Category: MIX 107
Published: Monday, 30 November 2015 10:55
Written by Clayton Brad
For the month of December, the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library (FSPL) is playing host to many holiday themed events. Here are the events for adults and teens…
*Closed from December 24 – 26*
*Open to 2 PM on December 31*
Operations Manager Susan Schultz will be retiring this month. Sue has been with our library for 27 years. Her contributions to this organization have been significant and long-lasting. Everyone is welcome to come into the library to congratulate Sue. There will be a guest book in the library December 14 to 18 for anyone wanting to write their thanks, well wishes, and congratulations. The library will be having a farewell tea and cake on December 18 from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.
Help the library Light up for Literacy. Drop off new books and/or buy a light bulb for $2 from November 16 – December 4. Through your generosity the library will be able to assist the food bank to provide A Book for Every Child to whose family receives a Christmas hamper.
in partnership with the City of Fort Saskatchewan, the library is hosting festive trees throughout December. Everyone is welcome to take a stroll through our "branch of the forest".
Wine and Words: Writers in Residence Wrap-up event on Monday, December 14 from 7 – 9 PM at the University of Alberta Faculty Club (11435 Saskatchewan Drive, Edmonton). It's the closing act of the 2015 and overture to the 2016 Writers in Residence (WIR) program! Join current Writers in Residence, Gail Sidonie Sobat and Elizabeth Withey, as they welcome their new peers to the WIR role. Enjoy spirited readings and music to mark the occasion and highlight the creative results of this essential writing service. Adults and teens welcome.
The Fort Saskatchewan Writers Group usually meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. December's meeting is only on Tuesday, December 8 from 7 – 8:30 PM in the program room. This group is for writers of all stages in their creativity. Contact Stacey at email@example.com or 780-912-2153 for more information.
Ladies' Night at the Library on Monday, December 14 from 7 – 8:30 PM in the fireplace area. Brighten up your holiday decor this year with DIY candle holders. All supplies are provided. Call to register.
The Book Club meets one evening per month (Wednesday, December 16 from 7 – 8 PM) and read a variety of genres – there something for all tastes! All are welcome. December's title is Orphan Train by Cristina Baker Kline. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.
Armchair Travellers is on a hiatus for December. If you would like to be a "guide" in the new year, please contact Stacey.
Adult Colouring Club will not meet in December but festive holiday colouring sheets will be available at the Circulation Desk to help you relax during this busy season. The club will meet again in January.
Robotics club for ages 11 – 17 on Wednesday, December 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM in the teen area. Come and learn how to build and program the EV3D4, a tiny humanoid robot that interacts with you and its surroundings. Call to register.
On Thursday, December 10, join Angela Chase, a registered psychologist, and her hypoallergenic therapy dogs, Sam and Neuman from 6:30 – 8:30 PM (drop-in). The dogs are certified through Chimo Animal Assisted Therapy and are here to provide stress-relief and companionship to post secondary students or anyone experiencing holiday stress.
Teen Book Club for ages 13 – 18 on Monday, December 7 from 7 – 8 PM in the teen area. Come and cozy up with some hot chocolate and friends to discuss a great book. This club meets monthly to talk about their selection. All opinions welcome. Call to register.
International Pen Friends for ages 8 – 17 on Wednesday, December 2 from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the teen area. Enhance your writing skills and make global friendships. The library will set you up with pen pals from around the world.
The group meets monthly. New members are welcome. There is no charge to register but families are responsible for all postage costs. Space is limited; call to register.
Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada are available on December 4 & 11 from 10 AM – 4:30 PM. It is recommended that you contact Gemalil for an appointment at 780-392-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Classes at the Library are on Thursdays December 3, 10, 17 (will resume in January) from 7 – 8:30 PM in the program room. For adults 18+ of any citizenship status and any English level. The cost is $10 (free if not affordable). Registration is not needed.
Contact Dyan at 780-464-8441 or CALLS.email@example.com for more information.