Events

Beekeeping 101 - Saturday, January 19 (2:00pm-4:00pm) - In recent years, beekeeping has been receiving more and more attention.  Many people are becoming interested in keeping honeybees.  But where do you start?  This presentation will give you a basic idea of what information to look for and who to ask when you have questions.  There will be an overview of equipment, challenges, expenses, and potential legal requirements once you decide to start your own honeybee hive.  This program is free to attend, and no registration is required.  

Relationships in a Digital Age – Monday, January 21 (12:00pm-1:00pm) – Picture this: A thirteen-year old girl walks into the change room after gym class and takes a picture of her classmate undressing.  She sends the picture to her classmates as a joke through Snapchat.  One of her classmates who receives the picture takes a screenshot and brings it to the principal.  Who is responsible for teaching this young girl about appropriate use of technology?  Is it the school?  The parents? Join JoAnne Akerboom, Principal at St. Anthony's School, for a presentation on how technology is impacting our children's lives.  JoAnn received a Research Award from Dalhousie University for a paper she completed last year.  Her paper asks parents a series of questions about their use and their child's use of social media.  JoAnne has continued to research and share with parents ways in which they can help their children learn to use technology effectively and responsibly.  This FREE program will be broadcast live from Drumheller Public Library and presented via videoconference.  No registration is required.  

Homeschooling 101 – Tuesday, January 22 (6:30pm-8:00pm) –  Considering homeschooling?  Join us for this informative presentation to learn the important points, beginning steps, and rights and responsibilities of providing home education in Alberta.  Presented by the Alberta Homeschooling Association.  This FREE program will be broadcast live from the Okotoks Public Library and presented via videoconference in the Program Room of the Strathmore Municipal library.  No registration is required.  

Read for 15! – Friday, January 25 (12:00am-11:59pm) – Help make Strathmore Canada’s Most Readerly Community!!!  Read ANYTHING for 15 minutes on Friday, January 25 and let us know!  Use #readfor15strathmore on Twitter or Instagram.  Brag to us and everyone of Strathmore Municipal Library’s Facebook Page.  Tell us in person at the library.  Send us an email at info@strathmorelibrary.ca.  Or call us at 403-934-5440.  It only takes 15 minutes!  We can do it Strathmore!

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day (Ages 6-9) – Thursday, January 31 (1:00pm-1:45pm) – Join Carmen and Heather as they teach you the art of acrylic flow painting!  Children will be encouraged to let their imaginations go and create a piece that is unique to them.  Supplies are included.  $5.00 per child.  Register in the library beginning January 7.  Paint shirts will be available, but children are encouraged to wear old clothes as we are going to get messy!  Limit of 20 children per session. 

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day (Ages 10+) – Thursday, January 31 (2:30pm-3:30pm) –  Join Carmen and Heather as they teach you the art of acrylic flow painting!  Children will be encouraged to let their imaginations go and create a piece that is unique to them.  Supplies are included.  $5.00 per child.  Register in the library beginning January 7.  Paint shirts will be available, but children are encouraged to wear old clothes as we are going to get messy!  Limit of 20 children per session.

World Read Aloud Day – Friday, February 1 (12:00pm-3:00pm) –  In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of World Read Aloud Day the library will be offering activities for all ages.  Be the story as you make your way through a selection of self-guided literacy stations.  This program is free to attend and requires no registration.  Simply drop in, have fun, and let your imagination run wild!  

Grief & Loss – Wednesday, February 13 (10:30am-12:30pm) – Grief is a universal experience, yet we often feel vulnerable in our ability to support bereaved families.  This session will present a basic understanding of working with grief and bereavement.  Participants will enhance learning around contemporary grief theories, healthy symptoms and experiences of grief and caring interventions. This session presents an overview of grief, 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 in partnership with ACH Children's Hospice & Palliative Care Service. This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Meeting Room of the library.   No registration is required.


Planning Financially for Post Secondary School – Wednesday, February 13 (6:30pm-8:00pm)
– This session is for parents of high school students who intend to go to post secondary school.  Parents will learn how to talk to their teens about money and how to plan financially for school.  Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator.  Credit Counselling Society.  nomoredebts.org 

Magic Show with Christopher Cool – Wednesday, February 20 (2:30pm-3:15pm) – The library is excited to welcome back Magician Christopher Cool!  Christopher is Calgary’s funniest and most kid friendly magician!  Tricks, jokes, and lots of exciting fun await you at this show!  This program is free to attend and requires no registration.  Doors open at 2:10pm. 

Get Your Game On – Thursday, February 21 (11:00am-5:00pm) –Calling all gamers!  Looking for something fun to do with the kids during their break?  Come get your game on at the library with a variety of cool board games and giant 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 anytime between 11am-5pm to participate.

Minecraft Mania Registrations Opens – Saturday, February 23 (10:00am) –– Minecraft Mania Juniors (Ages 6 & 7 yrs) runs bi-weekly on Tuesdays (4:00pm-5:00pm) from March 4 – June 11.  Minecraft Mania Seniors (Ages 8+) runs bi-weekly on Tuesdays (4:00pm-5:00pm) from March 12-June 18.  Participants must be designated age at the beginning of the program to participate.  For more information and to register to www.strathmorelibrary.ca/minecraft.  As spaces fill up fast, the library recommends registering online.  PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of this program, registration is open to all participants who DID NOT participate in the Minecraft program in 2018.

Understanding Autism & ADHD to Promote Long-Term Success – Monday, February 25 (10:00am-11:30am) - This workshop will provide an overview of the complex nature of Autism and ADHD, as well as the associated strengths and challenges.  Executive functions will be discussed, along with practical intervention techniques to promote long-term success in all areas of functioning.  Valuable information regarding common medications often prescribed will also be reviewed.   This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent Addiction, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of AHS in partnership with Koru Family Psychology.   This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Meeting Room of the library.   No registration is required.  

Opioid Information Session – Wednesday, February 27 (1:30pm-3:30pm) – How did we get here?  Join Joanne Simpson, Outreach Worker with Addition and Mental Health Strathmore for an overview of what opioids are and how they work biologically, including signs and symptoms of an overdose, what to if you suspect someone is overdosing, and an explanation of Naloxone and where to access kits.  This is a FREE program and no registration is required.  
 

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