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.
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. Contact Deb for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Start using that new laptop, check out an eBook onto your device, learn all about apps and more. We provide individual consultation to suit your needs. Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576 ext. 2510 to arrange an appointment
Visit the Kiwanis Gallery at the Downtown Branch and browse amazing artworks created by artists with The Red Deer Arts Council.
August 19 to October 14 Alberta Bound: Works by Lynn LeCorre
Exploring the Alberta landscape has kept Lynn continually striving to capture the natural light and changing colours that radiate the fields, hills and all its varying forms. She has been a 'en plein air’ artist for over 15 years. She strives to capture the relationship of colour through various compositions and formats while maintaining a painterly approach. She strives to capture the essence of the land and how the light enhances colour and form. *First Fridays: September 6 and October 4
October 16 to November 17 Artist Proof: Cyanotype Prints by Robin Byrnes
Cyanotype Prints by Robin Byrnes
This collection of artworks illustrate the depth and diversity of artists practicing in Red Deer and Central Alberta. Inspired by monthly social gatherings of artists from multiple disciplines, this exhibit is descriptive of the artists, their media and working environments. Using cyanotype photographic process to interpret digital and hand-drawn images, the exhibit consists of close-up and in situ portraits of skilled artists who practice a variety of visual, performing, literary and other arts. Robin's exhibit is representative of the unique one-of-a-kind nature of the cyanotype prints. *First Friday: November 1
November 19 to December 22 Out of the Kitchen:Works by Susan Barker and Issy Covey
These two artists have been creating their artwork in the kitchen, the heart of the home, in the midst of the hustle and bustle. Working from their kitchens has inspired both artists to create 'kitchen' art about the place they work. The work is immediately available to walk past and check on the clay or add a few brush loads of paint, then carry on with daily life or continue to work on their pieces throughout the day. What would your kitchen produce if you were an artist? *First Friday: December 6
*First Friday Red Deer Openings are held in the Snell Auditorium from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and feature visits from the artist(s) or entertainment/activities and refreshments. First Fridays are reserved for Red Deer Arts Council members and affiliates and library members.
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!
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!
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.
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.