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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


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

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


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.



Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


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.


Special Family Fun Event!playdate

Saturday, January 28
11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

Play literacy is an important part of your child’s learning. Enjoy time together and with others as children explore and discover everyday objects.


librarian

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.


Thursdays, December 15, January 26
and February 23
glasses
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Love a little romance across a myriad of genres? Then this book club is for you! Join us as we discuss guilty pleasure reads. Bonus: light refreshments provided.


 

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.

 

 

 


Fridaysbaby
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiver.
Program runs all year.

 


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.


 

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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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!


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

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

 


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.


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.


Conversation Group

Mondays
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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


Saturdays once a monthfairyhousebook
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Tired of Pinterest fails? Come to this program, and leave with a completed project! Email to confirm attendance at cbrown@rdpl.org as supplies may be limited.

 


Fridaysreading

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

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


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.


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.

 

 

 


Friday, January 27
9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Celebrate literacy with your family by purchasing brand new,
high quality books from our Usborne Literacy Fair.  A percentage of sales benefit Red Deer Public Library Children’s Department.


Friday, January 27, 2017
12 a.m. - 12 p.m.
All Branches

Read for 15 minutes and submit your read times to make Red Deer the most read city in Canada! 


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.


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

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


Tuesdayspreschooler

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

Ages three to five years and their parent or caregiver.


Friday, January 27, 2017
10 a.m. - 10:45

A group read-aloud in honour of Family Literacy Day!  That’s 15 Minutes of FUN!


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.


Saturdays,superfun 
January 28, 2017 and February 25, 2017

1 p.m.- 2 p.m.
All ages

Fun and interactive program for Russian speaking families.


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!


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.

 


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!


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.


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.                      


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.




Conversation Group

Mondays
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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


Alternates with Art, Music & More!

book

Wednesdays
December 14, 2016
January 11, 25, 2017
February  8, 22, 2017 
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages seven and up

Drop in for storytelling games, theatre, puppets and more. We’ll make new stories every week!

 

 


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.