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

Preschool Dance Party

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

 

  • Sunday, September 9
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Tuesday, September 11
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Wednesday, September 12
    11  a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
  • Thursday, September 13
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Friday, September 14
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Sunday, January 6
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Tuesday, January 8
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Thursday, January 10
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Friday, January 11
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Wednesday, February 13
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Central Branch

Cost: Free /5 classes

Age: 1Y-4Y

Please arrive early as spaces are limited.

Exploration Station

Drop by the library each week to play, discover, and explore different technologies and games.

Thursdays
3:30p.m.-5p.m.
Clearview Neighbourhood Branch
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: 5Y-12Y

 

Math Munchkins

Develop numeracy skills through stories & play.

  • Monday, September 10
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Sunday, October 14
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Tuesday, October 16
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Wednesday, October 17
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
  • Thursday, October 18
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Monday, October 22
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Monday, January 7
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Sunday, February 10
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Monday, February 11
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Tuesday, February 12
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Wednesday, February 13
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
  • Thursday, February 14
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch

Cost: Free/5 classes
Age: 2Y-4Y

Please arrive early as spaces are limited.

Tales & Tunes with the Oakville Parent-Child Centre

Come and join the fun with your baby. Songs, stories, games, and lots of enjoyment make for a fun afternoon out.

Mondays
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: 5M-12M

 

Family Storytime

Get moving at the library with stories, songs, and fun.

Storytimes start the week of September 9th for Fall and week of January 6th for Winter.

Glen Abbey Branch
Mondays          10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Mondays          11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays    10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays    11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Thursdays        7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Fridays             10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Fridays             11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Saturdays         11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Tuesdays         10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays    6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays       10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Clearview Neighbourhood Branch
Tuesdays         6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

White Oaks Branch
Wednesdays    10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Woodside Branch
Wednesdays   10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Central Branch
Thursdays       10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Please arrive early as spaces are limited.

 

3D Printing

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

  • Monday, September 10
    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 239939
  • Thursday, September 27
    7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 239941
  • Saturday, November 3
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 239940
  • Monday, November 12
    6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 239942
  • Tuesday, January 22
    7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 240014
  • Monday, January 28
    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 240013
  • Monday, March 4
    6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 240015

Cost: $7

Age: 8Y-12Y

Family Storytime at QEPCCC

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities make up this fun-packed storytime. Start building a lifelong love of reading.

Starting Tuesday September 11 and Thursday September 13

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Blackbox Theatre

Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: All ages

Final class is Thursday, March 7

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:

  • Tuesday September 11
  • Tuesday January 8

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

  • Thursday September 13
  • Thursday January 10

Please visit OPCC for more information.

*Final class for Fall is Dec/18 & 20  and Mar/5 & 7 for Winter

 

Create with ArtHouse – Junior

Join ArtHouse instructor, Andrea Charendoff, for a different art project each week. A variety of art materials and techniques will be used including: acrylic paints, canvases, oil pastels, watercolours, paper mache, collage, and more. Explore your creativity.

Tuesday, September 11
5 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Woodside Branch, Program Room
Course Code: 239968

Tuesday, January 15
5 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Woodside Branch, Program Room
Course Code: 240022

Cost: Free/8 classes
Age:7Y-9Y

Create with ArtHouse – Senior

Join ArtHouse instructor, Andrea Charendoff, for a different art project each week. A variety of art materials and techniques will be used including: acrylic paints, canvases, oil pastels, watercolours, paper mache, collage, and more. Explore your creativity.

Tuesday, September 11
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Woodside Branch, Program Room
Course Code: 239967

Tuesday, January 15
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Woodside Branch, Program Room
Course Code: 240021

Cost: Free/8 classes
Age: 10Y-12Y

Rhythm, Rhyme and Read – 3Rs with the YMCA

Let’s rock and read at this awesome 3Rs drop-in program. Oakville Public Library and YMCA of Oakville have partnered to introduce children to early literacy with exciting rhymes, stories, music, and crafts.

