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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library

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! Program runs all year.

Did you know…

RDPL has over 300
DAISY CDs that you
can take out with your
library card?

DAISY CDs are an audio
substitute for print materials, specifically designed for people with print disabilities including (but not limited to) blindness, impaired vision, and dyslexia.
Ask at any desk to see if you qualify
to check items out of this collection!


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

Birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiver.
Program runs all year.


Alternates with Art, Music & More!

book3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Ages seven and up

Drop in for storytelling games, theatre, puppets and more. We’ll make new stories every week!

Wednesday, November 2girl
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
In the mezz
GIRLS aged 12-18 ONLY

Coding is not just for guys!  Are you a girl interested in learning more about how to build stuff on the interwebs? Don’t miss out on your opportunity to become more tech-empowered!


Whether you want to start using that
new seniorslaptop you got as a present or check out an eBook onto your device, we provide individual consultation to suit your needs.
Call Tatiana at 403-341-3822
or email
to arrange an appointment.

September 6, October 4,  November 1
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2nd Floor

Learn the basics of using your iPhone or iPad, including using Wi-Fi, downloading apps and customizing your device. Please bring your own iPad or iPhone.

Wednesdays and Fridaysstories
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with a parent or caregiver

Join us for fun stories, games and songs for preschoolers.

baby with glasses and bookThursdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ages birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiver. Program runs all year.                      

Toy Lending Librarytoy robot

Looking for things for your kids to do?  
Borrow games, puzzles and toys for all ages from
our Toy Lending Library at the Downtown Branch.  
We even have puzzles and games for teens
and adults to borrow!


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

Ages three to five years and their parent or caregiver.

Saturdays, CARElogo
September 24 - December 17
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Bring your English schoolwork, driver’s license, Canadian citizenship book, or anything you would like to work on and or need help with, be with a Canadian volunteer for one on one conversation.

October 18 to November 20logo
And the Winners Are: Photographs by Central Alberta Photographic Society

The central focus of this body of work is the twice yearly competitions held by CAPS in the spring and fall of each year. Each of the images was a winner in one or more categories in those competitions.

First Friday Red Deer Opening:
November 4
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.



6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ages two and up

Come in your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffie, and snuggle up with your parents as you enjoy stories, songs and rhymes before bed. Ages two years and up.

Tuesdays, November 1  to December 20birds

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Art of Friendship is an eight week course designed to help people who feel lonely or isolated learn and practice the skills that help people make and keep friends.


Every Monday (beginning September 12)logo
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

In the mezz
Ages 12-18 ONLY

Join us in the mezz for a free coffee, tea or hot choco every Monday afternoon!  Bring your homework, colour, play a game,
use our free WiFi or chat to a friend and cozy up with a hot drink!


Reading Tails is a four-week program for reading dog
six to 12-year olds who would like to practise
their reading skills with an SPCA-trained  
therapy dog and its handler.
Registrations are presently being taken.

Contact Deb for more information at
403-346-4688 or





Mondays, CARElogo
September 19  to December 19
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Level 2 and Level 3 welcome. No sessions on long weekend Mondays.
For more information and to register, please contact C.A.R.E. at 403-346- 8818


September 15 to November 3
5:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan™ is a self-management and recovery system that helps people incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives.

Wednesdays and Fridaysstories
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with a parent or caregiver

Join us for fun stories, games and songs for preschoolers.

The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) and is the oldest children's choice award in the U.S. and Canada. Students in Grades 4-12 from Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Montana, and Idaho will determine the winner of this literary award by reading the books and voting for their favourite. Kids need to read or listen to at least two titles in a division to vote in that division. Voting will begin March 2017.   

For more information, see frequently asked questions on the PNLA website at or ask at any Branch.

Mondays and Wednesdays

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Children's Department

Ages eight and up


Drop in any time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on your way home from school
to explore our weekly challenges and projects.

Saturdays  toddler
11 a.m.

All ages

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. Watch for special event Family Fun programs throughout the year Families are encouraged! Program runs all year.

NEW! Program runs all summer!


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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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

September 1, October 6, November 3
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Second Floor

This interactive workshop will walk you through the basics of signing up for and using Facebook to keep in touch with the social media world! No prior Facebook experience required.
Please bring your own device.


Book a tour for your preschool,
daycare,libraryclub, school class, homeschooling families
in the historic firehall Children’s Library downtown.

We can customize your tour to include general library services for children, highlights of the building, storytime, research help, and more!

Call 403-346-4688 for more information
or to book a time.




Please note: All Branches of Red Deer Public Library are closed today, Friday, November 4. Regular hours resume November 5. 


Held the first Wednesday of each month.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Snell Auditorium

Share some favourite travel anecdotes or get inspired by listening to others. Pictures and souveniers welcome. Admission is free.

chesslogoMondays (starts September 12)
Adults - 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Children - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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

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.


Can’t come to us?  We’ll come to you!  

Consider inviting Children’s Library staff to your preschool, daycare, agency or community group to talk about the resources and services Red Deer Public Library offers to children and families.
Call 403-346-4576 for more information or to book a visit.

6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Join us
on Tuesday nights for stories, songs, crafts, and activities. Pajamas welcome!

Pajama Fun program resumes Sept. 13. Last day for fall program is Dec. 13.



Be a Volunteer Reading Pal!

Red Deer Public Library is seeking enthusiastic adults or college/high school students to volunteer their time as a Reading Pal with elementary school children (Grades 1-6) who are struggling with reading and/or writing.

Friday, October 28pattiandkelly
Doors: 6:30 p.m.    
Program starts at 7 p.m.

Welikoklad Event Centre (4922 49 Street)
All Ages

Meet the author and illustrator of this year’s winning Red Deer Reads title, The Outside Circle! 


12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Snell Auditorium

Join us for free lunch hour concerts the first Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided by Cafe Noir. Bring a bagged lunch.


Mondays and Wednesdays

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Children's Department

Ages eight and up


Drop in any time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on your way home from school
to explore our weekly challenges and projects.


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

Ages 19 months to three years and their parent or caregiver.
Program runs all year.