May Movies = Musicians!

 All the Tuesday Night Movies this May revolve around musicians.

All movies start at 7pm at the Crossings Branch.

Wednesday Night Films Showtime: 7:00 pm Admission free

May 27       Wild
       Reese Witherspoon stars as a
       woman determined to heal her
       spirit after years of reckless behavior
       by hiking the Pacific Coast Trail, alone.      

Physical Literacy Workshop

Friday, May 29, 2015
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friends Place (The Crossings Branch)

Physical Literacy 101:Physical Literacy from Research to Practice
Facilitated by: Lea Norris

The goal of the Physical Literacy 101 workshop is to cover a broad introduction to the concept of physical literacy. During this half-day workshop, you will take part in an interactive session that will help you to define what exactly physical literacy means, and how you can integrate its concepts to improve your programs.
To register, please visit:

For more information, please contact: Austin Davenport at 403.320.3202 ext 5379 or

SACPA Forum: To Pray or Not to Pray

SACPA in partnership with the Lethbridge Public Library presents a forum on June 2 at 7 PM in the Theatre Gallery exploring the ramifications of the recent SCC ruling on prayers at municipal council meetings.

Ideally, Canada does not discriminate on grounds of religion although many people complain that it falls short in practice. In ruling against the Saguenay city council's recitation of prayer before its meetings, the Supreme Court of Canada recently declared that a religiously neutral state may not "favour or hinder any particular belief or non-belief under the guise of cultural or historical reality or heritage."

Following that ruling, many municipalities have discontinued similar practices with some deciding instead to sing the national anthem or observe a moment of silence. Others continue with prayer traditions or are waiting for further reviews. The speaker, Dr. James Linville, will weigh in on the implications of the SCC ruling putting it in broader context of views on the role of religion and religious tradition in Canadian society and defend the court's opinion on the need for state neutrality in matters of religion.

Speaker: Dr. James Linville, professor of Religious Studies at University of Lethbridge

Moderator: Trevor Page

QuitCore: Tobacco Reduction Program

Thursdays, May 7 to June 11
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friends Place (The Crossings Branch)

Stop smoking with QuitCore, a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) tobacco-cessation program. Led by trained cessation professionals, the QuitCore program is a 6-week group course that teaches tobacco users how to develop a plan to quit while providing strategies to address recovery symptoms, manage stress and, ultimately, prevent relapse.

Call 1-866-710-QUIT (7848) to register!

Money Talks: Ways to Save for Your Future

Tuesday, June 16
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Community Meeting Room (Main Branch)

We all know that we should be saving some of our hard earned money. Whether we're saving for a vacation, a new car or retirement, there are savings strategies that can help you achieve your goal. One of the most important steps to developing a successful savings plan is creating a budget. Products like GICs, RRSPs, RESPs and a savings account are available to help you achieve your financial goals.

Please RSVP to Nikki Kwiatkowski, Branch Manager at 403.331.6520 ext 6210 or at
Lunch and coffee will be provided.


Our new Bookmobile is out and about in the city!

When you spot the Bookmobile on the street, snap a picture, and you could win a Kobo ereader!

Just tag your photo on Twitter or Instagram with #SpotTheBKMB, and you'll be entered to win.  The contest is open to anyone with an active LPL library card, and closes on June 27, 2015. 

PS - Pictures of the Bookmobile parked in our parking lot don't count.  Go out into the community, and visit the Bookmobile at one of its many stops!

Ready, Set, Read

Ready, Set, Read!
Summer Reading Program at the Lethbridge Public Library
The Lethbridge Public Library’s Ready, Set, Read! program provides you with the opportunity to continue reading throughout the summer months. 
Ready, Set, Read! gives children who can read and have attended Kindergarten through grade 3, the opportunity to read with a Volunteer who has attended Grade 4 to 12.  This fun and informal program is one hour in length.  The Reader and Volunteer share 40 minutes of reading time, with the last 20 minutes spent in a fun group activity.
You choose the dates that work for you!
We are looking for enthusiastic Readers and energetic Volunteers for Ready, Set, Read! which begins Monday, June 29 and runs until Thursday, August 7, 2015. 
Choose the location(s) most convenient for you:
Please register online
Main Branch (Downtown)
10 - 11 a.m.
Mondays AND Wednesdays
June 29 - August 5, 2014
The Crossings Branch (Westside)
10 - 11 a.m.
Tuesday AND Thursday
June 30 - August 6, 2015

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. 


Library Events Calendar

Week of May 18 2015

Calendar Legend

Main Branch
The Crossings Branch