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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Saturdayssuperfun 
February 24, March 24, April 28 and May 26
1 p.m.- 2 p.m.
All ages (families welcome)

Fun and interactive program for Russian speaking families.


Feathers or fun

Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required.


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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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! 


KidsMondays (except March 19, 2018)
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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


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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 for the Spring. Contact Deb for more information at disbister@rdpl.org

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Thursdays
February 15, 22
1 p.m. - 2 p.m

Your library catalogue can make your life easier! Learn how to filter results, create virtual bookshelves, and much more. Bring your own laptop, tablet or smartphone.


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, February 23
2 p.m -  3:30 p.m.
All ages 
(under eight with an adult)

It's teacher's convention time and the kids are out of school! Join us and paint  “kindness rocks” with uplifting messages to share with our community. The world could use a little more kindness!


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.  

 


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!


Feathers or fun

Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required.


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Young Readers’ Choice Awards (YRCA)

Don’t forget to cast your vote! 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. Come check out our displays, read the books, and vote online any time before April 15, 2018 at www.pnla.org/yrca.

 


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.

 

 

 


Mondays
December 18, January 29, February 26
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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


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Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games for all ages at the Downtown Branch. Just ask a Librarian to let you into the toy library to see all the wonderful toys we have to borrow. Please note: toys must not be opened in the library and are intended for home use only. 

 


March - April
At Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Dr George Trail

Strap on your snowshoes and do the 1 km loop--we’ll have you reading and stretching your way through some great family fun with Stretch by Doreen Cronin back by popular demand! 
Watch for our new title coming in May!


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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.


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.


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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.


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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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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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.


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February 7 and 21
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages five and up 
(under eight with an adult)

Drop-in and get together with Pokémon Trading Card and video game fans and have some fun!


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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.


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Saturdays
11 a.m.

All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages!


Wednesdays
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-17 ONLY

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Come to the mezz for free coffee, tea or hot chocolate and stay for the free WiFi and chill atmosphere exclusively for teens! 


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.


Wednesdays,
February 7 to February 28, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Adult Literacy Program Office

Learn how to communicate via email in your everyday life. 


“Geek Out” this summer with the TD Summer Reading Club!
Registration begins June 16, 2018 on National TD SRC Kick-Off Day at all branches.

The best party of the summer!
Join the Kick-Off Party June 23, 2018 at the Downtown Branch!

    An initiative of Library and Archives Canada

 

 

 


Thursday February 22
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
All ages

School's Out for Teacher's Convention!
Drop-in and tinker with our tech toys: Lego WeDo, Dash and Dot robots, Code-a-Pillar, LittleBits and more!

 


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!


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.                      


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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. Program runs all year.


3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
All ages (under eight with an adult)

It's the weekend! Take in Saturday fun with movies, crafts, snacks and activities.


Book a tour of any of our three Branches for your preschool, daycare,club, school class, homeschooling families.

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 at which you would like a tour.


NEW program!

Mondays

February 5, 12, 26
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
All ages (under eight welcome with an adult)

Focus and fun with a playful approach to yoga, breathwork, and meditation practices.


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.


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

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


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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.


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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.


Tuesdays
January 16, 30
February 13, 27
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Ages three and up with an adult

Stories, yoga and activities to support physical literacy

 


Red Deer Public Library is seeking enthusiastic adults or college/high school students (Grade 10+) 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 for six one-hour sessions over a two-week period in a group setting. Training, support and resources are provided. For full details, email readingpals@rdpl.org.

 


New members welcome anytime

Meets the third Wednesday of every month
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

We read a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction, from classics to current bestsellers.


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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.


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.