March Break Events at The Library

View a March Break Calendar with all March Break programs.

Children's Programs

Central Library

My Little Pony Party

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken **
Calling all Bronies and Pegasisters! Come to the library for an hour of non - stop My Little Pony Fun! Design a My Little Pony to match your personality, make your very own My Little Pony bookmark, and decorate a magical cupcake to refuel. So much fun, you might even turn into a unicorn!

  • Saturday, March 12th
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 5 - 9
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Amazing Animals

** Tickets for this program have sold out. **
Have you ever wanted to meet a kangaroo in real life? How about a lemur? Here is your chance! Our friends at Ringtail Ranch and Rescue are bringing some of their amazing animals to the St. Catharines Public Library. Come out and learn more about these fascinating and beautiful creatures.

  • Tuesday, March 15th
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 3 - 11 with adult accompaniment
  • Fee: $3.00 per person
  • Mills Room
  • Tickets required for every child and adult attending. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Amazing Animals

** Tickets for this program have sold out. **
Have you ever wanted to meet a kangaroo in real life? How about a lemur? Here is your chance! Our friends at Ringtail Ranch and Rescue are bringing some of their amazing animals to the St. Catharines Public Library. Come out and learn more about these fascinating and beautiful creatures.

  • Tuesday, March 15th
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Ages 3 - 11 with adult accompaniment
  • Fee: $3.00 per person
  • Mills Room
  • Tickets required for every child and adult attending. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Rainbow Magic Fairy Party

Love the Rainbow Magic Fairy series? Then dress up like your favourite fairy and join us for crafts, games and more!

  • Wednesday, March 16th
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 6 - 10
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Exploring Printmaking

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken **
Explore the many different ways art can be made using printmaking. Make your own artwork using stamping, relief printing, and more. All materials will be provided, just bring your creativity!

  • Friday, March 18th
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 5 - 9
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Helping Harvey: An Engineering Program

Harvey the Puffball needs a new perch in order to watch over our Story Hour Room! Break into teams and test your engineering skills to build Harvey a perch! Reward your hard work with awesome snacks!

  • Saturday, March 19th
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 8 - 11
  • Fee: $2.00 per person
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Post - it Collage

** Cancelled due to power outage. Re-scheduled for Friday March 18th at 11:15 am **
Create awesome murals with our Post - it collage challenge! Each team will try to beat the clock and create a piece of art using only Post - it notes. Prizes will be given to the best designs!

  • Saturday, March 12th
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Spring Birdfeeder

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken **
Spring is here and the birds are returning! Help feed our feathered friends after their long journey by making a special milk carton birdfeeder.

  • Tuesday, March 15th
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 4 - 7
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Shamrock Bingo

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken **
Find out if you’ve got the luck of the Irish with this special St. Patrick’s Day - themed Bingo.

  • Wednesday, March 16th
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 6 - 11
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Police Training Academy

** This Program is full. A second session has been added. **

Think you have what it takes to become a police officer? Come learn about finger printing, walkie-talkies and more! Then put your new skills to the test by helping solve a crime.

  • Thursday, March 17th
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 3 - 6
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Police Training Academy

Think you have what it takes to become a police officer? Come learn about finger printing, walkie-talkies and more! Then put your new skills to the test by helping solve a crime.

  • Thursday, March 17th
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Ages 3 - 6
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Post - it Collage

Create awesome murals with our Post - it collage challenge! Each team will try to beat the clock and create a piece of art using only Post - it notes. Prizes will be given to the best designs!

  • Friday, March 18th
  • 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Merritt Branch

Let’s Play Chess

Children who already play chess are invited to sharpen their chess playing skills.

  • Tuesday, March 15th
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ages 6 - 13
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

St. Patrick’s Day Story Time

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with stories, games, and a craft that is sure to bring good luck.

  • Thursday, March 17th
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 4 - 7
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Port Dalhousie Branch

Shamrock Bingo

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken **
Find out if you’ve got the luck of the Irish with this special St. Patrick’s Day - themed Bingo.

  • Wednesday, March 17th
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages 6 - 11
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 500.

Tween Programs

Central Library

Constellation Art for Tweens

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken **
These works of art will make a great addition to any room. We will be using acrylic paint to make starry nightscapes. We will then attach string lighting to make your creation light up!

  • Wednesday, March 16th
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Minecraft in Real Life

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **

Step out of the computer and into a real life Minecraft experience! No computer is necessary for the activities in store, just bring your love of the game and join us for Minecraft themed activities and snacks.

  • Thursday, March 17th
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Card Making

Do any of your close friends or family members have a birthday coming up? Looking to get crafty over the March Break? Learn how to create a series of unique and beautiful greeting cards in our fun card making tutorial.

  • Friday, March 18th
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Animal Embroidery

Add your own touch to clothes, bags and other fabric items by learning a few simple embroidery stitches! Materials will be provided to make a simple felt stuffed animal accessory.

  • Wednesday, March 16th
  • 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Bejewelled Egg Art

Take your Easter egg decorating to the next level with gorgeous, artistic eggs inspired by Fabergé. No artistic skills necessary!

  • Thursday, March 17th
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Merritt Branch

Marble Run Mania!

Put your STEAM skills to the test by creating a marble run. Watch as the marbles ricochet, deflect, rock and roll!

  • Friday, March 18th
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Teen Programs

Central Library

Book Planters ** Cancelled **

Spring is just around the corner and we are going to be making flower pots out of books. This craft is easy to learn and fun to make. We will be providing all the necessary supplies.

  • Saturday, March 12th
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 12 - 18
  • Fee: $2.00 + HST
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Constellation Art for Teens

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken **
These works of art will make a great addition to any room. We will be using acrylic paint to make starry nightscapes. We will then attach string lighting to make your creation light up!

  • Wednesday, March 16th
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 12 - 18
  • Fee: $2.00 + HST
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Nail and String Art

It’s time to get handy! We are going to be using a hammer and nails to create a design on a piece of wood. Colourful string is then threaded onto the nails to finish our masterpieces. The result is an original and impressive piece of art.

  • Saturday, March 19th
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Ages 12 - 18
  • Fee: $2.00 + HST
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Podcasting 101

The Internet and MP3 players have made it easy for anyone to become their own online radio show host through podcasting. Join us to find out what podcasts are and how to use the free software and equipment you may already have to create and edit your own podcast.

  • Friday, March 18th
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Ages 13 - 18
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Teen Colouring and Tea

Did you know that colouring can reduce stress and help you study? Take a break and relax while you colour fun designs and enjoy some tea.

  • Saturday, March 19th
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Ages 12 - 16
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Merritt Library Branch

Altered Book Art

Learn how to transform old books into new works of art! We will cut, fold and glue book pages to transform old, unused books into a bouquet of roses and more. The possibilities for altered books are endless and a great way to repurpose a tired and well used book!

  • Wednesday, March 16th
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Ages 12 - 18
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.