Early Closure

The library will be closing early at 3:30pm on August 25th for our quarterly staff meeting.


Science Literacy Week Kickoff

Celebrate science in the library!
The Let's Talk Science Outreach is offering an evening of experiments and creativity (grades K-6).

MONDAY September 18
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Kids' Corner (Main Branch)


Children's Programs at The Crossings Branch this Fall!

Drop-in children’s programs start at 10:00 am in the Friends Place Meeting Room. Programs run weekly from Sept 11 – Oct 21 and Oct 31 – Dec 2. Siblings are welcome!  
Mondays - Time for Rhymes
Tuesdays – Time for Twos
Wednesdays – Babes in the Library  
Thursdays – Stories and Stuff  
Saturdays – Small ‘n’ Tall

Family Movies
Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the second Saturday of every month in The Crossings Branch: Friends Place Meeting Room. Movie starts at 2:30 pm, and you are welcome to bring your own snacks! (November movie will be on the third Saturday due to Remembrance Day).

Parent Child Mother Goose @The Crossings Branch
Come together with your child to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs. Spend time bonding and learning new ways to interact. This registered program for parents and infants 6 – 18 months old will start on October 6, 2017. Program is held from 10:30 am - 11:30 am every Friday until the last session on December 8, 2017. Registeration opens HERE September 1, 2017.


Mini-Tech Heads

Do your kids love technology?
Are they in grades 4 - 6?
Sign them up for Mini-Tech Heads! This is a tech program that explores technology in all its forms including: circuits, basic coding, website design, game creation, robotics, and 3D printing.

Mini-Tech Heads operates on a rotating schedule.
Fall itinerary is posted
HERE.

September 13 - October 18, 2017
WEDNESDAYS 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Kids' Tech Corner (Main Branch)
 
This is a FREE and REGISTERED program.
Registration will open HERE on August 23, 2017.


Rough and Tumble Play

Have you ever wondered…
What are the benefits and dangers of rough-and-tumble play? What motivates rough-and-tumble play? What is the connection between rough-and-tumble play and aggression? What does rough-and-tumble play have to do with gender expectations? What types of children are drawn to rough-and-tumble play?
This session will unpack these questions and look at how to create home and school environments that promote safety and development.

Presented by: 
Dr. MacCormack
University of Lethbridge
Faculty of Education

This is a FREE and REGISTERED program.
WEDNESDAY October 11, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)


Hosted by:

The Lethbridge Early Years Coalition 
(403) 715-4585 
lethbridgeearlyyears@gmail.com


Spelling Bees

Do you spurn spellchecker?  Love a good lexicon?  Have a flair for knowing where to put "i" and "e"?
Then join us for the Lethbridge Public Library's Spelling Bee and Spelling Mini-Bee!

For Grade 1, 2, 3 students: 
 
Participate in the Lethbridge Public Library's Spelling Mini Bee.
Saturday October 21, 2017
2:00 pm
Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)

For Grade 4, 5, 6 students:  
Paricipate in the Lethbridge Public Library's Spelling Bee. 
Saturday October 28, 2017 
2:00 pm
Theatre Gallery (Main Branch)

This is a FREE and REGISTERED program.
Registration will open HERE on September 1, 2017.
Registrants will receive a confirmation email. The downloadable Speller's Guide will be available HERE.


Parent Child Mother Goose

Come together with your child to enjoy stories, rhymes, and songs. Spend time bonding and learning new ways to interact.

Program runs for 10 weeks.
Main Branch: September start.
The Crossings: October start.

Please note:
Choose your participation location based on your baby's age. 
Main Branch is offering PCMG for ages 0-12 months on
MONDAYS (10:00 - 11:00 AM)
The Crossings is offering PCMG for babies/toddlers 6-18 months
on FRIDAYS (10:30 - 11:30 AM).
This is a FREE and REGISTERED program.

Main Branch
 (Babies 0-12 months): Register HERE.
The Crossings Branch (Babies /toddlers 6-18 months): 
Registration will open HERE September 1, 2017.


Ready, Set, Read!

Ready, Set, Read! gives children who can read and have attended grade 1 up to grade 3 the opportunity to read with a Volunteer who has attended grade 4 up to grade 12. The Reader and Volunteer share 40 minutes of reading time, with the last 20 minutes spent in a fun group activity.
 
Main Branch (downtown)
September 15 - October 20, 2017
November 3 - December 8, 2017
FRIDAYS
1:30 - 2:30 PM 

Registration is required. Registration will open HERE on August 23.
Registration for Readers may be limited.
Ready, Set, Read! is not suitable for children with learning/reading disabilities.
All participants must be mature enough to attend without adult accompaniment.


Donuts with Dad

Read a story, eat a donut, bond with Dad.
Don't worry if Dad isn't available, all caregivers are welcome.
Fun for children of all ages.

SATURDAY November 25, 2017
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Kids' Corner (Main Branch)


Calendar of Kids Events

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