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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


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.


Wednesday, November 21
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
in the mezz 
for Young Adults

Start building your own fantasy world with your own fantasy language. Decipher secret messages for a chance to win a new release young adult fantasy fiction prize pack!


Every Sunday afternoon we will pull out tents and tunnels for families to crawl through or read inside!
Grown up participation and sock feet are required!

Make sure to visit us on January 27, Family Literacy Day, and read with your family in our tents!


seniors

Start using that new laptop, check out an eBook onto your device, learn all about apps and more. We provide individual consultation o suit your needs.
Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576 ext. 2510 to arrange an appointment

 


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

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


Mondays
September 17, October 15, November 19
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Have a Legal Question? Volunteer lawyers from the Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic will provide a half an hour of free legal advice in civil, family and criminal law.


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 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.


Settlement Support in Libraries at the Downtown and Dawe Branches is a partner project between Red Deer Public Library, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and the Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.).

Settlement Support helps newcomers with their settlement needs, connecting newly arrived families with services and resources in the community. 

Our program is offered at the Downtown and Dawe branches and provides support with:

  • Canadian culture
  • Language acquisition and improvement
  • Citizenship & Immigration
  • Employment, School & Volunteering
  • Housing & Transportation
  • Government programs and forms,
  • Taxes
  • Legal rights

Contact: lissette.velasquez@care2centre.ca or at 403-304-3622 or check the C.A.R.E. website here.


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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.


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Can’t come to us?  We’ll come to you! Invite Children’s Library staff to your preschool, daycare, agency or community group to talk about resources and services Red Deer Public Library offers to children, families and groups.  Call 403-346-4576 and ask for the Children’s Department for more information or to book a visit.


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.


GirlWednesdays
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years

Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers!


Settlement Support in Libraries at the
Downtown and Dawe Branches, is a partner project between Red Deer Public Library, Immigration, Refugees and Ctitizenship Canada
and the Central Alberta Refugee Effort (C.A.R.E.)

Settlement Support helps newcomers with their settlement needs, connecting newly arrived families with services and resources in the community. 

Our program is offered at the Downtown and Dawe branches and provides support with:

  • Canadian culture

  • Language acquisition and improvement

  • Citizenship & Immigration

  • Employment, School & Volunteering

  • Housing & Transportation

  • Government programs and forms,

  • Taxes

  • Legal rights

Contact: lissette.velasquez@care2centre.ca or at (403) 304-3622 or check the C.A.R.E. website here


Fridaysbaby
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.


Wednesdayspokemonlogo
September 12, 26, October 10, 24,
November 7, 21
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages five and up (under eight with an adult)

 

Drop-in and get together with Pokémon Trading Card and video game fans and have some fun!


Four week series
Tuesdays
September 18, 24, October 2, 9
October 30, November 6, 13, 20
3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m
in the mezz

Do you just find reading boring or frustrating? The mezz READ Masters coaches can help!
Book your one-on-one reading sessions with us and take your reading to the next level!


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Saturdays 
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m
All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages!

 


Held the third Wednesday of each month. New members welcome anytime.lamp

Wednesdays 
September 19, October 17, November 21

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Join this adult evening book club and discuss topical, interesting books as a group. Everyone is welcome! 


Kids learn best by doing and creating!

We’re going to provide all the Loose Parts they need to kick their imaginations into gear!  
There will be no adult-made examples, no rules, no critiques, just encouragement to build, manipulate, discover and investigate! Our Loose Parts bins are the latest addition to our popular Firehall Fun Factory!

 


December 1, 2018
until January 30, 2019gameslogo
For artists up to 18 years old

We are looking for your artistic
talents to help us celebrate the
2019 Canada Games at Timberlands!
Draw us a picture showing your favourite Canada Games sport, welcoming visitors to our city, or depicting what you love about Red Deer on an 11 X 17 page (can be picked up at Timberlands Branch).
Winners will be on display starting February 4, 2019.
Contest opens December 1, 2018, and runs until January 30, 2019.


KidsMondays 
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

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


Mondays and Wednesdays (no class October 8)
November 12 to November 28
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Program Room

Join us for this free learning opportunity to improve your pronunciation skills and overcome common problems with English pronunciation.


