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Upcoming Events at Red Deer Public Library


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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.


Saturday, February 17
3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Adults only

Join us for this new foreign film series. February's featured film is Hipsters in Russian with English subtitles. 


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Books on the Bus connects Red 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.

Partners:
Red Deer & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), Central Alberta Poverty Reduction Alliance (Capra) Cosmos, Red Deer Public Library and Red Deer Transit.


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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.


“Geek Out” this summer with the TD Summer Reading Club!
Registration begins June 16, 2018 on National TD SRC Kick-Off Day at all branches.

The best party of the summer!
Join the Kick-Off Party June 23, 2018 at the Downtown Branch!

    An initiative of Library and Archives Canada

 

 

 


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Fridays
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.


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.


March - April
At Kerry Wood Nature Centre
Dr George Trail

Strap on your snowshoes and do the 1 km loop--we’ll have you reading and stretching your way through some great family fun with Stretch by Doreen Cronin back by popular demand! 
Watch for our new title coming in May!


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Wednesdays and Fridays
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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Wednesdays and Fridays
10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Ages three to five with an adult

Join us for fun stories, games and songs for preschoolers.


Tuesdays
February 6 and 20
1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
For ages three and up (under eight with an adult)

Join us for a variety of puppet shows, stories and interactive fun.


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February 7 and 21
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Ages five and up 
(under eight with an adult)

Drop-in and get together with Pokémon Trading Card and video game fans and have some fun!


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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.


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Borrow fun and educational toys, puzzles and games for all ages at the Downtown Branch. Just ask a Librarian to let you into the toy library to see all the wonderful toys we have to borrow. Please note: toys must not be opened in the library and are intended for home use only. 

 


Wednesdays
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
in the mezz
Ages 12-17 ONLY

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Come to the mezz for free coffee, tea or hot chocolate and stay for the free WiFi and chill atmosphere exclusively for teens! 


New members welcome anytime

Meets the third Wednesday of every month
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room

We read a wide range of books, both fiction and non-fiction, from classics to current bestsellers.


Friday, February 23
2 p.m -  3:30 p.m.
All ages 
(under eight with an adult)

It's teacher's convention time and the kids are out of school! Join us and paint  “kindness rocks” with uplifting messages to share with our community. The world could use a little more kindness!


Join us for these awesome art and creative craft activities.

Saturdays
February 17, March 17, April 14 and May 12

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
All ages 
(under eight with an adult)

 


Tuesdays
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
All ages 

Enjoy this evening family storytime with fun activities. 
Dress in your pajamas, bring your favourite stuffie and listen to stories before bedtime.

 

 

 


readingAll branches of Red Deer Public Library will be closed, Monday, February 19 for Family Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, February 20.


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.


Thursdays
February 15, 22
1 p.m. - 2 p.m

Your library catalogue can make your life easier! Learn how to filter results, create virtual bookshelves, and much more. Bring your own laptop, tablet or smartphone.


Thursday February 22
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
All ages

School's Out for Teacher's Convention!
Drop-in and tinker with our tech toys: Lego WeDo, Dash and Dot robots, Code-a-Pillar, LittleBits and more!

 


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Log onto the TumbleBooks site on your home 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 https://www.rdpl.org/digital-content/ebooks for more information on the site, or go to the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download the app.


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

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Saturdays
11 a.m.

All ages

Enjoy family stories and activities for all ages!


Friday, February 23
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

Your library catalogue can make your life easier! Learn how to filter results, create virtual bookshelves, and much more. Bring your own laptop, tablet or smartphone.


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.


Fridays January 26, February 23
3:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Waskasoo Kiwanis Meeting Room
Ages 12 - 24

Form friendships with other LGBTQ+ youth and mentors
in this fun and supportive space.  

 


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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.


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Young Readers’ Choice Awards (YRCA)

Don’t forget to cast your vote! 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. Come check out our displays, read the books, and vote online any time before April 15, 2018 at www.pnla.org/yrca.

 


Fridays
January 12, 26, February 9, 23
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Ages 19 months – three-year-olds

Enjoy this active storytime program especially for toddlers!


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.


Red Deer Public Library is seeking enthusiastic adults or college/high school students (Grade 10+) 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 for six one-hour sessions over a two-week period in a group setting. Training, support and resources are provided. For full details, email readingpals@rdpl.org.

 


Tuesdays,
January 16 to March 13, 2018

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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


seniors

Whether you want to start using that new laptop 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.


Thursdays
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Level 2 - Downtown Branch

Did you get a new tech toy for Christmas and need help setting it up? Stumped by a question with your computer, tablet, eReader or other device? Drop in with your device and your questions for help.


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.                      


Wednesdays,
February 7 to February 28, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Adult Literacy Program Office

Learn how to communicate via email in your everyday life.