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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Wednesdays, March 23 and April 13 and Monday, May 2logo
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Learn how to read or listen to eBooks and eAudiobooks on your tablet or smartphone using the Overdrive app. This is an interactive walkthrough, so please bring your own device.


chesslogoMondays (last club until fall is June 20)
Adults - 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Children - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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


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10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room


KidsMondays,
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 and their parent or caregiver. Program runs all year.                      


Reading Tails is a four-week program for reading dog
six to 12-year olds who would like to practice
their reading skills with an SPCA-trained  
therapy dog and its handler.
Registrations are presently being taken.

Contact Deb for more information at
403-346-4688 or disbister@rdpl.org.

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BearWednesdays
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ages two and up

Come in your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffie, and snuggle up with your parents as you enjoy stories, songs and rhymes before bed. Ages two years and up.


Saturdays  toddler
11 a.m.

All ages

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


Lighthouse

Held the first Wednesday of each month.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Snell Auditorium

Share some favourite travel anecdotes or get inspired by listening to others. Pictures and souveniers welcome. Admission is free.


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Families are encouraged to take a walk around the one kilometre loop at Kerry Wood Nature Centre and read a story together along the way. 

Each laminated page of “What Forest Knows” by George Ella Lyon, leads you to the next one on the trail. Trail Tales combines literacy, physical activity and nature in  one fun adventure. What better way to read a story with your family!

Watch for our new spring story in April, 2016! 
Co-presented by Waskasoo Environmental Education Society and Red Deer Public Library.

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The first and third Tuesday of the month book
Starts April 5
7 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Using Karen Armstrong’s book Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life as a guide, join host Tymmarah Zehr to discuss how to make our lives and the world a more compassionate place.




toddlers and bookWednesdays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
and
Fridays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For ages three to five

Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.
Last day for this program is June 3. Will resume in September.


codedpersonThursdays (Alternates with Teen Club)
March 10, 24, April 7, 21, May 5, 19
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Grade 6 +

Learn to program and code computers with the Library’s own Raspberry Pi’s.

 


 

Book a tour for your preschool,
daycare,libraryclub, school class, homeschooling families
in the historic firehall Children’s Library downtown.

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

Call 403-346-4688 for more information
or to book a time.

 

 

 


Saturdays April 9, May 7crafts
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Children's Department
Ages eight and up
(under eight accompanied by a parent or caregiver)

Do you love to build and create things?
Each program will feature a different way to express your creativity!

 


FridaysBaby

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

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers. Ages birth to 3 years and their parent and or caregivers.

 


Saturday, May 7ilovemom
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Drop-in and create a special craft to give to your mother on Mother's Day!

 


toddlers and bookWednesdays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
and
Fridays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For ages three to five

Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.
Last day for this program is June 3. Will resume in September.


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Be a Volunteer Reading Pal!

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 1-6) who are struggling with reading and/or writing.


Saturday, May 7freecomics
Drop in any time 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-18

Bring one of yours, take one of ours… or his, or hers.  If  you don’t have a comic book, graphic novel, or manga to trade, come on in and take one of ours.  In fact, take five!


KidsMondays,
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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


First Thursday of each month colouring
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium


What is adult colouring?  It is a simple way to express yourself and de-stress.
Try it with us. We will bring the colouring pages and supplies. No registration required.

 

 


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Looking for things for your kids to do this summer?  
Borrow games, puzzles and toys for all ages from
our Toy Lending Library at the Downtown Branch.  
We even have puzzles and games for teens
and adults to borrow!


First Saturday of each month LEGO
March 5, April 2, May 7
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.  
Ages six and up, under six, bring an adult

Enjoy a free build LEGO® activity using our extensive inventory. Drop-in.


teddybearTuesdays
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Join us
on Tuesday nights for stories, songs, crafts, and activities. Every week will feature a different favourite character or theme!

 

Last Pajama Fun is May 31 and will resume again in September.

 


tutorGet back more than you give. We have the perfect opportunity for you. 

Tutoring is a great way to help a newcomer to Canada, or a Canadian-born learner improve their literacy skills. Learners are at a variety of levels. You do not need to have teaching experience or ESL training to assist these learners. A two hour per week commitment is all we ask. Training and support provided.
Call 403 346-2533 or email adultlit@rdpl.org for more information.


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

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes. Ages three to five years.


Second Monday of each month books
March 14, April 11, May 9
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Have you recently read a book? Do you want to share with other book lovers how much you loved or hated it?

 


ToddlerTuesdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
19 months to age two


Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


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Alternates with Tell-a-Story!

Wednesdays
May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 15
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages seven and up

Drop in fun at a variety of stations such as painting, claywork, paper crafts, LEGO and much more!
 

 


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.


birdsThursdays, April 28 – June 16
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.


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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 403-346-4688 for more information or to book a visit.


Monday, May 2girlthinking
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
Ages 12-18

Summer job hunting season is fast approaching!
Attend the mezz resume writing workshop and
give your resume a reboot! (Bonus:  you’ll have
the opportunity to practice some interview skills too).  
Join us and get job-hunt ready!

 


Every Wednesday coffee
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 12-18

Join us in the Mezz for a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate every Wednesday after school! Bring your homework, favourite book, or a friend to hang out with, and warm up with a hot bevvie!


Mondayslogo
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room


Violin

12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Snell Auditorium

Join us for free lunch hour concerts the first Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided by Cafe Noir. Bring a bagged lunch.

 


chesslogoMondays (last club until fall is June 20)
Adults - 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Children - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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


Mondayslogo
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room