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Saturdays at 11 a.m. (program runs all summer)reading
Ages two and up

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


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We LOVE summer! Come to our patio at the Dawe
Branch to read or just relax in tranquility, have some refreshing cold drinks and get a variety of herbs for your home meals from our community herb garden.

 


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

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Fridays 2 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.
(Friday Babytimes at the Downtown Branch continue all summer)



Wednesdays April 1, 15, 29
and May 13, 27aseop's fables

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Ages seven and up

Create characters from your favorite stories around the world and have fun bringing them to life.

 


Bear

NEW! Program runs all summer!
Ages two and up. Families are encouraged!

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

Downtown Branch
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 


(Alternates with Pop Goes the Teen Club)
Thursdays
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April 2, 16, 30
May 14, 28
June 11

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages Seven and up

Join in Lego 'free-play' and building stuff. Bring your own pieces to work with or use our Lego.


Thursdays April 16 to June 4birds
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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a joint initiative with Library and Archives Canada

Ages two to 11 years

Come “Play!” at Red Deer Public Library

Online registration begins June 1st - check website for details

In-person registration begins at all branches on June 20

Your very own reading kit includes stickers, activity notebooks,

a web access code and great ideas for books this summer!  

Play with new friends, play with reading, play in programs,

get cool prizes for reading, and JUST HAVE FUN!  And it’s all free!

Watch www.rdpl.org, and check us out on Facebook and Twitter

for details on the dates and locations of all of our summer reading events.


Bear

NEW! Program runs all summer!
Ages two and up. Families are encouraged!

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

Timberlands Branch
Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 


boardmembersMeetings of the Library Board are held monthly at the Downtown Branch in the Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room. Meetings are open to the public.


NEW! Program runs all summer!

Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


Have you heard about the ME card? MElogo
It's now available for Red Deer Public Library members!

With a simple online registration process, RDPL card holders in good standing can access materials at other participating public libraries in Alberta!

To register your card, please access http://www.melibraries.ca/

A ME card does require an email account so be sure to set yours up today through yourBibliocommons account!

For a list of participating ME libraries:https://melibraries.ca/participating.php


Wednesday, May 27legos
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Join us for the ultimate teen LEGO party. Watch the LEGO Movie on the big screen, build your own epic LEGO creations and play around with RDPL’s LEGO Mindstorm!

 


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Reading to children is the best way to prepare them for school This free program encourages families to spend quality time together and promote pre-literacy and learning by reading 1000 books before your child starts Kindergarten. Any child ages birth to five years entering kindergarten can participate in this self-paced early literacy program.

Come to any of our branches to register and pick up your reading log. Any book read by anybody counts. Bring your reading log back at predetermined milestones to get small prizes. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! And check out the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten iPhone App. It’s free! Watch for the official launch in September!

 

 

 

 


dogandworkerReading Tails is a four-week program for six to 12-year-olds who would like to practice their reading skills with a trained therapy dog and its handler.

Tuedays
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Children's Department


Saturdays February 21, March 7, 21, Knitting
April 4, 18, May 2, 16 and 30
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Ages nine and up

(Children under nine-years-old must bring an adult)

From interested knitters to seasoned knitters, everyone is welcome.

 


Monday and Friday morningscoffeebookglasses
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Drop in at the Timberlands Branch on Monday and Friday mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while relaxing in our comfy chairs, reading the newspaper or a magazine, working on a puzzle, or looking for your next great read!


Mondays (ends June 15)carelogo

Dawe Branch
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Downtown Branch
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

This is a special reading club for youth who are new English speakers. We will read an exciting book together and learn new English language skills!


chesslogoMondays - ends June 15
Children - 5 p.m. -  6 p.m. 
Adults - 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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



A Super Fun Saturdays Program

Saturdays
April 25 and May 30
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

All ages

Bring the whole family for a big surprise. Our Mystery Storytelling guest will take you on a journey to the world of games, crafts and more.


NEW! Program runs all summer!

Wednesdays

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!


Inspiring kids to read what they watch!moviereel
A book club for young readers aged seven and up.

Saturdays

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

 


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Are you a Lego lover? Are you a detail oriented and motivated 12-year-old or older teen looking for a fun and rewarding way to volunteer in your community?

Become a Lego proof builder for the library!

Call the Dawe Branch at 403-341-3822 or email ttilly@rdpl.org to sign up!


Monday and Friday morningscoffeebookglasses
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Drop in at the Timberlands Branch on Monday and Friday mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while relaxing in our comfy chairs, reading the newspaper or a magazine, working on a puzzle, or looking for your next great read!


Monday to Friday logo
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sundays
CLOSED


If you're planning a special event or meeting at the Downtown Library and wish refreshments outside of these hours, contact our friendly Café Noir staff at 403-342-9109 who will do their best to accommodate you.



seniorsWhether you want to start using that new laptop you got as a present or check out an eBook onto your device, we provide individual consultations to suit your needs.

Call Tatiana at 403-318-9312 to arrange an appointment at the Dawe Branch.


NEW! Program runs all summer!

Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


Finally!  A summer reading club beachreading
for adults only…with prizes too!

Why not earn amazing prizes while doing everyone’s favourite summer pastime? Reading!
Join us as we read our way through summer! Grab a bingo sheet at any Branch or online at www.rdpl.org and keep track of your reads to be entered to win prizes!

Club starts June 20.


Ages birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiverbaby with glasses and book

 

Thursdays 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
(Downtown Thursday Babytimes continue all summer)



FridaysBaby

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

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers. Ages birth to 24 months.

 


toddlers and book
Wednesdays 

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
OR
Fridays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For ages three to five

Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.


Bear

NEW! Program runs all summer!
Ages two and up. Families are encouraged!

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

Downtown Branch
Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

 


Fridays April 17, May 1, 15 and 29youthpridelogo
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room

Join us for fun, friendship, great conversation and PRIDE, every second Friday. All ages teen and up are welcome.

 


Interested in helping an adult with literacy skills logo
or a newcomer to Canada improve their English
language skills?

A two hour per week commitment is all we ask.  
Training and support provided.

Call 403 346- 2533 for more information.


toddlers and book
Wednesdays 

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
OR
Fridays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For ages three to five

Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.


Whether using a new laptop or adding an eBook onto your device, computer
we provide individual consultation to suit your needs.

Call Tatiana at 403-318-9312 to arrange an appointment.