March Break Events at The Library

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Children's Programs

Central Library

Club Rex

Join us for an interactive, educational show from the exciting world of dinosaurs presented by Pieces of Prehistory. All audience members must be seated by the start of the show, so please be on time.
  • Saturday, March 14
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 4+ and caregiver
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Mills Room
  • Each person attending must have a ticket.

Fairytale Storytime and STEM

Explore your favourite fairy tales through stories and early principles of science, engineering and art.

  • Wednesday, March 18
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 2 - 5 with caregiver
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Family 3D Printing

Discover the world of 3D printing and learn how to prepare and print 3D items as a family. The program fee includes the printing of an item using up to 30 grams of filament. Printed items will need to be picked up at a later date. Caregivers will have to help younger children on the computer.

  • Wednesday, March 18
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages 6 - 12 with caregiver
  • Fee: $5.00 + HST per person
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Family 3D Printing

Discover the world of 3D printing and learn how to prepare and print 3D items as a family. The program fee includes the printing of an item using up to 30 grams of filament. Printed items will need to be picked up at a later date. Caregivers will have to help younger children on the computer.

  • Wednesday, March 18
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Ages 6 - 12 with caregiver
  • Fee: $5.00 + HST per person
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Evil Genius 101

Join our class of “Evil Geniuses” and learn what it takes to create the prefect evil plan. Put your skills to the test and earn you Evil Genius badge.

  • Thursday, March 19
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 6 - 10
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Temporary Tattoo Parlour

Got ink? Come join our temporary tattoo parlour as we design, draw, and apply our own temporary tattoos.

  • Friday, March 20
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • 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

Preschool Science

Let’s do some learning and get a little messy, with science experiments a toddler will enjoy. We’ll try Ooblek, mixing colours, and other exciting projects.

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 2 - 5 with caregiver
  • Fee: $2.00 per child
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Pop Up Play Tent

Join Library Staff for crafts and activities at the City of St. Catharines’ Pop Up Play Tent Event.

  • Tuesday, March 17 - Friday March 20
  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Free

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. Please register in advance.

  • Saturday, March 21
  • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Merritt Branch

Dinosaur in a Jar

Create a mini-dinosaur terrarium, enjoy stories and dino-themed activities.

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 6 - 10
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Let’s Play Chess

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

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ages 6 - 15
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

LEGO Build Tournament

Compete in three rounds of LEGO building challenges to see if you have what it takes to win the LEGO trophy.

  • Thursday, March 19
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 6 - 10
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Raffi Sing-a-Long

Get ready to dance! We’ll be singing, dancing, and laughing along to some of Raffi’s best songs.

  • Friday, March 20
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 2 - 6 with caregiver
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Port Dalhousie Branch

Munsch Madness Story Time

Celebrate the books of Robert Munsch with stories and crafts.

  • Thursday, March 19
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 3 - 7 with caregiver
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 500.

Tween Programs

Central Library

Q-Tip Pointillism

Create a masterpiece out of nothing but tiny dots! We’ll be using cotton swabs and paint to work in the style of 19th century artist Georges Seurat.

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Free
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Discover Dungeons & Dragons

Are you ready to battle monsters, sling spells, and quest for greatness? Come learn to play Dungeons and Dragons. We will be introducing newcomers to the game, exploring character creation, and demonstrating gameplay. No dice needed.

  • Saturday, March 21
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 10 - 15
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Pirate Escape Room

The captain has gone mad! He’s locked you inside his cabin and set the ship on a collision course that will send you down to Davy Jones’ locker. Can you escape in time to save yourself?

  • Saturday, March 14
  • 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Zombie Apocalypse Boot Camp

The end is coming - or, it might be. Either way, you need to be prepared. Come learn some useful survival skills that will keep you going if the worst should finally happen. Please bring an old t-shirt that you can rip up for craft purposes.

  • Friday, March 20
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Merritt Library Branch

Let’s Play Chess

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

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ages 6 - 15
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Horcruxes Scavenger Hunt

Voldemort’s Horcruxes are hidden around the Merritt Branch and we need your help to locate them before He Who Must Not Be Named takes over the Wizarding World!

  • Wednesday, March 18
  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Teen Programs

Central Library

Mini Book Charms

Make miniature jewelry or keychain charms in the shape of your favourite book.

  • Saturday, March 14
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 13 - 18
  • Fee: $3.00 + HST
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Skin Care 101

Join the Beauty Boutique team from the Martindale Shoppers Drug Mart as they guide you through skin types, proper cleansing regimens and other helpful skin care information. You’ll have an opportunity to take part in product demos and also get a chance to win product samples!

  • Tuesday, March 17
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ages 11 - 16
  • Free
  • Rotary/Bankers Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Teen Paint Night

Put brush to canvas and explore the world of painting while learning new techniques. Paint along with a popular YouTube artist or create your own work-bring your creativity, but no talent is necessary!

  • Thursday, March 19
  • 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Ages 13 - 18
  • Fee: $5.00 + HST
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Bullet Journaling

Kick off the year with a great new habit that will help you stay organized, set goals, and keep track of the memories you make in an artistic and efficient way. Journal or notebook will be provided.

  • Wednesday, March 18
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 13 - 18
  • Fee: $3.00 + HST
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

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 19
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Ages 15 - 29
  • Free