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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


piggyThursday
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
19 months to age five with an adult

Join us the second Thursday of each month for free snacks, stories, puppet shows, and songs!


Every Monday 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!


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.


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.


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

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

 


Wednesday, December 7coffeemughappyface
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.  
in the mezz

Are you a fan of the Teen Cafe? Here’s your chance to create your very own coffee mug to take home or leave here for the Teen Cafe on Mondays!


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.


Conversation Group

Mondays
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come to practice your English conversation skills in a friendly and fun atmosphere.


Mondays,volunteerhands
December 12, January 16
and 30, February 13 and 27

3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Drop-in any time)
in the mezz
Ages 12-18

RDPL and Volunteer Central have teamed up to bring you fun, convenient volunteer opportunities, right in the mezz!



booksDecember 12, January 9
and February 13

7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Love to read? Want to share your latest great read or find great recommendations? This is the book club for you! Refreshments will be served.

 

 

 



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.


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Third Monday evening of each month
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

New members are always welcome!


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.                      


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.


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.




Lighthouse

Held the first Wednesday of each month.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Snell Auditorium

Experience trips around the world! For more information, contact Adult Services at 403-342-9100 ext. 1500.


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.


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

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

 


Held the second Thursday of each month

December 8, January 12, February 9
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Want some quiet time? Looking to relax, zone outand enjoy some easy-going company? Come colour, draw, or work on your own project.

 


 


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.


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.


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.


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

 



toy 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!


 

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 403-342-9100 ext 2000 for more information or to book a time.

 

 

 


Fridaysreading

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

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


This year, Read for 15 is going Canada-wide! Let’s show the rest of Canada what a community of readers we have by reading for 15 minutes and reporting your reading to Red Deer Public Library. Report your participation by doing one of the following:

•Use #readfor15rdpl on Twitter or Instagram

•Brag to us and everyone on Red Deer Public Library's Facebook account.

•Fill out our web form (available on January 27)

•Tell us in person at any of our 3 branches

•Send us an email (readfor15@rdpl.org) at or give us a call at any of our service desks

Read for 15 Canada 150 is a Canada-wide literacy initiative to promote Family Literacy Day.

 


December 6 - 10, 2016bookfair

When you purchase a book from the Scholastic Book Fair, you support Red Deer Public Library’s Timberlands Branch! The Scholastic Book Fair offers hundreds of quality books in all reading levels. These popular kids’ titles also make great Christmas gifts!

 

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.


 

reading dog

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

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

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

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


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.

 

 

 


Tuesdayspreschooler

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

Ages three to five years and their parent or caregiver.


Mondays, phone
December 5 and February 6

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.


Mondays,
December 12, January 9 and February 13

overdrive6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Bring your own tablet or smartphone and learn how to download eBooks and eAudiobooks from our collection for free with your library card.


Adult Literacy Volunteer Opportunity

Tutoring is a great way to help a newcomer to Canada, or a Canadian-born learner improve their literacy skills. Learners are at a variety of levels. You do not need to have teaching experience or ESL training 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.


The Elf on the Library Shelf is back 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.


Fridays, December 9, January 20 and February 24
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ages eight and up (Under eight with an adult)

Join us for a movie, craft and activities.


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!

 


Every Monday 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!


Conversation Group

Mondays
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come to practice your English conversation skills in a friendly and fun atmosphere.


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.


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.


art

Alternates with Tell-a-Story!

Wednesdays
December 7, January 18, 2017, February 1 and 15, 2017
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 403-342-9100 ext 2000 for more information or to book a visit.


Saturday programs for ages eight and up

Sugar Rush!
Saturday, December 10
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Everything sugar, from minute-to-win-it challenges, science experiments and more!

Giant Board Games!
Saturday, February 4
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 

Life-sized games from Jenga to Pac-Man to Hungry Hippo and more!


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

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


Part of a Public Legal Education Series at Dawe

Monday, December 5, 2016
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

This seminar will answer the basic questions people have about Wills, Personal Directives and Powers of Attorney. Understand what each document does and how to incorporate them into your estate planning to manage your affairs in the future.


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

 


Tuesdays,
December 6, January 3, February 7
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m
Snell Auditorium
ipad

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.