Spring Children's Programs

Our spring programs for Kids begin again on Monday, April  and run until Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Join us at the Crossings Branch (Westside) Monday-Thursdays starting at 10am or at the Main Branch (downtown) Tuesdays through Saturdays for a variety of programming for all ages.  For more information download our Spring 2015 Program Guide.


Physical Literacy Workshop

Friday, May 29, 2015
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Friends Place (The Crossings Branch)


Physical Literacy 101:Physical Literacy from Research to Practice
Facilitated by: Lea Norris

The goal of the Physical Literacy 101 workshop is to cover a broad introduction to the concept of physical literacy. During this half-day workshop, you will take part in an interactive session that will help you to define what exactly physical literacy means, and how you can integrate its concepts to improve your programs.
To register, please visit: www.lethbridgecollege.ca/befitforlife

For more information, please contact: Austin Davenport at 403.320.3202 ext 5379 or austin.davenport@lethbridgecollege.ca


Sale Used Computers & Monitors

Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library
SALE!
Used Computers and
 Monitors

Saturday, May 30
9:30 a.m. to noon (or until all sold)
Community Meeting Room, Main Branch


SACPA Forum: To Pray or Not to Pray

SACPA in partnership with the Lethbridge Public Library presents a forum on June 2 at 7 PM in the Theatre Gallery exploring the ramifications of the recent SCC ruling on prayers at municipal council meetings.

Ideally, Canada does not discriminate on grounds of religion although many people complain that it falls short in practice. In ruling against the Saguenay city council's recitation of prayer before its meetings, the Supreme Court of Canada recently declared that a religiously neutral state may not "favour or hinder any particular belief or non-belief under the guise of cultural or historical reality or heritage."

Following that ruling, many municipalities have discontinued similar practices with some deciding instead to sing the national anthem or observe a moment of silence. Others continue with prayer traditions or are waiting for further reviews. The speaker, Dr. James Linville, will weigh in on the implications of the SCC ruling putting it in broader context of views on the role of religion and religious tradition in Canadian society and defend the court's opinion on the need for state neutrality in matters of religion.

Speaker: Dr. James Linville, professor of Religious Studies at University of Lethbridge

Moderator: Trevor Page


Wednesday Night Films Showtime: 7:00 pm Admission free

June 3          No Film

June 10         McFarland, USA
    
During the 1980's, Jim White, a struggling football
    coach winds up teaching High School in one
    of the poorest cities in California and discovers 
    athletes beyond his wildest dreams.
                        


Love your Library Contest

 

Tell us why you love your library and be entered to win a
$100 Visa gift card and up to $2,000 for your favorite library!
Upload a video or write a letter to tell your story. 
Contest ends at midnight on Friday, June 12, 2015.

See others' stories and upload your own here.

Contest rules can be found here.


QuitCore: Tobacco Reduction Program

Thursdays, May 7 to June 11
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friends Place (The Crossings Branch)

Stop smoking with QuitCore, a free Alberta Health Services (AHS) tobacco-cessation program. Led by trained cessation professionals, the QuitCore program is a 6-week group course that teaches tobacco users how to develop a plan to quit while providing strategies to address recovery symptoms, manage stress and, ultimately, prevent relapse.

Call 1-866-710-QUIT (7848) to register!
AlbertaQuits.ca


Money Talks: Ways to Save for Your Future

Tuesday, June 16
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Community Meeting Room (Main Branch)

We all know that we should be saving some of our hard earned money. Whether we're saving for a vacation, a new car or retirement, there are savings strategies that can help you achieve your goal. One of the most important steps to developing a successful savings plan is creating a budget. Products like GICs, RRSPs, RESPs and a savings account are available to help you achieve your financial goals.

Please RSVP to Nikki Kwiatkowski, Branch Manager at 403.331.6520 ext 6210 or at Nikki.Kwiatkowski@servus.ca
Lunch and coffee will be provided.


#SpotTheBKMB

Our new Bookmobile is out and about in the city!

When you spot the Bookmobile on the street, snap a picture, and you could win a Kobo ereader!

Just tag your photo on Twitter or Instagram with #SpotTheBKMB, and you'll be entered to win.  The contest is open to anyone with an active LPL library card, and closes on June 27, 2015. 

PS - Pictures of the Bookmobile parked in our parking lot don't count.  Go out into the community, and visit the Bookmobile at one of its many stops!


Calendar of Adult Events

Week of May 25 2015

Calendar Legend

ItemKey
Main Branch
 
The Crossings Branch