GPPL column: 'Falling' back into indoor activities

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GPPL is the place to be for “falling” back into indoor activities as we head into the autumn and winter seasons.  We have thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles available. A large cookbook collection for help with meal planning and recipes, and special diets, is ready for browsing.  Check out our craft and hobby books for a new project to work on.  Come and find your next great read or movie in the “Most Wanted” and “New” collections.

Don’t miss out on these events and programs offered by GPPL. For more information, or to register for our programs, visit the events calendar on our website.

Forgiving for Giving

From Oct. 20 to 27, GPPL will be waiving late fees with a donation to the Food Bank. Each item you bring in will count toward $2 of late fees (some exceptions apply). Non-perishable food items and toiletries are preferred. All donations should be unopened and not past their best before date. Give back to your community and have your fines waived!

Multi-Age Programs

Family Movie: Toy Story 4

When a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. Rated: G. Audience: Families of all ages. Maximum: 50 people

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 19

Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Willie Janssen Discovery Room

Family Tech Time

Drop in and learn the basics of coding and electrical circuits, play with robots, and so much more in this awesome family program. Audience: All ages, targeted at families with children ages eight and up. Maximum: 20 people at one time

Date: Saturday, Oct. 26

Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Willie Janssen Discovery Room

DIY: Haunted House Making

Do you and your friends have what it takes to create the perfect haunted house out of candy and chocolate?  Bring your team of two to four and compete in this friendly build-off just in time for Halloween. Judges will select the spookiest house at the end of the night and award the winning team with a prize. Registration required. Register online or call 780-357-7455. Ages 12 and over.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 16

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: Willie Janssen Discovery Room

Adult Programs

Rocky Horror Picture Show!

It’s just a jump to the left! Join us for a showing of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show” (1975), the cult classic musical horror comedy. Wear your best costume, grab some props, and do the time warp! Check our website for full details, including what to bring.

Date: Friday, Oct. 25

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Rotary Community Room

Genies in the Library (Genealogical Society)

Are you researching your family tree and don’t know where to start?  The Library Genies are available the second and fourth Wednesday of each month to aid you in your search and answer any questions you might have! Sessions run October through November and January through May. Appointments are recommended but drop-ins welcome. Please email or call 780-512-4463.

Dates: Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month

Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Isabel Campbell Room

Law at the Library: Wills and Estates

Do you have a will? If you don’t, should you? Whether you have a large or small estate, learn the implications of making a will. You won’t want to miss this informative session presented by Cliff Headon of Stringam LLP. Registration required. Register online or call 780-357-7455.

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 23

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Rotary Community Room

—Fran Bartolotta, GPPL