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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


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2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Children’s Department
All ages (under eight with an adult)

Join us every Saturday for these awesome afternoon activities!


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Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games for all ages! Remember to check out the adult puzzles on Level 2 as well!


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March 13, 27
April 10, 24
May 8, 22
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ages 12 and up 

It’s time to duel! Bring your own Yu-Gi-Oh cards to play and trade.


Tuesdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities designed specifically for this age group.


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.


Saturdays starting April 6
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Adults

Players of all skill levels are welcome. 
Bring your own board and meet other players by the fireplace.


Wednesdays
March 13, 27, April 10, 24, 
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3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Ages 8 and up (under eight with an adult)

Play Pokémon with other fans! Bring your own Pokémon cards to play and trade. 


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Wednesdays and Fridays
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

Join us for fun stories, games and songs for preschoolers.


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Thursdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages birth to 19 months with an adult

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities designed specifically for babies.


Fridays
March 29, April 26, and May 31
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
Ages 12 - 21 ONLY

Find your PRIDE in the mezz at this drop-in monthly event open to all LGBTQ+ young adults and rainbow allies. Drop-in.


Tuesdays
March 12 to April 30 
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dawe Branch Program Room

Work on IELTS exam strategies and skills during this eight week course.


Tuesdays
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
All ages 

Enjoy this evening family storytime with fun activities. 
Dress in your pajamas, bring your favourite stuffie and listen to stories before bedtime.


Visit the Kiwanis Gallery at the Downtown
Branch and browse amazing 
artworks created by artists with
The Red Deer Arts Council. 

February 20 to April 22
Baby, It’s Cold Out Here!
A Red Deer Arts Council Visual Arts Members Juried Exhibition

Artists offer their interpretations of winter activities and thoughts with wintery themed exhibit to celebrate the Canada Winter Games.
*First Fridays: March 1 and April 5

April 24 to May 20
The 34th Middle Schools Awesome Art Show

This annual exhibit delights its audience with a variety of works expressing these young students’ talents as they experiment with different subject matter and media.

*First Friday meet the students: May 3

May 22 to June 15
Hang-ups and Insights: The 11th Annual IB and AP Art Show with Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School and Hunting Hills High School

View artwork of the 2019 graduating students of the Advanced Placement and the International Baccalaureate Art Programs.

*First Friday: June 7

*First Friday Red Deer Openings are held in the Snell Auditorium from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and feature visits from the artist(s) or entertainment/activities and refreshments. First Fridays are reserved for Red Deer Arts Council members and affiliates and library members.

 


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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.


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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.


Tuesdays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


All branches of Red Deer Public Library are closed today for Easter Sunday. Easterbunny


GirlWednesdays
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years

Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers!


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Fridays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years with an adult

Stories, songs rhymes and activities for active toddlers!


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11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Birth to 19 months
with an adult

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities designed specifically
for each age group.


The nominees have been announced for the 2019
Young Reader’s Choice Awards, and are at Red Deer Publiclogo 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 pick up a list of the nominees when you pick up your books from the branches!


Thursdays 
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2 - Downtown Branch

Stumped by a question with your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Drop in with your device and your questions for help.


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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 at 
disbister@rdpl.org


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Kids learn best by doing and creating!

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!

 


Tuesday, April 23
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
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Please join us as we host Quebec comic artist Sophie Labelle for a presentation about her work as a trans artist and her experiences growing up transgender. 


Saturday, April 20flowerpot
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
All ages

Share your passion for gardening!


WATCH FOR IT!
Watch RDPL's social media for locations of the book popping up in parks and along sidewalks around Red Deer this spring. What could be better than a walk and a snowy story with your family?


Settlement Support in Libraries at the Downtown and Dawe Branches is a partner project between Red Deer Public Library, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship 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:

  • Canadian culture
  • Language acquisition and improvement
  • Citizenship & Immigration
  • Employment, School & Volunteering
  • Housing & Transportation
  • Government programs and forms,
  • Taxes
  • Legal rights

Contact: lissette.velasquez@care2centre.ca or at 403-304-3622 or check the C.A.R.E. website here.


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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.


All branches of Red Deer Public Library are closed today for Easter Monday. Easterbunny


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Saturdays
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m
All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages!

 


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:

  • Canadian culture

  • Language acquisition and improvement

  • Citizenship & Immigration

  • Employment, School & Volunteering

  • Housing & Transportation

  • Government programs and forms,

  • Taxes

  • Legal rights

Contact: lissette.velasquez@care2centre.ca or at (403) 304-3622 or check the C.A.R.E. website here


Wednesdays, March 6 to April 24toastmasterslogo
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dawe Library Program Room

Fight the fear of speaking in public! 


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Wednesdays and Fridays
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

Join us for fun stories, games and songs for preschoolers.