Kids Programs/Events

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Highlights below.

Creation Zone Open Studios

Stop by the Iroquois Ridge Creation Zone every other Wednesday* for a fun and interactive Open Studio session!

Every Other Wednesday*
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Ages: All Ages

Two-Hour Tinker

Check out our new Two-Hour Tinker Loanable Tech Toys:

Visit Iroquois branch of Oakville Public Library to explore new technologies and creation. With your FREE library card you can sign out and play with a Code-A-Pillar, Ozobot, Cubelets, Snap Circuits and much more. The length of sign out is two-hours with most of the tech toys to be used in the Creation Zone at the Branch.

Where: Iroquois Ridge Branch, 1051 Glenashton Dr., Oakville, L6H 6Z4

When: During library hours

 

Preschool Discovery Lab!

Are you feeling curious?  What better place than the library to exercise a sense of adventure and explore the world around us! Join us as you and your child investigate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematic concepts in fun and exciting ways.

Glen Abbey
Monday September 10
1:00-2:00pm
Saturday September 15
1:00-2:00pm
Monday January 7-CANCELLED
1:00-2:00pm
Saturday January 12
1:00-2:00pm
Central
Thursday September 13
11:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday January 10 CANCELLED
11:00am – 12:00pm
Iroquois Ridge
Saturday January 12
10:30-11:30am
Age: 2Y-4Y
Cost: $35/5 classes

Crafting Through the Holidays

Come by for holiday themed crafts, stories, and fun. Spook with us on Halloween, Love us on Valentine’s Day, Cozy up in Winter, and Celebrate the New Year!

Age: 2-4Y

Cost: Free / Drop-in

Woodside Branch

Sat / Oct 20

11:00am – 12:00pm

Central Branch

Sat / Oct 27

11:00am – 12:00pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch

Sun / Oct 28

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Glen Abbey Branch

Tues / Oct 30

7:00pm – 8:00pm

White Oaks Branch

Sat / Dec 8

11:00am – 12:00pm

Glen Abbey Branch

Sun / Dec 9

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Central Branch

Sat / Dec 15

11:00am – 12:00pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch

Mon / Dec 17

10:00am – 11:00am

Central Branch

Sat / Dec 29

11:00am – 12:00pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch

Tues / Feb 5

10:30am – 11:30am

Drag Queen Storytime

Join us for a special family storytime with The East Toronto Drag Queens! Baby Bel Bel and Lucy Flawless will join us in full costume and makeup to share in an hour of storytelling, dress-up, and fun. The goal is to promote literacy & freedom of expression.

Central Branch – Auditorium

Saturday October 20th

11:00am – 12:00pm

All ages

RoboRobo™ Robotics

Join us for a RoboRoboTM Robotics Program that allows young engineers the opportunity to Build, Program & Play while learning the basics of robotics. The Lego style building blocks contain special circuits that will help students make their own custom-built robot move in different patterns through a card-reader system with colourful programing cards. Each child will enjoy the excitement of building a moving robot and easy programming without a computer.

  • Saturday, January 12
    10:00 – 11:30a.m.
    Course Code: 245081
  • Saturday, February 23
    10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
    Course Code: 245082

Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: 6Y-9Y

 

Bee the Change

In partnership with Oakville Green, children will develop an understanding of our natural world through stories, discussion, and activities. Get ready to learn about plants and even take one home.

Friday, July 19
2 p.m.-4 p.m.
White Oaks Branch
Cost: Free / 1 class
Age: 6Y-12Y
Course Code: 245236

Cursive Writing Drop-In

Interested in cursive writing, but unable to attend our Cursive Writing Workshop with Edda Manley? No fear, an alternative is here! This drop-in style session offers children of various ages the opportunity to engage in different activities aimed at introducing cursive writing.

Central

Thursday April 18th

6:30-8:00pm

Program Room

 

Glen Abbey

Friday April 12th

2:00-3:30pm

Program Room

Unicorn Party

Unicorns are magical and unique creatures, and so are you!  Come to our unicorn party to celebrate self-confidence, self-esteem, and social acceptance with creative crafts and stories.

