Events Calendar

Age
Program Type
Room

Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Lego Club

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Description:
Are you a Master Builder? Put your skills to the test as you race to complete the challenge or build your own dream. Audience: ages 6 to 12 Maximum: 15 people Dates: Sundays, July 29 and August 26 ...

Monday, July 30th, 2018

Wiggle Waggle Fun

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Children and their accompanying grown-up can wiggle away with stories, dance, songs, and musical instruments. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 2.5 to 6 and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: Mondays, July 2 to August 20 ...

Musical Tots

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Enjoy interacting with your little ones in this fun-filled program with songs, musical activities, and stories. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 9 months to 2 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: July 2 to August 25 ...

Songwriter's Circle

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Music
Description:
Whether you're new and want to learn more about the songwriting process or a seasoned songwriter looking to get feedback, the Songwriter's Circle is a great Library program that encourages camaraderie, feedback, and collaboration.   For more inf...

Meditation @ GPPL

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Adults
Description:
Sahaja meditation group offers free meditation classes for everyone who desires to find his or her true self, which is full of peace, joy of life and love for others. This practice helps to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, thus providing a phy...

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Tales for Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Children and their adults can come enjoy a story time complete with rhymes and fingerplays. Audience: ages 2 to 3 and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: Tuesdays, July 3 to August 21 ...

Tip-Top Tuesdays

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Description:
Ready for your best summer ever? Join us for great books and different activities every Tuesday to keep your summer in tip-top shape. Audience: ages 10 to 12 Maximum: 20 people Dates: Tuesdays, July 3 to August 21 ...

Knitters Circle

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Reading Lounge
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Join the Knitters' Circle and spend an evening working on your latest project with other knitters or crocheters.  Don't have a project started yet? Bring your knitting needles or crochet hooks and some yarn and start something new.  Everyon...

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Conversational Coffee Club

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Description:
Looking for ways to make new connections? Come share your thoughts over a cup of coffee. Bring your own healthy snacks. This program is for people with disabilities. Presented with Centerpoint Facilitation. No registration required ...

Musical Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Enjoy interacting with your little ones in this fun-filled program with songs, musical activities, and stories. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 9 months to 2 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: July 2 to August 25 ...

Exam Proctoring

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Description:
The Grande Prairie Public Library offers an exam proctoring service for written and online exams. The guidelines for the Library's service are as follows: Exam Times Mondays at 10:00 am Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Exams are proctored in 3 hour (max...

Baby Rhyme Thyme

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Bond with your baby over finger plays, rhymes, songs, and stories, all designed to stimulate early literacy and social development. Audience: pre-walking babies and caregivers Maximum: 15 babes-in-arms Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to ...

Pocket Gaming

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Description:
Bring your favourite gaming device and join in the fun! Up to 4 children may use the library iPads, which can play Minecraft. Audience: ages 9 to 12 Maximum: 15 children (up to 4 may use the Library’s iPads) Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to August...

Family Game Night

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Description:
Drop-in board games for the entire family, all summer long. Audience: all ages Maximum: 25 people Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to August 22 ...

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Keepsake Quilters

10:00am - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
A quilting club is a great way to start or finish that project you have been working on!  Meeting every Thursday of each month, get together with fellow quilters and enjoy the comfort of friends while you sew.  Please bring your own supplie...

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Rhymes, stories, and songs abound in this parented program! Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 18 months to 3 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Summer Shenanigans

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Description:
Stories and activities all summer long! Audience: ages 7 to 9 Maximum: 20 children Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Tell Me Why

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(unparented) Come learn about the world around you! This interactive story time will help kids learn about animals, nature, food, and so much more. Audience: ages 3 to 5 Maximum: 12 people Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Teen Summer Hangout

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Description:
It's all fun and games this summer with our Teen Summer Hangout programs! Come hang out, play some games, or make some cool crafts to help beat the summer heat. Each week will be a different activity. Audience: ages 12 to 18. Maximum 20 teens ...

Night Owls

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Join us for an assortment of bedtime stories and rhymes for the whole family. Audience: families of all ages Maximum: 25 people Dates: Thursdays, June 7 to August 23 ...

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

Friday Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(unparented) Fantastic stories every Friday morning! Audience: ages 4 to 6 Maximum: 15 people Dates: Fridays, July 6 to August 24 ...

