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Guide

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Branch Locations

What’s Inside

Hours ALDERSHOT 550 Plains Road East 905.333.9995 Monday Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 - 6 Thursday 10 - 9 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed

Adult Programs..............................p.3-9 Teen/Tween Programs.................p.10-11 Children’s Programs.....................p.12-16

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ALTON

3040 Tim Dobbie Drive 905.634.3686 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed

BRANT HILLS 2255 Brant Street 905.335.2209 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed

CENTRAL 2331 New Street 905.639.3611 Program Registration ext 1321 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday (Fall/Winter/Spring) 1-5 Sunday (July 1 to Thanksgiving) Closed

Special/Holiday Closures Mon February 19 2018 Fri March 30 2018 Sun April 1 2018 Sun May 20 2018 Mon May 21 2018

Join the library

A library card is free for people who live, work, attend school in, or pay property taxes to, Halton Region. Visit a branch to sign up. Bring two pieces of ID, one with your current address or proof of enrolment/employment.

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KILBRIDE

6611 Panton Street, Kilbride School 905.335.4011 • Monday, Wednesday 6-9 Printer is ISO 14001 certified. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday Closed • Saturday 9 - noon Sunday Closed

NEW APPLEBY 676 Appleby Line 905.639.6373 Monday Closed Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10 - 6 Wednesday 10 - 9 Saturday 9-5 Sunday Closed

TANSLEY WOODS 1996 Itabashi Way 905.336.5583 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday (Fall/Winter/Spring) 1-5 Sunday (July 1 to Thanksgiving) Closed

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Family Day Good Friday Easter Sunday Victoria Day Long Weekend Victoria Day

Most items have a 21-day loan period. An item usually can be renewed if no one is waiting for it. Return items to any BPL location. All branches (except Kilbride) have a 24-hour drop box for returns. eReaders must be returned to a check-out desk. A daily fine is charged when items are overdue and returned late. Fees are charged for lost or damaged library items. When you owe $35 or more, your account is sent to a collection agency and charged an administration fee. Visit www.bpl.on.ca/using-the-library for details.

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Adult Programs

All programs are FREE unless noted.

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R Genealogy Club Mondays: Mar 12, Apr 9, May 14 | 6-7.30pm | Central Explore your family history and develop in-depth research skills with our seminar-based genealogy club. You are welcome to bring your own tablet or laptop for this program. Call to register.

Cultivating Beauty Wed March 14 | 2-3pm | Central Guest speaker Stephanie Bellissimo talks about Ontario Horticultural Societies from 1906 to today, highlighting the accomplishments of Burlington’s local Societies. Arrive early to browse Royal Botanical Gardens’ Seed Exhibit.

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Beans ’n’ Books Thu Mar 1 On the Edge of My Seat! Thu Apr 5 Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award Nominees Thu May 3 Explore the Great Outdoors 2.15-4pm | Central Coffee, cookies and hearing about intriguing books. Call to register. Writers Circle Thursdays: Mar 15, Apr 19, May 17 7-8.30pm | Brant Hills Share your writing with your peers and get feedback in a friendly and supportive group environment. No sign-up required. Open Mic Night Tue March 20 Thoughts of Spring Tue April 17 Ode to Poetry (see right column) Tue May 15 Musical May 7-8.15pm | Central Aspiring poets or storytellers, try out that lyric, poem, song, or story, and work on your stage presence. Time limit: 5 minutes. Share your own original works based on the evening’s theme. Sign up when you arrive.

Haiku Workshop Tue April 10 | 7-8.30pm | Central Learn the art of the Haiku. Guest instructor: Kimiko. Call to register. Presented in partnership with Burlington Mundialization – Itabashi Sub-Committee. Ode to Poetry Open Mic Tue April 17 | 7-8.15pm | Central Limerick, ballad, haiku, free verse, sonnet, narrative—we celebrate poetry in all its forms during Poetry Month. Hosted by local poet, Laurence Hutchman. Time limit: 5 minutes to share your original poems. Sign up when you arrive.

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Amateur Writers Group Wednesdays: Mar 28, Apr 25, May 23 7-8.30pm | New Appleby Sharpen your writing skills and get peer-to-peer support and feedback in this Meetup group facilitated by Benjamin Gleisser. Sign up at www.meetup.com/Burlington-Writers-Workshop.

