Walsh promotes his new book at Stettler Public Library

We are privileged to have an author with local ties come to the Stettler Public Library on the afternoon of Saturday, Dec. 4. Christopher Walsh wrote for the Stettler Independent early in his career and he is coming to the library to promote his first book, Under the Electric Sky: The Legacy of the Bill Lynch Shows. This is the true story of the carnival in the Martimes run by Bill Lynch and other characters of the show. Copies of Chris’s book will be available for purchase. Check future columns for more information.

Do you need the time and space to get your Christmas cards made so that you can send them in the mail? How about that picture that needs backstitching or the mittens needing to be finished before the big snowfall comes? Come and join us at Small Projects Day on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will provide you with the time and space to complete those small craft projects before Christmas. Call us at 403-742-2292 to reserve a spot.

Alicia will be hosting a seniors’ Christmas Tea on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Stettler Public Library. Come and share a cup of tea and a treat, play some games and enjoy some good conversation. To book your free handibus ride to the library call 403-742-5858. Remember that all handibus rides to and from the Stettler Public Library are free, courtesy of Royal LePage Central.

Craftapalooza is back on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Bring the family and spend the afternoon making Christmas crafts at the library. There will be several stations with different crafts that can be used to decorate the home for Christmas or the crafts would also make great gifts.

Friday, Dec. 10 is Girls’ Night Teen Edition from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Open to young women from ages 12 to 18, this is the night to try something new. There will be eyebrow waxing, yoga, kettlebells, makeup application demonstrations, bra fittings and much more. Some guests will be charging a nominal fee and you must register for the makeup application. Call 403-742-2292 to register.

Brain Candy Book Club will be meeting to “discuss” the book Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Call the library at 403-742-2292 to reserve your copy.

The library’s other book club, Reader’s Circle, will be discussing Wild Swans by Jung Chang on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Copies of the book are now available for pick up at the library.

Have you ever wondered about how much power your fridge is using but you have no way of figuring it out? The Stettler Public Library has a power monitor that you can sign out to find this information. As part of its energy efficiency program “Energy Your Way”, FortisAlberta has donated a power monitor to the library that can be signed out like any other library item. You can set the monitor using your current electricity rate and it calculates the amount that it costs to run that appliance. Check out www.fortisalberta.com for your current electricity rate, practical tips on reducing energy usage as well as a home electricity cost calculator that you can use to calculate the total monthly costs of running your electrical devices.

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