Crafty Kids

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
The best crafts of the summer! Drop in any time during the program before 3:30 pm, complete a one-of-a-kind craft, and leave when you’re done. Audience: ages 7 to 12 Maximum: 20 children Dates: Fridays, July 6 to August 24 ...

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

Crafty Kids Jr.

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
(unparented) Join us for a craft program for preschoolers on Saturday mornings this summer! You bring the enthusiasm, and we’ll bring the paper and glue! Audience: ages 4 to 6 Maximum: 15 young crafters Dates: Saturdays, July 7 to August 25 ...

Musical Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Enjoy interacting with your little ones in this fun-filled program with songs, musical activities, and stories. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 9 months to 2 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: July 2 to August 25 ...

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Heritage Day

All Day
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Description:
The Grande Prairie Public Library will be closed Monday, August 6 for Heritage Day. GPPL will reopen at 10:00 am on Tuesday, August 7. ...

Meditation @ GPPL

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Adults
Description:
Sahaja meditation group offers free meditation classes for everyone who desires to find his or her true self, which is full of peace, joy of life and love for others. This practice helps to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, thus providing a phy...

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Tales for Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Children and their adults can come enjoy a story time complete with rhymes and fingerplays. Audience: ages 2 to 3 and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: Tuesdays, July 3 to August 21 ...

Tip-Top Tuesdays

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Children
Description:
Ready for your best summer ever? Join us for great books and different activities every Tuesday to keep your summer in tip-top shape. Audience: ages 10 to 12 Maximum: 20 people Dates: Tuesdays, July 3 to August 21 ...

Young Author's Club

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Ages: Teens
Description:
Do you love to write? Join this teen writing club to develop your creative writing skills, share your work, and meet other writers! ...
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Movies
Description:
After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree. Rated: PG-13. Back on the Big Screen shows popular movies the day they are released to DVD in our Willie Janssen Discovery Room...

Knitters Circle

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Reading Lounge
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Join the Knitters' Circle and spend an evening working on your latest project with other knitters or crocheters.  Don't have a project started yet? Bring your knitting needles or crochet hooks and some yarn and start something new.  Everyon...

Swan City Writers

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Languages
Description:
Aspiring or published, all are welcome to join this group of people who love to write.  Swan City Writers meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  For more information, call Marci @ 780-357-7464. ...

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Conversational Coffee Club

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Description:
Looking for ways to make new connections? Come share your thoughts over a cup of coffee. Bring your own healthy snacks. This program is for people with disabilities. Presented with Centerpoint Facilitation. No registration required ...

Musical Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Enjoy interacting with your little ones in this fun-filled program with songs, musical activities, and stories. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 9 months to 2 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: July 2 to August 25 ...

Exam Proctoring

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
The Grande Prairie Public Library offers an exam proctoring service for written and online exams. The guidelines for the Library's service are as follows: Exam Times Mondays at 10:00 am Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Exams are proctored in 3 hour (max...

Baby Rhyme Thyme

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Bond with your baby over finger plays, rhymes, songs, and stories, all designed to stimulate early literacy and social development. Audience: pre-walking babies and caregivers Maximum: 15 babes-in-arms Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to ...

Pocket Gaming

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Description:
Bring your favourite gaming device and join in the fun! Up to 4 children may use the library iPads, which can play Minecraft. Audience: ages 9 to 12 Maximum: 15 children (up to 4 may use the Library’s iPads) Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to August...

Family Game Night

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Description:
Drop-in board games for the entire family, all summer long. Audience: all ages Maximum: 25 people Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to August 22 ...

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Keepsake Quilters

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
A quilting club is a great way to start or finish that project you have been working on!  Meeting every Thursday of each month, get together with fellow quilters and enjoy the comfort of friends while you sew.  Please bring your own supplie...

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Rhymes, stories, and songs abound in this parented program! Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 18 months to 3 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Summer Shenanigans

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Description:
Stories and activities all summer long! Audience: ages 7 to 9 Maximum: 20 children Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Tell Me Why

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(unparented) Come learn about the world around you! This interactive story time will help kids learn about animals, nature, food, and so much more. Audience: ages 3 to 5 Maximum: 12 people Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Teen Summer Hangout

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Description:
It's all fun and games this summer with our Teen Summer Hangout programs! Come hang out, play some games, or make some cool crafts to help beat the summer heat. Each week will be a different activity. Audience: ages 12 to 18. Maximum 20 teens ...

