Events

Spring Market Vendor Registration Opens – Monday, March 18 (10:00am) – The Strathmore Municipal Library is currently seeking vendors for our Spring Market on Saturday, May 11 (10:00am-4:00pm).  For full details go to www.strathmorelibrary.ca/librarymarket

Salt Dough Painting – Friday, March 29 (1:00pm-2:30pm) – The library welcomes back staff members from Chinook Financial for another exciting FREE program!  Get creative with salt dough painting!  No registration is required.  All ages welcome; however, children under the age of 6 years must have a parent/guardian to assist.  Paint shirts may be available, but dress to be messy.  First come, first served.  While supplies last.

Cannabis: Legalization, Harms, and Benefits – Wednesday, April 3 –This session will start by briefly reviewing the history of cannabis use.  The session will discuss the reasons cannabis was legalized and the prevalence of its use.  The benefits and harms of cannabis will then be reviewed and guidelines for youth will be presented. This session presents an overview of Cannabis and would best meet the needs of families and/or professionals with little to no knowledge of, or experience, with this topic.  This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of AHS,  Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education, and RVS, MHCB Stepping Stones to Mental Health.  This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Program Room of the library.   No registration is required.  

Edible Book Day – Saturday, April 6 (12:00pm-4:00pm) –  Do you love books?  And food?  And prizes?  If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions, you'll want to participate in our fifth annual Edible Book Day Contest!  We are challenging you to create the coolest edible book creation and join us for this fun, tasty competition!  Entries will be accepted from 5pm on April 5 to 12:00pm on April 6.  Public viewing and voting will take place from 12:00pm-1:30pm on April 6.  Prizes will be awarded at 2:00pm.  For prizes, categories, and full details go to strathmorelibrary.ca/ediblebooks

Opioids & Youth: What Adults Should know – Wednesday, April 10 (10:30am-12:30pm) –  This presentation will discuss the signs and symptoms of youth opioid abuse.  Participants will learn how to recognize and respond to the symptoms of an opioid overdose, including how to access and what to use a Naloxone kit.  A universal screener for opioid abuse and other resources will also be examined.  This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of AHS and Community Health Promotion Services-AHS.  This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Program Room of the library.   No registration is required.  

Raising Financially Fit Kids – Wednesday, April 10 (6:30pm-8:00pm) - Parents, join us at this informative presentation and learn some easy to implement techniques to teach your kids about savings, giving, and spending.  Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator.  FREE to attend.  No Registration Required.  

Optimal Parenting in the First 2000 Days of Life – Wednesday, April 18 (1100am-12:30pm)  - In this presentation, Dr. Madigan will provide an overview of the various areas of child development (e.g., physical health, social competence).  Evidence shows that some children are not performing as well as others in these areas.  Dr. Madigan will discuss how engaging in sensitive and responsive forms of parenting can help children develop optimally.  We will review video examples to illustrate when parenting behaviour and communication could be strengthened to optimize child development.  To learn more about Dr. Madigan and her work, go to www.strathmorelibrary.ca/optimalparenting.  This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of AHS in partnership with The Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI).  This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Program Room of the library.   No registration is required. 

Makerspace – Thursday, April 25 (12:00pm-4:00pm) –  Do you love to build stuff?  Join us for this self-guided Makerspace program!  Participants are welcome to drop in and work their way around 4 stations building all sorts of cool items!  This program is FREE to attend, and NO registration is required.  All ages are welcome, and children aged 8 or younger must be supervised by a parent or a responsible older sibling.  

Friday Fun Film – Friday, April 26 (1:00pm-3:00pm) –  Thanks to the success of the Community Silent Auction, the library is bringing back our Friday Fun Films!  This month we will be showing Ralph Breaks the Internet. Rated G.  At the end of the film we will draw for one lucky participant to take the movie home with them!  Participants will be treated to popcorn and drinks! This program is free to attend and no registration is required.

