Virtual Alberta Culture Days

This year Alberta Culture days will run from September 1-30, 2020. To keep everyone safe, we have created a virtual space for everyone to access. We will have videos, crafts, activities, and prizes for all ages to enjoy. We are also partnering with the Allied Arts Council to make this event extra special.


Our theme this year is "A picture is worth a 1000 words and 1000 words paint quite a picture".

Continue to scroll down the page for more exciting events and activities!



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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.


Youth Virtual Art Workshop

On Saturday September 19 from 12:00pm-1:00pm, join artist Tina Bourassa for a very special virtual workshop. This class will go over the basics of watercolors and pen & ink. Space is limited so be sure to register by September 18th. We also have supplies available for pick up at the library to go along with the workshop (limited one paint set per household). Learn more and register HERE.



Youth Virtual Writing Workshop

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. On Saturday September 19 from 10:00am-11:30am join award winning author Marty Chan for a writing workshop. Space is limited so be sure to register by September 18th. We also have supplies available for pick up at the library. Learn more and register HERE.

You can learn more about Marty Chan on his website.

This event is sponsored by Youth Alberta Book Society

Virtual Art-Writing Workshop Swap-This workshop is currently full. Thank you to everyone for signing up.

Join us for a fun, all day event of art and writing on Saturday September 26 with some amazing local artists. The first class will be the writing portion from 12:00pm-2:00pm with Katie Bickell as the host, she will lead the class via Zoom. Next the art portion will be from 2:30pm-4:30pm with Tina Bourassa, who will also lead the class on Zoom . 

Be sure to pick up your art and writing supplies at the library before the event. When you come to the library, please go to the main desk for your materials. Space is limited so please register before September 25 to secure your spot.

Here is more information about our special guests:

Katie Bickell emigrated from England to northern Alberta in 1990. Her fiction has been published in the Tahoma Literary Review and Alberta Views and her essays have appeared in WestWord Magazine, HERizons Magazine, and on The Temper. Chapters from her novel, Always Brave, Sometimes Kind, have received the Alberta Literary Award’s Howard O’Hagan for Short Story, the Writers Guild of Alberta’s Emerging Writer Award, and won the Alberta Views Fiction Prize. Katie lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta, where she raises her school-age daughters and moonlights as a resume writer. Read more on her website,katiebickell.com.


Special Guest Mackenzie Brown- An Indigenous perspective on Cultural Appropriation in Art

The Allied Arts council will be hosting Mackenzie Brown as their special guest for Alberta Culture Days. This event will take place Thursday September 3 from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Zoom.

If you missed this event, you can watch the recording HERE. Please enter the Passcode: yKPnD6#H for full access.

You can learn more about Mackenzie Brown on her website.



Virtual Scavenger Hunt 

This web page hides many mysteries. Complete the scavenger hunt page and be entered into one of our two prizes. There will be a kids prize and an adult prize. Submit your completed scavenger hunt page to the library or take a picture and email it to us at asgprogramming@yrl.ab.ca. Only complete and correct pages will be submitted into the draw. The deadline to send them in is September 30, 2020. Explore all the videos, links and activities to find the answers you seek. Good luck.

*click on the title "Virtual Scavenger Hunt" to open a pdf and print your own copy. There are also copies available at the library*


Be the "I" in KIND

Over at our children's corner window, we have a display you can take part in. Take a picture and tag us at #SGCultureDays.


Story Times

Enjoy a special story time, read by some of our amazing staff.

 


Community Craft: Book Hedgehog

Visit the library during our operating hours between September 1-30, 2020 and grab your craft supplies to make your own book hedgehog. Enjoy the tutorial video below to make yours at home. Be sure to have adult supervision and assistance.

While supplies last.


Here are some other fun crafts to make at home with an old book. Click the name of the craft to view instructions and materials needed.

Rustic Paper Vase


Owl Page Art


Book Spine Bookmarks


Six Word Story Contest

Submit a six word story to us at asgprogramming@yrl.ab.ca and we will share your story on our social media. Like your favorites on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Our most "intriguing" story will be used as inspiration for a quick sketch by one of our local artists. Check our social media for updates.


Alberta Coloring Pages

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


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.


Poetry Wall

Head outside and decorate our sidewalks. Chalk will provided while the weather is nice. Create a scene and take a picture with it. Feel free to tag us so we can see all your fabulous creations.


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