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LIBRARY EVENTS GUIDE

January - June 2020 Serving the Tri-Community Together


CHALLENGE Friday, January 24, 2020 12:15am-11:59pm

Everyone reads and this is your chance to win glory and honour for your community by: 1) Reading anything (texts,emails, social media, and even books!) 2) Report your 15 minutes of reading by one of the following:

Stony Plain Public Library

Spruce Grove Public Library

#Readfor15SPPL

#Readfor15SGPL

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/2020stonyreadfor15 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 Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday

Jan 24

6:30-7:30pm

Stony Plain

Learn about the incredible energy of stones and make a unique bracelet to take home. Free, family event(Ages 4+ with an adult ). Note: This event is limited to a maximum 15 people. Register online at mysppl.ca.

Family Literacy Celebration

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Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturday

Jan 25

TBA

Spruce Grove

Join us in the *new* Sensory Corner for Singing with Sylvia, a performance by children’s entertainer Sylvia Chave (singingwithsylvia.com).


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 2020. Unless specified, all programs are FREE, drop-in, and begin the week of January 12. Library materials and eResources are also FREE with your FREE library card. There’s no better deal in town or city!

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

www.mysppl.ca

www.sgpl.ca

www.pclibraries.ca

Your tri-area libraries are proud of their long-standing partnership that is founded on serving the tri-community together.

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ALL AGE PROGRAMS INNOVATION LAB Day

Date

Time

Location

Mon-Thurs Ongoing 1-8:30pm Spruce Grove Fri & Sat 1-5:30pm Sun & Stats CLOSED Experience the vast array of technology that is available 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 and inclusive space where there is something for everyone. Watch for extended hours on noschool days.

INTRIGUE STATIONS Day

Date

Time

Location

Daily Ongoing Library hours Spruce Grove Visit our Intrigue Stations for innovative and collaborative make-and-take activities such as Jumanji binoculars and Star Wars mini lightsabers. Activities available daily, with new content changed bi-weekly. Visit sgpl.ca/programs/ intrigue-stations for themes and updates.

STUDY SPACE Day

Date

Time

Location

Daily Ongoing Library hours Spruce Grove Looking for a place to study? SGPL has both quiet and collaborative study spaces. Quiet study space available daily at the back of the library and in library meeting rooms upon availability. Collaborative spaces are available outside the Art Gallery and at the front of the library.

CONNECT THE DOTS Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays

Jan 20, Feb 3, 1:30-2:30pm Stony Plain Mar 16, Apr 6, May 11, Jun 15 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. This program takes place at the Stony Plain Care Centre (4800-55th Avenue). Ages 5+ Note: This program is limited to10 participants. Register online.

3 Support your library: canadahelps.org/en/charities/stony-plain-public-library


ALL AGE PROGRAMS MAKE & TAKE ESSENTIAL OILS Day

Date

Time

Location

1st Tuesday of Jan 7-Jun 2 7-8:30pm Stony Plain the month Learn a creative, inexpensive, and fun way to reduce the use of chemicals in your home, yard, and even yourself by switching out some everyday chemical-laden products for natural ones.  Stony Plain Public Library does not endorse any of the products discussed; child-friendly community-led program. $10/participant for each session. Register at the library.

CHESS CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesday Jan 14-Jun 16 5-8pm Stony Plain Playing chess develops focus, analytical 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

Location

Wednesdays

Ongoing

2-3pm

Stony Plain

Tues-Thurs Ongoing 1:30-8:30pm Spruce Grove Fri-Mon Ongoing 1:30-5:30pm Spruce Grove 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 13, Apr 2 6:30-7:30pm Stony Plain Connect with friends and spend family time together playing games.

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ALL AGE PROGRAMS COME BUILD Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays Jan 17-Jun 19 Noon-2pm Stony Plain Build and create with giant blocks, magnets, and other fun building materials.

MOVIE TIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays

Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5

5:30-7:30pm

Stony Plain

Fridays Feb 7, Mar 27. May 15 10:30am & 1:30pm Spruce Grove Enjoy films and family time at the library. Comfy cushions and snacks provided. Movies in Stony Plain are appropriate for all ages; movies in Spruce Grove may have a PG rating.

FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays

Feb 7, Mar 6, Apr 3, 6-8pm Stony Plain May 1, Jun 5 Paint and stain a personalized, take-home woodcraft from The Barn Owl. Note: This program is limited to 12 families. Register online.

