Events

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 18th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

June 18th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-11 years (children younger than 8 must be with a caregiver at all times). Younger children may attend with their families if necessary, a corner with activities for them will be available.

Tuesdays May 7-June 25, 2:00-3:15 p.m. (8 weeks)

Materials fee: $15 per child for all 8 weeks

Location: Optimist Room

June 18th, 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Audience: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 18th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

June 20th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

June 20th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

June 22nd, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 25th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

June 25th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

STEM for Homeschoolers

Join us for a weekly program for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers where we explore a different STEM topic every week! 

Ages 5-11 years (children younger than 8 must be with a caregiver at all times). Younger children may attend with their families if necessary, a corner with activities for them will be available.

Tuesdays May 7-June 25, 2:00-3:15 p.m. (8 weeks)

Materials fee: $15 per child for all 8 weeks

Location: Optimist Room

June 25th, 2:00pm to 3:15pm
Audience: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

June 25th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

June 27th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

June 27th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

June 29th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 2nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 2nd, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 2nd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

July 4th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

July 4th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

Worm Composting!

The Aurora Public Library is getting a worm composter! Come join us for our composter launch with Cathy Nesbitt from Cathy’s Crawly Composters. Cathy will tell us all about worm composting and show us how to get set-up and maintain a vermicomposter at the library. She will show us worm eggs, castings and worm bins in various stages and answer all your wormy questions. Then you can help us prepare the bedding for our library worm bin. You can even hold some of our very own composting worms! 

Friday July 5, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free, drop-in.

July 5th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

July 6th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Birdhouse Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Fort Building, Aug 24: Tutu and Cape Making

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

3D Printing for Kids

Come learn about 3D printing and CAD design, and design your own 3D thing and have it printed for you! 

Mondays July 8 and 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (must attend both days)

Ages 8 years and up

Fee: $5

Registration starts June 18 at 9:30 a.m. You may register online, by phone or in-person. Fees must be paid online or in-person, no phone payments.

 

July 8th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

July 8th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 9th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 9th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 9th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

July 11th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

July 11th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance for up to two half-hour sessions starting June 18.

July 11th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

July 12th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

July 13th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Birdhouse Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Fort Building, Aug 24: Tutu and Cape Making

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

July 15th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 16th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 16th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 16th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

July 18th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

July 18th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance for up to two half-hour sessions starting June 18.

July 18th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

July 19th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

July 20th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Birdhouse Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Fort Building, Aug 24: Tutu and Cape Making

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

3D Printing for Kids

Come learn about 3D printing and CAD design, and design your own 3D thing and have it printed for you! 

Mondays July 8 and 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (must attend both days)

Ages 8 years and up

Fee: $5

Registration starts June 18 at 9:30 a.m. You may register online, by phone or in-person. Fees must be paid online or in-person, no phone payments.

 

July 22nd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

July 22nd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 23rd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 23rd, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 23rd, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

July 25th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

July 25th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance for up to two half-hour sessions starting June 18.

July 25th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

July 26th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

July 27th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Summer Reading Superhero and Princess Party!

Celebrate the middle of Summer Reading with us at our Superhero and Princess Party! We’ll have fun activities, cool prizes and a mystery presenter (who definitely doesn’t have anything to do with magic). Please come in costume if you can!

Saturday July 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (presenter will be here 2:00-3:00)

Best for families with children ages 4 and up

Free, drop-in!

July 27th, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

July 29th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 30th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

July 30th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

July 30th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 1st, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 1st, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance for up to two half-hour sessions starting June 18.

August 1st, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

August 1st, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

August 2nd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

August 3rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Birdhouse Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Fort Building, Aug 24: Tutu and Cape Making

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 6th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

August 6th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 6th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 8th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 8th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance for up to two half-hour sessions starting June 18.