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Writing Your Life and Other True Stories Sat May 5 | 10am-4pm | Central Learn the tricks and conventions of telling true stories using the techniques of the novel to recount actual events. Instructor: Brian Henry with guest author Ross Pennie. $49 in advance by mail or Interac; $53 at the door. Contact brianhenry@sympatico.ca to register. R Registration is required. Please contact any branch to register, unless noted.

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Adult Programs

FREE online video lessons from Grammy Award-winning musicians and artistic professionals. Visit http://bit.ly/ArtistWorksBPL to get started.

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Settlement Worker in the Library When you are new to Canada and need to know the first things to do to live in your new country. Do you have questions about government forms or services, need translation help, or want to know more about citizenship or permanent resident status? Call 905.464.3222 to meet with a settlement worker. Note: 1.30-4.30pm on the last Friday of each month at Central. In partnership with HMC Connections

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Crafty Night Out Thursdays: Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24 6.30-8.30pm | Aldershot Bring your friends (and make new ones) and create a Pinterest worthy craft. $5. Register in person or by phone with VISA or MasterCard.

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Crafting Calm Wednesdays: April 4, 11, 18, 25 7-8.30pm | New Appleby Experience a mini group meditation, write in a gratitude diary, and create beautiful art/crafts. Call to register. Geared to adults, teens are welcome. Knit ’n’ Natter Bring your own supplies and knit, crochet, or craft in this creative social group for all ages and skill levels. Children must bring an adult. Drop-in anytime Aldershot

Sat: March 3 to May 26 10-11.30am

Brant Hills

Mon: March 5 to May 28 (except May 21) 6.30-8.30pm

Central

Sat: March 3 to May 26 10-11.30am Wed: Mar 7 to May 30 7-8.30pm

Kilbride

Sat: March 3 to May 26 10-11.30am

Alton Central

Wed: Mar 7, 21, Apr 4, May 2, 16, 30 New Appleby Sat: March 3 to May 26 1-4.30pm 10-11.30am Fri: March 2 to May 25 (not Mar 16 & 30) 9.30am-4.30pm Cards at the Library Tuesdays: March 6 to May 29 | 1-3pm | Alton R The Canadian Citizenship Test: Get Ready Come to play Euchre, Bridge, Cribbage, Mah Jong. Learn how to apply for citizenship and practice Bring a friend or make new ones. Drop in anytime. taking the test during this one-day class. Call 905.464.3222 to attend. Alton Central

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Wed April 18 Fridays: Apr 27, May 25

1.30-4.30pm 10am-1pm

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Adult Programs

All programs are FREE unless noted.

Movies Doors open 30 minutes before show time. FREE Centennial Hall, Central Film descriptions at www.bpl.on.ca Throwback Thursdays Classic Film Series Show time: 2pm / *6.30pm | Central Thu March 8 Thu March 22 Thu May 10* Thu May 24 Thu May 31

Five Easy Pieces (1970; R) 1.5h Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) 2h Searching for Sugar Man (2012; PG-13) 1.5h A Star is Born (1954) 2.5h A Star is Born (1976; R) 2.5h

Screeners Show time: 6.30pm | Central Wed March 14 Victoria & Adbul (2017; PG-13) 2h Wed April 11 Lady Bird (2017; R) 1.5h Wed May 16 Long Time Running (2017; PG) 1.5h Screeners Junior: SING Sat May 12, 2-4pm | see page 13 Directors Series Show time: 1.30pm | Central Sun March 11 The Godfather lll (1990; R) 3h Sun March 25 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968; G) 2.5h Sun April 8 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017; R) 2h Sun April 22 California Typewriter (2016; PG) 2h Sun May 6 The Last Waltz (1978; PG) 2h Sun May 20 Rumble the Indians Who Rocked the World (2017; PG) 2h

National Canadian Film Day Thu April 19 | Central We celebrate The Great White North in film with a free screening—join us! Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 2-3.30pm | A collection of vignettes highlighting different aspects of the life, work, and character of the acclaimed Canadian classical pianist (imdb.com). Won Genie Award - Best Motion Picture and Best Canadian Feature Film at Toronto International Film Festival in 1993. Stars Colm Feore. 1.5h Mitsuko Delivers Wed May 2 | 6.30-8.30pm | Central Mitsuko, a quirky, optimistic twentysomething, believes every problem has a solution. Penniless, jobless, alone, and nine months pregnant, she returns to her childhood home and tries to fix everybody’s life before going into labour. In partnership with Burlington Mundialization Committee - Itabashi Sub-Committee and the Japan Foundation (Japanese with English subtitles)

Stream your favourite movie soundtracks using your library card. Visit http://bit.ly/StreamFreegal to get started.