Book a tour for your preschool, daycare, club, school class, homeschooling families in to any branch.  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 you would like to visit.


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.


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


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Thursdays
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages birth to 19 months with an adult

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities designed specifically for babies.
Note: the last week of Early Literacy Programs is December 10 - 15. 
Storytimes will resume January 7 at all branches. 

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Saturday, November 17sunshine
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Ages eight to 11

Join us as we read food-themed books and make a recipe that goes along with it.


Mondays
September 24 - December 3 (no meeting October 8)
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Grades 5 - 9
Waskasoo Kwanis Meeting Room
Registration required

It’s a club, not a class! 


Mondays
October 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2
Adult and Teen

This six week video course from Harvard University is an introductory class for daily technology users which focusses on probelm solving tips and tricks to make using devices and features easier.


Saturday, November 17sun
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.
All Ages (under eight with an adult)

Join other Lego fans in exploring building techniques, building challenges and community building! Everything is cool when you're part of a team!


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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.


The Elf on the Library Shelf is backelf
at the Dawe Branch from December 1 to 23!
 
There are prizes every day in our Book Advent Calendar
for people who spot him in the Dawe Branch and enter
the draw. Ask at the Dawe Branch for more details.


Watch RDPL’s social media pages for locations for our
newest Trail Tales book, Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid,
popping up in parks and along sidewalks around Red Deer over the winter.
What could be better than a winter walk and a snowy story?!


Visit the Kiwanis Gallery at the Downtown
Branch and browse amazing 
artworks created by artists with
The Red Deer Arts Council.
 

November 20 to December 22
Everyday Wonderments: Paintings by Corinne Anderton

Through her explorations of colour, Corinne will demonstrate the interaction of colour and the behaviour of watercolour pigments on paper.
*First Friday: December 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

December 29 to February 18
Through the Window: Mixed Media by Margriet Hogue

A series of mixed media works based on photographs of flora and fauna the artist observed while travelling through nature.
*First Friday: January 4

*First Friday Red Deer Openings are held in the Snell Auditorium from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. and feature visits from the artist(s) or entertainment/activities and refreshments. First Fridays are reserved for Red Deer Arts Council members and affiliates and library members.

 


Thursdays
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Level 2
Ages 15+

Learn about the development of 2D and 3D games at this intermediate 12 week series of video lectures from Harvard University. 


Dawe Early Literacy Programs begin September 10, 2018.

Tuesdays
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Ages 19 months – three-year-olds

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


Saturdayssunshine
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Children’s Department
All ages (under eight with an adult)

Join us every Saturday for these awesome afternoon activities!


The nominees have been announced for the 2019
Young Reader’s Choice Awards, and are at Red Deer Publiclogo Library!
Students in Grades 4-9 will decide which author will win this award by reading the nominated books and voting for their favourite.   Voting begins in the spring of 2019 for this longest running “children’s choice” award, so start reading now! Check out the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) website for more details at
https://pnla.org/young-readers-choice-award/and pick up a list of the nominees when you pick up your books from the branches!


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.


Fridays
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Level 2
Ages 15 +

Just getting started with computers? Try these classes to gain important skills for digital life and feel more comfortable online.


Mondays and Wednesdays (no class October 8)
November 12 to November 28
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Program Room

Join us for this free learning opportunity to improve your pronunciation skills and overcome common problems with English pronunciation.


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.


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.


Wednesdays
October 17, November 21

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Timberlands Branch
All ages

Drop in and get hands-on with our Innovation Lab tech toys! Build and code a Lego WeDo creation, program our Dash and Dot robots, rearrange a Code-a-Pillar to change its path and more!

 


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Log onto the TumbleBooks site with your library membership to read along with high quality digital children’s picture and chapter books.

Want to access Tumblebooks from your Android or iOS devices? There’s an app for that! It’s free with an RDPL card and gives you full access. Visit any of our branches or https://www.rdpl.org/digital-content/ebooks for more information on the site, or go to the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the app.


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Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games for all ages! Remember to check out the adult puzzles on Level 2 as well!