August 8th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

August 8th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

August 9th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

August 10th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Birdhouse Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Fort Building, Aug 24: Tutu and Cape Making

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

August 12th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 13th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

August 13th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 13th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 15th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 15th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Paws for Stories - Summer 2019

Paws 4 Stories is a terrific opportunity for beginning and struggling readers who like dogs.  It’s an exciting chance to read aloud to a dog and make a friend. You may register for up to two half-hour sessions of reading 1-to-1 with a trained therapy dog and its owner (generously trained and provided by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program). 

Dates: Thursdays July 11-August 8, 10:30-11:00 or 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Ages: 6 and up (must be able to read independantly)

Free, register in advance for up to two half-hour sessions starting June 18.

August 15th, 10:30am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Thingamajig Thursdays

Construct something amazing this summer! Come ready to design, build, assemble and create. Use your innovative skills with all sorts of materials like LEGO®, cardboard, blocks and more. Each week will be a different challenge and new things to make. 

Thursdays July 4-August 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

Free tickets available starting at 11:00 a.m. each Thursday for that day's program. 

August 15th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

August 16th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

August 17th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Birdhouse Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Fort Building, Aug 24: Tutu and Cape Making

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

Maker Mondays

Explore wonderful activities you can do in our Creative Studio. Get introduced to some awesome creative tools and make something fantastic. Maker Mondays is part of our Summer Reading Club programs. Check our website to Join the Summer Reading Club.

 

Mondays July 8 - 29, August 12 -19, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Ages 4 years and up

 

 

August 19th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 20th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

August 20th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 20th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 22nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 22nd, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Summer Reading Nature Party!

Summer is almost done! Come celebrate the (almost) end of Summer Reading! We’ll have fun nature-themed activities, cool prizes and a mystery presenter who may possibly bring some really cool animals!

Thursday August 22, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (presenter will be here 2:00-3:30 p.m.)

Best for families with children ages 4 years and up

Free, drop-in.

August 22nd, 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sci Fridays

It’s time for some Sci Fri! Join us every Friday to explore different things about science in the world around us. We’ll do hands-on experiments and learn cool facts every week.

Fridays July 12-August 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m. (drop in any time between those times, activities will not take 2 hours to complete!)

Ages 5 years and up

Free, drop-in 

August 23rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

August 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Stupendous Summer Saturdays!

Join us for hands-on family activities each summer Saturday! We’ll be making and exploring different things each week.

Saturdays July 6, 13, 20, August 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Activities: July 6: Birdhouse Building, July 13: Fairy Gardens, July 20: Marble Runs, August 3: Robot Building, August 10: Slime Party, August 17: Fort Building, Aug 24: Tutu and Cape Making

For families with children ages 4 and up (younger children are welcome, but may not be able to participate in all the activities)

Free, drop-in!

Books for Babies

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Every Tuesday, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 27th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Tales for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities!

Every Tuesday 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Ages: 2 and 3 years (and anyone else who wants to join us)

FREE, drop in.

Optimist Room

August 27th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Handicrafts for Kids

Interested kids are invited to drop-in and learn or practice their knitting, sewing, crocheting, weaving or other handicraft! We’ll have instruction and basic supplies available for learners, and experienced kids can bring their own projects and craft along with us! Basic instruction available for most handicrafts.

Dates: Every Tuesday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Ages: 5 and up

Free, drop-in!

Optimist Room

August 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Time for Toddlers

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!  Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

Every Thursday, 9:35 – 10:00 a.m.

Ages: 14 – 23 months

August 29th, 9:30am to 10:00am
Event Type: 

Preschool Storytime

Join our amazing Preschool Story Time! Kids and their caregivers will read terrific stories, do activities that help develop the skills needed for learning to read and for school, and so much more!

Every Thursday 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Ages: 3 – 5 years (others may drop in, but not all activities are suitable for younger children)   

Free, drop in!

Optimist Room

 

August 29th, 10:30am to 11:15am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

August 31st, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

September 7th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

September 14th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

September 21st, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: 

Saturday Family Storytime

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Dates: every Saturday, 10:30-11:00 a.m. 

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

September 28th, 10:30am to 11:00am
Event Type: