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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Mondays March 27 and April 24art 
or Tuesdays March 28, April 25 and May 23

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required. A $5 fee covers all materials provided. Space is limited. Register at the Level 4 Adult Services Desk Downtown.

 


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

Come in your pajamas and snuggle up with your parents as you enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes before bed.



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


chesslogoMondays 
Adults - 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Children5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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


Adult Literacy Volunteer Opportunity

Tutoring is a great way to help a newcomer to Canada, or a Canadian-born learner improve their literacy skills. Learners are at a variety of levels. You do not need to have teaching experience or ESL training 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.


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.                      


Wednesday, March 29
3 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 13-18 ONLY 

We’re all PECULIAR here!  Enjoy a peculiar movie, try some peculiar food and have your pic snapped for a peculiar portrait.

 


Conversation Group

Mondays March through June 26
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come to practice your English conversation skills in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Class is limited to 10 participants. Call 403-346-2533 or email adultlit@rdpl.org to pre-register.


Tuesdaysipad 
February 28, March 28, April 25
and May 23* (location to be announced)
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Already mastered the basics of your ipad? Learn to use the more advanced features like photos, icloud and sharing your content to become a pro!


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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.


3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Ages eight and up

Everything is Awesome Lego Day
March 4 - Building contests, minute-to-win-it challenges and more!

April Fool’s Day Magic Science
April 1 - Science experiments that you can use to trick and amaze your friends and grown ups!


1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ages eight and up (under eight with an adult)

Are You a Book Assassin?
Monday, March 27
Children's Department

Create your own work of art  by mistreating, tearing and destroying old, discarded books and craft materials supplied by us.

Moana’s Island Party
Friday, March 31
Snell Auditorium

Join us for the movie, snacks and activities!


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.


Thursdays
March 30, April 13 and 27
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Are you prepared for the Canadian Citizenship Test? Join us for a preparation class that will help you learn everything you need to know to pass the test!


 

In person registration begins in June of 2017 at all branches.

TD Summer Reading Club invite three to 11-year-olds and their families to join Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading club.

Your reading kit includes notebooks, stickers and a web access code for the TD Summer Reading Club site.

Track your reading to get free book prizes this summer.

Watch www.rdpl.org/src for updates.



Saturdays  toddler
11 a.m.

All ages

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. Families are encouraged! Program runs all year.

 

 

 


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

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

 


art

Alternates with Tell-a-Story

Wednesdays
February 15, March 1, 15, 29, April 12, 26 and May 10, 24
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages eight and up

Drop in fun at a variety of stations such as painting, claywork, paper crafts, LEGO and much more!
 


Saturdays April 1 and May 6logo
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Ages eight and up

Under eight bring an adult

Join us for science centres and fun!
Warning: It could get messy!

 

 

 


Wednesday, March 29
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Ages eight and up

Use your problem solving skills to solve mental and physical challenges and escape in time from the mutant beasts!


Saturdays
February 4 to May 25 
(Except long weekends: February 18, April 15 and May 20)
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Beginner to Level 3

Drop-in - no registration needed, just come! Everyone is welcome!


KidsMondays,
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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


 

reading dog

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

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

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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.


Mondays March 27 and April 24art 
or Tuesdays March 28, April 25 and May 23

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required. A $5 fee covers all materials provided. Space is limited. Register at the Level 4 Adult Services Desk Downtown.

 


Drop off between May 24 - June 8

Drop off gently used books (max. five per family) to Timberlands and receive tokens to swap for new titles on June 10! More info: cbrown@rdpl.org

 


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

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

 


 

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 403-346-4576 for more information or to book a time.

 

 

 


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 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.


Fridaysreading

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

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


1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ages eight and up (under eight with an adult)

Are You a Book Assassin?
Monday, March 27
Children's Department

Create your own work of art  by mistreating, tearing and destroying old, discarded books and craft materials supplied by us.

Moana’s Island Party
Friday, March 31
Snell Auditorium

Join us for the movie, snacks and activities!


Tuesdays (new day!)
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Grades 6 - 8

Drop in on your way home from school for a snack and games in our Tween Zone.


Tuesdays
March 21 to May 30
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

In this 10 week course you will learn how to communicate in writing in your everyday life, improve your spelling and your reading comprehension skills.


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 1 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.

 


Tuesdayspreschooler

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

Ages three to five years and their parent or caregiver.


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 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 www.pnla.org/yrca or ask at any Branch.



Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


Tuesdays
March 7 to May 16
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Ever wanted to learn a card game for a lifetime? Come and learn bridge in these sessions that will combine instruction and play time. Drop-in.