Kids Programs/Events

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Excerpts from the @Your Library Guide for:

NB: Registration for these programs is handled by the Town of Oakville's IRIS system.

Highlights below.

The TD Every Child Ready to Read First Concert

This year we are celebrating a bit differently. The Last Polar Bears, based on the book from Harry Horse, is a funny, moving story of a grandfather’s unlikely trip to the Arctic with his opinionated dog, Roo. This performance by RAG and BONE Puppet Theatre features live action, live music and puppets – including 20 knitted penguins and of course, a talking dog. Presented in partnership with the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts and sponsored by TD Canada Trust.

Age: All Ages
Cost: Free/Ticket required
Date: Wednesday, November 5 from 2:00 – 2:45pm
Location: Glen Abbey Community Centre Gymnasium
Tickets available at all branches and online starting Monday, October 6, 2014.

Paws 4 Stories

Build enthusiasm and confidence by reading aloud with a PET therapy trained dog! Presented in partnership with St. John’s Ambulance.

Ages: 6-10Y
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Monday, October 20-November 24, 2014 from 4-5:10pm
Woodside Branch, Wednesday, October 22-November 26, 2014 from 4-5:10pm
*Free! (20 minute time slot for each child)
Register by calling 905-338-4247
Parents must remain in the library for the duration of the program.

Lana Button visits OPL

Meet children’s author Lana Button who is passionate about picture books! 2011 and 2014 Blue Spruce Award nominee for Willow’s Whisper and Willow Finds A Way respectively, Lana will share the writing process in a lively, entertaining presentation.

Age: 5Y-12Y
Cost: $5
Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 2:00 – 2:45pm
Central Branch
Register through iris. Course code: 200764

Alphabeasties

A new unparented preschool program that will feature exciting stories, rhymes, and songs. Each week, participants will take home a creation inspired by the alphabet. Focus will be on school readiness, letter awareness and of course, F-U-N!

Age: 3Y-5Y
Cost: $70/10 classes
Register through iris

Saturday, September 13 start – Glen Abbey Branch / 11:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, September 13 start – Iroquois Ridge Branch / 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Saturday, January 10 start – Glen Abbey Branch / 11:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, January 10 start – Iroquois Ridge Branch / 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Baby’s First Storytime

Take a break out of your busy day and spend some special time with your baby at the library. See your baby laugh and smile, as you sing, clap, bounce, and listen to rhymes and stories. Your instructor is your one-on-one resource for all of your early literacy questions.

Age: 6M -12M
Cost: Free/10 classes
Register through iris

Monday, September 8 start – Glen Abbey Branch / 10:00am – 10:30am
Monday, September 8 start – Iroquois Ridge Branch / 11:00am – 11:30am
Tuesday, September 9 start – Woodside Branch / 10:00am – 10:30am
Wednesday, September 10 start – Central Branch / 11:00am – 11:30am
Thursday, September 11 start – Glen Abbey Branch / 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Monday, January 5 start – Glen Abbey Branch / 10:00am – 10:30am
Monday, January 5 start – Iroquois Ridge Branch / 11:00am – 11:30am
Tuesday, January 6 start – Woodside Branch / 10:00am – 10:30am
Wednesday, January 7 start – Central Branch / 11:00am – 11:30am
Thursday, January 8 start – Glen Abbey Branch / 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Explore ‘N Play

Join us for this exciting new program that features sensory activities and course our favorite rhymes, songs, and stories. This hands-on program will encourage your toddler to discover the world around them while developing language, observation, and reading skills. Bring your curiosity and explore with us!

Ages: 18 months – 30 months
Cost: $77/11 classes
Register through iris

Tuesday, September 9 start – Glen Abbey Branch / 10:00am – 10:45am
Thursday, September 11 start – Central Branch / 10:00am – 10:45am
Friday, September 12 start – Iroquois Ridge Branch / 10:00am – 10:45am
Tuesday, January 6 start – Glen Abbey Branch / 10:00am – 10:45am
Thursday, January 8 start – Central Branch / 10:00am – 10:45am
Friday, January 9 start – Iroquois Ridge Branch / 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Family Storytime

Children of all ages are encouraged to bring their family members to shake their sillies out at this storytime filled with songs, rhymes and stories. No registration is required; just drop in.

Age: All Ages
Cost: Free/10 weeks/Drop-In

Central Branch
Monday, September 8 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Friday, September 12 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Saturday, September 13 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Monday, January 5 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Friday, January 9 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Saturday, January 10 / 10:00am – 10:30am

Clearview Neighbourhood Branch
Tuesday, September 9 / 6:30 – 7:00pm
Tuesday, January 6 / 6:30 – 7:00pm

Glen Abbey Branch
Monday, September 8 / 11:00am – 11:30am
Wednesday, September 10 / 11:00am – 11:30am
Thursday, September 11 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Thursday, September 11 / 11:00am – 11:30am
Saturday, September 13 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Monday, January 5 / 11:00am – 11:30am
Wednesday, January 7 / 11:00am – 11:30am
Thursday, January 8 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Thursday, January 8 / 11:00am – 11:30am
Saturday, January 10 / 10:00am – 10:30am

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Tuesday, September 9 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Wednesday, September 10 / 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Thursday, September 11 / 11:00am – 11:30am
Tuesday, January 6 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Wednesday, January 7 / 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Thursday, January 8 / 11:00am – 11:30am

White Oaks Branch
Monday, September 8 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Thursday, September 11 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Monday, January 5 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Thursday, January 8 / 10:00am – 10:30am

Woodside Branch
Wednesday, September 10 / 10:00am – 10:30am
Wednesday, January 7 / 10:00am – 10:30am

Born to Read

It is never too early to introduce your child to books and reading! Parents are the best teachers to inspire the love of reading in their children. Come
and learn some techniques with us that will give your child the jump start to their love of literacy!

Age: Birth-6M
Cost: Free/10 classes
Register through iris

Monday, September 8 start – Glen Abbey Branch / 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Wednesday, September 10 start – Iroquois Ridge Branch / 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Monday, January 5 start – Glen Abbey Branch / 1:00pm – 1:30pm
Wednesday, January 7 start – Iroquois Ridge Branch / 1:00pm – 1:30pm


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