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Covid Updates

Upcoming Events at RDPL


First Thursdays Concerts are EVERY THURSDAY in September!

Thursday, September 24
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.
In-person attendance by registration only OR via live stream

The Obsessions String Quartet has performed concerts across Alberta as well as the USA, Greece, England, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland.


Thursdays
beginning September 10
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Join Miss Rachelle for rhymes and activity ideas for you and your baby, live on Zoom!


Join us for a year of challenges based on the book, This is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live by Melody Warnick.


Thursday, September 24
YouTube Premiere – Facebook Live panel discussion
6 p.m.
Shown at schools the day after from the library YouTube channel and at Red Deer Arts Council website on the last weekend of September.

Meet our special guest, Theresa “Corky” Larsen-Jonasson. Corky will introduce us to her traditions of oral storytelling and the important teachings discussed in her book, the Sharing Circle.


 

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

The Friends of the Red Deer Public Library Fall Book Sale starts September 14 and 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).

We will also be having a weekend walk-up book sale from the south doors (49th street entrance) on Sept. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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.


Wednesday, September 23
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
 
We're teaming up with Kerry Wood Nature Centre for a family pond dipping adventure to celebrate Science Literacy Week! Come down to McKenzie Trails and try your hands at dipping for aquatic critters. Learn about the difference between aquatic plants and the importance of wetlands. RDPL will be on-site to showcase books on biodiversity and wetlands, and answer any of your library questions.
 
Cost: $12+GST/family
 
Please register one adult to hold your family's spot by visiting the KWNC's registration website.
 
Pre-registration required by September 22 at 4:30 p.m. Limited number of spaces available.
 

 

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

The Friends of the Red Deer Public Library Fall Book Sale starts September 14 and 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).

We will also be having a weekend walk-up book sale from the south doors (49th street entrance) on Sept. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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.


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 starts September 14 and 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).

We will also be having a weekend walk-up book sale from the south doors (49th street entrance) on Sept. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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.


Ongoing, fun, virtual stortytimes via Facebook and YouTube
Tuesdays
beginning September 8
10 a.m.

Join us for stories, rhymes and activity ideas for you and your little ones! 


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 your preferred location. Simply fill out the Be Creative Grab and Go Bundle form here.

Contact ttilly@rdpl.org for more information.


Fridays 
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Downtown Branch

Our Friends of the Red Deer Public Library are now accepting donations during limited hours. If you have books that you no longer need, we would be happy to take them off your hands! All Friends volunteers will be masked and will safely accept your donations at the main library doors at the downtown branch. 


 

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

The Friends of the Red Deer Public Library Fall Book Sale starts September 14 and 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).

We will also be having a weekend walk-up book sale from the south doors (49th street entrance) on Sept. 26 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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.



Celebrate SCIENCE with RDPL and Kerry Wood Nature Centre

September 21 to 27

Watch for videos with special guests from Kerry Wood Nature Center and more!


Tuesdays
September 8, 22, October 6, 20, November 3, 17

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

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


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.