Wednesdays
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
YMCA, 410 Rebecca Street, Oakville

Cost: Free/15 classes
Age: 6M-4Y

Virtual Reality

Drop in to the Creation Zone every other Wednesday between 6-8pm to try out virtual reality and chat with our Creation Specialist.

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

Hop, Skip, Jump, Read!

The Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville’s Recreation and Culture Department have teamed up to provide this unique program. The first 30 minutes of this program will introduce participants to fun games and activities that focus on building physical literacy while the second half of the program will be in the library, where you and your little one will enjoy an interactive storytime.

  • Friday, September 21
    Course Code: 239247
    Cost: $108.55/13 classes
  • Friday, January 11
    Course Code: 239248
    Cost: $75.15/9 classes

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Age: 1Y-2Y

Recreation and Culture: 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Oakville Public Library, storytime: 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Giggles & Galleries: Toddler

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

  • Friday, November 16
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 240225
  • Friday, March 1
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 240227

Cost: $7

Age: 18M-4Y

Spelling Bee Challenge

By having fun using games and puzzles, this class will help children learn new vocabulary and improve their spelling and language skills.

Tuesday, March 12
10am-11:30am
Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 9Y-12Y
Course Code: 245211

Colouring 2.0

Wind down with colouring and then we’ll show you how to bring your artwork to life using iPads and Osmos.

Saturday, March 2
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: All Ages

Collage Party

Mix it up and make something colourful! Stop by to make your own piece of collage art. All materials provided.

  • Monday, March 11
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
  • Wednesday, March 13
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Thursday, March 14
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch

Cost: Free
Age: 5Y+

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! Presented by Soli & Rob

Soli tries to help Rob overcome his fear of bugs. Can she do it before they come face to face with the “Bungalow Bugs”? Find out in this musical with puppets all about the insect world.

Monday, March 11
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $5/1 Class
Age: All Ages

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

Giant Games

Things are getting oversized with our giant games! Come try your hand at a variety of popular games jumbo sized for extra fun.

  • Monday, March 11
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Tuesday, March 12
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Wednesday, March 13
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Thursday, March 14
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Woodside Branch

Cost: Free/1 Class
Age: 5Y+

Superhero Party!

Calling all superheroes! Join OPL staff as we bring out the superhero in all of us. With stories and crafts we celebrate what superheroes do and how we can all help our communities. Costumes are encouraged!

Monday, March 11
2pm-3pm
Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: $15
Age: 5Y-7Y
Course Code: 245218

Slime Science

Using common household ingredients, participants will get to create their own slime to take home. Get messy in this fun and interactive program!

Tuesday, March 12
2pm-3:30pm
Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: $15
Age: 8Y-12Y
Course Code: 245210

March Break Exploration Station

Drop by the library to play, discover, and explore different technologies and games.

  • Tuesday, March 12
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Wednesday, March 13
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Thursday, March 14
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Friday, March 15
    11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Saturday, March 16
    2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch

Cost: Free/1 Class
Age: 5Y+

Family Movie

Come on down to Central Branch, bring your family and friends, and join us for a movie.

Wednesday, March 13
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: Free/Ticketed
Age: All Ages

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

Crayon Colouring Party

Don’t let the crayons quit! Join us for an hour of colouring and a story.

Wednesday, March 13
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Clearview Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 3Y-5Y

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.

  • Thursday, March 14
    10am-11am
    Glen Abbey Branch
    Course Code: 245224
  • 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

Cost: $15/ 1 class
Age: 5Y-8Y

Mad Science

Join mad scientists for fun science experiments!

    • Thursday, March 14
      10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
      Woodside Branch
      Course Code:  245181
    • Thursday, March 14
      2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
      Iroquois Ridge Branch
      Course Code: 245182

Cost:  $7/1 class
Age:  7Y+

 

Puppet Show: Rabbit and Bear Paw Theatre Present “The Way”

We are proud to host Rabbit and Bear Paw Theatre’s “The Way”! Join us to learn the story of how the turtle carries our world on her back and how the tiny muskrat succeeded in giving all of us the greatest gift of all.

