Author Event: Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket)

Date: October 2, 2019 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Yates Memorial Theatre

Join the Lethbridge Public Library as we host award-winning author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket). Handler is the author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs, We Are Pirates, and All the Dirty Parts. As Lemony Snicket he has written two best-selling series: A Series of Unfortunate Events and All The Wrong Questions. His latest novel is Bottle Grove, released in August 2019.

An author event with a talk, book reading, question and answer period, and book signing will be held at the Yates Memorial Theatre at 7:00p.m.

Event admission requires tickets, available for no charge at the Main Branch Customer Service Desk. Limit of 4 tickets per person.

Letters for Lethbridge

Libraries are all about stories - but we're also about community!

As part of our 100th anniversary celebrations we are collecting YOUR stories about Lethbridge. We want to capture the experience of living in Lethbridge up to and including the year 2019 to create our version of a time capsule.

The stories will be gathered and reviewed by a team of story experts - including our Writer in Residence - and up to 100 will be chosen to be included in a bound copy of Letters for Lethbridge to be made available on the shelves of the Lethbridge Public Library.

To learn more about Letters for Lethbridge download our brochure and check out our writing resources.

Our writing resources list is also available online via our catalogue.

When you're ready to submit, download our Story Submission Form (please use Google Chrome).

Lethbridge Public Library's Writer in Residence - Danika Stone

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, the Lethbridge Public Library is excited to welcome Danika Stone as our Writer in Residence. Danika's residency will run September 24 - December 14.  Contact her by email at with questions, or to schedule an appointment.

Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Master's thesis. A self-declared bibiophile, Danika now writes novels for both teens and adults.

The Writer in Residence program is designed to champion the joy of reading, foster an understanding of the craft of writing, and offer Library customers the chance to connect with and learn from a published author. Danika will review manuscripts thorugh individual consultations during office hours or by appointment, and will be running a series of workshops throughout the fall. 

The Writer in Residence program is presented with the generous support of the Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library.

Watch for more details.

The Word on the Street

Saturday, September 21  |  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Lethbridge Public Library - Main Branch  |  No Fee

Erin Bow  |  Hazel Hutchins  |  Lee Maracle  |  Fred Penner
Ruth Ohi  |  Waubgeshig Rice  |  and more! 

Celebrating reading. Advocating Literacy.

Watch Movies... For Science!

To celebrate Science Literacy Week in September, we're showing a whole month's worth of scientist-picked movies on Tuesday nights!  

Films will be shown with Closed Captioning - and popcorn! Showtime is 7:00pm.

Presented in partnership with the University of Lethbridge, AARTI, and iGEM.

Maker Afternoon

Do you love tech? Do you love to create? Then come to The Crossings Branch where you’ll have the chance to make some pretty cool things and play with some pretty cool tech.

Kids who are 5 years and above AND their caregivers.
When: October 5, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: The Crossings Branch Library

This is a no-fee, drop-in program. Feel free to stay for as long or as little as you would like.

TimeTurners Book Club

Are you an adult who loves YA books? Join us for TimeTurners, where grownups can get together each month to discuss a young adult book.

We meet on a Wednesday night each month at 7:00pm at the Crossings Branch.

  • August 14 - The Belles
  • September 11 - Young adult authors coming to the Word on the Street festival.
  • October 9 - Ghost Stories of Alberta series
  • November 13 - Classic Young Adult: The Outsiders, The Blue Sword, and Forever
  • December 11 - Favourite Young Adult reads of 2019

All of our book club picks have been collected here:

D&D for Teens

Build a character, set out on a quest, and battle monsters - all without leaving the library.

No experience required - our expert DMs will teach you everything you need to know to play. Drop in for epic adventures every second Wednesday evening:

  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16

Program starts at 7pm at the Crossings Branch, and is open to anyone in grades 7-12.

For those interested in learning the craft of the Dungeon Master, check out our workshop on October 4!

Feel Good Fridays

Need a break? Want to feel better about your life?

Drop by the Main Branch the last Friday afternoon of every month at 3pm for tips on self-care and mental health. The experts from Community LINKS will be on hand with their best advice, and we'll have snacks, games, and art projects to help everyone relax.

We meet by the Teen Zone, and anyone in grades 7-12 is welcome!

Library Events Calendar

Week of September 9 2019

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The Crossings Branch
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