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LIBRARY EVENTS GUIDE

January - June 2019 Serving the Tri-Community Together


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Use hashtag and report minutes to: Facebook @StonyPlainLibrary Twitter @stonyplainlib Instagram @stonyplainlibrary OR Contact us and report minutes by: Telephone 780-963-5440 Email info@mysppl.ca Webform bit.ly/2019StonyReadFor15 OR Visit us in person, and while you are here, enjoy STEAM activities, sensory bins, book bingo, crafts, and more; from 3-7:30PM, come for snacks (more info: www.mysppl.ca).

Use hashtag and report minutes to: Facebook @SpruceGroveLibrary Twitter @SG_Library Instagram @sg_library OR Contact us and report minutes by: Telephone 780-962-4423, ‘0’ Email library@sgpl.ca Webform bit.ly/ReadFor15Group Webform bit.ly/ReadFor15Person OR Visit us in person, and while you are here, play reading games, enjoy storytime, and participate in fun activities (more info: www.sgpl.ca).

JEWELRY MAKING WITH NATURE’S RHAPSODY At the Stony Plain Public Library

Learn about the incredible energy of stones and make a unique bracelet to take home. Maximum 15 people. Family event Ages 4+ with an adult. Friday, January 25 6:30-7:30pm FREE! Register Online at www.mysppl.ca

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TABLE OF CONTENTS SPECIAL EVENTS

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ALL AGE PROGRAMS

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

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KIDS PROGRAMS

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TEEN PROGRAMS

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ADULT PROGRAMS

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SERVICES

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This guide lists events, programs, and services available at Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Public Libraries from January-June 2019. Unless specified, all programs are FREE, drop-in, and begin the week of January 7. Library materials and eResources are also FREE with your FREE library card. Start your new year with this cost-saving card!

Did you know? Parkland County, Spruce Grove and Stony Plain public libraries work together to provide library materials and programming at Paul First Nations School & Daycare from September to June. This tri-library initiative ensures that everyone has equal access to our libraries.

On Average, tri-area library cardholders Your tri-area libraries are proud of their long-standing partnership save that is founded on serving$11,380 the tri-community together. per year!

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ALL AGE PROGRAMS INNOVATION LAB Day

Date

Time

Location

Monday CLOSED Spruce Grove Tues-Thurs 1-8:30pm Wed & Thurs* 7:30-8:30pm (*Adults Only) Fri & Sat 1-5:30pm Sunday CLOSED The newly re-designed Rotary Club of Spruce Grove Innovation Lab is more user-friendly and inclusive than ever before! Providing a vast array of multiage technology to all community members, we invite you to explore on your own or team up with a buddy to experiment and create inside this safe space!

INTRIGUE STATIONS Day

Date

Time

Location

Daily Library hours Spruce Grove Participate in make-and-take activities at your own pace while exploring these interactive displays that focus on innovation and collaboration. Activities are available daily with new content added every week!

SHH! QUIET TIMES Day

Date

Time

Location

Sunday Noon-6pm Spruce Grove Monday Noon-6pm Thursday Noon-9pm Looking for that perfect spot to get away from it all? Visit us on Monday and Thursday afternoons and evenings! Library staff will ensure there is a calm environment during our quiet times so you can enjoy a good book, complete homework, or just enjoy a coffee in our complimentary library cafĂŠ.

CONNECT THE DOTS Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays

Jan 28, Feb 25 , 2-3pm Stony Plain Mar 11, Apr 15, & May 27 Use art and literacy to create a work of art while you meet and connect with residents at the Stony Plain Care Centre. Books and materials are provided and, unless otherwise indicated, this program takes place at the Stony Plain Care Centre (4800-55th Avenue). Ages 5+ Note: This program is limited to10 participants. Register online.

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ALL AGE PROGRAMS Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Public Libraries are partnering with Entwistle Public Library, Alberta Parenting for the Future, Parkland School Division, and Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Family & Community Support Services to bring you SUPER TUESDAYS: fun and diverse info sessions. Visit “Community Compass” online for all activities. BUILDER’S CHALLENGE Day

Date

Time

Tuesday Jan 8 6-7:30pm Young and experienced engineers alike will find themselves put to the test with this builder’s challenge. What will you create?

TECHNOLOGY SPEED DATING Day

Date

Time

Tuesday Feb 12 6-7:30pm Open your hearts and your minds to all the technology the library has to offer! Try our robots, learn the basics of coding, create a circuit, and discover which tech finds a place in your heart.

