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  • Mondays, Apr 15, 2024 - Apr 29, 2024
    5:15pm
    30 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Do you have children ages 5-8?  Would you like them to read more?  Then join our weekly Reading Buddies program.   Each child will be paired with a teen volunteer for fun and interactive read aloud sessions.  Together they will share the joys of reading in a friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic environment.  Registration required.    

  • Night Owls Book Club

    Thursday Apr 18, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    New to independent reading?

    Join our family book club and discover great reading suggestions to get you started and keep you going. 

    We will share favorites, listen to read-alouds and participate in book-related art activities.

    For kids ages 6-8 and their adult reading partner.

  • Thursday Apr 18, 2024 at 6:30pm
    60 minutes

    Wear your pajamas and bring your favourite teddy or stuffed animal friend for a special storytime and craft. Leave your stuffie for a sleepover and discover the fun things they get up to overnight! All ages welcome. Registration required.

  • 2 kids sitting under a tree, silhouette with vibrant sky

    Tuesdays, Apr 23, 2024 - May 21, 2024
    4:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Join us as we kickoff the 2023-2024 RP Rebel Readers Bookclub at Rockcliffe Park.  For the first meeting our book is "Children of the Fox" by Kevin Sands.

    Click here to place a hold for Children of the Fox for the physical book, eBook or audiobook.

    This bookclub is for kids ages 9-12 and will be in English.  Registration is required as space is limited.

    For our first meeting on 26 Sept at 4:00PM, bring at least one suggestion of a book to suggest to the group to read.  We will create our list of books for the remaining meetings.  

    We will meet once a month, on a Tuesday from 4-5PM on these dates:  You can click the link on the book titles below to place a hold.

    26 Sept, 2023

    24 Oct, 2023

    28 Nov, 2023

    19  Dec, 2023

    23 Jan, 2024 : The School of Good and Evil - book 1

    20 Feb, 2024 : The Land of Stories - The Wishing Spell - book 1

    26 Mar, 2024 : Keeper of Lost Cities - book 1

    23 April, 2024: The Revenge of Magic - book 1

    21 May, 2024 :The Blackthorn Key - book 1

    June date to be determined

  • Thursday Apr 25, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    In honour of our earth, let's do some green-minded crafting.  We will read a storybook, sing a song and recycle and re-purpose old CDs into beautiful suncatchers. 

    Ages 6+. Please register online. 

     

  • Tuesday Apr 30, 2024 at 6:30pm
    45 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Parent at and Child Book Club

    Share the love of reading! This new book club is for kids 10-12 and a parent or guardian. Share a book together and then join for fun and a book chat. The first book will be kept at the information desk in the kids’ section for you to pick up and read prior to the first book club meeting.

    We will meet monthly on Tuesday at 6:30 (45 minutes)

    One registration per family.

    January 30th Smile by Raina Telgemeier

    February 27th The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

    March 26th   Restart by Gordon Korman

    April 30th  The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

  • Wednesday May 01, 2024 at 1:30pm
     minutes

    What if Earth had a beating heart that powered everything on the planet? In a way, the Global Ocean is like Earth’s heart.  

    Using this powerful premise and the principles of ocean literacy, award-winning author Rochelle Strauss builds students’ understanding of the global ocean’s influence on us, and our influence on the ocean.  

    Through this dynamic, engaging and interactive presentation, students will dive into the global ocean to discover that while Earth is home to five distinct oceans, these oceans are actually connected to form one global ocean and this one ocean sustains all life on Earth. The presentation will highlight the important roles the global ocean plays in supporting all life on Earth, such as regulating Earth’s climate, controlling weather, providing habitat, and as a source of food for many animals on the planet (including people).  

    But the global ocean is in trouble, with many human activities having a huge impact on the global ocean.  Students will explore how pollution, overfishing, acidification, habitat destruction, warming water and rising sea levels are all affecting the health of the global ocean.  

    Through stories called Ripples of Change, Rochelle will share that the news isn’t all bad. By showcasing leading ocean conservation initiatives and other good news stories from around the world, Rochelle will demonstrate the actions people and organizations are taking to protect the global ocean.  

    The final, and perhaps most impactful and dramatic moment of the presentation comes with an interactive activity that engages the full audience and which clearly demonstrates to each student the power of just one person to make a change. This activity leaves students feeling empowered and inspired. It will also build their capacity for making informed and responsible decisions when it comes to protecting the Earth’s global ocean. 

  • Saturday May 04, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Ages 6 - 12 years old (we will have crafts for younger siblings too).

    Learn to speak Wookie (or Wookie sounds): make your own loyal Droid Cubecraft; test a saber in dual circle; complete a scavenger hunt; learn the planets in the Star Wars universe; fly your plane through the death star and knock down some Stormtroopers. For the younger ones: make a Chewbacca puppet and a yoda or lei bun headband. Origami Yoda awaits you! (yes, we have to say it: May the 4th be with you!). 

    Please register. 

  • 3 children reading and one child browsing the bookshelf

    Thursdays, May 09, 2024 - Jun 13, 2024
    6:30pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    This club meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month. (Due to March Break, the meeting will be pushed to March 21st.)

    Come share the enjoyment of reading books with other kids ages 9-12!

    Each meeting we will have a book battle to choose the book we will be reading that month. 

    Registration required (up to 8 participants). 

  • Night Owls Book Club

    Thursdays, May 16, 2024 - Jun 20, 2024
    6:00pm
    60 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Registration opens on Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:00am

    New to independent reading?

    Join our family book club and discover great reading suggestions to get you started and keep you going. 

    We will share favorites, listen to read-alouds and participate in book-related art activities.

    For kids ages 6-8 and their adult reading partner.