Library Closed

Lethbridge Public Library will be closed on Thursday, November 11 (Remembrance Day).  


Get your COVID-19 Vaccine at LPL!

Get your COVID-19 vaccine at Lethbridge Public Library! Alberta Health Services staff will be at the Main Branch on Wednesday afternoons from 1 - 2:30 p.m. until the end of November. No appointment necessary. 


Live Streams & Zoom Programs

Our in-person programs may be on hold for the time being, but we still have plenty of programs to be a part of online! Click the PDF below for details on our weekly kids' programing schedule. 


Library to Update Services

Following the provincial government's announcement Wednesday, September 15, Lethbridge Public Library will be:

- moving all in-person programs and events online to be hosted via livestream or Zoom
- requiring all visitors to any branch location to wear a non-medical face mask when visiting the Library and practice physical distancing requirements. Medical face mask exemptions will be honoured with a doctor's note.

Please watch our website an social media for changes and regular updates.

Full details can be found in the PDF below. 


Armchair Travel: Transylvania

Want to take a virtual trip to Transylvania and see some spooky sights?
Join Shelby for an Armchair Travel session as she shares her trip to Dracula's castle and other haunting spots.

  • October 29, 2021
  • 4:00pm MST

Sign up for your free Zoom ticket here!

It's all part of our 2021 Read The World teen challenge.


Word on the Street Fall Reading Series: Kirsteen MacLeod

Date: November 4, 2021 at 7:00pm
Venue: Online via Zoom

Join the library as we host the fourth author in our Word on the Street Fall Reading Series, Kirsteen MacLeod. We will be conducting an online interview with Kirsteen about her latest book, In Praise of Retreat: Finding Sanctuary in the Modern World. Audience questions will be welcomed. 

REGISTER HERE

From pilgrim paths to forest cabins, and from rented hermitages to arts temples and quiet havens for yoga and meditation, In Praise of Retreat explores the pleasures and powers of this ancient practice for modern people. Kirsteen MacLeod draws on the history of retreat and personal experiences to reveal the many ways readers can step back from society to reconnect with their deepest selves — and to their loftiest aspirations in life.

In the 21st century, disengaging, even briefly, is seen by many as self-indulgent, unproductive, and antisocial. Yet to retreat is as basic a human need as being social, and everyone can benefit, whether it’s for a weekend, a month, or a lifetime. Retreat is an uncertain adventure with as many peaks and valleys as any mountain expedition, except we head inward, to recharge and find fresh energy and brave new ideas to bring back into our everyday lives.


Board Diversity Educational Sessions

Lethbridge Public Library will offer Board Diversity Educational Sessions based on the Board Diversity Development Program being offered through Volunteer Lethbridge. The purpose of the educational sessions is to deliver information to the broad community on topics of interest to volunteer boards and the community at large.

The Lethbridge Public Library Board Diversity Educational Sessions will mirror the Board Diversity Development Program at Volunteer Lethbridge with the only difference being that the Library’s sessions are information delivery only whereas the Program at Volunteer Lethbridge will include interactive components including participant discussions and self-reflective activities.

Join Tymmarah Mackie in partnership with the Lethbridge Public Library and Volunteer Lethbridge for Board Diversity Training

Section 1: The Importance of Diversity and Leadership - why diversity is important for non-profit boards. November 4 @ 7:00 Via Zoom
Register HERE 

Section 2: Let's Get Started - anti racism organizational change process. November 25th @ 7:00 Via Zoom
Register HERE

Section 3: Tools and Strategies - tools and tips for becoming more diverse and inclusive. December 4th @ 7:00 Via Zoom
Register HERE

Section 4: Putting Your Plan Into Action - diversity policies, recruitment strategies, and board mentorship. December 9th @ 7:00 Via Zoom
Register HERE

Section 5: Accountability Framework and Evaluation - be accountable and measure your progress. December 16th @ 7:00 Via Zoom
Register HERE


2021 Virtual Writer in Residence

The Lethbridge Public Library is proud to announce our 2021 Virtual Writer in Residence, Richard Van Camp!

The Writer in Residence program is designed to champion the joy of reading, foster an understanding of the craft of writing and offer library patrons the chance to connect with and learn from a published author. Richard is booking one on one appointments through November and December, and will be presenting a four-workshop series from November 28th to December 19th.

Richard Van Camp is a proud Tlicho Dene from Fort Smith, NWT. He is the author of 26 books in 26 years. He is a Dogrib Tlicho writer of the Dene nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories. He is best known for his 1996 novel The Lesser Blessed, which was adapted into a film by director Anita Doron in 2012. In the past several years, Richard has been the Storyteller in Residence for Calgary Public Library, and the Writer in Residence at the Metro Federation of Edmonton Libraries. He has also been the Writer in Residence at the University of Alberta, Yellowhead Tribal College and MacEwan University. He has also been the Writer in Residence at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.

Book Your Appointment Here

Register for Workshop Series

Please note, one-on-one appointments will be scheduled on Zoom, and are limited to one per person, for members of the Lethbridge Public Library and Chinook Arch Regional Library System.


Indie Lethbridge 2021

Have you been writing over the past year? Have you independently published a book that you would love to share with Lethbridge? Lethbridge Public Library is seeking submissions to be included in the Indie-Lethbridge Collection, our collection of small press and independently-published works by local authors. 

If you are interested in submitting your work to the library fill out the form below and email it to indie@lethlib.ca or return it to the customer service desk at our Main Branch. 


Events Calendar

Week of October 25 2021

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