General Interest Programs

Please note that advance registration is recommended for all programs aside from drop-in programs.

October is Library Card Sign-Up Month
Sign up for a new membership and celebrate with us! Follow the library on Facebook or visit our website for programs and details.

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:
September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6
 
Alberta Culture Days
Join us to celebrate Alberta Culture Days and be sure to check out all the events around town! Brochures and maps listing all events will be available at the library.
September 29, 30, October 1. The complete program is available here.

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.

COMPUTER CLASSES
Memory Technology: Old to New
Learn how to transfer your vinyl records, slides, cassette/VHS tapes, and photographs to digital formats.

Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Free
Thursday, December 7, 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.  
October 4 – November 8, 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.

October 3 – December 5, Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Free (10 sessions, drop-in) 
 
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Conducting an Effective Job Search - Pick up some great NEW ideas!
This workshop will help you to learn the best practices for developing job search strategies and tips on how to make it less stressful.
 
Tuesday, October 17, 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Free

Resume Building and Cover Letters - Tailoring and 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 target the position you want. 
 
Tuesday, December 5, 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.

October 4, November 1, December 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.

September 13 - December 13, Wednesdays, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, $10 drop-in, 4 classes $25, (14 sessions)
 
Espresso Yourself
Come for coffee and meet new people, discuss news and views, and learn from guest speakers.

September 12 to December 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. 

October 17, November 21 and December 19, 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.

Tuesday, October 3 5:30 pm -7:45 pm Free
 
GENERAL INTEREST
Ancestry Café 
Learn how to use ancestrylibrary.com and get answers to your genealogy search questions. Bring your laptop.

September 20, October 18, November 15, December 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 third Wednesday of every month. New members welcome. 
October 18 (Theme: Oktoberfest), November 15, December TBD, 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Free
 
Cross Stitch Café
Children and adults can learn what cross stitch is all about. Bring your scissors and any supplies you have on hand. Additional supplies can be purchased from the instructor, Pat Palmer.

Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Drop-in, Free

Film Screening - "Sold"
Come see this acclaimed film which follows Lakshmi, taken from her village in Nepal, to a brothel in Kolkata, India. "Sold" is a testament to the human spirit. After the film, learn how Medical Mercy Canada fights human trafficking.

Thursday, October 19, 7:00 pm --9:30 pm, Donations gratefully accepted
Free advance tickets at medicalmercycanada.org or at the High River Library


Gail Bowen
Come talk with Gail Bowen, author of the Joanne Kilbourn mystery series and get your copy of her latest book, “The Winner’s Circle,” autographed.

Thursday, September 28, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Free
 
Knitting Café
Bring your project and enjoy the companionship of the Knit Wits. All levels welcome.

Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Drop-in, 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!)

September 25, October 23, November 27, December TBD, 4th Monday of each month, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Free

Pre-plan a Funeral
Learn about the details of pre-planning a funeral with Lyle Reeves Funerals Inc.
Monday, October 2 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Free
 
Tales from Home – Travel the globe without leaving High River! 
Come and learn about other nations and cultures. Presented by volunteers of Foothills Community Immigrant Services.

Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm, 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.

September 26, October 24, November 28, December 19, Tuesdays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, $20/four classes/ $10 drop-in