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  • Barrhaven Builders Club

    Friday Apr 26, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Get creative with our Gears, Gears, Gears, Magformers, Keva Planks, Lego, Meccano, K'nex, VEX Robotics and more.

    Drop-in between 2:00 and 5:00pm to build, construct, engineer and design with us.

    Open to ages 5+

  • Fridays, Apr 26, 2024 - Jun 21, 2024
    2:00pm
    90 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    For ages 6-12. Create and build with Lego®! 

    NOTE: This is a stay and play program without staff supervision. 

    Friday, January 26

    Friday, February 2

    Friday, February 16

    Friday, April 26

    Monday, June 3

    Friday, June 21

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    Pour les 6 à 12 ans. Architectes en herbe, à vos Lego® !

    NOTEZ BIEN : Cette activité n’est pas supervisée par le personnel. 

    le vendredi 26 janvier

    le vendredi 2 février 

    le vendredi 16 février 

    le vendredi 26 avril

    le lundi 3 juin

    le vendredi 21 juin

  • Fridays, Apr 26, 2024 - Jun 07, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Looking for something to do on the upcoming PD Days? Our Richmond branch will host you with games, activities, Lego, crafts, toys, etc.   Come and join in the fun and bring a friend!  

    -April 8

    -June 3

    -June 7

  • Saturday Apr 27, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Spend your Saturday investigating the world of S.T.E.M. 

    This month we will be looking at gears and their importance in making machines work,

     Ages 8-12.

    Registration required

  • Lego Blocks

    Saturdays, Apr 27, 2024 - Jun 22, 2024
    2:00pm
    120 minutes

    3 sessions remaining

    Building Boom! Show off your architectural creativity with Lego®!

    Archiboum! Architectes en herbes, à vos Lego®! 

    Saturday, February 17, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 17 février, 2024 - 14 h

    Monday, April 8, 2024 - 2:00 p.m.
    Le lundi 8 avril, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, April 27, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 27 avril, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 18 mai, 2024 - 14 h

    Saturday, June 10, 2024 - 2:00pm
    Le samedi 10 juin, 2024 - 14 h

  • Tuesday Apr 30, 2024 at 6:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a session of Dungeons and Dragons. Beginners and experienced players welcome. Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy role playing game in which your characters explore the world, solve puzzles and fight monsters.​ 

    Ages 8-12. Please register. 

  • 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

  • Wednesdays, May 01, 2024 - May 12, 2024
    10:00am
    660 minutes

    12 sessions remaining

    Drop in during opening hours from  May 1 to May 12 to complete a self-directed scavenger hunt. Ages 3-8.

    Passez nous voir entre le1 mai et le 12 mai  pendant les heures d’ouverture pour participer à une chasse au trésor. Pour les enfants de 3 à 8 ans.

  • Wednesdays, May 01, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024
    10:15am
    45 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Family Storytime

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in.

  • 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.