COHESIVE FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturday

Jan 25, Mar 28, May 23

10:30am-Noon

Spruce Grove

Saturday

Feb 22 , Apr 25 , Jun 27

10:30am-Noon

Stony Plain

Bring your child and enjoy some adult time discussing valuable topics with hosts from the Cohesive Communities Foundation. Self-care workshops and fun activities for parents and caregivers of children living with disability and/or complex medical needs. FREE respite and sibling care provided on site. Contact Amy Quintal at 780-906-0725 or info@cohesivecommunities.com. for more information. Register for childcare online at cohesivecommunities.com/ programs-and-events.

3D DESIGN WORKSHOP Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays

Feb 7, Mar 27,

12:00-1:00pm Stony Plain

Come learn the basics of TinkerCAD and 3D printing and create your own 3D designs! Ages 10+ FREE! Register online www.mysppl.ca

5 Support your library: Adopt-a-Book at Stony Plain Library


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March 23rd-27th EXTREME EXPLORATION Day

Date

Time

Location

Monday-Friday

Mar 23-Mar 27

10am-3pm

Stony Plain

Stony Plain Library is the place to be! Fun experiences all week! Various stations will be available each day throughout the library to paint, create, experiment, tinker with technology, and enjoy. BONUS: FREE movies, and popcorn provided each day. Free for all ages, families welcome! Parental supervision required for children under 8.

SEW EXCITING Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday-Saturday

Mar 20-Mar 21

8pm-8am

Stony Plain

Our theme: A Taste of Singapore! Who knew physics and sewing combined could be so magical? Find out how! Sewing, movies, friendship first aid kits, a midnight treat from Singapore, and more. Ages 10-12 Register in person, and don’t forget to sign the waiver.

CATCH UP ON YOUR STUDIES Day

Date

Time

24-7

Ongoing

24-7

Location

Stony Plain & Spruce Grove FREE with your library card, you receive access to Solaro: an eResource that provides study help for Mathematics, English Language Arts and Science for grades 3 to 12. It follows the Alberta curriculum and contains thousands of practice questions and core concept sessions to help students of all ages. Just visit the eResource page of your library’s website and search “Solaro”. Support your library: Sponsor the Stacks at Spruce Grove Public Library

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS VIRTUAL STORYTIME Day

Date

Daily

Time

Location

24-7

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 SIGN Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays

Session 1 Mar 2-16 10:30-11:30am Stony Plain Session 2 Apr 20-May 4 Baby sign language is the practice of using symbolic gestures to enhance verbal interactions with your child. Just as your baby learns to wave goodbye or shrug their shoulders, your baby can also learn to use gestures to communicate their needs, express their interests and ask questions long before they can talk. Teaching your baby sign language enables you to communicate more effectively and create language experiences that support early literacy. 0-12 months with caregiver. Registration required – www.eventbrite.ca

BABY TIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays Jan 27-Feb 10 10:30-11:30am Spruce Grove Presented in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future, this program ia an enjoyable and engaging time for you and baby! Sing songs, read books, tell stories and play hand games to enhance parent/child attachment, social skills and healthy child development. Registration required – www.eventbrite.ca.

FRENCH LANGUAGE TICK TOCK TIME Day

Date

Time

Tuesdays

Location

Session 1 Jan 21-Mar 10 10:30-11:30am Stony Plain Session 2 Apr 14-Jun 2 Tick Tock Time helps develop a child’s imagination and early language skills along with strengthening the bond between parent and child. Ages 0-4 with caregiver. Registration required – www.eventbrite.ca

7 Support your library: mysppl.ca/support-sppl/donations


PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS TALES THROUGH TIME & SPACE Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesdays Ongoing 10:30-11am Spruce Grove Travel out of this world and experience time and space with interactive songs and stories for children ages 2-6. While developing school readiness. you will have fun together building the confidence and skills caregivers need to open doors to a lifetime of learning.

FAMILY YOGA - AFTER THE BELL Day

Date

Time

Location

3rd Tuesday

Sep 17, Oct 15, 4-5pm Spruce Grove Nov 19 Presented in partnership with Simply Liv Yoga, this class is for the whole family (ages 4+ recommended). Don’t miss this great opportunity to try something new, unwind and spend some fun family time together after school is done for the day. 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, MOVE Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays

Jan 15-Jun 17 *

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. Ages 2-6 with a caregiver. *No program on March 25.

BABY BABBLE Day

Date

Time

Location

Thursdays Ongoing 10:30-11am Spruce Grove Enjoy songs, finger-plays, and group story time, while you and your baby build bonds and friendships. Then, stay and play with other caregivers and enjoy some social time after the program.

