Special Events & Celebrations

Seedy Sunday

Oakville Public Library is pleased to present its first ever Seedy Sunday! Come and celebrate the launch of the OPL Seed library, exchange seeds and visit with a variety of organizations all related to seeds, plants and gardening! There will be lectures, nature-themed storytimes and much more, so be sure to stop by!

Sunday, February 24  10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community & Cultural Centre
Cost: Free/Drop-in  Age: All ages


Matchbox Garden & Seed Co. Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre Community Gardens
Sunfire Herbals Conservation Halton
Waterdown Farmers’ Market Halton Food Council
Cottage Botanicals Annelid Cycle
Backyard Groceries Halton Environmental Network
Bronte Horticultural Society Oakville Horticultural Society
The Garden Girls Carolinian Canada Coalition
Enfleurage Organics Seeds of Diversity Canada
Sentimental Farm Oakvillegreen Conservation Association Inc.
Oakville Public Library Margaret Larson – Oakville’s Butterfly Lady
Backyard Seed Savers Ontario Rock Garden & Hardy Plant Society
Rebel With A Garden Halton Region Master Gardeners

Watch this space for details about Speakers and Storytimes!

11am – 11:45am: How to Build Lasagna Beds with Backyard Groceries
Learn how to make great soil out of household and yard wastes. Bryan from Backyard Groceries, will share the ins and outs and his tricks for making a lasagna bed out of society’s scraps! Get his advice on making your own super charged gardening soil!

12:30 – 1:15 pm – Homesteading: Not Just Hippies with Cell Phones with Sentimental Farm
Rob & Chris Croley describe their journey in homesteading, including their path to growing 70% of their food organically and their use of permaculture, food preservation, free range chickens, rabbits, apiculture, and dairy goats.

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Saving and Starting Seeds with David Marshall
Join David Marshall from the Halton Region Master Gardeners to learn how to harvest seeds from your garden and start your own seedlings indoors. David will demonstrate how to set up a DIY grow lamp system.

 Thank you to Oakvillegreen Conservation Association for partnering with us and all their tremendous assistance with this event!

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

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