March Break Events at The Library

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Children's Programs

Central Library

Geronimo Stilton Escape Room

** This program is now full.  A short waiting list will be taken. **
The clock is ticking. In teams of 3-6 people, you will need to solve puzzles, find hidden clues, and use your logic and observation skills to help Geronimo and Thea find the key to freedom!

  • Saturday, March 9
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Ages 7 - 11 with caregiver
  • Fee: $2.00 per child
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Meditation for Families

Join experienced Buddhist practitioner Joanna Cielen and learn how meditation can reduce stress and increase inner peace. Meditation benefits may include improved mental and physical health, more harmonious relationships, and spiritual transformation.

  • Tuesday, March 12
  • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
  • Ages 6 - 10 with caregiver
  • Free
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Sensory Shenanigans

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

Discover, learn and engage in hands-on fun with our different sensory bins.

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Ages 2 - 5 with caregiver
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Brake for Books

** This program is now full.  A short waiting list will be taken. **
Decorate your very own cardboard car and then enjoy a short drive-in movie.

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 10:30 am - 11:15 am
  • Ages 3 - 6 with caregiver
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Bead Buddies

Cats and bunnies and fish, on my! Learn to make different pets and bring them home on a key chain. The best low maintenance pet!

  • Friday, March 15
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Fee: $4.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

The Snow Queen

The Little Red Theatre’s production of Hans Christian Anderson’s snowy and magical tale tells the simple lesson of ‘growing up’ and infuses with its very own unique and special mysteries. Everyone attending must have a ticket.

  • Saturday, March 16
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 4+ with adult accompaniment
  • Fee: $5.00 per person
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Superhero Story Time

Leap over tall buildings, swoop down from above, and make your way to the Library to design your very own superhero costume and hear some amazing stories!

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 4 - 8
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Tell Tails: Therapy Tails Ontario

** This program is now full.  A short waiting list will be taken. **
Reading should be fun! By reading to a furry friend, children can improve their reading skills, confidence, interest and enjoyment in reading. Every Therapy Tail dog is specially trained and certified to sit quietly and listen while your child reads aloud to it.

  • Saturday, March 16
  • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Texture Painting

** This program is full. **
There’s more to painting than using a brush! Get your hands dirty and learn all about painting with weird and cool textures.

  • Friday, March 15
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 4 - 7
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Texture Painting

** This program is full. **
There’s more to painting than using a brush! Get your hands dirty and learn all about painting with weird and cool textures.

  • Friday, March 15
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Ages 4 - 7
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Merritt Branch

Wake Up, It’s Spring

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken**
Celebrate the arrival of spring with stories and a craft.

  • Tuesday, March 12
  • 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.

Let’s Play Chess

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken**
Children who already play chess are invited to sharpen their chess playing skills.

  • Tuesday, March 12
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ages 6 - 15
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Friendship Bracelets

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Friendship bracelets are easy to make! Join us as we make friendship bracelets and maybe even make some new friends.

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 7 - 11
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Tell Tails: Therapy Tails Ontario

Reading should be fun! By reading to a furry friend, children can improve their reading skills, confidence, interest and enjoyment in reading. Every Therapy Tail dog is specially trained and certified to sit quietly and listen while your child reads aloud to it.

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Sky Science (Ages 6-10)

** This program is full.  A short waiting list will be taken **
Learn about things that fly and make some high-flying crafts to take home.

  • Friday, March 15
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 6 - 10
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Port Dalhousie Branch

Ozobots

Come play with Ozobots. These tiny robots can follow lines you draw on a piece of paper. We’ll test them out, race them and code them to do all kinds of cool moves.

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 500.

Ozobots

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Come play with Ozobots. These tiny robots can follow lines you draw on a piece of paper. We’ll test them out, race them and code them to do all kinds of cool moves.

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 500.

Tween Programs

Central Library

Jumbo Monograms

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken.**
Get crafty and personalize your room with a giant letter monogram. Cover it with flowers, magazine clippings, yarn, or whatever else sparks your heart. All materials will be provided.

  • Tuesday, March 12
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Slime Science

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Experiment with creating slippery, slimy concoctions out of regular household kitchen items. Come prepared to get messy!

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Life-Sized Battleship

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Help call the shots and try to destroy the opposing group’s fleet of ships in this giant take on the classic guessing game.

  • Friday, March 15
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Rotary/Bankers Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Fortnite: Battle Royale Gaming

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken.**
Get your space on the battle bus! We’re PC gaming the mega-popular game in solo, duo, and squad missions. Play for points-the longer you survive in the game, the more points you earn!

  • Saturday, March 16
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 10 - 15
  • Free
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Accio Wands

Pine, Walnut, Ash? Phoenix feather, unicorn hair, dragon heartstring? It’s up to you! Get crafty and create your very own wand.

  • Tuesday, March 12
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $4.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Introduction to Coding

Learn basic concepts of coding and computer science with fun, game-like tutorials.

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Introduction to Coding

** This program is full. **
Learn basic concepts of coding and computer science with fun, game-like tutorials.

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Riverdale

Fans of the Netflix series Riverdale are invited to test their knowledge of Archie’s gang with a trivia challenge while enjoying delicious milkshakes just like at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe. Discover great Archie readalikes and make Riverdale buttons to take home.

  • Friday, March 15
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 16
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Merritt Library Branch

Catapult Challenge

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken**
Bring your creativity and ingenuity as we build catapults and test how far they can fling different items! Physics, engineering, and marshmallows have never been so much fun!

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Teen Programs

Central Library

Art Journaling 101 (Ages 11-18)

Learn how to make and bind your own book for journaling, then get inspired and personalize the inside with our art supplies.

  • Wednesday, March 13
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 11 - 18
  • Fee: $2.00 + HST
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Teen Paint Night

** This program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Put brush to canvas and explore the world of painting while learning new techniques. You can paint your own design or follow along with a tutorial-bring your creativity, but no talent is necessary!

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Ages 11 - 18
  • Fee: $3.00 + HST
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Youth Job Search Drop-In Services

Are you between the ages of 15-29 and looking for employment? Join staff from YMCA of Niagara Employment Services for assistance with job searching, resume development, and interview skill techniques.

  • Thursday, March 14
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Ages 15 - 29
  • Free