Kids Programs/Events

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


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!

Ages: 3-5Y
Cost: $77/11 classes
Register through IRIS

Wednesday Family Movie night–March 26, The Nut Job!

Hey Local families!  Come and enjoy the hottest new pre-released movies!  Kids, bring your blankets, pillows and stuffed animals and make yourself comfortable on the floor–chairs for the adults. Popcorn and juice .50 cents each or $1.00 for both.

All Ages
Wednesday, March 26 and Wednesday, May 28 (no movie in April) 6-8pm
Central Branch Auditorium
$5/ticket or $20 for 5
*To avoid disappointment, pick up your tickets at any branch 2 weeks prior to the showing or arrive early and buy your tickets at the door.

Paws 4 Stories

The Iroquois Ridge Branch of the Oakville Public Library is thrilled to offer Paws 4 Stories, a partnership program with St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Services. The Paws 4 Stories program provides an opportunity for school aged students to build enthusiasm and confidence in reading aloud and to improve reading skills in a relaxed and non-judgmental environment with a pet therapy trained dog.

Join us for this exciting reading experience and make a furry new friend!

Age: 6-10
Cost: Free / 6 classes (20 minute sessions)
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Monday, March 24 from 4:00 – 5:10 (sessions beginning at 4:00, 4:25 and 4:50)
Registration begins: February 18 (maximum 6 participants)
Please call the Iroquois Ridge Branch to register: 905-338-4247

Family Storytime at QEPCCC

Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities make up this fun-packed drop-in storytime. For children of all ages who are accompanied by their parents or caregivers. Start building a lifelong love of reading!

Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10:00am – 10:30am
Fall: September 10 until December 19, 2013
Winter: January 7 until June 19, 2014
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (Blackbox Theatre)
2302 Bridge Road, Oakville.

Science Kids

Give your kids the chance to create their own simple science experiments and see the amazing results. This un-parented, hands-on preschool program is a fun first experience with the magic of science.

Ages: 3-5Y
Cost: $77/11 classes
Register through IRIS

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: 1.5 – 2.5Y
Cost: $77/11 classes
Register through IRIS


3D Printing!

Come and learn how to print your own 3D item using our Makerbot 3D printer!

Ages: 9-11
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 6:30-8:00pm
Central Branch
$5/1 class
Register through IRIS using course code 196098.

Mother’s Day Drop-in

Come and join us for a fun afternoon with Mom (or Dad!) We’ll decorate a canvas tote bag for Mom’s special things.

Ages: 5 and up
Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 1:00-3:00pm
Glen Abbey Branch
*Please arrive early as space is limited.