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NEW! Program runs all summer!

Wednesdays

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!


Birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiverbaby with glasses and book

 

Fridays 2 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
(Friday Babytimes at the Downtown Branch continue all summer)



toddlers and book
Wednesdays 

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
OR
Fridays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For ages three to five

Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.


 

Beginning May 41000logo

Reading to children is the best way to prepare them for school This free program encourages families to spend quality time together and promote pre-literacy and learning by reading 1000 books before the child starts Kindergarten. Any child from birth to entering kindergarten can participate in this self-paced early literacy program.


Come to any of our branches starting May 4 to register and pick up your reading log. Any book read by anybody counts. Bring your reading log back at predetermined spots to get small prizes. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless!

 

 

 



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 403-318-9312 to arrange an appointment at the Dawe Branch.


A Super Fun Saturdays Program

Saturdays
April 25 and May 30
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

All ages

Bring the whole family for a big surprise. Our Mystery Storytelling guest will take you on a journey to the world of games, crafts and more.


Monday to Friday logo
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sundays
CLOSED


If you're planning a special event or meeting at the Downtown Library and wish refreshments outside of these hours, contact our friendly Café Noir staff at 403-342-9109 who will do their best to accommodate you.


Saturdays at 11 a.m. (program runs all summer)reading
Ages two and up

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. Families are encouraged!


Bear

NEW! Program runs all summer!
Ages two and up. Families are encouraged!

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

Downtown Branch
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 


KidsMondays
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages: Three to five-year-olds

Have fun with stories, songs, and activities.      

                                                          


chesslogoMondays - ends June 15
Children - 5 p.m. -  6 p.m. 
Adults - 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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



NEW! Program runs all summer!

Tuesdays

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


Thursdays until 4 p.m.
Grades 4 and 5

 

Whether it’s board games, watching cartoons, playing video games or coloring, you’ll have fun with friends old and new!


Thursdays (Alternates with Makers’ Club)jack in the box

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ages 12+ are invited to join us for adventures in pop-culture. From Divergent trivia to Cosplay, join us every other Thursday for fun times @ Dawe.


NEW! Program runs all summer!

Tuesdays

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


Monday, April 27recording
3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room

That’s a wrap!

 


dogandworkerReading Tails is a four-week program for six to 12-year-olds who would like to practice their reading skills with a trained therapy dog and its handler.

Tuedays
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Children's Department


Mondays (ends June 15)carelogo

Dawe Branch
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Downtown Branch
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

This is a special reading club for youth who are new English speakers. We will read an exciting book together and learn new English language skills!


FridaysBaby

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers. Ages birth to 24 months. (Ends May 29)

 


Thursdays April 16 to June 4birds
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Art of Friendship is an 8 week course designed to help people who feel lonely or isolated learn and practice the skills that help people make and keep friends.


Bear

NEW! Program runs all summer!
Ages two and up. Families are encouraged!

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

Downtown Branch
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 


Have you heard about the ME card? MElogo
It's now available for Red Deer Public Library members!

With a simple online registration process, RDPL card holders in good standing can access materials at other participating public libraries in Alberta!

To register your card, please access http://www.melibraries.ca/

A ME card does require an email account so be sure to set yours up today through yourBibliocommons account!

For a list of participating ME libraries:https://melibraries.ca/participating.php


Ages birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiverbaby with glasses and book

 

Thursdays 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(Downtown Thursday Babytimes continue all summer)



dogandworkerReading Tails is a four-week program for six to 12-year-olds who would like to practice their reading skills with a trained therapy dog and its handler.

Tuedays
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Children's Department


Friday, April 24dvd
3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Ages Seven and up

Rated PG-13 for momentary strong language, please use discretion

Cinderella is a wonderful story for all ages!


toddlers and book
Wednesdays 

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
OR
Fridays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For ages three to five

Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.


Monday and Friday morningscoffeebookglasses
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Drop in at the Timberlands Branch on Monday and Friday mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while relaxing in our comfy chairs, reading the newspaper or a magazine, working on a puzzle, or looking for your next great read!


Wednesday, April 22troll
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Teens, watch the wacky Boxtrolls movie on the big screen and build a Boxtroll of your own!

 


TD Summer Reading Club 2015TDLOGO

a joint initiative with Library and Archives Canada

Ages two to 11 years

Come “Play!” at Red Deer Public Library

Online registration begins June 1st - check website for details

In-person registration begins at all branches on June 20

Your very own reading kit includes stickers, activity notebooks,

a web access code and great ideas for books this summer!  

Play with new friends, play with reading, play in programs,

get cool prizes for reading, and JUST HAVE FUN!  And it’s all free!

Watch www.rdpl.org, and check us out on Facebook and Twitter

for details on the dates and locations of all of our summer reading events.


Monday and Friday morningscoffeebookglasses
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Drop in at the Timberlands Branch on Monday and Friday mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while relaxing in our comfy chairs, reading the newspaper or a magazine, working on a puzzle, or looking for your next great read!


Bear

NEW! Program runs all summer!
Ages two and up. Families are encouraged!

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

Timberlands Branch
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 


Interested in helping an adult with literacy skills logo
or a newcomer to Canada improve their English
language skills?

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

Call 403 346- 2533 for more information.