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

Library Café
Monday, January  2, 2017  till Monday, June  26, 2017  10:15  a.m. - 11:30  a.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! Click on the title for more information.


Meditation Mondays
Monday, January  2, 2017  till Monday, June  26, 2017  12:00  p.m. - 1:00  p.m.
Stressed? Anxious? Worried? Meditations Mondays might be the answer. These sessions combine guided meditation along with practical information to start or deepen a regular meditation practice. Offered every Monday. Click on the title for more information.


Adult Colouring Club
Tuesday, January  3, 2017  till Tuesday, June  27, 2017  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


Makerhours (Thursday evening)
Thursday, January  5, 2017  till Thursday, June  29, 2017  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 space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn. Our Makerspace provides free equipment and a work area for everyone.


Makerhours (Saturday)
Saturday, January  7, 2017  till Saturday, June  24, 2017  10:00  p.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.


Makerhours (Sunday morning)
Sunday, January  8, 2017  till Sunday, June  25, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 1:00  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library Makerspace is open to the public on Sunday mornings. The Makerspace is a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) space where you can create, craft, build, experiment and learn.


Knifty Knitters
Sunday, January  8, 2017  till Sunday, June  25, 2017  1:30  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Are you looking for fellow knitters who share your love of knitting? Join our drop in knitting group. All are welcome!


Spanish Table
Thursday, January  19, 2017  till Thursday, May  25, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for Spanish Table. No need to register, all levels are welcome.


French Discussion Group
Sunday, February  12, 2017  till Sunday, May  28, 2017  11:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join our French Discussion Group every Sunday from 11:00am to 12:00pm. Registration is required. Click on the title for more information.


Homework Zone
Wednesday, March  1, 2017  till Thursday, March  30, 2017  3:30  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Drop by the Makerspace from 3:30pm to 5:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for a dedicated space to do your homework. Click title for more information.


Seed Library
Tuesday, March  14, 2017  till Sunday, October  1, 2017  during library open hours
Get growing with seeds from our seed library! Click on the title for more information.


AIDS NB How to talk to your kids about sex
Thursday, March  30, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
The Fredericton Public Library is hosting a program about how to talk to your kids about sex, in collaboration with AIDS NB. Click on the title for more information.


English Table
Friday, March  31, 2017  12:30  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Join us on March 31st at 12:30 pm for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting.


Family Games Day
Saturday, April  1, 2017  1:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on the first Saturday of each month to play some games, have some refreshments and reconnect!


Book Launch - Karolyn Smardz Frost
Saturday, April  1, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join author Karolyn Smardz Frost on Saturday, April 1st at 2:00pm for a discussion around her book "Steal Away Home". Click title for more information.


Art Gallery Reception - Anshu Pathak
Saturday, April  1, 2017  till Saturday, April  29, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Join us on April 8th at 2:00pm for the reception of the exhibition entitled "Colours". Click title for more information.


Homework Zone
Wednesday, April  5, 2017  till Thursday, April  27, 2017  3:30  p.m. - 5:00  p.m.
Drop by the Makerspace from 3:30pm to 5:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for a dedicated space to do your homework. Click title for more information.


Wedding Music 101
Wednesday, April  5, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on April 5th at 7:00pm for a Wedding Planning Q&A Presentation. Click title for more information.


French Table
Thursday, April  6, 2017  till Thursday, May  25, 2017  5:30  p.m. - 7:00  p.m.
Join us every Thursday evening in April and May from 5:30pm until 7:00pm for French Table. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Thursday evening
Thursday, April  6, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on April 6th to discuss "The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian" by Sherman Alexie. Click title for more information.


Write the Winning Proposal - Learnsphere
Tuesday, April  11, 2017  9:00  a.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us on Tuesday, April 11th at 9:00am until 4:00pm for a workshop, organized by LearnSphere, entitled "Write the Winning Proposal". This workshop is $70/participant (includes lunch & HST). Click on the title for more information.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, April  12, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on April 12th to discuss "The lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch. Click title for more information.


Vimy Illustrated - A History of Rare Museum Pieces
Wednesday, April  12, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join curator of history and technology at New Brunswick Museum, Gary Hughes, on April 12th at 7:00pm for a presentation entitled Vimy Illustrated: A history of Rare Museum Pieces. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, April  18, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on April 18th to discuss "The pearl that broke its shell" by Nadia Hashimi. Click title for more information.


Imprint Youth Association Drop-In
Wednesday, April  19, 2017  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Imprint Youth Association Drop-in will be on April 19th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Art Gallery. Click on the title for more information.


Reel Canada Film - The F Word
Wednesday, April  19, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
On National Canadian Film Day (April 19th), the Fredericton Public Library, in collaboration with Reel Canada, will be screening the F word. Click on title for more information.


Storytelling
Wednesday, April  19, 2017  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 on April 19th. Click on the title for more information.


Teen Maker Bots
Saturday, April  22, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us for an introduction to coding using robots for teens starting on April 22nd at 2:00pm. Click title for more information.


Screening of Mohawk Girls
Saturday, April  22, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:30  p.m.
Join us on April 22nd at 2:00pm for a showing of the movie Mohawk Girls. Click on title for more information.


Retro Gaming
Wednesday, April  26, 2017  6:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on April 26th from 6:00pm until 8:00pm to beat the classic games of the 80's and 90's. Must be 13 or older. Click title for more information.


Bad Art Night
Wednesday, April  26, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on April 26th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm for a Bad Art Night for teens. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Foster Parents Informations session
Thursday, April  27, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:30  p.m.
Join us on April 27th at 7:00pm for a Foster Parents Information Session with the Department of Social Development. Click on the title for more information.


English Table
Friday, April  28, 2017  12:30  p.m. - 2:30  p.m.
Join us on April 28th at 12:30 pm for English Table. Practice conversational English in a relaxed group setting.


Teen Maker Bots
Saturday, April  29, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us for an introduction to coding using robots for teens. The second session will be on April 29th at 2:00pm. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Makerspace Craft - Mini Clay Pot
Sunday, April  30, 2017  10:00  a.m. - 12:00  p.m.
Join us on the last Sunday of the month at 10:00am for a special craft in our Makerspace. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Thursday evening
Thursday, May  4, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on May 4th to discuss "The Town That Drowned" by Riel Nason. Click title for more information.


Teen Maker Bots
Saturday, May  6, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us for an introduction to coding using robots for teens. The third session will be May 6th at 2:00pm. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Wednesday evening
Wednesday, May  10, 2017  7:00  p.m. - 8:00  p.m.
Join us on May 10th to discuss "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer. Click title for more information.


Teen Maker Bots
Saturday, May  13, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us for an introduction to coding using robots for teens. The fourth session will be on May 13th at 2:00pm. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Book Club - Tuesday afternoon
Tuesday, May  16, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on May 16th to discuss "The Girl Who Was Saturday Night" by Heather O'Neill. Click title for more information.


Teen Maker Bots
Saturday, May  20, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 4:00  p.m.
Join us for an introduction to coding using robots for teens. The last session will be on May 20th at 2:00pm. Registration required. Click title for more information.


Teen Book Club - Saturday
Saturday, May  27, 2017  2:00  p.m. - 3:00  p.m.
Join us on May 27th at 2:00pm to discuss "Slam" by Nick Hornby. Participants must be 13 or older. Click title for more information.


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.
  • Room rentals are available – please contact us by telephone at 460-2812or by email for rental information.

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.