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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.

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

    What can the stars predict? Step into the enchanting world of astrology with our summer reading program tailored for kids aged 10 to 12+. Discover the magic of astrology as we delve into the zodiac signs and explore the art of divination, unlocking ancient mysteries and empowering young minds to interpret the unseen. Join us for an illuminating journey through the cosmos and beyond!

  • 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.

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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. 

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    Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Summer Scares is a reading program from The Horror Writers Association (HWA), in partnership with United for Libraries, Book Riot, Booklist, and NoveList.  It provides libraries and schools with an annual list of recommended horror titles for adult, young adult (teen), and middle grade readers.

    The Hazeldean branch has selected Kenneth Oppel’s The Nest for their Summer Scares Bookclub.  Read more about The Nest Below:

    “For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it’s just another season of worries — about his sick baby brother fighting to survive, about his parents struggling to cope, even worries about the wasp’s nest looming ominously from the eaves. So when a mysterious wasp queen invades his dreams, offering to “fix” the baby, Steve thinks his prayers have been answered. All he has to do is say “Yes.” But “yes” is a powerful word. It is also a dangerous one. And once it is uttered, can it be taken back?” (HWA)

    Copies of the book for registered participants can be borrowed from the Service Hub starting June 15.

    Ages 8-12

  • Tuesday Jul 23, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Cross over into the unknown. We will be getting crafty and shining a light on the paranormal!

    Registration is recommended.

    Ages 7-9.

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    Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

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

  • Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Take a step into the unknown..What will you discover?  For ages 8-12.  Please register on-line.

  • Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 1:00pm
    60 minutes

    Jump start your own intergalactic adventure.

    We will start by taking a regular story about earth and blasting it into space...and that's just the beginning of space storytelling fun!

    Registration required. Ages 6-8. 

  • Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 2:00pm
    60 minutes

    What would life look like on other worlds? Join us for an afternoon of extraterrestrial crafting as we transform Barbie dolls into Aliens. Ages 10-17. Registration required.

  • Sunset, two kids reading books under a tree

    Wednesday Jul 24, 2024 at 2:00pm
    90 minutes

    Join us for a special summer edition of the RP Rebel Readers Bookclub at Rockcliffe Park.  There are limited copies of each of these books, so pick at least one to read and then we compare them.  They are all Newbery Medal Winners!  We will talk about the books, life for kids in the middle ages, do some activities and see a short video.

    Click on the book titles or book covers below to place a hold for the physical book, eBook or audiobook.

    This bookclub is for kids ages 9-12 and will be in English.  Registration is required as space is limited.

    The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdoch (Newbery Medal Winner)

    The Inquisitor's Tale, Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog by Adam Gidwitz  (Newbery Medal Winner)

     

    Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman