School Age

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

 

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

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

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

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+

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

 

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

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.

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

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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