There are lots of great things happening at the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library each month. Here are the events for adults in November…

*closed on November 11 for Remembrance Day*

*open to 8 PM on November 27 for "Lights Up!"*

Help from the library Light up for Literacy from November 16 to December 4. Drop off new books and/or by a light bulb for $2. Through your generosity, FSPL will assist the Food Bank in providing a book for every child whose family who receives a Christmas Hamper.

National Child Day on Friday, November 20 in the children's area (time TBA). FSPL welcomes citizens together to celebrate children of all ages and how special they are in our community. Mayor Katchur will be on-site to sign the proclamation at 4 PM. There is going to be activities, entertainment, and prizes. Visit the library's website for full details or contact the Early Years Coalition at fortsaskearlyyears@gmail.com

Writers In Residence Get a Life: Creating Characters on Tuesday, November 3 from 7 to 8:30 PM in the program room. For people interested in or working on character building and voice. Get some tips on how to build a rich character – major or secondary, villain or protagonist. Presented by Gail Sidonie Sobat metrowir.com

The Fort Saskatchewan Writers' Group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (November 10 & 24) from 7 – 8:30 PM in the program room. Writers in all stages of their creativity can come and join fellow writers in a relaxed environment and let the words flow. Contact Stacey at swenger@fspl.ca or 780-912-2153 for more information.

Ladies' Night at the Library on Monday, November 16 from 7 – 8:30 PM in the fireplace area. Unleash your inner crafter and make personalized gift tags. Come and add a little extra magic to your gift giving, no matter what your crafting level of experience is. All supplies are provided. Call 780-998-4275 to register.

Armchair Travellers on Tuesday, November 17 from 7 – 8:30 PM in the fireplace area. Everything you wanted to know about hiking the Grand Canyon but were afraid to ask! Hear details about planning a trip more than a mile down the Grand Canyon to Phantom Ranch. Anyone who is interested (including non-hikers) will enjoy the information and the photos.

The Book Club meets on Wednesday, November 18 from 7 – 8 PM the fireplace area. November's title is Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk.

Adult Colouring Club on Thursday, November 26 from 7 – 8 PM in the fireplace area. Colouring intricate patterns and scenes helps reduce stress and re-focus the mind. Plus… It's fun! Come try it out for yourself – all supplies are provided and registration is not required.

Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada are available most Fridays from 10 AM – 4:30 PM. It is recommended that you call Gemalil (Settlement Practitioner) at 780-392-2935 to make your appointment.

English Classes run every Thursday in the program room (November 5, 12, 19, 26) from 7 to 8:30 PM. For adults (18+) of any citizenship status and English level. The cost is $10 (free if not affordable). Registration is not needed. Contact Dyan at 780-464-8441 or CALLS.coordinator@strathcona.ca for more information.

Visit the library to book your one-on-one computer training session with Moira. $5 refundable deposit is required upon booking. Deposit is non-refundable within 48 hours of session.

 

Need help getting started with your new e-reader can help or tablet? Book your free one-on-one training session with Stacey. Bring your reading device or get a hands-on introductory session trying out one of the library's e-readers. (The library e-readers are for training purposes only and are not lent out).