Citizenship Education

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Description:
Are you a Canadian immigrant? Come learn about Canadian systems and prepare for the Canadian Citizenship test in our semi-monthly classes. Monthly themed topics are based on chapters in Discover Canada - the Canadian citizenship test preparation book...

Night Owls

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Join us for an assortment of bedtime stories and rhymes for the whole family. Audience: families of all ages Maximum: 25 people Dates: Thursdays, June 7 to August 23 ...

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Friday Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(unparented) Fantastic stories every Friday morning! Audience: ages 4 to 6 Maximum: 15 people Dates: Fridays, July 6 to August 24 ...

Crafty Kids

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
The best crafts of the summer! Drop in any time during the program before 3:30 pm, complete a one-of-a-kind craft, and leave when you’re done. Audience: ages 7 to 12 Maximum: 20 children Dates: Fridays, July 6 to August 24 ...

Anime and Manga Club

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Children, Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs, Movies
Description:
Are you an anime and manga fan? Read the manga and then join us in watching the anime and discussing what you liked and didn't like. E-mail mmeyer@gppl.ca to find out this month’s anime. Audience: ages 10 to 16 Maximum: 15 people   ...

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Crafty Kids Jr.

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
(unparented) Join us for a craft program for preschoolers on Saturday mornings this summer! You bring the enthusiasm, and we’ll bring the paper and glue! Audience: ages 4 to 6 Maximum: 15 young crafters Dates: Saturdays, July 7 to August 25 ...

Musical Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Enjoy interacting with your little ones in this fun-filled program with songs, musical activities, and stories. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 9 months to 2 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: July 2 to August 25 ...

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Exam Proctoring

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Description:
The Grande Prairie Public Library offers an exam proctoring service for written and online exams. The guidelines for the Library's service are as follows: Exam Times Mondays at 10:00 am Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Exams are proctored in 3 hour (max...

Life Sized Candyland

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Description:
Come enjoy the fun and nostalgia of a life sized version of Candyland at GPPL. Participants can come when they can and leave when they finish. Last entry is 7:30 pm) Audience: Families of all ages Maximum: 30 people ...
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
This session will cover how to: How to start browsing the Internet How to go to a website Basic internet safety Prerequisite: the skills taught in Computer Basics & Beyond the Basics ...

Meditation @ GPPL

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Adults
Description:
Sahaja meditation group offers free meditation classes for everyone who desires to find his or her true self, which is full of peace, joy of life and love for others. This practice helps to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, thus providing a phy...

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Tales for Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Children and their adults can come enjoy a story time complete with rhymes and fingerplays. Audience: ages 2 to 3 and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: Tuesdays, July 3 to August 21 ...

Tip-Top Tuesdays

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Description:
Ready for your best summer ever? Join us for great books and different activities every Tuesday to keep your summer in tip-top shape. Audience: ages 10 to 12 Maximum: 20 people Dates: Tuesdays, July 3 to August 21 ...
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: All Ages, Adults
Program Type: Movies
Description:
The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.  Rated: PG-13. Back on the Big Screen shows popular movies the da...

Knitters Circle

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Reading Lounge
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Join the Knitters' Circle and spend an evening working on your latest project with other knitters or crocheters.  Don't have a project started yet? Bring your knitting needles or crochet hooks and some yarn and start something new.  Everyon...

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Conversational Coffee Club

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Description:
Looking for ways to make new connections? Come share your thoughts over a cup of coffee. Bring your own healthy snacks. This program is for people with disabilities. Presented with Centerpoint Facilitation. No registration required ...

Musical Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Enjoy interacting with your little ones in this fun-filled program with songs, musical activities, and stories. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 9 months to 2 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: July 2 to August 25 ...

Exam Proctoring

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Description:
The Grande Prairie Public Library offers an exam proctoring service for written and online exams. The guidelines for the Library's service are as follows: Exam Times Mondays at 10:00 am Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Exams are proctored in 3 hour (max...

Baby Rhyme Thyme

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Bond with your baby over finger plays, rhymes, songs, and stories, all designed to stimulate early literacy and social development. Audience: pre-walking babies and caregivers Maximum: 15 babes-in-arms Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to ...