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All programs are FREE unless noted.

Active Aging, Health & Wellness Peer Zone Wed: February 28 to May 30 9.30am-12.30pm | Brant Hills Dealing with issues that have you feeling sad or anxious? You are not alone. Drop in for peer support from those with lived experience. Facilitated by Canadian Mental Health Association counsellors. R

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Maximize Your Health™ Thursdays: March 1 to April 5 | 9.30am-noon | Central Learn strategies to live well with chronic health R conditions. 6-week workshop. Register online at www.maximizeyourhealth.ca or call 1.855.223.6847. In partnership with Mississauga Halton Self Management Program. Essential Oils 101 Thu March 8 | 6.30-8.30pm | Brant Hills This introductory workshop covers the powerful benefits of using therapeutic grade essential oils. Call to register. Chronic Pain Management Workshop Fri March 9 | 9.30-11.30am | Brant Hills Got pain? Get relief! We can show you how. To attend, call the Arthritis Society at 1.800.321.1433 ext 3657. Healthy Cookbook Book Club Thu March 29 Your Favourite Cookbook or Cookbook Author Thu April 26 Paleo Cooking: Have you tried it? Thu May 31 Food Fiction: Favourite books with food themes 7-8.30pm | Brant Hills Explore a tasty theme or culinary book with fellow foodies every month. Call to register for all three sessions. Brain Fitness Tuesdays: April 3 to May 1 | 2.30-3.30pm | Brant Hills Learn ways to keep your brain fit. Each session features a TED Talk followed by discussion and stimulating activities. 5-week workshop. Call to register.

Heartfulness Meditation Mondays: April 9 to May 28 | 7.30-8.30pm | Brant Hills Learn simple and effective relaxation and meditation techniques. No sign-up required. Smoothie Tuesdays Tuesdays: May 1 to May 29 | 11am-12pm | Brant Hills Get healthy this spring! Each week try a new smoothie, get the recipe, and check out our healthy cookbook collection. $3/smoothie, payable at program. It’s Not Right Thu May 24 | 10-11.30am | Central Find out what you can do when abuse or neglect is happening to an older adult in your life. Learn how keep yourself safe from abuse, how to recognize warning signs and risk factors, and how to respond positively with safety and respect. Call Burlington Age-Friendly Council at 289.348.1503 to register.

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Visit http://bit.ly/BurlingtonInfo to get started.

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3D Design with Tinkercad Wed March 7, Wed April 11 | 6-8pm | Central Learn the basics of creating 3D models using Tinkercad. $10. Register in person or by phone with VISA or MasterCard. 3D Printer Certification Learn what you need to know to use our 3D Printer. Completion of this class is a pre-requisite to submit your own designs for printing. Call to register. 1-hour class. Alton Thu Thu Mon Wed Thu

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3-4pm 3-4pm 7-8pm 11.15am-12.15pm 7-8pm

iPad Boot Camp Learn more about your iPad during this 2-part class. Participants must attend both sessions. Call to register. Aldershot Brant Hills Central

Tue: April 3 & 10 3-5pm Thu: April 5 & 12 2-3pm Wed: Apr 11 & Apr 18 2-4pm

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Appy Time with Podcasts Tue May 22 | 10.30-11.30am | New Appleby From true crime to comedy, learn how to download podcasts to your phone or tablet. Bring your own device. Call to register. Click Computer Classes All sessions: 6.30-8pm | Central | $10/class. Register in person or by phone with VISA or MasterCard. Class details at http://bit.ly/bpl-click Basic Computer Skills

Thu Apr 12

MS Excel I

Thu May 17

MS Excel II

Thu May 24

MS Excel III

Thu May 31

Managing Your Files

Thu Apr 19

MS Word I

Thu Mar 22

MS Word II

Thu Mar 29

MS Word III

Thu Apr 5

MS PowerPoint

Thu Apr 26

Get access to 749 business courses to help you do your job (even) better. FREE with your library card. www.bpl.on.ca/feature/meet-lynda

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Adult Programs Home & Money Income Tax Clinic Mondays: March 5 to April 30 | 9.30am-3pm | Central Get help preparing your tax forms from Canada Revenue Agency Income Tax volunteers. For lowincome earners. First come, first served. More info at www.bpl.on.ca/features/income-tax-clinic. Drop in anytime. R

