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  • Builders Club
    Friday Apr 14, 2023 at 3:30pm / until Jun 09, 2023

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

    Drop-in between 3:30 and 5:00pm to build, construct, engineer and design with us. Open to ages 5+

  • Friday Apr 21, 2023 at 4:00pm

    Join us for back to back screenings of two films from the National Film Board (NFB) in honour of Earth Day:

    • What Rhymes with Toxic by Lynn Smith (2021) 5 minutes
    • Sovereign Soil by David Curtis (2019) 1 hour and 31 minutes

    These films have not been rated for age appropriateness. Recommended for ages 14+. 

  • Saturday Apr 22, 2023 at 10:00am

    Calling all Crafters! ​​

    Celebrate Earth Day by bringing in all those art supplies you don't need and swapping them for new ones! Help divert materials from landfill and give them a chance to be used by someone else.​

    Drop off materials at the Children's Information Desk anytime between April 15 and April 21.​​

    Items must be in new or like new condition.​​
    Only arts and craft materials will be accepted​​.
    Must fit into your car​​.

  • Tuesday May 2, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Jun 06, 2023

    Registration opens on Monday, April 17, 2023 - 10:00am

    A fun program of discovery for preschoolers and their adult co-learner. Explore elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through hands-on inquiry-based activities and story. For ages 3-4. 

  • Wednesday May 3, 2023 at 2:00pm / until Jun 07, 2023

    Registration opens on Monday, April 17, 2023 - 10:00am

    A school readiness program for children 3-4 years-old, who will be entering kindergarten in September 2023, and their adult co-learner.

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

  • Wednesday May 10, 2023 at 11:30am

    Learning objectives: ​

    • Understand that, as a member of the healthiest and longest-living population ever, government payments are not enough to fund retirement. ​
    • Learn how to become proactive and start retirement planning early. ​
    • Discover the benefits of using government tax deferral/saving opportunities, participating in company pension plans and including non-registered investments as part of a retirement plan. 
  • Friday May 19, 2023 at 4:00pm

    Join us for a Screening of Meet the Patels (2015) in honour of Asian Heritage Month:

    This film is rated PG: Parental Guidance. Recommended for ages 14+. 

  • Saturday May 27, 2023 at 1:00pm

    Did you start too many seedlings? Have some extra perennial or houseplants?

    Bring them to the Ruth E. Dickinson Branch ​Spring Plant Swap and take some other plants home!

    We'll be set up outside of the branch near the main entrance. 

    Please don't forget to clearly label your plants. 

  • Friday Jun 16, 2023 at 4:00am

    Join us for a screening of Beans (2021) in honour of Indigenous History Month: 

    This film has not been rated for age appropriateness. Recommended for ages 14+.