Many programs returning this fall to Stettler Public Library

It’s only August, but Stettler Public Library already planning our fall programs at the Stettler Public Library. This fall, our outreach programming will continue to expand! On the first Monday of every month, Alicia will be in Erskine in the Waverly Club Rooms at 10:30 a.m. for Read & Rhyme Play Time on the Road – an interactive program for children, aged five and under, accompanied by a parent.

Kids can enjoy stories being told aloud, healthy snacks, and crafts. Every second Monday of the month, the same program will be at the Byemoor Drop-In Center at the same time. The original Read & Rhyme Play Time will continue its regular schedule at the library every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until noon throughout the year.

Alicia’s “Itsy Bitsy Yoga” will return in September on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. until noon. This fun and energetic program is an introduction for kids aged five and under, to begin their journeys as little yogis and includes stories and rhymes. The program will be followed by a healthy snack.

Alicia is starting an exciting new program called “Books before Bedtime”. It will run at 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and is for kids in grades 1 to 4. They can come, listen to some great stories from chapter books as they and their favourite stuffed animal can relax in their pyjamas. On our debut “Books Before Bedtime” evening, we will read “Beezus & Ramona” by Beverly Cleary, and will be accompanied by graham crackers and marshmallows, along with some delicious hot chocolate.

“Storytime” will be at the library at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, beginning Sept. 11. Kids of ages four and up are welcome to cut the Saturday morning cartoons short and listen to some hilarious and interesting stories read by Crystal.

When school returns, the teen programs will return to their regular times. “Teen Night” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Kids aged 12 and up can come and enjoy Shaunzy’s crazy antics as they play games. The “Teen Book Club” will also be back to its regular time on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Talk about your latest read and play a different board game every week.

Alicia will continue the fabulous Outreach program with our “Mobile Seniors” program. Enjoy Sit & Stretch Yoga, as well as book deliveries and pick up. “Mobile Seniors” will be held on the first Monday of every month at Paragon Place at 1:30 p.m., on the second Monday of every month, this program will be at Hearthaven Lodge at 1:30 p.m., and on the third Monday of the month, “Mobile Seniors” will take place at Willow Creek Lodge at the same time.

This fall, join us for English as a Second Language (ESL) Icebreaker Night. Adults and kids can improve their English skills in a fun and casual environment, while meeting people from the community. Get introduced to the library resources, become familiar with our online catalogue, play some Scrabble, or participate in one of our silly theme nights. We have great board games to assist with phonetic learning and literacy for kids! If you’ve been speaking English since you were small and would like to join us, please drop in!

“Brain Candy Book Club” will begin Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The group will discuss the novel “The Devil Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger (which is available at the library now.)

Are you ever too busy to come into the library to choose all your books, movies or CDs? Did you know that the library can put together a bag filled with materials to suit your needs? Call us here at the library and tell us the criteria of your needs and we will compile your list for you, ready by the next business day at noon. Call us (403-742-2292) and let us know what you’d like, who you are and your library barcode and be one of the first to try out this great new service.

If not for all our new services and programs, come visit the library for our “Small Beginnings” exhibit. “Small Beginnings” showcases artists from Brooks and the County of Newell, creating shadowbox artworks about beginnings. The 64 frames (organized into eight groups of eight) express each artist’s understanding of their community.

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