Lethbridge Public Library, Main Branch, Crossings Branch, and Bookmobile are open with new hours and limited access. Please see more information in our posts below.

Word on the Street Fall Reading Series: Desmond Cole


Date: November 26, 2020 at 7:00pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

In his 2015 cover story for Toronto Life magazine, Desmond Cole exposed the racist actions of the Toronto police force, detailing the dozens of times he had been stopped and interrogated under the controversial practice of carding. The story quickly came to national prominence, shaking the country to its core and catapulting its author into the public sphere. Cole used his newfound profile to draw insistent, unyielding attention to the injustices faced by Black Canadians on a daily basis.

Both Cole’s activism and journalism find vibrant expression in his first book, The Skin We’re In. Puncturing the bubble of Canadian smugness and naive assumptions of a post-racial nation, Cole chronicles just one year—2017—in the struggle against racism in this country.

Join the library for an author interview with Desmond Cole, as we discuss his book: The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power.


Computer Access

Limited computer use access is available at the Lethbridge Public Library. Please see the PDF below for full details. 

Word on the Street Fall Reading Series: Shari Lapena

Date: December 10, 2020 at 7:00pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

Join the library as we host New York Times bestselling author, Shari Lapena. Through an online interview we will be discussiing Shari's writing including her latest novel, The End of Her. Lapena is the internationally bestselling author of The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, and Someone We Know. She was a lawyer and an English teacher before turning her hand to fiction. She lives in Toronto.

Lapena's latest work, The End of Her, is a suspense novel. Stephanie and Patrick are adjusting to life with their colicky twin girls. The babies are a handful, but even as Stephanie struggles with the disorientation of sleep deprivation, there's one thing she's sure of: she has all she ever wanted. Then Erica, a woman from Patrick's past, appears and makes a disturbing accusation. Patrick had always said his first wife's death was an accident, but now Erica claims it was murder.

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Food for Fines

It's time once again for Food for Fines!

The Lethbridge Public Library is supporting our local food banks by accepting food bank donations for fine payment. 

  • Bring in your donations between December 1-13, 2020
  • Each food item donated will be worth $5 off fines.
  • Food items past their expiry date will not be accepted.
  • Donations must be non-perishable items.

Live Streams

Our services may be limited, but our programs are still running!
You can check out these live streaming programs and visit our YouTube and Facebook pages for even more good stuff from your Lethbridge Public Library.

Surprise Me items

Having a hard time finding things to put on hold?
Well look no further - let library staff pick items for you!

Simply fill out the "Surprise Me" form and let staff do the picking for you. Choose your format and genre from the list, and we'll fill a bag with items we think you'll love.

Once items have been selected, you will get a holds notice letting you know when you can come pick up your items.

Simple as that, and full of surprises!

Re-opening Your Lethbridge Public Library

During the COVID-19 pandemic Lethbridge Public Library’s commitment has been continuity of library services to the community. Our first priority is to keep the risk of exposure to the virus as low as possible for our staff, customers, and community. Our provision of services have been, and will remain, consistent with the direction and guidance of public health authorities, the Government of Alberta, and the City of Lethbridge. As we move forward with re-opening and providing additional services, restrictions on use of Library spaces and changes to the way we provide service may be required to comply with public health guidelines and public library best practices. Our ultimate goal is to continue to meet community needs and provide as much service as we can, provided we are doing so safely; however, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. Restrictions put in place, and services provided, may change based on the evolving situation, and will be reviewed on a regular basis. During the pandemic and the post-pandemic recovery period we will focus our services and programs on helping our community face new challenges and supporting individuals and communities to recover.

Please click on the pdf below for Lethbridge Public Library's full re-opening plan.

3 Ways to Pick Up from Your Lethbridge Public Library

There are now 3 ways to pick up your items from Lethbridge Public Library!

Curbside Pick Up
Grab & Go
Browse & Go

Learn more by clicking on the pdf below for all the details.

Grab-a-Bag Book Sale!

Black Friday Week Sale! 2 Bags for $10.
Bags are prepackaged. 
Bags are first-come first-serve and can be picked up at the Customer Services Desk at the Main Branch.

Genres include:
  • General Fiction • General Non-Fiction • Mystery • DVDs
  • Children’s Chapter Books/Non-Fiction/DVDs

Online Streaming Calendar

Week of November 23 2020

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