Fall Programs

Fall programming will begin second week of September

Kids/Youth Programs

Name  Description Availability Ages Platform 
Cyber Tales
LIVE on Facebook**
Tune in for LIVE storytimes on our Facebook page. Join Sarah, our Children & Youth Services Librarian for read-alouds.

  • Storytime for Tots: Put on your pyjamas, grab a bedtime buddy, and join us for a special evening storytime.
Tuesdays at 7pm
8 September-24 November
2-6 with caregivers
Facebook
Cyber Tales 
LIVE on Facebook**

Tune in for LIVE storytimes on our Facebook page. Join Sarah, our Children & Youth Services Librarian for read-alouds.

  • Storytime for Big Kids (of All Ages): Let's start off reading a riveting chapter book that you can continue on afterwards with your family. You are never too old for storytime! New book each LIVE video.
Alternate Fridays at 4pm:
11 Sept, 25 Sept, 9 Oct, 23 Oct, 6 Nov, 20 Nov

7+ and All Ages 

Facebook

Virtual Comic Book Writing Workshop

Want to learn more about creating comics?

Find out how "Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words" this fall at this kids virtual workshop, brought to you by Drawn to Books.

How does one tell a story visually? This is the question we will explore with students to better understand how sequential art works; its strengths and the unique storytelling opportunities it offers. A perfect introduction course for young writers learning about comics, and for artists exploring visual narratives.

Saturday 3rd October
2-3pm

8-12 years FREE, 
Online
Registered

Space is limited

Cooking with Kids Get the little ones involved in the kitchen with simple, kid-friendly recipes and ideas. Learn new tasty recipes and cooking tips with Sarah, our Children & Youth Services Librarian and her family that you can try at home.

New videos posted alternate Fridays:
18 Sept, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov


 2-12 and All Ages Facebook
and YouTube
Virtual Pokemon Club Welcome to Virtual Pokemon Club! We can't trade cards right now BUT how about trying out all of these fun Pokemon themed activities from home in a safe child-friendly virtual setting, that has been specifically created with kids in mind.

November 7-12 years SGPL Website
Ask a Teacher Have you got a burning education related question? We have teachers to help! Everything from virtual classrooms, resources, skill building, and student engagement. Submit your question and one of our qualified teachers will do their best to answer it. Questions will be responded to via email within 7 days. 
September-December

New video compilations will be released at the end of the month.

School Age Children and Parents/Caregivers SGPL Website
Baby Sign Teaching your baby sign language enables you to communicate more effectively and create language experiences that support early literacy.
This program is presented in Partnership with APFA (Alberta Parenting for the Future Association)
Mondays 19 October - 2 November
10-11am
Babies 0-12 months and their caregivers In-person at SGPL
FREE, registered
via Eventbrite
Virtual Reading Club
Kids Edition*


Be part of an online reading community in a safe child-friendly virtual setting, that has been specifically created with kids in mind. 
November is: Pictures Speak Louder Than Words...Graphic Novels


New themes monthly.
September-November

7-12

SGPL Website

Virtual Reading Club
Teen Edition*

This teen-based group is so much more than a traditional (‘boring’) book club: there’ll be vlogs, read alouds, discussions and goofy videos galore.

New themes monthly.
September-November

13-17

Instagram

Virtual Tech Tank We are making some changes at SGPL. Although our tech space is closed, our virtual space is always open. Participate in STEAM activities, play games and have fun! This virtual program is for all ages. While the library is open with restrictions.
All Ages  SGPL Website

Special Events/All Ages

Name  Description Availability Ages Platform 
Local Nature Connections Webinar
CANCELLED due to low attendance

Spending time outdoors has benefits for all ages! For youth especially, nature can help enhance literacy and learning. Come learn about these connections, as well as locations and resources near you to help you explore and learn about nature in your own backyard! Presented by Youth Leadership Specialists with Canadian Wildlife Federation.

