October is full of library activity

October is a great month here at the Stettler Public Library. We have two major holidays that we get to celebrate this month:

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October is a great month here at the Stettler Public Library. We have two major holidays that we get to celebrate this month: Thanksgiving and Halloween. We have both holidays covered with great activities throughout the month.

Thanksgiving is only a week and a half away and the Stettler Public Library is pleased to help you make your table gorgeous for the holidays. On Saturday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. come for a Thanksgiving Make and Take with Tanille Timmins from Panda Flowers. You will be making a wonderful Thanksgiving arrangement that you can then take home. You must preregister as there are very few spots left and there is a small cost of $20 for materials.

If your two- to five-year-olds are determined to help you decorate for the big turkey dinner, they can come for Turkey Day on Friday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 am. There are going to be some fun activities and a Thanksgiving craft that any family will be proud to display at their family dinner.

October is Canadian Library Month and to celebrate this auspicious occasion, the Stettler Public Library has declared the month Food for Fines Month. Bring in non-perishable food items and we will waive your fines.

Join Readers’ Circle on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. as the group discusses “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith aka J.K. Rowling. Spine Crackers, our teen book club, will be tossing around the good and bad points of “Entwined” by Heather Dixon on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 pm.

Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., the Stettler Public Library will be showing the documentary “When I Walk”. In 2006, 25-year-old filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Jason picked up the camera, turned it on his declining body and set out to film the journey of his life with MS and his search for healing, self-discovery and love.

On Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10:30 a.m., the Stettler Public Library and Community Futures are presenting Kids & Cash: An Introduction to Financial Literacy for Kids. Geared to children ages 5 to 8, this one-hour workshop will answer the questions of what money is, where it comes from and what you can do with it. Please pre-register by calling the library at 403-742-2292.

We have Halloween covered for the whole family. On Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. kids aged 12 and up are invited to our Halloween ComicFest. Test your costumes and win prizes for best costumes at the party. We will also have snacks and free comics to entice you to join in the fun. Plus we will be Skyping with the lead animator of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. Our second annual Halloween party, the Monster Bash, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 per child or $25 per family (adults are free) for a night filled with magic tricks, stories, crafts and food. We are pleased to have professional storyteller Renee Englot and magician Kyle Key entertain us that between stations of games, crafts and a hot dog concession. It is a great way for the kids to show off their costumes without the restraint of layers of clothing.

If you have any questions about our programs and services, please check out our website (http://spl.prl.ab.ca), our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/StettlerPublicLibrary) or see our tweets (www.twitter.com/stettlerlibrary) for last minute details about our programs. You can also contact us the old-fashioned way at 403-742-2292.