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October is Canadian Library Month. The Fort Saskatchewan Public Library acknowledges this by offering new events and inviting guest speakers for the public to listen to and enjoy.

The events for adults are:

The Fort Saskatchewan Writers' Group meets on the second (October 13) and fourth (October 27) Tuesday of each month in the program room from 7 to 8:30 PM. For writers of all stages in their creativity. For more information, contact Stacey at or call 780-912-2153.

The Book Club meets one evening per month (Wednesday, October 14) from 7 to 8 PM in the fireplace area. All are welcome; registration is not required. Check out their website ( or give them a call (780-998-4275) for their October reading selection.

The Active Living Expo on Saturday, October 17 at Fort High. This event offers a showcase of interactive learning opportunities for the older adult population. Try the Library's 10 AM session Library Mobile Apps and visit their information booth at lunch time. Call FCSS at 780-992-6623 to register.

Navigating Genealogy Websites on Tuesday, October 20 from 7 to 8:30 PM in the fireplace area. Get started on your genealogical research journey. Shannon Switzer Cherkowski, and experienced genealogist, will provide helpful tips and tricks as you explore a variety of comprehensive resources. Registration is required. Call or visit the circulation desk to reserve your spot.

Adult colouring club on Wednesday, October 21 from 7 to 8 PM in the fireplace area. Colouring intricate patterns and scenes helps to reduce stress and re-focus the mind. Plus… It's fun! Come and try it out for yourself – all supplies are provided and registration is not required.

Armchair Travellers on Wednesday, October 28 from 7 to 8 PM in the fireplace area. Travel with Stacey (and a large dog) to Vancouver Island, where you'll learn that you can lead a dog to water but you can't make him swim.

Writers In Residence 2015: professional author and instructor Gail Sidonie Sobat provides free workshops and one-on-one consultations for all aspiring writers. She is in residence at St. Albert Public Library for the remainder of 2015. You can contact her by phone (780-240-1194) or by email ( Follow her on twitter @gailssobat

this program is a project of the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries. Visit for more information.

English Classes at the Library run every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 PM in the program room. This is for adults 18+ of any citizenship status and in the English level. There is a $10 entry fee (free after not affordable). No registration required. Call Dyan at 780-464-8441 for more information.

Settlement Services for Newcomers to Canada are available most Fridays at 10 AM to 4:30 PM. For more information or to make an appointment (recommended), contact Gemalil (Settlement Practitioner) at 780-392-2935.

Brent Collingwood, chair of the River Valley Alliance Advisory Committee, will share a vision to create a continuous world class metropolitan river valley park system from Devon through Parkland County, Leduc County, Edmonton, Strathcona County, and Sturgeon County to Fort Saskatchewan taking place on Saturday, October 10 at 1 PM in the fireplace area. This project aims to preserve, protect and enhance the river valley to create one of the largest river valley park systems for the year-round accessibility and enjoyment of its citizens and visitors. Refreshments provided. Registration not required.

Arthritis 101 is the free workshop happening on Tuesday, October 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. This program provides information to those who are newly diagnosed the differences between inflammatory and degenerative types of arthritis, the early warning signs and how to get an accurate diagnosis, self-management strategies and the various treatment options available, along with tools to help enhance collaboration with your healthcare team. To register, please visit the arthritis website. For more information, please contact 780-424-1740 ext. 2301 or 1-800-321-1433. Pre-registration is requested.

Chronic Pain Management Workshop is also a free course on Tuesday, October 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. This workshop gives you the tools to help control arthritis pain. You will learn about the sources of arthritis pain and how to handle it. To register, please visit the arthritis website. For more information, please contact the numbers above. Pre-registration is requested.

Visit the library to book your one-on-one computer training session. You will learn basic computer skills, as well as how to use your laptop, iPad and iPhone, Windows operating system. $5 refundable deposit required at time of booking. Deposit is non-refundable within 48 hours of session.

The library also offers Library Apps One-On-One. Need help getting started with your new e-reader or tablet? Stop by the circulation desk or call Stacey at 780-912-2153 to book your free session. Bring your reading device or get a hands on introductory session trying out various library e-readers (the library e-readers are for training purposes and are not lent out).

To be continued with the youth events…