We’ve been playing around at the Stettler Public Library (SPL) this summer. We have built forts, made spy disguises, and cracked codes. We have some incredible plans for the rest of the summer season.
The theme for this week (July 20-24) is Earth and Space. Catch some photos of Pluto and learn about the rest of the galaxy at SPL.
We are at Rochon Sands at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday eating “Worms ‘n’ Dirt” and taking a trip around the solar system.
During Maker time on Wednesday at 2 p.m. for ages 10 and up, there will be DIY spaceships, and a T Rex and shark constructed from cardboard. I love sharks. Sharks (and shark week) are cool. I also love T Rexes and you should, too.
On Thursday, July 9, ages 6 to 8 will be taking a trip around the solar system and experimenting with volcanoes at 10:30 a.m. and ages 9-12 will be doing a similar activity at 12:30 p.m. The teens will be making videos with Shaun– something tells me that this could be an interesting afternoon.
Read & Rhyme is still taking place over the summer for ages 0 to 5. Join Kaylee for a morning of songs, rhymes and fun each Friday at 10:30 a.m.
All muggles are invited to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday during our family event on Friday at 2 p.m. There will be butterbeer, Golden Snitch origami and you get to make your own wand. Let’s call “alohomora” and unlock a great afternoon of fun. If you can tell Crystal what “alohomora” means at the party, you will win a very special prize.
July 27 to 31 is our Creating/Coding Week. We’ll be making games, doing digital drawing and much more.
On Monday, July 27, we will be coding up a storm at 10:30 for ages 6-8 and at 12:30 for ages 9-12. We are going to be so good at coding by the time the week is done that we will take over the world. Also on Monday, Teen Makers at 4:30 p.m. will be taking further steps in world domination.
Tuesday sees both the Kerplunk (6-8) and Boggle (9-12) groups learning to perfect their drawing skills with our resident artist Shaunzy. The drawing theme will continue during Teen Gaming at 4 p.m. when we take on Pictionary and Cranium.
Don’t forget Rochon Sands on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. We will be creating a creature, playing with Little Bits and trying our hands at unplugged coding.
Also during the Make and Create time at 2 p.m., the Red Deer College coders are back and will take us on our next step. We’ll be interacting with chatbots and doing some drag and drop coding to create a game. Please register by calling the library at 403-742-2292.
We’ve rescheduled the Ninja Party as we had to cancel it on July 17 due to an unexpected power outage. The party will now be on Friday, July 31 at 2 p.m. as our family Event. Be stealthy and come to the library with the utmost care.
Check our website (spl.prl.ab.ca) for updates on upcoming Play activities and friend us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/StettlerPublicLibrary) for reminders about our events. Also don’t hesitate to call us at 403-742-2292 with any last minute questions.