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!

Just Posted

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A soutbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

What to do after online accounts are hacked

Facebook, email and other accounts hold vital information

Rumsey Coyote Derby promises a lot of fun

Rumsey 4-H kids heading to beef congress

Writers club meets at Stettler Public Library Jan. 25

Kids recipe: Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Highway contractor announces bankruptcy Jan. 16

Carillion says financial woes will not affect operations in Alberta

Erskine Professional Motocross Athlete appears in Edmonton

Chad Bauman performs as part of ‘Ground and Gravity’

Fatal collision in B.C. involves Alberta family

Vehicles have since been cleared and the highway is open.

Bank of Canada hikes interest rate to 1.25%, cites strong economic data

The rate increase is expected to prompt Canada’s large banks to raise their prime lending rates

Trump aces mental aptitude test designed by Canadian immigrant

“This is a good example, I think, that will be helpful to change views about immigration. And maybe for Mr. Trump himself to consider immigrants as contributors to advancing science, advancing our societies.”

Rival Koreas agree to form first unified Olympic team

The rival Koreas took major steps toward reducing their bitter animosity

Canada, U.S. lead call for sanctions against North Korea

Foreign ministers from 20 countries are meeting in Vancouver to discuss security and stability on the Korean Peninsula

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announces engagement

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh engaged to clothing designer Gurkiran Kaur

Hijab-cutting case highlights ethical issues with putting kids in spotlight

A Toronto police investigation has concluded a girl’s hijab was not cut by a scissors-wielding man as she walked to school

Change in politics, society on sexual misconduct ‘not fast enough,’ says Trudeau

Trudeau says society still lagging behind the systemic changes he is trying to make when it comes to preventing and responding to sexual harassment

Most Read

Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.