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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Interested in helping an adult with literacy skills logo
or a newcomer to Canada improve their English
language skills?

A two hour per week commitment is all we ask.  
Training and support provided.

Call 403 346-2533 for more information.


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.


kidswbooks

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.


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.                      


Fridaysreading

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

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


Mondays, CARElogo
September 19  to December 19
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Level 2 and Level 3 welcome. No sessions on long weekend Mondays.
For more information and to register, please contact C.A.R.E. at 403-346- 8818

 


Mondays and Wednesdays

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Children's Department

Ages eight and up

 

Drop in any time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on your way home from school
to explore our weekly challenges and projects.


Tuesdays, art
September 27, October 25, November 22
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Unleash your inner artist! Join us for an evening of guided painting. No experience required. We supply the instruction and materials, you supply some enthusiasm and leave with a masterpiece.

 


Wednesdays,
September 28, October 26,  November 23
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

A monthly afternoon book club with books provided.
 


Did you know…

RDPL has over 300
DAISY CDs that you
can take out with your
library card?

DAISY CDs are an audio
substitute for print materials, specifically designed for people with print disabilities including (but not limited to) blindness, impaired vision, and dyslexia.
Ask at any desk to see if you qualify
to check items out of this collection!

 


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.


Thursdays, 
September 15 to November 3
5:30 p.m.– 8 p.m.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan™ is a self-management and recovery system that helps people incorporate wellness tools and strategies into their lives.


Saturdays, superfunsaturdays
October 1 and November 5
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
All ages Under eight bring an adult

FREE family fun with yoga games and stories. Bring yoga mats if you have them.



art

Alternates with Tell-a-Story!

Wednesdays
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages seven and up

Drop in fun at a variety of stations such as painting, claywork, paper crafts, LEGO and much 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.


Saturdays, CARElogo
September 24 - December 17
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Bring your English schoolwork, driver’s license, Canadian citizenship book, or anything you would like to work on and or need help with, be with a Canadian volunteer for one on one conversation.


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

Come in your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffie, and snuggle up with your parents as you enjoy stories, songs and rhymes before bed. Ages two years and up.


Saturday, October 1pokemongo
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
All Ages
(children under 12 MUST be with an adult)

Bring your own device and join us as we go into City Hall Park to catch Pokémon, then come back to the Snell Auditorium to do a craft, watch a Pokémon episode and have a snack.

 


Every Monday (beginning September 12)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!


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

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

Pajama Fun program resumes Sept. 13. Last day for fall program is Dec. 13.

 


Tuesdayspreschooler

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

Ages three to five years and their parent or caregiver.


Every Wednesdayyoga
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Snell Auditorium
Ages 12 - 18 ONLY

Starts September 14.
Jessica, our resident Yogi and mezz Assistant, will lead you through a free one hour yoga class specifically designed for teens! No experience with yoga is required. Please bring a bottle of water and a yoga mat or towel.  

 


NEW! Program runs all summer!

Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


Mondays and Wednesdays

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Children's Department

Ages eight and up

 

Drop in any time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on your way home from school
to explore our weekly challenges and projects.


Mondays, phone
October 3, November 7

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

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.


Tuesday, September 27readingpals
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.  
Adults only 

Join the Reading Pals program coordinator for information and resources on how to build reading skills and interest with your child. 


NEW! Program runs all summer!

Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


 

Reading Tails is a four-week program for reading dog
six to 12-year olds who would like to practise
their reading skills with an SPCA-trained  
therapy dog and its handler.
Registrations are presently being taken.

Contact Deb for more information at
403-346-4688 or disbister@rdpl.org.

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

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

 


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.


Friday, September 30bookcover
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Join us for a night of drinks, appies, and entertainment as we celebrate Red Deer Reads and our 2016 winning graphic novel, The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson, illustrated by Kelly Mellings. 

 


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.


Tuesdayspreschooler

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

Ages three to five years and their parent or caregiver.


Tuesdays,ipad
September 6, October 4,  November 1
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2nd Floor

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.


 

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 403-346-4688 for more information
or to book a time.

 

 

 


Tuesday, October 4jasonfrizzell
7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Hear Jason Frizzell, Dean, School of Creative Arts
at Red Deer College, speak about Visual Arts
and explore many of our questions about different
types of art. 


Mondays,ipad
September 27, October 25, November 22
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2nd Floor 

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!

 


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

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

Pajama Fun program resumes Sept. 13. Last day for fall program is Dec. 13.

 


Nature Walkoutsidecircle
Tuesday, October 4
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Kerry Wood Nature Centre
(6300 45 Ave)

All ages

Get outside and be active with your brain and body. 


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.


chesslogoMondays (starts September 12)
Adults - 4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Children - 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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


Toy Lending Librarytoy robot

Looking for things for your kids to do?  
Borrow games, puzzles and toys for all ages from
our Toy Lending Library at the Downtown Branch.  
We even have puzzles and games for teens
and adults to borrow!