This New Year try something different - the library offers many free programs for all ages!

This New Year try something different – the library offers many free programs for all ages!

Improve your life in 2020 and join us to create a new healthy habit at Meditation Night

This New Year try something different! The library offers many free programs for all ages!

Do you love cooking and are you interested in picking up new skills?

Register for Hooked on Heat: from East India with Love. Taught by Mairead Lockhat, this cooking class is happening at the William E Hay Secondary Campus.

Tickets are $35 and the class is limited to 20 participants. On Monday, Jan. 27th starting at 6 p.m. be prepared to enjoy a night out and a fantastic meal. Sign up early at the library.

Improve your life in 2020 and join us to create a new healthy habit at Meditation Night.

On Tuesday, Jan. 14th at 7 p.m. find out what meditation is all about. Meditation helps reduce stress, relieve anxiety and depression, and improve concentration and general well-being.

Join our Anime Club on Jan. 9th at 6 p.m.

If you love anime, this club is for you. Join other like-minded people to discuss and watch anime, play games, and meet new friends. Open to ages 14+ (with parental permission) and adults. Contact the library for more information.

Take advantage of the library’s volunteer resource person on Thursday afternoons from 1 – 3 p.m. She has a wealth of knowledge about community and government resources and can provide referrals and expert help with anything job-related such as resumes and cover letters.

For kids ages 6+ we have a variety of fun options: on Thursday, Jan. 9th from 4-5:30 p.m. Something Cool after School introduces a book club.

Bring a book you are reading to talk about. We will play storytelling games and make story cubes. On Saturday, Jan. 11th from to 2:30 p.m. Artsy Afternoon: Penguins lets you create your own no-sew penguin.

The following Thursday, Jan. 16th Something Cool after School introduces Mystery Art! We will draw, cut, and reassemble a picture then experiment with watercolours and oil pastels.

Then on Saturday, Jan. 18th join us for Brain Train: Winter Insulators from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and learn how penguins and other animals are protected from the cold.

If you love to write, join the Young Writers’ Group on Friday, Jan. 10th from 4 to 6 p.m.

Doug Gregory will get you motivated and help you develop your ideas for creative writing. Open to teens and tweens ages 11+.

Then join us Friday, Jan. 17th from 4 to 6 p.m. for our Bad Ass Book Club. This is a book club for teens, for those who love to read. Choose your book, based on our January theme of ‘winter’ and discuss why you chose it and what you liked about it.

Those seeking to learn a new craft or get advice on their latest projects can join Crystal’s Crochet Club on Saturday, Jan. 11th at 1:30 p.m.

All levels of ability are welcome. On Saturday, Jan. 11th, Get Real with VR. Curious about virtual reality and how it works? Join us from 1 to 4 p.m. and try it out for yourself!

Become more investment savvy in 2020 with Basic Investing 101. Melissa Chapman will cover the basics of investing, including GICs, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Here is your opportunity to ask questions and learn more! (Thursday Jan. 16th at 6:30 p.m.)

For those wishing to improve their conversational English, Conversation Café offers an opportunity to practice in a small group.

Conversation Café runs Mondays, Jan. 12th to 27 at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesdays, Jan. 15th to 29th at 6 p.m.

The Stettler Learning Centre facilitates this program. Enjoy complimentary treats!

The Library also offers great programs for young children and their families. Throughout January we will sing, read, and have some fun on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with other families in the community. All programs run from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Stettler Learning Centre is our partner in programming on Tuesdays! Everyone gets a chance to play, sing, read, and connect.

FUN FACT: Did you know you could learn a new language using the ‘Pronunciator’ app?

Library members can access this resource free from the library’s web site and learn at home. Contact the library at 403-742-2292 or drop in for help accessing this service (p.s. Library membership is free to Town and County residents).