CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS - SPRING
Download the Books and Beyond Spring guide to programs, services, resources and more at CPL.
For all spring story times, please visit the Story Time page
Are you between the ages of 6-10 years of age and need some practice with your reading? Then CPL's Reading Buddy Program is the one for you!
Reading Buddies is a registered program for children to spend time each week reading aloud with a trained buddy. For more information about this program, please contac email@example.com; alternatively, Leo Scardicchio at 905-857-1400 ext. 239 by March 21st. Please note that the number of registrants accepted is dependent upon the number of available volunteers. First come, first served.
Wednesday, April 4 | AB Branch | 5:30 - 6:15 pm
Tinkercad 3D Design
Learn about the basics of 3D printing by designing a 3D object in Tinkercad. Start with basic design techniques to create a keychain or nametag that will then be printed on the Makerbot Mini 3D printer. No experience necessary.
Thursday, April 5 | MD Valleywood Branch | 5:30 - 6:30 pm | age 6 - 12 | register here
Digital Innovation: 3D Design and Printing
Become 3D certified at the library! Learn the basics of 3D printing and real world applications before designing your own object or remixing an older creation.
Thursday, April 5 | MD Valleywood Branch | 7 - 8 pm | ages 12+ | register here
BAM! Book Art Make: Watercolour Animals
Share a book and create your own masterpiece in this art-based story time for all ages. Parental accompaniment is required for children under 6 years.
Tuesday, April 10 | Southfields Pop-Up | 6:45 pm | drop-in
Learn how to build your own simple walking robot using motors, batteries and more - let your imagination guide you!
Thursday, April 12 | Inglewood Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | ages 8 - 12 | register here
STEM Village Club
STEM Village makes learning science, technology, engineering and math fun! Explore the amazing world of STEM with experiments, games and activities.
Tuesday, April 17 | Alton Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | age 10+ | register here
Get Creative with Bricks 4 Kidz
Get creative with DUPLO! Build an engaging model based on a variety of themes, including the alphabet, animals and more at this fun workshop.
Thursday, April 19 | AB Branch | 5:30 - 6:30 pm | ages 4 - 5 | register here
LEGO Technic with Bricks 4 Kidz
Using specialized LEGO® Technic pieces such as gears, axles, and electric motors, children work in pairs to construct a variety of Bricks 4 Kidz models, as well as build creations of their own during free-play periods.
Thursday, April 19 | AB Branch | 7 - 8 pm | ages 6 - 12 | register here
Discover and create as you explore the world of STEM through 3D printing, Ozobots, tower building and fun science experiments.
Tuesday, April 24 | Southfields Pop-Up | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | all ages | drop-in
Outside the Book: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Explore Greek mythology with us as we dive into the world of Percy Jackson andhis demi-god friends.
Thursday, April 26 | CE Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | ages 6+ | register here
Stop by the library and enjoy DIY crafts on your day away from school.
Friday, April 27
AB Branch | 10 am - 6 pm | all ages | drop-in
CV Branch | 10 am - 6 pm | all ages | drop-in
MD Valleywood Branch | 10 am - 6 pm | all ages | drop-in
Kids, Coding and Computer Science
Get creative with computer science. Practice the basics of coding with fun apps and Ozobots or try webpage design using Code Dojo.
Tuesday, May 1 | Alton Branch | 6:45 - 7:45pm | ages 6 - 12 | register here
Thursday, May 24 | Ab Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | ages 6 - 12 | register here
May the 4th Be With you: A Star Wars Program
Come celebrate the epic Star Wars Saga with us as we dive into activities and crafts that explore the Light side and Dark Side of the Force. How well do you know characters from the Star Wars Universe?
Thursday, May 3 | CV Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | ags 6 + | register here
Fun with Comics
Love comics and graphic novels? Jump into your favourite story and explore the world of comics! Use your Pokemon knowledge to design your own Pokemon in the Pokelab before embarking on a quest to find the rarest Pokemon. Create some yummy treats inspired by Nintendo's Super Mario! While supplies last.
Saturday, May 5 | AB Branch | 11 am - 1 pm | ages birth - 12 | drop-in
BAM! Book Art Make: Garden Art
Share a book and create your own masterpiece in this art-based story time.
Tuesday, May 8 | Southfields Pop-Up | 6:45 pm | all ages | drop-in
Artful Library: Bubble Hydrangeas
Create a bouquet of beautiful hydrangeas using bubbles and paint.
Thursday May 10 | CE Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | ages 6 - 12 | register here
Screen printing, crayon drip art, perler beads and more. Drop in and try your hand at different art projects.
Tuesday, May 22 | Southfields Pop-Up | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | ages 10+ | drop-in
Artful Library: Kindness Rocks Project
Spread some kindness in your community by designing painted rocks with inspirational messages and then setting them free for others to find.
Saturday, May 26 | Alton Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | ages 6 - 12 | register here
Tween programs - spring
Mother/Daughter Paint Night
A program for beginners that encourages mothers and daughter (age 12 - 100) to spend a special evening together. All materials will be provided for painting a garden scene. Enjoy light refreshments while you get creative and discover a new way to celebrate Mother's Day.
Thursday, May 10 | AB Branch | 7 pm | register here