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 

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).

Deadline extended: submissions will be accepted until Monday, January 6.


The Joy of Cookbooks

When: December 12, 2019
Where: Main Branch (North Wing)

Are you a foodie that loves trying new recipes? Are you known for having stacks and stacks of cookbooks? Do you just find enjoyment in browsing recipe books?
If so, join other cookbook enthusiasts at the Main Branch on the second Thursday of the month for The Joy of Cookbooks. We will discuss your favourite cookbooks, share recipes you’ve tried and loved, and celebrate your cooking achievements while commiserating over the not-so-successful attempts. We’ll also highlight cookbook themes, host guest speakers, and participate in special epicurean activities. Find your culinary inspiration in the Library’s extensive cookbook collection!

December 12, 2019 we will be talking about layered delicacies. From squares to trifle to parfait, everything sweet will be discussed.


Friday Night Films

Date: December 13, 2019 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery)
  
The Man who Invented Christmas
(2017, 104 minutes, PG)

Christopher Plummer plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the magical journey that led to Chalres Dickens' creation of A Christmas Carol, a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

View Trailer Here 

**Final Friday Night Film of 2019**


Food for Fines

It's time once again for Food for Fines!

The Lethbridge Public Library is supporting our local food banks by accepting food bank donations for fine payment. 

  • Bring in your donations between December 1-15, 2019
  • Each food item donated will be worth $5 off fines.

Music & Dreams

Music moves us in amazing ways, reflecting the world around us.

All films start at 7:00pm at the Crossings Branch, and are presented with Closed Captioning.



Volunteer for Read On!

Read On relies on adult volunteers (18+) to tutor adult students one-on-one or in small groups.  Student goals may include:  reading, writing, speaking, listening, math, and/or computer skills, and/or studying for tests (Canadian Citizenship, CELPIP, IELTS, Class 7, Accuplacer, Trade Entrance Exam).  Our students are either fluent in English or English Language Learners.
Volunteers will complete 6.5 hours of Tutor Training prior to being assigned a student. Once a student is assigned, they meet for approximately one hour per week.  Time commitment for being a Read On Volunteer is: initial training, 1 hour per week of tutoring plus some time for preparation. We would ask that you be able to volunteer with Read On for a minimum of 6 months. 
If you would like to register as a volunteer please call Read On staff at 403-320-4977 or 403-320-3133 or register online for Read-On HEREOnce we receive your registration, we will give you a call to do a pre-training meet and greet to ensure that this volunteer opportunity meets expectations.
 
Our next Tutor Training date (November 30) is full. 

We are now happy to accept registrations for our February 15, 2020 training date.


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.

At this time we are not accepting applications for child minders as we currently have an abundance of child minders to meet our needs. 
Please check back in a couple of months!
 


Calendar of Adult Events

Week of December 9 2019

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