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. 

Pride Fest Film Festival

Pride Fest is this June, so it's time for some great LGBTQ+ movies!

Presented in partnership with Lethbridge Pride Fest & OUTreach Southern Alberta.



JUNE 29     Brooklyn  (112 minutes)
A young Irish woman lands in 1950's Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local man.
When her past catches up with her she must choose betrween two countries and the lives that exist within.

Library Closed

The Library will be closed on Friday, July 1 (Canada Day).  

The Bookmobile will be open at Henderson Lake from 12:00 - 6:00. Be sure to visit if you are in the area.

Country Music at Noon with Floyd Sillito and Friends

Wednesday, July 6
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)

With Specials Guests... Otto and Karen Pahl from Three Hills, AB

Join us for an exciting lunch hour with western singer and guitarist Floyd Sillito and friends. Floyd has been entertaining Canadians with his own brand of easy listening country music for the last 70 years.

Register for Ready, Set, Read

Enthusiastic Readers and energetic Volunteers for Ready, Set, Read! can register HERE.

This program begins Monday, July 4, 2016 and runs until Thursday, August 11, 2016 
Children who can read and have attended Kindergarten through grade 3 have the opportunity to read with a Volunteer who has attended Grade 4 to 12. This fun and informal program is one hour in length, running from 10 a.m. to 11 a. m.. The Reader and Volunteer share 40 minutes of reading time, with the last 20 minutes spent in a fun group activity.


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.

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.

Library Events Calendar

Week of June 27 2016

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
9:00 am
1:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Calendar Legend

Main Branch
The Crossings Branch