Save the Date and Get Reading!

On July 23rd Lethbridge Public Library will be hosting two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize nominee, Eden Robinson.

To help you get ready for this exciting event the library has put together five book kits featuring the Giller prize nominated Son of a Trickster. Get together with your friends and check out this amazing novel and then come to the library and hear the author speak.

Holds for the book club kits can be placed online HERE or by phoning the main branch at (403) 380-7310. 


Get Your Summer Read On

Come party with us for this Special National Launch of the TD Summer Reading Club on Saturday, June 22! 
Celebrate the natural world around the Main Branch of the Library with our four themed areas:
 
Welcome to the jungle (we’ve got fun and games!) 
Join us in the Millennium Garden for face painting, obstacle course, snacks, and jungle themed reading.
 
Books are SAND-tastic! 
SEA you in the Kids’ Flex Space for limbo, crafts, beach blanket reading, and refreshing ocean punch at the tiki bar.

Fairyland! 

Escape the Sugar Candy Cottage with Hansel & Gretel in our life-sized fairyland adventure, create your own fairy garden, decorate a cupcake, and find a fairytale to enjoy at home.

Cat Meow-ntain! 
Climb Cat Meowntain up to our Community Meeting Room for our very first LPL Cat Café! Join our friends from the Last Chance Cat Ranch and meet some adoptable cats!  (Café open 10am-2pm)

Meet the Illustrator!
Clayton Hanmer, the award-winning illustrator for the 2019 TD Summer Reading Club will be here!  With us!  He’ll be doing illustrations with the kids and just being super cool.
 
 


Teen Reads Book Club

Calling all teen readers – our newest book club is just for you!

Read any book that fits our monthly theme, and then hang out with the club by the fireplace at 7pm (with cookies!) to talk about our books. Anyone in grades 7-12 is welcome, and we can’t wait to hear about what you’ve read!

We'll take a break from book club over the summer, and start up again in September!



Pride Film Fest

Join the library for our annual Pride Fest film series, every Wednesday night in June.  

Presented in partnership with Lethbridge Pride Fest.



Dungeons & Dragons for teens!

Want to learn how to play D&D?

Come to our newest program and we'll match you with a DM who will help you make a character, and teach you all the basics of the game.  The program runs once a month, either on a Wednesday evening or a Friday afternoon, from now until June. 

The program is open to anyone in grades 7-12.  Drop by and be ready for adventures!

June 26, 7pm at the Crossings Branch

June 28, 3pm at the Main Branch


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: June 29, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 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.


Summer of Science

Join us at The Crossings Branch this July and August, where you can have some fun with science!

Bugging Out
Friday July 5, 2-4 p.m.
Summer is all about nature! Plant some seeds, make a bug house and a biodegradable planter, and find out how plants grow!

Aviator Flight School
Friday July 19, 2-4 p.m.
Do you love planes and aviation? Make planes, parachutes, and helicopters, and then test them out in our flight zone!

Colours and Lights

Friday August 2, 2-4 pm
Colours are all around us. See how colours meld and separate, plus see the cool ways some colours change under a black light!

All sessions are free and drop-in, and are for children ages 5 and above AND their caregivers.


Book Bundle Volunteering

Want to pick up some volunteer hours over the summer, and help kids find books?

Come to a training session the first week of July and learn how to be a book bundler! You can volunteer for as many (or as few) hours over the summer as you like, and the teenbrarian will write you a reference letter at the end of the season.

Anyone in grades 7-12 can take part at either library branch.


Dungeons & Dragons - Summer Session

We're in search of Dungeon Masters for our summer session of Teen D&D!

If you're interested, and available either Wednesday evenings or Friday afternoons, fill out the DM registration form!  The summer session runs from July 24 through August 16.  There will also be a quick orientation meeting the week before the sessions start.

For players: this is a drop-in program for anyone interested in playing D&D.  No experience is required - our volunteer DMs will teach you everything you need to know!


Library Events Calendar

Week of June 17 2019

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