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Stroll through Stettler’s History

Library corner for week of June 2

By Eleanor Bertin

Don’t be fooled by Stettler’s peaceful look – a peak through our town’s history reveals a fascinating and sometimes grisly history.

Find out all about the heart of Alberta’s past with the Historic Ghost Walk this weekend, June 3 and 4, 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the library, ages 10 and up.

If you enjoy working with your hands, a career in trades might be for you. Mark your calendar for Tue, June 7 when the library will host the Powering Trades Job Fair.

This employment program lets you try out five skills – electrical, plumbing, pipe-fitting, welding, and carpentry.

Bring a copy of your resume for an on-site interview; if your resume needs an update before the fair, why not consult our experienced volunteer resource person on Thursdays between 1 and 3 p.m.?

Local award-winning author Eleanor Bertin will visit the Reader’s Circle Tue, June 21, 6:30 p.m. to discuss her recent novel, Flame of Mercy.

There’s still time to pick up a copy and join the discussion of this contemporary inspirational book one reviewer called an “elegantly written story that burrows deep into the heart.”

Kids:

The characters and quotes from books we enjoy with our children and grandkids become lasting memories and part of our family lore. If you’re a family that reads, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is the program for you. Sign up at the library to receive small prizes as you reach milestones along the way to meeting your goal. Download the free 1000 Books Before Kindergarten app to help you keep track.

With the arrival of warmer weather some of our kids’ programs will be taking to the outdoors.

Join us for Brain Train when we’ll be decorating a planter at West Stettler Park; then, visit it during the summer to watch our garden grow. Meet at the library Sat, June 4, 10:30 a.m.

Get ready for some foamy fun with Shaving Cream Shenanigans, Tue, June 7 or Thur, June 9, 4 p.m. Wear your outside clothes – it’s going to get messy! Call us to register, ages 6 and up.

Let’s rock kindness by painting some happy rocks to brighten someone’s day. Tue, June 14, or Thur, June 16, 4 p.m. Ages 6+.

Teens:

Craft your own cute and easy paper pinwheel wreath, Thu, June 2, 6 p.m.

Create some beautiful paper flowers for yourself or to give to someone special. Thu, June 9, 6 p.m.

Adults:

Curious about your family roots?

There’s more information online than you might think. Tap into it by joining Stettler Genealogy Club Thur, June 2, 6:30 to learn tips and tricks for researching your ancestry.

Create a cute clothespin dragonfly for your wall with Crystal’s Crafting over two evenings, Thu, June 2 and 16, 6:30 p.m. This is a two-part activity so call to register for both.

Are you fascinated by writing fantasy or science fiction?

Join our monthly Sci-fi and Fantasy Writers’ Group Tue, June 14, 6 p.m. for inspiration and guidance by a published author.

All Ages:

Play Nintendo Switch online with other avid gamers Monday nights, 8—9:30 p.m.

To participate, sign up to the Nintendo Switch Online service and follow us on Facebook @StettlerPublicLibrary for the latest updates.

Don’t let technology keep you from engaging with your family, community, and the world!

If you want to make the most of your cell phone or other electronic devices, make an appointment at the library with Shaunzy for help on Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm.

Are sentimental videos and slides kicking around your house gathering dust? Come to the library and learn to use our digital conversion equipment and software to digitize old technology. And if your CDs, DVDs, or video games skip, let us clean it for you with our disc cleaning machine for just $2 per disc.

There’s something for everyone at the library so check us out today.

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