General Interest Programs

 

 Computer Classes

Memory Technology: Old to New

Learn how to transfer your old records, slides, cassette tapes and more to digital format. The equipment is available to use with your library card.
Thursday,May 18          6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Free Free

Computer Café

This is a program offered in a casual drop-in environment. A facilitator is on hand to offer assistance on topics such as Windows 8, social media, internet security and browsing, Skype, managing photos and files. Please call 403-652-5090 for more information.
March 21 – May 23             10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Drop-In                Tuesdays                                 10 sessions             Free

Tech Talk

We can help to get technology working for you. The group will explore a variety of topics in a relaxed, open environment where participants share and learn from others through conversations. Bring your laptop, phone or tablet, or borrow a laptop from the library. Call 403-652-5090 to register.
March 22 – May 3               6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesdays                        7 Sessions               Free
Business, Law and Financial Programs

Emergency Fund

What is an emergency fund and how much should you have tucked away in yours? There are no hard and fast numbers that apply to everyone, but these basic guidelines will help you prepare in case you suddenly fall upon hard times.
Tuesday, April 25                 6:30 PM                   $5
Health and Wellness

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or using a chair for support. You will learn gentle postures, breathing methods, and relaxation techniques, all with the use of a chair. Great for seniors, office workers, people new to yoga, and anyone interested in improving flexibility and body awareness. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Instructor Carol MacMillan.
Wednesdays        January 18 – June 14 
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM       $10 drop-in, 4 classes $25, or 16 classes $100

Caregivers

Caregivers have an afternoon out to relax and meet with others going through the same situation. Learn about programs and services available to make your life easier.
 May 3, June 7
First Wednesday of the month       12:30 PM – 2:30 PM       Free

Espresso Yourself

Come for a cup of coffee and to meet new people, discuss news and views, and hear from exciting guest speakers.
January – June (except holidays)   Mondays    1:30 PM – 3:00 PM    Free

Leisure Nights

Spend time relaxing doing something just for you. Open to all adult members of the community looking to meet and connect with others.
Mondays                              6:30 PM – 7:30 PM                  Free
May 15:               Nia - a style on non-impact aerobics  - This class starts at 4:30!
June 19:               Pole Walking

HeartMath: Relieve Stress Now!

Life is moving so fast. As a result many of us can feel stressed and overwhelmed which can affect our sleep, health, relationships, performance and the overall quality of our lives. HeartMath has created programming to help manage the day-to-day challenges we all face.
Thursday, May 4                  10:00 AM – 12:30 PM      1 class      Free

 

 Wellness Challenge

Get a group of four together and join the Wellness Challenge. These six weeks of fun are designed to motivate us to be more active and healthy.
Sunday, April 2 – Saturday, May 13       $40 per team or $10 per person
Check the High River Wellness Challenge Facebook page for more details
Adult – Professional Development

Writing Group

Open to all ages and writing levels. Enjoy learning about story starters, prompts, editing, review and feedback in a supportive, relaxed environment. Facilitated by Carol MacMillan.
 April 25, May 30, June 27
Tuesdays             6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 6 sessions               $15 per class

 

Conducting an Effective Job Search

Participants will learn the best practices for developing their job search strategies, how to make their independent job search successful, and how networking can be an effective tool.
Tuesday, May 16                                 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM                   Free
General Interest

Book Club

Join a book club and discuss books. Get more out of your reading experience as you share your thoughts and feelings with other readers. We are taking names to start a new book club. Please let us know what day and times would work for you. Free.

Ancestry Café

Answers to your genealogy search questions and learn how to use ancestrylibrary.com. Bring your laptop or a memory stick if you are using a library computer.
January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19 and May 17
Wednesdays                        1:00 PM – 3:00 PM $5

Armchair Traveller

Visit the world through the eyes of your neighbours; watch their slides of the exciting places they have visited.
Thursdays            7:00 PM                   Free
April 20:               Nepal with Sameer Shakya

Cookbook Club

Would you like to join a cookbook club? We select food themes (comfort food, Greek food, etc.), borrow cookbooks from the library and have a potluck each month. It’s a great way to meet people and to enjoy delicious new foods! Third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. RSVP to maryz@highriverlibrary.ca.

Tales From Home

What an exciting way to learn about another culture! Come listen to people speak about the culture, language, food and interesting facts from their home countries. These presentations will be given by newcomers to Canada who are from these countries themselves. This is a uniqueopportunity to learn about the world!
 May 17
Wednesdays                        6:30 PM- 7:30 PM                    Free

Paint Splash

Create relaxed, loose and imaginative watercolour paintings. Step by step instruction to help you learn various techniques to create depth and atmosphere in your paintings. Instructor Valerie McLenahan.
May 4 - 25
Thursdays            1:30 PM - 4:30 PM                   4 classes                 $90
 

Art Journals

Bring your writings to life in an art journal with advanced doodling, capturing the moment in words. Practice new art techniques, push your boundaries, break the rules, and let your hands and heart lead you into adventure. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Instructor Dianne Put.
Fridays                May 12
6:30 PM– 8:00 PM        $20 drop in

 

Knitting Cafe

Bring your project and enjoy the laughter and companionship of the Knit Wits. All levels from beginners to experienced knitters are welcome.
Wednesdays        2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Weekly            Free

Drop-in Sewing

Bring your machine and your project for some camaraderie with others. This is open to quilters or sewers from beginners to advanced. No instruction will be given.
May 2, 16, June 6, 20
Twice monthly, first and third Tuesday of the month
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM       

Cross Stitch Cafe

Bring your cross stitch and join the group. Facilitated by Pat Palmer. Ages 10 and up.
Saturdays            1:30 PM – 3:30 PM              

Free Art Fridays

Support the food bank by bringing in non-perishable food and receive a free piece of art from a local artist. Thanks to all the artists who have contributed art pieces.
May 5 is the last one

Artist in Residence

Would you like to share your love of art with the people of High River? Book a day to come in and work at your art, music, craft, etc. in the library foyer or in a room. The public is invited to come and watch you work and ask questions. All ages of artists, crafters and hobby artists are welcome.
Free space for the artist to work in. Free for the public to see.
To be announced when there are artists booked in.

Makerspace

Do you need a place to create? Book a time and room to use the technology or items from the equipment and tool lending library.
Free with your High River Library card
$10 per session for other library card holders