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
Freedom to Read Week February 23 - 29, 2020 Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed them under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Come celebrate this important literary week at RDPL by exercising your freedom to read - browse our collections and check out our Freedom to Read displays to find your next great read.
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.
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 email@example.com
Interactive Library held all weekdays and Sundays.
Our Interactive Library Weekdays and Sundays offers time to explore, play and win prizes!
December Interactive Sundays The Elf on the Library Shelf is back from December 1 to 23.
There are prizes every day in our Book Advent Calendar for anyone who spots him in the Dawe Branch and enters the draw. Ask at the Dawe Branch for more details.
January Interactive Sundays Happy Families Have Fun Together!
Complete these fun literacy challenges and enter a draw for a chance to win the new Kobo eReader with an instant access to Overdrive, your source of free digital books from your library!
February Interactive Sundays I Spy Battleship Dust off your spyglass and play I Spy Battleship all February long. Challenge yourself to find all the hidden items and enter our draw to win your own treasure box! Ask us for more details.
Thursdays September 12, October 10, November 14 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
This free program series, designed to provide access to quality and accessible legal information to the Red Deer community, is cosponsored by Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic and Red Deer Public Library.