Thursday 26 November
7-8pm
All Ages FREE, 
Online
Registered

Space is limited

Winter Holidays Celebration

The winter holidays are here! Join us in celebrating all month long!

This December join SGPL for a special event. We will be offering a variety of activities, including seasonal Take & Make Kits*.

*while supplies last, 1 kit per household

December 1-31 All Ages SGPL Website
Alberta Culture Days Listen to story times in another language, win prizes, create crafts and so much more. Celebrate Alberta's diverse culture. September 1-30  All Ages SGPL Website
Virtual Comic Book Writing Workshop

Want to learn more about creating comics?

Find out how "Pictures are Worth a Thousand Words" this fall at this kids virtual workshop, brought to you by Drawn to Books.

How does one tell a story visually? This is the question we will explore with students to better understand how sequential art works; its strengths and the unique storytelling opportunities it offers. A perfect introduction course for young writers learning about comics, and for artists exploring visual narratives.

Saturday 3rd October
2-3pm

8-12 years

FREE, 
Online
Registered

Space is limited

SGPL's Spooky Spectacular

This October join SGPL for a special event. We will be offering a variety of activities, such as the escape room challenge. Each escape room is more challenging than next. Can you escape them all? Also be sure to join us for videos, story times, crafts and more.

October 1-31
All Ages

SGPL Website

Cooking with Kids Get the little ones involved in the kitchen with simple, kid-friendly recipes and ideas. Learn new tasty recipes and cooking tips with Sarah, our Children & Youth Services Librarian and her family that you can try at home.

New videos posted alternate Fridays:
18 Sept, 2 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov


 2-12 and All Ages Facebook
and YouTube
Tech Bowl Take a splash into our Tech Bowl this fall! Some of your favorite tech from our old Innovation Lab that has now transformed into the Tech Tank.
Wednesdays and Fridays

Sept 9-Nov 27

3-5pm (20 min slots)
 
All Ages

*children under 12 must have caregiver on premises*

FREE,
In-person
drop in to register.

Space is limited



Virtual Mini Makerspace Enjoy simple craft ideas and how-to videos for all ages. Here you can find crafts and activities that you can do at home. 
New content weekly and new videos bi-weekly.
September-December

All Ages SGPL Website 
and YouTube
Ask a Teacher

Have you got a burning education related question? We have teachers to help! Everything from virtual classrooms, resources, skill building, and student engagement. Submit your question and one of our qualified teachers will do their best to answer it. Questions will be responded to via email within 7 days.

September-December

New video compilations will be released at the end of the month.

School Age Children and Parents/Caregivers SGPL Website
Virtual Tech Tank We are making some changes at SGPL. Although our tech space is closed, our virtual space is always open. Participate in STEAM activities, play games and have fun! This virtual program is for all ages. While the library is open with restrictions.
All Ages  SGPL Website

Adults/Seniors

Name  Description Availability Ages Platform 
Virtual Reading Club
Adult Edition*
SGPL invites you to be part of our virtual reading community where you can connect with other readers online and discuss diverse literary discoveries. 
New themes monthly.
September-November

 18+ SGPL Website
Behind the Stacks Podcast New fall program! Listen to our podcast and learn about the library world, books, our community and so much more.  New content added monthly.
September-December
18+ SGPL Website
Virtual 
Write On!
Welcome to Virtual Write On! In this program, prompts will change bi-weekly to give writers inspiration about what to write next. New prompts will be added bi-weekly.
September-December
18+ SGPL Website
Coffee and Crib 2.0
Coffee and Crib 2.0 is not just a place for cards and coffee. We have elevated the experience and provided other online games and puzzles to play from home. Invite your family to play and have fun with this inclusive seniors program. As well, explore the monthly recipes for tasty drinks to whip up whilst playing.
New recipes monthly
September-December

60+
SGPL Website


*materials available in print and online through our eResources.

**These videos are reserved for the education of Library patrons only. SGPL receives no commercial gain from these recordings. No unauthorized further dissemination of these works is permitted.

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