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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Thursdays 
booksSeptember 12, October 10, November 14
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Love to read? Want to share your latest great read or find great recommendations? This is the book club for you!


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 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.


Thursdays 
booksSeptember 12, October 10, November 14
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Love to read? Want to share your latest great read or find great recommendations? This is the book club for you!


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!


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.


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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


Tuesdays and Thursdays
November 5 to 28
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Adult Literacy Program Office

This eight-session learning opportunity will teach you computer basics, Internet safety, ways to search for information and how to format documents.


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!


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Held the third Wednesday of each month
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Join us and discuss books chosen by Fireside Readers members.


Saturday, November 16
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ages 9 and up

Whose cuisine will reign supreme? Come show off your culinary skills using our secret ingredient. 

 


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.


GirlThursdays
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years

Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers!


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.


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.


chesslogoMondays 
Last program December 9. Program resumes January 6.
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All Ages

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


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.


Friday, November 15
7 p.m. -  8:30 p.m.
Downtown Branch 
Level 4

Learn the art of port tasting from Jean-Guy Chiasson, owner of Wonderful Pours.


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

 


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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!



malllogoSecond Thursday of each month 
September 12, October 10, November 14

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Food Court Fireplace

Enjoy outstanding stories, puppet shows and songs!


reading

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!


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.


Wednesdays
September 18, October 16, November 20
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Timberlands Branch
All ages

Drop in and get hands-on with our Innovation Lab tech toys!


Saturdays
September 21, October 19, November 16
All ages 
under nine with an adult

- crafts, acts and fun made with kindness - 


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Freedom to Read Week
February 23 - 29, 2020

Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Come celebrate this important literary week at RDPL by exercising your freedom to read - browse our collections and check out our Freedom to Read displays to find your next great read. 

For more information, please visit www.freedomtoread.ca

 


Tuesdays and Thursdays
November 5 to 28
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Adult Literacy Program Office

This eight-session learning opportunity will teach you computer basics, Internet safety, ways to search for information and how to format documents.


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.


Wednesday, November 20
2 p.m. - 3.30 p.m.

Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
For adults
Registration required

Create an adorable succulent you’ll never have to water!


Sundays
September 15, November 17

12 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

The public are invited to attend script reads for upcoming Red Deer Player’s
performances.


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

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


Reading Tails is a three or four-week program dogwithbook
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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Thursdayslogo
November 7, 14, 21, 28
4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Level 2
All Ages

Are you writing a novel in a month? Destroy your writer’s block by writing with other authors.


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

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


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.


Interactive Library held all weekdays and Sundays.

Our Interactive Library Weekdays and Sundays offers time to explore, play and win prizes!

December Interactive Sundays
The Elf on the Library Shelf is back from December 1 to 23.

There are prizes every day in our Book Advent Calendar for anyone who spots him in the Dawe Branch and enters the draw. Ask at the Dawe Branch for more details.

January Interactive Sundays
Happy Families Have Fun Together!

Complete these fun literacy challenges and enter a draw for a chance to win the new Kobo eReader with an instant access to Overdrive, your source of free digital books from your library!

February Interactive Sundays
I Spy Battleship
Dust off your spyglass and play I Spy Battleship all February long. Challenge yourself to find all the hidden items and enter our draw to win your own treasure box! Ask us for more details.


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

Self-guided stations for the whole family including stories, songs and sensory stuff! 

 


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.


Thursdays 
September 12, October 10, November 14
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This free program series, designed to provide access to quality and accessible legal information to the Red Deer community, is cosponsored by Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic and Red Deer Public Library.


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.


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.


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.


Thursdays
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ages 12 - 25

Watch anime, read manga, play video games and meet new people!