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FSPL's events for May: youth

Here are the youth programs & activities at FSPL for the month of May. All programs are free; call 780-998-4275 to register.
 
*Closed on May 23*
 
Peek-a-boo Play (12 months and under) on Mondays, May 2 – 16 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Program Room. Nursery rhymes, bounces, and tickles. Space is limited; call to register.
 
Time For Tots (1 – 2 years) on Tuesdays May 3 – 17 from 11:00 – 11:30 a.m. OR Thursdays May 5 – 19 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. in the Program Room. Stories, colouring, and playtime. Space is limited; call to register.
 
Alphabet Soup (3 – 5) on Tuesdays May 3 – 17 from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. OR Thursdays May 5 – 19 from 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. OR 2:00 – 2:45 p.m. in the Program Room. Stories, crafts and letter recognition (letters review).
 
Duplo Family Drop-In (for families with young children) on Sundays May 1 – 29 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. In the Program Room. Building families, friendships and fun in your library!
 
Lego After School (6 – 12) on Mondays May 2 – 30 *except May 23*from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Program Room. Socialize, build creations and friendships! Drop-in
 
International Pen Friends (8 – 17) on Wednesday, May 4 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Teen Area. Enhance your writing skills and make global friendships. The group meets monthly. New members are welcome. Space
is limited; call to register.
 
Junior Robotics Club (5 – 10) on Wednesday, May 4 in the Children's Area from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. OR Saturday, May 28 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Show off your bowling skills, and teach Dot and Dash some tricks!
 
Junior Games Night (5 – 12) on Monday, May 9 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Come to the library and play board games.*Kids under 8 require a parent*. Drop-in
 
Minecraft Club (8+) on Tuesdays May 10 and 31 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Computer Stations. Show off your Minecraft skills or learn new tips and tricks. All levels of experience welcome. Call to reserve your computer.
 
Movie Matinee on Friday, May 13 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Program Room. Drop in and watch toys come to life in Toy story. Craft and snack to follow.
 
Junior Lego (5 – 12) on Monday, May 16 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Program Room *kids under 8 require a parent*. Build creations with Lego. Space is limited; call to register.
 
Junior Book Club (8 – 12 and parents) on Monday, May 30 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Program Room. Join to discuss The Mystery of the Frozen Brains by Marty Chan. New members are welcome.
 
Information about all the programs can be found at their website.

 

FSPL's events for May: adults and teens

 

The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library is always happy to lend you books out of the goodness of their hearts. They also plan various events for each month to entertain patrons.

FSPL extends a thank-you to DOW for a grant that made their Adaptive Technology Station for the visually and physically challenged possible. This computer has a motorized elevating table, document camera, and large print keyboard. It also comes equipped with ZoomText screen magnifying software, and Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech-to-text software.

These are the events for the month of May.

*Closed on May 23*

Sewing orientation* on Sunday, May 1 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. OR 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 2 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. OR 7:45 – 8:45 p.m. in the Makerspace. Learn all about their new sewing machine.

*Safety and instructional orientation required prior to sewing project. Individual orientations available after these dates by appointment only.*

Board meeting on Monday, May 2 at 6:00 PM in the Program Room (open to the public)

Wildflowers of Banff Park on Monday, May 2 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Fireplace Area. Get a taste of summer with a multimedia presentation about wildflowers. Presented by Ian Wilson and Jacinthe Lavoie, authors of Wildflowers of Banff Park. After the presentation, they will welcome questions about wildflowers and photography, and will have autographed books available for purchase.

Armchair travellers on Tuesday, May 3 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Program Room. This month will have the pleasure of hearing tales and seeing pictures from Peru with the travel guide, Louise. Drop-in

If you would like to be a "travel guide" at the next event, please call 780-912-2153

On Wednesday, May 4, you will be making a gardening apron in the Makerspace for Mother's Day. Eight spots available. Supplies provided. Call 780-998-4275 to register

Let's Talk Credit also on May 4 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Fireplace Area. Credit can be confusing and this can lead to decisions that may impact your overall credit profile. Information is key to making decisions that positively affect your credit and overall financial situation. Join Manraj, from the Credit Counselling Society, in a one hour interactive workshop.

Fort Saskatchewan Writers' Group on Tuesdays May 10 and 24* from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Program Room. Drop in and join fellow writers in a relaxed environment and let the words flow.

*The session on May 24 will be replaced by a special writers' panel hosted by WiR Marty Chan with guests, Janice MacDonald, Karen Bass, and Wayne Arthurson. (More to come)*

The Book Club on Wednesday, May 11 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Fireplace Area. Snacks, coffee, and good conversation; all are welcome. May's title is The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. Drop-in.

Adult Colouring Club on Wednesday, May 18 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Fireplace Area. Colouring intricate patterns and scenes helps to reduce stress and re-focus the mind.

Ladies Night at the Library on Monday, May 30 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Fireplace Area. Come out and make your very own outdoor tic-tac-toe game. This easy craft will get you in the spirit for some relaxing fun. All supplies provided. Call to register

Now, here are the events for teens

Teen Book Club (ages 13 – 18) on Monday, May 9 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Teen Area. This month you will be reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Call to register

Teen Takeover (ages 11 – 17) on Friday, May 6 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. You decide what you want to do! Play games, watch movies, make art. Drop-in.

Robotics Club (ages 11 – 17) on Wednesday, May 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Makerspace. Build and program with Lego Mindstorms EV3! Call to register

Information about all the programs (adults and teens) can be found at their website.

 

School Report from James Mowat on April 28

Your latest school report comes to you from Samantha, a student at James Mowat Elementary School in Fort Saskatchewan.

This school report originally aired around 8:10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28. The school calendar and your local scholars brought to you weekdays around 8:10am by the Sawmill Prime Rib and Steakhouse.

If you're interested in becoming a school reporter and would like to update us on what's happening at your local school, let us know by emailing [email protected] .

 

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