CODING FOR NEWBIES Day

Date

Time

Tuesday Mar 12 6-7:30pm Ever wondered how you get started with coding? Come and learn the basics at the library! Note: limited to 10 participants at SPPL; SGPL is drop in.

“SCRATCH” THE SURFACE OF STORYTELLING Day

Date

Time

Tuesday Apr 9 6-7:30pm Learn how to use the free programming language Scratch to create interactive stories. You can animate characters, change backgrounds, and incorporate cause and effect. Note: limited to 10 participants at SPPL; SGPL is drop in.

GET SNAPPY WITH CIRCUITS Day

Date

Time

Tuesday May 14 6-7:30pm Experiment with the library’s circuitry materials and learn what all the buzz is about. Build an AM radio, a burglar alarm and more. Bring your family, friends, and ideas!

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ALL AGE PROGRAMS MAKE & TAKE ESSENTIAL OILS Day

Date

Time

Location

1st Tuesday of Jan 8 7-8:30pm Stony Plain the month Feb 5-Jun 4 Have you ever wanted to find ways to reduce the use of chemicals in your home, yard, and even yourself?  Learn this creative, inexpensive, and fun way to switch out some of the everyday chemical-laden products for natural ones.  Stony Plain Public Library does not endorse any of the products discussed. $10/family each session; child-friendly community-led program. Register at the library.

CHESS CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesdays Jan 15-Jun 18 6-8pm Stony Plain Playing chess develops focus, analytic skills, and abstract thinking. Want to learn how to play chess? Already love playing chess but need new opponents? Discover...or re-discover...this great game at this community-hosted event.

DROP-IN DEVICE HELP Day

Date

Time

LLocation

Wednesdays 2-3pm Stony Plain Do you have tech questions? We have the answers! Drop by the library for casual help with your laptop, smartphone, e-reader or tablet.

FAMILY GAMES NIGHT Day

Date

Time

Location

Thursday

Feb 14

6-7:30pm

Stony Plain

Wednesday Apr 17 6-7:30pm Stony Plain Connect with friends and spend family time together playing games.

COME BUILD Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays Jan 18-Jun 14 Noon-2pm Stony Plain Build and create with giant blocks, magnets, and other fun building materials. No program on March 29th.

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ALL AGE PROGRAMS MOVIE TIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday

Mar 1

5:30-7:30pm Stony Plain

Friday May 3 5:30-7:30pm Stony Plain Enjoy family time at the library. Comfy pillows and snacks provided.

FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday

Mar 1

6-8pm

Stony Plain

Friday May 3 6-8pm Stony Plain Paint and stain a personalized, take-home woodcraft from The Barn Owl. Register online.

COHESIVE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Day

Date

Time

Location

4th Saturday Jan 26-Jun 22 10:30am-Noon Stony Plain of the month Bring your child and enjoy some adult time discussing valuable topics with hosts from the Cohesive Communities Foundation; respite workers provided. For families with children living with disability. Register online.

NATURAL WORLD

This summer, the TD Summer Reading Club invites you to unplug and take a moment to explore the stories and science of nature through adventure and play—to marvel at a growing seed, be awed by extreme weather, and wonder about our connection to each other and the earth that sustains us. Together, we’ll trek through the wilderness, real or imagined, and let our playful curiosity give rise to questions about the world around us, leading to surprising discoveries. Whether exploring in our own backyards or the world beyond, we’re sure to be amazed by the natural world and the role it plays in our imaginations and our daily lives.

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS VIRTUAL STORYTIME Day

Date

Time

Daily

Jan 10-May 30

24-7

Location

www.sgpl.ca/programs/ virtual-storytime Tune in online* anytime for storytelling fun no matter where you are or what the weather is doing! Access barrier-free, literacy-based programs for younger children and their grownups from the comfort of home or wherever life is taking you. New videos are released bi-weekly on Thursdays. *If you do not have a computer/device or WiFi, visit SGPL for free access to Virtual Storytimes.

BABY TIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays

Session 1 Jan 21-Feb 11 10:30-11:30am Stony Plain Session 2 Apr 1-Apr 29 Sing songs and play hand games while you learn simple one-word signs to help your baby communicate their needs and wants before they can speak. 0-12 months with caregiver. No program on April 22nd. To register call APFA 780-963-0549.

