March Break Events at The Library

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Children's Programs

Central Library

FLIP-O-RAMA-RAMA

Inspired by ‘Captain Underpants’ author Dav Pilkey, experience the magic of the FLIP-O-RAMA and make your pictures move.

  • Saturday, March 10
  • 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Ages 7 - 11
  • Free
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Slime Time

Let’s get messy with slimes of all kinds. We’ll make different kinds of goo that you can learn how to mix and take home.

  • Tuesday, March 13
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 7 - 11
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Scoop McCoy’s Magic and Comedy Show

Scoop McCoy’s Magic and Comedy Show is fun, engaging and entertaining for everyone-kids and adults! The show is fast paced and interactive from start to finish and keeps audiences fully entertained. Every person attending must have a ticket.

  • Tuesday, March 13
  • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
  • Ages 5+ with adult accompaniment
  • Fee: $3.00 per person
  • Mills Room
  • Tickets required for every child and adult attending. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Music Time: March Break Edition

Make some noise this March Break. We’ll sing, play instruments and make our own maracas.

  • Wednesday, March 14
  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am
  • Ages 2-5 with a caregiver
  • Free
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

3D Printing

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. Caregivers need to have a basic knowledge of computers.

  • Wednesday, March 14
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 5-7 with caregiver
  • Fee: $5.00 + HST per child
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

3D Printing for Kids

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.

  • Wednesday, March 14
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Fee: $5.00 + HST
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

3D Printing for Kids

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.

  • Wednesday, March 14
  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Fee: $5.00 + HST
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Fairy Tale Story Time & STEM

Explore your favourite fairy tales through stories and early principles of science, engineering, and art. Children and their caregivers will build Rapunzel’s tower, design a knight’ shield and plant a beanstalk for Jack to climb.

  • Thursday, March 15
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 3 - 6 with a caregiver
  • Fee: $3.00 per child
  • Rotary/Bankers Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dork Your Diary

Come along and let your inner Dork shine by decorating your own diary and accessories in spirit of the fabulous series.

  • Friday, March 16
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Dr. Huq Family Library Branch

Little Scientists

It’s never too early to explore the magic of science! Don your lab coat and join us as we read stories, explore the science behind them, and perform a series of hands-on experiments.

  • Tuesday, March 13
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 3 - 6 with caregiver
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Go Wild!

Go wild at the Library this March Break! Test your animal identification skills, hear some awesome animal stories, and make your very own critter to take home.

  • Wednesday, March 14
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 4 - 8
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Lucky Leprechaun Traps

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and legend has it that if you catch a leprechaun, he’ll give you his pot of gold! Using the materials provided and your own creativity, design and build your very own leprechaun trap!

  • Friday, March 16
  • 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 300.

Merritt Branch

Let’s Play Chess

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

  • Tuesday, March 13
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Ages 6 - 14
  • Free
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Paper Plate Marble Maze

Create your own pinball-like marble maze game by using craft supplies and marbles. Try and beat each pinball maze before time runs out.

  • Wednesday, March 14
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 6 - 11
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Hockeytown in the Library

Wear your favourite team’s colours and join us for a celebration of the great Canadian winter sport with stories, games and crafts.

  • Wednesday, March 14
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 5 - 8
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Where’s Waldo?

Have you found Waldo? Are you an expert at I Spy? If so, come to the Merritt Library to test your picture puzzle skills and find hidden treasures along the way.

  • Thursday, March 15
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 8-12
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Paint with Ice

Embrace the cold with chilly ice paint! Swirl the melting paint over paper, creating beautiful designs while learning about the freezing process.

  • Friday, March 16
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Ages 3 - 6 with caregiver
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 400.

Port Dalhousie Branch

Little Scientists

It’s never too early to explore the magic of science! Don your lab coat and join us as we read stories, explore the science behind them, and perform a series of hands-on experiments.

  • Thursday, March 15
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 3 - 6 with caregiver
  • Fee: $2.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 500.

Tween Programs

Central Library

Discover 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.

  • Tuesday, March 13
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Free
  • Learning Resource Centre
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Level Up Video Game Club

If you love video games, this club is for you. Each week we will be playing a variety of competitive and co-operative games.

  • Thursday, March 15
  • 3:30 - 4:30pm
  • Ages 8 - 12
  • Free
  • Mills Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Rubber Band Art

Let’s create one-of-a-kind art with simple household materials. With rubber bands, sponges and paint we’ll make resist and stamping art on paper.

  • Friday March 16
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages 8 - 13
  • 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

DIY Notebooks

Why buy when you can DIY? Learn about the bookmaking process as you make and decorate a unique notebook or journal of your very own. Materials will be provided.

  • Wednesday, March 14
  • 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.

Post-it Note Art

Join us and create awesome murals with our Postit note collage challenge! Each team will create an amazing work of art, using only Post-its. Prizes will be awarded for the best designs.

  • Thursday, March 15
  • 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Ages 9 - 14
  • Fee: $3.00
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 300.

Teen Programs

Central Library

Nail Art Creations

It’s time to get handy! We’ll 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.

  • Thursday, March 15
  • 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Ages 12 - 16
  • Fee: $3.00 + HST
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.

Book Share

Teens, have you just finished an amazing book that you just have to talk about? Join other teens as we share recent amazing reads and recommend these books to each other!

  • Saturday March 17
  • 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Ages 12 - 16
  • Free
  • Story Hour Room
  • Space is limited. Please register in advance by calling 905-688-6103 ext 227.