Events

Library Christmas Market Registration Opens – Monday, September 17 (10:00am). The Strathmore library is seeking vendors for our 5th Library Christmas Market.  The market will take place on Saturday, November 17 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  All registration will be taken in person at the library.  Table fees include a table, 2 chairs, and online vendor feature advertising.  All vendors are required to donate one item for a silent auction at a later date.  Table Fees:  $20.00 – 5’ Table space without Power (12 Available).  $25.00 – 5’ Table space with Power (8 Available).  Go to www.strathmorelibrary.ca/librarymarket for more information and to download a vendor registration form.

Friday Fun Film – Friday, September 21 (1:00pm-2:30pm).  We will be showing Smurfs: The Lost Village.  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.

Family History Writing Workshop - Friday, September 28 (12:30pm-4:30pm) Have you ever thought about writing down your family’s stories? Perhaps, you have started but encountered roadblocks and stopped. This half-day workshop led by Michele Buhler will offer you the help and motivation you’re looking for to begin or continue on this exciting journey of recording your family’s past!  This program is free to attend.  Please register in the person at the library or call 403-934-5440.  Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1074049856091534/

Intertribal Series: Documentary Screening and Q & A – Friday, September 28 @ 7:00pm.  The Intertribal Series is a musical documentary that showcases the talent and stories of four musicians from the Treaty 7 area.  Trevor Solway, Blackfoot filmmaker from Siksika Nation, will join us for the screening followed by a Q & A.  The event is free to attend and no registration is required.  Free popcorn and refreshments will be served.  This is an Alberta Culture Days event.  Click HERE to read the CBC article on Trevor Solway's documentary. 

Community Education Session: Physical Literacy & Health – Wednesday, October 3 (11:00am-12:30pm) In a world where children are sedentary, over-scheduled, and less likely to play outside, Active for Life helps parents raise physically literate kids. Physical literacy is when kids have developed the skills and confidence to be physically active for life.  In this presentation we explain why it is important to the grassroots (parents, teachers, professionals, etc) in developing physical literacy in children. We will emphasize the importance of developing physical literacy and how that supports engagement in physical activities across the lifespan. Tools and resources that help support the development of physical literacy will be shared in this session.  This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of AHS. This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Meeting Room of the library.   No registration is required

Friday Fun Film – Friday, October 5 (1:00pm-2:30pm)  We will be showing An American Tail.  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.  

Canada’s Cemetery Project – Wednesday, October 10 (6:30m-7:30pm) The CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project currently offers a free and searchable listing of over 18,000 known Canadian cemeteries.  Information is continually being added by dedicated volunteers.  Join Jennifer Young as she talks about her experience with CanadaGenWeb’s Cemetery Project and how you can become a cemetery sleuth.  Go to http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org to learn more about the project.

Halloween Costume Exchange – Friday, October 12 (3:30pm-7:00pm).   Do you have old Halloween costumes kicking around the house?  Want to exchange for something new without spending a fortune?  Join us for our 5th Annual Halloween Costume Exchange.  Participants are welcome to drop off new or used (cleaned) Halloween costumes & accessories at the library from October 1-12.  Tickets will be given for each item brought in to be used at the exchange on October 12.  Don’t have a costume to exchange?  Participants may purchase costumes for a donation from 6:00pm-7:00pm the day of the exchange.  Suggested donation will be $2.00 per item; however, all donations will be accepted.  www.strathmorelibrary.ca/halloween

Community Education Session.  Keeping Kids Safe: Confidently Fulfilling the Duty to Report – Monday, October 15 (10:00am-11:30am) Child abuse is a serious, pervasive and complex issue experienced by approximately 1/3 of Canadians. All adults who work with children and youth have an obligation to report suspected abuse. Talking with a child or youth about suspected abuse or making a report is often very stressful. Knowing what signs to look for, how to respond and what to expect when you report can help make this difficult situation more manageable.  This session is designed to increase the capacity of adults who work with children and youth to:   A) Recognize behavioral and physical signs of potential child abuse. B)  Respond to children and youth who disclose or give subtle verbal clues. C)  Confidently report suspected child abuse.  This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of AHS in partnership with Calgary Police Service and the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Meeting Room of the library.   No registration is required.  


Homeowner Basics – Wednesday, October 17 (6:30pm-8:00pm). 
 Participants will learn about the costs involved in purchasing and maintaining a home.  They will also learn what is required to qualify for a mortgage and decide whether renting or owning is better for them.  Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator. mymoneycoach.ca  Free to attend.  no registration required. 

Multi-Author Event – Saturday, October 20 (1:00pm-3:00pm)  The library is pleased to welcome authors Jude Pittman, John Wisdomkeeper, Nancy M. Bell, Mahrie G. Reid, and Victoria Chatham of the Canadian Historical Brides Series.  To learn more abou this event and to reserve the books go to strathmorelibrary.ca/canadianbrides

Introduction to Reiki – Tuesday, October 23 (6:30pm-8:00pm) Curious about Reiki?  Join us for this informative presentation introducing Reiki, explaining how it works, and how it can benefit your life.  This program is free to attend and requires no registration.  Presented in partnership with Marigold Library System and Sacred Winds Wholistic Healing for Women sacredwinds.ca.  


Halloween Spooktacular – Friday, October 26 (1:00pm-3:00pm) 
 Carve out some boooootiful memories at the library’s Halloween Spooktacular!  Halloween games, crafts, and challenges await little ghosts & goblins of all ages!  Wear your costume to enter the Library Halloween Costume Contest starting at 2:00pm.  Warning!  You just may go batty at this free program!  Be sure to drop in for a spell!  www.strathmorelibrary.ca

Retiring Without Debt – Wednesday, November 21 (6:30pm-8:00pm).  Participants will learn about debt elimination options so that they can enter their golden years without the shackles of debt.  Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator. mymoneycoach.ca  Free to attend.  no registration required.  www.strathmorelibrary.ca

 

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Program Brochure Fall 2018.pdf1.19 MB
Alberta Culture Days Handout.pdf665.77 KB
Programs for Adult - October 2018.pdf2.31 MB