Books are great alternative to frigid winter

Join Stettler Writers Club for peer support and advice

Have you stocked up on your library books? You need something to do while you are hunkered down under mounds of blankets, drinking tea or other fortifying beverages. However, if you are going stir crazy being all cooped up, check out what the Stettler Public Library has for you to do.

Do you want to write the Great Canadian Novel? Or are you currently working on the Great Canadian Novel and you would like to get an honest critique? Come and join the Writers’ Club on Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 pm. Join a community of supportive writers who you can share your work with. Everyone is welcome!

Do you have your tickets yet? You had better hurry because the event is coming up fast. The event that I’m talking about is The Beer Library: Chapter 1 on Friday, February 22 at 6:30 pm. The team from Siding 14 Brewing in Ponoka will be visiting and telling us about their journey into microbrewing. Then they will be leading us in a tasting of a few of their best brews. Tickets can be purchased at the Library for $10 each, with the money from each ticket used to bring you this wonderful event. Remember, because it’s beer all attendees must be 18 years or older.

This is the perfect weather for trying a new craft that, eventually, can cover you in extreme warmth and softness! Don’t know what I’m talking about. Well, I am talking about crocheting, that wonderful craft that allows you to make blankets, mittens, toques, scarves. Really, whatever keeps you warm. Crystal’s Crochet Club is back on Saturday, February 23 at 1:30 pm. Bring the project that you are currently working on and join us. If you have never crocheted before you are welcome as well. The Library has yarn and crochet hooks to help get you started.

The next installment of the Library’s book club Reader’s Circle will be on Tuesday February 26 at 6:30 pm. This month’s selection is Kim Thuy’s book Vi. After the hugeness of the last book, this month’s selection is just 129 pages long so it’s a short read for a short month. Vi explores the lives, loves and struggles of Vietnamese refugees as they reinvent themselves in new lands. Copies are available at the Library so come and grab a copy and join us.

For those of you who missed the Robert Raymond Cook discussion with Judge McNaughton and Councillor Fischer or who would just like a bit of history, the Stettler Public Library is selling DVD copies of the event. Copies are $10 each and you can call the Library at 403-742-2292 to place your order.

If you would like to see our other programs, check out our website at For more information on library services stop by for a tour anytime or call us at 403-742-2292. We post information about upcoming events and other interesting bits on Facebook, be sure to follow us there for the latest news!

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