From children’s books and novels to adult non-fiction and DVDs, we’re full to the rafters with donated items of all sorts, ready for next week’s Spooktacular Book Sale running from October 17 – 22 here at the library during our regular hours.
It’s a chance to stock up on winter reading at bargain prices. All sales are by donation and support programs at the library.
Read and Rhyme at the library welcomes little ones aged 0-5 and parents or caregivers for stories, songs, and simple activities on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
We love to introduce children to the wonders of literature and encourage families to read together. Download the free app 1000 Books Before Kindergarten to track your progress, then sign up at the library and receive prizes for reaching your milestones.
Something Cool After School is where fun happens for kids aged 6 and up on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. On Thu, Oct. 13 we’re going to get knotty creating impressive macramé ghosts, then on Tue, Oct. 18 you can take your building skills to the next level creating giant geodesic domes.
Join us on Thu, Oct. 20 to paint a funny face on a pumpkin, to take home and get everyone in the Halloween mood.
LEGO Club meets again Sat, Oct 15 at 11 a.m. to experiment and create with the library’s huge collection of LEGO. Ages 6+.
Kids’ Coding Club is where it’s at for creating stories, movies, and games together using Scratch. If computers are your thing and you’re aged 8 – 16, join us Mon, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m.
Give your child’s academic confidence a boost with free individual tutoring at the library for students K-Grade 12 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Call to book an appointment.
Teens & ’Tweens:
Bring your friends and compete in our Eerie Board Game Café on Wed, Oct. 19 at 4:30! Things to devour will be provided. Next week on Oct. 26, we’ll invent our own polymer clay monsters – scary? Cute? Blood-curdling? Whimsical?
Crystal’s Craft Club will create a beautiful multi-use autumn centerpiece for your table on Thu, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Preserve your story for posterity with help from a published author.
Mark your calendar now for a writer’s workshop on Sat, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. when Red Deer writer Miji Campbell will guide you into recording your personal memories in a meaningful way.
Bring a keepsake – a photograph, object, or artifact for inspiration. No writing experience is required and refreshments will be provided. $20 per person. Call the library to sign up.
Calling all yarnies! Grab your latest crochet project and join us Sat, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m., or come and we’ll help you get started crocheting. What could be more satisfying than seeing something take shape right under your fingers?
Reader’s Circle Book Club invites you to read The Whisper on the Night Wind by Adam Shoalts. Pick up a copy at the library and join us Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss this “spooky tale of an isolated Labrador settlement in the early 1900s where sled dogs went missing, children reported being stalked by a terrifying grinning animal, and families kept axes and guns at their bedsides.”
Mark your calendar for Mon, Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. You won’t want to miss this fun, award-winning Canadian music documentary, Rumble. The film profiles the impact of Indigenous musicians in Canada and the US on the development of rock music.
We call ourselves Afternoon Friends—adults who meet Tuesdays at 1 p.m. for art, games, and other fun activities.
On October 18 it’s an Art Attack: pumpkin-painting, and on Oct. 25, we’ll play games.
Test your skill at Super Smash Brothers by challenging your friends in a tournament Sat, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.
See if you can last to the end! Everyone welcome. Controllers will be available, but bring your own if you like.
Do you need practice speaking English? Conversation Café is a chance for language learners to talk with others in a relaxed setting on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Snacks and fun activities are planned. Call the library for details.
At the library there’s something for everyone.
Enroll in an online course, research your family history, learn another language, or update your videotapes and slides with the use of our digital conversion equipment and software. We can clean your scratched CDs and DVDs ($2/disc).
Or, if you need help with your electronic devices, call for a Saturday afternoon appointment with our technology expert.
If your resume needs a revamp, consult our experienced employment support volunteer who has more than 30 years’ experience. Appointments available Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m.
“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” ~Groucho Marx