Nikolski is the winner in competition

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Spring is only a few days away and with spring comes Easter. And with Easter comes days in which the Stettler Public Library is going to be closed for a few days.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Spring is only a few days away and with spring comes Easter. And with Easter comes days in which the Stettler Public Library is going to be closed for a few days. The Stettler Public Library will be closed Friday, April 2 for Good Friday and Monday, April 5 for Easter Monday. We will be open on Saturday, April 3 for our regular hours, but there will be no Story Time. We hope that everybody has a safe and wonderful Easter weekend.

The week after Easter is a big week for us at the Stettler Public Library. On Thursday, April 8, beginning at 7 p.m, the Stettler Public Library is pleased to present author Matt Jackson. Matt wrote an entertaining book called “The Canada Chronicles: A Four-Year Hitchhiking Odyssey”. In April 1997, Matt quit his job, walked to the edge of the Trans-Canada Highway near Lake Louise and started the journey of a lifetime. His original plan was to spend several months hitchhiking across Canada and along the way meeting Canadians from all walks of life and experiencing this country’s spectacular landscape. The trip was supposed to last, at the most, four months. As you can tell by the title of his book, Matt Jackson’s trip lasted four years. Everybody is welcome to come and listen to Matt as he describes the people he met on his journey, the unexpected turns, the high adventure and glimpses of this great country through the eyes of a man who has travelled it the hard way.

The next day, Friday April 9, come and check out the Stettler Public Library’s branch library at the 30th Annual Stettler Trade Fair. Come and check your e-mail on our laptops with wireless internet, see what new books are gracing our shelves and say hello to the staff, board members and volunteers of the Stettler Public Library that are manning the booth. We hope to see you all there.

CBC’s Canada Reads 2010 came to an end on Friday, March 12 after a strong debate by all the participants. The books nominated for this year’s Canada Reads competition were “Nikolski” by Nicholas Dickner, defended by Michel Venzina; “Good to A Fault” by Marina Endicott defended by Simi Sara; “Generation X” by Douglas Coupland, defended by Roland Pemberton – a.k.a. Cadence Weapon-; “The Jade Peony” by Wayson Choy. defended by Samantha Nutt and “Fall on Your Knees” by Ann-Marie MacDonald, defended by Perdita Felicien.

After much debate and strong loyalty by the nominators to their books, the winner was “Nikolski” by Nicholas Dickner.

If you have been following the competition or you just want to give each book a try, come on in the Stettler Public Library. We have a copy of each of the nominated books and if our copy is out, don’t hesitate to ask the staff to put your name on a hold list for your requested book.