Moms N Tots Gets a New Name

18 April 2017

Moms & Tots is changing their name to Toddlin' Time, effective May 3.

The group will continue to meet every Wednesday afternoon, from 1:00 until 2:30.

This better reflects the inclusive nature of the drop-in group, which is not just for moms but all parents, grandparents, caregivers, and their preschoolers.

Building Renovations

09 March 2017

Renovations in the community centre building today may cause disruptions to internet/wifi and telephone services.

We are, however, open and looking forward to your visit.

Remember that tonight is our Wine & Cheese, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The iPad raffle draw will be at 7:30. Come and see the beautiful art work created by local community members that is on display.

Call for Local Art or Craft Submissions for Display

19 February 2017

Share the expression of your creativity with members of the community. Rockyford Library is calling all local artists, hobbyists, and crafters to showcase their work at Rockyford Library from February 28 to March 16. Artists can drop off their work on Thursday, February 23 during library hours.

Read Alberta eBooks!

19 February 2017

This week the Read Alberta eBooks project launches on library websites across the province.

Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) has partnered with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta to make over 1,000 Alberta published eBooks available to readers across the province. These eBooks can now be borrowed through the Cantook Station platform on public library websites. The largest of its kind in Canada, the collection represents 24 Alberta publishers.

Genres include: literary fiction, graphic novels, poetry, drama, mystery, memoir, biography, self-help, humour, scholarly, young adult and speculative fiction.

This partnership between the government and book publishers gives Alberta readers better access to locally-made content, and supports an important cultural industry. Provincial investment is needed to help the publishing industry recover and grow. The investment will be ongoing, as PLSB will continue funding the growth of the collection over the coming years.

Quick facts
• Over the past 15 years, 40% of Alberta’s professional book publishers have relocated, sold their assets out of the province, or shut down entirely
• Cantook Station is a Canadian eBook distribution platform.
• These eBooks can be borrowed by all Alberta public library patrons.
• Each title can be borrowed simultaneously up to a circulation cap of 50 lends.
• Print copies of many of the collection titles are also available from library branches.

Paint Night Rescheduled from February 22 to March 2

15 February 2017

The Paint Night originally scheduled for February 22 has been moved to Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. We apoligize if this creates an inconvenience for anyone currently registered.

There is still space available. If you are interested, please contact the library. Ages 16+ are welcome to participate for a minimal registration fee of $25.

When We Were Young: Travelling Art Exhibit Visits the Library

27 January 2017

The travelling art exhibition is back at Rockford Library starting January 25. When We Were Young features the work of five female artists from Medicine Hat. The works explore the innocence and joy of childhood, relationships with siblings, and the unexpected and sometimes traumatic experiences of youth. See if any of these images spark your childhood memories. The exhibition is courtesy of the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. 

You can see the exhibit until February 22.

Moms N Tots Move to New Date & Time

10 January 2017

Effective January 31st, Moms and Tots will move to Wednesday afternoons, from 1:00 until 2:30. So there will be no Moms N Tots on Tuesday, January 31st.

We hope this change will be more convenient for everyone. Thanks for supporting this program.

It's a busy November at the Library!

01 November 2016

November is another month full of activities at the Rockyford Library.

Moms 'N' Tots are back to the regular time slot of 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday. Drop in with your preschooler for kids' playtime and moms' visiting time. Kids are away for the day? Come on in anyway.

Enjoy an Afternoon at the Movies for free on Wednesday, November 2, beginning at 3:00. The feature film is MY FAIR LADY, a musical classic. Bring a snack or savour some of our popcorn.

Wondering what Ashtanga Yoga is about? Danielle Harris will take you through its fundamentals during this free video-conference on Thursday, November 3, from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. The session ends with a guided meditation with singing bowls. Suitable for ages 16+. Wear comfortable clothes.

November is (Inter)National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Get started on your own writing project. Whether you are planning to meet NaNoWriMo's challenge or just want to find some time to write in the company of others, this is for you. There are three library writer-ins being offered on Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. this month. Drop in to any or all. The first session is at Drumheller Public Library on November 5; the second, Rockyford Library on November 19; the third, Three Hills Municipal Library on November 26. Pack a lunch. Bring a snack to share if you wish. 

Paint Night in the Village is from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10. Register early as these sessions are very popular. $25/person, ages 16+.

UFOs meet every Tuesday afternoon from 1:30 until 3:00. Bring your unfinished craft/knitting/crochet project, or enjoy some colouring time.

The photography group meets at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. Interested? Give us a call for more information on this month's project.

Art Display: Winter on the Wapiti

07 October 2016

Visit the library to see a new travelling art exhibit: Winter on the Wapiti.

This is Robert Guest's visual journal, created during a four-year project (1984-1989) along the river banks of the Wapiti River, far from urban life. Sketches were made day and night, and then finished in Robert's studio-cabin near the river. The paintings are made with alkyd paint on 8" by 10" panels.

The exhibition was first displayed at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in 1989 and was recently donated by the artist to the gallery's permanent collection.

It will be on display until November 5.

A big thank-you goes to the Esplanade and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and other program supporters for making this opportunity possible.

Get Creative at the Library

07 October 2016

This fall, the library is offering several outlets for your creativity.

Our second Paint Night in the Village is on Thursday, October 20, from 7 to 9. At $25/person for all supplies, it's a great deal. For more information, check out our calendar. Register soon as this session is already almost full.

Kids Can Paint is a special painting event for kids from 7 to 16 years old. Saturday, October 22, from 10 until noon. $25/participant. Space is limited so register soon.

Design and create your own Tree of Life pendant on Thursday, October 27, from 7-9. $30 covers the instruction and cost of all supplies.

NaNoWriMo is coming in November. This year, we are partnering with Three Hills Municipal Library and Drumheller Public Library to offer our future writers more opportunities to write in a more social environment.