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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


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.

 


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.


Thursday, February 20
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ages 12 -17

School’s out! Come make your own Star Wars perler bead piece.


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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.


Friday, February 21
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Celebrate your own mother language by bringing your family to the library for a day full of fun activities!


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!


Registration required!

February 18, 19, 20 and 21
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
For ages 8 to 12
Snell Auditorium

Think you have what it takes to be a soldier in the Roman Army?




logoThe nominees have been announced for the 2020 Young Reader’s Choice Awards and the books are ready to borrow from RDPL! Students in Grades 4 - 9 decide the winner by reading the books and voting for their favourite. Voting begins Spring 2020. Find details at pnla.org/young-readers-choice-award.


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

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


Registration required!

February 18, 19, 20 and 21
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
For ages 8 to 12
Snell Auditorium

Think you have what it takes to be a soldier in the Roman Army?


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.


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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!


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.


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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


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.


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!


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.


Held the second and fourth Monday of each month 

Mondays

December 9, 23, January 13, 27, February 10, 24
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Join our informal group, work on your projects, and meet others interested in the knitted arts.


Saturdays and Sundays
November 30, December 1, December 28, December 29 and February 23
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
All ages (under 9 with an adult)

Need to get away from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? This is the program for you!


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!


Mark your calendar for April 23, 2020 and support your library!

 Red Deer Public Library is the cornerstone of our community! 

RDPL's three branches are inclusive spaces where people of all ages, backgrounds and needs connect with one another, learn new things, discover new interests, get started on the path to new careers, and more. We offer innovative programs, promote lifelong learning, connect people to technology and advance knowledge. 

This Library Giving Day, help keep your library a vibrant place forour community to learn, grow, and thrive! 

Visit www.rdpl.org/about/support to find out how you can elevate and support your local library during this one-day online fundraising event.


Mondays
December 2, 16, January 13, 27, February 10, 24
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Interested in writing a children’s story? Family history? Short stories, rants, articles? The novel bubbling inside of you?


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

 


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! 


chesslogoMondays last program June 22
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All Ages

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


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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

 


Saturday, February 22
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
All ages under nine with an adult

Come and test your skill at building and designing your very own unicorn trap.


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

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


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!


June is National Indigenous Peoples Month and RDPL is celebrating all month with displays, events and special programs! Watch for details!

 


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!


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 personalized 1-on-1 help.


art

Saturday, February 22
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dawe Branch Program Room
All Ages

Drop in with the whole family to explore a variety of art styles.


Monday, February 10, Wednesday, February 19,
Mondays, February 24 and March 2 
1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2

Are you EI Eligible and looking for jobs in shipping/receiving purchasing, warehouse, material management, inventory departments?


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
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.


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

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

 


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!



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.


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.


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!


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!


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 dogs and their handlers. 

Improve reading ability, confidence and social skills in the company of friendly dogs who love to spend time with children while they read! Registrations are being taken for Spring sessions.
Contact Deb for more information or to register at disbister@rdpl.org

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Mondays
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Love to read romance? Come talk about your favourite genre!


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.


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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.


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.


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

Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers!


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.


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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!


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!


Interactive Library held all weekdays and Sundays.

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

March - Nutrition Month
Keep your family active and happy!  Submit your Red Deer Family Winter Choosewell Bingo sheet at any branch to win great prizes!

April - Game of Gnomes
Search the Dawe Branch for Game of Thrones characters disguised as
garden gnomes. Compete for and claim your throne!

May - May the Force Be With You!
Complete Star Wars themed challenges to enter a draw to win fantastic Star Wars prizes.

June - Participaction Community Better Challenge
Get together. Get Active. Get winning. Everything gets better when you are active even the communities!


Wednesdays
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!