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:
April 4, May 2, June 6
 
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. 
 
Technology Help
Need assistance with your tablet, laptop, new phone? Call the library to make an appointment with a staff member and we can help you troubleshoot.
 
COMPUTER CLASSES
Memory Technology: Old to New
Learn how to transfer your vinyl records, slides, cassette/VHS tapes, and photographs to digital formats.
 
Thursday, May 3, 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

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.

April 4, May 2, June 6 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.

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.

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. 

March 20, April 17, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, 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 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.

April 18, May 16, June 20, 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 second Monday of every month. New members welcome.

April 9, May 14, June 11, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Free


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

Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Drop-in, Free


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, March 17, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm, 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!)

April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, August 27, 4th Monday of each month, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Free

'Planning Your Garden for Success' with Janet Melrose

To garden for success, Albertans need to take into account the weather patterns and how the forecast for 2018 will affect our gardens. We'll assess our garden soil and what it might need to be healthy and productive as well as decide on what flowers, herbs, and vegetables will grow best this year. You will walk away with seed catalogs and more to help you get started on your garden.

Saturday, April 7, 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

Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Drop-in, 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.
April 3, May 1, June 5, Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, $25/five classes/ $10 drop-in