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Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30. Toddler Fun! Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). For ages 19 months to three years of age and their parent or caregiver. Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers: 20–30 minutes of rhymes, songs, books, and puppets to keep both their minds and their bodies moving!
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:00pm. Books Before Bedtime Pajama Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Ages two and up. Families are encouraged! Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

Tuesdays, 10:00-10:30. Preschool Fun. Red Deer Library (Timberlands Branch). For ages three to five. Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.

Wednesdays, 9:30-11am. Mini Mag at The Red Deer Museum. The youngest artists in our community create a new piece of art every week. All projects geared towards kids under 5. The cost to create your own piece of art is $2/child for those with family memberships and $3/child for those without a family membership.

Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45. Preschool Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). For ages three to five. Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.

Wednesday, 6:30-7:00pm. Books Before Bedtime Pajama Fun. Red Deer Library (Timberlands Branch). Ages two and up. Families are encouraged! Thirty to 45 minutes of stories, songs, fingerplays, and activities.

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30. Art & More OR Tell A Story. Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Ages seven and up. Drop in fun at a variety of stations such as painting, clay work, paper crafts, LEGO and much more! Or, Drop in for storytelling games, theatre, puppets and more!  We’ll make new stories every week!

Wednesdays, 11:00-11:45. Toddler Fun! Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). For ages 19 months to three years of age and their parent or caregiver. Enjoy this active storytime for toddlers: 20 – 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, books, and puppets to keep both their minds and their bodies moving!

Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Reading Tails. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Reading Tails is a four-week program for six to 12-year-olds who would like to practice their reading skills with a trained therapy dog and its handler.

Thursdays, 3:30-4:30. Teen Thursdays. Red Deer Library (Dawe Branch). Join us for afterschool drop-in fun. This relaxed Teen club ranges from Video Game Days to Crafty Fun and more. If you are in Grade 6 or higher come on out!

Thursdays, 10:00-11:00. Thursday Story Fun at Parkland Mall. Food Court in Parkland Mall. Toddlers to five-year-olds. Join us for free snacks, stories, puppet shows and songs!

Thursdays, 10:00-10:30. Baby Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). Thirty minutes of stories, songs, and rhymes for children birth to 19 months and their caregivers.

Fridays, 10:00-10:45. Preschool Fun. Red Deer Library (Downtown Branch). For ages three to five. Features age-appropriate stories, songs and crafts.

Saturdays, MAGnificent Saturdays, 1-4pm at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. We supply the materials, the studio, and the artist, you supply the imagination. www.reddeermuseum.com

JANUARY

January 1: New Year’s Day

January 4: Travel Memories at Red Deer Public Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nepal: This month we will learn about adventure trekking in the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal with an all-female guiding company. Share light refreshments with us in the Snell Auditorium as we learn about this experience and enjoy great pictures. If you're planning on bringing a group, please contact dstewart@rdpl.org.


January 27: Family Literacy Day at Red Deer Public Library! 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Downtown Branch, Children's Department. A group read-aloud in honour of Family Literacy Day! That’s 15 Minutes of FUN! Bring someone to snuggle up with as we read a great Canadian children’s story out loud together, and then stick around for our regular Preschool Fun storytime.January 21: Subway Healthy Living Expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Westerner Park. For more information, visit theexpo.ca/indoor-public-market-red-deer.

January 27: All Red Deer Public Library Branches. Read for 15 Canada 150! This year, Read for 15 is going Canada-wide!  Let’s show the rest of Canada what a community of readers we have by reading for 15 minutes and reporting your reading to Red Deer Public Library.  Report your participation by doing one of the following: Use #readfor15rdpl on Twitter or Instagram, Brag to us and everyone on Red Deer Public Library's Facebook account, Fill out our web form (available on January 27), Tell us in person at any of our three branches, Send us an email (readfor15@rdpl.org) or give us a call at any RDPL service desk. Read for 15 Canada 150 is a Canada-wide literacy initiative to promote Family Literacy Day

FEBRUARY

February 3-5:  6th Annual Freeze the House Charity Bonspiel. Presented by Fas Gas Plus, the 6th Annual Freeze the House Charity Bonspiel is a jam-packed three-day curling “funspiel” for curlers of all skill levels. Complete with a Friday night mixer, Saturday night dinner & dance, raffle, silent auction, and a chance to meet world-renowned celebrity curlers, this event is a highlight of the Red Deer winter season! For more information, visit www.ahomeawayfromhome.org/events/bonspiel.

February 14: Valentine’s Day

February 17-20: Sylvan Lake Winterfest. Join the Town of Sylvan Lake for Winterfest, there will be various activities happening around town for our community to come together. Brave the cold to watch the Polar Bear Dip, have some family fun, watch the fireworks, or participate in all the activities. www.sylvanlake.ca

February 18: Angry Birds Movie Mayhem! At Red Deer Public Library, Downtown Branch. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. All ages, Under eight with an adult. A day filled with crafts, games, and watching the Angry Birds movie!

February 20: Family Day

February 24: School’s Out Movie Day at Red Deer Public Library from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Under eight-years-old with an adult; come enjoy a movie, craft, and activities! For more information visit www.rdpl.org.

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