Preschool

Croque Matin

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, September 10
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Woodside Branch, Program Room

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

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.

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.

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.

  • Monday, September 10
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
  • Tuesday, September 11
    10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Tuesday, September 11
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Wednesday, September 12
    11  a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Thursday, September 13
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Friday, September 14
    1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Monday, January 7
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
  • Tuesday, January 8
    10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Tuesday, January 8
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Wednesday, January 9
    11  a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Thursday, January 10
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Friday, January 11
    1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch

Cost: Free /10 classes

Age: Birth-12M

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.

 

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

 

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

Crafting through the Holidays

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

  • Saturday, October 20
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Woodside Branch
  • Saturday, October 27
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Sunday, October 28
    1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Tuesday, October 30
    7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Saturday, December 8
    11a.m.-12p.m.
    White Oaks Branch
  • Sunday, December 9
    2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Glen Abbey Branch
  • Saturday, December 15
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Monday, December 17
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Saturday, December 29
    11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Tuesday, February 5
    10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge BranchAge: 2Y-4Y
    Cost: Free/Drop-in

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, October 26
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 240228
  • Friday, February 8
    10  a.m. – 11 a.m.
    Central Branch
    Course Code: 240226

Cost: $7

Age: Birth-18M

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

Family Literacy Day Performance: The Three Little Pigs

The ever-popular Dufflebag Theatre Group** returns 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.

Saturday, January 26
2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
Cost: Free/Ticketed*
Age: All Ages

*Tickets available at all OPL branches starting Saturday, January 19.
**Dufflebag Theatre Group is represented by Prologue to the Performing Arts, a charitable organization dedicated to bringing the performance arts to young people.

Little English Language Learners: In partnership with the Halton Multicultural Council, YMCA and Halton Region

This unique program helps children learn basic English skills and valuable tips to get ready for school.  Each week the children will develop early-learning skills through stories, music, and crafts.

Tuesdays starting September 11th
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Faith Baptist Church, 1415 Trafalgar Rd.
Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: Birth-5Y

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
1:00-2:00pm
Saturday January 12
1:00-2:00pm
Central
Thursday September 13
11:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday January 10
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


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