Thursday, March 14
10 a.m – 11 a.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: $5/Ticket
Age: All Ages

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

Coding Drop-in

Come explore the world of coding in this interactive and informal drop-in. Library staff will be on hand to assist in getting started and teaching you fundamentals of coding and computer science.

Friday, March 15
10:30 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Storytelling with Puppets

Bring your creativity and imagination!  Children will craft their own puppets and learn narrative skills by retelling a story through self directed performances.

Friday, March 15
2pm-3:30pm
Glen Abbey Branch
Cost: $15/1 Class
Age: 7Y-9Y
Course code: 245216

Neighbourhood Storytime

Join your neighbours and community helpers in this storytime designed to bring neighbourhoods together and introduce children to people and roles in their community.

Saturday, March 16
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/5 Classes
Age: All Ages

Math Munchkins

Develop numeracy skills through stories and play.

  • Monday, March 18
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    8 classes
  • Monday, March 18
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.
    White Oaks Branch
    8 classes
  • Sunday, April 28
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
    5 classes
  • Wednesday, April 24
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
    5 classes
  • Wednesday, April 24
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Woodside Branch
    5 classes
  • Monday, July 8
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    7 classes
  • Monday, July 8
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
    7 classes
  • Wednesday, August 7
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
    4 classes
  • Wednesday, August 7
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Woodside Branch
    4 classes
  • Sunday, August 11
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
    4 classes

Cost: Free
Age: 2Y-4Y

Family Storytime

Get moving at the library with stories, songs, and fun.

Storytimes start the week of March 18

  • Glen Abbey Branch
    Mondays 10am-10:30am
    Mondays 11am-11:30am
    Wednesdays 10am-10:30am
    Wednesdays 11am-11:30am
    Fridays 10am-10:30am
  • White Oaks Branch
    Wednesdays 10:15am-10:45am
  • Central Branch
    Thursdays 10am-10:30am
  • Iroquois Ridge Branch
    Tuesdays 10am-10:30am
    Wednesdays 6pm-6:30pm
    Thursdays 10am-10:30am
  • Clearview Branch
    Saturdays 10:30am-11am (March 23-June 29
    Mondays 10:30am-11am (July 8- August 26)

Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Croque Matin with Les Coccinelles d’Oakville Inc.

L’heure du conte en francais comprend des chansons, comptines et histoires en francais pour les enfants de 0 a 5ans accompangnes 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.

Monday, March 18
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Woodside Branch

Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: Birth-5Y

 

New Parent Meet-Up

Are you a new parent who wants to meet other new parents or caregivers in your neighbourhood? Following our weekly Babytime program we will open up our program room fore new parents to get together, learn, share, and connect with one another. Not new to parenthood? Join us to share your knowledge and experiences!

  • Monday, March 18
    11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Monday, July 8*
    11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Wednesday, March 20
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Wednesday, July 3*
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch

Cost: Free/10 Classes *9 Classes
Age: Birth-12M

Tales & Tunes with Oakville Parent Child-Centre

Come and join the fun with your baby. Songs, stories, games, and lots of enjoyment make for a fun afternoon out.

  • Monday, March 18
  • Monday, July 08*

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/15 classes
Age: 5M-12M

*8 classes

Family Storytime at QEPCCC

Stories, songs, rhymes, and movement activities make up this fun-packed storytime. Start building a lifelong love of reading.

Starting Tuesday March 19 and Thursday March 21

Tuesdays and Thursdays
10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre, Blackbox Theatre

Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: All ages

Final class is Thursday June 27

Create with ArtHouse Jr.

