March Break Events at The Library

View a March Break Calendar with all March Break programs.

Children's Programs

Central Library

Inspired by Artists: Pablo Picasso

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Using geometric shapes, we will make some off-the-wall art in the style of Cubism’s most famous artist, Picasso! All materials will be provided.

  • Tuesday, March 14
  • 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.

Inspired by Artists: Pablo Picasso

** This Program is full. **
Using geometric shapes, we will make some off-the-wall art in the style of Cubism’s most famous artist, Picasso! All materials will be provided.

  • Tuesday, March 14
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 5 - 9
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Bert’s Comedy Magic Show

Hilarious, bumbling-fumbling comedy, dazzling magic and loads of audience participation! Bumbling Bert will have your children utterly enchanted - even your youngest children will be pointing and shrieking with delight. Every person attending must have a ticket.

  • Wednesday, March 15
  • 10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Ages 2+ with adult accompaniment
  • Fee: $4.00 per person
  • Mills Room
  • Tickets required for every child and adult attending. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Series of Unfortunate Events

If you wish to avoid an afternoon of despair, you should probably not attend this program. Things like curious crafts, agonizing activities and grim games inspired by the series will take place for all those brave enough to attend.

  • Wednesday, March 15
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 7 - 12
  • Fee: $2.00 per person
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

3D Printing for Kids

** Note: This program is fully registered. Extra dates for this program are available on Saturday, April 8. **
Discover the world of 3D printing and learn how to prepare and print 3D items. 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.

  • Thursday, March 16
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Fee: $5.00
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Lego Batman

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman. Join us for Lego Batman stories, activities and a craft.

  • Friday, March 17
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 3 - 7
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Giant Jenga

How tall can you stack ‘em? The Library is playing a giant game of Jenga. Join us to win and don’t miss out on the fun!

  • Friday, March 17
  • 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Ages 7 - 11
  • Fee: $2.00 per person
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Fossil Frenzy

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Did you know it takes at least 10,000 years to form a fossil? Come to the Library and you can make them in just an hour!

  • Tuesday, March 14
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 6 - 11
  • Fee: $3.00 per person
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Fun Paper Airplanes

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Learn how to design paper airplanes that fly fast, fly high, and make flips!

  • Wednesday, March 15
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 7 - 12
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Things That Go! Storytime

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Let’s have fun with Things That Go! Listen to some of our favourite stories about cars, trucks, planes and trains, play exciting games, and make a cool craft to take home.

  • Thursday, March 16
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 3 - 7 & caregiver
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Flat Stanley

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Based on a best-selling book ‘Flat Stanley’, come make your own Stanley and we will send him off on exciting adventures. In the summer, you can pick up your Flat Stanley and see where his travels have taken him!

  • Thursday, March 16
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 6 - 12
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Wooden Weaponry

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

Create a bow & arrow, cork launcher, and marshmallow shooter all in the name of science!

  • Friday, March 17
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 7 - 12
  • Fee: $2.00
  • 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 14
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ages 6 - 13
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Paw Patrol Rescue

** This Program is full. **
Help! Ryder has put out the call: The Paw Patrols have been kidnapped and we need your help to save them!

  • Wednesday, March 15th
  • 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 400.

Pokémon Mania!

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
Trainers are invited to participate in a Pokémon celebration! In this tech-free program, we will play games, make crafts, and discuss all things Pokémon.

  • Thursday, March 16
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Tiger Time

Have a ferocious and tiger-rific time creating tiger crafts and enjoying stories about the large orange and black cat.

  • Friday, March 17
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 4 - 7
  • Fee: $1.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Port Dalhousie Branch

Oh the Places We’ll Go!

Grab your passports and boarding passes for a story time about travelling and transportation! We’ll read stories, share some songs and games, and make a fun craft for you to take home as a memory of your adventure!

  • Thursday, March 16
  • 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 500.

Tween Programs

Central Library

Friendship Bracelets

Using embroidery thread and a little patience, learn how to make unique bracelets for friends, family or even yourself! Materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.

  • Thursday, March 16
  • 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.

Rocket League Video Game Tournament

** This Program is full. **
Come play a futuristic Sports-Action game, in which players are equipped with booster-rigged vehicles for a high-octane re-imagining of soccer. Sign up with friends or join a team for an evening of rocket-fueled fun.

  • Thursday, March 16
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Ages 10 - 16
  • Free
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Book Folding

** This Program is full. **
Learn how to make beautiful, unique sculptures out of books! All materials and instructions will be provided.

  • Friday, March 17
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Free
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Bad Art Night

Get silly with our art supplies! Create a piece of truly dreadful art, and win the “Bad Art Trophy”!

  • Tuesday, March 14
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Teen Programs

Central Library

Audio Recording 101

Want to learn how to record your own music or spoken word audio? Take the first step with this introduction to Avid Pro Tools First, the freeware version of the industry standard recording software. We will cover the basics of recording, editing, processing, mixing, and exporting audio.

  • Tuesday, March 14
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 12 - 17
  • Fee: $2.00 + HST
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Get Ready to Drive G1 Seminar!

Are you thinking about getting your G1 driver’s license soon? If so, register now for this free two hour course presented by Aapex Driving Academy. You’ll learn about Ontario’s graduated licensing system, with a focus on the material candidates need to know in order to be successful on the G1 written exam. Participants will also receive a Guide for Parents and Beginners.

  • Wednesday, March 15
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Ages 15 - 18
  • Free
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Escape the Library!

** This Program is full. A short waiting list will be taken. **
You are locked in a room and only have 45 minutes to escape. 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 find the key to freedom!

  • Saturday, March 18
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Ages 12 - 18
  • Free
  • Rotary/Bankers Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.