Prepare to make use of e-audiobooks soon

Itsy Bitsy Yoga debuted at the Stettler Public Library on Friday, March 5 to a joyful crowd.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga debuted at the Stettler Public Library on Friday, March 5 to a joyful crowd. For those of you who are curious but missed the debut, let me tell you about Itsy Bitsy Yoga. Led by Alicia, it runs on Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. It is a wonderful time of movement, activities and stories. It is for ages two to five and their big people. You don’t need to bring a yoga mat, just bring yourselves. We hope to see you here.

Here is just a quick reminder about our after-school program that runs on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is for children ages six to 10 and we have fun with games, crafts and other fun stuff. It is a great way to spend an hour when your brother or sister is playing hockey or figure skating.

The Stettler Public Library is pleased to be hosting a writers’ workshop called “Speaking of Dialogue” with Fran Kimmel on Wednesday, April 28, from 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m. Registration is limited to 16, so you better register early. Soup and sandwiches will be provided.

Matt Jackson, the author of the book “The Canada Chronicles: A Four-Year Hitchhiking Odyssey”, is coming to pay the Stettler Public Library a visit. Join Matt for stories about his travels and the people he met along the way on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Everybody is welcome.

Thanks to the wonderful world of Parkland Regional Library, you will soon have access to e-audio books. Parkland Regional Library has purchased the Recorded Books’ Core Adult Collection via NetLibrary.

This is a collection of 2045 unabridged e-audio books with 15 new titles added each month. These e-audio books can be downloaded to your computer, IPod, or MP3 player. The collection is not available yet. I am just giving the heads-up to let you know it was coming. Actually, I am so excited that I couldn’t keep it to myself. Parkland Regional Library expects that the collection will be available in mid-April but I will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments.

I have taken a quick look at the titles available in the e-Audiobooks Core Adult Collection and I must say that there should be something in there for everybody. In the few titles that I browsed through, I found novels of all genres and a variety of non-fiction subjects. I can’t wait to try this out.

One last item: the posters of the several years of Freedom to Read Week are now framed and on display year-round at the Stettler Public Library. If you have never seen them, they are a sight to behold and very powerful in their imagery. Come on in and take a look. We would love to see you.