Save the Date and Get Reading!

On July 23rd Lethbridge Public Library will be hosting two-time Scotiabank Giller Prize nominee, Eden Robinson.

To help you get ready for this exciting event the library has put together five book kits featuring the Giller prize nominated Son of a Trickster. Get together with your friends and check out this amazing novel and then come to the library and hear the author speak.

Holds for the book club kits can be placed online HERE or by phoning the main branch at (403) 380-7310. 

Author Event: Eden Robinson

Date: July 23, 2019 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)

Eden Robinson is the author of four novels, the first two being Monkey Beach and Blood Sports, which were written before she discovered she was gluten-intolerant and tend to be quite grim, the latter being especially gruesome because half-way through writing the manuscript, Robinson gave up a two-pack a day cigarette habit and the more she suffered, the more her characters suffered. Monkey Beach won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was a finalist for the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Award for Fiction. Her novel Son of a Trickster was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, with her latest novel, Trickster Drift, being its sequel.

Pride Film Fest

Join the library for our annual Pride Fest film series, every Wednesday night in June.  

Presented in partnership with Lethbridge Pride Fest.

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 

Wednesday Night films

Date: July 3, 2019 at 7:00p.m.
Venue: Main Branch (Theatre Gallery)

The Bookshop
(2017,113 min., PG)

Take a journey to England, 1959.  In a small, conservative East Anglian town a free-spirited widow decides, against polite but ruthless opposition, to open a bookshop.

View Trailer

Dungeons & Dragons - Summer Session

We're in search of Dungeon Masters for our summer session of Teen D&D!

If you're interested, and available either Wednesday evenings or Friday afternoons, fill out the DM registration form!  The summer session runs from July 24 through August 16.  There will also be a quick orientation meeting the week before the sessions start.

For players: this is a drop-in program for anyone interested in playing D&D.  No experience is required - our volunteer DMs will teach you everything you need to know!

Community & Belonging

Join us this summer as we explore community through film. 
What does it mean to belong?

All films start at 7pm at the Crossings Branch and will be presented with Closed Captioning - and popcorn!

Read On Adult Literacy and Learning Summer Class Brochure

 Our class brochure for June - August 2019 is now available !

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.

  • May 15 - The Prince and the Dressmaker
  • June 12 - David Levithan
  • July 17 - Illuminae
  • August 14 - The Belles

All of our book club picks have been collected here:

Calendar of Adult Events

Week of June 24 2019

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
All day
1:00 pm
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm

Calendar Legend

Main Branch
The Crossings Branch