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Music, crafts, and more await at the Stettler PublicLibrary

Library corner for the week of Aug. 18

Intermittent lockdowns of the past two years have taken a toll on all kinds of social interaction.

From large-scale concerts, to local choir practices and old-fashioned jam sessions, people need the satisfaction and joy of making music together. Play Music on the Porch Day is a worldwide event where music lovers play outdoors together wherever they are. Record your tunes and upload them to social media platforms. Musicians in 70 countries and 1,000 cities participated last year. So, dust off your violin, dulcimer, saxophone, or other portable instrument and join others on the SRC lawn Sat., Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. for an enjoyable time. Call the library or see www.playmusicontheporchday.com for more information.

Another captivating social event, our popular Historic Ghost Walk, is on again this Friday and next, Aug. 19 or 26 at 8:30 p.m. Take a tour through downtown Stettler and discover the history of the Heart of Alberta. Reserve your spot soon. Tickets are $10 per person, ages 10 and up.

Kids:

The Summer Reading Club fun is still happening with games, crafts, and activities on Mondays from 10:30-12 p.m. for ages 5-8 and Tuesdays, 2:30-4 p.m. for ages 9 and up. Register at the library and join us for any or all the events scheduled until the end of August.

Have you noticed the lush garden plot on the Library grounds lately? Kids’ Gardening Club has been tending it and enjoying produce like peas, beans, and lettuce. Join them every Wednesday at 3 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Next week’s Cooking Club, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m., is open for registration. We’ll be learning to make that all-time favourite Canadian classic: Poutine. Be sure to call after 10 a.m. Thursday morning to sign up for the following week’s session.

Read and Rhyme at the Park is a fun way to meet new friends for parents with kids aged 0-5. Come to West Stettler Park, Fridays in August at 10:30 a.m. Wear play clothes as some activities get messy! Check our Facebook page for updates in case of poor weather. Read and Rhyme is still held at the library Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

Now you see it, now you don’t! Bring the whole family for this special event! Mullen the Magician will amaze you with his tricks on Fri., Aug. 19 at the library at 1 p.m.

Adults:

Interested in adding greenery to your home but groaning at the thought of all that watering? Join Crystal’s Crafters on Thu., Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. where you’ll create your own succulents out of pine-cones. There’s still space for more participants, so call the library to sign up.

For adults who enjoy a variety of fun weekly activities and meeting new people, we offer Afternoon Friends, Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the library. On Aug. 18 we’ll be crafting Popsicle stick bird feeders. Next week, come prepared for some outdoor fun.

The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Canadian author, Dawn Dumont, is a madcap adventure that will have you laughing out loud. Pick up your copy of the book at the library and join the discussion at Reader’s Circle Book Club on Tue., Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Relax under the open sky with Yoga in the Grass on Thu., Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Bring your own mat, water bottle and whatever else you need to be comfortable and join us on the SRC lawn. Call the library for details.

Join other English language learners at Conversation Café on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. We’ll provide snacks and a chance to practice speaking together in a relaxed setting. Call the library for more information.

Here at the library, we regularly help folks navigate the ever-changing world of technology. If you find using your smart phone, tablet, or iPad a challenge, why not call for an appointment with our tech expert who can make sense of it all with you? Saturdays 1-6 p.m.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to access all that history on photographic slides and videotapes that’s likely collecting dust on shelves and in closets? Update them with the use of our digital conversion equipment and software. You can also bring us your scratched CDs and DVDs for a cleaning, $2 per disc.

Job-hunting? If you need your resume updated, call the library for an appointment with our employment support person. With her 30 years’ experience, she can help you get your resume job search ready. Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m.

Wherever your interests lie, from taking online courses, language learning, or researching your family tree, you’ll find an amazing selection of services and opportunities at the library. Come in soon to find out what your library can do for you.

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