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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Conversation Group

Mondays March through June 26
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come practice your English conversation skills in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Class is limited to 10 participants. Call 403-346-2533 or email adultlit@rdpl.org to pre-register.


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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.


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.

Last Monday of the program is June 12. 


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.


Wednesday, May 24
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
in the mezz (Starting Point)
Ages 12-18

National Scavenger Hunt Day is May 24  and we are celebrating by sending you on an epic hunt all over the library for clues. Who will return victorious? Join us and it could be you!


Wednesdays
April 5 - June 14
6:30 p.m. -  8 p.m.
Cost: $50 (will not be refunded)

Newcomers to Canada need to pass the CELPIP test in order to meet their eligibility requirements for permanent residency or citizenship. The class focuses on listening and speaking skills and prepares the learners for the test.
Please register with the Adult Literacy Program: 403-346-2533.

 


Tuesdays (new day!)
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Grades 6 - 8

Drop in on your way home from school for a snack and games in our Tween Zone.



Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


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.

 

 

 



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

Call Tatiana at 403-346-4576, ext 2510 to arrange an appointment at the Dawe Branch.

 


Five nature themed backpacks that backpackwill help your family explore the great outdoors. Each bag includes books and activities focusing on: Forests, Gardening, Hiking, Bugs, or Birds! 


All open hours in July, August and September 

Watch for the return of Trail Tales this summer along the Dr. George Trail (1 km loop) at Kerry Wood Nature Centre!

Co-presented by Waskasoo Environmental Education Society and Red Deer Public Library.

 


Tuesdays (new day!)
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Grades 6 - 8

Drop in on your way home from school for a snack and games in our Tween Zone.


Celebrate Canada 150!

Bingo cards available at any branch or onlinestarting Thursday June 1, 2017.
Complete bingo cards using books you read all summer. Contest closes Friday September 1, 2017. Prize draw early September.

 


Mondays, April 3 to May 29logo
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Program Room
Dawe Branch 
Cost: $30 per person

Gain confidence in your ability
to communicate in English!


Fridays March 3, 17, April 7, 21, May 12, 26
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-24 ONLY

LGBTQ+ or otherwise, you’ll always find friends and have fun at our mezz meetups.  
We do REAL.  We do FUN.  We do PRIDE!


All ages family playtime
Tuesdays
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We want you to PLAY! Make friends and have fun at this unstructured program. May feature a craft and storytime.


Mondays March 27 and April 24art 
or Tuesdays March 28, April 25 and May 23

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required. A $5 fee covers all materials provided. Space is limited. Register at the Level 4 Adult Services Desk Downtown.

 


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!


All ages family playtime
Tuesdays
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We want you to PLAY! Make friends and have fun at this unstructured program. May feature a craft and storytime.


Tuesdays
March 21 to May 30
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

In this 10 week course you will learn how to communicate in writing in your everyday life, improve your spelling and your reading comprehension skills.


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

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


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.


Challenge forms available at every Library service desk on the first day of each month and contests close on the last day. Monthly prize draw.

July -
 Geo Cache, Scavenger Hunt -  Family Friendly Fun - Loop Campaign

August -Sports Quiz

September - Pub Quiz, Trivial Pursuit





toy robot

Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games using your library membership to keep both children and adults entertained all summer long!  You’ll never hear “I’m bored” again!  


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

Birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiver.
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.                      



Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


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. 

 


Thurdays 
May 4 to June 2literacy

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Benefits Foreign trained professionals such as nurses, physicians, pharmacists, engineers, accountants, teachers, lawyers, etc. 

In this 8 week course you will build on vocabulary, pronunciation and idioms. Canadian culture and social situations will be discussed.


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.

 


 

reading dog

Reading Tails is a 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.
Registrations are presently being taken for the fall.
Contact Deb for more information at disbister@rdpl.org

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art

Alternates with Tell-a-Story

Wednesdays
May 10, 24 and June 7
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!
 


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


Tuesdays
March 21 to May 30
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

In this 10 week course you will learn how to communicate in writing in your everyday life, improve your spelling and your reading comprehension skills.


Program is cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

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!


 

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.



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.


Fridaysreading

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

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


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

 


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.


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

 


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.