Stettler Public Library prepares to go back to winter schedule

This week has been crazy at the library. Shaun’s teen program and Alicia’s “Read & Rhyme” were busy with full attendance. The summer reading program had loads of fun with our more intimate groups. This week’s theme was “Insects and Reptiles,” where we had fun making pipe-cleaner turtles and snakes. While they aren’t actually insects or reptiles, we thought making beaded spiders would still be appropriate for this “creepy-crawly” theme.

We hope to see lots of new kids at next week’s “Extinct Animal” theme as we will make woolly mammoth magnets and clothes pin steggasauruses!

If your child would still like to attend the program, it’s not too late! The Mad Monkeys in the morning run at 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. for kids going into grades 1 – 3. The Afternoon Alligators group runs from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. for kids going into grades 4 – 6. Both programs run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until our final wind-up parties for each group on Aug. 26.

This fall, our outreach programming will continue to expand. On the first Monday of every month, Alicia will be in Erskine in the Waverly Club Rooms at 10:30 a.m. for Read & Rhyme Play Time on the Road – an interactive program for children five and under, accompanied by a parent.

Kids can enjoy stories being told aloud, healthy snacks, and crafts. Every second Monday of the month, the same program will be at the Byemoor Drop-In Center at the same time.

Read & Rhyme Play Time at the Stettler Public Library will continue its regular schedule at the library every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until noon throughout the year. 
Beginning Sept. 11, “Storytime” will be at the library at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Kids ages fourand up are welcome to enjoy some popular and funny stories and craft time with Crystal.

When school begins in September, the teen programs will return to their regular times. “Teen Night” will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Kids ages 12 and up can come and enjoy Shaunzy and Morgan’s crazy antics as they play games.

“Teen Book Club” will also be back to its regular time on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. Talk about your latest read and play a different board game every week with Deb.

Readers’ Circle returns on Thursday, Sept. 2, The novel will be “Cleopatra’s Daughter” by Michelle Moran, the fictional story of Cleopatra and Marc Antony’s orphaned children after their parents’ deaths. Join the group on the first Thursday of each month for a spot of tea and a smattering of lively conversation.

Copies of the book are available at the library to be checked out.

If you’re interested in lighter reads, the Brain Candy Book Club will be for you!

This book club will meet the first Tuesday of every month, beginning Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The first book will be “The Devil Wears Prada” by Lauren Weisberger. For our debut night, we will be watching the movie and enjoying some light refreshments, so we hope you will join us! If you have any more questions or suggestions, contact Heidi at 742-2292 or at heidi@libs.prl.ab.ca. Copies of the book are available at the library to be checked out.

Have you ever discovered that you are all packed and ready to go for your trip and realize that you have nothing to read but you have no time to get to the library? Or is your schedule just too jam packed to allow you to visit the library? Did you know that the staff of the Stettler Public Library can put together a bag filled with materials that suit your needs? Simply call the library at 403-742-2292, let us know who you are, what you like and your library barcode and our knowledgeable staff can put together a batch of items for you so that the bag can be ready for you to pick up by noon our next business day. Be the first on your block to try out our great new service.

Alicia will continue the fabulous outreach program with our “mobile seniors” program. Enjoy “Sit & Stretch Yoga,” as well as book deliveries and pick up. “Mobile seniors” will be held on the first Monday of every month at Paragon Place at 1:30 p.m., on the second Monday this program will be at Heart Haven Lodge at 1:30 p.m., and on the third Monday of the month, “mobile seniors” will take place at Willow Creek Lodge at the same time.

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