Murray’s Story - Celebrating our 1st Anniversary of Putting Vinyl Back on the Shelves

 “Put Your Records On, Play Me a Song” In February of 2015, The Lethbridge Library put an amazing vinyl collection back on its shelves and three listening stations were set up at the Main Branch.  CKXU 88.3 FM collaborated with the Library to offer a Vinyl Revival Experience to everyone. Libraries offer endless resources and programs and often an individual story  unfolds behind the programs, resources and experiences.  It touches our heart and creates turning points and connections that no one could have foreseen.  Here’s Murray’s story:

Cheers 4 Lethbridge

Cheers 4 Lethbridge is a new initiative designed to encourage everyone to work together to make Lethbridge an amazing city for all of us to enjoy.

“We’re asking everyone to do 4 things that will make a positive difference, big or small, and then spread the word about the great things they have done,” says Terra Plato, CEO of the Lethbridge Public Library. “Volunteer, pick up litter or participate in a project, there are so many simple ways that people can make a positive difference in their community.”

People can get involved in the campaign online at or or by visiting the Main Branch of the Lethbridge Public Library or City Hall to post their actions in-person on one of the Cheers 4 Lethbridge press walls. 

Wednesday Night Films

 Showtime:  7:00 p.m.     Theatre Gallery    
 Lethbridge Public Library
 Admmission:  free

July 27     The Dark Horse  (New Zealand)

"The emotion of this film is so powerful I was truly floored," writes one film critique.  The Dark Horse is based on a true story of a brilliant but troubled speed-chess champion who finds a new purpose in life teaching under-privileged children


Are you a filmmaking wizard?
Then Huckleberry the Dragon wants to work with you!

Join the library’s teen movie project this summer, and help share information about the library with the community - with the help of a very smart puppet.

The film workshop is open to teens in grades 7-12. Space is limited, so you must pre-register and be able to attend all four afternoons:

  • August 10: Script Writing
  • August 11: Filming
  • August 17 & 18: Editing

All sessions will take place at the Crossings Branch.

Library Closed

The Library will be closed on Monday, August 1 (Heritage Day).  

Movie Daze: A Miyazaki Summer

Bring your family and let your imaginations soar this summer as we revisit some of the greatest animated films by Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki.
With a career spanning 40 years, Hayao Miyazaki is known as a master storyteller and a genius in bringing three dimensional worlds into his two dimensional films. With a following that rivals that of Walt Disney, Miyazaki has brought to life some of the world's most beloved and visually stunning animated films. 
(All films are in English.)

Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)
Fridays (July 8, 2016 - August 12, 2016)
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Movie roster: (Click the titles for more information)
July 8, 2016: My Neighbor Totoro (G, 86 min.)
July 15, 2016: Castle in the Sky (PG, 126 min.)
July 22, 2016: Kiki's Delivery Service (G, 102 min.)
July 29, 2016: Spirited Away (PG, 124 min.)
August 5, 2016: Ponyo (G, 103 min.)
August 12, 2016: Howl's Moving Castle (PG, 119 min.)

Movies are FREE and all ages are welcome to attend. 
Freezies will be provided as an afternoon snack OR feel free to bring your own snacks.
Younger children must be accompanied by an adult.

Alberta Readers' Choice Award

The Alberta Readers' Choice Award is an award that goes annually to an Alberta author, as voted on by Alberta readers.

This year’s shortlist:
-          The Battle of Alberta (Mark Spector)
-          Birdie (Tracey Lindberg)
-          Road Trip Rwanda (Will Ferguson)
-          Rumi and the Red Handbag (Shawna Lemay)
-          A Wake for the Dreamland (Laurel Deedrick-Mayne)

Volunteer: Teen Reviewers

The library is looking for teens to review books over the summer!  Apply now!

For every accepted book review, you'll receive 5 hours of volunteer credit, to a maximum of 25 hours over the summer. You can review whichever books you like - old favourites, new discoveries, comics, audiobooks - anything!  Reviews can be submitted in written format, as art projects, or as short videos.

You must be between grades 7-12 and be a member of the library to take part.  For more info, email

Reviews will be posted to the library's teen Tumblr.

Cult Classics

Wear costumes, sing along, and be a super fan.
All movies screen at the Crossings Branch with free popcorn!

Library Events Calendar

Week of July 25 2016

Calendar Legend

The Crossings Branch
Main Branch