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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Friday, February 24, Thursday, April 13 and Friday, May 19
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium
Ages eight and up (Under eight with an adult)

Join us for a movie, craft and activities. 


All ages (under eight with an adult)

Saturday, February 25
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Go retro and join Blanky, Lampy, Kirby, Toaster and Radio as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic movie favourite!  Make your own fleece Blanky as you watch -  supplies and popcorn provided!

 


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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.



Tuesdays

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. Pajamas welcome!

 


Thursdays
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This exciting new program series designed to provide an access to quality and accessible legal information to the Red Deer community is co-sponsored by Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic and Red Deer Public Library.

 


Alternates with Art & More!

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Wednesdays
February 22, March 8, 22,
April 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31

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!

 

 


No storytime? No problem! signStop by the Children’s Desk and when the reader is “In” they will read you a story!


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!


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

 

 

 


Tuesdays,
January 31 to March 14, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

In this seven week course you will improve and overcome common problems with English pronunciation gaining confidence in your ability to communicate in English.



Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


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

Come in your pajamas and snuggle up with your parents as you enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes before bed.



Fridaysreading

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

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


Dawe Branch Fireplace
January 16 and February 21
5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Have a Legal Question?


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

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

 


Tuesdays, art
January 31 and February 28
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Unleash your inner artist! Join us for an evening of guided painting. No experience required.

 


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.

 

 

 


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.                      


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.


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

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

 


Tuesday, February 21, Monday, March 20,ipad
Tuesday, April 18 and Monday, May 15
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of using your iPhone or iPad, including using Wi-Fi, downloading apps and customizing your device. Please bring your own iPad or iPhone.


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.


Saturdayssuperfun February 25, March 25,April 29, May 27
1 p.m.- 2 p.m.
All ages

Fun and interactive program for Russian speaking families.


phoneThursday, February 23 and 
Tuesdays March 21 and May 16

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Learn the basics of using your Android phone or tablet, including using Wi-Fi, downloading apps and customizing your device. Bring your own Android phone or tablet.


Saturdays
February 4 to May 25 
(Except long weekends: February 18, April 15 and May 20)
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Beginner to Level 3

Drop-in - no registration needed, just come! Everyone is welcome!


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

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


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.


Tuesdaysipad February 28, March 28, April 25,
and May 23 (location to be announced)

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Already mastered the basics of your ipad? Learn to use the more advanced features like photos, icloud and sharing your content to become a pro!


Tuesdayspreschooler

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

Ages three to five years and their parent or caregiver.


 

In person registration begins in June of 2017 at all branches.

TD Summer Reading Club invite three to 11-year-olds and their families to join Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading club.

Your reading kit includes notebooks, stickers and a web access code for the TD Summer Reading Club site.

Track your reading to get free book prizes this summer.

Watch www.rdpl.org/src for updates.



Drop off between May 24 - June 8

Drop off gently used books (max. five per family) to Timberlands and receive tokens to swap for new titles on June 10! More info: cbrown@rdpl.org

 


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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 403-342-9100 ext 2000 for more information or to book a visit.


Thursday, February 23food
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dawe Community Centre
Activity Room 3

Join us for a multi-panel interactive session about Syrian Culture, Syrian Education, Experiences of Syrian Refugees, Language Learning Activities and Syrian Food. Presented by Red Deer Public Library's Adult Literacy Program. 


Tuesday, February 21, Monday, March 20,
Tuesday, April 18, Monday, May 15

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Attention all hackers and evil geniuses! In this afterschool club we’ll make lego robots, experiment with coding and electronics and plot to take over the world! To register email Ben at bsmeet@rdpl.org

 


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.

 


Tuesdays,
January 31 to March 14, 2017
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

In this seven week course you will improve and overcome common problems with English pronunciation gaining confidence in your ability to communicate in English.


 

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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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.


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.


chesslogoMondays 
Adults - 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Children5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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


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.


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.


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 1-5) who are struggling with reading and/or writing. You will work with one student in two 1 hour sessions each week for a three-week period.  For full details, call 403-346-4576 and ask for Reading Pals or email readingpals@rdpl.org.

 


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!


Tuesdayspreschooler

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

Ages three to five years and their parent or caregiver.