New Brunswick Public Libraries

Fredericton Public Library 12 Carleton St.
Fredericton, N.B.
E3B 5P4
Tel:  (506) 460-2800
Fax: (506) 460-2801
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Annual Opening Hours


Monday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Tuesday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Wednesday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Thursday: 10:00  a.m. - 9:00  p.m.

Friday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Saturday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.

Sunday: 10:00  a.m. - 5:00  p.m.


Activities and events

Knifty Knitters: Sundays at 1:30pm
Monday, May  2, 2016  till Friday, December  30, 2016  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join our drop in knitting group. All are welcome!


English Table
Friday, October  21, 2016  till Friday, December  30, 2016  12:30  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Join us every Friday afternoon at 12:30 pm for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, October  24, 2016  till Monday, December  12, 2016  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer to your problem. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday.


Library Café
Monday, October  24, 2016  till Monday, December  26, 2016  10:15  a.m. - 11:30  p.m.
An interesting book, a nice view and a good coffee. These are the only three things you need to start your week with a smile!


Spanish Table
Thursday, October  27, 2016  till Thursday, December  22, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on Thursdays evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome.


Makerhours (Thursday evenings)
Thursday, October  27, 2016  till Thursday, December  29, 2016  5:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library Makerspace is open to the public on Thursday evenings. The Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn.


Makerhours (Sundays mornings)
Sunday, October  30, 2016  till Sunday, December  18, 2016  10:00  a.m. - 1:00  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library Makerspace is open to the public on Saturdays. The Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn. Click title for more information.


Makerhours (Saturdays)
Saturday, November  5, 2016  till Saturday, December  31, 2016  10:00  a.m. - 4:00  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library Makerspace is open to the public on Saturdays. The Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn. Click title for more information.


Adult Colouring Club
Tuesday, November  22, 2016  till Tuesday, December  20, 2016  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Take a break from your busy schedule and drop by the library every Tuesday afternoon for our Adult Colouring Club


Screening of
Saturday, December  10, 2016  1:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on December 10th at 1:00pm for a showing of the movie "French Immersion". Click on title for more information


Saint John String Quartet Concert
Saturday, December  10, 2016  10:30  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Hear the talented musicians in the Saint John String Quartet perform Winter Wonders at the Fredericton Public Library on December 10th at 10:30am.


Crafting Ornaments - Mason Jar Wreaths
Sunday, December  11, 2016  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join us on December 11th in the Makerspace from 10:00am until 12:00pm for some Christmas crafts. Click title for more information.


Holiday Family Pictures
Sunday, December  11, 2016  10:00  a.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Drop in on Sunday December 11th from 10:00am - 4:00pm to get a fun holiday family picture taken in front of our green screen. Click on the title for more information,


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, December  13, 2016  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on December 13th to discuss "Medicine Walk" by Richard Wagamese. Click title for more information.


Hawksley Workman Reads to Children
Tuesday, December  13, 2016  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Canadian musician and author, Hawksley Workman, will be stopping by the Fredericton Public Library to read from his recently published children's book, Almost a Full Moon.


Screening of Mixed Nuts
Wednesday, December  14, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Join us on December 14th at 7:00pm for a showing of Mixed Nuts. Click on title for more information.


Storytelling
Wednesday, December  14, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
If you have a ballad, a tale, a yarn, or a story to share, we would love it hear it on the third Wednesday of the month. Next session is December 14th. Click title for more information


Upcycling Workshop
Wednesday, December  14, 2016  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Drop in on December 14th at 6:00pm for an Upcycling Workshop. Use paper to create amazing paper beads. Click on the title for more information.


Art Exhibit Opening - Bruce Newman
Thursday, December  15, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
The Opening for Bruce Newman's art exhibit is on December 15th at 7:00pm. His artwork will be displayed in the library's Art Gallery between December 2nd and January 20th.


Holiday Open House
Saturday, December  17, 2016  11:00  a.m. - 2:00  p.m.
Join us on December 17th for a fun filled celebration in partnership with Downtown Fredericton. Click title for more information.


Holiday Open House
Saturday, December  17, 2016  11:00  a.m. - 2:00  p.m.
Families are invited to join us for a fun filled Holiday Open House in partnership with Downtown Fredericton, Inc.


Movie Week at the Library
Sunday, December  18, 2016  till Thursday, December  22, 2016  10:30  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join us for a week of family movies on the 100 inch big screen! Click on the title for more information.


Crafting Ornaments - Wire Star
Sunday, December  18, 2016  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join us on December 18th in the Makerspace from 10:00am until 12:00pm for Christmas crafts. Click on title for more information.


Screening of Little Women
Wednesday, December  21, 2016  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Join us on December 21st at 7:00pm for a showing of Little Women. Click on title for more information.


Family Ukulele Jam
Thursday, December  22, 2016  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.
Calling all ukulele player of all skill levels. Join us for a holiday uke jam. Click on the title for more information.


Holiday Uke Jam
Thursday, December  22, 2016  6:30  p.m. - 7:30  p.m.
We're welcoming enthusiastic ukulele players of all skill levels for a hip holiday-themed jam session on December 22nd!


Upcoming activities and events for all New Brunswick public libraries.


Staff

Library Director - Julia Stewart
Head of Reference Services - Stephanie Furrow
Acting Head of Young Adult and Adult Services  - Erin Smith
Head of Children’s Services  - Nancy Edgar
Circulation Supervisor - Sheila Grondin-Lyons
Acting Circulation Supervisor - Josiane Jolin


Parking

There are 130 metered spaces on the street and behind City Hall. Parking is free after 5pm and on Saturdays.


About the Library:

Get your choice of the best books, magazines, newspapers, CDs or DVDs. We’ve got something for all ages! Search our collection thanks to our provincial catalogue. Find answers to your questions with the latest information.

We will help you with research for a special project; retrieve reliable health information and more. Start now, ask a question, check out our online Databases or browse our Recommended Websites.

There’s more to a library than books! We have activities for everyone. Use our public computers to surf the net, catch up on the news, write your resume, or tap into our online Databases and our Recommended Websites. The virtual branch of the New Brunswick Public Library Service, Electronic Library New Brunswick, is available 24 hours a day for eBook and audiobook downloads.

Ask for what you want to read. Just because something isn’t on your local library’s shelves doesn’t mean you can’t read it! Stop by, place a hold in our online catalogue, or give us a call to request an item and we’ll deliver it to the most convenient library for you.

Drop in... you’ll feel right at home!

Library Highlights:

  • We are the capital city’s main public library.
  • We are the Resource Centre for York Region, providing support to the other libraries in the region.
  • We have over 150,000 books, magazines, newspapers, documents, CDs, DVDs, and videos.
  • Our modern, well-equipped computer lab is open to the public.
  • We are one of the busiest public libraries in the province with over 700 visitors per day.

Our Special Collections include:

  • A reference-archival collection
  • The Mary Morrison Mayo Folklore Collection
  • The Don Walker military collection

Our History:

  • We opened in 1955, moved to our current location in 1975, underwent a major renovation in 1991 and completed another renovation and expansion project in 2014.
  • We published The History of the Fredericton Public Library in 1994, which is available through our catalogue.

Other public libraries in the City of Fredericton:

For information on other public libraries in the City of Fredericton, please click on the link to the Fredericton Public Library – Nashwaaksis or the Dr. Marguerite Michaud Library.


Accessible Collections & Services


Partners

In New Brunswick, public libraries exist as part of a partnership between the provincial government and participating municipalities. We gratefully acknowledge the contribution of the:

We would also like to acknowledge donations made by local community organizations and businesses. We thank you for your support.