Lethbridge Municipal Election Mayoral Forum

Date: September 28, 2021
Venue: Online via Zoom

Lethbridge Public Library and Downtown BRZ will be hosting an all-candidates forum for the upcoming municipal election. Join us onTuesday September 28 at 6:00 pm to see the mayoral candidates , as they answer questions gathered from the citizens of Lethbridge. Submit your questions to indie@lethlib.ca.

**PLEASE NOTE: The previously schedule Meet and Greet for Council Candidates has been cancelled.**

To register to attend the Mayoral Forum visit: www.eventbrite.ca/e/163582976085





The Book Dragons

Are you an adult who loves YA books? Then join The Book Dragons (formerly The TimeTurners Book Club) where adults meet each month to discuss a teen book.

If you have any questions, please call us at 403-320-4037.

Want to read ahead? Check out all of our upcoming book club picks HERE.

To attend this program, please register HEREThis program will be held over Zoom. The Zoom link will be recurring for all meetings.


Listen and Learn: Orange Shirt Day

Date: September 30, 2021 at 10:00am
Venue: Online via Zoom

September 30th markes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. On this day join the Lethbridge Public Library to LEARN why we wear orange, and LISTEN to a story aimed at beginning the dialoge for families to discuss the legacies of the Residential School System. 

JOIN US HERE (Passcode: 720593)


Word on the Street Fall Reading Series: Lyndon Penner

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

Join Lethbridge Public Library as we host the first author in our Fall Reading Series, Lyndon Penner. Lyndon will be speaking about his latest book, The Way of the Gardener: Lost in the Weeds Along the Camino de Santiago. The Camino de Santiago has been a journey for pilgrims for more than 1,000 years, testing—to varying degrees—their spirit, faith, and physical endurance. Lyndon Penner’s attention lies elsewhere. A renowned gardener and lover of literature, he revels in the plants, trees, and flowers that tell the history of the people and ecology of northern Spain.

Brimming with wry observations—of nature, himself, and other pilgrims on the road—The Way of the Gardener reveals the beauty and the darkness of the human condition while underscoring the deeply fascinating nature of nature itself. This textured work makes for perfect armchair—or garden—reading.

The evening will consist of an author talk, author reading, and a question and answer period.

REGISTER HERE


Indigenous Learning Circle: Bannock and Jam

Date: Wednesdays 11:30 - 1:00; September 1 - October 20
Venue: Online via Zoom

An opportunity for adults to connect and engage with Indigenous culture. Hands on learning with workshops and guest speakers. Everyone welcome!

 
Contact Marilyn at (403) 320-4705 to register or for more information.


Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Training with consultant Tymmarah Mackie

Join the Lethbridge Public Library, and Tymmarah Mackie to learn more about equity, diversity, and inclusion. These sessions will provide participants with a robust, shared understanding of what we talk about when we refer to equity, diversity and inclusion, and why equity, diversity and inclusion are keys to the success of organizations as well as individuals.

Tymmarah (Tymm) Mackie is an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Expert. She has worked and volunteered in the industry for over 15 years and is considered a subject matter expert across Canada, providing support, advice and training to municipalities, universities, libraries, and other organizations. She has a Master’s degree in Intercultural & International Communication and is a Certified Human Rights Facilitator and KAIROS Blanket Exercise Facilitator.

Tymm is delighted to be working with the Lethbridge Public Library delivering training and information sessions about equity, diversity, and inclusion related topics.

Unconscious Bias: Unconscious biases are social stereotypes that we are unaware of which affect our relationships at work, at home and in our community. Explore and discuss bias, prejudice, assumptions, and stereotypes, and how they affect our relationships with others. Learn how to move past these barriers to support your organization in becoming more welcoming, diverse, and inclusive. (3 hours)

Sessions:
September 11 @ 10:00 am via Zoom register here
October 19 @ 1:00 pm  (CMR Main Library) register here

Exploring Diversity and Inclusion – Who are “we”? 
Who are the people in your neighbourhood? Examine different dimensions of diversity and what inclusion really means. Identify and learn about diverse populations plus the challenges and barriers they face. (2 ½ hours)

Sessions: 
September 18 @ 10:00 am via Zoom register here
October 26 @ 1:00 pm (CMR Main Library) register here


Addressing Racism and Discrimination 
Examine your own identity in relation to power and privilege, and roles and responsibilities in responding to incidents of racism and discrimination at work, at home, in public, in your social circle, or in your neighbourhood. What do you say or do when you experience or witness racism or discrimination?  
hate incidents and what to do in both circumstances.

Sessions:
September 25 @ 10:00 am via Zoom register here


Chatting with Canada Revenue Agency: Disability Tax Credit

Date: October 27, 2021 at 2:00pm
Venue: Online via WebEx

Join us as we discuss the Disability Tax Credit with an Outreach Officer from Canada Revenue Agency. Discover who is eligible; how to apply, claiming the deduction, and how the credit can be a gateway to other government programs.

JOIN US HERE


Tutor Training

Do you want to be a tutor? 

Our next Tutor Training will be held on Saturday, September 25, from 10:00-5:00 p.m. It is now online using Zoom. 
Click on the file below for more information on the role and expectations of tutoring at Read On. To register as a tutor click here

For more information call 403-320-4701 or email us at readon@lethlib.ca


Adult Events Calendar

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