Join ArtHouse instructor, Andrea Charendoff, for a different art project each week.  A variety of art materials and techniques will be used including:  acrylic paints, canvases, oil pastels, watercolours, paper mache, collage, and more.  Explore your creativity.

Tuesday, March 19
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Woodside Branch

Cost:  Free/8 classes
Age: 7Y-9Y
Course Code:  245164

Create with ArtHouse Sr.

Join ArtHouse instructor, Andrea Charendoff, for a different art project each week.  A variety of art materials and techniques will be used including:  acrylic paints, canvases, oil pastels, watercolours, paper mache, collage, and more.  Explore your creativity.

Tuesday, March 19
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Woodside Branch

Cost:  Free/8 classes
Age:  10Y-12Y
Course Code: 245165

 

Rhythm, Rhyme and Read – 3Rs

Let’s rock and read at this awesome 3Rs drop-in program. Oakville Public Library and YMCA of Oakville have partnered to introduce children to early literacy with exciting rhymes, stories, music, and crafts.

Wednesdays, beginning March 20
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
YMCA, 410 Rebecca Street, Oakville

Cost: Free/15 classes
Age: 6M-4Y

Preschool Discovery Lab

Are you feeling curious? What better place than the library to exercise a sense of adventure, and to explore the world around us! Join us as we investigate science, technology, engineering, art and math concepts in fun and exciting ways.

  • Thursday, March 21
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 245200
  • Saturday, May 25
    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    Course Code: 245199
  • Thursday, July 4
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 245274

Cost: $35/5 Classes
Age: 2Y-4Y

3D Printing

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

  • Thursday, March 21
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245154
  • Tuesday, April 16
    6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 245156
  • Monday, May 6
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245155
  • Saturday, July 6
    3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245225
  • Tuesday, July 9
    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 245226

Cost: $7
Age: 8Y-12Y

Ozobots Jr.

Meet Ozobot, a tiny robot, and learn about computer science and coding.

  • Saturday, March 23
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Course Code: 245185
  • Thursday, August 1
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Course Code: 245268

Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $7
Age: 5Y-7Y

Cursive Writing Workshop

Do you want to learn the art of beautiful cursive writing? Join instructor Edda Manley as she introduces you to cursive writing in this 2-hour workshop.

  • Sunday, March 24
    1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Course Code: 245166
  • Saturday, July 6
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Course Code: 245240

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: $15
Age: 8Y-12Y

Gaming Expo

Game design uses a combination of art, logic, story development and technology to create engaging interactive experiences. Drop in to check out new games developed by students in the Bachelor of Game Design at Sheridan College. Play their games, talk to them about game design, and test out some of our Creation Zone technology.

Saturday, March 30
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Ages: All Ages

Ozobots Sr.

Meet Ozobot, a tiny robot, and learn about computer science and coding.

  • Tuesday, April 2
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245186
  • Saturday. May 11
    10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245187
  • Saturday, June 22
    10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Clearview Branch
    Course Code: 245188
  • Thursday, July 4
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245269

Cost: $7
Age: 8Y-12Y

Hop, Skip, Jump, READ!

The Oakville Public Library and the Town of Oakville’s Recreation and Culture Department have teamed up to provide this unique program. The first 30 minutes of this program will introduce participants to fun games and activities that focus on building physical literacy while the second half of the program will be in the library, where you and your little one will enjoy an interactive storytime.

Friday, April 5
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: $100/10 Classes
Age: 1Y-2Y
CoursCode: 244091

Recreation and culture 9:30am-10am
Oakville Public Library 10:15am-10:45am

Giggles & Galleries: Baby

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

  • Friday, April 5
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Course Code: 245231
  • Friday, July 19
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Course Code: 245244

Central Branch
Cost: $7/1 Class
Age: Birth-2Y

RoboRobo(TM) Robotics

Join us for a RoboRobo(TM) 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 programming cards. Each child will enjoy the excitement of building a moving robot and easy programming without a computer.