BABY SIGN Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays

Feb 25-Mar 11 10:30-11:30am Spruce Grove May 13-Jun 3 10:30-11:30am Presented in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future, this program shows how teaching your baby (0-12 months) sign language creates language experiences that support early literacy. While you sing songs and play games, you will learn one-word signs to help your baby communicate their needs and wants before they can speak. Call APFA to register: 780-963-0549.

BOOKS FOR BABIES WITH ABORIGINAL PARENT LINK Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays Feb 25-Mar 18 10:30-11:30am Stony Plain Get comfortable connecting with your baby through books, songs and play. Drop in program for ages 0-5 and Caregivers.

FRENCH -ENGLISH TICK TOCK TIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesdays

Session 1 Jan 22-Mar 12 10:30-11:30am Stony Plain Session 2 Apr 9-May 28 Tick Tock Time helps develop a child’s imagination and early language skills along with strengthening the bond between parent and child. 0-4 years with caregiver. To register call APFA 780-963-0549

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS TALES OF DISCOVERY Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesdays Jan 8-May 28 10:30-11am Spruce Grove Travel around the globe with interactive songs and stories for ages 2-6 that develop school readiness. “Let it go” and sing along; it’s never too early to instill a love of learning in your children. Have fun together and build the confidence and skills caregivers need to open the door to a lifetime of learning.

PRESCHOOL YOGA Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays

Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 10:15-11:15am

Spruce Grove

Presented in partnership with Simply Liv Yoga, this program encourages your little ones (ages 4+) to explore the movement and breath of yoga in a fun and creative way. Through games, imagination, and lots of yoga poses, release some of that boundless energy and capture some calm and focus. Bring your own mat/towel (if preferred) and water bottle; mats will be available for program use. Registration required: 780-962-4423, ‘0’; space is limited.

LISTEN, PLAY, EXPLORE Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays Jan 16-Jun 12 1:30-2:15pm Stony Plain Come for stories, songs, crafts and exploration centres you can do with your child. Siblings are welcome to join in the fun. 2-6 years with a caregiver. No program on March 27th.

GERMAN-ENGLISH TICK TOCK TIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Thursdays

Session 1 Jan 24-Mar 14 10:30-11:30am Stony Plain Session 2 Apr 11-May 30 Tick Tock Time helps develop a child’s imagination and early language skills along with strengthening the bond between parent and child. 0-4 years with caregiver. To register call APFA 780-963-0549

TICK TOCK TIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays

Jan 25-Mar 15* 10:30-11:30am Spruce Grove Apr 12-May 31 10:30-11:30am *no class Feb. 8 Presented in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future, this program initiates the parent-child bond that is integral to the growth of a child’s language and literacy skills, and it is strengthened through various types of play as children ages 0-4 and their caregivers learn to discover, create, and problem solve in a safe, caring environment. Call APFA to register: 780-963-0549.

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS STORY SURPRISE Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays Jan 18-May 24 10-10:30am Spruce Grove Presented in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future, SGPL shares stories with children and their grown-ups at the Beaverbrook APFA Parent Link Centre (344, Pioneer Road) every other Friday. Storytelling is a great way to encourage family literacy and help children ages 0-5 make sense of the world.

TEDDY STORYTIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays Jan 18-Jun 14 10:15-10:45am Stony Plain Join in songs, stories and crafts as your children learn to interact with each other. Younger siblings and siblings enrolled in Preschool Storytime are welcome! For ages 2 ½-3 years

PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN STORYTIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays Jan 18-Jun 14 11-11:45am Stony Plain This program encourages school readiness through sharing of stories, learning action rhymes and creating the occasional theme- based craft to take home. For ages 4-6 years

FAMILY YOGA Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturdays

Jan 5, Feb 2, 10:15-11:15am Spruce Grove Mar 2, Apr 6 Presented in partnership with Simply Liv Yoga, this yoga class is for the whole family (4+ recommended) to enjoy. Try something new, get active and spend some fun family time together on a Saturday morning. Bring your own mat/ towel (if preferred) and water bottle; mats will be available for program use. Registration required: 780-962-4423, ‘0’; space is limited.

