By Eleanor Bertin
Family Literacy Day is on January 27.
It is an annual Alberta-wide event where each of you does your part by reading for 15 minutes. Help us win the title of most readerly community in Alberta and we could earn the coveted imitation, faux, simulated crystal trophy!
Report your minutes of reading anything on Jan. 27 by calling us, emailing email@example.com, sharing a picture of your reading with us by Facebook or Instagram, or filling out a form on our website.
Read & Rhyme is a favourite activity for little ones aged 0- 5 and their parents or caregivers.
We tell stories, sing songs, practice rhymes, and have fun together without even realizing we’re developing emerging literacy skills! Join us Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Then, download the free 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app to help you keep track of your family reading progress. To motivate you, we offer small prizes when you reach your goals.
Something Cool After School has boredom-busting plans for kids aged 6 and up on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.
On Tue, Jan. 31 we’ll be competing to create the tallest tower without using your hands.
Come in on Thu, Feb. 2 for Morse Code Madness!
Kids Coding Club meets again Mon, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. to get creative with computer programming. Ages 6 and up.
The library offers free one-on-one tutoring for students K-Grade 12. Call for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Teens & ’Tweens:
We’ve got Perler beads on the brain! Come challenge yourself to a crazy design on Wed, Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. On Wed, Feb. 8, make yourself an anti-Valentine’s Valentine. For ages 10 and up.
Join Afternoon Friends as we make Popsicle stick bird feeders on Tue, Jan. 31, at 1 p.m.
Next week, we’ll be playing BINGO.
Enjoy snacks and socializing at a night of creativity with our Paint Night Fundraiser on Fri, Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m.
You’ll leave with a lovely painting of a spring pig. Cost is $25 per person and spaces are limited so please pre-register.
Reader’s Circle Book Club meets Tue, Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Fleishman is in Trouble.
If you’d like to join our group, come down to the library and pick up a copy of Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King. We’ll meet Tue, Feb. 28 to discuss this suspense novel featuring Sherlock Holmes and his wife Mary Russell.
Plan for a fun evening out for our Film Circuit at the Library presentation on Mon, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m. We’ll be screening The Banshees of Inisherin, set on the west coast of Ireland, where the lifelong friendship of two men is in jeopardy. Our little concession will be open for your snacking needs but the popcorn is free!
Chess Club on Sat, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. offers you a chance to practice your skills or begin to learn this game of strategy and wit.
Super Smash Bros. Tournament returns on Sat, Jan. 28 from 1-4 p.m. to test your endurance. Challenge your friends for a fun afternoon in from the cold! Controllers are available or bring your own. All are welcome.
Yarnies! Join us for Crystal’s Crochet Club on Sat, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. Grab your crochet work-in-progress or we’ll help you get started on your very first project.
Time for a career change? Update your resume with help from our experienced volunteer resource person. Call to set up an appointment for a Thursday afternoon between 1-3 p.m.
Let 2023 be the year you get up to date with technology. Learn how to use our digital conversion equipment and software, or receive help with your own device. Call for an appointment with our tech expert, Shaunzy.
For more information or to register for any of the above programs, call the library at 403-742-2292.