Tell Us What You Think!

It's survey time!

Lethbridge Public Library is interested in finding out about your use of the Library, your satisfaction with it, as well as a little bit more about you.

Click here to fill out our survey, and share your thoughts about your Lethbridge Public Library. Survey closes Aug. 23.


Lethbridge Public Library’s Commitment to Race & Social Equity

On June 10, the City of Lethbridge Library Board approved an endorsement of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council’s Statement on Race & Social Equity. Click the pdf below to read more. 


Surprise Me items

Missing the ability to browse our shelves?
Having a hard time finding things to put on hold?
Well look no further - let library staff pick items for you!

Simply fill out the "Surprise Me" form and let staff do the picking for you. Choose your format and genre from the list, and we'll fill a bag with items we think you'll love.

Once items have been selected, you will get a holds notice letting you know when you can come pick up your items.

Simple as that, and full of surprises!


Re-opening Your Lethbridge Public Library, One Chapter at a Time

Chapter 1
On July 2 we launched Chapter 1 of our re-opening plan. Placing the health and safety of our staff, customers, and community at the forefront, we have limited services and new hours. 

We’re looking forward to seeing you again!

Click the pdf below for what to expect…


No Time for Quiet

**Streaming Event**

To help our LGRC friends wrap up Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp 2020, we're screening an amazing documentary online! The film follows a group of rock campers from Melbourne as they share the impact of music, friendship, and connection on their teen lives.

Join us online for the film on August 26 at 7pm, which will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.  Tickets are free, and will get you a link to the Zoom event.

Check out the film's website for more info, and to watch the trailer!



Live Streams

Our services may be limited, but our programs are still running!
You can check out these live streaming programs and visit our YouTube and Facebook pages for even more good stuff from your Lethbridge Public Library.
www.youtube.com/lethlib/
www.facebook.com/LethlibKids/


TD Summer Reading Club

It’s time for the TD Summer Reading Club! Youth ages 0–12 can participate in the self-directed TD Summer Reading Club online.

Children can read books, by themselves, or with an adult, and write about them in their online notebook, earning badges as they read, and complete activities all on the TD Summer Reading Club website. Afterwards, they can put the title on our Wall of Words – watch the wall grow all summer long!

Share jokes, recommend your favourite books, read stories, or even write your own!
Visit 
https://www.tdsummerreadingclub.ca/ and click LOGIN to get started.


Summer Reading Wall of Words

 Our Summer Reading Wall of Words is now live!

Open to kids of all ages. Just fill out a slip and drop it off at the Library during your next visit or fill out our online form HERE and we’ll post your books for you. Let us know about as many books as you like and watch as we grow our wall of words together!  


Piitoyiss Online Resources

Here is access to some free resources for at-home Indigenous learning: 

Resources for Parents 

K-8

  • Think Indigenous – Online Indigenous Education K-8. From the about page: “In light of the current situation regarding school closures, educators across Turtle Island have come together to provide online learning opportunities for our children K-8”

     (http://www.thinkindigenous.ca)

K-12

  • Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Centre. “The IKWC office opened its doors and began operations in the spring of 2017 where it will be a centralized location offering education, policy, language and culture. It will  provide a repository of information on Treaty No. 6, Treaty No. 7 and Treaty No. 8. Members, and a First Nations directed environment to learn and share information”

     (http://www.ikwcvl.org/)

  • Rupertsland Centre for Teaching & Learning (RCTL) has developed learning tools for you to Gabriel Dumont Institute - in partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, the Department of Canadian Heritage's Canadian Culture Online Program, the Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, the Government of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan - is proud to provide you with this systematic look at Métis history and culture. This project is the culmination of years of research gathering and resource production and is based on the Institute's resolute desire to ensure that the Métis have their own stories told in a medium, which is user-friendly, free, and accessible to all those interested in Métis history and culture.

    (http://www.metismuseum.ca/introduction.php)
    (http://www.rupertsland.org/teaching-learning/resources/)

Online Training 

  • University of Toronto:  Aboriginal Worldviews and Education Online Course
    https://www.coursera.org/learn/aboriginal-education
  • University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada Online Course                                                                                                                    https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada
  • The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF): is a national, Indigenous-led charitable organization that has existed for almost 20 years. The LHF’s goal is to educate and raise awareness about the history and long-lasting intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System, Sixties Scoop, and other means cultural oppression against Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities.
    http://legacyofhope.ca/education/
     

Online Entertainment

  • NFB: A number of free documentaries are available to watch on the National Film Board website, listed below are noted indigenious films. (www.nfb.ca/)
  • Back To Batoche:This website provides an interactive tour of Batoche’s history and culture through time. The website features video interviews with elders, video and photo highlights from the annual Back to Batoche festivals, Métis music, games, quizzes, photo albums, virtual tours, and hundreds of pages of informative text. (http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/expositions-exhibitions/batoche/html/about/index.php)
  • Podcasts: there are also a number of podcasts that can be listened to or downloaded, below is a brief list. 

    All My Relations - Hosted by: Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene
    Coffee with My Ma Kaniehtiio Horn and her mom - Hosted by: Kahentinetha Horn
    Missing and Murdered - Hosted by: Connie Walker
    Métis in Space - Hosted by: Chelsea Vowel and Molly Swain
    New Fire with Lisa Charleyboy - Hosted by: Lisa Charleyboy
    Secret Life of Canada - Hosted by: Falen Johnson and Leah Simone Bowen
    The Henceforward - Hosted by: Eve Tuck
    This Land - Hosted by: Rebecca Nagle
    Unreserved - Hosted by: Rosanna Deerchild

  • Read Alberta eBooks: As part of the Alberta eBooks site is the Prairie Indigenous Collection. 

    (https://bookpublishers.ab.ca/programs/read-alberta-ebooks-project/)


Online Kids Streaming Calendar

Week of August 10 2020

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