FAMILY LITERACY CELEBRATION Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturday Jan 26 10:30-11:15am Spruce Grove In anticipation of Family Literacy Day, join us in the Cozy Corner for a special performance by children’s entertainer Sylvia Chave “Singing with Sylvia”! Although developed for ages 0-6, all ages are welcome to participate in the songs and fun. Check out Sylvia online: www.singingwithsylvia.com.

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KIDS PROGRAMS VIRTUAL READING CLUB Day

Date

Time

Daily

Jan 7-May 31

24-7

Location

sgpl.ca/programs/virtual -reading-clubs Be part of an online* reading community anytime in a safe child-friendly virtual setting, that has been specifically created with kids in mind, and connect with the wider world through literacy and learning. New themes are added every month. *If you do not have a computer/device or WiFi, visit SGPL for free access to Virtual Reading Clubs.

Pokémon CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

EVERY Tuesday Jan 8-May 28 6:30-7:30pm Spruce Grove Battle, trade cards or make a Pokémon themed masterpiece in a safe and inclusive space. Are you a Pokémon Go fan? We’re a PokéStop! This mobile-app is a great social tool to encourage players to get outside and get active, as well as meet peers in the wider community.

FRENCH LANGUAGE HELP FOR KIDS Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesdays

Jan 22-May 21

4-5pm

Stony Plain

Are you a parent who doesn’t speak French, but would love some support for your child who is in French immersion? Help is at the Library! Teen volunteers will be at the library each week for group activities and reading help en francais. Grades 2-4 Parents are welcome. Maximum 8 participants. Register online.

WRITING CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays Jan 9-May 29 4-4:45pm Spruce Grove Calling all authors and poets, reporters and screen writers, graphic novelists and storytellers ages 8-12 years! Join us every Wednesday to discover the wonders of creative writing. This safe program is designed to develop and support tweens’ imaginative writing process in a fun and social environment. Visit your library’s website and click eResources for FREE access. Parkland County: pclibraries.ca Spruce Grove: sgpl.ca Stony Plain: mysppl.ca All you need is a library card!

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KIDS PROGRAMS READING BUDDIES Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays Jan 18- Apr 26 3-3:30pm Stony Plain Read to the residents of the Westview Health Centre and share your love of literature with a senior friend. Program takes place at Westview Health Long Term Care Residence (4405 South Park Drive). 5 - 14 years (8 participants max) Register online.

NO-TO-SCHOOL, YES-TO-FUN DAYS Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays

Feb 7,* Mar 1, Mar 29, Apr 12, Apr 19, May 17

10am-3pm

Spruce Grove

*Thursday; library will be closed the Friday

School’s out and SGPL is THE place to come for fun! We will be showing stimulating movies* with FREE popcorn and the Innovation Lab will have extended open hours to allow you to explore, discover and tinker to your heart’s content. *Movies may have a PG rating and may not be suitable for all children.

KIDS NIGHT OUT Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday

Apr 5

6:30-8:00pm

Stony Plain

Friday

Jun 7

6:30-8:00pm

Stony Plain

Handmade Memories will be here to help your kids create a clay project that will be fired and returned for you to paint at home. Register online 6 - 11 years Sponsored by Note: This program is limited to 15 participants.

NERF NIGHT Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday

Apr 5

8-9pm

Stony Plain

Friday

Jun 7

8-9pm

Stony Plain

Come with your friends and dodge bookshelves in the ultimate Nerf experience! Bring your own protective goggles, nerf blasters, and darts. Grades 3 - 7 Note: This program is limited to 15 participants. Register online

FRENCH FUN CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

4th Saturday Jan 26-May 25 2-3:30pm Stony Plain of the month Have fun improving skills with games, stories, crafts and more “en Francais.” Grades K-6 Note: This program is limited to 15 students. Register online.

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KIDS PROGRAMS LIBRARY SPOTLIGHT: CLIMATE CHANGE Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday

Mar 5

6-8pm

Spruce Grove

Come on your own or bring along your friends and family to learn about climate change and how you can reduce your impact on the environment from our friends at the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS). Canada’s voice for wilderness, CPAWS has helped to create over two-thirds of Canada’s protected areas. Recommended ages: families with kids 8-12 years old.

S P R I N G

B R E A K

MUSICAL MONDAY Day

Date

Time

Location

Monday Mar 25 10am-4pm Stony Plain Ages 8-12 Bring lunch, snacks, and outdoor gear. Prepare to put on a ‘Senior Shuffle’ at the Westview Health Centre, a fun and great opportunity to connect with the senior residents there. We will walk together to the Centre after lunch to arrive at around 1:15-3:15pm. Come up with a playlist of music for the dance party!

