Library Corner: Long reads for May long

Library Corner for May 16, 2024
Library corner

To rain or not to rain…that is the question this May long weekend.

Campers tell us that it always rains (or snows) on the Victoria Day holiday. Farmers and gardeners tell us that it never rains enough that weekend. Whether you’re on the land camping or planting this weekend, rain doesn’t have to stop you from flights of imagination.

Be sure to stock up on listening or reading material from our extensive audio/print book collection.

Are you interested in getting more involved in your community? Stettler Friends of the Library has new opportunities for volunteers who want to further the impact of the library and its programs. Find out what the Society does at the upcoming Friends annual general meeting on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m., in the fireside seating area of the library.

These friendly, fun folks will be sure to find a function for you.

Children: When school is out, the library is in!

Join us for a showing of Wish, where the king of Rosas hoards the wishes of his people on Friday, May 17 at 1 p.m.

We will follow the movie with a Lego challenge and movie-themed craft. Ages 6 and up.

Something Cool After School is for kids six and up each Tuesday and Thursday at 4 p.m.

Join the fun on Thursday, May 16 as we challenge you to build the biggest and best marshmallow structure you can dream up. On Tuesday May 21, come make a rainbow sun catcher for your window. Then on Thursday, May 23, you can experiment with exploding bags (you’ll have to join us to find out what that’s about).

At Read and Rhyme on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 10:30 a.m., parents and little ones (0-5 yrs) sing songs, read stories, and enjoy other activities that form a foundation for a lifelong love of literature.

We offer small prizes for each reading milestone you reach through the program 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Ask the staff for details.

Let your child shine academically with the help of our tutors available on Mondays from 4-5:30 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-7:30 p.m. to help. Call for an appointment.

Teens and ’Tweens: Time to get ready for summer with a macramé bag you can make for picnics, the beach, or road trips.

Let’s craft these together on Wednesday, May 22 at 4:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up.

Join Jasper, our dungeon master, for exciting adventures (and of course, snacks) via Dungeons & Dragons on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Ages 13 +.

Adults: Crystal’s Crafters will be creating something beautiful out of something ordinary on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30 p.m. Call to register for this fun event making a bamboo straw wall decoration.

Relax in the privacy of your own home with Yoga Nidra on Zoom on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. Cameras will be off so if you doze no one will know. Call us for the link.

Afternoon Friends will be creating flowers that need no watering on Tuesday, May 21 from 1-3 p.m. Join us if you enjoy crafting and socializing with other adults in a relaxed setting.

Gentle Yoga for Seniors promises improved flexibility, balance, and strength. Join Alicia on Tuesday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. for a bit of light exercise with others. Handibus trips are free for this program, so be sure to call 403-742-5858 to request your ride.

Sharpen your writing skills with other local writers at the Writers’ Club on Thursday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m. when we’ll share our work and receive and offer feedback. All levels of writing are welcome.

If you missed the last Come for a Byte workshop where we’re learning how to stay safe online, don’t despair! We’re bringing back this popular lunchtime program on Tuesday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-register and enjoy a free lunch while getting your tech questions answered. Ages 50+.

Readers’ Choice for this month is Forgiveness: A Gift from my Grandparents by Mark Sakamoto, the true account of a Second World War POW in a Japanese prison and an interned Japanese-Canadian woman whose grandchildren meet and marry.

We meet Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. to share our impressions of the book.

For those affected by someone in their life who drinks to excess, Al-Anon meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. providing support and coping strategies.

Is someone in your life experiencing memory loss? The Alzheimer Society has developed a program to help improve cognitive function. Minds in Motion meets on Thursdays at 1 p.m. for brain-stimulating games and simple exercises in a low-stress social setting. All are welcome.

All Ages: The bug for building with Lego never gets old. Come create with others who love Lego like you do on Saturday, May 18 at 3 p.m.

Join the fun on Mondays from 8-9:30 p.m. for a night of gaming at home with Stettler and Rocky Mountain House libraries.

To join the group chat, call the library for the link.

For professional help in polishing your resume for an upcoming job hunt, be sure to book an appointment with our resource person who has 30+ years of experience in employment support. She is available from 1-3 p.m. on Thursdays.

“I had plenty of pimples as a kid. One day, I fell asleep in the library. When I woke up, a blind man was reading my face.” ~Rodney Dangerfield

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