  • Saturday, April 6
    Course Code: 245204
  • Saturday, May 25
    Course Code: 245205
  • Saturday, June 15
    Course Code: 245206
  • Saturday, July 20
    Course Code: 245276
  • Saturday, August 17
    Course Code: 245277

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: 6Y-9Y

Bloxels Sr.

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!

  • Saturday, April 6
    10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Clearview Branch
    Course Code: 245160
  • Saturday, April 27
    2:30 p.m. -4 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245159
  • Thursday, July 18
    3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245237
  • Thursday, August 29
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245238

Cost: $7
Age: 8Y-12Y

Bloxels Jr.

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!

Friday, April 12
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $7
Age: 5Y-7Y
Course Code: 245158

Spycraft

Interested in a life of mystery, intrigue, and secrecy? Join fellow spy-intists for a spy science training at the Oakville Public Library!

Saturday, April 13
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Central Branch
Cost $15/1 Class
Age: 8Y-12Y
Course Code: 245212

Slime Science

Using common household ingredients, participants will get to create their own slime to take home.  Get messy in this fun and interactive program.

  • Saturday, April 13
    1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
    Course Code:  245208
  • Saturday, May 4
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    White Oaks Branch
    Course Code: 245209
  • Wednesday, July 17
    1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
    Course Code:  245283
  • Thursday, August 29
    1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    Course Code:  245282

Cost: $15/1 Class
Age: 8Y-12Y

Craft Drop-ins

Come by for holiday-themed crafts, stories, and fun.

  • Monday, April 15
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Monday, May 6
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Monday, June 10
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Lego® Robotics

Learn how to build and code with LEGO® Mindstorms in collaboration with Team 3161 – Tronic Titans, a FIRST Robotics Competition team of dedicated secondary school students. You will work together with people of all ages to expand your knowledge and interest in the fields of science and technology.

Tuesday, April 30
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $42/6 classes
Age: 9Y-13Y
Course Code: 245180

May the 4th

Drop by the library for Star Wars themed activities for Jedi masters of all ages.

Saturday, May 4
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Giggles & Galleries: Toddler

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

  • Friday, May 10
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Course Code: 245232
  • Friday, August 16
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Course Code: 245245

Central Branch
Cost: $7/1 Class
Age: 2Y-4Y

Baby Rhyme Time in partnership with Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre

Bond with your baby through play, meet up with other families and share experiences. Enjoy circle time packed with songs, rhymes and stories. Staff from Oakville Public Library will visit the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

  • Tuesday, March 19
  • Tuesday, July 2*

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
2200 Sawgrass Dr.
Cost: Free/15 classes
Age: Birth-18M

*9 classes

Stop Motion Creation

Do you have a passion for storytelling? Come express yourself using games and technology designed for creating stories. Combine your narrative skills with some creativity, imagination, and teamwork to create your very own stop motion film.

  • Saturday, May 25
    10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Clearview Branch
    Course Code: 245215
  • Friday, June 7
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245214
  • Wednesday, August 7
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
    Course Code: 245285

Cost: $7
Age: 8Y-12Y

STEAM Club

STEAM Club meets weekly to explore a new activity in science, technology, engineering, arts, or math. Each session will focus on a new project that allows time for open-ended exploration and creative thinking.

Saturday, May 25
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $42/6 classes
Age: 8Y-12Y
Course Code: 245213

June 1 and June 8 sessions will be held in the Program Room.

OzoBlockly

Join us to learn about computer science and coding with Ozobots. We will show you how to code using OzoBlockly, then give you a coding challenge!

  • Monday, May 27
    6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Course Code: 245184
  • Tuesday, July 16
    2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Course Code: 245266
  • Tuesday, August 27
    10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Course Code: 245267

Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $7
Age: 8Y-12Y

Esther the Wonder Pig – Live from the Farm!

Down on Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary lives Esther the Wonder Pig! Esther started off as a tiny piglet and grew and grew and grew. She encountered some challenges in life but now lives happily with her humans & other farm friends. Come hear her amazing story and join us for a storytime and activities inspired by Esther with a special visit via Skype from Esther herself!