Pocket Gaming

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Description:
Bring your favourite gaming device and join in the fun! Up to 4 children may use the library iPads, which can play Minecraft. Audience: ages 9 to 12 Maximum: 15 children (up to 4 may use the Library’s iPads) Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to August...

Family Game Night

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Description:
Drop-in board games for the entire family, all summer long. Audience: all ages Maximum: 25 people Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to August 22 ...

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Keepsake Quilters

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
A quilting club is a great way to start or finish that project you have been working on!  Meeting every Thursday of each month, get together with fellow quilters and enjoy the comfort of friends while you sew.  Please bring your own supplie...

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Rhymes, stories, and songs abound in this parented program! Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 18 months to 3 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Summer Shenanigans

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Description:
Stories and activities all summer long! Audience: ages 7 to 9 Maximum: 20 children Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Tell Me Why

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(unparented) Come learn about the world around you! This interactive story time will help kids learn about animals, nature, food, and so much more. Audience: ages 3 to 5 Maximum: 12 people Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Teen Summer Hangout

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Description:
It's all fun and games this summer with our Teen Summer Hangout programs! Come hang out, play some games, or make some cool crafts to help beat the summer heat. Each week will be a different activity. Audience: ages 12 to 18. Maximum 20 teens ...

Night Owls

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Join us for an assortment of bedtime stories and rhymes for the whole family. Audience: families of all ages Maximum: 25 people Dates: Thursdays, June 7 to August 23 ...

Friday, August 17th, 2018

Friday Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(unparented) Fantastic stories every Friday morning! Audience: ages 4 to 6 Maximum: 15 people Dates: Fridays, July 6 to August 24 ...

Crafty Kids

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
The best crafts of the summer! Drop in any time during the program before 3:30 pm, complete a one-of-a-kind craft, and leave when you’re done. Audience: ages 7 to 12 Maximum: 20 children Dates: Fridays, July 6 to August 24 ...

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Crafty Kids Jr.

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
(unparented) Join us for a craft program for preschoolers on Saturday mornings this summer! You bring the enthusiasm, and we’ll bring the paper and glue! Audience: ages 4 to 6 Maximum: 15 young crafters Dates: Saturdays, July 7 to August 25 ...

Musical Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Enjoy interacting with your little ones in this fun-filled program with songs, musical activities, and stories. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 9 months to 2 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: July 2 to August 25 ...
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Movies
Description:
A young driver, Speed Racer, aspires to be champion of the racing world with the help of his family and his high-tech Mach 5 automobile. Rated: PG Audience: Families of all ages Maximum: 50 people ...

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Exam Proctoring

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Description:
The Grande Prairie Public Library offers an exam proctoring service for written and online exams. The guidelines for the Library's service are as follows: Exam Times Mondays at 10:00 am Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Exams are proctored in 3 hour (max...

Wiggle Waggle Fun

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Children and their accompanying grown-up can wiggle away with stories, dance, songs, and musical instruments. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 2.5 to 6 and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: Mondays, July 2 to August 20 ...

Musical Tots

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Enjoy interacting with your little ones in this fun-filled program with songs, musical activities, and stories. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 9 months to 2 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: July 2 to August 25 ...
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Description:
This session will cover how to: Sign up for an email account Send emails Organize emails Prerequisite: the skills taught in the previous 3 components Computer Basics, Beyond the Basics & Internet Basics ...

Meditation @ GPPL

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Adults
Description:
Sahaja meditation group offers free meditation classes for everyone who desires to find his or her true self, which is full of peace, joy of life and love for others. This practice helps to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, thus providing a phy...

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Tales for Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Children and their adults can come enjoy a story time complete with rhymes and fingerplays. Audience: ages 2 to 3 and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: Tuesdays, July 3 to August 21 ...

Tip-Top Tuesdays

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Description:
Ready for your best summer ever? Join us for great books and different activities every Tuesday to keep your summer in tip-top shape. Audience: ages 10 to 12 Maximum: 20 people Dates: Tuesdays, July 3 to August 21 ...

Afternoon Book Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Description:
Can’t wait to share your thoughts on your latest read? Interested in meeting others who share your love of reading? Come join us for a monthly book club with CNIB. Each month we will discuss a novel chosen from a variety of genres, with an emphasi...

