Library Corner: Rainy days, Mondays — Come on down

Library Corner for May 23, 2024
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Library Corner

Recent rains have greened up the countryside and who can resist answering the call of the outdoors?

But if cool weather thwarts your plans, you can still find plenty to hold your interest at the library. Borrow a book, movie, or audiobook from our extensive collection or take home a popular board game from our large selection.

Better still, gather your friends under Jasper’s jovial leadership at Teen Games Night on Wednesday, May 29 at 5:30 p.m. Mix Jackbox, Mario Cart, and other games, blend in snacks and drinks, fold in your friends aged 13+, and you have the recipe for a great time. We’re making this a monthly event so pass the word.

Medical crises can happen indoors or out so be prepared with LifeSaver Duo: Navigating Emergencies with Confidence on Friday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m.

Paramedic Nolan Rockwell will teach you how to help someone in a cardiac emergency or accidental opioid poisoning. Call the library to sign up for this free (though not certificate) program. Ages 16 and up.

In case you were wondering, the beautiful Book Quilt made by the Stettler Stitchers and raffled as a fundraiser by the Friends of the Library was won by Jeanette Cyr of Red Deer. We now have another Book Quilt, also donated by the Stitchers, on permanent display and brightening up the library fireside area.

Children:

We have fun exploding all around us on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4 p.m. when we gather for Something Cool After School. We’ll be having a dynamite time on Thursday, May 23 when we experiment with exploding bags. Then on Tuesday, May 28, we’ll create a no-sew T-shirt scarf. Finally, on Thursday, May 30, we’ll be messing around with robots so be sure to join us. Ages 6+.

Read and Rhyme is a way to make special memories with your little ones (0-5 yrs) each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday morning at 10:30. If you join our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, we’ll reward you with a small prize each time you reach a reading milestone.

One-on-one tutoring could help you in this final stretch before the end of the school year. Available for students K-Grade 12. Call for an appointment with our tutors who are available Mondays 4-6 p.m., and Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-8 p.m.

Teens and ’Tweens:

Count down the days until the end of school with a treat-filled “advent” calendar that you’ll make yourself on Wednesday, May 29 at 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Ages 10 and up.

Come play Dungeons & Dragons with Jasper and the gang on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. We laugh, tell stories, laugh, eat snacks, and did we mention…laugh? Ages 13 +.

Adults:

If you’re an adult who enjoys socializing over a fun game of Bingo, that’s the plan for Afternoon Friends on Tuesday, May 28 at 1 p.m. Join us to see who wins the prize!

Learn to navigate your phone, tablet, or other electronic device in the company of others who want to stay safe online with our free Come for a Byte session on Tuesday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided, but be sure to pre-register.

Meet up with the literary-minded at Readers’ Circle Book Club on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. when we’ll discuss Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents by Mark Sakamoto. While you’re here, grab a copy of next month’s selection, The Dressmakers of Auschwitz by L.J. Adlington.

You’re never too old for crayons! Join Crystal’s Craft Club on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. as we create a colourful sun catcher using crayons, wax paper, and heat. Be sure to pre-register.

Do you worry about how much someone drinks? Al-Anon can help. Meetings for encouragement and support happen on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Newcomers are welcome.

Calling all crocheters! Meet with others who love yarn crafts, including knitters and needleworkers, for an afternoon of therapeutic creating on Saturday, May 25 at 1 p.m. Bring your work-in-progress, or if you’re a newbie, we’ll teach you a new skill.

Minds in Motion is a program designed by the Alzheimer Society to promote mental acuity through light exercise and cognitive games. Join us for this enjoyable social time on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Caregivers are welcome, too.

All Ages:

Bring the whole family for Tales at 11, our story time on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Then stock up on your favourite reads for the week to come.

Monday Night Gaming with gamers from Stettler and Rocky Mountain House public libraries happens in your home, each week from 8-9:30 p.m. You’ll want to be signed up to the Nintendo Switch Online service and join the group chat by calling the library for the link.

“That is one good thing about this world…there are always to be more springs.” ~L.M. Montgomery

For more information or to register for any of the above programs, call the library at 403-742-2292.