Pride Film Fest

It's Pride Month, which means pride movies!

Join the Library and Lethbridge Pride Fest as we present four fabulous films:

All movies start at 7pm - and there will be free popcorn!


QSA Clothes Swap

As a special event for Pride, this month's Queer Straight Alliance meeting will be a clothing swap!

Stop by the Main Branch between 6-9pm on June 28th to find the perfect summer outfits and accessories.  You can also bring clothing you're finished with to donate to the swap.  (leftovers will be given to charity)

Big thanks to Lethbridge Pride Fest, OUTreach Southern Alberta, Club Didi, and The Boys & Girls Club for helping to make this possible!

Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend!


Aladdin

Bring some snacks and join us to watch family friendly movies.
All ages are welcome to attend.
Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

FRIDAY June 30, 2017
Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Aladdin (1992)
 [G, 90 min]
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.


Teen Volunteering

Looking to build up some volunteer hours over the summer break?

The library has some fun opportunities for you starting this July, and continuing through the school year:

  • Join the Street Team to help plan programs and promote library events!  
  • Build picture book bundles for our children’s spaces!
  • Join our Tumblr squad and help keep lplteenzone.tumblr.com updated!

There will be two training sessions for teen volunteers – one at each library branch. You must attend one or the other to register as a teen summer volunteer.  

Teen volunteer positions are open to anyone going into grades 7-12 this September.


Ready, Set, Read!

Ready, Set, Read! gives children who can read and have attended kindergarten up to grade 3 the opportunity to read with a Volunteer who has attended grade 4 up to grade 12. The Reader and Volunteer share 40 minutes of reading time, with the last 20 minutes spent in a fun group activity.

Main Branch (downtown)
July 3 - August 9, 2017
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS
10:00 - 11:00 AM

The Crossings Branch (West side)
July 4 - August 8, 2017
TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS
10:00 - 11:00 AM

Participants are welcome to attend at one or both branches.

On Monday July 3 (Main Branch) meet our special guest, Slavka Kolesar, the illustrator for 2017’s TD Summer Reading Club! 
Visit tdsummerreadingclub.ca where she'll have a Learn to Draw with Slavka section on the kids' website. 

Registration is required. Please register HERE.

Registration for Readers may be limited.
Ready, Set, Read! is not suitable for children with learning/reading disabilities.
All participants must be mature enough to attend without adult accompaniment.


Wonder Wednesday

Did you ever wonder what it would be like to design a game, meet an author, hula hoop, make soap, meet a service dog?
Come join us on Wednesday afternoons this summer to find out about these and more...

Wednesdays July 5 - August 9, 2017
starting at 1:30 pm

Visitor Schedule: CLICK HERE for the detailed schedule.
Wednesday July 5 -
Meet Bob and his seeing eye dog, Pacer.
Wednesday July 12 -
Nezeralda’z Hula Hooping
Wednesday July 19 - Learn to Program - Create a Game in Scratch
[Game making is a REGISTERED session. Register HERE.]
Wednesday July 26
- Soapmaking
[Soapmaking is a REGISTERED session. Registration will open HERE on July 12.]
Wednesday August 2 - Dance Workout for Kids with Kathleen
Wednesday August 9 - Author Visit:  Anita Horrocks


Community QSA

Looking for a safe space?  Want to support LGBTQA rights?

In partnership with The MAT and OUTreach, the library is now hosting a monthly Queer Straight Alliance meeting on the last Wednesday of every month.  The meetings are open to anyone ages 16-21.

We meet in the Community Meeting Room of the Main Branch at 7:00pm.

You can also connect with the group on Facebook.


Teen Summer Reading Challenge

It's time for the 2017 Teen Summer Reading Challenge!

This year, we're going with Gene Luen Yang's Reading Without Walls Challenge.  To complete the challenge, you must read three books by the end of the summer:

  1. Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you or live like you.
  2. Read a book about a topic you don’t know much about.  
  3. Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read for fun. This might be a chapter book, a graphic novel, a book in verse, a picture book, or an audiobook.

When you're done, fill out the form to tell us about what you read, and you'll be entered to win a summer prize pack.  You can also tag @lplteenzone on Instagram with pictures of the books you read for bonus entries.  The titles of and thoughts about the books you read will be shared on our Tumblr for everyone to read.

The challenge is open to anyone in grades 7-12 in Lethbridge.



Library Events Calendar

Week of June 19 2017

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The Crossings Branch
 
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