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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • An alien reading a map

    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Come meet the creatures who walk among us. There will be stories, songs and parachute fun. We will look at real animals that resemble aliens, make a space aliens craft, and navigate a huge bouncy planet obstacle course. Ages 4-6. Registration Required.

  • Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Who knows where your creation will take you.  In this session we will be using chalk to create your own Aurora Borealis art.

    For ages 7-12. Please register on-line.

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    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way with our resident musician, Ross. Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs! Instruments provided by the library. Ages 9-12. 

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    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 11:30am
    40 minutes

    Welcome some poultry from the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum into your library visit! Listen to them cluck and coo, touch their soft feathers and watch them scratch and peck. Through fun educational activities, students explore the characteristics, needs and lifecycle of these barnyard favourites. Family program for ages 4+.

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    Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    In this highly energetic and interactive VIRTUAL dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+.  Join us online!

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    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    A 90-minute collaborative story building adventure for groups of children aged 6-10. Children share, combine and vote their favourite ideas into a story fit for a picture book! They also draw colorful pictures to add more detail to the choices they've made. Author Timm Holmes then performs an interactive storytelling to prove the children have become authors of an amazing story that they built together! Discover more at timmholmes.com 

  • Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    Who knows where your creation will take you? 

    Create the solar system, planets, stars and asteroids with puffy window paint and liquid markers.  See a science video on the creation of the solar system to inspire you.

    Ages 6-12 

    Registration required.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    In this highly energetic and interactive VIRTUAL dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out!

    Drop-in. Family program for ages 4+. 

    This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen at the Ruth E. Dickinson branch.

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    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    90 minutes

    Design with Sphero Indi, the colour-sensing robot car! Kids will design mazes and guide Indi using colour tiles while learning coding basics and problem solving! Presented by Carleton University’s Virtual Ventures STEM Outreach program. Ages 6-10.

  • Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    What can the stars predict? Drop-in program. We will writing our own fortunes, affirmations and wishes on folded paper lucky stars. 
    Registration is recommended. 
    Ages 10-12.