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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.

  • Friday Jul 26, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Get ready for a storytelling adventure that will test the limits of your imagination. We are playing Dungeons & Dragons. Ages 13-18. Registration required. Space is limited to 6 participants.

    Please note that we will be running the same adventure multiple times this summer.  Please only register for one of the available sessions.

    If this program listing is full, check out one of our other program dates below:

    Session 1: Friday July 12th from 2-4 pm

    Session 3: Friday August 9th from 2-4 pm

    This program will be presented virtually over Zoom. 

  • Saturdays, Jul 27, 2024 - Aug 24, 2024
    2:30pm
    120 minutes

    5 sessions remaining

    Bring your friends, hang out, and defeat your enemies. Play Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart 8 & more on our Nintendo Switch. For teens 13 to 18 years old.

  • Monday Jul 29, 2024 at 2:00pm
    120 minutes

    Repair, personalize, and upgrade your clothes with visible mending techniques! Visible mending is all about transforming a worn, damaged, or plain piece of clothing into something unique, custom, and beautiful. Come learn easy sewing and mending techniques. Bring a piece of clothing you would like to repair- such as jeans, a jacket, t-shirt, pants, etc. We will provide the mending supplies. 

    Réparer, personnalise et transformer vos vêtements avec les techniques de « Réparation visible ! » Réparation visible consiste à transformer un vêtement usé, endommagé ou ordinaire en quelque chose d'unique, de personnalisé et de beau. Venez apprendre les techniques faciles de couture et de réparation. Apportez un vêtement que vous vouliez réparer - par exemple un jean, une veste, un t-shirt, un pantalon, etc. Nous allons vous fournir avec tous les matériaux de réparation.

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

    Join us in creating a fairy or toad house out of air-dry clay.   

    NB. the completed items will not be waterproof and should be kept indoors or under a covered area outdoors.  

    Ages:12-18 yrs 

    Registeration required  

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

    Hungry for good books?  Come to our "restaurant" and sample our best recommendations. Sit at our tables and we’ll serve you trays of books that you can sample. Look at their covers, read the blurbs, look through their first few pages and write down the name of the books that interest you. Enjoy the variety of books, watch book trailers, hear some short book talks, chat with other teens who enjoy reading and check out your favourite books to read this summer! 

    Registration required. Ages 13-17.

  • Wednesday Jul 31, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    For absolutely anyone who wants to learn about makeup! We will go over foundation, eyeshadows, eyeliner, and hopefully false lashes! We will also cover key products like primer, setting spray, and colour correctors. You don’t have to own any makeup to take this course, as you will get some useful tips and suggestions to build up your collection. If you already have makeup, you can pull it out and follow along with the tutorials! 

    This program is taught by cosplayer Jessica Harkonnen.  

    About Jessica Harkonnen 

    Jessica considers herself a “Cosplay Engineer” because she makes things that are big enough that they need, well, engineering, to be possible. Jessica also regularly participates in panels at conventions because she loves to share her skills to help all cosplayers make their dreams into real costumes. Jessica is an ally and wants to make her panels a safe place for everyone to learn. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

  • Tuesday Aug 06, 2024 at 5:30pm
    150 minutes

    A dark mystery has settled over the city of Aldastron on the rogue planet of Exlaris. Researchers dedicated to studying the cosmos have disappeared, and the Hubble Space Telescope has vanished from Earth’s timeline. Only an ambitious crew of adventurers can uncover what was lost. Are you up to the challenge? Join us for this adventure written by NASA! Registration required. Ages 12-18.

  • Wednesday Aug 07, 2024 at 1:00pm
    180 minutes

    This program talks about creating artistic, anime, and fantasy shapes - but if you have already taken Makeup Basics, you’ll have an advantage. Learn popular drag techniques like glueing down your eyebrows and applying false eyelashes, mixed with fantasy techniques like painting your skin a colour and adding textures, freckles, and art.

    If you want to follow along workshop-style, you need:  

    • Water-based face paint.  
    • Washable glue stick 
    • Concealer 
    • False eyelashes & glue  
    • A variety of makeup brushes, with at least 1 big fluffy brush, two medium fluffy brushes, one small fluffy brush and one thin liner brush

    This program is taught by cosplayer Jessica Harkonnen.  

    About Jessica Harkonnen 

    Jessica considers herself a “Cosplay Engineer” because she makes things that are big enough that they need, well, engineering, to be possible. Jessica also regularly participates in panels at conventions because she loves to share her skills to help all cosplayers make their dreams into real costumes. Jessica is an ally and wants to make her panels a safe place for everyone to learn. 

    Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program. 

  • Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    The world is on fire and nothing is okay. What does this feel like? There are a lot of standard names for what we feel when we think about global warming, wide-spread extinction of ordinary and extraordinary creatures, and, well, [gestures generally]: Anxiety, grief, anger, fear, blankness. Sometimes the way we talk about feelings shapes what they are, and so it matters what words we have. We might not have all the words we need to understand the experience of climate crisis. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss some theories about emotions and expression, why writing is a good way to explore feelings we don’t have a name for, and how to practice finding our “outlaw emotions” about big problems.

    Alexis Shotwell is a Professor in Sociology at Carleton University. Her work focuses on complexity, complicity, and collective transformation. A professor at Carleton University, on unceded Algonquin land, she is the co-investigator for the AIDS Activist History Project (aidsactivisthistory.ca), and the author of Knowing Otherwise: Race, Gender, and Implicit Understanding and Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times. She is a nerd who loves science fiction, makes functional pottery in her spare time, bikes all winter, and owns a banjo.

    Website: alexisshotwell.com

    For ages 13-18. Registration required. Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link ahead of the program.

  • Thursday Aug 08, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Do you have what it takes to be crowned an all-star Parks Canada camper? Compete with your team in a series of camping themed challenges designed to test your knowledge of the outdoors. Ages 13-16. | Possédez-vous les compétences pour être couronné(e) campeur(euse) vedette de Parcs Canada ? Affrontez-vous en équipe lors d'une série de défis sur le thème du camping, spécialement conçus pour tester vos connaissances en plein air. Pour les 13-16 ans.