TERRIFIC TREAT TUESDAY Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday Mar 26 10am-4pm Stony Plain Ages 8-12 Bring lunch, snacks, and outdoor gear. We will make homemade birthday cards and gifts for the senior residents in preparation for a ‘Seniors Birthday Surprise’. We will walk to the Westview Health Center where we will bake a cake with the residents, play games and have a party.

FABULOUS “TECHIE” FRIDAY Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday Mar 29 3 to chose from Stony Plain Ages 8-12 3-one hour sessions 1-2pm, 2:15-3:15pm or 3:30-4:30pm put on by Microsoft Harry Potter coding with Kano. Register at the library.

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TEEN PROGRAMS TEEN TUESDAYS Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesdays Jan 15-May 21 6:30-7:30pm Spruce Grove Every other week, enjoy a night that is all about you and what you want to do in an inclusive community setting for young adults. Expand your social network and develop real-world interactions. Your friends are more than just a cluster of pixels--bring them along and hang out face-to-face.

LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays Feb 6 - Mar 27 7-8:30pm Stony Plain When high school is over you’ll finally be FREE to do whatever you want! Free to do your own laundry! Free to cook your own meals! Free to pay bills! Waitwhat?!? Come take this crash course in being a grown-up. We’ll cover all sorts of things you need to know to be a functional, mature adult or at least look like one from the outside. Different topics every week. The last 2 weeks focus on getting you ready for university/college. Register online mysppl.ca

TEEN ADVISORY GROUP (TAG) Day

Date

Time

Location

2nd & 4th Wednesdays

Jan 9-May 22

4-5pm

Stony Plain

Join our Teen Advisory Group to help plan sleepovers, gaming tournaments, movie nights, and more for the library. Of course we ALWAYS have snacks! Ages 12-17

RANDOM FANDOM Day

Date

Time

Location

2nd Thursdays Jan 10-Jun 13 4:45-5:45pm Stony Plain What’s your fandom? Each month we explore different fandoms through board games, video games and other activities. Join us for your chance to suggest fandoms to explore! Grades 7-12.

MULTIPLATFORM, MULTIPLAYER VIDEO GAMES & PIZZA PARTY Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday Feb 15 8-11pm Stony Plain Play games and eating pizza, there is nothing better. Ages 13-17

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TEEN PROGRAMS MAGIC THE GATHERING Day

Date

Time

Location

2nd Fridays Jan 11-Jun 14 6-10pm Come try out your decks or learn how to play the game. Community hosted event Ages 12+

Stony Plain

SPRING STAY OVER Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday-Saturday Apr 12-Apr 13 8pm-8am Stony Plain Horror Movies, crafts, D&D , blanket forts! It’s a fun all-night hang out! Ya gotta have a signed parental permission form but just pick one up at the library. For ages13-17 years Note: This program is limited to 16 participants Register in person

ARTEMIS SPACESHIP BRIDGE SIMULATOR Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday Apr 26 7-10pm Stony Plain Have you ever wanted to be on the bridge of a spaceship? Do you want to channel your inner Picard, Kirk, Adama, Keyes, or Tarkin? Join us for an epic night of saving the galaxy from the Kralien threat. Grades 7-12.

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CAMPAIGN Day

Date

Time

Location

1st Saturdays Jan 5- Jun 1 11am-3pm Stony Plain Dungeon Master supplied! Just register and join in the fun. Community hosted event Note: This program is limited to 8 Adventurers Register online.

TEEN VIRTUAL READING CLUB Day

Date

Time

Daily

Jan 7-May 31

24-7

Location

sgpl.ca/programs/virtual -reading-clubs This teen-based group is so much more than a traditional (‘boring’) book club: there’ll be vlogs, podcasts and goofy videos galore. Not convinced you even read actual books? Every month we’ll also be picking alternative reading formats and topics to try. All from the comforts of home and your room!

