General Interest Programs

Please note that advance registration is recommended for all programs aside from drop-in programs.


Friends of the Library
Join the Friends of the Library to fundraise and advocate for your library. Newcomers welcome! 
Wednesday at 7:00 pm meeting dates:
December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4
 
Art Shows/Artist-in-Residence
Show your work at the library and share your passion.  Or if you have a talent that you’d like to demonstrate at the library, be an artist in residence and book a day to have members of the public come watch you work. Contact the library for details.

COMPUTER CLASSES
Memory Technology: Old to New
Learn how to transfer your vinyl records, slides, cassette/VHS tapes, and photographs to digital formats.
 
Thursday, December 7, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Free
Tuesday, January 9, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Free
Thursday, March 15, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Free 
 
Tech Talk Basics (Literacy for Life) 
This fun, relaxed group looks at building your knowledge of everyday technology skills. Registration begins August 28, 2017 at www.litforlife.com or (403) 652-5090.  

April 11-May 16, Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Free (6 sessions)

Tech Talk Café (Literacy for Life) 
Offered in a casual drop-in environment where participants bring their own laptops or tablets.  A facilitator is on hand to offer assistance on topics such as Windows 8, Social Media, and managing photos and files.  Call (403) 652-5090 for more information.

April 10 - June 12, Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Free (10 sessions, drop-in)
 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
Interview Skills - Build Your Confidence! 
Would you like to learn the fundamentals of being successful in an interview? Learn to understand the different types of interviews, prepare for behavioural questions, and follow up with employers in an effective way.

Tuesday, January 16, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Free

Personality Types in the Workplace (MBTI) - Learn more about yourself and those you work with! 
Learn about the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality Asssessment Model, your natural preferences, how to choose a career based on your personality type and more!

Wednesday, January 24, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Free

Resume Writing and Cover Letters - Tailoring & Targeting!
Do you need help creating a resume and cover letter that will stand out from the rest? This workshop will help you to highlight your skills and accomplishments to taget the position you want.

Tuesday, May 8, 1:30 pm -4:00 pm, Free

 
WELLNESS
Caregivers
If you’re a caregiver, take an afternoon to relax and meet with others.Learn about programs and services to make your life easier.

December 6, January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2 on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm,  Free

Chair Yoga
You will learn gentle postures, breathing methods, and relaxation techniques. Great for seniors and office workers. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Instructor: Carol Macmillan.

September 13 - December 13, Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, $10 drop-in, 4 classes $25, (14 sessions)
January 9 - June 20, Wednesdays, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, $10 drop-in, 4 classes $25, (24 sessions)
 
Espresso Yourself
Come for coffee and meet new people, discuss news and views, and learn from guest speakers.

September 12 to December 19, Tuesdays,  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, Free
January 9 to June 19, Tuesdays, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Free

Grief Support Group
Grief Support Services, individual and group. Group Meetings at the High River Library on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and at the Okotoks library on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Please contact Vi Sharpe at (403) 860-3189 or Henry Friesen at (403) 875-3188 for information. 

December 19, January 16, Febrary 20, March 20, April 17, May 15, 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Free

HeartMath
Relieve stress anytime, anywhere & feel better in the moment. In this course you will learn a simple system of tools and techniques put together by HeartMath® that can help you build emotional resilience, reduce stress, develop better problem-solving abilities, improve sleep, and increase mental clarity.
 
Drop-in practice on Wednesday, February 7 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Free
Part I on Monday, March 5 from 5:30 pm - 7:45 pm, Free
Part II on Monday, March 12 from 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm, Free
Drop-in practice on Thursday April 26 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm or 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Free
Part I: Transforming Stress on May 9 from 10:15 am - 12:30 pm, Free
Part II: Transforming Stress on May 16 from 10:15 am - 12:30 pm, Free
Drop-in practice on June 6 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm, Free
 
GENERAL INTEREST
Ancestry Café 
Learn how to use ancestrylibrary.com and get answers to your genealogy search questions. Bring your laptop.

December 20, 3rd Wednesday of each month, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, $5
January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18, 3rd Wednesday of each month, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, $5

Cookbook Club
Borrow cookbooks from the library and join us for a fun community potluck and discussion on the third Wednesday of every month. New members welcome. 
December 13 (Red & Green), January 17, February 21, March 21, April 18. Usually on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Free
 
Cross Stitch Café
Children and adults can learn what cross stitch is all about. Bring your scissors and any supplies you have on hand. Additional supplies can be purchased from the instructor, Pat Palmer.

Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Drop-in, Free

Knitting Café

Bring your project and enjoy the companionship of the Knit Wits. All levels welcome.

Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Drop-in, Free
 
Monday Night Book Club 
Join us for a brand new book club at the library. You’ll be able to help pick the books and direction. Have a fun, relaxed evening with friends (and snacks!)

December 18, January 22, February 26, March 26, April 23, May 28, 4th Monday of each month, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Free
 
Tales from Home – Travel the globe without leaving High River! 
Come and learn about other nations and cultures. Presented by volunteers of Foothills Community Immigrant Services.

Thursday, January 25, 6:30 pm- 8:00 pm, Free
Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Free
 
Writing Group 
Open to all ages and writing levels. Learn about story starters, prompts and more in a supportive environment. Facilitated by Carol MacMillan.

January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, $20/four classes/ $10 drop-in

Armchair Traveler
Come journey through the Maritimes and visit Celtic Colours with Cathy Bennington.

Thursday, February 15, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Free

Board Games, Pizza, and Brews (Ages 18+)
Meet at the library for pizza, beer, and an enjoyable adults-only night of board games. Members and invited guests only.
Saturday, March 24, 6:30 pm- 10:00 pm

Mend 
Need to replace a zipper? Have a hole in the elbow of your shirt? Come out to the library and have Janet Steel assist you in mending all things that need to be spruced up.

Saturdays, January 13, February 17, March 10, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, Free
 

Murder Mystery Night (Ages 18+)
Murder of a Millionaire Fundraiser for the High River Library. Join us for a special night where the library will transform into Mystery Manor for an evening filled with murder, mystery, and crime solving. Once registered, each guest receives a detailed character description along with background information on the party. 20-80 spots available. Members and invited guests only.

Saturday, February 3, 7:00 pm- 12:00 am, $10

Peeps Diorama Contest 

Pick up Peeps and a cardboard box at the library and create an amazing scene. You can work on your diorama at home or at the library. Prizes awarded to the three best dioramas!

Thursday, March 1 to Thursday, March 29

Seeds - Starting Gardening from the Beginning! 

Janet Melrose, Calgary's Cottage Gardener, will get your hands in the soil as you learn about: seed catalogues; different techniques of seeding and growing seedlings; tips, tricks, and pitfals to avoid. Join us at the library for this 2-hour, hands-on workshop.
Saturday, February 10, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Free

Stitch'n' Time Embroidery Group

Adults and children (ages 7 and up) of all skill levels can learn embroidery techniques. Bring your scissors and any supplies you have on hand. Come join the fun with Jamie Harmon and Pat Palmer.

Saturdays (except long weekends), 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Free