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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Fridaysbaby
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Birth to 19 months
with an adult

Stories songs rhymes and activities designed specifically for each age group. Last program until fall is June 29. 


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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.


Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27
Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24
Monday, May 28 and Tuesday, May 29 
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required.


GirlWednesdays
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Ages 19 months to three years of age and their parent or caregiver. Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers! Program runs all year.


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Make this the Summer Reading Program for your birth to two-year-olds!

Reading is the best way to prepare kids for school! Children aged birth to five years (up to entering kindergarten) can join this self-paced literacy program to prepare them to be lifelong readers and learners! Register at any branch.


Tuesdays
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
All ages 

Enjoy this evening family storytime with fun activities. 
Dress in your pajamas, bring your favourite stuffie and listen to stories before bedtime.

 

 

 


Friday, June 1logo
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 2
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rotary Recreation Park (beside the Museum)

Join the Red Deer Public Library crew as we perform puppet shows, read stories, sing songs and spread joy  at Central Alberta’s Annual Children’s Festival!

www.centralalbertachildrensfestival.ca

 


baby with glasses and bookThursdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages birth to 19 months with an adult 

Stories songs rhymes and activities designed specifically for babies. Program runs all year.                      


“Geek Out” this summer with the TD Summer Reading Club!
Registration begins June 16, 2018 on National TD SRC Kick-Off Day at all branches.

The best party of the summer!
Join the Kick-Off Party June 23, 2018 at the Downtown Branch!

    An initiative of Library and Archives Canada

 

 

 


Thursdays
May 3 to June 7
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dawe Centre Room

Intended for foreign professionals such as nurses, physicians, pharmacists, engineers, accountants, teachers, lawyers, etc., this course will build on vocabulary, pronunciation and idioms.

 


KidsMondays 
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Stories, songs, activities and crafts for three to five-year-olds.


Book a tour of any of our three Branches for your preschool, daycare,club, school class, homeschooling families.

We can customize your tour to include general library services for children, highlights of the buildings, storytime, research help, and more!

Call 403-346-4576 and ask for the branch you would like to tour.


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.


Tutoring is a great way to help a Canadian-born learner or a newcomer to Canada improve their literacy skills. Teaching experience or ESL training is not needed to assist these learners.

A two hour per week commitment is all we ask. Training and support provided.

Get back more than you give. We have the perfect opportunity for you. Call 403-346-2533 or email adultlit@rdpl.org for more information.


Mondays
April 9 - June 4
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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


seniors

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

 


Mondays
March 26, April 30, May 28
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Love to read romance? Come talk about your favourite genre!


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Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you!

Consider inviting Children’s Library staff to your preschool, daycare, agency or community group to talk about the resources and services Red Deer Public Library offers to children and families.

Call 403-346-4576 for more information or to book a visit.


Tuesdays
March 6, 20, April 3, 17, May 1, 15 and 29
1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
For ages three and up (under eight with an adult)

Join us for a variety of puppet shows, stories and interactive fun.


Red Deer Public Library is seeking enthusiastic adults or college/high school students (Grade 10+) to volunteer their time as a Reading Pal with elementary school children (Grades 1-5) who are struggling with reading and/or writing. You will work with one student for six one-hour sessions over a two-week period in a group setting. Training, support and resources are provided. For full details, email readingpals@rdpl.org.

 


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Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games to keep everyone busy over the summer. Remember to check out the adult puzzles on Level 2 as well!

 

 


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Saturdays
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m

All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages!


Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27
Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24
Monday, May 28 and Tuesday, May 29 
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required.


Summer Trail Tales
At Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Dr George Trail

Trail Tales returns in July with a great new title, Stella, Fairy of the Forest by Marie-Louise Gay.
Follow the book pages along the Dr. George Trail (One km loop) at Kerry Wood Nature Centre with your family this summer!

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Wednesdays
March 21 to May 30
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Dawe Branch Program Room

 An instructor will guide you through this10-week course. Class is limited to 12 participants. Cost is $50 per person.


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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 designed specifically for each age group. Program runs all year.


Wednesdayspokemonlogo
May 2, 16, 30, June 13, 27, July 11, 25,
August 8, 22
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages five and up (under eight with an adult)

Drop-in and get together with Pokémon Trading Card and video game fans and have some fun!


stories

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.


chesslogoMondays
(Last club date is June 18)
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All Ages

All levels of players are welcome.
Cosponsored with the Alberta Chess Association.


Friday, June 1logo
10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 2
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Rotary Recreation Park (beside the Museum)

Join the Red Deer Public Library crew as we perform puppet shows, read stories, sing songs and spread joy  at Central Alberta’s Annual Children’s Festival!

www.centralalbertachildrensfestival.ca

 


reading dog

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 about fall sessions at disbister@rdpl.org

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