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. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Main Branch activities:

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

Bouncy Castle, Collaborative Art Project, Instagram Wall, Maker Table, 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)

Big Bubble Bop, Instagram Wall, 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)

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.

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.


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 at: https://lethlib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/76204441_lpl_adultservices/1468241818_letters_for_lethbridge_resource_guide

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


Tell us how we're doing!

Have you attended one of the following preschool programs this summer? Take a moment to fill out a quick survey - it helps us serve you better!

Main Branch: small 'n' TALL
Crossings Branch: Time for Twos
Crossings Branch: Time for Rhymes


Early Closure

The Lethbridge Public Library will be closing at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 23 (Staff Development). 


Teen Summer Challenge!

This summer, complete challenges and win prizes!

Grab a Teen Summer Challenge form from any library branch (or download below) - complete as many challenges as you can - then bring the form back to the library to be entered to win.  Each challenge you complete gets you one more entry!

(you don't have to do them all - just as many as you want)

Anyone in grades 7-12 is welcome to participate.  Forms are due back by August 31, 2019.


Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library will be having a book sale on Saturday, August 31, from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The book sale will take place in the Main Branch Theatre Gallery. The book sale will feature a wide variety of items for all ages. Fill up a bag for $5, or a large bag for $10. Bring your own bags. 


WOTS Teen Writing Contest

Calling all teen writers!
Submit an original short story and you could be part of September’s The Word On The Street festival! This year’s short story theme: Community

Rules:

  • Writers must be in grades 7-12 and live within the boundaries of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System.
  • Story must be between 500-1,000 words.
  • Story should be submitted as a PDF and written in 12pt font, double-spaced.
  • Include your name, email, phone, and school/grade with your entry.
  • Deadline for entries is September 6th, 2019 and winners will be contacted by September 13th, 2019.
  • Stories will be judged on entertainment value and writing quality.

Send your short story to word@lethlib.ca! The winners will be announced at 4:00 in the teen tent on festival day, and get to read their stories to our audience.


Library Events Calendar

Week of August 12 2019

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The Crossings Branch