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St. Albert Public Library

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5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
780-459-1530 www.sapl.ca

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September 2018
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Minecraft Fun at the Library

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Join us for a great game of Minecraft at the library on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 4 to 5 p.m. What can you create in one hour? For grades 1 and 2. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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Meet a Paleontologist at the Library

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Come celebrate Science Literacy Week. Dr. W. Scott Persons IV is a dinosaur researcher at the University of Alberta, and has taken part in fossil-hunting expeditions all over the world, from the Gobi Desert to Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge to the volcanic ash beds of Northern China. Amazingly, more species of dinosaurs have been dug up in Alberta than anywhere else in the world! Come discover how the denizens of ancient Earth once lived, on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 7 to…

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Makerspace at the Library

September 22 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Make the most of this new service – Makerspace: a space to share ideas, make and experiment. Whether it’s robots, papercrafts, coding, art, music … this space is for everyone. Makerspace will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The Makerspace is drop-in and is for all ages. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.  

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Introduction to Family Search at the Library

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Learn how to use the free online genealogy resources available at the Family Search website on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Presenters will demonstrate the main features of the site, help you register for a free account, and provide individual assistance as you search for your ancestors in Family Search. Registrants should come prepared to search by bringing the names of ancestors as well as known or approximate dates and locations lived in. Register in advance, online…

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How to be Outrageously Happy at the Library

September 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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In this fun, interactive, powerful presentation, find out the number one obstacle to your happiness, what you can do to grow a happier brain, generate more sustainable happiness and understand the price of stress, negativity or anxiety and how they reduce your resiliency and competency. Presented on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. by Elizabeth Manuel B. Ed, CACE Happiness Expert. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert…

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Minecraft Mayhem at the Library

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Join us for an hour of Minecraft mayhem on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 4 to 5 p.m. Show off your skills and have some fun. For grades 3 to 6. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.  

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Writing to Heal and Empower at the Library

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Discover the healing capacities of creativity with Alexis Marie Chute, award-winning artist, author, photographer, filmmaker and advocate. Learn how to approach your creative writing endeavour with mindfulness and freedom, Thursday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the second floor information desk, or call 780-459-1682. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.  

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Nerf Wars: Return of the Foam at the Library

September 28 @ 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Come down to the library for after-hours fun on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Bring one Nerf weapon, ammunition, eye protection and prepare for an hour of action! For grades 4 to 7. Register in advance, online at www.sapl.ca, at the children’s desk on the main floor or call 780-459-1532. St. Albert Public Library, inside St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street.

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October 2018
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STARFEST presents Elinor Florence

October 9 @ 7:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Explore “historic fiction with heart” when Elinor Florence talks about her passion for Canadian history and the little-known people and incidents that have influenced her books. Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library.

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STARFest presents Esi Edugyan

October 10 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Delve into the stories of people displaced by history with much-acclaimed writer Esi Edugyan whose brilliantly conceived and gorgeously executed novels have taken Black literature in a whole new direction. Edugyan will be in conversation with Jesse Lipscombe on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library.

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STARFest presents Patrick Weekes

October 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Greet a rich cast of characters as gaming writer Patrick Weekes talks about his fast-moving adventure, Feeder. Weekes will be at the Library as part of the Eek Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library. Patrick Weekes appears in partnership with the Eek Festival.

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STARFest presents Katherine Ashenburg

October 15 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Meet noted non-fiction writer Katherine Ashenburg as she talks about her debut novel Sofie & Cecilia with Marina Endicott on Monday, Oct. 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library.

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STARFest presents Sharon Bala

October 16 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Feel the compassion in Sharon Bala’s writing as she talks about The Boat People, one of the final five books in this year’s CBC Canada Reads battle of the books. Bala will be in conversation with author Diana Davidson at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library.

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STARFest presents Emma Hooper

October 18 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Travel east with Emma Hooper, whose debut novel, Etta and Otto and Russell and James, about a cross-country journey, is reminiscent of a fable. Her mythical style continues in her much-anticipated second novel, Our Homesick Songs, which takes us out to Newfoundland. Emma will be in conversation with Matthew Stepanic on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest…

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STARFest presents Maureen Jennings

October 20 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Prepare to be impressed by the body of work from Maureen Jennings, the author who inspired the TV series The Murdoch Mysteries. A recipient of eight nominations from the Crime Writers of Canada, Jennings will be in conversation with mystery writer Janice MacDonald on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by…

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STARFest presents Patrick deWitt

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Enjoy bestselling author Patrick deWitt as he talks about his wish to write humorous yet beautifully constructed stories that compel his readers to turn the page. His unique narrative takes us once more on a smart, entertaining read in his new novel French Exit. He will be in conversation with poet Zach Polis on Sunday, Oct. 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest…

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STARFest presents Cait Flanders

October 24 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Share Cait Flanders’ experience as she reveals her struggles to stop shopping and live more simply in her book The Year of Less, which became a Wall Street Journal bestseller. She will be in conversation with Michael Hingston on Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival) is presented by St. Albert Public Library.

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STARFest Gets Spooky

October 27 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Join author SG Wong as she hosts a conversation on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the library, with three paranormal and speculative writers in this special STARFest event for Halloween. Discover how writers Chadwick Ginther, Rhonda Parrish and E.C. Bell balance spooks and frights with facts and research. Be prepared for some goosebump-raising moments! Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest website: www.starfest.ca STARFest (St. Albert Reader's Festival)…

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November 2018
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STARFest presents Eden Robinson

November 9 @ 7:00 pm
St. Albert Public Library, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert Place
St. Albert, Alberta Canada
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Say farewell to STARFest with Eden Robinson, a writer who describes Native traditions and modern realities with beautiful, honest language and biting humour. Robinson has long incorporated mythic elements into her fiction, and the second in her latest trilogy, Trickster Drift, is no exception. She will be in conversation with Richard van Camp in the library, on Friday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $7, available at the library's main floor Customer Service Desk, 780-459-1530 or the STARFest…

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