Kids Programs/Events

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

Highlights below.

Rhythm, Rhyme and Read – 3Rs with the YMCA

Let’s rock and read at the 3 Rs parented drop-in program. The Oakville Public Library and YMCA of Oakville partner together to introduce children to early literacy with exciting rhymes, stories, music, and crafts.

Every Wednesday*
1:00pm – 2:00pm
YMCA of Oakville – 410 Rebecca Street
Cost: Free/On-going
Age: 18M-4Y

*No classes December 20 and December 27, 2017

 

Preschool Dance Party!

Get ready to shake your sillies out at this special storytime that focuses on music, movement, and physical literacy! Please arrive early as spaces are limited.
 
Fall Dates:
  • White Oaks Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    September 11 to October 9
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    September 14 to October 12
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    September 16 to October 14
Winter Dates:
  • White Oaks Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    January 8 to February 5
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    January 11 to February 8
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00am-10:30 am
    January 13 to February 10
Age: 1Y–4Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Babytime

It is never too early to introduce your child to books and reading! See your baby laugh and smile, as you sing, clap, bounce, and listen to rhymes and stories. Please arrive early as spaces are limited.

Fall Dates:
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    September 11 to November 13
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00-11:30am
    September 11 to November 13
  • Woodside Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    September 12 to November 14
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    September 13 to November 15
Winter Dates:
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00-11:30am
    January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
  • Woodside Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    January 9, 2018 to March 6, 2018
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00-10:30am
    January 10, 2018 to March 7, 2018
  • White Oaks Branch – 11:00-11:30am
    January 11, 2018 to March 8, 2018
Age: Birth – 1Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Tales and Tunes: with the Oakville Parent-Child Centre

Come and join in the fun with your baby! Songs, stories, games and lots of enjoyment make for a fun afternoon out.
 
From September 11 to December 18 and again from January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
Iroquois Ridge Branch
1:30pm-2:30pm
Age: 5-12M
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Parachute Play

Children and their caregivers are welcome to join us in exploring all the fun that a parachute has to offer. We will have a great time, singing and bouncing around a giant parachute. Please arrive early to secure your spot.
 
Fall Dates:
  • Central Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    September 11 to October 9
  • Woodside Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    September 12 to October 10
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 15 to October 13
Winter Dates:
  • Central Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    January 8 to February 5
  • Woodside Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    January 9 to February 6
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 12 to February 9
Age: 2Y-4Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Croque Matin from Les Coccinelles d’Oakville Inc.

L’heure du conte en français comprend des chansons, comptines et histoires en français pour les enfants de 0 à 5 ans accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien.

Storytime — in French! Includes songs, nursery rhymes and stories, of course! For children from birth to 5 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

From September 11 to December 18 and again from January 8, 2018 to March 5, 2018
Woodside Branch
10:00am-10:30am
Age: Birth-5Y
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Little English Language Learners with the Halton Multicultural Council, YMCA and Halton Region Health

Come and join this unique program for children to learn basic English skills as well as valuable skills to get ready for school. Each week the children will develop early learning skills through stories, music, and crafts.
 
From September 12 to March 6
9:30am-11:00am
Faith Baptist Church
1415 Trafalgar Road, Oakville
Age: Birth-5Y
Cost: Free/On-going
 
*No classes on January 2 and March 6

Pajama Storytime

Wear your most comfortable pajamas and bring your favourite stuffed animal to an evening storytime filled with books, rhymes and songs.

Fall Dates:

  • Clearview Neighbourhood Branch – 6:30pm-7:00pm
    September 12 to November 14
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 6:00pm-6:30pm
    September 13 to November 15
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 7:00pm-7:30pm
    September 14 to November 16

Winter Dates:

  • Clearview Neighbourhood Branch – 6:30pm-7:00pm
    January 9 to March 6
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 6:00pm-6:30pm
    January 10 to March 7
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 7:00pm-7:30pm
    January 11 to March 8
Age: All Ages
Cost: Free/Drop-in

Final week for programs are: November 13-19 & March 5-10

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 and of course fun!

Fall Dates:
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 12 to November 14
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 12 to November 14
  • Central Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 13 to November 15
  • White Oaks Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 13 to November 15
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 13 to November 15
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    September 13 to November 15
  • Woodside Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 13 to November 15
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 14 to November 16
  • Central Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 16 to November 18
  • White Oaks Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    September 16 to November 18
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    September 16 to November 18
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00am-11:30am (New!)
    September 22 to November 17

Winter Dates:

  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 9 to March 6
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 9 to March 6
  • Central Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 10 to March 7
  • White Oaks Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 10 to March 7
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 10 to March 7
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    January 10 to March 7
  • Woodside Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 10 to March 7
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 11 to March 8
  • Central Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 13 to March 10
  • White Oaks Branch – 10:00am-10:30am
    January 13 to March 10
  • Glen Abbey Branch – 11:00am-11:30am
    January 13 to March 10
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Final week for programs are: November 13-19 & March 5-10

Come Together: Intergenerational Storytime (New!)

Join us at our bi-weekly trips to Chartwell Retirement Residence for an Intergenerational Storytime! Come together and let your child sing songs, read stories, and laugh with the neighbours in your community.
 