Knitters Circle

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Reading Lounge
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Join the Knitters' Circle and spend an evening working on your latest project with other knitters or crocheters.  Don't have a project started yet? Bring your knitting needles or crochet hooks and some yarn and start something new.  Everyon...

Swan City Writers

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Languages
Description:
Aspiring or published, all are welcome to join this group of people who love to write.  Swan City Writers meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month.  For more information, call Marci @ 780-357-7464. ...

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

Conversational Coffee Club

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Description:
Looking for ways to make new connections? Come share your thoughts over a cup of coffee. Bring your own healthy snacks. This program is for people with disabilities. Presented with Centerpoint Facilitation. No registration required ...

Musical Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Enjoy interacting with your little ones in this fun-filled program with songs, musical activities, and stories. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 9 months to 2 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: July 2 to August 25 ...

Exam Proctoring

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
The Grande Prairie Public Library offers an exam proctoring service for written and online exams. The guidelines for the Library's service are as follows: Exam Times Mondays at 10:00 am Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Exams are proctored in 3 hour (max...

Baby Rhyme Thyme

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Bond with your baby over finger plays, rhymes, songs, and stories, all designed to stimulate early literacy and social development. Audience: pre-walking babies and caregivers Maximum: 15 babes-in-arms Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to ...
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Languages
Description:
Come have fun and practice your French at GPPL this summer! Join us for some exciting activities! Audience: ages 7 to 12 with ability to speak and understand French Maximum: 20 people Dates: Wednesdays, July 18 and August 22 ...

Pocket Gaming

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Description:
Bring your favourite gaming device and join in the fun! Up to 4 children may use the library iPads, which can play Minecraft. Audience: ages 9 to 12 Maximum: 15 children (up to 4 may use the Library’s iPads) Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to August...
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Want to read on your smartphone or tablet? Learn how to download eBooks and audiobooks using the Libby (by OverDrive) and cloudLibrary apps.  This class will cover how to download the app, sign in, and get books.  Registration required...

Family Game Night

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Gaming
Description:
Drop-in board games for the entire family, all summer long. Audience: all ages Maximum: 25 people Dates: Wednesdays, July 4 to August 22 ...

Small Talks, Big Ideas

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Lectures
Description:
Need some mental stimulation? Come watch some short, powerful TED Talks at GPPL and participate in a group discussion. Expand your mind and share your thoughts! Feel free to bring your own snacks. This month's topics include: Three myths abo...

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Keepsake Quilters

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
A quilting club is a great way to start or finish that project you have been working on!  Meeting every Thursday of each month, get together with fellow quilters and enjoy the comfort of friends while you sew.  Please bring your own supplie...

Mother Goose on the Loose

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Rhymes, stories, and songs abound in this parented program! Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 18 months to 3 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Summer Shenanigans

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Description:
Stories and activities all summer long! Audience: ages 7 to 9 Maximum: 20 children Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Tell Me Why

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(unparented) Come learn about the world around you! This interactive story time will help kids learn about animals, nature, food, and so much more. Audience: ages 3 to 5 Maximum: 12 people Dates: Thursdays, July 5 to August 23 ...

Teen Summer Hangout

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Description:
It's all fun and games this summer with our Teen Summer Hangout programs! Come hang out, play some games, or make some cool crafts to help beat the summer heat. Each week will be a different activity. Audience: ages 12 to 18. Maximum 20 teens ...

Night Owls

7:00pm - 7:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Join us for an assortment of bedtime stories and rhymes for the whole family. Audience: families of all ages Maximum: 25 people Dates: Thursdays, June 7 to August 23 ...

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Motion & Mobility

10:30am - 11:30am
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Lectures, Special Guests
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Description:
A gentle fit class aimed at improving general fitness, joint mobility, and strength.  Designed for the older adult or the new to fitness participant.  A great environment to enjoy fluid movement of the body. Register online or call 780-3...

Friday Storytime

10:30am - 11:15am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(unparented) Fantastic stories every Friday morning! Audience: ages 4 to 6 Maximum: 15 people Dates: Fridays, July 6 to August 24 ...

Crafty Kids

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
The best crafts of the summer! Drop in any time during the program before 3:30 pm, complete a one-of-a-kind craft, and leave when you’re done. Audience: ages 7 to 12 Maximum: 20 children Dates: Fridays, July 6 to August 24 ...

