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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Thursdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages birth to 19 months with an adult

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities designed specifically for babies.


Fridays
September 27, October 25, November 29
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
Ages 12 - 18

Find your PRIDE in the mezz at this drop-in monthly event open to all LGBTQ+ young adults and rainbow allies. Drop-in.


Sundays
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
All ages

Stories, songs, and sensory stuff every Sunday!

 


Tuesdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities designed specifically for this age group.


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Wednesdays and Fridays
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

Join us for fun stories, games and songs for preschoolers.


GirlNEW DAY! - Thursdays
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years

Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers!


Tuesdays and Thursdays
October 22 to November 21
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Downtown Branch
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room (Level 3)

Join us to improve your pronunciation skills and overcome common problems with English pronunciation.


Tuesdays
October 1 to November 5

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dawe Branch Program Room

This class will focus on everyday listening and speaking skills as well as vocabulary.


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Reading Tails is a three or four-week program for
six to 12-year olds who would like to practice their reading skills with a Central Alberta Humane Society-trained therapy dog and its handler. 

The program is designed to not only improve reading ability, but also increase a child’s confidence, communication and social skills! Registrations are now being taken.
Contact Deb for more information at 
disbister@rdpl.org


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Sundays
September 22, October 20, November 17
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
All ages under 9 with an adult

Create, build, and have fun with other Lego enthusiasts. Everyone (even adults) is welcome!


Wednesdays
September 25, October 23,  November 27
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Level 2 - Registration required

Join us for a review of cook books written by a well-known cook and sample one of the recipes!


Wedesdays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


Wednesdays
September 11, 25, October 9, 23 November 6, 20
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 55 and up

Drop in for crafting, reading or even just a lovely conversation about anything under the sun.


chesslogoMondays 
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All Ages

Bring the family, a friend or come solo to a fun evening of chess.


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September 30 - December 2
No meetings October 14 and November 11
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Grades 5 - 9

Join C.R.E.W. to create, read, eat, write and have fun hanging out with some new friends!


seniors

Start using that new laptop, check out an eBook onto your device, learn all about apps and more. We provide individual consultation to suit your needs.
Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576 ext. 2510 to arrange an appointment

 


September 16, October 21, November 18
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Have a Legal Question? Volunteer lawyers from the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic will provide a half an hour of free legal advice in civil, family and criminal law.


Saturday, October 26
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. 

October is Library Month and what better way to commemorate the importance of libraries then by meeting local authors!


Wednesdays
September 18 - December 4
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
For ages 14 - 18

Join us for this 12 week drop in support program cosponsored by the Red Deer High Risk Youth Coalition.



Note: Tech Help Drop-in on November 14 is cancelled. 

Thursdays 
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2 - Downtown Branch

Stumped by a question with your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Drop in with your device and your questions for help.


Saturdays
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Children’s Department
All ages 

Join us every Saturday afternoon for an hour of family fun!


Tuesdays
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
All ages under nine with an adult

Bring your family for crafts, games, stories and more every Tuesday evening!


Visit the Kiwanis Gallery at the Downtown
Branch and browse amazing 
artworks created by artists with
The Red Deer Arts Council. 

August 19 to October 14
Alberta Bound: Works by Lynn LeCorre

Exploring the Alberta landscape has kept Lynn continually striving to capture the natural light and changing colours that radiate the fields, hills and all its varying forms. She has been a 'en plein air’ artist for over 15 years. She strives to capture the relationship of colour through various compositions and formats while maintaining a painterly approach. She strives to capture the essence of the land and how the light enhances colour and form.
*First Fridays: September 6 and October 4

October 16 to November 17
Artist Proof: Cyanotype Prints by Robin Byrnes

 Cyanotype Prints by Robin Byrnes

This collection of artworks illustrate the depth and diversity of artists practicing in Red Deer and Central Alberta.  Inspired by monthly social gatherings of artists from multiple disciplines, this exhibit is descriptive of the artists, their media and working environments. Using cyanotype photographic process to interpret digital and hand-drawn images, the exhibit consists of close-up and in situ portraits of skilled artists who practice a variety of visual, performing, literary and other arts. Robin's exhibit is representative of the unique one-of-a-kind nature of the cyanotype prints.
*First Friday: November 1

November 19 to December 22
Out of the Kitchen:Works by Susan Barker and Issy Covey 

These two artists have been creating their artwork in the kitchen, the heart of the home, in the midst of the hustle and bustle. Working from their kitchens has inspired both artists to create 'kitchen' art about the place they work. The work is immediately available to walk past and check on the clay or add a few brush loads of paint, then carry on with daily life or continue to work on their pieces throughout the day. What would your kitchen produce if you were an artist?
*First Friday: December 6

*First Friday Red Deer Openings are held in the Snell Auditorium from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and feature visits from the artist(s) or entertainment/activities and refreshments. First Fridays are reserved for Red Deer Arts Council members and affiliates and library members.

 


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Fridays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years with an adult

Stories, songs rhymes and activities for active toddlers!


KidsMondays 
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 3 to 5

Sing, dance and jump your way through Monday morning! Join us for an adventure!


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Wednesdays and Fridays
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

Join us for fun stories, games and songs for preschoolers.


Held the first and third Monday of each month except September 2
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Join our informal group, work on your projects, and meet others interested in the knitted arts. Light refreshments will be served. More info: kdrok@rdpl.org.


Wednesdays
September 18 - November 13
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium
Grades 6 - 9

We’ve partnered with Improv Jelly to bring improv fun and learning to kids! 


Wednesdays, October 2 to November 6toastmasterslogo
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dawe Library Program Room

Fight the fear of speaking in public! 


Tuesdays
October 22, November 19
6 p.m.- 8 p.m
Level 2
Registration required

Try something new with us! In October, make a rag coaster, and in November, upcycle book pages to make a Christmas pine cone ornament.


Fridays
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Birth to 19 months
with an adult

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities designed specifically for each age group.


Saturdays
October 26, November 23
1 p.m.- 2 p.m.
All ages under eight with an adult

Drop in to explore the world of puppets. Make your own puppet shows with the variety of DIY puppets. Families welcome and encouraged.


Tuesdays and Thursdays
October 22 to November 21
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Downtown Branch
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room (Level 3)

Join us to improve your pronunciation skills and overcome common problems with English pronunciation.


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10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages: Birth to 19 months

Enjoy activities which explore music, art, baby sign language, literacy and mindfulness!


Fridays
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
All ages under nine with an adult

It's family time! Join us Friday afternoons for an all ages family storytime with fun activities.