A jam-packed January at the Stettler library

Why not join us for Family Literacy Day at the Stettler Mall on Jan. 27th?

We are making gains on winter, one cold snap down and February is on the horizon.

Before the temperature plunges again, come on out to the library and stock up on books and movies to see you through the remaining wintery days.

Our free programs give you a comfortable place to visit with your neighbours and everyone else you haven’t seen since the temperature fell below -10C.

Why not join us for Family Literacy Day at the Stettler Mall on Jan. 27th?

We will be taking part in a celebration of snow between 3:30 and 5:00 p.m. with other great organizations including Stettler Parent Link, Clearview School Division and the Stettler Regional Early Child Development Committee!

Bring the whole family for fun stories, crafts and other activities!

While you are at it, participate in Read for 15+ on Jan. 27th, then report how many minutes you spent reading to the library through our web site (spl.prl.ab.ca), Facebook or by phone.

Help us bring home the coveted genuine imitation cut glass trophy!

Turn up the heat in your kitchen later that night by signing up for Hooked on Heat: from East India with Love! Mairead Lockhat will be teaching us how to make an assortment of mouth-watering dishes. Tickets are $35 and give you a night out, a cooking class and a fantastic meal at the end.

We will meet at the Wm E Hay Secondary campus at 6 p.m. Save your space soon before they are all gone!

Kids ages 6+ can get into cooking as well.

Join us for Kids Cooking: Rice paper Rolls on Saturday, Jan. 25th from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Create a yummy chicken and avocado rice paper wrap. Pre-registration is required.

Later that day come out to our Pokémon swap meet between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., trade cards, have a snack and maybe win a card to boost your inventory. After that, join us for Penguin Races at 1 p.m. (note: there will be no actual penguins in the library and you do not need to bring one of your own).

Something Cool after School on Thursdays will be working on a giant mural to hang in the library on Jan. 23rd at 4 p.m. and on Jan. 30th we will be making rainbow hanging art with water bottles, wax paper and melted crayons. They are sure to look awesome!

For teens and tweens we have the young writers’ group on Friday, Jan. 24th, at 4 p.m.

Meet other young writers to share ideas and build your creative writing muscles. On Friday the 31st, join us for board games! We have a wide assortment to choose from, from Catan to Munchkin to Forbidden Island, and we have new games and classics, too. Bring your friends, and we will bring the snacks!

New this month is our Anime Club, a club centered on all things anime.

We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 6 – 8 p.m.

Teens 14+ are welcome to join but need parental approval as some anime may contain suggestive themes or violence.

Are you interested in improving your conversational English? The library has teamed up with the Stettler Learning Centre to offer Conversation Café.

This café meets on Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.

Meet new people, enjoy some treats, and improve your English skills!

We have so many programs planned it is hard to list them all. If you would like more information on library programs and services, check out our web site at https://spl.prl.ab.ca or follow us on Facebook.

FUN FACT: The library has a certified educator that provides tutoring assistance for free on Mondays between 4:30 and 6 p.m. and Tuesdays between 5 and 8 p.m.

Get help with your tough topics in the library or check out Solaro – an e-resource that provides homework help and practice tests for the Alberta Grades 3-12 curriculum.

Contact the library at 403-742-2292 for more information.

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