Busy times at the local library as spring approaches

Let’s celebrate Leap Year by watching the movie Leap Year on Feb. 29th at 1 p.m.

Submitted by Crystal Friars

I cannot believe that the end of February is already here.

Wasn’t New Year’s Day just a couple of days ago? Time is flying by so quickly that it seems to be a bit of a blur. If you need somewhere to go and relax while trying something new, come to the Stettler Public Library. We always have something going on.

We are inviting all teens and tweens to an afternoon of games of all kinds on Friday, Feb. 28th at 4 to 6 p.m. Please bring your friends and enjoy board games, video games, etc. We know that you will be hungry so we are providing snacks. A woman (Amy Adams) who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper (Matthew Goode), however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. Come and enjoy our Leap Day matinee because popcorn will be served!

Thursday, March 5th is chalk-full of programs at the Stettler Public Library. We start with Something Cool after School at 4 p.m. where we will be Looking Forward to Spring with crafts and stories. Join us for some spring-themed crafts and remind yourself that warm weather is on the way!

Are you looking for an opportunity to practice or improve on your French language skills? Why not join us for La Connexion on Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 p.m. We will have some great conversations and perhaps a café au lait!

Do you like history and hearing stories about your ancestors? Have you thought about trying genealogy but do not know where to start? Have you worked on your family’s tree but seem to be stuck on a branch? Come and join the Stettler Genealogy Club on Thursday, March 5th at 6:30 p.m. Learn from other genealogists and then try out the Library’s Ancestry.com subscription, courtesy of Parkland Regional Library.

Maybe you want to get more comfortable speaking in front of a crowd. Does your new career require public speaking? Why not join Toastmasters on Thursday March 5th at 7 p.m. in the SRC Board Room. Learn from other members and improve your public speaking skills. Guests are always welcome. Contact the library for more information.

Love to write? Interested in sharing ideas and learning more about creative writing? Kids ages 10 and up are invited to join the Young Writers’ Group on Friday, March 6th from 4 to 6 p.m. Doug Gregory will share some tips and tricks and help you develop your creative writing skills.

Saturday, March 7th sees a couple of different skill set that you can utilize during our programs. First at 1 p.m. is our bi-weekly Smash Bros. Tournament. All skills levels welcome. Come duke it out at the Library using your favourite character!

Maybe you are more interested in engineering and basketball. If that is the case then Brain Train at 1 p.m. is for you. Come design, build and test your tower made out of newspapers and tape. Will it support a basketball?

If you are looking for something more meditative, enjoyed with a perfect cup of tea, try Crystal’s Crochet Club at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th! Learn how to turn a ball of yarn into something fabulous using a hook. Everyone is welcome, from beginner to expert!

Read and Rhyme runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Join Alix at the library and meet other parents and caregivers with young children from newborns to age five. This program helps you prepare your children to read and learn, ensure they are ready for school when the time comes.

We have more programs going on all month, to see all of our upcoming programs follow us on Facebook or check out our website at spl.prl.ab.ca.

FUN FACT: Did you know the Library has an extensive collection of graphic novels for all ages? Come and check out the adventures of your favourite superhero or learn more about famous people or events in the pages of graphic novels or comics. Your membership gives you access to the RB Digital app where you can find a digital graphic novel collection that you can access from your device. Call the Library at 403-742-2292 for more details.

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