Chartwell Retirement Residence
180 Oak Park Blvd, Oakville
10:00am-10:30am
Age: All Ages
Cost: Free/Drop-in
 
– September 12
– September 26
– October 10
– October 24
– November 7
– November 21
– January 9, 2018
– January 23, 2018
– February 6, 2018
 
Please arrive early as spots are limited.

Tickles and Tales with the Oakville Parent-Child Centre

Don’t miss this fun-filled hour of baby games, music, rhymes and stories.

1:00pm-2:00pm
Age: Birth-6M
Cost: Free/6 classes

Classes at OP-CC, 461 North Service Road, Oakville:

  • September 12
  • October 24
  • December 5
  • January 30

Classes at OP-CC, 1500 Sixth Line, Oakville:

  • September 14
  • October 26
  • December 7
  • February 1

Please register with the Oakville Parent-Child Centre at www.op-cc.ca.

*No class December 28 and January 3 and 4.

 

ArtHouse Papier Mache

From ‘bobbleheads’ to vases and pinatas, papier maché is a pop culture art
form for every child to enjoy. Join ArtHouse instructor, Andrea Charendoff, for an hour of unleashing your creativity.

Ages 7-9Y
Woodside Branch
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Cost: Free/8 classes

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Register through Iris using course code: 230179
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018
    Register through Iris using course code: 230249

Ages 10-12Y
Woodside Branch
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Cost: Free/8 classes

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017
    Register through Iris using course code: 230223
  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018
    Register through Iris using course code: 230250

*No programs on Tuesday, October 31.

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.

11:00am-12:00pm
Age: 2Y-4Y
Cost: $7

Awesome Apples

  • Monday, September 18 (Iroquois Ridge Branch)
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230207
  • Friday, September 29 (Woodside Branch)
    Register through IRIS  using course code: 230208

Cool Candy Science

  • Monday, October 16 (Iroquois Ridge Branch)
    Register through IRIS  using course code: 230209
  • Friday, October 27 (Woodside Branch)
    Register through IRIS  using course code: 230210

Marvelous Machines

  • Monday, November 20 (Iroquois Ridge Branch)
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230211
  • Friday, December 01 (Woodside Branch)
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230212

Let It Snow!

  • Monday, January 15 (Iroquois Ridge Branch)
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230267
  • Friday, January 26 (Woodside Branch)
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230268

Shadow Science

  • Monday, February 12 (Iroquois Ridge Branch)
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230269
  • Friday, February 23 (Woodside Branch)
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230270

3D Printing

Come and learn how to design your own 3D item using our Makerbot 3D printer. We’ll print your design to pick up at a later date.

Central Branch Dates:
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 (Course Code: 230234)
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 (Course Code: 230236)

Iroquois Ridge Branch Dates:
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 (Course Code: 230177)
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 (Course Code: 230235)

Ages: 8-12Y
Cost: $7/1 class
Time: 7:00pm-8:00pm

Imagination Unleashed!

Let your inner artist shine in this 1-hour unstructured program.  We provide the supplies, you provide the imagination!

11:00am-12:00pm
Ages: 2Y-4Y
$7/ 1 Class

Friday, September 29, 2017
Glen Abbey Branch
Register through IRIS using course code 230190.

Friday. November 24, 2017
Central Branch
Register through IRIS using course code 230191.

Friday. January 26, 2018
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Register through IRIS using course code 230246.

Wednesday Family Movie Nights

Come and enjoy the best new movie, or a family favourite film on the big screen at the Central Branch. Kids, bring your blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals and make yourself comfortable on the floor.
 
Upcoming Dates:
– Wednesday, October 4
– Wednesday, November 22
– Wednesday, December 20
 
6:30pm-8:30pm
Central Branch
Age: All Ages
Cost: $5/Ticket
 
Popcorn and juice will be available for 50 cents each. Chairs will be provided for adults.

Paws 4 Stories

Build enthusiasm and confidence by reading aloud with a St. John’s ambulance trained therapy dog! Three twenty minute time slots will be available.

Iroquois Ridge Branch Dates:

  • Monday, October 16, 2017
    Register through Iris using course code: 230203
  • Monday, January 15, 2018
    Register through Iris using course code: 230260

Glen Abbey Branch Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 17, 2017
    Register through Iris using course code: 230261
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    Register through Iris using course code: 230262

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Cost: Free/6 Classes
Ages: 6-10

Staff will contact you in advance of the program to book your time slot.

No program on Monday, October 31st for Hallowe’en or Monday, February 12th for Family Day.

Alphabet Time

A, B, C… you at this unique letter-focused storytime program that combines informational books with sensory experiences.
  • October 20 to November 24
  • February 16 to March 23
Glen Abbey Branch
10:00am-10:30am
Age: 2Y-4Y
Free/Drop-in
6 classes

Giggles and Galleries in Partnership with the Oakville Galleries

Come on out to Central branch for a one-hour art experience. Bring along baby for a brief tour of the Oakville Galleries’ latest exhibit, then join us afterwards in the Children’s Department for a story and song, followed by making your own art pieces with baby to take home.

