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NOTICE: New hours at all branches starting September 3!

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Mondays
September 16, October 28, November 25
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Level 2
All ages

Did you know your library has tools to help you turn your photos, negatives and slides into digital formats? 


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

August 19 to October 14
Alberta Bound: Works by Lynn LeCorre

Exploring the Alberta landscape has kept Lynn continually striving to capture the natural light and changing colours that radiate the fields, hills and all its varying forms. She has been a 'en plein air’ artist for over 15 years. She strives to capture the relationship of colour through various compositions and formats while maintaining a painterly approach. She strives to capture the essence of the land and how the light enhances colour and form.
*First Fridays: September 6 and October 4

October 16 to November 17
Artist Proof: Cyanotype Prints by Robin Byrnes

 Cyanotype Prints by Robin Byrnes

This collection of artworks illustrate the depth and diversity of artists practicing in Red Deer and Central Alberta.  Inspired by monthly social gatherings of artists from multiple disciplines, this exhibit is descriptive of the artists, their media and working environments. Using cyanotype photographic process to interpret digital and hand-drawn images, the exhibit consists of close-up and in situ portraits of skilled artists who practice a variety of visual, performing, literary and other arts. Robin's exhibit is representative of the unique one-of-a-kind nature of the cyanotype prints.
*First Friday: November 1

November 19 to December 22
Out of the Kitchen:Works by Susan Barker and Issy Covey 

These two artists have been creating their artwork in the kitchen, the heart of the home, in the midst of the hustle and bustle. Working from their kitchens has inspired both artists to create 'kitchen' art about the place they work. The work is immediately available to walk past and check on the clay or add a few brush loads of paint, then carry on with daily life or continue to work on their pieces throughout the day. What would your kitchen produce if you were an artist?
*First Friday: December 6

*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.

 


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10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ages: Birth to 19 months

Enjoy activities which explore music, art, baby sign language, literacy and mindfulness!


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.


Tuesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 21
During Regular Library Hours: 
Tuesday to Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Friday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Support the Library! For every $10 spent at the book fair, $6 goes directly to new books and resources for the Dawe Branch.


Tuesdays
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
All ages under nine with an adult

Bring your family for crafts, games, stories and more every Tuesday evening!


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Held the third Wednesday of each month
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

Join us and discuss books chosen by Fireside Readers members.


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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 for active toddlers!


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.


Held the first and third Monday of each month except September 2
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Join our informal group, work on your projects, and meet others interested in the knitted arts. Light refreshments will be served. More info: kdrok@rdpl.org.


Saturday, September 21
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
All ages under 9 must have an adult

50 years old and still hungry! Come celebrate this classic book with activities and crafts.

 


Wedesdays
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


Wednesdays
September 18, October 16, November 20
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Timberlands Branch
All ages

Drop in and get hands-on with our Innovation Lab tech toys!


Tuesday, September 17
6 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m.

Join us and learn about how you might make a difference in another person’s life.


Tuesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 21
During Regular Library Hours: 
Tuesday to Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Friday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Support the Library! For every $10 spent at the book fair, $6 goes directly to new books and resources for the Dawe Branch.


Wednesdays
September 18 - December 4
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
For ages 14 - 18

Join us for this 12 week drop in support program cosponsored by the Red Deer High Risk Youth Coalition.


Fridays
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
All ages under nine with an adult

It's family time! Join us Friday afternoons for an all ages family storytime with fun activities.


Fridays
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Birth to 19 months
with an adult

Stories, songs, rhymes and activities designed specifically for each age group.


Wednesday, September 18
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
All ages under eight with an adult

Celebrate science with coding, circuitry, tech toys and more!

 


Saturday, September 21
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Snell Auditorium
Adults

Are you part of a book club? Want to be? Join us for an afternoon that celebrates book clubs and book lovers from all over Central Alberta.


GirlNEW DAY! - Thursdays
11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Ages 19 months to three years

Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers!


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.


Saturdays
September 21, October 19, November 16
All ages 
under nine with an adult

- crafts, acts and fun made with kindness - 


Thursdays
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ages 12 - 25

Watch anime, read manga, play video games and meet new people!


Open during Library hoursherb

We LOVE summer! Come to our patio at the Dawe
Branch to read or just relax in tranquility, have some refreshing cold drinks and get a variety of herbs for your home meals from our community herb garden.

 


Wednesdays
September 18 - November 13
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Snell Auditorium
Grades 6 - 9

We’ve partnered with Improv Jelly to bring improv fun and learning to kids! 


Sundays
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
All ages

Stories, songs, and sensory stuff every Sunday!

 


Wednesday, September 18
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Join us for a special Science Literacy Week presentation by award-winning author Joan Marie Galat!
Her presentation is ideal for ages 8 to 12, but adults and older students are also welcome.


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

Bring the family, a friend or come solo to a fun evening of chess.


September 16, October 21, November 18
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.


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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.


Tuesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 21
During Regular Library Hours: 
Tuesday to Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Friday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Support the Library! For every $10 spent at the book fair, $6 goes directly to new books and resources for the Dawe Branch.


seniors

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

 


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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Saturdays
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Children’s Department
All ages 

Join us every Saturday afternoon for an hour of family fun!


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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.


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3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
All Ages

Play Pokémon with other fans!
Our league promotes friendship, communication skills, and fair play.


Tuesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 21
During Regular Library Hours: 
Tuesday to Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Friday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Support the Library! For every $10 spent at the book fair, $6 goes directly to new books and resources for the Dawe Branch.


Monday, September 16
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five

Join in the national celebration of Science Literacy Week with science fun for preschoolers.

 


Tuesday, September 17 to Saturday, September 21
During Regular Library Hours: 
Tuesday to Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Friday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Support the Library! For every $10 spent at the book fair, $6 goes directly to new books and resources for the Dawe Branch.


Sundays
September 22, October 20, November 17
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
All ages under 9 with an adult

Create, build, and have fun with other Lego enthusiasts. Everyone (even adults) is welcome!