Friday, January 28, 2011

Princess Movie Marathon

"Princess and the Frog"
"Princess of Thieves"
"Princess Diaries"

Saturday, February 5
10-3:30pm

FREE, DROP IN

Winterfest Movie Marathon

Come in from the cold
and enjoy some wintery movies,
hot chocolate and popcorn. 
Saturday, February 19
10-3:30pm
Free, Drop In

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kill-a-Watt Power Monitor

Fortis Alberta has donated a power monitor to each library in the
Parkland Regional Library System.
They come in a small black case and included in the case is a quick start guide
and safety instructions.
The power monitor can be signed out for one week at a time.

The Kill-a-Watt Power Monitor lets you measure how much electricity
is used by appliances or other devices in your home or office.
Simply plug the Kill-a-Watt into an electrical outlet, and then plug your device into the Kill-a-Watt.
 
By tracking which devices are consuming power unnecessarily,
you can save hundreds of dollars a year in power bills and help the environment at the same time.



Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Family Literacy Day: Play!



On January 27, 2011 Canadian families from coast to coast will Play for Literacy in support of Family Literacy Day which encourages parents and children to spend at least 15 minutes enjoying a learning activity every day. The Sylvan Lake Municipal Library will be participating in Play! for Literacy and invites families to come out and Play! at the Library on Thursday the 27th of January from 1-2 pm as we support Family Literacy Day.

The Sylvan Lake Library is planning a plethora of board games, card games, puzzles, guest storytellers, and refreshments from 1-2 pm on Thursday January 27th. We are also hosting a prize draw for Literacy Bingo, courtesy of The Henday Association. Come in as soon as possible to get your bingo card and complete the activities so you’re eligible for the prize draw.

Play for Literacy can include all types of play that encourages literacy and numeracy development as well as comprehension skills, such as board games, card games and imaginative self-created activities and games. Games, and the carefree act of playing, provide a fun outlet in which individuals of all ages can engage in activities that inherently provide new learning or opportunities to improve one's reading, writing, math and comprehension skills.

"Playing games not only has the ability to bring people together, it also provides a fun environment in which learning takes place," explains Margaret Eaton, ABC Life Literacy Canada President. "Card games help improve numeracy skills while board games, and even word association games, sharpen spelling, reading and comprehension skills. The reality that learning can take place while laughing and being engaged together as family is important to remember as we continue to be challenged in our day-to-day lives."

 Family Literacy Day, held annually on January 27, was developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada (formerly ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation) in 1999 to celebrate adults and children reading and learning together, and to encourage Canadian families to spend at least 15 minutes a day enjoying a learning activity together. Visit FamilyLiteracyDay.ca to find a local event or to access resources to create your own celebration. 





Saturday, January 15, 2011

Maskacis (Bear Hills) Traveling Art Exhibition

Alberta Society of Artists
AFA Traveling Exhibition
Program presents….
Maskwacis Bear Hills.
January 5 - 25, 2011
at the Library
Presenting an eclectic mix of
artworks created by young artists and professionals,
this exhibition reflects upon the attributes important to the
Nehiyaw and their individual stories.  Maskwac├«s (Bear Hills) was generously funded by
Syncrude Canada.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Getting On Track: Increase Energy Levels and Improve Your Health in 2011

Would you like to put balance back into your life this year? Join Kim Reinhart of Optimal Fitness and Kathleen Robertson of Vitality Nutrition and Wellness at the library to find out how.
Thursday, January 13
7 pm to 8 pm
Learn how to eat mindfully, develop healthy exercise habits and reduce stress.
All those in attendance will be entered into a draw for a one month training session at Optimal Fitness ($200 value) and a free nutritional assessment from Vitality Nutrition and Wellness. ($90 value).

About the Facilitators:

Kim Reinhart
Kimberley Reinhart, is a Personal Trainer and the owner of Optimal Fitness in Sylvan Lake. She created Optimal Fitness in March of 2009 after being certified as a Personal Trainer through Can Fit Pro. Kim has her  Level 1 Agatsu Kettlebell Certification,  Level 1 MMA Fitness Instructor certification as well as the TRX Suspension Training course certification.  Optimal Fitness specializes in small group training for all shapes, sizes and abilities. Visit the website for all services and class schedule.
Check out Kim’s website:
http://personaltrainingsylvanlake.com/

Kathleen Robertson
Kathleen Robertson is a holistic nutritionist who provides personalized wellness plans to help you reach and achieve nutritional balance and reach your goals. Kathleen graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.
Check out Kathleen’s website:
http://www.vitalitynutrition.ca/