LIBRARY CORNER: Give old books a new life

Do you have good, used books collecting dust in a forgotten corner?

Load them up and take them to our semi-annual Spring Book Sale on April 12 and 13.

In addition to offering someone else the opportunity to enjoy them, you let your bookshelves breathe.

In the coming weeks we will be accepting books and films in good condition (no textbooks please).

All proceeds go to library programming.

Children:

Join us for Something Cool After School when we create Unpoppable Bubbles on Thursday, March 7 at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, March 12 at 4:00 PM you will make your own unique tissue paper clovers. Ages 6+.

At Read and Rhyme, little ones (0-5 years) hear songs and stories and enjoy laying the foundation for a lifelong love of language and literature.

Bring your kids on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday at 10:30 am for fun and fellowship.

One-on-one attention can make a big difference in your child’s academic performance.

We offer free tutoring on Mondays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Call for an appointment.

Teens and ‘Tweens:

March can be a boring month, right?

Add some color with our hydro-dip craft when we transform ordinary mugs into something special, on Wednesday, March 13 at 4:30 p.m. From 10 years.

Dungeons & Dragons Night is guaranteed to be a fun time with Jasper and friends.

We’ll be focusing on strategizing, storytelling, and snacking on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. From 13 years and older.

Adults:

For adults who enjoy socializing through games, crafts and movies, join Afternoon Friends on March 12 at 1:00 PM where we will make tissue paper shamrocks in advance of St. Patrick’s Day.

Create something unique for your Easter table by making decoupage eggs at Crystal’s Crafting Club on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Register in advance.

We have copies of Yellowface by RF Kuang available for you to read ahead of the Reader’s Circle discussion evening on Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Don’t miss this unique novel that grapples with issues surrounding cultural appropriation and cancel culture.

For anyone who is noticing their memory declining, we are offering Minds in Motion, a community-based program that includes physical and mental stimulation for people with cognitive decline and their care partners, on Thursdays at 1 p.m.

Are you concerned about the amount of alcohol someone around you drinks? You may not be able to change them, but Al-Anon is here to help you develop coping strategies. We will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 PM for support and encouragement. All are welcome.

All ages:

Stories the whole family will enjoy await you at Tales at 11am on Saturdays at 11am. After this, you can join in the fun in the interactive FX Game Zone.

Have you always wanted to try out Virtual Reality? Join us every second Saturday of the month at 1:00 PM for an experience that will take you to a place outside normal life!

Do you need a small, obscure plastic widget? Contact our technology expert Shaunzy to see if it can be manufactured with our 3D printer. It might be just what you need.

Did you know that the library lends out family fitness passes for the recreation center downstairs? Borrow one this week and get free access to fun and healthy adventures in the pool and fitness room.

Monday nights are game nights. Meet online gamers from the central Alberta region at 8:00 PM as we play a variety of games. Most weeks you’ll need access to the Nintendo Online service. Chat with other gamers on Discord. Be sure to call the library for the link.

“The love of learning, the secluded corners,

And all the sweet serenity of books.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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