Adult Summer Reading Club

The 2019 Adult Summer Reading Club runs from July 2 - September 2. The rules this year are simple: 

  1. Read a book.
  2. Rate the book (bookmarks are available at all library service desks).
  3. Drop off your ballot for a chance to win a prize.

Prizes will be drawn every three weeks, with a grand prize draw at the end of the summer. This year's fabulous prizes include: 

Three Week Draw Prizes

  • Four Game Flex Passes to the Lethbridge Hurricanes (2)
  • Passes to Escape from LA (4)
  • $50 Gift Card to Underground Escape
  • $20 Gift Card to Penny Coffee House
  • $15 Gift Card to Bootsma Bakery
  • $25 Gift Card to Tops Pizza
  • $20 Gift Card to Bridge Pizza

Grand Prizes

  • Echo Dot/Fire Stick Bundle (Amazon)
  • Kindle Fire 7HD (4)
  • Team Signed Hockey Sticks from the Lethbridge Hurricanes w/2 adult tickets (2)

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 at: https://lethlib.bibliocommons.com/list/share/76204441_lpl_adultservices/1468241818_letters_for_lethbridge_resource_guide

When you're ready to submit, download our Story Submission Form (please use Google Chrome).


Lethbridge Public Library's Writer in Residence - Danika Stone

In celebration of our 100th anniversary, the Lethbridge Public Library is excited to welcome Danika Stone as our Writer in Residence. Danika's residency will run September 24 - December 14.  Contact her by email at danikastoneonline@gmail.com 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. 

The Writer in Residence program is presented with the generous support of the Friends of the Lethbridge Public Library.

Watch for more details.


Volunteer for Child Minder

Volunteer child minders look after the children of active tutors or students while the parent is in a tutoring session.  You must be a minimum of 18 years old and will; look after no more than 4 children at a time; look after children between the ages of 1 - 11 years old; and will not be required to look after children that need special care.
Child minding takes place on a day and time convenient for you at the Main Branch or The Crossings Branch.  We ask that you be available on the same day and time for a minimum of 10 weeks (the length of classes) or for as long as you are able (if child minding for a student who is taking one-on-one tutoring.
We will need a current (completed within the last year)  Police Check, Vulnerable Person's Check, and Child Intervention Check prior to you volunteering for the Lethbridge Public Library.  If you are accepted as a volunteer child minder, and you do not already have these checks in place, Read On will submit the Police Checks on your behalf and cover the associated costs; you will have to apply for the free Child Intervention check yourself.
If you are interested please fill the application form HERE 


DMs Needed!

We're looking for D&D Dungeon Masters!

Once again this fall, we'll be hosting a teen Dungeons & Dragons program - and we need your help!  If you have experience as a DM (even just a little bit) you can apply to help teens learn to play the game.  Volunteer DMs can be teens or adults - just fill out the form to let us know you're interested.

Sessions will run Wednesday evenings at the Crossings Branch on the following dates:

  • September 18
  • October 2
  • October 16
  • November 6
  • November 20
  • December 4

Watch Movies... For Science!

To celebrate Science Literacy Week in September, we're showing a whole month's worth of scientist-picked movies on Tuesday nights!  

Films will be shown with Closed Captioning - and popcorn! Showtime is 7:00pm.

Presented in partnership with the University of Lethbridge, AARTI, and iGEM.


Tutor Training

New Tutor Training Dates  
September 28
It takes place in the Theater Gallery, Main Branch from 9:00am—4:30 pm. 
Please contact Read On program for more information
403-320-3133 or 403- 320-4977
 


TimeTurners Book Club

Are you an adult who loves YA books? Join us for TimeTurners, where grownups can get together each month to discuss a young adult book.

We meet on a Wednesday night each month at 7:00pm at the Crossings Branch.

  • August 14 - The Belles
  • September 11 - Young adult authors coming to the Word on the Street festival (http://thewordonthestreet.ca/lethbridge/)
  • October 9 - Ghost Stories of Alberta series
  • November 13 - Classic Young Adult: The Outsiders, The Blue Sword, and Forever
  • December 11 - Favourite Young Adult reads of 2019

All of our book club picks have been collected here: https://tinyurl.com/ycpcz75k


Read On Adult Literacy and Learning Fall Class Brochure

 Our class brochure for September- December 2019 is now available !


Calendar of Adult Events

Week of August 19 2019

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
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1:00 pm
 
 
 
 
7:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
 

Calendar Legend

ItemKey
Main Branch
 
The Crossings Branch