GERMAN-ENGLISH TICK TOCK TIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Thursdays

Session 1 Jan 23-Mar 12 10:30-11:30am Stony Plain Session 2 Apr 16- Jun 4 Tick Tock Time helps develop a child’s imagination and early language skills along with strengthening the bond between parent and child. Ages 0-4 with caregiver. Registration required – www.eventbrite.ca Support your library: sgpl.ca/about/donations

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PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS TICK TOCK TIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays Jan 24-Mar 13 10:30-11:30am Spruce Grove 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. Strengthened through various types of play, children ages 0-4 and their caregivers learn to discover, create, and problem solve in a safe, caring environment. Registration required – www.eventbrite.ca.

STORY SURPRISE Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays* Jan 10-May 29 10-10:30am Spruce Grove Join us for a special visit from the Spruce Grove Public Library for children and their grown-ups to listen and interact with stories. Storytelling is a great way to encourage family literacy and support children make sense of their world in a variety of ways. This program is presented in partnership with Alberta Parenting for the Future. Join us at the Beaverbrook APFA Parent Link Centre (344 Pioneer Road).

TEDDY STORYTIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays Jan 17-Jun 19 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 attending Preschool Storytime are welcome! Ages 2 ½-3

PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN STORYTIME Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays Jan17-Jun 19 11-11:45am Stony Plain This program encourages school readiness through sharing stories, learning action rhymes and creating the occasional theme-based craft to take home. Ages 4-6

Animated talking picture books for kids from your favourite authors!

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!

9 Support your library: canadahelps.org/en/charities/stony-plain-public-library


KIDS PROGRAMS VIRTUAL READING CLUB Day

Date

Time

Daily

Ongoing

24-7

Location

sgpl.ca/programs/virtual -reading-clubs Be part of this reading community in a safe and friendly virtual* setting, specifically created with kids in mind. Visit and connect with your community and the wider world through literacy and learning. *If you do not have a computer /device or WiFi, visit SGPL for free access to Virtual Reading Clubs.

NINTENDO SWITCH GAMING Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesdays Jan 14-Jun 16 3:30-4:30pm Stony Plain Grab a Joy-Con and join in the fun! We’ll play a variety of games including Mario Party, Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and more! Grades 3-7.

Pokémon CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesdays

Ongoing

6:30-7:30pm

Spruce Grove

CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS! Battle, trade cards or make a Pokémon themed masterpiece in a safe and inclusive space. Don’t forget to bring your Kids Pokémon Club Membership Card! When you fill up your card you win a Pokémon themed prize! There will be no program on March 24.

TECH ADVENTURES Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays

Jan 15-Jun 17*

3:30-4:30pm

Stony Plain

Bring your imagination as we play with 3D Printing, robots, coding, and more and settle in for a creation adventure! Grades 3-7 NOTE: This program is limited to 10 particpants. Register online. No program March 25th

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

Date

Time

Location

Fridays Feb 7, Mar 27, May 15 10am-3pm Spruce Grove It’s a no school day. There’s no better way to spend it than at the library! We will be showing two movies* throughout the day with FREE popcorn. The Innovation Lab will be open ALL DAY so come on by to create and explore! *Movies may have a PG rating and may not be suitable for all children. Support your library: canadahelps.org/en/charities/spruce-grove-public-library

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KIDS PROGRAMS FUN WITH FRENCH Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday

Jan 17-May 29

4-5pm

Stony Plain

Crafts, games, activities, and more en Francais. Fun and engaging experiences that will help you enjoy and enhance your learning of French. Grades K-6.

KIDS NIGHT OUT Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday Apr 17, Jun 19 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. Ages 6 - 11 Note: This program is limited to 15 participants. Register online Sponsor

NERF NIGHT Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday

Apr 17, Jun 19

8-9pm

Stony Plain

Come with your friends and dodge around 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

DUNGEONS & DRAGONS CAMPAIGN Day

Date

Time

Location

1st Saturday Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 7, 11am-3pm Stony Plain of the month Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6 Dungeon Master supplied! Just register online to join this fun community hosted event. Ages 9-12. Note: This program is limited to 8 Adventurers.

FRENCH FUN CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturdays

Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 21, 10:30amStony Plain Apr 18, May 16, Jun 20 12:00pm 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.

LIBRARY TOURS Day

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Date

Time

Location

Varies Ongoing Open hours Spruce Grove Is your family or kids’ group interested in learning more about SGPL and what we offer? Book your free tour today: sgpl.ca/services/library-tours.