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Housing Workshop Mondays: Apr 9, May 7 | 10.30-11.30am | Central Are you looking for an apartment or room to rent in Halton? Do you have concerns with your landlord? If you don’t know where to start or need a helping hand, this workshop may be for you. Get advice from Halton Housing Help. Call 1.877.813.3363 to register. 1-hour session. Frauds & Scams Thu April 26 | 10.30am-noon | Aldershot Learn how to combat frauds and scams. Presented in partnership with Halton Regional Police and Burlington Age Friendly Council. Call 289.348.1503 to register. Urban Agriculture Thu May 3 | 6.30-8.30pm | Central Learn ways to grow your own nutritious and affordable food while living in the city – from community gardens to planters to your own backyard. Presented in partnership with the Burlington Sustainable Development Committee. Call to register.

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Financial Fitness Series All sessions: 7-8.30pm Improve your money management skills in these workshops presented by the Credit Counselling Society. Call to register. Ending the Financial Feud: Couples & Money Wed March 7 | Alton Learn about your partner’s money values, triggers, and goals. Work together to create a manageable and tension-less plan. Budget Breakers Wed March 21 | New Appleby Hear about the three biggest budget breakers and how to eliminate them from everyday worry. Organizing Your Finances in 1 Month Tue April 3 | Brant Hills What you need to know about important documents you need to have, how to store them securely, and how to create a “just in case” sheet so loved ones can take care of your affairs. The Truth About Credit Tue April 17 | Brant Hills Learn about the myths around credit, the facts around credit reports, credit ratings, and credit scores. Get strategies on how to protect or repair your credit. Budgeting 101 Tue May 15 | Brant Hills Explore the six steps to budgeting to help you take control of your finances and get peace of mind. 75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses Wed May 30 | Brant Hills Various types of financing, leasing versus buying a vehicle, mortgages, and student loans are all explored.

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Do It Yourself - Maker

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Ideaworks Open Studio Drop in and explore the maker space, use the equipment and be creative. *Note that completion of Laser Cutting 101 is required to use the laser cutter. See the website for days/times. R

Laser Cutting 101 @Central Sat Mar 3 9.30-11.30am Tue Mar 13 2-4pm Sat Apr 14 9.30-11.30am Tue Apr 24 2-4pm Tue May 1 2-4pm Sat May 26 9.30-11.30am

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Design a Personalized 3D Keychain Mon March 26 | 7-9pm | Alton Learn the basics of 3D modelling with Tinkercad and create a keychain. $10. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard.

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Embroidery Machine 101 Thu April 5 7-8.30pm Central Sun May 6 2-3.30pm Central Get started using the library’s embroidery machine. Learn to design and stitch monograms or custom images of your choice on your own fabric items, such as t-shirts or linens. 1.5-hour class. Call to register.

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Intro to Serger Workshop Tuesdays: April 10 to 24 | 6-8.30pm | Central Do you sew and are now looking to learn how to use a serger? You’ll wonder how you ever sewed without one! 3-week class. $60, includes fabric. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard.

Learn about the equipment, materials, and the basics of laser cutting or engraving your work. $25. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard. Fibre Arts Open Studio Saturdays: Mar 10, 24, Apr 7, 21, May 5, 19 9.30am-noon | Central Calling all makers! Bring your projects and ideas to the maker space or try out some of ours. Use our sewing machines, knitting needles, crochet hooks, and staff knowledge to make your vision come to life. Drop in anytime.

BookArts Open Studio Wednesdays: Mar 14, Mar 28, Apr 11, Apr 25, May 9, R May 23 (every 2 weeks) | 5.30-8.30pm | Brant Hills An informal meet-up to share bookbinding techniques and personal projects with a master bookbinder. Participants must first take any BPL bookbinding course to attend. No sign-up required. Ages 18+. R

DIY Learn Magic Loop Knitting Wed March 7 | 7-8.30pm | Central Knit your choice of a hat or tea cozy ‘in the round’ using a single long circular knitting. For confident knitters. Attend the first class with follow-up sessions at the weekly Knit ’n’ Natter. $35, includes supplies. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard.

Chainmail Jewelry Workshop Thursdays: Mar 22, Apr 12, May 24 | 6-8.30pm Brant Hills Learn how to make chains by linking metal rings to create a piece of jewelry. Come to any one or all sessions. $8/session, supplies provided. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard.

