Winter Spring Adults and Seniors

Winter programming will begin third week of January


Program registration opens December 13, 2022 for Winter Programs and March 7, 2023 for Spring Programs.


February Program 2023 Calendar

Program and Special Event Accessibility for Guests with Disabilities

These programs are for everyone! Online programs will be captioned. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact the Programming Team at asgprogramming@yrl.ab.ca or call us at 780-962-4423 ext. 0.  To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

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Adults/Seniors

Name 
Description
Availability Ages*** Platform 
Alberta Securities Commission Sessions Session 1: Starting your investment journey
Investing can be part of a healthy financial future, providing you with greater personal freedom, a sense of security and the ability to afford the things you want in life. Join us as we explore the benefits of starting your investment journey and how to avoid common investing mistakes and fraud.

Session 2: Investing in Cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity in the news, online and even in our social circles. Join us as we walk through what cryptocurrencies are, what they do and the major considerations and risks you should understand before investing.

Session 3: Recognizing and avoiding investment scams
Investing comes with inherent risks, but don’t let fraud be one of them. Join us as we uncover the prominent forms of investment fraud, how to recognize them and ultimately protect yourself and others.

Session 4: DIY Investing: Understanding the fundamentals of investing on your own
Self-directed investing is becoming increasingly popular with new and long-time investors. Join us as we walk through assessing if this investing approach is right for you and the fundamentals to opening a trading account, researching and trading investments and avoiding common DIY investing mistakes


Provided in partnership with Alberta Securities Commission (ASC), the regulatory agency responsible for administering the province's securities laws. Their mission is to foster a fair and efficient capital market in Alberta and to protect investors.
Session 1: Wednesday January 18, 2023

Session 2: Thursday February 23, 2023

Session 3: Wednesday March 15, 2023

Session 4: Wednesday April 19, 2023

From 5:30pm- 6:30pm


18+ FREE
Virtual via Zoom or visit the library in person.

Registered
Behind the Stacks Podcast Join hosts Simone and Courtney and they discuss everything you can think about in the library world. Tune in for interviews, book recommendations and much more! New content added monthly.
January-May
18+ SGPL Website
Coffee and Cards Visit the library for a game of cards, refreshments and to connect with your community. 

*cribbage experience is not required
Tuesdays from 1:00pm-3:00pm

January 17- May 30, 2023
Recommended Seniors Drop In
Boardroom A
Comic Con

10 Year Anniversary
Calling all fandoms! This year at our Comic Con 2023 event, we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary. There will be extra special guests, activities and prizes. 

Head to our Comic Con webpage to learn more.
*some activities may require registration before the event.
Saturday May 6:

Comic Con from 10:00am-3:00pm and Anime Matsuri from 3:00pm-5:00pm.
All Ages Learn more on our webpage
Crazy Cat People Party
Love cats? Purrfect! Come hangout with fellow kitty enthusiasts at the Spruce Grove Public Library for an afternoon of cat-tastic fun!

Celebrity cat, Grandpa Garth will also be attending with @furgetmenotyeg!
Saturday February 11, 2023 from 1:00pm-3:00pm All Ages FREE,
In-person
Registered*
Earth Day Plant Exchange
Have houseplants that no longer bring joy to your life? Come to the library to exchange your plant with the community. You must leave a "healthy" plant to take a plant. Also accepting cuttings that are labeled and rooted in water. This is a drop-in program.

Watch, Snack and Craft
Enjoy the movie WALL-E and create an earth friendly craft. A dirt cup snack will be provided. Registration* is required to secure your spot. Snacks and supplies are limited.
Saturday April 22, 2023 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. All Ages  FREE,
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Empower Me Empower Me® is Canada’s only energy conservation and education change program designed for and delivered by members of diverse, multilingual, and hard to reach communities. Empower Me delivers free programming and education in an appropriate way to bridge the gap of other programs.  

