The Joy of Cookbooks

When: December 12, 2019
Where: Main Branch (North Wing)

Are you a foodie that loves trying new recipes? Are you known for having stacks and stacks of cookbooks? Do you just find enjoyment in browsing recipe books?
If so, join other cookbook enthusiasts at the Main Branch on the second Thursday of the month for The Joy of Cookbooks. We will discuss your favourite 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!

December 12, 2019 we will be talking about layered delicacies. From squares to trifle to parfait, everything sweet will be discussed.

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 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

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).

Deadline extended: submissions will be accepted until Monday, January 6.

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour

Tickets go on sale Monday, December 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the Main Branch only. Payment via VISA, Mastercard, American Express, debit, or cash. Tickets are not available by phone.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will show at the Yates Memorial Centre on:
Thursday, January 9  |  Friday, January 10  |  Saturday, January 11

Showtime is 7 p.m.

Ticket prices
Adults: $20/show or $50 for all three nights
Seniors 65+ and Children 12 and under: $15/show or $40 for all three nights. 

Friday Night Films

Date: December 13, 2019 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery)
The Man who Invented Christmas
(2017, 104 minutes, PG)

Christopher Plummer plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the magical journey that led to Chalres Dickens' creation of A Christmas Carol, a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

View Trailer Here 

**Final Friday Night Film of 2019**

Food for Fines

It's time once again for Food for Fines!

The Lethbridge Public Library is supporting our local food banks by accepting food bank donations for fine payment. 

  • Bring in your donations between December 1-15, 2019
  • Each food item donated will be worth $5 off fines.

Music & Dreams

Music moves us in amazing ways, reflecting the world around us.

All films start at 7:00pm at the Crossings Branch, and are presented with Closed Captioning.

Teen Writing Club

Do you love to write?

Drop in to work on your fan-fic projects, novel-in-progress, poems, and comics, or play writing games to DESTROY that writer's block. We'll provide notebooks, pens, snacks and tips and tricks of the writer's craft. 

The program runs the third Friday afternoon of every month from 3-5pm at the Crossings Branch.

Anyone in grades 7-12 is welcome to attend.

Tween Scene

Calling all creative grade 4-6ers to come and join our brand new Tween Scene Club. Each month will feature a different fun craft or activity from Perler bead designs, to jewelry making, miniatures and games.

Who: Kids in grade 4-6
When: Friday January 31, 2020 from 3:30-4:45
Where: The Crossings Branch Library

Registration will open on January 1. Please register online at:

Library Events Calendar

Week of December 2 2019

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
9:00 am
10:00 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
3:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Calendar Legend

The Crossings Branch
Main Branch