  • Saturday, June 15
    11am-12pm
    White Oaks Branch
    Course code: 245223
  • Saturday, July 13
    11am-12pm
    White Oaks Branch
    Course code: 245288
  • Tuesday, July 16
    1:30pm-2:30pm
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 245287

Drop-in and Build with Lego®

Come explore with us.  We supply the Lego®, you have fund creating.

White Oaks Branch
Wednesday July 10
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Central Branch
Thursday July 25
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Clearview Branch
Wednesday August 7
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Iroquois Ridge
Sunday August 18
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Free/Drop-in
All Ages

 

Babytime

It is never too early to introduce your child to reading. See your baby laugh and smile as you sing, clap, bounce and learn rhymes together. All participants are welcome to stay, play and chat after the session.

 

Thursday, March 21
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
White Oaks Branch
Cost: Free / 10 classes

Thursday, July 4
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
White Oaks Branch
9 classes

Monday, March 18 (*The Monday April 8th class is cancelled due to Battle of the Books*)
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Central Branch
10 classes

Monday July 8
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Central Branch
8 classes

Tuesday, March 19
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
10 classes

Friday, March 22
1 pm-1:30pm
Glen Abbey
9 classes

Tuesday, July 2
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
9 classes

Friday, July 5
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
9 classes

Wednesday, March 20
1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
10 classes

Wednesday, July 3
1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
9 classes

Wednesday, March 20
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Woodside Branch
10 classes

Wednesday, July 3
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Woodside Branch
9 classes

Free
Age: Birth-12M

Preschool Dance Party

Get ready to shake your sillies out at this special storytime that focuses on music, movement and physical literacy.

Tuesday, March 19
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
White Oaks Branch

Sunday, March 17
2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Central Branch
5 classes

Wednesday, March 20 (The April 10th class is cancelled due to Battle of the Books)
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Central Branch
5 classes

Wednesday, March 20
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Woodside Branch
5 classes

Thursday, March 21
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
5 classes

Friday, March 22
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
9 classes

Tuesday, July 2
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
White Oaks Branch
9 classes

Wednesday, July 3
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Central Branch
5 classes

Wednesday, July 3
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Woodside Branch
5 classes

Thursday, July 4
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
5 classes

Sunday, July 7
2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Central Branch
5 classes

Cost: Free/9 classes
Age: 1Y-4Y

Green Screen for Kids

Join us to try out green screen technology and create a cool scene featuring YOU.  Pick up your photo at a later date.

Tuesday April 23
3pm-4pm
White Oaks Branch
Course Code: 245174

Cost: $7/ 1 class
Age: 8Y-12Y

Summer Reading Club Opening Ceremony

Welcome to the beginning of another exciting Summer Reading Club. Get ready to sing, clap and dance along with our exciting children’s performer TEAM T AND J

Saturday July 6th
2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre
Rehearsal Hall, 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville
Age: All Ages
Cost: Free/Ticketed

Tickets will be available at all OPL branches two weeks prior to the event.

Reading Buddies – Summer Reading Club

Drop-in to this weekly session for fun literacy activities and games.  Be paired up with a teen volunteer who will help you with your reading skills and have fun enjoying books together!

Sessions start the week of July 8 and runs until August 24.
(no session on Monday August 5)

Central Branch
Mondays
5:30pm-6:15pm
6:30pm-7:15pm

Woodside Branch
Tuesdays
2:00pm-2:45pm
3:00pm-3:45pm

Sixteen Mile Branch
Wednesdays
5:00pm-5:45pm
6:00pm-6:45pm

White Oaks Branch
Thursdays
10:00am-10:45am
11:00am-11:45am

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Saturdays
10:00am-10:45am
11:00am-11:45am

Age: 6Y-10Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in

TD Summer Reading Opening Ceremony featuring TEAM T & J

Welcome to the beginning of another exciting Summer Reading Club. Get ready to sing, clap and dance along with our exciting children’s performer TEAM T & J

Saturday July 6
2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre
Rehearsal Hall
2302 Bridge Road

Age: All ages
Cost: Free/Ticketed

Tickets will be available at all OPL branches two weeks prior to the event.

 


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