KIDS PROGRAMS

Discover the Power of Physcial Literacy

KIDS’ YOGA Day

Date

Time

Location

3rd Tuesdays

Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 17, 10:30-11:30pm Spruce Grove Apr 21, May 19 Join us for Kids Yoga, a fun filled way to cultivate self-esteem and body awareness, while teaching them tools including mindfulness and meditation. This class will also help children to recognize anxiety and different feelings by bringing awareness to thoughts, feelings and actions. A great way for your child to unwind after a long school day! Inclusive of all ages and abilities. Bring your own mat/towel (if preferred) and water bottle. This program is presented in partnership with Rochelle Richards

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TEEN PROGRAMS TEEN ADVISORY GROUP (TAG) Day

Date

Time

Location

2nd & 4th Jan 8-May 27 4-5pm Stony Plain Wednesday 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 Thursday of Jan 9-Jun 11 4:45-5:45pm Stony Plain the month 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.

ESCAPE ROOM Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday Mar 13 7-9pm Stony Plain Find clues, solve puzzles, and escape the library! Do you have what it takes to get out before time runs out? Grades 7-12

ARTEMIS SPACESHIP BRIDGE SIMULATOR Day

Date

Time

Location

Fridays

Jan 31, Mar 20, 7-10pm Stony Plain May 15 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. Register online

TEEN VIRTUAL READING CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

Daily Ongoing 24-7 sgpl.ca/programs/virtual -reading-clubs Be part of an online community of readers and book lovers from the comfort of your room. 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? Yes, you even read actual books? Every month we’ll choose alternative reading formats and topics to try. Go outside of your comfort zone, engage with others and expand your critical thinking skills.

13 Support your library: mysppl.ca/support-sppl/donations


TEEN PROGRAMS MAGIC THE GATHERING Day

Date

Time

Location

2nd Friday of the Jan10-Jun 12* 6-10pm Stony Plain month Come try out your decks or learn how to play the game at this community hosted event. Ages 12+. *No event on April 10th

SPRING STAY OVER Day

Date

Time

Location

Friday-Saturday

Apr 3-Apr 4

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

MULTIPLATFORM, MULTIPLAYER VIDEO GAMES & PIZZA PARTY Day

Date

Time

Friday May 29 7-10pm Nothing’s better than video games and pizza! Ages 13-17

Location Stony Plain

TOURNAMENTS MAFIA TOURNAMENT Day

Date

Time

Location

Thursday Feb 6 7-9 pm Stony Plain Act, bluff, and lie your way to victory. Eliminate the mafia before they eliminate the entire town. Themes - Cruise Ship, Untouchables, Blade Runner. For ages 12 and up

MAGIC THE GATHERING DRAFT TOURNAMENT Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturday Feb 15, May 16 1-5 pm Stony Plain Sponsored by Hyperspace Comics and Games, Spruce Grove Feb 15 - Theme: Theros: Beyond Death May 16 - Theme: Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Each player will be awarded at the end of the tournament 3 additional booster packs - (instead of prizes) For players ages 12 and up - $5.00 registation fee. Please register at the Stony Plain Public Library or Spruce Grove Hyperspace to reserve your spot. Support your library: sgpl.ca/about/donations

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A sharing of various gifts, wisdom, stories, and teachings from our local Indigenous community and neighbours Wednesdays: March 4 and April 1 5:30-8PM (Light dinner 5:30PM) Spruce Grove Public Library FREE No registration required The Listening Circle is mostly suited for older children and adults, but all community members are welcome to attend. This tri-regional, community-driven initiative is presented in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS and hosted by the Spruce Grove Public Library.

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Library Cards are free to residents of Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Parkland County!

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ADULT PROGRAMS VIRTUAL READING CLUB Day

Date

Time Location

Daily

Ongoing

24-7

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.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNING CONVERSATION CIRCLE Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays Jan 13-Jun 8 1-2:30pm Stony Plain Meet new people and practice your English speaking skills.

SENIORS STRENGTH Day

Date

Time

Location

Mondays Jan 13-Mar 16 9-10am Stony Plain 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+ Note: This program is limited to 10 participants. Register online.

TRIVIA NIGHT AT MOONSHINERS Day

Date

Time

Location

Last Tuesday Jan 28-Jun 30 7-9pm Stony Plain of the month Join us at the Pub for trivia, fun and prizes. Event takes place at Moonshiners Pub 5202 50 St, Stony Plain

READERS ADVISORY SERVICE Day

Date

Time

Location

Daily Ongoing 1:30pm-Close Spruce Grove Not sure what to read next? Have a research question? Stop by the Info Desk daily from 1:30pm until closing time for recommendations and assistance from a trained library professional. We would love to chat with you! Support your library: canadahelps.org/en/charities/spruce-grove-public-library

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ADULT PROGRAMS CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER Day

Date

Time

Alternate Tuesdays Jan 7-Jun 23

Location

10:00am-12:00pm Stony Plain

Are you a caregiver? Do you drive someone to appointments? Make meals for someone? Do you help someone with household chores? Do you help someone pay bills? If you answered YES to one or more then YOU are a CAREGIVER. Care for the Caregiver Support Group provides a safe place for caregivers to share their experiences with others who understand. Free, drop in.

