More foreign-language publications in library

Christmas is here! This year has flown by so fast that it is surprising that we don’t all have whiplash. However this year isn’t over yet and the Stettler Public Library has a few holiday tricks up its sleeve.

Don’t forget to check out our holiday activities to help keep the kids entertained. Today (Wednesday, Dec. 22), Alicia will keep the kids busy from 1 to 3 p.m. with crafts, stories and gingerbread men decorating as we celebrate the day before the Night before the Night before Christmas. Our last day of holiday activities will be Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. for a movie, popcorn and crafts.

This is just a quick reminder that the library will be closed from 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23 to Tuesday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. We will also be closed on Saturday, Jan. 1. We will return to regular hours on Monday, Jan. 3.

Right away in 2011, the Stettler Public Library jumps right onto the programming bandwagon with Read and Rhyme on the Road on Monday, Jan. 3. Alicia brings her bag of tricks and energy to the Erskine Waverly Rooms on the first Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. She then travels onto the Byemoor Drop-in Centre on the second Monday of the month at 10:30 a.m. The popular preschool program is open to everyone. You don’t even have to live in those communities to participate; you are always welcome to join in the fun.

Both of the library’s book clubs return during the first week of 2011. Brain Candy Book Club makes its 2011 debut with titillating conversation about “If Tomorrow Comes” by Sidney Sheldon on Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Reader’s Circle will look back on our favourites of 2010 when its members meet on Thursday, Jan. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Game Night begins on Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 7 to 8 p.m. Kids of ages 8 to 12 are welcome to join Alicia for board games and much more. What a great way to spend a Wednesday night.

Do your children spend time at the rink waiting for their siblings to get off the ice? Are you looking for something for them to do between 4 and 5 p.m. on Thursdays? Why not send them up to the library to join our After-school Program. We have crafts and games and other fun stuff aimed at ages 7 to 12.

The library is expanding its foreign language collection. We are pleased to have People magazine available in Spanish. You can now catch up on all the celebrity gossip while learning a new language or enjoy the magazine while surrounded by your mother tongue.

On behalf of the Stettler Public Library Board, staff and volunteers, I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a safe holiday season and we will see you at the Stettler Public Library in 2011.

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