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First Thursday of each month colouringbook
(beginning September 3)
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room 

Five of the top 20 selling books on Amazon are adult colouring books!

 


TD Summer Reading Club 2015TDLOGO

a joint initiative with Library and Archives Canada

Ages two to 11 years

Come “Play!” at Red Deer Public Library

Online registration begins June 1st - check website for details

In-person registration begins at all branches on June 20

Your very own reading kit includes stickers, activity notebooks,

a web access code and great ideas for books this summer!  

Play with new friends, play with reading, play in programs,

get cool prizes for reading, and JUST HAVE FUN!  And it’s all free!

Watch www.rdpl.org, and check us out on Facebook and Twitter

for details on the dates and locations of all of our summer reading events.


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

Ages birth to 19 months and their parent or caregiver

 

 




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

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

 


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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.

 


Saturdays at 11 a.m. (program runs all summer)reading
Ages two and up

Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, finger plays and crafts. Families are encouraged!


Friday morningscoffeebookglasses
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Start the weekend off right! Drop in at the Timberlands Branch on Friday mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while relaxing in our comfy chairs, reading the newspaper or a magazine, or looking for your next favourite read!


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Happy 5th Birthday Reading Tails!

Wednesday, September 2
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Come meet the Reading Tails handlers and their canine pals. Talk with previous participants of the program, see what Reading Tails is all about and register for one of our four week sessions.

 


Thanks to a generous donation from the optimist logo
Piper Creek Optimist Club of Red Deer, a tree  
will grow in the Children’s Department in the fall.

The leaves won’t fall off this tree, however, and stories will be told on its bench all year round. Check our website and social media for the tree-veal date!


Violin

12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m. 
Snell Auditorium

Join us for free lunch hour concerts the first Thursday of each month. Coffee and tea are provided by Cafe Noir. Bring a bagged lunch.

 


FridaysBaby

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

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers. Ages birth to 3 years and their parent and or caregivers.

 


Friday, August 28dvd

1p.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us dressed as YOUR favorite super hero, play some games then kick back and enjoy this year’s best superhero movie: Big Hero 6.


Finally!  A summer reading club beachreading
for adults only…with prizes too!

Why not earn amazing prizes while doing everyone’s favourite summer pastime? Reading!
Join us as we read our way through summer! Grab a bingo sheet at any Branch or online at www.rdpl.org and keep track of your reads to be entered to win prizes!

Club starts June 20.


 

All open hoursbookonpost

Families are encouraged to take a summer walk around the 
one kilometre loop at Kerry Wood Nature Centre and read a story together along the way. 

Each laminated page leads you to the next one on the trail. 
Trail Tales combines literacy, physical activity and nature in
one fun adventure. What better way to read a story with
your family!
 


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New title! Starting in September, there will be a new title on the trail. Watch for “What Forest Knows” by George Ella Lyon. Co-presented by Waskasoo Environmental Education Services and Red Deer Public Library.

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Wednesdays
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!


Lighthouse

Held the first Wednesday of each month.

2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Snell Auditorium

Share some favourite travel anecdotes or get inspired by listening to others. Pictures and souveniers welcome. Admission is free.


Get back more than you give. We have the perfect opportunity for you. tutor


Be a Volunteer Reading Pal!kidswbooks

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.


The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library YRCA logo
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 take place between March 15, 2016 and April 15, 2016.
For more information, see frequently asked questions on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca or ask at any Branch.

 


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

Yes we are playing on September first!


The YRCA is coordinated by the Pacific Northwest Library Association books
(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 take place between March 15, 2016 and April 15, 2016.
For more information, see frequently asked questions on the PNLA website at www.pnla.org/yrca or ask at any Branch.

 


FridaysBaby

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

Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for babies and their caregivers. Ages birth to 3 years and their parent and or caregivers.

 


Whether using a new laptop or adding an eBook onto your device, computer
we provide individual consultation to suit your needs.

Call Tatiana at 403-318-9312 to arrange an appointment.


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Reading to children is the best way to prepare them for school This free program encourages families to spend quality time together and promote pre-literacy and learning by reading 1000 books before your child starts Kindergarten. Any child ages birth to five years entering kindergarten can participate in this self-paced early literacy program.

Come to any of our branches to register and pick up your reading log. Any book read by anybody counts. Bring your reading log back at predetermined milestones to get small prizes. The concept is simple, the rewards are priceless! And check out the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten iPhone App. It’s free! Watch for the official launch in September!

 

 

 

 


Friday morningscoffeebookglasses
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Start the weekend off right! Drop in at the Timberlands Branch on Friday mornings and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while relaxing in our comfy chairs, reading the newspaper or a magazine, or looking for your next favourite read!