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). Stories will be accepted up to December 1, 2019.

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 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. 

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:

  • From Concept to Concrete - Project Management for Writers, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 - 8pm, Friends Place, The Crossings Branch
  • How did I get here? - Publishing Basics, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 - 8pm., Community Meeting Room, Main Branch
  • You Can't Edit a Blank Page - Editing Workshop - Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 - 8pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Branch
  • 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, Community Meeting Room, Main Branch
  • Author Talk - Discussion Panel with Various Alberta Authors, Saturday, Dec. 7, 1pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Branch


Date: October 15, 2019 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery)

With Joan and Mark Wierzba  

Joan and Mark Wierzba showcase their trip through Jordan visiting Petra, Jerash, Mt. .Nebo, the Dead Sea, the Red Sea and Madaba.

Author Visit with Jayme Adelson-Goldstein

 Join us for a full day session, taught by Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, to learn how to use her books to teach English.  This will be geared towards teaching adults, but can also be used for children.  Tickets are limited, call 403-320-4977 for more information.

Lethbridge Public Library Foreign Film Festival

Date: October 21-25
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery)

October 21 at 7:00pm - Le Chef
(French, 2014, 84 min., PG)
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October 22 at 6:30pm - Never Look Away
(German, 2018, 189 min., 14A)
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*Please Note: 6:30pm Start Time"

October 23 at 7:00pm - Capernaum
(Arabic/Amharic, 2018, 126 min., 14A)
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October 24 at 7:00pm - Shoplifters
(Japanese, 2018, 121 min., 14A)
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October 25 at 7:00pm - Becoming Astrid
(Swedish, 2018,  123 min., PG)
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Emma Thompson on the Big Screen

Celebrate Emma Thompson's career and diverse roles this month at the Crossings!

All movies begin at 7pm, and are shown with Closed Captioning.

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 

Read On Adult Literacy and Learning Fall Class Brochure

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

Tutor Training

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

Calendar of Adult Events

Week of October 14 2019

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
9:00 am
10:00 am
1:00 pm
2:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
8:00 pm

Calendar Legend

Main Branch
The Crossings Branch