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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Mondays
December 17, January 21, February 11
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Have a Legal Question? Volunteer lawyers from the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic will provide a half an hour of free legal advice in civil, family and criminal law.


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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.


Saturday, December 15
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Families welcome!

Free minute-long holiday-themed games with prizes for all ages.


December 1, 2018
until January 30, 2019gameslogo
For artists up to 18 years old

We are looking for your artistic
talents to help us celebrate the
2019 Canada Games at Timberlands!
Draw us a picture showing your favourite Canada Games sport, welcoming visitors to our city, or depicting what you love about Red Deer on an 11 X 17 page (can be picked up at Timberlands Branch).
Winners will be on display starting February 4, 2019.
Contest opens December 1, 2018, and runs until January 30, 2019.


Every Sunday afternoon we will pull out tents and tunnels for families to crawl through or read inside!
Grown up participation and sock feet are required!

Make sure to visit us on January 27, Family Literacy Day, and read with your family in our tents!


Watch RDPL’s social media pages for locations for our
newest Trail Tales book, Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid,
popping up in parks and along sidewalks around Red Deer over the winter.
What could be better than a winter walk and a snowy story?!


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Reading is the best way to prepare kids for school! Children aged birth to five years (up to entering kindergarten) can join this self-paced literacy program to prepare them to be lifelong readers and learners! Register at any branch.


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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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December 13, January 10, February 14malllogo
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Toddlers up to five

Join us at this popular program for free snacks, stories, puppet shows and songs the second Thursday of each month!


Settlement Support in Libraries at the Downtown and Dawe Branches is a partner project between Red Deer Public Library, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and the Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.).

Settlement Support helps newcomers with their settlement needs, connecting newly arrived families with services and resources in the community. 

Our program is offered at the Downtown and Dawe branches and provides support with:

  • Canadian culture
  • Language acquisition and improvement
  • Citizenship & Immigration
  • Employment, School & Volunteering
  • Housing & Transportation
  • Government programs and forms,
  • Taxes
  • Legal rights

Contact: lissette.velasquez@care2centre.ca or at 403-304-3622 or check the C.A.R.E. website here.


Kids learn best by doing and creating!

We’re going to provide all the Loose Parts they need to kick their imaginations into gear!  
There will be no adult-made examples, no rules, no critiques, just encouragement to build, manipulate, discover and investigate! Our Loose Parts bins are the latest addition to our popular Firehall Fun Factory!

 


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

November 20 to December 22
Everyday Wonderments: Paintings by Corinne Anderton

Through her explorations of colour, Corinne will demonstrate the interaction of colour and the behaviour of watercolour pigments on paper.
*First Friday: December 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

December 29 to February 18
Through the Window: Mixed Media by Margriet Hogue

A series of mixed media works based on photographs of flora and fauna the artist observed while travelling through nature.
*First Friday: January 4

*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
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
All ages 

Enjoy this evening family storytime with fun activities. 
Dress in your pajamas, bring your favourite stuffie and listen to stories before bedtime.


Wednesdays, 
December 12, 19, 
January 9, 23
February 6, 20
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ages 55 and up

Drop-in for crafting, reading, or even just a lovely conversation about anything under the sun.
If you’re looking for a program that’s flexible and tailored to your own interests, this is it!


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Log onto the TumbleBooks site with your library membership to read along with high quality digital children’s picture and chapter books.

Want to access Tumblebooks from your Android or iOS devices? There’s an app for that! It’s free with an RDPL card and gives you full access. Visit any of our branches or https://www.rdpl.org/digital-content/ebooks for more information on the site, or go to the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the app.


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11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Birth to 19 months
with an adult

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities designed specifically
for each age group.


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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 designed specifically for each age group.


Saturdayssunshine
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Children’s Department
All ages (under eight with an adult)

Join us every Saturday for these awesome afternoon activities!


The Elf on the Library Shelf is backelf
at the Dawe Branch from December 1 to 23!
 
There are prizes every day in our Book Advent Calendar
for people who spot him in the Dawe Branch and enter
the draw. Ask at the Dawe Branch for more details.


Book a tour for your preschool, daycare, club, school class, homeschooling families in to any branch.  We can customize your tour to include general library services for children, highlights of the buildings, storytime, research help, and more!  Call 403-346-4576 and ask for the branch you would like to visit.


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.


Settlement Support in Libraries at the
Downtown and Dawe Branches, is a partner project between Red Deer Public Library, Immigration, Refugees and Ctitizenship Canada
and the Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.)

Settlement Support helps newcomers with their settlement needs, connecting newly arrived families with services and resources in the community. 

Our program is offered at the Downtown and Dawe branches and provides support with:

  • Canadian culture

  • Language acquisition and improvement

  • Citizenship & Immigration

  • Employment, School & Volunteering

  • Housing & Transportation

  • Government programs and forms,

  • Taxes

  • Legal rights

Contact: lissette.velasquez@care2centre.ca or at (403) 304-3622 or check the C.A.R.E. website here


seniors

Start using that new laptop, check out an eBook onto your device, learn all about apps and more. We provide individual consultation o suit your needs.
Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576 ext. 2510 to arrange an appointment

 


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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.


Dawe Early Literacy Programs begin September 10, 2018.

Tuesdays
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 19 months – three-year-olds

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


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

Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers!


The nominees have been announced for the 2019
Young Reader’s Choice Awards, and are at Red Deer Publiclogo Library!
Students in Grades 4-9 will decide which author will win this award by reading the nominated books and voting for their favourite.   Voting begins in the spring of 2019 for this longest running “children’s choice” award, so start reading now! Check out the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) website for more details at
https://pnla.org/young-readers-choice-award/and pick up a list of the nominees when you pick up your books from the branches!


Thursdays 
December 13, January 10, February 14
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This free program series, designed to provide access to quality and accessible legal information to the Red Deer community, is co-sponsored by Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic and Red Deer Public Library.


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Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games for all ages! Remember to check out the adult puzzles on Level 2 as well!


Mondays
December 17, January 28
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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


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.


Held the third Wednesday of each month. New members welcome anytime.lamp

Wednesdays 
December 12, January 16, February 20

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

Join us for great discussions around the table or online at http://firesidereaders.rdpl.org/


Thursdays 
booksDecember 13, January 10, February 7
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Love to read? Want to share your latest great read or find great recommendations? This is the book club for you!


Saturday, December 15charliebrown
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
All Ages

Celebrate Christmas with Charlie Brown! Play games, watch the movie,
eat a cookie you decorated and drink hot chocolate.


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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.
Note: the last week of Early Literacy Programs is December 10 - 15. 
Storytimes will resume January 7 at all branches. 

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December 11, January 8, February 12
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
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Ages 12 - 17

Playing with our friendly pet visitors from Central Alberta Humane Society is the perfect way to kick stress to the curb and unwind after school. Drop in and say hello! 


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Can’t come to us?  We’ll come to you! Invite Children’s Library staff to your preschool, daycare, agency or community group to talk about resources and services Red Deer Public Library offers to children, families and groups.  Call 403-346-4576 and ask for the Children’s Department for more information or to book a visit.


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Saturdays
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m
All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages!