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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


baby with glasses and bookThursdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages birth to 19 months with an adult 

Stories songs rhymes and activities designed specifically for babies. Program runs all year.                      


April 16 - 21
Open during Dawe Branch hoursbookfair

Buy some great children’s books and support Red Deer Public Library. For every $10 spent at the book fair, $6 goes directly to the Library!


Fridays
March 23, April 27, May 25
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
Ages 12 - 24

Hang out with us in the mezz- a designated Safe Space space for LGBTQA+ teens, young adults and allies.

 


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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. Program runs all year.


Book a tour of any of our three Branches for your preschool, daycare,club, school class, homeschooling families.

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 at which you would like a tour.


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Wednesdays,
March 14, 28, April 11, 25, May 9 and 23
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages eight and up

Drop-in fun at a variety of stations such as painting, claywork, paper crafts, LEGO and much more!
 


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Young Readers’ Choice Awards (YRCA)

Don’t forget to cast your vote! The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) and is the oldest children’s choice award in the US and Canada. Students in grades 4-12 from Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Montana and Idaho will determine which author will win this literary award by reading the books and voting for their favourite. Come check out our displays, read the books, and vote online any time before April 15, 2018 at www.pnla.org/yrca.

 


March - April
At Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Dr George Trail

Strap on your snowshoes and do the 1 km loop--we’ll have you reading and stretching your way through some great family fun with Stretch by Doreen Cronin back by popular demand! 
Watch for our new title coming in May!


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.

 

 

 


reading dog

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 for the Spring. Contact Deb for more information at disbister@rdpl.org

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Mondays
April 9 - June 4
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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


seniors

Whether you want to start using that new laptop you got as a present or check out an eBook onto your device, we provide individual consultation to suit your needs.

Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576 ext: 2510 or email ttilly@rdpl.org to arrange an appointment.


Saturdays
March 17 and April 21

3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Adults only

Join us for this new foreign film series. 


Wednesdays
April 25 and May 23
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
meet in the mezz
Ages 12 - 15 (Moms welcome too!)

Connect with your authentic self and celebrate one another through art, movement, mediation and circle discussions.


stories

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.


chesslogoMondays
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All Ages

All levels of players are welcome.
Cosponsored with the Alberta Chess Association.


Tutoring is a great way to help a Canadian-born learner or a newcomer to Canada improve their literacy skills. Teaching experience or ESL training is not needed 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.


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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 403-346-4576 for more information or to book a visit.


Red Deer Public Library is seeking enthusiastic adults or college/high school students (Grade 10+) 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 readingpals@rdpl.org.

 


NEW program!

Mondays

April 9, 16 and 23
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
All ages (under eight welcome with an adult)

Join us for focus and fun through a playful approach to yoga, breath work and meditation. 


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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 designed specifically for each age group. Program runs all year.


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.


stories

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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Saturdays
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m

All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages!


“Geek Out” this summer with the TD Summer Reading Club!
Registration begins June 16, 2018 on National TD SRC Kick-Off Day at all branches.

The best party of the summer!
Join the Kick-Off Party June 23, 2018 at the Downtown Branch!

    An initiative of Library and Archives Canada

 

 

 


Saturdays
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-17

Drop in and give our new games stash a spin! Test drive games from our new collection or BYOBoard game. Snacks on us!

 


Thursdays
March 8 to April 26
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Dawe Centre Room 

In this eight-week course you will learn how to communicate in writing in your everyday life, improve your spelling and your reading comprehension skills. Class is limited to 12 participants. Cost is $30 per person.


KidsMondays (except March 19, 2018)
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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


Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27
Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24
Monday, May 28 and Tuesday, May 29 
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required.


Monday, March 26 and Tuesday, March 27
Monday, April 23 and Tuesday, April 24
Monday, May 28 and Tuesday, May 29 
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required.


toy robot

Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games for all ages at the Downtown Branch. Just ask a Librarian to let you into the toy library to see all the wonderful toys we have to borrow. Please note: toys must not be opened in the library and are intended for home use only. 

 


Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 friendslogo
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Get amazing deals on gently used materials such as books, DVDs, CDs and even vintage materials, while supporting library initiatives.


Tuesdays
April 10, 24, May 8, 22

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Ages three and up with an adult

Stories, yoga and activities to support physical literacy.


Tuesdays
March 20 to May 8

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

In collaboration with Toastmasters, this eight session course will improve your public speaking skills. 

 


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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.


Saturday, April 21animals
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ages eight and up

Come and learn basic sewing skills and make cute woodland creatures from felt!


Mondays
April 9  - May 14

6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
Grades 5 to 8

Are you full of great ideas?  Do you love to write?  Join our Young Author Club and meet other kids who do, too!


Wednesdays
March 21 to May 30
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Dawe Branch Program Room

 An instructor will guide you through this10-week course. Class is limited to 12 participants. Cost is $50 per person.


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.


3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
All ages (under eight with an adult)

It's the weekend! Take in Saturday fun with movies, crafts, snacks and activities.


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.