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BookArts: Limp Binding Book Sat April 14 | 1.30-4.30pm | Brant Hills Construct a limp binding book based on 16th century accounting book that can be found in the Vatican Library. The sewing technique harkens back to book structures developed during the medieval times. $20. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard. Ages 18+. Draw in 30 Days Book Club Wednesdays: May 2 to 30 | 11am-12.30pm | Central Take your drawing ability from blah to bam with just 30 short daily exercises. Weekly discussions and opportunities to experiment with digital drawing. 5-week class. $15. Register in person or by phone with VISA or Mastercard.

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Teen Programs

All teen programs are FREE.

Teen programs are for youth 13-18. Call the host location to sign up at least 2 days before the program is scheduled to run. R

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3D Printer Certification Wed May 2 | 11.15am-12.15pm Learn what you need to know to use our 3D Printer. Completion of this class is a pre-requisite to submit your own designs for 3D printing. Call to register. HYWire Youth Writing Workshops Thursdays: Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24 | 7-8.30pm Create original writing with guidance from experienced writers and performers in a calm supportive space. Bring your own writing to share or just come ready to write. Run by Halton Youth Writers (HYWire) with a focus on spoken word and performance poetry. Drop in anytime.

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Police Powers: Stops & Searches Mon March 5 | 7-8.30pm Do you know what to do if you are stopped by the police? Learn all about your rights when it comes to stops and searches. Call to register. Presented by Halton Community Legal Services

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Teen Toastmasters Tuesdays: March 27 to May 15 | 7-8pm Do you get nervous speaking or presenting in public? Learn the crafts of public speaking and leadership during this weekly 8-session course. Call to register. Presented by First Burlington Toastmasters Sew Your Own Bento Bag Tue March 27 | 6.30-8.30pm Sew your own Japanese-inspired origami Bento Bag. With a bit of folding and sewing, you will turn three pieces of fabric into a simple, unstructured cloth bag. All supplies provided. Call to register. R Registration is required. Please contact any branch to register, unless noted.

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Animation Exploration Mondays: Mar 19, Apr 16 | 7-8.30pm Learn how to draw your own animated characters and create a completed project by the end of April. Call to register.

Branches

www.bpl.on.ca

ALDERSHOT 550 Plains Road East ALTON 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive BRANT HILLS 2255 Brant Street

905.333.9995 905.634.3686 905.335.2209

CENTRAL 2331 New Street Program Registration

905.639.3611 ext 1321

KILBRIDE 6611 Panton Street, Kilbride School

905.335.4011

NEW APPLEBY 676 Appleby Line

905.639.6373

TANSLEY WOODS 1996 Itabashi Way

905.336.5583

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Tween Programs

All tween programs are FREE.

Tween programs are for youth 10-12, except where noted. Call the host location to sign up at least 2 days before the program is scheduled to run.

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DIY Room Decor Wed April 11 | 4.30-5.30pm Spruce up you room with a new piece of art for your wall! Call to register. Ages 10-13

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Coding Club Tuesdays: April 3 to May 22 4-5pm or 5.30-6.30pm Learn the basics of coding using a web-based version of Scratch. Design and program your creation using code and computer science. No previous computer experience is necessary. 8-week class. Call to register. Ages 9-12

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Taking It to the Streets Sundays: Apr 8, May 27 | 1.30-3pm Music and art education workshops designed for kids ages 8 to 13. Call 905.334.2241 to register. Presented in partnership with Sound of Music Festival.

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Sew a Reusable Snack Bag Sun April 22 | 1.30-3pm Learn to sew your own reusable and washable fabric snack bag—a great eco-alternative for single-use plastic baggies. All supplies provided. Call to register.

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You’re the Chef Mondays: March 5 to 26 | 4-6pm Learn how to make your own healthy afterschool snacks from tasty fruit and vegetable recipes. Important! Food/drink may contain traces of peanut, nuts, or other allergens. 4-week workshop. Call to register. Make Some Slime! Fri March 16 | 10.30-11am Polymers and non-Newtonian fluids can be confusing, but here’s a great way to get to know the science—using slime! Call to register.

