One Book, One Stettler set to welcome ‘The Boy’



It’s less than one week until the community of Stettler gathers at the Stettler Public Library to discuss the book “The Boy” with author Betty Jane Heger.

One Book, One Stettler is going to come together on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. and discuss one of the best books that I have personally read in a while. There will be diner-style snacks and lively conversation. If you have not had a chance to read “The Boy” yet, call us at 403-742-2292 and we will place the book on hold for you. You shouldn’t, however, let the problem of not reading the book keep you away.

The Stettler Public Library is celebrating Alberta Arts Days (Sept. 30 to Oct. 3) with a special art exhibit. Local resident Carol Verhoeven has her photography on display to mark the special occasion. Also, the Heartland Quilters Guild is displaying the Christmas quilt that the guild has made for the Festival of Lights at the library as well.

Every little person’s favourite program to bring their big person to is back two times a week. Read and Rhyme Play Time with Sarah on Wednesdays and Alexis on Fridays starts at 10:30 a.m. on both days and everyone is welcome to come for songs, rhymes and playtime.

Do you have school-aged children who are looking for something to do after school? Send them to the Stettler Public Library for Something Cool After School, the program made for children who like games, crafts and maybe the occasional story or two. This program runs on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. and if you cannot make it to Stettler, Something Cool After School is also offered on Fridays at the Erskine School Library from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

October is Canadian Library Month. To celebrate the occasion, the library is offering Food for Fines. For each non-perishable food item donated to the library, $1 in fines owed to the Stettler Public Library will be forgiven for the entire month. Also watch for other special events coming in October to celebrate Canadian Library Month.

Reader’s Circle will be discussing the novel “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the library and we hope that you will come for a cuppa and some lively discussion.

The Stettler Public Library will be closed on Monday, Oct. 3, for staff professional development and will be closed again on Monday, Oct. 10, for Thanksgiving. The board and staff of the library hope that you have a safe and wonderful holiday.

If you believe in public library and would like your voice to be heard, then join the library board. If you are interested, apply at the town office or at the County of Stettler office. We would love to have your input.

The November dates have not been finalized for the Friends of the Library’s Giant Annual Book Sale. We are looking for volunteers to help with the book sale and we are taking donations for the sale itself. Contact us at 403-742-2292 for more information.