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Join GPPL and the Friendship Centre as we create traditional plains moccasins.  Supply cost is $40 and can be paid when you register at the information desk.  ...

Crafty Kids Jr.

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
(unparented) Join us for a craft program for preschoolers on Saturday mornings this summer! You bring the enthusiasm, and we’ll bring the paper and glue! Audience: ages 4 to 6 Maximum: 15 young crafters Dates: Saturdays, July 7 to August 25 ...

Musical Tots

10:30am - 11:00am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Linda Smith Story Room
Ages: Babies & Toddlers
Program Type: Storytimes
Description:
(parented) Enjoy interacting with your little ones in this fun-filled program with songs, musical activities, and stories. Siblings are welcome. Audience: ages 9 months to 2 years and caregivers Maximum: 25 people Dates: July 2 to August 25 ...

End of Summer Party

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Gaming
Description:
It's the end of summer party for the ages 7 to 12 Boardom Busters summer reading game featuring games, pizza, and lots of fun!! Children who have met the reading requirements to attend the party will receive their invitations at their next check-in. ...

Origami Hour

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
 Create an awesome origami sculpture and enjoy the art of paper folding. Audience: ages 8 to 12 Maximum: 12 people ...

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Lego Club

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Sky Story Room
Ages: Children
Description:
Are you a Master Builder? Put your skills to the test as you race to complete the challenge or build your own dream. Audience: ages 6 to 12 Maximum: 15 people Dates: Sundays, July 29 and August 26 ...

Monday, August 27th, 2018

Exam Proctoring

10:00am - 1:00pm
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Registration Required
Description:
The Grande Prairie Public Library offers an exam proctoring service for written and online exams. The guidelines for the Library's service are as follows: Exam Times Mondays at 10:00 am Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Exams are proctored in 3 hour (max...

Meditation @ GPPL

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Adults
Description:
Sahaja meditation group offers free meditation classes for everyone who desires to find his or her true self, which is full of peace, joy of life and love for others. This practice helps to relieve stress, anxiety and depression, thus providing a phy...

Songwriter's Circle

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Music
Description:
Whether you're new and want to learn more about the songwriting process or a seasoned songwriter looking to get feedback, the Songwriter's Circle is a great Library program that encourages camaraderie, feedback, and collaboration.   For more inf...

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Knitters Circle

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Reading Lounge
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
Join the Knitters' Circle and spend an evening working on your latest project with other knitters or crocheters.  Don't have a project started yet? Bring your knitting needles or crochet hooks and some yarn and start something new.  Everyon...
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Ages: All Ages
Program Type: Lectures
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Description:
Why should we care about our headwaters? A presentation by CPAWS Northern Alberta on the conservation issues in the Grande Prairie area, on the importance of the headwaters of the Peace and Athabasca rivers, their role in climate change, mitigatio...

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Conversational Coffee Club

10:30am - 11:30am
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Gaming
Description:
Looking for ways to make new connections? Come share your thoughts over a cup of coffee. Bring your own healthy snacks. This program is for people with disabilities. Presented with Centerpoint Facilitation. No registration required ...

Exam Proctoring

1:00pm - 4:00pm
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Training Room
Registration Required
Description:
The Grande Prairie Public Library offers an exam proctoring service for written and online exams. The guidelines for the Library's service are as follows: Exam Times Mondays at 10:00 am Wednesdays at 1:00 pm Exams are proctored in 3 hour (max...

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Keepsake Quilters

10:00am - 5:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Rotary Community Room
Ages: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Description:
A quilting club is a great way to start or finish that project you have been working on!  Meeting every Thursday of each month, get together with fellow quilters and enjoy the comfort of friends while you sew.  Please bring your own supplie...
Required
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Description:
Turn rocks into a cool cactus garden for your room! All materials will be provided. ...

Friday, August 31st, 2018

Teen Summer Movie

2:30pm - 5:00pm
Branch: Grande Prairie Public Library
Room: Willie Janssen Discovery Room
Ages: Teens
Program Type: Movies
Description:
Enjoy the last few days of summer with a movie! We will be showing Ready Player One. Rated PG-13. Audience: ages 12 to 18. ...