Late Opening - Tuesday, Nov. 19

We're learning to serve you better!

All branches of the Lethbridge Public Library will be opening late (at 11 a.m.) on Tuesday, November 19 due to a staff development session.

Thank you for your patience.


Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library will be hosting a Huge Book Sale at the Main Branch on Saturday, November 30, from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Adult, children's, and young adult books, as well as a few computers will be available. However, no monitors or keyboards.


Letters for Lethbridge

Libraries are all about stories - but we're also about community!

As part of our 100th anniversary celebrations we are collecting YOUR stories about Lethbridge. We want to capture the experience of living in Lethbridge up to and including the year 2019 to create our version of a time capsule.

The stories will be gathered and reviewed by a team of story experts - including our Writer in Residence - and up to 100 will be chosen to be included in a bound copy of Letters for Lethbridge to be made available on the shelves of the Lethbridge Public Library.

To learn more about Letters for Lethbridge download our brochure and check out our writing resources.

Our writing resources list is also available online via our catalogue.

When you're ready to submit, download our Story Submission Form (please use Google Chrome). Stories will be accepted up to December 1, 2019.


Lethbridge Public Library's Writer in Residence - Danika Stone

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, and with the generous support of the Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library, we are excited to welcome Danika Stone as our Writer in Residence. Danika's residency will run September 24 - December 14.  Contact her by email at danikastoneonline@gmail.com with questions, or to schedule an appointment.

Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Master's thesis. A self-declared bibiophile, Danika now writes novels for both teens and adults.

The Writer in Residence program is designed to champion the joy of reading, foster an understanding of the craft of writing, and offer Library customers the chance to connect with and learn from a published author. Danika will review manuscripts thorugh individual consultations during office hours or by appointment, and will be running a series of workshops throughout the fall. 

Danika's office hours, starting September 25, will be at the Main Branch:

  • Wednesdays: 7 - 9pm
  • Thursdays: 3:15 - 5:15pm
  • Fridays: 1 - 5pm
  • Saturdays: 9:30am - 1:30pm 

In addition, the following workshops will be offered:

  • Voices in your Head - Character Development Presentation, Saturday, Nov. 16, 1 - 2pm, Friends Place, The Crossings Branch
  • Teen Writing Workshop, Saturday, Nov. 30, 3 - 5pm, Staff Meeting Room, Main Branch
  • Author Talk - Discussion Panel with Various Alberta Authors, Saturday, Dec. 7, 1pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Branch

The Joy of Cookbooks

 

Thursday, November 14, 2019   
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Branch: Main Branch
Venue: Main Branch: Piitoyiss in the North Wing
 
The Joy of Cookbooks
We’ll discuss your favorite cookbooks, share recipes you’ve tried and loved, and celebrate your cooking achievements while commiserating over the not-so-successful attempts. We’ll also highlight cookbook themes, host guest speakers and participate in special epicurean activities. Find your culinary inspiration in the library’s extensive cookbook collection!

November 14: Pasta Power
Do you make pasta from scratch? Is one kind of pasta better than the other? Come and discuss all things pasta!


Teen Friendships

Experience the drama and power of teen friendships on the big screen.

Films start at 7:00pm (unless otherwise noted) at the Crossings Branch and will be presented with Closed Captioning.



Author Event: Dr. Goldie Morgentaler

Date: November 28, 2019 at 7:00pm
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery) 

Join the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Goldie Morgentaler as she discusses her latest work, Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays. The book comprises thirteen personal and literary essays by Chava Rosenfarb, one of the most prominent Yiddish novelists of the second half of the twentieth century, and Morgentaler’s mother. The book comprises thirteen personal and literary essays by Rosenfarb—a survivor of the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen—and includes autobiographical accounts of her childhood experiences before and during the Holocaust.
 
The event will include an author talk, an audience question period, and book signing. The University of Lethbridge Bookstore will have copies of Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays available for purchase.


Feel Good Fridays

Need a break? Want to feel better about your life?

Drop by the Main Branch the last Friday afternoon of every month at 3pm for tips on self-care and mental health. The experts from Community LINKS will be on hand with their best advice, and we'll have snacks, games, and art projects to help everyone relax.

We meet by the Teen Zone, and anyone in grades 7-12 is welcome!

  • November 29 -  yoga, breathing, and easing anxiety

Friends Book Sale

The Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library will be hosting a Huge Book Sale at the Main Branch on Saturday, November 30, from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Adult, children's, and young adult books as well as a few computers will be available. However, no monitors or keyboards.  


Library Events Calendar

Week of November 18 2019

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
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9:00 am
 
 
 
 
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1:00 pm
 
 
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3:00 pm
 
 
 
 
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8:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 

Calendar Legend

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The Crossings Branch
 
Main Branch
 
Bookmobile