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Adult Programs - Ongoing (Weekly & Monthly)

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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


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


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

Next Meeting:

Mon Nov 7

We're reading:

Still Life - Louise Penny (Sarah's Group - meets in Rm 3

Night Film - Marisha Pessl (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
-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:
In a secluded valley in Iceland, two brothers who have not spoken to each other in 40 years live side by side tending their prize-winning sheep. When a lethal disease suddenly infects Kiddi's sheep, the entire valley comes under threat. As the authorities close in the brothers will need come together to save the special breed passed down for generations.
In Icelandic with English subtitles.
1hr 39min Rating: 14A
Mon Oct 31
2:00 pm


Swiss Army Man
Hank, stranded on a deserted island and about to kill himself, notices a corpse washed up on the beach. He befriends it, naming it Manny, only to discover that his new friend can talk and has a myriad of supernatural abilities... which may help him get home.
1hr 35min Rating: 14A
Fri Oct 28
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!

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 Nov 15

We're reading: The Housekeeper and the Professor - Yoko Ogawa 

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!

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


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 Oct 26

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

Poetry Discussion Group

Open to anyone who loves poetry!

Last Wed of the month
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 Oct 26

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 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


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




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:

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

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

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

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

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

More details: NorQuest College - LINC

1-on-1 Computer Training


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

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)
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.

Links to Local Learning

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