Empower Me Workshop includes:

Energy Savings Workshop-A fresh take on our energy savings workshop. Emphasis on where your energy comes from and your home uses energy. What steps homeowners can take to save energy and money and a detailed look at your energy bills and what you’re paying for

Being Safe At Home-Teaching homeowners how to be safe at home, including smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and what to do in case of a gas leak, as well as emergency preparedness. We also offer our top 6 energy saving tips and information on recycling and composting

Greener Homes 101-A half hour, step by step guide on how to apply and be eligible for the Federal Grant program that offers up to $5,600 for energy efficient upgrades in your home.
Tuesday January 24, 2023 from 6:00-7:30pm 18+ FREE,
In-person
Registered*
Gardening Presentations  Gardening 101
Learn the basics! This class covers basic gardening concepts such as propagation techniques: seed starting, divisions, & cutting. As well as, garden planning, planting and harvesting. This is the perfect class to get some tips for getting your plants to flourish in any area of your yard or container.

Seed Saving
Learn how to save your seeds from year to year! Topics covered will include the easiest seeds to save, when and how to harvest seeds and helpful tips for drying and storing your seeds.

This program is in partnership with Kiwi Nurseries

Gardening 101 on Saturday March 11, 2023 from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Seed Saving on Saturday April 1, 2023 from 1:30pm-2:30pm.
*registration opens on March 7, 2023
Ages 18+ FREE,
In-person
Registered*
Haiku Competition Join us as we celebrate National Poetry Month! We invite you to write and share a haiku about libraries, books or reading.

Everyone who submits a haiku will be entered to win an Indigo gift card, within their age category. Visit our typewriting station at the library to submit your poem in person or email us at programming@yrl.ab.ca by Sunday April 30, 2023.

Haikus have 3 lines and 17 syllables. You can follow a 5-7-5 pattern or go more freestyle with your 17 syllables. Have fun!
April 1-30, 2023 Ages 8-11, 12-15 and *16+

*ages will be removed before judging in this category

One entry per person.
Email your haiku to programming@yrl.ab.ca. Please remember to submit your name, age and contact information. Or visit our haiku typewriting station at the library.
Literary Tea Party You are invited to a wonderous tea party followed by a story time to celebrate Family Literacy Day. 

Saturday January 28, 2023 from 11:00am-12:00pm All Ages FREE,
In-person
Registered*
Murder Mystery Party You have received an invitation to a raven party at the Poe Mansion in the gloomy crime-ridden city of Wraith’s Cove. The town gossips are chattering about the disreputable people on Eddie Poe’s guest list. What could Eddie be thinking? Could it be that Eddie has finally gone mad? It appears that at least the Poe Mansion’s in dire need of assistance. Ever since Eddie’s housekeeper quit, the estate is in shambles.

Nevertheless, you are intrigued by the thought of a Gothic dinner party held in honor of a fiendish bird – even if the group of ruffians may cause chaos. Chaos can be fun sometimes, right? This is where your story begins.

Thursday January 19, 2023 from 6:00pm-8:00pm Ages 16+ FREE,
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Nerf Battle Royale Come with your friends and dodge bookshelves in the ultimate Nerf experience! Find out what happens at the library after hours...
Bring your own protective goggles and Nerf blasters. We'll supply the darts.

(darts only, no high-impact Nerf spherical rounds/balls)

Monthly
Last Friday of the month
6:30-7:30pm

January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, and May 26, 2023

Ages 8+, family-friendly (grown ups can play too!)
FREE,
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Spruce Grove Seed Library
The Spruce Grove Seed Library is an ongoing community project. Our goal is to give everyone access to seeds to grow flowers and vegetables.
Available all year round
All Ages Learn more on our website
Tech Savvy Seniors This course will help you gain a better understanding of technology: words and terms, how to use various devices, and how technology can help you in your daily life. If you have a device, you are welcome to bring it to the classes, but if not, we have laptops and a limited number of tablets available for use. You must message us in advance if you need a device provided.


In partnership with Tri-Community Adult Learning and Literacy Association
Tuesdays from January 17-May 30, 2023.

11am-12:30pm and 1-2:30pm.
Seniors



FREE, In-person
Drop-in.


*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.

***Program age recommendations are simply a guideline for content. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of age or ability!

****Walk-ins are welcome if space allows for registered programs (i.e. no-shows).

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FREE,
In-person
Registered