Spring break busy at Stettler Library

The staff of the Stettler Public Library hope that you had a wonderful holiday weekend.

The staff of the Stettler Public Library hope that you had a wonderful holiday weekend. We know that spring break doesn’t end for a couple more days so check out what we have for the rest of the week and what is coming up in April.

Do you need a little magic in your life? Join us on Friday, April 1 at 2 p.m. for magician Kyle Key, who comes to entertain the whole family. There will be mind reading, audience involvement, balloon animals, impressive escapes and a bunch of other really cool stuff! Everyone is welcome.

We are so pleased to have Beth from Echoglen Gardens at the Stettler Public Library on Saturday, April 2 at 2 p.m. to discuss edible and container gardening. Beth will discuss new and exciting plants and give everyone ideas for planning for their garden.

There are only a few spots left for Beginner Quilting with Jean Dyck, which begins on Thursday, April 7 and runs from 6-8 p.m. You get to make a beautiful quilt from scratch! You’ll need to bring four different fabrics — one metre of Colour A, 0.4 metres of Colour B, 0.4 metres of Colour C, and 1.5 metres of a backing fabric such as flannel. Please also bring coordinating thread. This class is limited to six participants. Please pre-register for the full six weeks as this is a cumulative workshop.

Join us at the Stettler Trade Show on Friday, April 8 to Sunday, April 10. Stop in and say hi at the Stettler Public Library booth (A9) and enter to win some great prizes.

That is also the weekend of the Giant Book Sale held by the Friends of the Library, which runs Friday, April 8 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get some great bargains and support the library at the same time.

Due to the trade show and the book sale, we have moved Readers’ Circle to Thursday, April 14 at 7 p.m. when we discuss The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson. Twenty years ago, Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover the green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the best-selling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again to see what has changed — and what hasn’t. Nothing is more entertaining than Bryson on the road — and on a tear. The Road to Little Dribbling reaffirms his stature as a master of the travel narrative — and a really, really funny guy. Copies of the books are available for checkout at the library. Everyone is welcome to join us for a great discussion and a spot of tea.

Keep an eye out for additional activities on our website (spl.prl.ab.ca) and Facebook page. And if you have an activity you’d like to do/see at the library feel free to approach us!