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Read for 15 Challenge (January 27 & 28)

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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Mondays
December 2, January 6, February 3
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.  

Come for a story, music, and a craft in this program for adults with special needs and their caregivers. 

 



playdateThursdays
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
For ages three to five with an adult

Drop in and play! Toys and self-guided activities provided.


Sundays 
December 8, 15, 29, January 5, 12, 26, February 2, 9, 23
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Ages 12 -17

Put your game face on and get ready to throw down with some of our awesome games. Snacks are on us!


Mondays, January 6 and February 3
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Level 2
Ages 16+

Find out what new titles have arrived at the library in the last month. We'll also tell you what great library events are happening soon.

 


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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!


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Read for 15 minutes Monday, January 27 or Tuesday, January 28 and report it to us! Help make Red Deer Canada’s most “readerly” community! 


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

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

 


10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
All ages under nine with an adult

Something different every week, from stories and songs to crafts and activity stations. 


Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 21 to February 13
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dawe Centre Room
For adults

Join us to improve your pronunciation skills and overcome common problems with English pronunciation. Free childcare available during this class. 


Thursdays
January 30, February 27

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
For Adults

If your resolution was to love where you live, join us for a year of challenges based on the book by Melody Warnick, This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live.


Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Level 2
For adults

Not comfortable with computers and want to learn more?


Tuesday, January 28
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ages 12 -17

Learn how to make your own shrunken plastic keychain!


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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


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Select dates and times (details below)
Snell Auditorium

Join us for this cultural literacy program cosponsored with Red Deer Native Friendship Society.


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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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.


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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Monday, January 27 or Tuesday, January 28 (repeat programs)
Monday, February 24 or Tuesday, February 25 (repeat programs)
5:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Become an artist at this program which offers instruction on how to paint and create! No experience required.


Saturday, February 1
Dawe Program Room 
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
For Grades 6 to 8

Come play with robots with Red Deer College's CanCODE program!

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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 for active toddlers!


Wednesdays
December 11, January 15, 29,
February 12, 26
1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages 55 and up

If you’re looking for a program that’s flexible and tailored to your own interests, this is it!


1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Ages 7 - 12  under nine with an adult

Join us every Saturday afternoon for an hour of these fun programs for tweens!


Thursdays
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ages 12 - 25

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


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3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Grades 3 to 9

SNAP (Settlement for Newcomers through Activities and Programs) provides programs for immigrant and refugee youth.


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

Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers!


Mondays except Stat holidays
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Did you get a new tech toy for Christmas or are you stumped by a question with your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Drop in with your device and your questions for help.


January 25, February 1, 23, March 15, 21
2 p.m. - 4 p.m
Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery (4525 47a Ave)
Ages 13+

Pre-register to book your 20 minute tour of the Anne Frank House wearing virtual reality Goggles.


Join our adult reading challenge in 2020! Read a book a week or 52 in the year. This is an ongoing self-led challenge. Keep track yourself, or pick up a tracking sheet from any branch.
Watch for reader meet-ups every quarter! More info:
cbrown@rdpl.org or pklein@rdpl.org

 


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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

 


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.


Saturday, February 1
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
All ages (under 9 with an adult)

We're building Lego City Kits! Come join the fun! Registration required.


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!


Saturday, February 1
Dawe Program Room 
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
For Grades 3 to 5 under nine with an adult

Come play with robots with Red Deer College's CanCODE program!

Drop in Conversation Club for English Language Learners

Mondays starting January 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Grades 5 to 9

Practicing your English language skills doesn’t have to be boring!


Keep your family active and happy throughout the winter and win great prizes!

Beginning in January 2020, pick up your Red Deer Choosewell Bingo sheet at any library branch or download it here. Complete it by visiting free programs around Red Deer which promote healthy eating and active living! 

Check out our RDPL PICKS - Choosewell Bingo Help Guide for activity guides and library resources to help you complete your Choosewell Bingo Sheet! 


Visit the Kiwanis Gallery at the Downtown
Branch and browse amazing 
artworks created by artists with
The Red Deer Arts Council. 

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

December 31 to February 17
Shadow Man Works by Paul Boultbee

This series of mixed media works combines Paul’s memories and experiences of his travels but through his shadow as an autobiographical form that relies on symbols and materials to convey meaning. Through these haunting images, Paul hopes to encourage the viewer to reflect on their own place in the world, however fleeting that may be.
*First Fridays: January 3 and February 7

February 19 to April 19
2020 Vision: A Red Deer Arts Council Visual Arts Members Juried Exhibition

The Red Deer Arts Council invited its visual arts members to submit work for its annual members’ exhibition. We can’t help but draw a connection between the year 2020 and visual art. This exhibition theme is open to many interpretations and we can’t wait to see what direction members will take with this idea and their own artwork. They may choose to explore their personal world view, the process of sight itself, represent literally what you see, a way of seeing or a more conceptual view or vision – it was up to them to decide.
This should be a very exciting exhibition with many layers of interest.
*First Fridays: March 6 and April 3 

*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.

 


Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 21 to February 13
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Dawe Centre Room
For adults

Join us to improve your pronunciation skills and overcome common problems with English pronunciation. Free childcare available during this class. 


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.


Wednesdays
December 4, 18, January 15, 29, February 12, 26
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
All ages

Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Then come out and join other trainers for a fun afternoon of trading and battling!


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.


Mondays
January 13 to March 9
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Library Program Room

For adults

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


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.


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.


Wednesdays starting January 15
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium
Grades 6 - 9

We’ve partnered with Improv Jelly to bring improv fun and learning to kids! 


Sundays
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
All ages

Every Sunday morning we’ll pull out tents and tunnels for families to crawl through or read inside!


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.


Mondays startinglogo January 13
No program February 17
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!


Tuesdays
January 14 to March 3
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dawe Program Room
For adults

In this eight-week course, work on strategies and skills to be successful when taking the IELTS exam.


Thursdays except Stat holidays
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2 - Downtown Branch

Did you get a new tech toy for Christmas or are you stumped by a question with your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Drop in with your device and your questions for help.


Tuesdays and Thursdays
January 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Level 2
For adults

Not comfortable with computers and want to learn more?


Thursdays
January 30, February 27
6 p.m to 7:30 p.m.
Ages 15+

Join us for a fun night of socializing and crafting.