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Adult Programs - Ongoing (Weekly & Monthly)

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
Afternoon Book Club

Travel Club

Monday Movie Matinee

Scrabble Club

ESL Circle

"Diehards" Evening Book Club

Strathcona Writers' Circle

LINC Class with NorQuest

Genealogist in the House

Chess Club

T.A.L.E.S. Strathcona

Drop-In English Classes

Poetry Discussion Group

Book Club @ Common Ground Cafe

Family Tree Trackers

ESL Circle

UnlimitED!

Friday Night Movie

Various dates and times: 1-on-1 Computer Training | Resume Tutor Service
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Afternoon Book Club

We meet the first Monday of each month - and you are welcome to drop in!

1st Mon of every month
Sept - Jun
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Drop-In

For more information call Valerie or Colleen at
(780) 410-8607

Next Meeting:

Mon Oct 3

We're reading:

Calvin - Martine Leavitt (Sarah's Group - meets in Rm 3

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon (Colleen's Group - Rm 4)


Other Titles We Have Read:



Travel Club
Share your adventures, favourite destinations and best tips and trips with other travel lovers. Enjoy ten-minute presentations and an opportunity to chat with fellow travellers afterwards.

Third Mon of the month, most months - please see our program calendar for dates and to register
Sep
-May, except Dec
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Location: Community Centre Meeting Room 3/4
(Access through the library - ask at the Information Desk for directions)

For more information call Sylvia at (780) 410-8600


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Films at the Library!

Enjoy a film at the Library!
Titles are announced at the beginning of each month.

Monday Movie Matinee

Last Monday of the month
Sep - May
Starting at 2:00 pm

Friday Night Movie
Last Friday of the month
Sep - May
Starting at 7:00 pm

Drop in - no need to register

Please Note: Films shown are not suitable for children.

Next Movies:
The Dark Horse
An inspiring story based on the life of charismatic and brilliant chess champion Genesis Potini. His emotionally charged story is about finding the courage to lead, despite his own struggles, and finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to the children of his community. Rating 14A

Mon Sep 26
2:00 pm
 

Now You See Me 2
The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet.
Rating: PG
Fri Sep 30
7:00 pm

 


Other Movies We Have Watched:


Scrabble Club

Scrabble tiles

Exercise your mind muscles every Monday night! New members are welcome to join us in the fun!

Mondays
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Drop-In - no need to register

For more information call Ken Middleton at (780) 464-5984. 



"Diehards'" Evening Book Club

Come and read with us to discover new friends, both fictional and real. New members always welcome!

3rd Tue of every month
Sept - Jun
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Drop-In - no need to register

Next Meeting:

Tue Oct 18

We're reading: Stitches - David Small 


Other Titles We Have Read:


Strathcona Writers' Circle

Pen on paper

A chance to hone your craft and share your ideas, opinions and inspirations with other local writers. New members always welcome!

For more information, see the Writers' Foundation of Strathcona County.

First Tue of every month
Year round
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Birch Room (2nd floor)

Drop-In - no need to register

Next Meeting:

Tue Oct 4



Chess Club

Drop in every Wednesday night!

Wednesdays
4:00 pm - Closing

Drop-In - no need to register

Second floor, by the magazines - ask at Information Desk for directions



T.A.L.E.S. Strathcona

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Come and celebrate the art of storytelling. Meet once a month for practice, fun, and inspiration. New members always welcome - Visit the T.A.L.E.S website to find out more.

Fourth Wed of the month
Sep - May (except December)
7:00 - 8:30 pm

Drop-In - no need to register

For more information call Mary Ann at 780-941-3843.

Next Meeting:

Wed Sep 28

For more info, contact Sylvia: 780-410-8652.



Poetry Discussion Group

Open to anyone who loves poetry!

Last Wed of the month
Year-round
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Aspen Room
(2nd floor)

Drop-In - no need to register

For more information call Heide at 780-410-8647.