Sunday, June 9th
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages
Course Code: 245427

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

 

Beautiful Junk

Who says junk can’t be beautiful?  Re-purpose and re-imagine everyday objects into new and fantastic creations.  Your
imagination is the limit.  Junk provided.

  • Wednesday, July 24
    2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Wednesday, August 14
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Thursday July 4
    2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Central Branch

Cost:  Free/1 Class
Age:  All Ages

Paint the Town Green

Learn how easy and fun it can be to be ‘green.’ Explore the importance of conservation, recycling, and the role we all play in protecting our planet through crafts and play.

  • Tuesday, July 9
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    Course Code: 245271
  • Saturday, July 27
    Clearview Branch
    Course Code: 245273
  • Friday, August 9
    Central Branch, Auditorium
    Course Code: 245272

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free
Age: 6Y-12Y

Lights! Camera! Green Screen Magic!

Love movies? Then you’ll love exploring how green screens bring the ‘magic’ to movies with our very own tech-loving staff. Together we’ll create a short video – just bring your imagination!

  • Friday, July 12 & 19
    1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Central Branch, Auditorium
    Course Code: 245249
  • Saturday, August 10 & 24
    10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    Course Code: 245248

Cost: $14/2 Classes
Age: 8Y-12Y

Cardboard Creations

It’s more than a box, it’s an invitation to play, create, and explore. Discover how a simple cardboard box can be transformed with a child’s imagination.

  • Saturday, July 13
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Monday, July 15
    Woodside Branch
  • Thursday, August 22
    White Oaks Branch

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Outdoor Storytime

Get moving at the library with special outdoor storytimes! We’ll read stories, sing songs, and have silly fun that encourages language and literacy skills.

  • Friday, July 19
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Friday, August 9
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Monday, August 19
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Tuesday, July 23
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
  • Saturday, August 17
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Clearview Branch

Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Bad Art Night

Do you love art but unfortunately have no artistic skill? Come join us to create something artistic and socialize without the pressure to make it look perfect.

Tuesday, July 23
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: 5Y-12Y
CourseCode: 245080

Virtual Reality Drop-in

Drop-in to the Iroquois Ridge branch to try out Virtual Reality and learn more about this cool technology.

  • Friday, July 26
  • Friday, August 23

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free
Age: 8Y-12Y

FIRST LEGO® League Jr.

Guided by coaches, teams will explore a real-world scientific problem. Then they will construct a motorized model of what they learned using LEGO® and showcase it with a poster at the end of the three-day session.

Monday, July 29
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: $21/3 classes
Age: 8Y-12Y
Course Code: 245243

This program is held over three consecutive days.

Rock Painting

Have you heard?  Painting rocks!  We supply the rocks and painting supplies, you supply the creativity.  If you prefer, feel free to bring your own rock.

  • Monday, July 29
    2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
    Course Code:  245281
  • Thursday, August 8
    2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    Course Code:  245279
  • Saturday, August 17
    2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    Clearview Branch
    Course Code: 245280

Cost:  Free/1 Class
Age:  All Ages

Countdown to Kindergarten

Summer is nearly over! Let’s countdown the days until school starts. Join us for activities, storytimes, and crafts.

Tuesday, July 30
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/4 classes
Age: 3Y-4Y

Harry Potter’s Birthday

Harry Potter’s birthday party is on July 31st. Come celebrate your favourite wizard’s birthday with magical activities. Wizarding attire is encouraged, but Muggle dress is welcome too.

Wednesday, July 31
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Central Branch, Auditorium
Cost: Free/1 Class
Age: All Ages
Course Code: 245246

Summer Reading Club Closing Ceremonies

After a great summer, it’s time to share everything we learned. Come relax and try some new activities, or show off some of the things you’ve practiced all summer.

Saturday, August 24
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

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


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