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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


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. 

 

 

 

 


Thursdays
September 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
 

Want to ease into acting without committing to a full theatrical production? 


Tuesdays, September 19 to November 7
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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

 


Saturdays  toddler
11 a.m.

All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages! 
Storytime with a twist - each week is a new adventure - dance parties, playdates, puppet shows, mega bloks, family stories and more! 

 

 

 


librarian

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.


Wednesdays and Fridaysstories
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 (returns September 12)
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.


chesslogoMondays (Returns on September 11)
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All Ages

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


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 one-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.


Monday, September 24, Tuesday, September 26 (Tuesday program full) , 
Monday, October 23 (NEW!), Tuesday October 24 and Monday, November 21 
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required. 

 

 


Thursdays
September 7 - November 30
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2

Need help using your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Stop by and we will help!


Books on the Bus connects logoRed Deer Transit riders with free reading material to enjoy during their commute, on their lunch break
or anytime. Books for all ages and reading abilities are available
including children’s books, graphic novels and fiction and non-fiction for adults.


Do you have books you would like to donate?
(paperback only please)
Donations are accepted at the Dawe Centre, Downtown Recreation Centre, Collicutt Centre, Sorenson Station, 
City Hall or COSMOS North.

Patrners:
Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (Capra), Cosmos, Red Deer Public Library and Red Deer Transit.


Mondayscoffeecup
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-17 ONLY

Swing by the mezz - the only café in town reserved exclusively for teens.- for a free coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Stay for the free wi-fi, great company and chill atmosphere!

 


Tutoring is great ways 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.

 


Tuesdays, September 19 to November 7
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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

 


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


Tuesdays and Thursdays,
September 19 to October 5
October 19 to November 7
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

This six session course will teach you computer basics, Internet safety, ways to search for information, and how to format documents. 

 


KidsMondays (returns September 11)
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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


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. Program runs all year.

 


Wednesdays, October 11 to December 13
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

An instructor will guide you through this 10 week course. 


art

Wednesdays
September 20

October 4, 18
November 1, 15, 29
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!
 


Wednesdays and Fridaysstories
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

Join us for fun stories, games and songs for preschoolers.


Saturday, October 21logo
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Adults only

Are you wondering if you should toss something broken? No way! You can repair it at Repair Café.


Tuesdays 
September 12, 26, October 24, November 7, 21

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

Join us for a variety of puppet shows, stories and interactive fun.

 



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.

 


Mondays, September 11 to October 30
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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

 


Tuesdays and Thursdays,
September 19 to October 5
October 19 to November 7
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

This six session course will teach you computer basics, Internet safety, ways to search for information, and how to format documents. 

 


Ongoing program held the second Wednesday of each month.

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room

View and discuss popular documentary films. For more information, contact Adult Services at 403-346-4576 ext. 1500


All open hours in September and October

Get active this fall, and read at the same time along the 1 km Dr. George Trail.  This fall’s title is “Stretch” by everyone’s favourite Doreen Cronin and it will have you walking, stretching and laughing with your whole family!

 

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

 


Monday, September 24, Tuesday, September 26 (Tuesday program full) , 
Monday, October 23 (NEW!), Tuesday October 24 and Monday, November 21 
5:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

An evening of guided painting with no experience required. 

 


Tuesdays (returns September 12)
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 of age and their parent or caregiver. Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers! 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 which author will be the winner of this literary award by reading the books and voting for their favourite. Voting begins in October but you can start reading today! 

For more details, ask a staff member or see the FAQ page on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca. 


These five nature-themed backpacks backpackhelp your family explore the great outdoors. Each bag includes books and activities focusing on: Forests, Gardening, Hiking, Bugs, or Birds! 


science

Featuring exciting experiments and fun science activities"

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


 

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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NEW MEMBERS WELCOME ANYTIME!firesidereadersgraphic

Meets the third Wednesday of every month
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo/Kiwanis Meeting Room

We read a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction, from classics to current bestsellers.


Fridaysreading

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
September 19

October 3, 17, 31
November 14, 28
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Ages three and up (must be accompanied by an adult)

Stories, yoga and activities to support physical literacy.


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.