Next Meeting:

Wed Sep 28



Book Club At Common Ground Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for lively discussions inspired by thought-provoking books. Hosted by Library staff at the Common Ground Community Café. Upcoming books will be available at the preceding book club session or at the Library’s main floor Information Desk, three weeks prior to the discussion date.
 
Date Time Book Register
Thu Sep 29 3:00 - 4:00pm What Makes Olga Run? by Bruce Grierson Register
Thu Oct 27 3:00 - 4:00pm People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks Register
Thu Nov 24 3:00 - 4:00pm Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates Register

Location:

thumbnail map image - link leads to Google MapsCommon Ground Community Cafe
50 Brentwood Boulevard
Sherwood Park, AB

587-269-4808

 

 



Family Tree Trackers

The Family Tree Trackers group is an informal and fun way to learn more about the fascinating field of genealogy. Each meeting starts with a 30 minute educational presentation and is followed by time for participants to share resources, stories and ideas.

Find notes and more information from the Family Tree Trackers at their website: http://familytreetrackers.weebly.com/

Second Thursday of the month, most months - please see our program calendar for dates and to register
Sep-Jun (except December)

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Register online or call 780-410-8600



ESL Conversation Circle

ESL Circle

Practise speaking English with other adult learners. An experienced facilitator provides learners with an opportunity to practise their English conversation.

Mondays 6 - 7:30 pm
Strathcona County Library, 2nd Floor

Thursdays 1-2:45 pm
Strathcona County Library, 2nd Floor

Cancelled on statutory holidays

Everyone is welcome
Cost: Free
Drop in
 - no need to register

For more information: call the Strathcona County Adult Literacy (CALLS) program at (780) 464-8441, or look online at www.whatdidyoulearntoday.ca


Drop-In English Classes

ESL Circle

Wednesdays 7-8:45pm
Strathcona County Library, Aspen Room (2nd floor)

Cost: $10, if you can.
No registration needed.

For more information: call the Strathcona County Adult Literacy (CALLS) program at (780) 464-8441, or look online at www.whatdidyoulearntoday.ca



LINC class with NorQuest

Every Tuesday and Thursday
5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

Classes end Dec 15, 2016

Aspen Room, 2nd Floor

Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is a program offered at the Strathcona County Library in partnership with NorQuest College.

The classes are face to face and part-time, class sizes are small, and facilitators are highly qualified.

To register, Contact NorQuest College at 780-644-6700 or LINC@norquest.ca

Admission Requirements:
Permanent resident
CLB assessment (you may choose NorQuest College for your assessment)

Tuition:
Funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
No fees or tuition for eligible students.

More details: NorQuest College - LINC



1-on-1 Computer Training

Computer

Are you a computer beginner? Did you know we teach 1-on-1 computer sessions? Our friendly staff can help you develop your computer skills.

Visit the Information Desk or call us at (780) 410-8600 to find out our next available times. You will be asked to register in person, and leave a $5 refundable deposit, prior to each training session.

Learn more about details and topics available



UnlimitED!
A social and educational group for older adults

Talk. Learn. Connect! Meet other seniors at these free sessions on interesting topics.

Once a month (Jan-Mar and Sep-Dec)
Fridays
9:30 - 11:15 am

Date Time Topic Register
Fri Oct 21 9:30 - 11:15 am Know your way around seniors' benefits Register
Fri Nov 18 9:30 - 11:15 am Finding balance and fall prevention Register
Fri Dec 16 9:30 - 11:15 am Christmas cheer Register

See you there!



Resume Tutor Service

The library offers free one-on-one resume tutoring, courtesy of funding from the Rotary Club of Sherwood Park Centennial and the Community Adult Learning & Literacy Society of Strathcona County and Fort Saskatchewan.

Evening and weekend sessions are available. To book your own one-hour tutorial with our resume and cover letter expert, please call our Information Desk at 780-410-8602.



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