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Question - Discover - Create! McMaster Child & Youth University Saturdays: Mar 17, Apr 7 | 11am-noon Become an engineer, a scientist, a community builder, a doctor, and more! Through fun, interactive activities led by McMaster University students, youth explore important questions about the world, discover new ideas, and work together to create solutions to everyday challenges. Geared to ages 7-14; families welcome. Call to register for one or both sessions. Grade 6 & 7 Book Club Tuesdays: Mar 20, Apr 17, May 15 | 4.15-5pm Like to talk about what you read? Bring a friend and join the club! Books and snacks provided. Call to register.

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Moto-pets! Wed March 14 | 2-3.30pm Create your own moto-pet using a hobby motor and batteries. Call to register. What’s Cooking? Tuesdays: May 1 to 22 | 4-5.30pm Learn how to prepare healthy and tasty recipes for yourself, emphasizing fruits and vegetables. 4-week workshop. Call to register.

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Children’s Programs PA Day Your Way! Fri April 27 | 10am-2pm | All locations Enjoy games, crafts, and activities based on the theme that you decided in February. Drop in.

Various locations

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Comic Book Day Sat May 5 | 10am-2pm | All locations Our annual celebration featuring FREE comics to take home and activities. One comic/person while supplies last. Drop in. Activities vary by location. Blow Off Some STEAM! Hands-on fun exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Ages 6-9 R Alton

Thu: Mar 1 4.30-5.30pm Thu: Mar 29-Apr 26 4.30-5.30pm Thu: May 24-June 14 4.30-5.30pm Register in person day of program

Sat: Mar 3, Apr 28, May 26 11am-noon Register in person day of program

Alton

Fri May 11 10-11am Register in person day of program

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Brant Hills

Thu: Mar 8, 15, 22 Call to register

10.30-11am

Central

Fri: March 2 to 23 Drop in anytime Fri: May 4 to 25 Drop in anytime

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Thursdays: March 1 to March 22 Thursdays: March 29 to April 19 4.30-4.50pm and 5-5.20pm

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Parents, learn about baby and toddler sleep, the importance of sleep, most common sleep issues, and the top sleep strategies to help you and your family get the sleep you need and deserve. Children welcome. Call to register. Mon May 7 Thu April 5

Central Session 1 Session 2

Wed: Mar 7, 14, May 2, 9 10.30-11.30am | Drop in anytime Fri: Mar 9, May 4, 11 10.30-11.30am | Drop in anytime

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Alton Brant Hills

Saturdays: Mar 3, Mar 10, Apr 7 to 28 Saturdays: May 5 to 26 1-1.20pm and 1.40-2pm

Aldershot

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Messy Mini Makers Dress for mess! Explore simple science concepts and creative techniques. Ages 1+ with an adult caregiver.

Central Wed: Mar 7-May 30 4-4.45pm (except Mar 14) New Appleby Sat: Mar 3-May 26 10.30-11.30am

Alton Central

Paws 4 Stories Kids read one-on-one for 20 minutes to a St. John Ambulance therapy dog and trainer to gain confidence reading. Limited space. Participants must be able to attend all sessions in the series. Call to register. Ages 6-10

Tansley Woods Session 1 Wednesdays: April 4 to 25 Session 2 Wednesdays: May 2 to 23 6.30-6.50pm and 7-7.20pm

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It’s a fun and a creative online game that teaches kids important math, science and technology skills, and builds their global awareness. Learn about it in this workshop geared to parents/caregivers. Call to register.

Infant to age 9

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Mini Music Makers Join us for some interactive and imaginative music and movement fun. Ages 1+ with an adult caregiver. R

Alton

Tue May 1 10.30-11am Register in person day of program

Central

Fri: April 6 to 27 No sign up required

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Children’s Programs Alton Sat-ART-day Saturdays: Mar 3, Mar 24 11am-noon Saturdays: April 7 to 28, May 26 11am-noon Grab your friends and family and create some art using supplies from our Loose Parts table. Drop in anytime. All ages welcome

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Mother’s Day Craft Thu May 10 | 10.30-11am Make something special for your mom. Call to register. Ages 2-5

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Musical Rainforest Thu May 17 | 10.30-11am Learn about the west coast rainforest and make a musical instrument that recreates the sound of falling rain. Call to register. Ages 3-6

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Thu May 3 | 4.30-5.30pm Try out different types of coding and robotics resources. Register in person day of program. Ages 6-9 R Light the Way Lighthouse Craft Thu May 24 | 10.30-11am Lost in the sea… never! Join us as we shed some R My Mommy is An Octopus Storytime light on the Maritime provinces with a Lighthouse Thu May 10 | 10.30-11am craft. Call to register. Ages 2-5 Let’s celebrate Mother’s Day! Local author Melissa Height reads her book at our special story and craft Central time. Register in person day of program

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Taking It to the Streets Sundays: Apr 8, May 27 | 1.30-3pm Music and art education workshops designed for kids ages 8 to 13. Call 905.334.2241 to register. Presented in partnership with Sound of Music Festival.

