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  • Tuesdays, Feb 27, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
    6:30pm
    45 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    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

  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

    Wednesday Feb 28, 2024 at 2:00pm
    45 minutes

    A school readiness program for children 3–4 years old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2024, and their adult co-learner.

    Stories and child-centered learning stations with a focus on the foundational concepts of letter recognition, numeracy, colors, shapes, measurement, rhyming, and retelling.

  • Dickinson Discovery Club, Let's Talk Science

    Thursday Feb 29, 2024 at 6:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Tinkering, Coding, Creating, Experimenting and Designing.

    Come get excited about STEM with us.

    For thinkers ages 6-8 years and their adult co-learner.

    A program in partnership with the University of Ottawa's Let's Talk Science Program.

  • Happy Cat: Peaceful Playful Crafting

    Friday Mar 01, 2024 at 3:30pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Happy Cat: Peaceful, Playful Crafting

    For those looking for a quiet creative outlet to unleash their imaginations.

    Welcoming creators ages 6-9.

    All materials provided.

  • Saturdays, Mar 02, 2024 - Mar 30, 2024
    2:30pm
    60 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Join us for a high energy, interactive musical Storytime that engages your child with gross motor skills and early literacy fun using books, songs, music, dance and musical instruments.  This program is for children 3 to 5 years accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  

    Registration required (you will be registered for all three March dates). 

  • Bedtime Math

    Thursday Mar 07, 2024 at 6:00pm
    45 minutes

    An evening family storytime program that encourages mathematical thinking through playful learning and hands-on activites.

    Engage, Encourage and Grow Together.

    For young thinkers ages 3-6 and their adult co-learner.

  • Saturday Mar 09, 2024 at 1:30pm
    60 minutes

    Let's celebrate Robert Munsch's classic children's book "The Paper Bag Princess". We will re-tell the story in your words, play a royal game and create crafts inspired by the story! Don't forget to dress up as Princess Elizabeth, or your favourite prince, princess or dragon!  Ages 4 and up.

  • children jumping through a book

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:00am
    60 minutes

    We're on the move. VROOM, VROOM. Registration required. Ages 4-8.

    We will be exploring travel through stories, activities and a craft.

    Vroum vroum, c'est un départ! Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 8 ans.

    Nous allons explorer le thème du voyage avec des histoires, des activités et un bricolage.

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Come join award-winning author & illustrator Rob Justus for a goofy character draw-along. Rob will highlight some of his work, but more importantly give a quick tutorial on some of the basics of drawing and creating fun-loving characters. These workshops are for any level of budding artists. Registration Required. Ages 8-12. 

  • Children walking into a book.

    Monday Mar 11, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    In this mask-making workshop facilitated by Ottawa Art Therapy Inc, participants will take a creative journey to express and uncover the layers of their true self, what is important to them, and the parts of their world where they find connection. The participants will be working with a variety of materials, allowing a multi-media approach to their process. This dynamic workshop offers not only artistic fulfillment but also a deeper understanding of who they are and a time to tap into their inner artist and connect with others on a similar journey. Ages 7-12.