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Library Board Meeting

Meetings of the Library Board are held monthly in the Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room and are open to the public.

Drop-in Preschool Storytimes (Downtown Branch)

ReadingWednesdays 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

AND

Fridays 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


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

Time for Twos Storytime (Downtown Branch)

GirlWednesdays 11 a.m.– 11:45 a.m.
Downtown Branch
For two-year-olds and their parent or caregiver

Toddlers are busy!  Join us for 20 – 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, books, and puppets to keep both their minds and their bodies moving! Following the program, children and parents are invited to play and interact with each other using age appropriate toys, puzzles books and craft materials.

ESL Teen Readers' Club (Downtown Branch)

Thursdays: 
April 3, 17, 24 

May 1, 8, 22 and June 5, 12, 19
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

This is a reading club for new English speakers. We’ll be reading our way through some exciting books together and learning new English language skills as we read! 

After School Club (Dawe Branch)


Thursdays,
April 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June 5, 12 (last day this school year!)3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 


Teens and tweens: Join us every Thursday
after school for games, crafts, movies, music and more!

Family Drop-In Storytime (Downtown Branch)

Family

Saturdays
11 a.m.

Family storytimes run all year.

The focus age group is three to six-year-olds (under three please bring an adult), but we invite the whole family to take part.

Babytimes Storytime (Downtown Branch)

Baby

Thursdays 10 a.m – 10:30 a.m.

OR

Fridays 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for children birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

Babytimes Storytimes (Downtown Branch)

Baby
Thursdays 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


OR


Fridays 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.



Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for children birth to 24 months and their caregivers.

Drop-in Preschool Storytimes (Downtown Branch)

ReadingWednesdays 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

AND

Fridays 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


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

Celebrate 100 Years of Discovery at our Birthday Party! (Both Branches)

Wednesday, April 23
Events start at 10 a.m.
Downtown Branch

FREE resident Library cards

Cake and prize giveaways

Cake and a Special Guest at the Dawe Branch at 1 p.m.

Centennial Poem by Frank Pavlick

A Story and Proclamation with Mayor Tara Veer

The Book Starts Here A History of RDPL with Michael Dawe

Displays, Costumes and fun activities throughout the day

All Aboard for Storytime Tours

Red Deer Public Library offers tours and storytimes for playschools, daycares, clubs and school classes covering general library services for children, or focusing on a particular topic of interest to your group. Tours can be customized to include booktalks, research tips or stories.

Contact the Children’s Department Downtown at 403-346-4688 to book a time.

Art of Friendship (Dawe Branch)

Thursdays, March 20 - May 8
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Art of Friendship is designed to help people who feel lonely or isolated learn and practice skills to help people make and keep friends.

Registration is required. There is a $25 fee for the course. Subsidies are available for people with limited incomes.

Call CMHA at 403-342-2266 for more information and to arrange a meeting with CMHA staff prior to enrolment.

Chess Club (Downtown Branch)

Saturdays,
April 5, 19 and May 3

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages eight and up

Beginner or experienced, come meet new friends and join us for an hour of instruction, cosponsored with chess enthusiasts Derek and Donna.

On alternate weekends, come on your own and borrow the chess sets and practice with other chess lovers in the Library.

Drop-in Pajama Storytime (Downtown Branch)


GirlTuesdays 
6:30 p.m. 
Ages two and up - families welcome!

Thirty  to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays, and crafts. The focus age group is two to six-year-olds, (under three please bring an adult), but we invite the whole family to take part.

Easter Closures

Please note: Both the Dawe and Downtown Branches are closed on the following days for Easter Holidays:

• Good Friday - Friday, April 18

• Easter Sunday - Sunday, April 20

• Easter Monday - Monday, April 21