Nutrition & Mental Health: An overview of what the science says – Monday, May 6 (10:00am-11:30am) - The key to understanding the importance of nutrition for our mental health is having some basic knowledge about what exactly it is that nutrients do in our brains.  This workshop will provide an overview of nutrition in brain health, as well as a summary of some of the clinical studies showing how dietary education and supplementation are being used to improve mental health.  The talk will end with practical ideas for fostering better eating habits, even in our pickiest eaters such as those on the autism spectrum.  This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of AHS in partnership with The University of Calgary.  This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Program Room of the library.   No registration is required.  

Get Your Game On – Friday, May 17 (11:00am-5:00pm) – Calling all gamers!  Looking for something fun to do with the kids on their day off?  Come get your game on at the library with a variety of cool board games (including GIANT Snakes & Ladders, Checkers, Connect 4, and Jenga)!  This program is free to attend.  Children under the age of 8 years must be accompanied by an adult or responsible older sibling.  Drop in any time between 11am-5pm to participate. 

25 Things Kids with ADHD Wished Their Parents & Teachers Knew about ADHD – Wednesday, May 22 (11:00am-12:30pm) – Most parents of kids and adolescents who have ADHD try very hard to be compassionate and understanding of the nature of ADHD and its various effects on behaviour, mood, academic performance, and so on. What we can all forget, sometimes, is that somewhere in there is a kid who understands ADHD better than anyone else. This presentation is based on hundreds of conversations with kids with ADHD and their response to the basic – but critically important – question “What do you wish others knew about you and your ADHD?”  Using their own words is a great place to engage in truly understanding the condition and developing more effective ways to work with kids, adolescents, and young adults who have ADHD while also framing the symptoms in a much more positive manner, so the focus is on strengths as opposed to focusing on the negative effects of ADHD. Strategies developed in collaboration with kids with ADHD will also be discussed.  This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP)  of AHS.  This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Program Room of the library. No registration is required.  

Unschooling 101 – Wednesday, May 22 (6:30pm-8:00pm) –Explore how children can learn everything they need to know for post-secondary entrance without curriculum classes, or school!  Find out the theory and practice behind this exciting new educational alternative.  Presented by child development specialist Judy Arnall, author of Unschooling to University.  www.strathmorelibrary.ca
Plant & Seed Exchange – Saturday, May 25 (10:00am-1:00pm) – Strathmore Municipal Library (85 Lakeside Blvd.) - Don't want to spend extra money on new flowers, fruits, veggies, and herbs?  Then stop by the library for our annual plant and seed exchange!  All indoor and outdoor plants/seeds are welcome.  This program is free to attend and no registration is required. Just drop on by and enjoy chatting with other plant enthusiasts! 
 

Summer Slide: What is it and what can you do to prevent it? – Wednesday, May 29 (11:00am-12:30pm) – Throughout the summer, many children lose as much as 2 months of reading skills.  Known as the summer slide, this learning loss can leave children, especially those furthest from opportunity, up to 3 years behind their peers by the end of grade 5.  In this session, learn how to keep children engaged over the summer to ensure they don't lose any ground in their learning and experience the joy of reading. This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of AHS in partnership with Calgary Reads. This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Program Room of the library.   No registration is required.  

Paint Pouring Class Fundraiser – Friday, May 31 (7:00pm-9:00pm) –  -  $45.00 each. All supplies included!  Unleash your creativity with Acrylic Paint Pouring!  Join Carmen as she teaches you how to create a special bloom poured picture!   To reserve your spot, please register in person at the Strathmore Municipal Library.  Open to participants 16 years and up.  Limit of 25 participants.  All proceeds will go to help continue programs and services for the library. Please register by 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019  

Getting Crafty with My Grandparent – Monday, June 3 (4:00pm-5:00pm) –  Celebrate Seniors’ Week with a special craft class for kids and their grandparents.  Free to attend.  No registration is required.

How to Hire a Contractor – Tuesday, June 11 (6:30pm-7:30pm) –- Learn ten steps to help ensure a surprise free renovation.  Free to attend.  No registration is required.  Presented by Better Business Bureau Calgary. 

Living Well on Retirement Income – Wednesday, June 26 (6:30pm-7:30pm) –  Participants will learn ways to increase income, reduce expenses, and live on a retirement income without having to rely on credit to get by.  Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator.  Credit Counselling Society.  nomoredebts.org.  www.strathmorelibrary.ca
 

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