Murray’s Story - Celebrating our 1st Anniversary of Putting Vinyl Back on the Shelves

 “Put Your Records On, Play Me a Song” In February of 2015, The Lethbridge Library put an amazing vinyl collection back on its shelves and three listening stations were set up at the Main Branch.  CKXU 88.3 FM collaborated with the Library to offer a Vinyl Revival Experience to everyone. Libraries offer endless resources and programs and often an individual story  unfolds behind the programs, resources and experiences.  It touches our heart and creates turning points and connections that no one could have foreseen.  Here’s Murray’s story: https://goo.gl/Wtv8Iq


Cheers 4 Lethbridge

Cheers 4 Lethbridge is a new initiative designed to encourage everyone to work together to make Lethbridge an amazing city for all of us to enjoy.

“We’re asking everyone to do 4 things that will make a positive difference, big or small, and then spread the word about the great things they have done,” says Terra Plato, CEO of the Lethbridge Public Library. “Volunteer, pick up litter or participate in a project, there are so many simple ways that people can make a positive difference in their community.”

People can get involved in the campaign online at www.cheers4lethbridge.ca or www.facebook.com/cheers4lethbridge/ or by visiting the Main Branch of the Lethbridge Public Library or City Hall to post their actions in-person on one of the Cheers 4 Lethbridge press walls. 


Bookmobile will be at new Henderson Pool

The Bookmobile will be at Henderson Pool on
July 18th and July 25th.


Wednesday Night Films

 Showtime:  7:00 p.m.     Theatre Gallery    
 Lethbridge Public Library
 Admmission:  free

July 27     The Dark Horse  (New Zealand)

"The emotion of this film is so powerful I was truly floored," writes one film critique.  The Dark Horse is based on a true story of a brilliant but troubled speed-chess champion who finds a new purpose in life teaching under-privileged children


Register for Ready, Set, Read

Enthusiastic Readers and energetic Volunteers for Ready, Set, Read! can register HERE.

This program begins Monday, July 4, 2016 and runs until Thursday, August 11, 2016 
 
Children who can read and have attended Kindergarten through grade 3 have the opportunity to read with a Volunteer who has attended Grade 4 to 12. This fun and informal program is one hour in length, running from 10 a.m. to 11 a. m.. The Reader and Volunteer share 40 minutes of reading time, with the last 20 minutes spent in a fun group activity.


#AnswerDragon

Are you a filmmaking wizard?
Then Huckleberry the Dragon wants to work with you!

Join the library’s teen movie project this summer, and help share information about the library with the community - with the help of a very smart puppet.

The film workshop is open to teens in grades 7-12. Space is limited, so you must pre-register and be able to attend all four afternoons:

  • August 10: Script Writing
  • August 11: Filming
  • August 17 & 18: Editing

All sessions will take place at the Crossings Branch.


Library Closed

The Library will be closed on Monday, August 1 (Heritage Day).  


Movie Daze: A Miyazaki Summer

Bring your family and let your imaginations soar this summer as we revisit some of the greatest animated films by Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki.
With a career spanning 40 years, Hayao Miyazaki is known as a master storyteller and a genius in bringing three dimensional worlds into his two dimensional films. With a following that rivals that of Walt Disney, Miyazaki has brought to life some of the world's most beloved and visually stunning animated films. 
(All films are in English.)

Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)
Fridays (July 8, 2016 - August 12, 2016)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Movie roster: (Click the titles for more information)
July 8, 2016: My Neighbor Totoro (G, 86 min.)
July 15, 2016: Castle in the Sky (PG, 126 min.)
July 22, 2016: Kiki's Delivery Service (G, 102 min.)
July 29, 2016: Spirited Away (PG, 124 min.)
August 5, 2016: Ponyo (G, 103 min.)
August 12, 2016: Howl's Moving Castle (PG, 119 min.)

Movies are FREE and all ages are welcome to attend. 
Freezies will be provided as an afternoon snack OR feel free to bring your own snacks.
Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.


Alberta Readers' Choice Award

The Alberta Readers' Choice Award is an award that goes annually to an Alberta author, as voted on by Alberta readers.

This year’s shortlist:
-          The Battle of Alberta (Mark Spector)
-          Birdie (Tracey Lindberg)
-          Road Trip Rwanda (Will Ferguson)
-          Rumi and the Red Handbag (Shawna Lemay)
-          A Wake for the Dreamland (Laurel Deedrick-Mayne)


Library Events Calendar

Week of July 18 2016

Calendar Legend

ItemKey
The Crossings Branch
 
Main Branch
 
Bookmobile