Alberta Culture Days 2021

The Spruce Grove Public Library has been selected as a celebration site for Alberta Culture Days 2021. We will be partnering with the Allied Arts Council to bring our community a variety of special events from Friday September 24 to Sunday September 26, 2021.

Our theme this year is "The beauty of the world shines from the diversity of its people." 

Continue to scroll down the page for our program schedule of events, registration, and virtual activities. Updates will be made to the website as we get closer to September.

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Event  Date Time  Location Age  Registration 
Community Crafts:
1. Mini Museum + contest
2. Painting a Song
Available September 1st Available to pick up during library hours At the library All ages While supplies last
Adult Art Class Friday September 24 7:00-9:00pm At the library 18+ Sign up at the art gallery
Family Art Class Saturday September 25 1:00-3:00pm Online All ages Sign up at the art gallery
Notorious Cree Performance Saturday September 25 2:00pm Central Park All ages  N/A
Adult Writing Workshop: Finding Beauty Every Day Sunday September 26 1:00-4:00pm Online, via Zoom 18+ Registration is closed
Youth Writing Workshop: Fantastic Fiction
Saturday September 25 11:00am-12:30pm At the library 7-12 register here
Virtual Blanket Exercise Sunday September 26 10am-12:30pm Online- via Zoom 18+ Registration is closed

*workshop registration will be available September 1, 2021

Community Crafts

Grab your supplies and enjoy one of our two community crafts we have for Alberta Culture Days. 

***While supplies last***

Grab a mini easel and paint supplies to create your own masterpiece. Then you have the option to "donate" your art to our mini museum that will be set up at the library for everyone to see.

Artwork donated to the museum will be entered to win a LEGO prize!

Contest Instructions

  1. Pick up your supplies kit at the library. While supplies last.
  2. You will have from September 1-23, 2021, to donate your artwork to the mini museum. Fill in the entry form with your name and contact information. Only completed forms will qualify.
  3. From September 24-30, 2021 patrons will vote for their favorite artwork.
  4. The art with the most votes will win a Alberta Culture Day prize package.

All artwork will be available to return to their owners on October 1, 2021.

For all ages

Need an extra entry form? You can find them HERE

Collect your art supplies and borrow some music from our collection. Play the song and guide your paint brush through the tempo.

For all ages

Learn more about synesthesia in art with artist Melissa McCracken.

Art Classes

Due to the new COVID 19 mandates, the Family Art Class will be held online. Please contact the Allied Arts Council for more information.

Notorious Cree

(Photography: Norman Wong)

Notorious Cree is a men’s fancy Powwow dancer and among the top 3 world hoop dancers who also plays the flute and hand drum. Notorious Cree blends traditional, modern and contemporary arts mixed with comedy to showcase a high energy performance. 

Saturday September 25 at 2:00pm in Central Park.

Brought to you in partnership with the City of Spruce Grove

Adult Writing Workshop: Finding Beauty Every Day 
(Online, via Zoom)

Our world is often less than beautiful. Give yourself the gift of a few hours of journaling, meditation, stillness, and gentle movement to remind you how to find extraordinary beauty in the ordinary day-to-day of life.

Join poet and writer Lynn Gale for an afternoon to spark creativity through prompts and guided meditation and movement. Find the words to express the beauty you see each and every day.

No experience required. Come as you are.

Lynn Gale is a published poet and writer living in Spruce Grove. She has been many things in her life and currently shares her passion for words and community connection through yoga and poetry.

Sunday September 26 from 1:00-4:00pm

In person, at the library

Registration is required; space is limited

Registration is now closed.

Youth Writing Workshop: Fantastic Fiction

Calling all authors and poets, reporters and screen writers, graphic novelists and storytellers...this just might be the “write” workshop for you to get started down your literary path. Join us for our in-person writing workshop held at the library, with a focus on creating a story with diverse characters. Start by coming up with an idea, planning your story and start a rough draft.

Saturday September 25, 2021
11:00am-12:30pm (MT)
Ages: 7-12

*Space is limited

Virtual Blanket Exercise

The KAIROS blanket exercise is an experience that traces the history of Indigenous people in Canada for the past 500 years. Participate to become more aware of the shared Canadian history.

Sunday September 26 from 10:00am-12:30pm (MT)

Online via Zoom platform, space is limited

Ages 18+ due to subject matter

Registration is closed

Alberta Culture Days Events Page

Check out all the amazing events planned for Alberta Culture Days. Here you will find in person, self guided, live stream and digital recordings. Find an event near you.

Alberta Coloring Pages

Print your own coloring sheets at home. Each coloring page has a special "Alberta" theme. Do you recognize them all?

Digital Puzzle

We have two puzzles to explore. Time yourself and see how fast you can complete the puzzle for an extra challenge.

Puzzle 1

Puzzle 2

Read Alberta eBooks

Access more than 1,000 Alberta published eBooks. Genres include: literary fiction, graphic novels, poetry, young adult, humor and more!

Ancestry Library Edition

Learn more about your genealogy for free with your library card.

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