When school’s out, the library is the place to be.
While the library will be closed on Dec. 25, 26, 31 and Jan. 1, we still have a number of programs and activities planned to keep the family engaged and creative this holiday season.
Start off the week with a showing of The Grinch (2018, PG) at 1 p.m. Monday Dec. 23, complete with popcorn and hot chocolate in the Rotary Room. What is more cozy than a movie afternoon at the library?
Also on Dec. 23 at 4 p.m., join us in The Makery for the last of this season’s BYO Monday Makers series. Bring in two clean, 16-oz mason jars with lids, and we will provide the materials needed to build a mason jar winter diorama — a mini winter world in a jar. This workshop is perfect for kids ages six and up, costs $2 per participant and registration is required.
On Friday, Dec. 27, pop into the children’s corner at the library for a variety of drop-in crafts and activities, perfect for all ages. Kids can create, explore and browse our children’s collection while parents can get a nice change of pace and perhaps pick up a new read or two for themselves.
Sunday, Dec. 29 is the Teen Literary Alliance’s monthly meeting in the teen section of the library. The Teen Literary Alliance is a super fun way to spend an afternoon having casual discussions about the books we enjoy reading. Not at all like school, plus there will be snacks. At this month’s meeting, the group will be discussing the classic, Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, which has just been released as a feature length movie this month. Interested in joining? Email Emma at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
On Monday, Dec. 30 at 1 p.m., we will be showing our second winter break movie, Angry Birds 2, in the Rotary Room with popcorn and hot chocolate. This is a free event and registration is encouraged to save your space. After the movie, at 4 p.m., the Monday Maker Club will be meeting to create the much-anticipated Everlasting Gingerbread Houses. Create a cute and colourful faux gingerbread house with unconventional materials – no food involved! This workshop is geared for ages 6-plus, costs $5 per participant and registration is required.
Is Minecraft a thing in your house? If yes, the ever popular Minecraft Club will be running at its usual 4 p.m. time on Thursday, Jan. 2. Registration is required for this weekly program, and it is a great way to get out and meet fellow Minecraft enthusiasts.
On Friday, Jan. 3, there will also be a new batch of drop-in activities in the children’s corner of the library, as well as a Technology Petting Zoo from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Rotary Room. Pop in and play with some of the library’s gizmos and gadgets, explore activities in the children’s corner and of course, grab a new book or two to take home for a cozy winter reading session.
Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing holiday. See you at the library.