Author Event: Dr. Jen Gunter - The Vagina Bible

Date: January 27, 2020 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Yates Memorial Theatre

This event is now SOLD OUT.

Join the Lethbridge Public Library as we host Dr. Jennifer Gunter, a Canadian OB/GYN, women’s health advocate, and New York Times columnist. She will be discussing her #1 national bestselling book, The Vagina Bible, in an on-stage interview. On Twitter, she hilariously exposes unscientific wellness advice and debunks potentially harmful and stunningly unnecessary products from “vagina profiteers.” Dr. Gunter knows the questions women (and men) have about female sexual health, and in The Vagina Bible, she answers them all. 

The event will include an on-stage interview, an audience question period, and book signing. The University of Lethbridge Bookstore will have copies of The Vagina Bible available for purchase.

This is a ticketed event with tickets available for no charge at the Customer Service Desk at the Main Branch. Limit of 4 tickets per person.


Board Award Nominations Now Open

Recognize someone's outstanding Library service by nominating them for an award today...

The Lethbridge Public Library Board of Directors believes in recognizing and celebrating the contributions that individuals and organizations make towards the Library. These efforts enhance our services, and help us to work to ensure that the Library is a welcoming, inclusive space that connects and strengthens our community.

Nominations are being accepted for the Lethbridge Public Library Board Recognition Award. This award recognizes an individual or organization that has provided a significant contribution to library services in Lethbridge, by helping to advance the mission, vision or values of the Library through their work with the Library and relationship with the community.

Nominees must:

  • Have had a close tie to the Library and have been actively involved in enhancing one or more services
  • Have had a positive and lasting impact on how the community views the Library
  • Possess a sense of dedication and enthusiasm for the involvement they have with the Library

Nomination deadline is Monday, February 3.

Download the terms of reference and nomination form and nominate someone today! (Please use Google Chrome for fillable .pdf version.)


Friday Night Film

Date: January 24, 2020 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery)

Red Joan
(2018, 101 minutes  PG)

This British spy drama stars Judi Dench as Joan Stanley who was exposed as the KGB's longest-serving British spy.

View Trailer Here


Based on Books

Kick off the year with a month of movies based on books.

Films are presented at the Crossings Branch, and with Closed Captioning.  Start time is 7:00pm unless otherwise noted.



Author Event: Dr. Goldie Morgentaler

Date: January 30, 2020 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery)

Join the University of Lethbridge’s Dr. Goldie Morgentaler as she discusses her latest work, Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays. The book is composed of the works of Chava Rosenfarb, one of the most prominent Yiddish novelists of the second half of the twentieth century, and Morgentaler’s mother. It contains thirteen personal and literary essays by Rosenfarb—a survivor of the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz, and Bergen-Belsen—and includes autobiographical accounts of her childhood experiences before and during the Holocaust.
 
Confessions of a Yiddish Writer is the recipient of a 2019 Canadian Jewish Literary Award.
 
The event will include an author talk, an audience question period, and book signing. The University of Lethbridge Bookstore will have copies of Confessions of a Yiddish Writer and Other Essays available for purchase.


In Search of Dungeon Masters!

The Lethbridge Public Library is hosting a weekly teen D&D program - and we need your help!

If you have experience as a DM (even just a little bit) you can volunteer with the program. Sessions are held on Wednesday evenings at The Crossings Branch, 6-9pm.

Email paige.mcgeorge@lethlib.ca for more info.


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.

  • February 12 - Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott
  • March 11 - The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
  • April 8 - One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus



All of our upcoming book club picks have been collected HERE.


Green Alternatives Trade Show

Lethbridge Public Library: Main Branch
Saturday, April 18    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do ziploc bags seem essential? Ever wondered how to remove static from clothes without dryer sheets? At the Green Alternatives Trade Show, learn innovative ways to reduce household waste. Discover passionate local vendors and craftsmen. Connect with people working towards positive change in our community!

Now accepting Vendor applications. To secure a table at this event, register here.


Know Your Rights

If you don’t know your rights, you could be taken advantage of, or, not get what you are owed.  If your landlord tells you that you have 24 hours to move out of your house, do you have to move out?  If you are told that you are being laid off from work and there is “nothing on the table”, should you be getting termination or severance pay?  If your boss tells you that you have to stay and work overtime, do you have to?  If you do not know the answers to these questions, come to these workshops for answers.

Workshop #1: Tenant Rights:  Andrew Robb a lawyer from Lethbridge Legal Guidance will talk about tenants’ rights and landlord rights, evictions, security deposits, maintenance and health issues, and how to work with your landlord.  Wednesday, January 15; 6:00—7:00 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room, Main Branch

Workshop #2: Employment Standards: Candace Martens from Calgary Public Legal Education will talk about your rights as an employee: can your employer make you work overtime, what you are entitled to if there are layoffs, etc.  Tuesday, February 25; 6:00—8:30 p.m. in the Theatre Gallery, Main Branch

Workshop #3:  Employee Rights: Candace Martens will continue the talk about your rights as an

employee covering Health and Safety, Human Rights and Workers Compensation.  Wednesday, February 26; 6:30—7:30 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room.

You do not need to register for these workshops.  There is no cost for these workshops


Calendar of Adult Events

Week of January 20 2020

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