Author Event: Eden Robinson

Date: July 23, 2019 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)

Eden Robinson is the author of four novels, the first two being Monkey Beach and Blood Sports, which were written before she discovered she was gluten-intolerant and tend to be quite grim, the latter being especially gruesome because half-way through writing the manuscript, Robinson gave up a two-pack a day cigarette habit and the more she suffered, the more her characters suffered. Monkey Beach won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Her novel Son of a Trickster was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, with her latest novel, Trickster Drift, being its sequel.

Lethbridge Public Library Big Birthday Bash!

Help celebrate the Lethbridge Public Library's 100 years of service in our community. Celebrations will be going on at both the Main and The Crossings branches.

Main Branch activities:

BBQ (burgers, chips, and pop for the first 1,500 people)

Bouncy Castle, Collaborative Art Project, Instagram Wall, Scavenger Hunt, Super-sized Games, Pop-UP Adventure Play, Quiet Play Space.

Live Performances From: Michael Bartz, Beautifully Royal Birthdays, Buskers Association of Lethbridge, Cirque Sensation, It’s About Music Society, jamani duo, B&H Jazz Sextet, Karen Romanchuk Trio, Kavanagh & Hepher, Lethbridge Medieval Club, Lethbridge Society of Independent Dance Artists, Lion Dancers, Lethbridge Swing Dance Club with Randy Epp and Don Robb, Rufus the Mime, Southern Alberta Trombone Collective, and more!

The Crossings Branch activities:

BBQ (burgers, chips, and pop for the first 1,000 people)

Instagram Wall, Kite Demonstration (weather dependent), Petting Zoo (noon – 4 p.m.), Windcatcher Crafts.

Live Performances From: Michael Bartz, Beautifully Royal Birthdays, Buskers Association of Lethbridge, Cirque Sensation, jamani duo, Karen Romanchuk Trio, Lion Dancers, Rufus the Mime, Southern Alberta Trombone Collective, and more!

Adult Summer Reading Club

The 2019 Adult Summer Reading Club runs from July 2 - September 2. The rules this year are simple: 

  1. Read a book.
  2. Rate the book (bookmarks are available at all library service desks).
  3. Drop off your ballot for a chance to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn every three weeks, with a grand prize draw at the end of the summer. This year's fabulous prizes include: 

Three Week Draw Prizes

  • Four Game Flex Passes to the Lethbridge Hurricanes (2)
  • Passes to Escape from LA (4)
  • $50 Gift Card to Underground Escape
  • $20 Gift Card to Penny Coffee House
  • $15 Gift Card to Bootsma Bakery
  • $25 Gift Card to Tops Pizza
  • $20 Gift Card to Bridge Pizza

Grand Prizes

  • Echo Dot/Fire Stick Bundle (Amazon)
  • Kindle Fire 7HD (4)
  • Team Signed Hockey Sticks from the Lethbridge Hurricanes w/2 adult tickets (2)

D&D Feedback

Did you take part in our teen Dungeons & Dragons program this spring?  We want your thoughts!

Fill out our program survey by July 15, and we'll be eternally grateful.

And don't forget to come to the four weeks of D&D happening for teens this summer! 

Wednesday Night Films

Date: July 17, 2019 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery)

(2013, 113min, PG)

Tracks tells the incredible true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), a young woman who in 1977 undertook a perilous solo trek across 1,700 miles of stunning Australian outback.

Abandoning city life, Robyn arrives in Alice Springs and declares her ambition to cross the desert to the Indian Ocean to the amusement of the locals. However after months of camping out and working on a camel farm people begin to take her seriously. A chance meeting with National Geographic photographer Rick Smoland (Adam Driver) provides her with the necessary financing for her expedition under the condition that he be allowed to photograph parts of her journey for the magazine. With only her dog and four unpredictable camels for company, she embarks on an inspiring and life changing journey of self-discovery.

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Teen Summer Writing Camp

Looking to hone your writing skills?

Join our instructor Luke Dani Blue for a week of creative writing exercises, story games, character exploration, and more. Anyone in grades 7-12 is invited to take part.

We'll meet every afternoon from 2-4pm at the Main Branch during the week of July 15-19.

No registration is required - just drop in and write!

2030: Climate Change Solutions

2030: Climate Change Solutions for Lethbridge and Southern Alberta
Dr. Joe Vipond, CAPE Board Member, Calgary  
James Byrne, PhD, Professor, University of Lethbridge

Monday, July 22 at 7:00 PM,   Main Branch: Theatre Gallery

The world truly is in a climate change emergency. Climate change solutions expertise and technology is in demand, and that demand will grow rapidly in the coming years. Southern Alberta is well-positioned to provide the expertise and technology the world needs.
Join us for a conversation about how southern Alberta can make a big contribution to climate change solutions locally and globally.
Light refreshments will be served.

Walking Poles - Demo and Info Session

Walking Wednesdays

Walking Poles - Demo and Info Session
July 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14, 21
                1:30-2:30 p.m.

Please meet inside The Crossings Branch and be prepared to go outdoors on our surrounding fabulous paths!
     Learn about LPL's physical literacy collection.
Try the walking poles and check out a pair when you register for your no-fee library card.

"Pole walking is low-impact exercise that provides many benefits for health, wellness and fitness.
Walking with poles turns your walk into a whole-body activity that can be done by people of all ages and fitness levels."
     - Therapeutic Recreation, Alberta Health Services

Broadcast Bootcamp v3.0

Ever wanted to be on the radio?
Come to our week of workshops!

Join presenters from CKXU to learn about community radio, then write ads, record shows, and go live on the air! If you’re in grades 7-12, we want your voices!   The camp runs July 29 through August 1 at The Crossings Branch.

Note: some of the sessions will be held at the University of Lethbridge, in the CKXU studios.

Library Events Calendar

Week of July 15 2019

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
10:00 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm

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Main Branch
The Crossings Branch