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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


Join us for these awesome art and creative craft activities.

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

 


Tuesdays
October 31, November 14 and 28
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Stories, Yoga and activities for ages three and up.


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. 

 

 

 

 


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.


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.

 


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!


Tutoring is a great way 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.

 


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.


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.


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Reading is the best way to prepare kids for school!
Children aged birth to five years (up to entering kindergarten) can join this self-paced literacy program to prepare them to be lifelong readers and learners! Register at any branch. 



toy robot

Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games for all ages!  


Mondays, November 6 to November 27
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Join us to improve your pronunciation skills and overcome common problems with English pronunciation. 


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

An instructor will guide you through this 10 week course. 


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.


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! 

 

 

 


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!
 


Thursdays
November 9, 16, 23, 30
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Come learn the basics of hand lettering, and complete simple projects. Bring your own supplies, or use ours! More info: cbrown@rdpl.org


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! 


Wednesdayscoffeecup
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!


Log onto the TumbleBooks site on your home tumblebookslogo
computer with your library membership to read
along with high quality digital children’s picture and
chapter books.

Want to access Tumblebooks from your Android or iOS devices?   
There’s an app for that!  It’s free with an RDPL card,  in a form that you can take anywhere! Visit any of our branches or
www.rdpl.org/digital-content/ebooks for more information on the site, or go to the Apple Store or GooglePlay to download the app.


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.


Thursdays, November 9 to November 30
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Learn how to communicate via email in your everyday life. 


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.


The Elf on the Library Shelf is back at the elf
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.


Friday February 2 to Sunday February 11
Level 2
Downtown Branch

Come into the library for some ‘light’ reading. We have set aside a reading space on Level 2 for you to try therapy lighting, a treatment for Seasonal Affective Disorder.
So if winter is bringing you down, come try this bright light for 30 minutes!


chesslogoMondays (Last day for fall program is December 11. Program resumes January 8.)
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
All Ages

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

 


yrca
The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) and is the oldest children’s choice award in the US and Canada. Students in Grades 4 -12 from Alaska, British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Montana and Idaho will determine which author will win this literary award by reading the books and voting for their favourite.  
Check out our displays at all branches, check out and read the books then vote by picking up a ballot at the Library or online any time before mid-April, 2018 at
www.pnla.org/yrca.


Fridays
October 13, 27 and November 10, 24
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ages 19 months – three-year-olds

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!

 


Saturdayssun
September 30, October 28 and November 25
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Families welcome

Join us for this fun and interactive program for Russian speaking families.

 

 

 


Thursdays, November 9 to November 30
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Learn how to communicate via email in your everyday life. 



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.

 


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.


KidsMondays 
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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


Tuesday, December 5 - Saturday, December 9
During library hours

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!


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.


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.                      


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.                      


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.


Thursdays
November 9, 16, 23, 30
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Come learn the basics of hand lettering, and complete simple projects. Bring your own supplies, or use ours! More info: cbrown@rdpl.org


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!


Mondays
October 30, November 27, December 18
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Love to read romance? Come talk about your favourite genre!


 

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.
Registrations are presently being taken for the winter.
Contact Deb for more information at disbister@rdpl.org

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