Notice: Staff Development Day Closure - June 24, 2019


On Monday, June 24, all three of our locations will be closed for staff training so we can serve YOU - the members of our amazing community - even better! We will re-open Tuesday June 25.

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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Every second Wednesday
June 5, 19, July 3, 17, 31, August 14, 28

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

Watch anime, read manga, drink bubble tea and meet new people!


Mondays
June 17 and August 26
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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


Tuesdays, June 11, 18
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Drop-in
in the mezz

Looking for some study tips or a quiet place to cram for those exams? Come to the mezz anytime during drop-in hours and get prepped for those finals!  Snacks will be on hand to keep your brain power up.


Saturdays
June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Meeting Point: patio on the south side of the Downtown Branch

Meet downtown at the Library with your bicycle and helmet to follow us on a route through Red Deer’s cycling trails. 


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2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
except June 30
in the mezz
Ages 12 - 17

Throw down on our Nintendo Switch or kick it old-school with one of our awesome board games (Exploding Kittens, Catan, King of New York, Apples 2 Apples, and more). Snacks are on us!

 


Mondays,
May 6 to June 17
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dawe Centre Room

Learn how to communicate in writing in your everyday life while improving your spelling and reading comprehension skills during this eight week course.


Wednesdays
June 5, 19, July 3, 17, 31, August 14 and 28
pokemonlogo3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Ages 5 and up (under eight with an adult)

Our league has evolved! Join us this summer as
we explore the world of Pokémon.


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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!


Wednesdays
June 5 - August 28

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Bring your toddler to play with our toys and provided materials. Come meet new friends!


Tuesdays in June
(June 4, 11, 18 and 25)
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Ages 3 to 5

Stories, songs, musical instruments and activities for three to five-year-olds.


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!


Monday, June 17 or Tuesday, June 18 (repeat programs)
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 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, June 22plane
All Branches, All Ages!

Join us for a race like no other!
Compete as a team in a series of challenges at
any or all branches during the times listed below.


Monday, June 17
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dawe Program Room
Adults

Cynthia Pohl of Living Lands will help you build a pollinator hotel. You bring a hotel frame and we will supply the materials and tools.


Every Tuesday night
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lab Area on Level 2

Bring your friends and play from our selection of board games, or bring your own!


chesslogoMondays (last day is June 17)
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All Ages

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


New members welcome anytime.lamp

June 19 no program July or August
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

This is the meeting where we choose the books for 2019 - 2020. Fireside Readers adjourns for July and August.


Check out our newly expanded Firehall Fun Factory at the Downtown Branch!

This is a creative space for children and their adults to learn and create together to invite curiosity, inspire wonder, and encourage playfulness.

The Firehall Fun Factory is always available, and includes “Loose Parts” (bins of things to kick the imagination in gear!), Lego, Magformers, puzzles, games, art supplies, a doll house, a play kitchen and more!

Stop by any time we’re open to explore the space!

 


Tuesday, June 18
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Meet at the Downtown Branch
Main Floor

Cynthia Pohl of Living Lands will guide a group of 20 on a walking tour of the two green roofs in Red Deer she designed: the Berry Architecture Office Building and Catholic Social Services.


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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.


Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you!

Invite Children’s Library staff  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.

Outreach presentations are free of charge. 


Saturday, June 22plane
All Branches, All Ages!

Join us for a race like no other!
Compete as a team in a series of challenges at
any or all branches during the times listed below.


Friday, June 21
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
All ages family program

Buzz on in to the library for a special storytime and craft on bees and other pollinators!


First and third Thursday of each month
Thursdays, June 6, 20 no program in July or August
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
For Adults
 
Join the Red Deer Reader’s Theatre Group for fun and informal acting opportunities.

Every Friday afternoon
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lab Area (on Level 2)

Come put your feet up and enjoy a movie projected on the big screen. 


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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.

 


Watch our Facebook page for locations of our new title How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle popping up at parks this summer--and then wokka-wokka along the trail as your family reads along with the book!


Select Fridays 
June 14 to August 16
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Level 2

Fun classes to gain important skills for digital life and feel more comfortable online.


Monday, June 17
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.


Mondays 
June 3, 17, July 15 and August 19
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
For Adults

Join our informal group the first and third Monday of each month (unless program falls on a holiday), to work on your projects and meet others interested in the knitted arts.


Saturday, June 22plane
All Branches, All Ages!

Join us for a race like no other!
Compete as a team in a series of challenges at
any or all branches during the times listed below.


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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.


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!

 


Saturday, June 22
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
All ages welcome
please bring your own cube if you have one

How fast can you solve a Rubik's Cube? Have you heard of "Speed Cubing"?


Book a tour of any branch this summer for your preschool, daycare, dayhome or children's club.

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. Tours are free of charge. 


Monday, June 17 or Tuesday, June 18 (repeat programs)
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

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


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.