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Screeners Junior: SING Sat May 12 | 2-4pm Celebrate Musical May with a screening of SING! Bring a blanket to sit on to enjoy this familyfriendly movie musical. No sign-up required. Centennial Hall doors open 15 minutes before show time. Limited seating.

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Sat March 3 | 11am-noon It’s a time to renew friendships and make new ones! Wear clothes from India, create a colorful friendship craft, and dance to fun songs. Call to register. All ages welcome. Thursdays: Apr 12, 19, 26 | 10.30-11am Get movin’ at these special storybook days with crafts, music, and movement. Call to register for any or all sessions. Ages 2-5

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The Art of Papercraft Saturdays: Mar 10, Apr 7, May 5 | 2-3pm Make a different paper creation each month that will amaze you! Call to sign up for any one or all sessions. Ages 6+

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Eggstravaganza! Mon April 2 | 11am-noon Drop in anytime to make a unique egg craft, learn fun facts, and read cool books. Hosted by BPL Teen Advisory Board members. Drop in anytime

Sat April 21 | 2-2.30pm Celebrate Earth Day by planting a tulip. Call to register

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Wednesdays: May 2 to May 23 | 10-10.30am This storytime focuses on mindfulness, the art of developing self-awareness for greater focus and well-being. 4-week program. Call to register Sat May 5 | 1.30-2.30pm Dig into the science of gardening by learning the parts of the plant, planting seeds, and more. Call to register. Ages 6-9

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Nature’s Mother’s Day Cards Mon May 7 | 4-4.45pm Use a flower press to create a unique Mother’s Day card. Call to register. Ages 8+ March/April/May 2018

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March Break at the library

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STEAM Wildcard! Have fun with a variety of activities. Drop in. All ages Alton Mon March 12 Tansley Woods Thu March 15

10-11.30am 10am-noon

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Bring your stuffie best friend for storytime, and then drop Stuffie off for a night of behind-the-scenes fun at the library. Pick them up the next day to hear about their adventures! Call to register. Age 3-7 Alton Drop off: Thu March 15 Pick up: Fri March 16

6-7pm

Brant Hills Drop off: Mon March 12 Pick Up: Tue March 13

4-5pm

Tansley Woods Drop off: Tue March 13 Pick up: Wed March 14

10-10.30am

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A ‘Mindful’ Storytime Mon March 12| 10-10.30am This storytime helps kids improve self-awareness, focus, and well-being. No sign-up required Ramp Racers Mon March 12 | 2-3.30pm Explore ramps, angles, and friction with simple materials and hands-on play. Drop-in. Ages 6-9 Children under 5 must bring an adult.

Brant Hills Mon March 12 | 10.30-11.30am New Appleby Wed March 14 | 10.30-11.30am R Yoga Storytime

Fri March 16 Tue March 13 Thu March 15 Tue March 13

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10.30-11am 1-1.30pm 10-10.30am 2.30-3pm

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March/April/May 2018

Gardening Fun Tue March 13 | 10-11.30am Let’s get dirty! Jump-start your garden—come in and plant with us. Ages 6-9; children 5 and under with an adult. Register day of program. Blow Off Some STEAM! Wed March 14 | 2-4pm Explore simple science concepts and build using our LEGO®, Makedo & more! Drop in anytime. Ages 6-9. Children under 5 must bring an adult.

Aldershot Tue March 13 | 1.30-2.15pm Watch as Bumbling Bert shocks and amazes with his jokes and magic. Call to register. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before show time. Ages 5-12

Tangled Art Thu March 15 | 11am-noon Join us for a relaxing morning of Zentangle®-inspired drawing. Create artistic designs while feeling zen. Call to register. Ages 6-9

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CRASH Rhythm hosts a morning of bucket drumming, songwriting, music theory, and fun! Bucket drums provided. Call to register. Ages 6-12

Aldershot Brant Hills Central New Appleby

Mini Music Makers Tue March 13 | 10.30-11am Join us for interactive and imaginative music and movement fun. Register in person day of program. Ages 1+ with an adult caregiver Math with Library LEGO® Wed March 14 | 3-5pm Build lateral and 3-dimensional thinking with LEGO® and Straws and Connectors. Just bring your creativity! Drop in any time

