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The Lethbridge Public Library will be closed on Monday, October 14 (Thanksgiving Day). 


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). Stories will be accepted up to December 1, 2019.


Lethbridge Public Library's Writer in Residence - Danika Stone

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, and with the generous support of the Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library, we are excited to welcome Danika Stone as our Writer in Residence. Danika's residency will run September 24 - December 14.  Contact her by email at danikastoneonline@gmail.com 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. 

Danika's office hours, starting September 25, will be at the Main Branch:

  • Wednesdays: 7 - 9pm
  • Thursdays: 3:15 - 5:15pm
  • Fridays: 1 - 5pm
  • Saturdays: 9:30am - 1:30pm 

In addition, the following workshops will be offered:

  • From Concept to Concrete - Project Management for Writers, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 - 8pm, Friends Place, The Crossings Branch
  • How did I get here? - Publishing Basics, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 - 8pm., Community Meeting Room, Main Branch
  • You Can't Edit a Blank Page - Editing Workshop - Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 - 8pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Branch
  • Voices in your Head - Character Development Presentation, Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 - 2pm, Friends Place, The Crossings Branch
  • Teen Writing Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 30, 3 - 5pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Branch
  • Author Talk - Discussion Panel with Various Alberta Authors, Saturday, Dec. 7, 1pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Branch

TRAVEL CHAT - JORDAN

Date: October 15, 2019 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery)

With Joan and Mark Wierzba  

Joan and Mark Wierzba showcase their trip through Jordan visiting Petra, Jerash, Mt. .Nebo, the Dead Sea, the Red Sea and Madaba.


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 (wtih bonus costume contest!)

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!


Lethbridge Public Library Foreign Film Festival

Date: October 21-25
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery)

October 21 at 7:00pm - Le Chef
(French, 2014, 84 min., PG)
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October 22 at 6:30pm - Never Look Away
(German, 2018, 189 min., 14A)
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*Please Note: 6:30pm Start Time"

October 23 at 7:00pm - Capernaum
(Arabic/Amharic, 2018, 126 min., 14A)
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October 24 at 7:00pm - Shoplifters
(Japanese, 2018, 121 min., 14A)
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October 25 at 7:00pm - Becoming Astrid
(Swedish, 2018,  123 min., PG)
View Trailer


Emma Thompson on the Big Screen

Celebrate Emma Thompson's career and diverse roles this month at the Crossings!

All movies begin at 7pm, and are shown with Closed Captioning.



The STEAM Lab

Calling all lab partners!

Do you like to create, experiment, and explore the world around you? Then join us at the STEAM Lab where you'll get to try some fun hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math!

Who: Children in grades 1-5

When: Friday afternoons from 2:00-3:00 pm. Session 2 will run from November 1 - December 6.

Where: The Crossings Branch Library

Registration for Session 2 is now open. Please register HERE.


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.

Who:
Kids who are 5 years and above AND their caregivers.
When: November 17, 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.


Library Events Calendar

Week of October 14 2019

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The Crossings Branch