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We invite you to participate in this sharing of various gifts, wisdom, stories, and teachings from our local Indigenous community and neighbours. Wednesdays February 6 March 6 April 3 5:30-8pm Hosted by SGPL Email library@sgpl.ca to arrange for transportation

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ADULT PROGRAMS VIRTUAL READING CLUB Day

Date

Time

Daily

Jan 7-May 31

24-7

Location

sgpl.ca/programs/virtual -reading-clubs Connect online* with other readers and discuss diverse literary topics and titles. Each month, we will suggest various titles available in print AND online through our eResources so you can have easy access to materials. Perfect if you are busy, housebound, or can’t get to the library in-person. Registration required: sgpl.ca/services/virtual-reading-clubs. *If you do not have a computer/device or WiFi, visit SGPL for free access to the Virtual Reading Clubs.

HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL! Day

Date

Time

Location

Monday

Feb 4 - Mar 11

6:30-8:30pm

Stony Plain

In this 5-week class you will learn how to write an engaging novel that will

keep readers turning the pages. Learn about three-dimensional characters, plot and subplot, narrative, foreshadowing, and pacing. Included in this course is a critique of the first two chapters of your book by International bestselling author Kat Flannery. $100.00/person for 5 classes of instruction and the last session will include a 30 minute individual critique. Register at the library.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CONVERSATION CIRCLE Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays Jan 7-Jun 10 1-2:30pm Stony Plain Meet new people and practice your English speaking skills. Childcare is provided for people who register. Register online.

EVENING ESL Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays Jan 7-Jun 17 6:45-7:45pm Stony Plain If you can’t make an afternoon session of ESL or even if you just want more practice, register for this evening session with hands-on activities and worksheets to improve your English speaking skills.

TECH HELP Day Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun Tue, Wed, Thur

Date

Time

Location

1-5pm 1-8:30pm

Spruce Grove

Have you ever been curious about downloading e-books from the library? Do you love audiobooks but hate fumbling with multiple CD’s? Let us help you learn about all the resources the library has to offer on any device. Drop in or email for more info about how we can help: reference@library.ca.

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ADULT PROGRAMS COMPASS Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesdays Apr 30-Jun 18 10:30am-12:30pm Stony Plain COMPASS gives caregivers the tools to better manage the unique demands and challenges they experience. Topics include stress and burnout, dealing with difficult emotions like guilt and grief, putting yourself first and navigating the system. You can attend all or pick a few! COMPASS provides a safe place for caregivers to share their experiences with others who understand. This program is a partnership with Stony Plain and Spruce Grove FCSS. Register by calling 780-962-7618.

TRIVIA NIGHT AT MOONSHINERS Day

Date

Time

Location

Last Tuesday of the month Jan 29-Jun 25 7-9pm Stony Plain Join us at the Moonshiners Pub in Stony Plain for Trivia, Fun and Prizes. Event takes place at Moonshiners Pub 5202 50 St, Stony Plain

SENIORS STRENGTH Day

Date

Time

Tuesdays

Session One Jan15-Feb 12 Session Two Feb 19-Mar 19

Location

1:45-2:30pm and Stony Plain 2:45-3:30pm each session Gentle fitness for seniors. Join us to laugh and chat your way through a fun fitness class that encourages nutrition, strength, and laughter. No equipment required. Taught by Laura McGillis, certified fitness instructor. Ages 55+ (10 participants max). Register online.

SENIORS YOGA Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays

Session One Jan 16-Mar 20 11am-12pm Stony Plain Session Two Apr 3-Jun 5 Yoga classes specifically for adults and seniors (50+ years), adapted to your skill level. Ideal no matter what your level of fitness or experience with yoga. Session 1-$100.00; Session 2-$100.00. Register in person.

SCRAPBOOK CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays Jan 9- Jun 12 3:15-6pm Stony Plain Gather up your gear and connect with people who share your passion for capturing beautiful memories as cards, scrapbooks, online photobooks and more. A community-hosted event.

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ADULT PROGRAMS WEDNESDAY NIGHT WRITERS Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays Jan 9-May 29 6:30-8pm Spruce Grove Whether you’re are an avid writer or just want to learn more, this collaborative and supportive adult writing club is for you! Your creative juices will definitely start to flow with engaging prompts that can keep you writing throughout the week. Ages 18+.

EVENING BOOK CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

1st Wednesday Except for Jan 9 7-8pm Stony Plain of the month Love to read and talk about books? Join us for lively discussions on all types of fiction and non-fiction. Book list is on the website. Ages 18+. Register online.

