Mondays September 24 - December 3 (no club October 8) 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room Grades 5 to 9
*It’s a club, not a class!* YAC is back for another year--come join us in our writers’ lounge to share ideas, play some games, and spend time working on your next story, poem, graphic novel, script or essay.
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.
We’re going to provide all the Loose Parts they need to kick their imaginations into gear! There will be no adult-made examples, no rules, no critiques, just encouragement to build, manipulate, discover and investigate! Our Loose Parts bins are the latest addition to our popular Firehall Fun Factory!
Every Sunday afternoon we will pull out tents and tunnels for families to crawl through or read inside! We might even have some materials for you to build your own reading fort! Grown up participation and fun is required!
This database has a wide range of current and intriging information!
Find extensive resources related to First Nations and Indigenous peoples, the Archives of Human Sexuality and Gender, Associated Press Collections, Smithsonian Collection Online, Sabin Americana... there are too many subjects to list!
Settlement Support in Libraries at the Downtown and Dawe Branches, is a partner project between Red Deer Public Library, Immigration, Refugees and Ctitizenship Canada and the Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.)
Settlement Support helps newcomers with their settlement needs, connecting newly arrived families with services and resources in the community.
Our program is offered at the Downtown and Dawe branches and provides support with:
Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you! Invite Children’s Library staff to your preschool, daycare, agency or community group to talk about resources and services Red Deer Public Library offers to children, families and groups. Call 403-346-4576 and ask for the Children’s Department for more information or to book a visit.
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.
August 21 to October 14 Abundance: Works by the Collective Devenir
This collective of five Francophone artists living and working in Edmonton and Calgary includes Daniele Petit, Doris Charest, Karen Blanchet, Patricia Lorie and Sabine Lecorre-Moore.
First Fridays: September 7 and a special event October 5 featuring ACFA (Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta) Régionale de Red Deer presenting a program of music and literature
October 16 to November 18 Passages: Paintings by Lana Michelin
This series of acrylic paintings are of Lana's children throughout their growing years and in the landscapes they inhabit. This is Lana's first solo show and she is excited to share her works with you.
First Friday: November 2 from 6 p.m.to 8 p.m.
November 20 to December 22 Everyday Wonderments: Paintings by Corinne Anderton
Through her explorations of colour, Corinne will demonstrate the interaction of colour and the behaviour of watercolour pigments on paper.
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 for six one-hour sessions over a two-week period in a group setting. Training, support and resources are provided. For full details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 29 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. All ages
RDPL and the Olson Memorial Celebration of Books present Ruth Ohi, children's author-illustator of 20 children's books illustrator of more than 60! (click here for details about the afternoon session for Grades 3 and up)
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 about fall sessions at email@example.com
The nominees have been announced for the 2019 Young Reader’s Choice Awards, and they have arrived at Red Deer Public Library! Students in Grades 4 - 9 will decide which author will win this award by reading the nominated books and voting for their favourite. Voting begins in the spring of 2019 for this longest running “children’s choice” award, so start reading now! Check out the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) website for more details at https://pnla.org/young-readers-choice-award/and see the nominees below.
Junior Division (Grades 4-6)
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
It Ain’t so Awful Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas The Key to Extraordinary by Natalie Lloyd
Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown The Inn Between by Marina Cohen
Book a tour for your preschool, daycare, club, school class, homeschooling families in to any branch. 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 you would like to visit.
Start using that new laptop, check out an eBook onto your device, learn all about apps and more. We provide individual consultation o suit your needs. Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576 ext. 2510 to arrange an appointment