Lethbridge, Alberta

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Main Library: 5th Ave. S. and 8th St. S. | 11am - 5pm

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Festival

Participate in  author readings, discussions, and activities, and shop in a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. There’s plenty to see and do at southern Alberta's biggest literary event!

Directions and Accessibility

Getting to the Festival

The festival is located in downtown Lethbridge, in the parking lot of Lethbridge Public Library’s Main Branch, on the street between the Bowman Arts Centre and the Library (5th Avenue South) and between the Library and McIntyre building (8th Street South).

 

Parking

Parking can be found on the downtown streets surrounding the Library. The Library parking lot is not available for public use during the festival. Parking on 8th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues has been reserved for those with a parking pass for people with disabilities.

 

Mobility Accessibility

If you have a parking pass for people with disabilities for your vehicle, there are designated parking spots on the south end of 8th Street South, between 5th and 6th avenues, just before the entrance to the Library parking lot. There will be a designated drop-off point for accessibility purposes at the parking lot entrance.

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Bathroom Access

Accessible, all-gender bathrooms are available inside the library in the Children’s Department and upper south wing. All outdoor festival bathrooms are all-gender single user.

 

Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Attendees

All events on the Lethbridge Herald and Canadian Heritage Author Stages will be presented with live event captioning (CART). In addition, there will be an ASL translator on the Lethbridge Herald Stage.

Up to six additional ASL-translated sessions are available. If there is a program session anywhere else on the schedule you would like to request, please email us at word@lethlib.ca by Friday, September 6th, 2019.

UPDATE In addition to the Lethbridge Herald Stage, these sessions will also be presented with an ASL (American Sign Language interpreter:

  • 11:15: Natasha Deen, In The Key of Nira Ghani, Teen Zone Stage
  • 12:00: Jenna Butler, Magnetic North, Canadian Heritage Stage
  • 1:00: Audrey Whitson, The Death of Annie the Water Witcher by Lightning, Canadian Heritage Stage
  • 2:00: Susan Forest, Bursts of Fire, Canadian Heritage Stage
  • 3:00: Eileen Book, You Owe Me a Murder, Teen Zone Stage
  • 4:00: Alex Lyttle and Rocky Mountain Book Award Presentation, Kids’ Zone Stage

 

Sensory Support for Families

The sensory story time basket will be available in the Children’s Department for story time programs in Kids’ Corner. If you wish to borrow the wiggle cushions, lap pads, or noise-cancelling headphones for use in the outdoor Kids’ Zone tent, please ask at the Children’s Department desk.

 

If you require additional support or resources that are not covered here, or if you have questions, please contact us at word@lethlib.ca and we’ll do our best to accommodate.