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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


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!


Every Wednesday coffee
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 12-18

Join us in the Mezz for a free cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate every Wednesday after school! Bring your homework, favourite book, or a friend to hang out with, and warm up with a hot bevvie!


Tuesdaysliteracy
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

If interested in this course please contact the Adult Literacy Program at 403-346-2533 or adultlit@rdpl.org for details.

 


Saturday, February 13sun
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
For ages 18 and up

Come and learn the most amazing art of paper quilling. Design your very unique valentine cards and have fun socializing with other art enthusiasts.


Saturday, February 13sun

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
All ages

Do you have art that’s looking for a good home? Art Moves (a standing committee of the Red Deer Arts Council) accepts donations of wall-ready two-dimensional (flat) art.


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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.


tutorGet back more than you give. We have the perfect opportunity for you. 

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.
Call 403 346-2533 or email adultlit@rdpl.org for more information.


Tuesday, February 16bowties
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
In the mezz

We know you love duct tape as much as we do.  Join us as we create new dapper duct tape duds… bow ties!

 

 


Wednesdaysliteracy
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

If interested in this course please contact the Adult Literacy Program at 403-346-2533 or adultlit@rdpl.org for details.

 


Saturday, February 13heart
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Bring the whole family for stories,
rhymes, crafts and fun!

 


Held the Second Thursday of each monthpiggy
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
For Toddlers (up to age five)

Join us for snacks, stories, puppet shows and songs!


baby with glasses and bookThursdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ages birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiver.                       


Saturdays  toddler
11 a.m.

All ages

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


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

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes. Ages three to five years.


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


Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


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

Join us on Tuesday nights for stories, songs, crafts, and activities. Every week will feature a different favourite character or theme.


codedpersonThursdays
(Alternates with Teen Club)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Learn to program and code computers with the Library’s own Raspberry Pi’s. If you are in Grade 6 or higher come on out to join the fun!

 


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


Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


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Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter
of Rights and Freedoms.

Watch for displays and activities in all branches, celebrating our Freedom to Read!


 

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 403-346-4688 for more information or to book a time.

 

 

 


Wednesdays: December 9, lego
January 13 and February 10
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Why should kids have all the fun?  Come join other “big kids” as we relive our childhood with activities that are just as fun now as they were then. Supplies will be provided.  

 

 


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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 403-346-4688 for more information or to book a visit.


manwithlaptopDrop-in Wednesdays
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Level 2

Need help with your tablet or computer?


cardsWednesdays
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Dawe Fireplace

Are you a fan of crib and other card games? Join other card game enthusiasts for a weekly afternoon of fun!


toddlers and bookWednesdays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
OR
Fridays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For ages three to five

Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.


lego

Tuesdays,

February 16, March 15, April 12, May 17

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

For ages six and up. Under six, bring an adult.


LegoSaturdays,
January 16 and February 13
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Children’s Department

Ages six and up (under six with an adult)

Challenges, minute-to-win-it games and free play


coffeebookglassesFriday mornings
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Start the weekend off right! Drop in at the Timberlands Branch on Friday mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while relaxing in our comfy chairs, reading the newspaper or a magazine, or looking for your next favourite read!


Alternates with Tell-a-Story!art

Wednesdays
February 10, 24
March 8, March 23

April 6, April 20
May 4, May 18
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!
 

 


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

Come in 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.


Saturday, February 13kids

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Let your creativity go wild as we make up our own stories and rhymes using puppets, props and more, featuring special guests from Bull Skit Comedy!


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

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes. Ages three to five years.


logoThe 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 take place between March 15, 2016 and April 15, 2016.

Voters can win a signed copy of Beneath by Ronald Smith just for voting!  For more information, see frequently asked questions on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca or ask at any Branch.

For more information, see frequently asked questions on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca or ask at any Branch.



toddlers and bookWednesdays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
OR
Fridays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
For ages three to five

Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.


ThursdaysCARELOGO
February 4, 11, 18 and 25
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Are you prepared for the Canadian Citizenship Test?


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

Join us on Tuesday nights for stories, songs, crafts, and activities. Every week will feature a different favourite character or theme.


FridaysBaby

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

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers. Ages birth to 3 years and their parent and or caregivers.

 


familyAll Branches of Red Deer Public Library will be closed
Monday, February 15 for Family Day.


Tuesdaysliteracy
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

If interested in this course please contact the Adult Literacy Program at 403-346-2533 or adultlit@rdpl.org for details.

 


All open hoursbook cover

Families are encouraged to take a walk around the one kilometre loop at Kerry Wood Nature Centre and read a story together along the way. 

Each laminated page of “What Forest Knows” by George Ella Lyon, leads you to the next one on the trail. Trail Tales combines literacy, physical activity and nature in  one fun adventure. What better way to read a story with your family!

Watch for our new spring story in April, 2016! 
Co-presented by Waskasoo Environmental Education Society and Red Deer Public Library.

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Held the second Wednesday of each monthreel

 

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Snell Auditorium

View and discuss popular documentary films.
For more information, contact Donna Stewart or Priscilla at 403-346-2100.