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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


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

Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffie, and snuggle up with your parents as you enjoy stories, songs and rhymes before bed. Ages two years and up.




 

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 403-342-9100 ext 2000 for more information or to book a time.

 

 

 


Wednesdays,
January 11 to March 15, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Instructor Matt Dissen will guide you through this 10 week course. Class is limited to 12 participants. Cost is $50 per person. Call 403-346-2533 or email adultlit@rdpl.org for details.


Mondays,volunteerhands
December 12,
January 16 and 30,
February 13 and 27

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Drop-in any time)
in the mezz
Ages 12-18

RDPL and Volunteer Central have teamed up to bring you fun, convenient volunteer opportunities, right in the mezz!


The first and third Thursday of the month
 

7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
All ages

Join the Red Deer Reader’s Theatre Group!


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

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

 


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.


Fridaysreading

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

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



Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


 

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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Every Monday logo
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

in the mezz
Ages 12-18 ONLY


Join us in the mezz for a free coffee, tea or hot choco every Monday afternoon!  Bring your homework, colour, play a game,
use our free WiFi or chat to a friend and cozy up with a hot drink!


brainWednesdays,
December 21, January 18 and February 15
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location TBA

Keep your brain fit by playing games with us.

 


Mondays and Wednesdays
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Grades six to 8

Drop in on your way home from school for a snack and do our fun weekly activity.


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.                      


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.


This year, Read for 15 is going Canada-wide! Let’s show the rest of Canada what a community of readers we have by reading for 15 minutes and reporting your reading to Red Deer Public Library. Report your participation by doing one of the following:

•Use #readfor15rdpl on Twitter or Instagram

•Brag to us and everyone on Red Deer Public Library's Facebook account.

•Fill out our web form (available on January 27)

•Tell us in person at any of our 3 branches

•Send us an email (readfor15@rdpl.org) at or give us a call at any of our service desks

Read for 15 Canada 150 is a Canada-wide literacy initiative to promote Family Literacy Day.

 


Fridays, December 9, January 20 and February 24
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ages eight and up (Under eight with an adult)

Join us for a movie, craft and activities.


Conversation Group

Mondays
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come to practice your English conversation skills in a friendly and fun atmosphere.


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.


Conversation Group

Mondays
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come to practice your English conversation skills in a friendly and fun atmosphere.


Tuesdayspreschooler

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

Ages three to five years and their parent or caregiver.


Meet the third Wednesday of every monthfiresidereadersgraphic
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Children's Department

Join us for great discussions around the table or online at http://firesidereaders.rdpl.org/


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

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


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Alternates with Tell-a-Story!

Wednesdays
December 7, January 18, 2017, February 1 and 15, 2017
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages seven and up

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

 


Mondays and Wednesdays
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Grades six to 8

Drop in on your way home from school for a snack and do our fun weekly activity.


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

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


Every Monday logo
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

in the mezz
Ages 12-18 ONLY


Join us in the mezz for a free coffee, tea or hot choco every Monday afternoon!  Bring your homework, colour, play a game,
use our free WiFi or chat to a friend and cozy up with a hot drink!


Thursdays
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This exciting new program series designed to provide an access to quality and accessible legal information to the Red Deer community is co-sponsored by Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic and Red Deer Public Library.

 


Saturday, January 21logo
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
All ages

Do you have something precious left from your loved ones? Is it broken? Are you wondering if you should toss it? No way! You can repair it at Repair Café.


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Third Monday evening of each month
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

New members are always welcome!


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.

 


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 403-341-3822
or email ttilly@rdpl.org
to arrange an appointment.


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 and Wednesdays
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Grades six to 8

Drop in on your way home from school for a snack and do our fun weekly activity.


Dawe Branch Fireplace
January 16th, 2017
February 20th, 2017
5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Have a Legal Question?


kidswbooks

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.


Third Wednesday of each month
December 14, January 18, and February 15
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages eight to 11tween

Join us for awesome programs just for tweens!


play-1538336_960_720.jpgWednesday, January 18
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-18 

Do you love board games? I bet we have a few you’ve never heard of! Play your heart out at our Board Game Cafe!

 


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.


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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 403-342-9100 ext 2000 for more information or to book a visit.