Birth – 2Y

10:00am-11:00am
Central Branch
Cost: $7/1 Class

  • Friday, October 27, 2017
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230195
  • Friday, February 02, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230244

2Y – 4Y

10:00am-11:00am
Central Branch
Cost: $7/1 Class

  • Friday, November 17, 2017
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230185
  • Friday, March 02, 2018
    Register through IRIS using course code: 230245

Ozobots

Meet Ozobot, a tiny robot, and learn about computer science and coding.
 
Ages 8-12Y Upcoming Dates:
– Saturday, October 28 (Course code: 230200)
– Saturday, February 3 (Course code: 230259)
 
10:00am – 11:15am
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: $7/1 Class
Ages 5-7Y Upcoming Dates:
– Saturday, November 18 (Course code: 230202)
– Saturday, January 6 (Course code: 230258)
 
10:00am – 11:15am
White Oaks Branch
Cost: $7/1 Class

Bloxels

Bloxels are a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. Join us and build your own video game with Bloxels.
5-7Y
Saturday, November 18
2:00pm-4:00pm
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: $7/1 Class
 
Register through Iris using course code: 230180.
 
8-12Y
Saturday, January 20
10:00am-12:00pm
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: $7/1 Class
 
Register through Iris using course code: 230239.

Tech Tots

Bring your toddler and learn about the latest age appropriate technology for your kids. We’ll show you games, apps and literacy tools you can use at home.

10:00am-11:00am
Age: 3Y-4Y
Cost: Free

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Please register with IRIS using the course code 230271

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
White Oaks Branch
Please register with IRIS using the course code 230273

Devices will be provided to participants to practice on.

Ozoblockly

Join us to learn about computer science and coding with the Ozobots. We will show you how to code using Ozoblockly then give you coding challenges.
 
Tuesday, December 05
6:00pm-7:30pm
Register through Iris using course code: 230198
 
Saturday, February 17
10:00am-11:30am
Register through Iris using course code: 230257
Age: 8-12Y
Cost: $7/1 Class

Noon Year’s Eve

Happy New Year! Join us as we ring in 2018 with stories, music, and fun activities.
 
Saturday, December 30
11:00am–12:00 pm
Central Branch
Age: 1Y-4Y
Cost: Free

Register through IRIS using course code 230228

Build a Bot

Help us hack and tinker with everyday items to make fun little robots!

Age: 9-12Y
Saturday, January 06, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
Register through Iris using course code:  230241

Age: 5-8Y
Saturday, March 03, 2018
10:00am-12:00pm
Register through Iris using course code: 230240

Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: $7/1 Class

Blinky Bracelets

Learn simple sewing skills using conductive thread. We’ll learn how circuits work while creating fun, light-up LED cuff bracelets.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
Iroquois Ridge, Creation Zone
Cost: $15/1 Class*
Age: 8-12Y

*Register through Iris using course code: 230263

 

Behind the Scenes at the Library!

Do you have what it takes to become a librarian? Learn what goes on behind the scenes as you complete activities to earn your very own special certificate in Library Science!
 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
3:30pm-5:30pm
Clearview Neighbourhood Branch
Ages: 2 – 12Y
Cost: Free

Register through IRIS using course code 230238.

 

Family Performance: Beauty and the Beast

The ever-popular Duffelbag Theatre Group returns once more to OPL for another special performance to celebrate Family Literacy Day. This hilarious and energetic troupe brings popular and classic fairytales to life using elements of improv and audience participation. Don’t miss out on this free event as tickets go quickly! Duffelbag Theatre Group is represented by Prologue to the Performing Arts, a charitable organization dedicated to bringing the performing arts to young people.
 
Saturday, January 27
2:00pm-2:45pm
Queen Elizabeth Park Community Cultural Centre
Age: All Ages
Cost: Free/Ticket*
 
*Complimentary tickets are available at all library branches beginning Saturday, January 20, 2018. Everyone attending must have a ticket.

PD Day: Imagination Emporium

With just a little bit of imagination, anything is possible! Come to our Imagination Emporium and see where creativity leads you.
 
Friday, February 02
10:00am-11:30am
Glen Abbey Branch
Age: 5Y and up
Cost: Free/Drop-In

Artsy Robots

Want to make a robot that draws? Join us to create your very own drawbot!

Saturday, February 17, 2018
2:00pm-4:00pm
White Oaks Branch
Cost: $15/1 Class*
Age: 5-12Y

 Register through Iris using course code: 230243

 

 

Mo Willems Party

Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus! Come celebrate this beloved author with stories, songs, games and crafts.
 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
11:00am-12:00pm
Central Branch
Ages: 2Y-4Y
$7/ 1 Class

Register through IRIS using course code 230254.

 

Frame-tastic!

Shhh! Don’t tell the librarians, but sometimes, the best use for an old book is to reinvent it. Join us for a fun craft where we will decorate picture frames using the beautiful artwork and text from older books.

Saturday, March 03
2:00pm-4:00pm
Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: $15/1 Class*
Age: 8-12Y

Register through Iris using course code: 230321

 

 


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