ENCOURAGING CLEAR SPEECH WORKSHOP Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday

Feb 13 7-9pm Spruce Grove May 1 7-9pm Register for this adult-only parenting and caregiver workshop presented in partnership with Alberta Health Services. Facilitated by a Speech Language Pathologist-Assistant, you will engage with other parents to learn more about: how speech sounds are made in the mouth; the ages that different sounds are learned; simple ideas to help your child learn new sounds; and where to get more help for your child if needed. On-site childcare will not be provided. Registration required: 780–342–1320 (Alberta Health Services)

CRAFT CIRCLE Day

Date

Time

Location

Thursdays Jan 3-Jun 27 1-3pm Stony Plain Coffee, conversation, and (oh yeah) crafts. Work on projects and meet people!

PHOTO-FAN CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

1st & 3rd Thursday Jan 17-Jun 6 7-9pm Stony Plain of the month Shutterbugs unite! Join our club to share photography tips, watch slideshows, and go on field trips. Ages 15+ and all skill levels are welcome!

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ADULT PROGRAMS PARKLAND POETS - POETRY READING SERIES Day

Date

Time

Location

2nd & 4th Thursday of Jan 24-Jun 27 7-8:45pm Stony Plain the month All ages welcome in this safe and welcoming space for sharing any and all topics and forms from cowboy poetry to Shakespearean sonnets. Absolute beginners to published professionals welcome. Bring your poem, if you have one, or just attend as an audience member. Sign up as a featured reader or for a spot at the open mic. More event info: parklandpoets.wordpress.com; volunteer info: parklandpoets@gmail.com. Community-hosted event.

ADULT COLOURING & WINE NIGHT Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday

Jan 25

7-9pm

Stony Plain

Stony Plain Friday Mar 8 7-9pm Send dad and the kids to the Family Connection Centre for Movie Night and join us here. We supply snacks, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and colouring materials. You just relax! FREE; wine by donation. Register online.

GET PUBLISHING! WORKSHOP Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturday Apr 13 1-4pm Stony Plain An in depth course on what publishers look for in an author, and book. Learn how to write a query letter, how to stay out of the slush pile, reading publishers guidelines and what they mean. Provided by International bestselling author Kat Flannery. $60/person. Register at the library.

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ADULT PROGRAMS AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

3rd Friday of Jan 18-Jun 21 1:30-2:30pm Stony Plain the month Love to read and talk about books? Join us for lively discussions on all types of fiction and non-fiction. Reading lists are on the website.

SECULAR ETHICS ROUNDTABLE Day

Date

Time

Location

2nd Friday of the month Jan 11-Jun 14 6:30-8pm Stony Plain Join like-minded individuals to discuss how we can be ethical human beings outside the framework of organized religion. All respectful opinions welcome.

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturday

Feb 9 10:30am-4:30pm Stony Plain Mar 16 These workshops are designed to help you understand and comprehend the world of digital photography. The goal is to provide you with the confidence required to set you off on your own photographic journey... all while making it fun! 15+ years. $60.00/participant. Register at the library.

BOOK CLUBS Day

Date

Time

Location

Varies Varies Varies Spruce Grove Enquire how to join on of our community-led book clubs: reference@sgpl.ca.

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SERVICES

Visit your library’s website and search “Little Free Library” to find the locations nearest to you.

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SERVICES

Conversation Places

(Enjoy a cup of coffee while you visit with other patrons or chat online with those farther away)

Scanning Room Rentals and Gathering Spaces

Innovation Lab

(Virtual Reality, Driving Simulator, Robotics, Coding, and More)

3D Printing Faxing

Spruce Grove FREE WiFi Board Games and Gaming

Printing

Mobile Printing Spruce Grove

Public Computers

1-to1 Tech Help

BELONG

GATHER

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SPRUCE GROVE Spruce Grove Public Library

35 Fifth Avenue Spruce Grove, T7X 2C5 (780) 962-4423 Monday 10:00am-6:00pm Tuesday-Thursday 10:00am-9:00pm Friday 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday 12:00pm-6:00pm Statutory holidays CLOSED

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STONY PLAIN Stony Plain Public Library #112 4613 52 Avenue Stony Plain, T7Z 1E7 (780) 963-5440 Monday-Friday Saturday Sundays Statutory holidays

10:00am-8:00pm 10:00am-5:00pm CLOSED CLOSED

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Stony Plain Public Library Event Guide 2019  

January - June Events for Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Libraries

Stony Plain Public Library Event Guide 2019  

January - June Events for Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Libraries

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