*NEW* COFFEE AND CRIB Day

Date

Time

Location

Tuesdays

Ongoing

1-3pm

Spruce Grove

Visit the library to play cribbage and enjoy a warm beverage. This welcoming group formerly met at Spruce Grove FCSS and now invite you to join them at their new location. Ages 60+

*NEW* FROM BOOKS TO READING Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday March 11 TBA Spruce Grove Encouraging the love of reading happens at an early age. Did you know that playing with letter sounds often leads to success in reading? Join a Speech Language Pathologist and other parents to learn more about: The difference between learning sounds and letters; the stages for developing sound awareness; practical take home ideas you can use right away! Presented in partnership with Alberta Health Services.

SENIORS YOGA Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays

Session One Jan 15-Mar 18 11am-12pm Stony Plain Session Two Apr 1-Jun 3 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. $100.00/session. Register in person.

SCRAPBOOK CLUB Day

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Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays Jan 8-Jun 10 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.


ADULT PROGRAMS WRITE ON! Day

Date

Time

Location

Wednesdays Ongoing 6:30-8pm Spruce Grove Whether you’re are an avid writer or just want to learn more, experience styles of writing, such as essays, screenplays and graphic novels. Challenge your imagination with creative writing prompts in this safe and inclusive space.

EVENING BOOK CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

1st Wednesday Feb 5-Jun 3 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

Thursdays

Jan 16, May 7

7-8:30pm

Spruce Grove

Join a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant and 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; where to get help for your child if needed. On-site childcare will not be provided. Registration required: 780–342–1320 (AHS). This program is presented in partnership with Alberta Health Services

PHOTO-FAN CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

1st & 3rd Thursday Jan 16-Jun 18 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!

CRAFT CIRCLE Day

Date

Time

Location

Thursdays Jan 2-Jun 25 1-3pm Stony Plain Tea, conversation, and (oh yeah) crafts. Work on projects and meet people!

ONLINE HOW-TO VIDEO GUIDES Day

Date

Time

Location

Daily Ongoing 24-7 Spruce Grove Learn all about the free services that come along with your library card. You’ll discover new ways to use all the online resources we have to offer.

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ADULT PROGRAMS

*NEW* COFFEE WITH A COP TUESDAY APRIL 21 FROM 6:30-7:30PM @SGPL

Enjoy coffee while discussing issues and learning about each other. Everyone is welcome! Presented with the intention of establishing a sense of community and in partnership with Spruce Grove FCSS. PARKLAND POETS - POETRY READING SERIES Day

Date

Time

Location

2nd & 4th Thursdays

Ongoing

7-8:45pm

Stony Plain

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. Community-hosted event. More event info: parklandpoets.wordpress.com; volunteer info: parklandpoets@gmail.com.

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB Day

Date

Time

Location

3rd Friday of Jan 17-Jun 19 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.

ADULT COLOURING & WINE NIGHT Day

Date

Time

Location

Stony Plain Friday Feb 21, Apr 24 7-9:30pm 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.

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ADULT PROGRAMS PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Day

Date

Time

Location

Saturday May 2 10:30am-4:30pm Stony Plain This workshop is 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.

ONLINE RESOURCE HELP Day

Date

Time

Location

Daily Ongoing 1:30pm-close Spruce Grove Curious about downloading eBooks and eAudiobooks on your smart device or e-reader? Visit www.sgpl.ca or visit the information desk in-person for dropin eBook help. eResources Available Online: 24/7 access.

BOOK CLUBS Day

Date

Time

Location

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

Are you new to computers? Would you like to upgrade your computer skills? ACT SOCIAL LAB DIGITAL LITERACY in Parkland County, Stony Plain & Spruce Grove is providing FREE computer literacy training in a variety of locations beginning in January. Visit mysppl.ca or Contact Leanne Knapp tel: (587) 305-0123 cell: (780) 264-1145 info.actcompclasses@gmail.com for locations, dates and times. The Community Compass

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SERVICES

Serving the tri-community together

Support your library: canadahelps.org/en/charities/stony-plain-public-library

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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) Spruce Grove only

3D Printing Faxing

FREE WiFi Board Games and Gaming

Printing

Mobile Printing Spruce Grove only

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

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2020 Winter/Spring Event Guide Spruce Grove and Stony Plain Library  

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