Capturing Stories and Smiles in our City in 2017

Cheers 4 Lethbridge celebrates the
people who make Lethbridge great
Has someone done something that inspires you?  Post
a celebratory cheer to the individual(s), group or business;
share your story and/or photo with us at:
@cheers4yql or #cheers4yql

Quadruple the fun by borrowing a '4' for your photo,
ask library staff for details.

Friday Night Films Showtime: 7:00 pm Admission free


January 20     The Dressmaker  
Kate winslet and Judy Davis star in this Australian film about a glamorous young Haute-coutier dressmaker who returns to her small town to seek revenge on the locals who bullied her in her childhood.

Film Screening: "Alive Inside"

Sunday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m.
Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)

Film Screening: “Alive Inside”
January is Alzheimer Awareness Month. Join us for a free showing of the documentary “Alive Inside”. Representatives from the Alzheimer Society of Lethbridge will be handing out important health resources and will be available for discussion.

Dan Cohen, founder of the non-profit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. - 1h 18min (

2017 Cade Community Lectures

Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbours?
Problems with Categories of Race, Class, and Gender
Mondays at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)

Jan. 16:
There'll be no Distinction There? The Christian Vision of a World without Categories
Erin Phillips, Chaplain, Ecumenical Campus Ministry

Jan. 30: Crossing the Tracks From Camp to Campus.
A Working Class Woman Goes to University
Pam Lindsay, Graduate Student, Department of Philosophy, U of L

Feb. 6: Let's say 'Mestizo', as 'Ladino' sounds ugly. Culture and Racial Flexibility in Mexico and Guatemala
Jamie MacKenzie, Professor, Department of Anthropology, U of L

Feb. 13: When You Say You Don't See Colour, You Don't See My Sons
Lisa Lambert, Sessional Lecturer, Department of Political Science, U of L
Co-sponsored by Ecumenical Campus Ministry, Office of the President, University of Lethbridge, and Lethbridge Public Library

Music Movies

Get your groove on with a month’s worth of movies about all kinds of musicians.

All films start at 7:00pm at the Crossings Branch.

Law at Lunch

Wednesdays at 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Community Meeting Room (Main Branch)

January 25: Losing A Job and Wrongful Dismissal
In this presentation you’ll learn about when a dismissal at work is ‘wrongful’. You’ll also learn about the rights and responsibilities of the employer and of the employee during this particular situation.

This program is offered in partnership with the Lethbridge College and the Lethbridge Public Library and is funded by a grant from the Alberta Law Foundation.

Healing Sounds Concert Series

Thursday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Theatre Gallery (Main Gallery)
Free Admission

"Entering a Dreamland"
An hour of entertaining music by J.S. Bach and E. Grieg.

Performed By:
Maria Geppert - violin
Jodi Groenheide - flute
Monica Baczuk - flute
George Fowler - cello
Andrew Gierulski - piano

Come and experience the magic of art!!

Family Literacy Day

The Library is celebrating Family Literacy Day!
Join us for a kid-friendly activities and to meet amazing people!

FRIDAY January 27
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Children's Services (Main Branch)

10:00 - 10:30 AM
The Firefighters of Lethbridge

Come talk to firefighters and listen to them read us some of their favourite stories!

2:00 - 2:30 PM
The Sports Heroes of Lethbridge

Come talk with local sports heroes and listen as they read stories.

All Day: 
Family activities

We'll have a game centre with a Blackfoot game for you to play. Then, try out some literacy activities from our local community organizations, including the Lethbridge Early Years Coalition, the Family Centre, The Helen Schuler Nature Centre, and Speech Language Pathologists.

Don't forget to Read for 15!

Spend 15 minutes reading and then make a register your reading at the library to make Lethbridge the nation's most "readerly" community! 

Read for 15!

On January 27, spend 15 minutes reading something. 
Then let us know!

The more people who read, the closer we get to winning Most Readerly Community!  You can let us know on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, by phone, by email, or by stopping by any library desk that day.  It's all to celebrate Family Literacy Day!


Library Events Calendar

Week of January 16 2017

Calendar Legend

The Crossings Branch
Main Branch