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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library



Tutoring is a great way to help a Canadian-born learner or a newcomer to Canada improve their literacy skills. Teaching experience or ESL training is not needed to assist these learners.

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

Get back more than you give. We have the perfect opportunity for you. Call 403-346-2533 or email adultlit@rdpl.org for more information.


Guest artist Joan Clement paints dancers

Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required.

 


Mondays
January 22, February 12
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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Saturday, January 27
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
All ages

Help us reach our goal of becoming Canada’s most “readerly” community by dropping in for a special Read for 15 storytime! Stories, songs, and prizes await!


Tuesdays and Thursdays,
January 16 to February 8, 2018
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Adult Literacy Program Office

This eight-session course will teach you computer basics, Internet safety, ways to search for information, and how to format documents.

 


Dawe Branch Outreach at Breathing Room Yoga Studio and Café

Saturday, January 27
Drop-in 10 a.m. to noon
Read for 15 event at 11:15 a.m.

RDPL is partnering with Breathing Room Yoga
Studio & Cafe for a special Family Literacy Day event.


KidsMondays 
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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


Wednesdays (new day!)coffeecup
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-17 ONLY

Swing by the mezz - the only café in town reserved exclusively for teens.- for a free coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Stay for the free wi-fi, great company and chill atmosphere!


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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.


Thursdays,
December 14 and January 25
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Learn how to use Libby, the new one-touch digital reading app for libraries!


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 403-346-4576, ext 2510 to arrange an appointment at the Dawe Branch.


Held the fourth Wednesday of each month
Note: there is no Pink Tent in December 
January 24, February 28
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12 - 15 (Moms are welcome to join)

Celebrate the beauty of being a girl! 


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Borrow fun and educational toys,

puzzles and games for all ages!

 


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Saturdays
11 a.m.

All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages!

Storytime with a twist - each week is a new adventure - dance parties, playdates, puppet shows, mega bloks, family stories and more!


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Books on the Bus connects Red Deer Transit riders with free reading material to enjoy during their commute, on their lunch break or anytime. Books for all ages and reading abilities are available including children’s books, graphic novels and fiction and non-fiction for adults.

Do you have books you would like to donate? (paperback only please) Donations are accepted at the Dawe Centre, Downtown Recreation Centre, Collicutt Centre, Sorenson Station, City Hall or COSMOS North.

Partners:
Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (Capra) Cosmos, Red Deer Public Library and Red Deer Transit.


seniors

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

Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576 ext: 2510 or email ttilly@rdpl.org to arrange an appointment.


Tuesdays and Thursdays,
January 16 to February 8, 2018
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Adult Literacy Program Office

This eight-session course will teach you computer basics, Internet safety, ways to search for information, and how to format documents.

 



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 1-5) who are struggling with reading and/or writing. You will work with one student in two one-hour sessions each week for a three week period. For full details, call 403-346-4576 and ask for Reading Pals or email readingpals@rdpl.org.


Guest artist Joan Clement paints dancers

Monday, January 22 and Tuesday, January 23
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required.

 


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Log onto the TumbleBooks site on your home computer 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, in a form that you can take anywhere! 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.


Saturdays
January 27, February 24
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tired of pinterest fails? Come to this program, and leave with a completed project! 


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Wednesdays December 6, January 10, 24,
February 7, 21
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages eight and up

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

 

 


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January 8 - March 5 
(no classes Feb 19)
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join one of our small, facilitated reading groups to practice reading and discussing a book in English.


Fridaysbaby
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. Program runs all year.


baby with glasses and bookThursdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages birth to 19 months with an adult 

Stories songs rhymes and activities designed specifically for babies. Program runs all year.                      


Tuesdays
January 9, 23

February 6, 20
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Ages three and up

Join us for a variety of puppet shows, stories and interactive fun.


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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. Program runs all year.


Friday February 2 to Sunday February 11
Level 2
Downtown Branch

Come into the library for some ‘light’ reading. We have set aside a reading space on Level 2 for you to try therapy lighting, a treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder. So if winter is bringing you down, come try this bright light for 30 minutes!


Saturdayssuperfun 
January 27 and February 24
1 p.m.- 2 p.m.
All ages (families welcome)

Fun and interactive program for Russian speaking families.


Mondays
January 15 - March 19

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Ages eight - 12

Are you full of great ideas?  Do you love to write?  Join our Young Author Club and create your own short stories, poetry, comic strips, epic novels or plays!


Mondays,
January 15 to March 12

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This class will focus on everyday listening and speaking skills as well as vocabulary.


Friday, January 26
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

All Ages

Celebrate Family Literacy Day and Read for 15 as we partner with Kimmotion Family Day Home who will generously give away brand new picture books after our fun-filled storytime! 


GirlWednesdays
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.


Thursdays
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2 - Downtown Branch

Did you get a new tech toy for Christmas and need help setting it up? Stumped by a question with your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Drop in with your device and your questions for help.


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The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) and is the oldest children’s choice award in the US and Canada. Students in Grades 4 -12 from Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Montana and Idaho will determine which author will win this literary award by reading the books and voting for their favourite.

Check out our displays at all branches, check out and read the books then vote by picking up a ballot at the Library or online any time before mid-April, 2018 at www.pnla.org/yrca.


Join us every Saturday for these awesome afternoon activities!

Movie Madness 

moviedogMovies, crafts, snacks, and activities
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.*
All ages
under eight with an adult

 

 


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.


Tuesdays,
January 16 to March 13, 2018

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join us to improve your pronunciation skills and overcome common problems with English pronunciation.


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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 their handler. Registrations are presently being taken for the winter.

Contact Deb for more information at disbister@rdpl.org

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Fridays January 26, February 23
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
Ages 12 - 24

Form friendships with other LGBTQ+ youth and mentors
in this fun and supportive space.  

 


#readfor15RDPL

Friday, January 26 and
Saturday, January 27
All Hours!

Drop and Give Me 15!

This year, the Read for 15 Challenge will span TWO DAYS! This means you have extra time to read and report to us to help Red Deer become Canada’s most “readerly” community!


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.


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.


Fridays
January 12, 26, February 9, 23
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ages 19 months – three-year-olds

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


#readfor15RDPL

Friday, January 26 and
Saturday, January 27
All Hours!

Drop and Give Me 15!

This year, the Read for 15 Challenge will span TWO DAYS! This means you have extra time to read and report to us to help Red Deer become Canada’s most “readerly” community!


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.

 

 

 


chesslogoMondays
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All Ages

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