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Covid Updates

Upcoming Events at RDPL


 

Downtown Branch north doors
Monday to Thursday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m 

The Friends of the Red Deer Public Library Fall Book Sale will be ongoing weekly, Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Branch north doors (City Hall Park entrance).

Pre-filled genre bags ($10). No peeking! Exact cash only. No access to the library for the public (thus no bathrooms available).

Masks are MANDATORY. Masks will be provided if you do not have one. Remember to physically distance!

Book donations are being accepted ongoing on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at the south doors of the Downtown Branch only. We are in need of recent mystery, scifi//fantasy, children's books and DVDs, and CDs. All in good condition. We are unable to accept magazines or encyclopedias.


Last Monday of each month
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
For Adults

Join staff from Red Deer Public Library in this romance themed book club.


Mondays and Thursdays
November 23, 26, 30
December 3, 7, 10, 14, 17

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

This class will focus on everyday listening and speaking skills as well as vocabulary.


Mondaysyoga
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Via Zoom
For Adults

Explore yoga from the comfort of your own home - no flexibility or experience required! Try lots of different styles to find what feels good for you. Yoga is for everybody and every body.  


 

Downtown Branch north doors
Monday to Thursday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m 

The Friends of the Red Deer Public Library Fall Book Sale will be ongoing weekly, Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Branch north doors (City Hall Park entrance).

Pre-filled genre bags ($10). No peeking! Exact cash only. No access to the library for the public (thus no bathrooms available).

Masks are MANDATORY. Masks will be provided if you do not have one. Remember to physically distance!

Book donations are being accepted ongoing on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at the south doors of the Downtown Branch only. We are in need of recent mystery, scifi//fantasy, children's books and DVDs, and CDs. All in good condition. We are unable to accept magazines or encyclopedias.


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Thursdays, November 5 (Thunderbird Theme)
and December 3
(Missing the Sun)
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Dawe Branch

A family program for children aged 6 - 12 and their parents or guardians.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Space is limited. 

Join us for this cultural literacy program cosponsored with Red Deer Native Friendship Society.


Join our Red Deer Public Library - Family Fun Facebook Page!
Sundays
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Join us for awesome activity ideas for kids and their grownups: Kids in the kitchen, science experiments, art activities and more!


 

Downtown Branch north doors
Monday to Thursday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m 

The Friends of the Red Deer Public Library Fall Book Sale will be ongoing weekly, Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Branch north doors (City Hall Park entrance).

Pre-filled genre bags ($10). No peeking! Exact cash only. No access to the library for the public (thus no bathrooms available).

Masks are MANDATORY. Masks will be provided if you do not have one. Remember to physically distance!

Book donations are being accepted ongoing on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at the south doors of the Downtown Branch only. We are in need of recent mystery, scifi//fantasy, children's books and DVDs, and CDs. All in good condition. We are unable to accept magazines or encyclopedias.


Book a virtual tour of any branch for your class, preschool, daycare, dayhome or children’s group. We can customize your tour to include general library services for children, highlights of the buildings, stories, library memberships and more! For more information, email kdrok@rdpl.org or disbister@rdpl.org.


Tuesdays beginning December 1zoomicon
10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Join Miss Deb and Miss Shannon for stories, rhymes and activity ideas for you and your toddlers and preschoolers live on Zoom!


Thursday, December 3
12:15 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Live stream/YouTube

Watch the live stream from home on our YouTube channel or at www.rdpl.org/programs/live


 

Downtown Branch north doors
Monday to Thursday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m 

The Friends of the Red Deer Public Library Fall Book Sale will be ongoing weekly, Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Branch north doors (City Hall Park entrance).

Pre-filled genre bags ($10). No peeking! Exact cash only. No access to the library for the public (thus no bathrooms available).

Masks are MANDATORY. Masks will be provided if you do not have one. Remember to physically distance!

Book donations are being accepted ongoing on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon at the south doors of the Downtown Branch only. We are in need of recent mystery, scifi//fantasy, children's books and DVDs, and CDs. All in good condition. We are unable to accept magazines or encyclopedias.


We have a variety of activity kits for you to take home and enjoy! Some of the kits below can be reserved and enjoyed at any time, and others are tied to a particular program (with a deadline to register and a limited number of kits available). Read on for details, and keep coming back to see which new Kits to Go we have to offer!


Be Creative Grab & Go Bundles

Did you know that we have many amazing books, DVDs and Great Courses DVDs that can help you to perfect many creative hobbies in the comfort of your home?

To help you start, we will be offering Knitting 101 and Sewing 101 Grab and Go bundles this fall. Each bundle will have a simple beginner knitting and/or sewing pattern, materials and tools to complete this pattern and a bookmark with the library resources that may help you to learn and do more.

Grab & Go Bundles will be ready for pick up at all three branches starting on December 1. Grab yours while supplies last!


Evening Artistry Supply Kit

Evening Artistry is going virtual! Evening Artistry will be live on YouTube on Monday, December 7 starting at 5:30 p.m. It will be recorded so that you can do the class later if you cannot make it to the Live version.

Our supply packages have all been claimed, but the supply list and printable template needed for this month's painting are available for you to download:

Bonus: Catch last month's Glue Gun Tree Tutorial here!

Contact pklein@rdpl.org for more information.


Arduino Kits

Arduino is a tool for making computers that can sense and control more of the physical world than your desktop computer. It's an open-source physical computing platform based on a simple microcontroller board, and a development environment for writing software for the board.

You can borrow an Arduino Kit with your library card! Place and hold and sign one out today.

Technical Support for Arduino Kits: Red Deer College's Red Hot Science youth outreach program is pleased to partner with Red Deer Public Library in providing technical support with their Arduino kits. Submit your questions to programs@rdpl.org and we will help you trouble-shoot and come up with new and fun ways to use the kits.

Red Hot Science is a proud network member of Actua, and is thankful to provide this support through the CanCode funding program in partnership with the Government of Canada. 


*COMING SOON!* Book Roulette & Travel Memories Bags

No time for browsing? Take a chance on one of our Book Roulette or Travel Memories bags, filled with 5 books based on a theme. Check out the choices in our catalogue after December 1st, and place a hold on your favourite. 

Themes Available:

  1. I Didn’t See That Coming!

  2. And You Thought Your Family was Crazy

  3. Isn’t It Romantic?

  4. It’s a Mystery

  5. Travel Memories - India


Mondays and Thursdays
November 23, 26, 30
December 3, 7, 10, 14, 17

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

This class will focus on everyday listening and speaking skills as well as vocabulary.


First Wednesday of each month smicons
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

For Adults

Guest speakers from our community talk about their travel adventures.

Programs stream live on our Facebook Page.
Recording will also be available on our YouTube channel soon after the program airs.


Tuesdays, instagramliveicon
December 1, 15, January 12, 26,
February 9, 23

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
For Adults

Join library staff for an Instagram Live (@reddeerpubliclibrary) for new recommendations and mini book talks.