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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Saturday, October 19
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 8 and up under nine with an adult

Join us for a presentation of "Manitoba Music Makers", adapted from the Brothers Grimm's popular fairy tale, "The Bremen Town Musicians"! Presented by the Red Deer Reader's Theatre Group.


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.


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.


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3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
All Ages

Play Pokémon with other fans!
Our league promotes friendship, communication skills, and fair play.


Wednesdays
September 18 - November 13
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! 


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

- crafts, acts and fun made with kindness - 


a family program for children aged six to 12 and their parents or guardiansNativefriendshiplogo

Select Thursdays 
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

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


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.


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!


GirlNEW DAY! - Thursdays
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years

Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers!


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

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


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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!


An Evening with James Maskalykjames
2019 Red Deer Reads Winning Author

Thursday, October 17
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Downtown Branch
Level 4

Meet doctor and activist  James Maskalyk and get an up close, personal account of his life experiences which led him to write Life on the Ground Floor: Letters from the Edge of Emergency Medicine. Refreshments served.


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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.


Wednesdays, October 2 to November 6toastmasterslogo
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dawe Library Program Room

Fight the fear of speaking in public! 


New members welcome anytime.lamp

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.


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!


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

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


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

 


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!



Note: Tech Help Drop-in on November 14 is cancelled. 

Thursdays 
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2 - Downtown Branch

Stumped by a question with your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Drop in with your device and your questions for help.


All Branches of Red Deer Public Library will be 
closed Monday, October 14 for Thanksgiving Day.

Regular hours resume Tuesday, October 15.

Happy Thanksgiving!


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.


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

Stories, songs, and sensory stuff every Sunday!

 


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.

 


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.


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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 dog

Reading Tails is a three or 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. 

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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Tuesdays
October 1 to November 5

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Dawe Branch Program Room

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


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

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


Join us for this Family Fun Nights Special Event!martycartooncats

Tuesday, October 15
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Open to all ages, adults included!

Join us for a special presentation by award-winning author, Marty Chan, as he introduces us to his latest books, tells us about his writing process and performs magic tricks (we hear there may be a straightjacket involved)!