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Open invitation to garden enthusiasts

Victoria Day has come and gone and now everyone’s thoughts are turning to yard work and gardening.

Victoria Day has come and gone and now everyone’s thoughts are turning to yard work and gardening. Do you love the idea of gardening but don’t know where to start? The Stettler Public Library can help you with that. We have a large collection of gardening and landscaping books in here at the library to get started. If you want to talk to an expert, the Stettler Public Library can help you with that as well.

Join us on Saturday, May 31 at 11 a.m. to learn “How Does Your Garden Grow?” with Dustin Mortin from Alberta Agriculture and Kirstin Nugent from Fred and Pat’s Cuppa. They will give you tips on growing a bumper crop and how to display those petunias. Beginners and experts are all welcome.

Do your kids like to play with words? Do they like to tell “punny” stories? All those kids between the ages of 7 to 10 are welcome to help the Stettler Public Library celebrate Amelia Bedelia, the maid who gets into trouble with words on Thursday, May 29 at 4 pm. We are going to have a great time.

Copies of our next Readers’ Circle selection “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K. Rowling are available at the Stettler Public Library. Read Rowling’s adult debut and join us for lively discussion on Thursday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, June 7 at 10 am, kids are invited to come celebrate Robert Munsch’s birthday with stories, snacks and activities.

Is LEGO your life? Starting on Saturday, June 7 and meeting on each Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. is LEGO Club. It is your turn to be creative and inventive. Join us for group builds and individual mastery using the colorful plastic brick. To kick off the LEGO club, we are pleased to have Bricks for Kidz come out from Red Deer on Saturday June 7 to help with creative uses of LEGO components. If you have any LEGO that your family is no longer using, the Stettler Public Library will gladly take it off your hands.

On Thursday, June 12, join Lorraine Lohr Cathro as she discusses the process of writing her self-published family history/memoir titled “Roots and Adventures: A Prairie Childhood”. Lorraine believes that ‘everyone has stories’ and she will explain her points by reading short excerpts from the book about growing up in the communities of Erskine and Stettler. There is no cost, and refreshments will be served. Copies of Lorraine’s book will be available for purchase.

Currently the Stettler Public Library is working on its Plan of Service and we need your help. The purpose of the Plan of Service is to fulfill our requirements as a library and to produce a working document that gives us vision and focus to meet the needs of our community for a three-year period. Right now we are working on the needs assessment survey of the plan. This is a way of asking community members what they see as the most important needs the community.

The question that we would like to ask you is “What is your greatest wish for Stettler in the future?” Message us on Facebook at, contact us Twitter @stettlerlibrary or e-mail us at We are the community’s library and we would like your input.

Our outdoor book drop is now available. You can now return your materials after library hours.