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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


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.

 


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

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

 


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.



Tuesdays

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

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers! 


Tuesday, May 2logo
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Learn the basics of infant/child CPR from St. John Ambulance. (Note: you will NOT be certified.) Space is limited. Phone 403-346-4576 or email rmccomb@rdpl.org to register.


Fridaysreading

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

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


Saturdays
March 25 - Mini Book Pendant
April 29 - Felt Sewing Project
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Come to this program and leave with a completed project!
Please confirm attendance by emailing cbrown@rdpl.org.

 


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

 


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

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

 


 

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 403-346-4576 for more information or to book a time.

 

 

 


Alternates with Art & More!

book

Wednesdays
February 22, March 8, 22,
April 5, 19, May 3, 17, 31

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

Drop in for storytelling games, theatre, puppets and more. We’ll make new stories every week!

 

 


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.


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

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


Wednesday, April 26
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ages three and up (under eight with an adult)

Come to a special Pajama Fun storytime with your stuffie and let them stay for a sleepover at the library!


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

Come in your pajamas and snuggle up with your parents as you enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes before bed.



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.                      


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.

 

 

 


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.

 


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.


Saturday, April 29logo
Ride starts at 12 p.m.
Families welcome

Come to meet new friends and have great time celebrating your 30 Days of Biking achievement with other biking enthusiasts.


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.

 


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!


Tuesdays
March 7 to May 16
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Ever wanted to learn a card game for a lifetime? Come and learn bridge in these sessions that will combine instruction and play time. Drop-in.

 


Tuesdayspreschooler

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

Ages three to five years and their parent or caregiver.


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.


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.


 

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.



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.


Wednesday, April 26
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-18

The 2016 Young Readers Choice Awards will be revealed at our winning-book-themed party.  Get your game on, eat some cake and enter to win a YRCA book door prize!


Thursdays
March 30, April 13 and 27
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Are you prepared for the Canadian Citizenship Test? Join us for a preparation class that will help you learn everything you need to know to pass the test!


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.


Lighthouse

Held the first Wednesday of each month.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Snell Auditorium
(except June's program held in the Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room)

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


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!


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


Conversation Group

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

Come to 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Mondays March 6, 20, April 10, 24, May 1, 15
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-18

Change the world- volunteer!  Earn graduation credits and boost your resume helping local non-profits do great things for our community from the comfort of the mezz. Snacks included!

 


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

Come in your pajamas and snuggle up with your parents as you enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes before bed.



art

Alternates with Tell-a-Story

Wednesdays
February 15, March 1, 15, 29, April 12, 26 and May 10, 24
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!
 


Saturdays
Bookings from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Snell Auditorium

Enter with your team of four to six players and use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, locks, and tricks to complete your task within the set time of one hour. 


 

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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Tuesdays
February 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2
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.