True adventures waiting at the library

Library corner for the week of Nov. 17, 2022

If you’re cocooning these wintery days, how about watching something a little out of the ordinary?

Besides all the usual Hollywood fare, the library has a collection of fun and unusual non-fiction DVDs that you won’t find on Netflix.

From a high-stakes teen spelling bee to an inside look at the hardy and happy lives of fur trappers in remote Siberia, you can learn something new every day.

And do join us for a special event featuring the award-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, Mon, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

It’s the amazing true story of Rodriguez, the greatest ‘70s rock icon who never was.

After discovering him in a Detroit bar, two renowned producers signed a recording deal with Rodriguez, but when the album bombed the singer disappeared into obscurity.

A bootleg recording found its way into apartheid South Africa where he eventually became a phenomenon. But what really happened to their hero?

Children:

There’s always Something Cool After School for kids aged 6 and up, from games and crafts, to science activities and cooking on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

On Thu, Nov. 17—We’ll create individual pumpkin pies in a cup. Then on Tue, Nov 22—Ever wonder how clouds are made?Join us to create clouds in a jar!

Finally on Thu, Nov. 24—Let your imagination run wild and make something cool with Perler beads.

Did you know that regularly playing chess can raise your IQ? This game of strategic planning and problem-solving promotes creative thinking, pattern recognition, and memorization skills.

Chess Club meets Sat, Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. for anyone interested in the game. Ages 6+.

Read and Rhyme is a great way to prepare children for literacy.

Parents, bring your little ones aged 0-5 for stories, songs and fun on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Also, download 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a free app that allows you to track your family reading. Come to the library for prizes when you reach your goals.

Teens & ’Tweens:

At Teen Scene on Wed, Nov. 23, join us for board games and snacks. How about making your own stress ball or kaleidoscope on Wed, Nov. 30? Tea and treats will be provided. Ages 10 and up.

Adults:

If you’re someone who loves words, meet with other local writers at Stettler Writers’ Group on Thu, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. to share your written work and receive and provide feedback.

Those experiencing Alzheimer’s or other cognitive decline and a care partner are welcome to join us for Minds in Motion, an afternoon of light physical and mental exercise in a relaxed social setting, running Wednesdays from 1 to 3 until Dec. 7.

Reader’s Circle Book Club invites you to check out a copy of The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson, a witty historical novel set in small-town Britain on the eve of World War 1. Then join us for a lively discussion and snacks on Tue, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Afternoon Friends is for adults who like socializing with art, games and other fun times on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. On Nov. 22, let’s get creative making Pointillism art. Then on Nov. 29—we’ll play games.

All Ages:

Want to test your skill at Super Smash Brothers? Join this fun competition on Sat, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. Everyone welcome!

Would you like to practice speaking English with others in a relaxed setting? Join us Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at Conversation Café for fun activities and snacks. Call the library for details.

Bring your scratched CDs and DVDs to the library for a cleaning, $2/disc. And if your videotapes and photographic slides need updating, we can show you how to convert them to digital with our conversion equipment and software.

With winter weather closing in, why not invest some time in figuring out your iPad, smart phone or computer? Our technology expert is available for appointments on Sat, Nov. 26 from 1-5:30 p.m.

Update your resume for a fresh professional look with help from our experienced employment support volunteer who has more than 30 years’ experience. Call for a Thursday afternoon appointment from 1-3 p.m.

Christmas Wine Survivor is back for 2022. Tickets are $20 each with a $15 bottle of wine. The 5th installment of the Stettler Friends of the Library Society’s popular raffle sees us doing the elimination draws live on Facebook again from December 5 to 10 at 4 pm.

During the draws, you have until 1 pm the following day to purchase your one-time immunity for $20. You can also purchase your immunity ahead of time as well when you purchase your initial ticket. You don’t want to miss out on this wonderful raffle that will support the schedule of children’s programming in 2023. Last year’s survivor walked home with 47 bottles of wine!!!! The last day to purchase tickets is December 3, 2022.

For more information or to register for any of the above activities, call the library at 403-742-2292 or check us out online at spl.prl.ab.ca.

“You know, everybody’s ignorant, just on different subjects.”

– Will Rogers

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