General Interest Programs

Friends of the High River Library Meeting
Wednesday, September 12 at 7 pm
Join the Friends of the High River Library to advocate and fundraise for your library. New members are welcome! Contact the library at 403-652-2917 or Kathy Lambourn, President at for details. 

Stitch’n’Time Embroidery Group
Saturdays (September 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8, 15)
1:30-3:00 pm
Embroidery techniques for all ages with Jamie Harmon and Pat Palmer. Bring scissors and any supplies you have on hand. Free.

Espresso Yourself
Tuesdays (September 4, 11, 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, December 4, 11, 18)
2:00-3:30 pm
Come for coffee and meet new people, discuss news and views, and learn from guest speakers. Free.

Writing Group
First Tuesday of each month (September 4, October 2, November 6, December 4)
6:00-7:30 pm
Open to all ages and writing levels. Learn about story starters, prompts, and more in a supportive environment. Facilitated by Carol MacMillan. Register at the library. $10 drop-in or $20/4 classes

First Wednesday of each month (September 5, October 3, November 7, December 5)
12:30-2:30 pm
If you’re a caregiver, take an afternoon to relax and meet with others. Learn about programs and services to make your life easier. Free.

Chair Yoga
Wednesdays (September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28)
1:00-2:00 pm
You will learn gentle postures, breathing methods, and relaxation techniques with Carol MacMillan. Great for seniors and office workers. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. Register at the library. $10 drop-in or $25/month.

Knitting Café with the Knit Wits
Wednesdays (September 5, 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12, 19)
2:00-3:30 pm
Bring your project and enjoy the companionship of the Knit Wits. All skill levels welcome. Free.

Calgary’s Cottage Gardener – Planning for Next Year
Saturday, September 8
1:00-2:30 pm
Prep your garden for winter and plan for next year with Calgary’s Cottage Gardener, Janet Melrose. Free.

Cookbook Club
Monday, September 10
6:30-8:30 pm
This month’s theme is Fall Harvest. Pick up a cookbook from the library, make recipe based on the theme and join us for a delicious potluck! New members are always welcome. Register at the library. Free.

Conducting an Effective Job Search
Tuesday, September 11
1:30-4:00 pm
Learn the best practices for developing your job search strategies. Review some tips on how to make your job search less stressful and more effective. Review the benefits of networking and find out about local resources that can support you at this workshop presented by McBride Career Group. Register at the library. Free.

Grief Support Group
Tuesday, September 18
6:30-8:00 pm
Individual, family, and group bereavement support and counselling. Third Tuesday of each month. If interested, please contact Henry Friesen 403-875-3188 or Vi Sharpe 403-860-3189. Free.

Ancestry Café
Wednesday, September 19
1:00-3:00 pm
Get answers to your genealogy search questions and learn how to use Bring your laptop. Register at the library. $5

MBTI Personality Types in the Workplace
Thursday, September 20
5:30-8:00 pm
Learn about yourself and those you work with. Review the MBTI Personality Assessment model (Myers Briggs Type Indicator). Learn about the 16 different personality types and discover your own natural preferences and preferred way of doing things. Learn how to choose a career and manage your career based on your type and acknowledge your strengths, weaknesses, and contributions to the workplace at this workshop presented by McBride Career Group. Register at the library. Free.

Partum Me?!
Thursday, September 20
7:00-8:00 pm
It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes a tribe to raise each other. 
this group won't specifically focus on Post Partum Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress; mostly it will be an opportunity to form friendships with other local moms who know the struggle is real. HARD YES? No judgies. Free.

Monday Night Book Club
Monday, September 24
7:00-8:30 pm
New members are always welcome at Monday Night Book Club! Join us in September as we read Craig Davidson’s Precious Cargo. It’s a “heartfelt, funny and surprising memoir about one year spent driving a bus full of children with special needs.” Register at the library. Free.