sticks. Meet at the library to work on your knitting, crocheting, sewing, or whatever else you have on the go.

Do you have a horror of Valentine’s Day? Join us on Friday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. to work out your angst. We’ll be showing the Valentine’s classic “Friday the 13th,” putting on our eating pants for unromantic snacks, and breaking a heart (-shaped piñata). The movie is rated R. Pre-register at 403-742-2292.

Do you have a new gadget or need general help with technology? Drop by the library for one-on-one assistance on Thursday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. for Tech Time for Seniors. We would love to help you.

If you and your children enjoyed our Read and Rhyme Unbirthday Party, you must join us Friday, Feb. 20 at 11:30 a.m. for A Read & Rhyme Teddy Bear Picnic for ages 0-5. Bring your stuffies and your blankies for a picnic at the library. We are asking you to pre-register by calling 403-742-2292 or by dropping by the library.

Do you dread tax season? Are you scared of making a serious mistake that could cost you money? The Stettler Public Library has sent up the “tax signal” and help is coming. Justin Tanner from Gitzel Krejci Dand Peterson will be presenting the ins and outs of personal income tax on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. Learn all you need to know for this year’s tax season.

But if taxes are not your thing, but designing the perfect paper airplane is, join us on the other side of the library on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 10:30 a.m. for planes. Build amazing paper planes and launch your test designs. In the afternoon, drop by to watch the Pixar movie Planes.

That is all for this week. Remember to check our website (www.spl.prl.ab.ca) and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StettlerPublicLibrary) for programming updates.