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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Wednesdays,
August 2 to October 4
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. 

Instructor Lisa Ramsay will guide you through this 10 week course.  


Every second Tuesday
Children’s Department
6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Bring your family to the Downtown Branch for fun and exciting activities all summer long!


Challenge forms available at every Library service desk on the first day of each month and contests close on the last day. Monthly prize draw.

July -
 Geo Cache, Scavenger Hunt -  Family Friendly Fun - Loop Campaign

August -Sports Quiz

September - Pub Quiz, Trivial Pursuit




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


librarian

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.


Wednesdays and Fridaysstories
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

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


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.

 


Saturdays  toddler
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! 

 

 

 


Saturday, August 26
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Children’s Program Area
Ages eight and up (under eight with an adult)

Are you a crafty kid?  You’ll love our crafternoon!  


No storytime? No problem! signStop by the Children’s Desk and when the reader is “In” they will read you a story!


 

reading dog

Reading Tails is a 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.
Registrations are presently being taken for the fall.
Contact Deb for more information at disbister@rdpl.org

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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.                      


Tuesday, August 22
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Pack a lunch, and celebrate Timberlands’ third birthday with stories and a craft! Weather permitting.


Tutoring is great ways 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.

 


yrca
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 which author will be the winner of this literary award by reading the books and voting for their favourite. Voting begins in October but you can start reading today! 

For more details, ask a staff member or see the FAQ page on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca. 


These five nature-themed backpacks backpackhelp your family explore the great outdoors. Each bag includes books and activities focusing on: Forests, Gardening, Hiking, Bugs, or Birds! 


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.


All open hours in September and October

Get active this fall, and read at the same time along the 1 km Dr. George Trail.  This fall’s title is “Stretch” by everyone’s favourite Doreen Cronin and it will have you walking, stretching and laughing with your whole family!

 

Co-presented by Waskasoo Environmental Education Society and Red Deer Public Library.

 


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.


Books on the Bus connects logoRed 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.

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


Celebrate Canada 150!

Bingo cards available at any branch or onlinestarting Thursday June 1, 2017.
Complete bingo cards using books you read all summer. Contest closes Friday September 1, 2017. Prize draw early September.

 


All ages family playtime
Tuesdays
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We want you to PLAY! Make friends and have fun at this unstructured program. May feature a craft and storytime.


All ages family playtime
Tuesdays
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We want you to PLAY! Make friends and have fun at this unstructured program. May feature a craft and storytime.


Friday, August 25
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Children’s Department
Ages seven and up 
Registration required

Something strange is happening in the Library after hours!


Wednesdays and Fridaysstories
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

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



toy robot

Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games using your library membership to keep both children and adults entertained all summer long!  You’ll never hear “I’m bored” again!  


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. 

 

 

 

 



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.

 


September 11 to 16
bookfair

Buy some great children’s books and support Red Deer Public Library. For every $10 spent at the book fair, $6 goes directly to the Library!

Support for this vital literary fundraiser is the key to obtaining new books and resources for the Dawe Branch of Red Deer Public Library.

Find hundreds of quality books with a wide assortment geared for all reading levels.

PLUS enter for a chance to win $50 in books – $25 for your family and $25 for your child’s classroom! See you there!