Read On presents: Lionel Laroche - Bridging the Cultural Gap in Canada on May 26, 2017!

Join us on May 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the LSCO Gym for Lionel Laroche.

Bridging the Cultural Gap in Canada

Immigrating to a new country requires significant adaptation. Immigrants leave a place where they know the unwritten rules and land in another place where society operates according to a different set of unwritten rules. Down the road, they can learn these unwritten rules and combine them with what they had learned back home to create a whole that is greater than the sum of the parts. What does it take for immigrants to integrate into Canadian society? This presentation explores what immigrants and non-immigrants can do jointly to bridge the cultural gap in Canada.

For more information call 403-320-4977

 


Closures

 The Library will be closed on Monday, May 22 and will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26. 


Seeds of Hope Family Learning Series

Saturday, May 27 at 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Community Meeting Room (Main Branch)


Seeds of Hope Family Learning Series: Living with Change (Middle Stage)
The Seeds of Hope Family Learning Series provides education and support for families and care partners of people living with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia - every story is unique. This session will answer your questions and concerns about behavior changes during middle stage dementia. Lunch will be provided.

Registration is required. Please call 403-329-3766 Ext. 303 to sign up.
In partnership with the Alzheimer Society and the Lethbridge Public Library.


A Marketplace of Ideas

Come to the Main Branch Theatre Gallery on Saturday, May 27 @ 1 p.m. - Bring your ideas, needs, resources, passion for arts-based social change. Join us to share, to connect and to spark local community-engaged arts initiatives. 

  • Sign up for a 3 minute pitch slot
  • Network in between pitches
  • listen and get inspired

Register at eventbrite.ca
ARTogether ACTogether is part of a Social Sciences and Humanitites Research Council of Canada research project exploring arts based avenues for social change. For more information contact Lisa Doolittle at doolittle@uleth.ca


Main Branch Modernization Project (MBMP)

We are very excited to announce our plans to update your Lethbridge Public Library's Main Branch.   Over the next two years we will be improving the facility to better serve the needs of our community, enhancing layout and design to allow the community of Lethbridge to better enjoy the services the Library provides. 



 


Asian Heritage Month

May is Asian Heritage Month, a time to acknowledge the long and rich history of Asian Canadians and their contributions to Canada.  Join us for a month of movies featuring Asian stories, directors, and actors.

All films are free and will be shown at The Crossings Branch.


Comic Con

Love comics? Superheroes? General nerdiness?
The library is celebrating all these cool things with our first ever Comic Con on June 10th!

Come to The Crossings Branch, where there will be events for all ages to enjoy:

There will also be lots of vendors and artists in our atrum - discover new comics or buy something cool to decorate your very own Batcave.


Ready, Set, Read!

Ready, Set, Read! gives children who can read and have attended kindergarten up to grade 3 the opportunity to read with a Volunteer who has attended grade 4 up to grade 12. The Reader and Volunteer share 40 minutes of reading time, with the last 20 minutes spent in a fun group activity.

Main Branch (downtown)
July 3 - August 9, 2017
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS
10:00 - 11:00 AM

The Crossings Branch (West side)
July 4 - August 8, 2017
TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Participants are welcome to attend at one or both branches.

On Monday July 3 (Main Branch) meet our special guest, Slavka Kolesar, the illustrator for 2017’s TD Summer Reading Club!

Register HERE starting June 1, 2017.

Registration for Readers may be limited.
Ready, Set, Read! is not suitable for children with learning/reading disabilities.
All participants must be mature enough to attend without adult accompaniment.


Community QSA

Looking for a safe space?  Want to support LGBTQA rights?

In partnership with The MAT and OUTreach, the library is now hosting a monthly Queer Straight Alliance meeting on the last Wednesday of every month.  The meetings are open to anyone ages 16-21.

We meet in the Community Meeting Room of the Main Branch at 7:00pm.

You can also connect with the group on Facebook.


Library Events Calendar

Week of May 22 2017

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