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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


These five nature-themed backpacks backpackhelp your family explore the great outdoors. Each bag includes books and activities focusing on: Forests, Gardening, Hiking, Bugs, or Birds! 


Tuesdays (returns September 12)
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.


 

reading dog

Reading Tails is a 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.
Registrations are presently being taken for the fall.
Contact Deb for more information at disbister@rdpl.org

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ALL PROGRAMS ARE FULL

Monday, September 25, and Tuesdays
September 26, October 24 and November 21
art 
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required.

 

 

 

 


chesslogoMondays (Returns on September 11)
Adults - 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Children5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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


Whether you want to start using that
new seniorslaptop you got as a present or check out an eBook onto your device, we provide individual consultation to suit your needs.
Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576 ext: 2510
or email ttilly@rdpl.org
to arrange an appointment.


All open hours in September and October

Get active this fall, and read at the same time along the 1 km Dr. George Trail.  This fall’s title is “Stretch” by everyone’s favourite Doreen Cronin and it will have you walking, stretching and laughing with your whole family!

 

Co-presented by Waskasoo Environmental Education Society and Red Deer Public Library.

 


Tuesdays, September 19 to November 7
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

In collaboration with Toastmasters, this eight session course will improve your public speaking skills. 

 


librarian

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 
September 12, 26, October 24, November 7, 21

1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Ages three and up

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

 



seniorsWhether you want to start using that new laptop you got as a present or check out an eBook onto your device, we provide individual consultations to suit your needs.

Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576, ext 2510 to arrange an appointment at the Dawe Branch.

 


Join us for these awesome art and creative craft activities.

All ages
under eight with an adult
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.*

 


ALL PROGRAMS ARE FULL

Monday, September 24
and Tuesday, September 26 (Tuesday program full) ,
Monday, October 24 and Monday, November 21 
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required. 

 

 


Fridaysreading

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.


Red Deer Public Library is seeking enthusiastic adults or college/high school students 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 in two one-hour sessions each week for a three week period.  For full details, call 403-346-4576 and ask for Reading Pals or email readingpals@rdpl.org.


Tuesdays and Thursdays,
September 19 to October 5
October 19 to November 7
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

This six session course will teach you computer basics, Internet safety, ways to search for information, and how to format documents. 

 


Friday September 29bookcover
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join us for a night of wine tasting, appies, and entertainment as we celebrate Red Deer Reads, our city’s Community-Wide Book Club! 


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. Program runs all year.

 


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 at which you would like a tour. 

 

 

 

 


Tuesdays and Thursdays,
September 19 to October 5
October 19 to November 7
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

This six session course will teach you computer basics, Internet safety, ways to search for information, and how to format documents. 

 


Thursdays
September 7 - November 30
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2

Need help using your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Stop by and we will help!


Saturdays  toddler
11 a.m.

All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages! 
Storytime with a twist - each week is a new adventure - dance parties, playdates, puppet shows, mega bloks, family stories and more! 

 

 

 


Tutoring is great ways 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.

 


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

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


Saturdays  toddler
11 a.m.

All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages! 
Storytime with a twist - each week is a new adventure - dance parties, playdates, puppet shows, mega bloks, family stories and more! 

 

 

 


Wednesdays,
August 2 to October 4
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Instructor Lisa Ramsay will guide you through this 10 week course.  


Mondays, September 11 to October 30
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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

 


Saturdayssun
September 30, October 28 and November 25
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Families welcome

Join us for this fun and interactive program for Russian speaking families.

 

 

 


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

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


science

Featuring exciting experiments and fun science activities"

All ages (under eight with an adult)
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Challenge forms available at every Library service desk on the first day of each month and contests close on the last day. Monthly prize draw.

July -
 Geo Cache, Scavenger Hunt -  Family Friendly Fun - Loop Campaign

August -Sports Quiz

September - Pub Quiz, Trivial Pursuit




KidsMondays (returns September 11)
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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


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.                      


Books on the Bus connects logoRed Deer Transit riders with free reading material to enjoy during their commute, on their lunch break
or anytime. Books for all ages and reading abilities are available
including children’s books, graphic novels and fiction and non-fiction for adults.


Do you have books you would like to donate?
(paperback only please)
Donations are accepted at the Dawe Centre, Downtown Recreation Centre, Collicutt Centre, Sorenson Station, 
City Hall or COSMOS North.

Patrners:
Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (Capra), Cosmos, Red Deer Public Library and Red Deer Transit.


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.


Mondayscoffeecup
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-17 ONLY

Swing by the mezz - the only café in town reserved exclusively for teens.- for a free coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Stay for the free wi-fi, great company and chill atmosphere!

 


book

Wednesdays
September 13, 27
October 11, 25
November 8, 22
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages eight and up

Drop in for storytelling games, theatre, puppets and more. We’ll make new stories every week!

 

 


yrca
The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) and is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. Students in Grades 4-12 from Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Montana, and Idaho will determine which author will be the winner of this literary award by reading the books and voting for their favourite. Voting begins in October but you can start reading today! 

For more details, ask a staff member or see the FAQ page on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca. 


Wednesdays
September 27, October 25, November 22  
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium
Ages 12 - 15 (Moms are welcome to join)

Celebrate the beauty of being a girl!