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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.

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    Monday Jul 22, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    For this program, Parrot Partners will bring at least 3 parrots, from different areas of the world, ranging in size from very small and ‘spunky’ to massive and ‘mellow.’  We introduce each parrot, one at a time, and share interesting and entertaining facts and stories about their natures and lives in the wild and in our homes.   Participants will be offered the opportunity to give our parrots a treat or drink from a safety cup or feeding skewer, as well as pose for photos with the parrots. Family program for ages 4+. 

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    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 10:30am
    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+.

  • An alien reading a map

    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 10:30am
    45 minutes

    Sorry this event and its waiting list are full

    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.

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    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 10:30am
    90 minutes

    A 90-minute collaborative story building adventure for groups of children aged 6-12. 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

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    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 11:30am
    40 minutes

    Accueillez quelques-unes des poules du Musée de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation du Canada dans votre bibliothèque!  Écoutez-les caqueter, touchez leurs plumes douces et regardez-les gratter et picorer. Grâce à des activités éducatives amusantes, les élèves explorent les caractéristiques, les besoins et le cycle de vie de ces favoris de la basse-cour. Programme familial pour les 4+ ans. 

  • Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Explore space rocks, goo and other icky stuff.

    Let’s build rockets and see how far they can fly!  Then create some cosmic slime.

    Registration required. Ages 5 and up.

    Registration opens on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 10:00am

  • Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    Be a Star! How bright can you shine?

    Celebrate the northern skies. Use chalk pastel techniques to re-create the shimmering colourful effects inspired by aurora borealis.  Science video will be shown to inspire you!

    Ages 6-10

    Space is limited, registration required. English.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 23, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    3 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 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    If an elephant and a salmon became one animal, what would this creature look like? Inspired by the playful sculptures and drawings of Russell Yuristy, come play with some clay and sculpt your own imaginary critter. Ages 7-12. | Si on fusionnait un éléphant et un saumon, de quoi aurait l’air ce nouvel animal? Inspirés par les sculptures et dessins ludiques de Russell Yuristy, nous jouerons avec de l’argile pour sculpter nos propres créatures imaginaires. Pour les 7 à 12 ans. 

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    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    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.