By Eleanor Bertin
Each first Monday of the month at the library, Film Circuit offers critically acclaimed films for a memorable evening of free entertainment. April’s presentation is Women Talking, the film based on Canadian writer Miriam Toews’ controversial novel, which will screen Mon, April 3 at 6:30 p.m. We even offer a concession for all your snacking needs with donations going toward library programs, so why not make a date of it?
Speaking of donations, we’re still taking donations until April 6 for our semi-annual Book Sale, taking place April 14-15. So, if you have surplus, gently-used, books and DVDs, we’ll be happy to receive them. Proceeds will go toward library programs.
There’s been plenty of excitement during this week’s March Break activities and there’s still time to sign up for a couple of kids’ programs. Parents, call to pre-register your child (at your peril) for the April Fool’s Pranks Tutorial Thu, Mar.30 at 1 p.m. On Fri, Mar. 31, at 1 p.m. it’s Gamestravaganza! Ages 6 and up.
Registration for our annual Nerf War and Pizza Night fills up fast so be sure to book your spot for Fri, Mar. 31, at 6 p.m. Bring your Nerf gun or borrow one of ours and let the battle begin! Remember to tag all your weaponry with your name!
We’re not fooling! Lego Club meets Sat, April 1 at 11:00 a.m. to experiment and build with everyone’s favourite bricks.
Next week, Something Cool After School returns with DIY loom knitting on Tue, April 4 at 4 p.m. Then put on your thinking caps to figure out the best way to drop an egg from heights without breaking it on Thu, April 6 at 4 p.m. Ages 6+.
Read & Rhyme is a great opportunity to expose your children (0-5 years) to books and language. Bring them Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. when we’ll have fun with songs and stories. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a free app to keep you on track for reading those books to your child. Download it and then come into the library for a small prize when you reach your milestones.
Individualized instruction is one of the best ways to foster academic learning progress. We offer free one-on-one tutoring after school hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Call for more information and to book an appointment.
Teens & ’Tweens:
Create a bunny gnome to protect your Easter candy on Wed, April 5 at 4:30 p.m. Pre-register to reserve your spot by calling the library. Ages 10+.
Come for the games, come for the snacks, but come on Tue, April 4 at 6:00 p.m.! Teen Games Night is a great chance to spend some time offline having fun gaming with others.
Minds in Motion Lite is a program designed by the Alzheimer’s Society for those experiencing mild to moderate mental decline. Join us Thursdays at 2 p.m. for games and activities in a relaxed social setting.
Are you a caregiver? If you’d like to meet with other caregivers for information, support, and understanding, join us on Tue, April 4 at 1 p.m. for the Caregiver Support Group.
If you’re an adult looking to socialize with others, Afternoon Friends is for you. We meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. for games, movies, and crafts. On April 4, we’ll be playing Bingo and then on April 11, we’ll present a movie matinee.
Curiosity about our ancestors can lead to some amazing discoveries. Pop in on the Stettler Genealogy Club meeting on Thu, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. to learn tips and ideas for exploring your family tree. For further information, contact David Guba, 403-742-8369.
Pick up a copy of next month’s Reader’s Circle Book Club selection, The Maid by Nita Prose. You’ll enjoy this cozy whodunit about Molly, the endearing but socially inept chambermaid who is accused of the murder of a body she discovers. The Club meets Tue, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss it.
Join us each Monday night at 8 p.m. for online gaming night, ages 13-plus. To participate in the group chat, call the library for the link.
Join us for Super Smash Brothers tournament on Sat, April 1 at 1:00 p.m.as we duke it out as our favourite Nintendo characters.
Don’t be left behind by technology! Bring in your phone, iPad, tablet or other electronic device and our knowledgeable staff can help you navigate this essential feature of modern life. Call the library to book an appointment.
We can also show you how to use our conversion equipment to transfer your VHS tapes and photographic slides to digital versions. And if your DVDs or CDs are skipping or scratched, we’ll buff them for $2/disc.
Are you hunting for a job? Our experienced employment resource volunteer is available Thursday afternoons for resume consultation. Call for an appointment.
For more information or to register for any of the above programs, call the library at 403-742-2292.