Submitted by C. Friars
We were all very surprised last week when it was announced that libraries could reopen at 15 per cent capacity. This means that you are able to come upstairs to browse the stacks, pick up your holds, use the computers, pick up take-home kits, or talk to library staff in person.
We are now back to regular library hours: Monday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. We cannot wait to see your smiling eyes!
You still have a few more days to pick up your bingo cards to play along with our Blackout Bingo! Listen to Real Country 93.3 on Mondays around 2 pm to hear the latest numbers. If you get a blackout bingo, you have until Wednesday at 8 p.m. to call it in. If you are 18 and older, call the Library at 403-742-2292 to pick up your bingo card (one sheet of three cards per person).
Don’t worry if you miss the numbers on the radio because we will also post them on our Facebook page too. You have only until this Saturday (March 13th) at 6 p.m. to pick up your bingo cards.
We will call numbers until someone gets a blackout! Maybe you will win a gift basket worth $250! For full rules, check out our webpage (spl.prl.ab.ca).
Did you know that the library can supervise your exams?
If you are looking for an invigilator, the Stettler Public Library is able to help you out with that. Call the Library at 403-742-2292 to book your exam time. Our exam room is also open to be booked for anyone that is looking for somewhere to do online courses and certifications for employment such as WHMIS. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
If you are looking for help to find the job of your dreams, we have the perfect person to help you with that goal.
With over 30 years of experience working with the government and specializing in employment supports, our volunteer can offer you advice on your resume or cover letter and help point you in the right direction to snagging that dream job. Why not take advantage of her expertise? Call the Library at 403-742-2292 to book an appointment to meet via telephone, online or in-person. If you are interested in refreshing your resume, you may want to check out Cypress Resume, the latest addition to our elibrary (https://spl.prl.ab.ca/elibrary). Just fill in the blanks and produce a basic resume, cover letter and reference list.
Was one of your goals for 2021 to read more books?
We have lots of books and two great book clubs at the Stettler Public Library. We are running a Business Book Club with the Central Alberta Business Centre here in Stettler. There is still time to pick up a copy of Leadership: the Multiplier Effect by Andy Cope and join in on the discussion with the Business Book Club on Monday, March 15th at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.
Contact the Library at 403-742-2292 to register for the Zoom link. If fiction is more your thing, why not join Reader’s Circle? We will be discussing the Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly on Tuesday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m. Call the library or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom link so you can join us!
Teen Scene is back on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. Join us via Zoom on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) for a thrilling Family Feud battle!
Call the Library or email email@example.com for the Zoom link! If you like to create things, we have a great craft for you, that is useful too. Put March 24th on your calendar for your chance to create a taco wrap to cover and secure your earbuds. Call 403-742-2292 to reserve your kit today!
Have you checked out our friendly gaming war with Rocky Mountain House?
Join Shaunzy on Mondays at 8 p.m. as we challenge Rocky Mountain House in a gaming battle. Check out our Facebook page (@StettlerPublicLibrary) for more info on how to join because each week a different game is played. All ages welcome!
Do you have a collection of home movies that you would like to digitize?
What about old family photos that you would like to share with distant relatives and other family? Shaunzy is available on Saturdays by appointment to show you how to use the equipment to preserve and share your memories. Call 403-742-2292 to book an appointment for one-on-one assistance.
Classics with Crystal and Her Cats is continuing the Jane Austen classic Emma on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Facebook Live. Will Bing get tired of the story and stop the live feed because she wants all of Crystal’s attention or will Merida and Gabby get into a screaming cat fight in the background?
Will you ever get a chance to meet Debbie and Kovu? It’s live on Facebook so anything can happen in a houseful of cats!
We are taking a bit of a break from our children’s programming.
It might be that we are all a little weary from the screen time. The good news is that spring is almost here and that means outdoor programs are coming soon. Follow us on Facebook, or keep checking this column to get the latest news on library programs.
Call the Library (403-742-2292) if you have any questions about how the Library operates during the age of COVID-19. We are always happy to answer your questions and we love to hear from you. Also, remember that memberships at the library are free to residents of Town and County of Stettler. We would love to sign you up so that you can take advantage of our resources!