Events

Plant and Seed Exchange – Saturday, May 26 (10:00am-1:00pm) 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 plant/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!  

Planning Financially for Your New Arrival – Tuesday, May 29 (6:30pm-8:00pm) – This session is for expectant parents who want to plan ahead for maternity and parental leave and be prepared for the new expenses that come with a new arrival.  Presented by Mark Kalinowski, Financial Educator.  Free to attend.  No registration is required.  

Partnering with Parents to Address Behavioural Challenges and Mental Health Concerns in School – Wednesday, May 30 (10:30am-12:30pm) - Good mental health starts with an understanding of the brain and its primary roles.  This session will introduce parents and those who work with youth to the basic concepts in establishing and maintaining positive mental health in these young people.  Topics will include discussion of the teenage brain, common myths about mental illness, teenage stress, promoting positive mental health in the child and accessing help. This session is presented by the Community Education Service of the Child & Adolescent, Mental Health & Psychiatry Program (CAAMHPP) of AHS in partnership with Mental Health Literacy for Parents & Teen Mental Health.org. This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Meeting Room of the library.   No registration is required.  

Author Visit & Reading - Wednesday, May 30 (6:00pm-8:00pm) - .  Join us as welcome local author E.C. Varga as she reads from her new book The God’s Chair - Book 1 of the Weaver Chronicles. To learn more about the book to our Author event page. 

Friday Fun Film – Friday, June 1 (1:00pm-2:30pm) –   This month the library will be showing Disney’s Treasure Planet.  Rated PG.  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.   Popcorn and drinks sponsored by Walker Carpentry. 

Throwback Flicks – Friday, June 1 (4:00pm-6:00pm) –  Do you love throwback movies?  Join us for our Throwback Flicks program presented by the Teen Advisory Council.  This month's throwback flick will be Labyrinth!  Rated PG.   Participants will be treated to popcorn and drinks.  Free to attend.  No registration required.

The Great Family Treasure Hunt – Saturday, June 2 (1:00pm-4:00pm) –  Put on your detective hat as you follow the clues to reveal hidden treasures in the Lambert Park & Centre, Kinsmen Park, and Downtown Strathmore.  The Great Family Treasure Hunt is designed for families (or groups) to work together solving clues.  This fun-filled afternoon is free to attend and requires no registration.  Complete the hunt to be entered into a draw for a Family Photo Shoot by River & Reeds Photography including 20-25 digital images for you to print at your leisure.  Value: $280.00! 

Book Sale - June 11-16   You’ve asked and have heard you!  The library is hosting a book sale all week long!  Pop in daily as books will be added to the sale as space is available.  All items 3 for $1.00 or 50 cents each. 

The New Guidelines on Screen Time for Preschool-Aged Children: The Importance of Interaction in Early Language Acquisition. – Wednesday, June 13 (11:00am-12:30pm) –  In a world where "screen time" is rapidly increasing, how we interact with our children is changing.  We will present the revised guidelines on digital media use from the America Academy of Pediatrics (released October 2016) with a focus on the impacts of screen time on the development of language in the preschool years. This session presents an overview on screen time and speech development, 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 Preschool Speech and Language Services, AHS.  This FREE program will be presented via videoconference in the Meeting Room of the library.   No registration is required.

Evening with the Stars – Friday, June 22 (8:00pm-11:00pm) – The Calgary Centre of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada will be bringing the stars and more to Strathmore! Join us for an informative presentation of the wonders of the night sky followed by telescope viewing of Venus, the Moon, and Jupiter (weather permitting). Travel through space and explore the stars with the indoor planetarium. This program is suitable for all ages, free to attend, and requires no registration.