One more chance to talk to candidates before voting

Stettler Public Library has been providing you with opportunities to learn more about the candidates so you can make a knowledgeable choice.

The election is less than a week away and the Stettler Public Library has been providing you with opportunities to learn more about the candidates so you can make a knowledgeable choice at the ballot box. You have had the chance to have coffee with Emily Shannon, the NDP candidate and Rick Strankman, the Wildrose candidate. The Library and the Stettler Board of Trade sponsored a candidates’ forum. You have another chance to inform yourself before casting your ballot when the library’s Coffee with the Candidate series concludes on Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. That’s when you have the chance to meet with Jack Hayden, the PC candidate. Come armed with your questions and we will provide the coffee and the snacks.

Writers from all walks of life are invited to join the Stettler Writers’ Group on Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. Come and share your stories with other like-minded people. New and seasoned, writers are welcome.

Saturday May 2 is the day that all comic lovers mark on their calendars. It is Free Comic Book Day and everyone can come to the library for free comics. Join us at 10:30 for sugary cereals and great cartoons. At 1 p.m. we will be skyping with Chris Woods, lead animator and director of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. One piece of advice with the comics though: first come, first served so visit early for the best selection!

Brenda Baltimore will join us on Tuesday May 5 at 7 pm. She will be talking about her recent expedition climbing Mount Kilimanjaro which raised funds for the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). Brenda’s adventure is called “Trekking for Type 1.” Learn about Brenda’s inspiration for making this trek and she will share some of the wonderful pictures from her climb of Kilimanjaro.

Copies of Susan Cain’s book “Quiet” are still available for May’s Readers’ Circle meeting on Thursday May 7 at 7:30 pm. Bring your friends with you and have a fun time talking about this fascinating book. Also, as we’re taking our summer break after May, bring a list of books that you would like to see Reader’s Circle discuss in the upcoming year.

Save the date too, for “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” on Tuesday, May 12 and Roots to Shoots: Answers to Common Gardening Questions on Wednesday, May 13.

Check our website at http://spl.prl.ab.ca or join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StettlerPublicLibrary for information about our programs and services. And you can still contact by phone at 403-742-2292 for any questions.