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Michelle Boomer of Mother Nature’s Heroes takes kids on an animal adventure with songs, stories, and engaging yoga poses. Please bring a mat or towel. Call to register. Ages 5-8

Kids’ Karate Tue March 13 | 1.30-2.30pm | Ages 6-8 Wed March 14 | 1.30-2.30pm | Ages 9-12 Learn the basic techniques of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate (blocks, punches, kicks). Challenge your body in new and unique ways. Please wear comfortable clothes. Instructors: Shudokan Family Karate

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The Bubbleology Show Thu March 15 | 3-4pm Miss T the Bubble Queen brings science to life with bubbles. An hour of wondrous, silly, and magical fun. Call to register. All ages

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March Movie Madness Fri March 16 | 2-4pm Feel free to bring a nut-free snack. Watch website for movie title. Register in person day of program.


New Appleby

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Wild Weather Tue March 13 | 10.30-11.30am Weather science! Create a tornado, make a rain cloud, build an anemometer to measure wind speed. Sponsored by TD Friends of the Environment. No sign-up required. Ages 6-10

What’s Inside? Mon March 12 | 10am-noon Visit activity stations and explore the natural and mechanical world. Discover how the inside makes the outside work. Drop in. All ages Plan, Build & Go! Tue March 13 | 2-4pm Experiment with LEGO®, Knex and other activities to plan, create and build. Drop in anytime. All ages

Robotics 101 Thu March 15 | 10.30-11.30am Try out some different types of coding and robotics resources. No sign-up required. Ages 5+ Game On! Fri March 16 | 11am-4pm Giant games, board games, card games and tables to play your own games. Drop in anytime

Explore Electricity Wed March 14 | 10am-noon Visit activity stations and explore the concept of electricity. Drop in anytime. All ages R

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Family GROOVE Party Fri March 16 | 9.30-10am Grab your family and friends, and come GROOVE with us! It’s a dance party that inspires connection, joy, and excitement. Call to register. Ages 3-5 with an adult caregiver. School-Age GROOVE Party Fri March 16 | 10.15-11am Come GROOVE with us! Call to register. Ages 6-12 Grow with Us Fri March 16 | 1-3pm Learn about planting, root growth, and the environment! Drop in anytime. All ages

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STEAM Wildcard!

TUE March 13

Mini Music Makers Kids’ Karate

WED

Math with Library LEGO® Kids’ Karate

THU March 15

Tangled Art Stuffies Night at the Library

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Stuffies Night at the Library (pick up)

March 12

March 14

March 16

Aldershot

Brant Hills

Central

New Appleby

Tansley Woods

Stuffies Night at A ‘Mindful’ the Library What’s Inside? Storytime CRASH Rhythm Bucket Drumming Ramp Racers Yoga Storytime Bert’s Plan, Build & Go! Stuffies Night at Gardening Wild Weather Stuffies Night at the Comedy the Library Fun Yoga Storytime Library Magic Show (pick up)

Blow Off Some STEAM!

Explore CRASH Electricity! Rhythm Stuffies Night at the Bucket Drumming Library (pick up)

The Bubbleology Robotics 101 Show Yoga Storytime

Yoga Storytime

March Movie Madness

Game On!

March/April/May 2018

STEAM Wildcard! Family GROOVE Party School-Age GROOVE Party Grow with Us

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Storytime

All storytimes are FREE.

Alton

Aldershot

New Appleby

Our storytimes are very popular and seating is limited. Please arrive early to register in person.

Toddler Storytime Wednesdays:March 21 to April 25 Wednesdays: May 16 to June 13 10.30-11am

Family Storytime Thursdays: Mar 1 March 22 to April 26 Thursdays: May 17 to June 14 10.30-11am

R Small Oneders

(Max 15/session + 1 caregiver/child) Thursdays: Mar 1 to Apr 26 (except Mar 8, Mar 15) Thursdays: May 17 to June 14 9.30-10am

R Tales for Twos

(Max 15/session + 1 caregiver/child) Thursdays: Mar 1 to Apr 26 (except Mar 8, Mar 15) Thursdays: May 17 to June 14 10.30-11am

R Family Storytime

(Max 24/session + 1 caregiver/child) Mondays: March 19 to April 23 Mondays: May 14 to June 11 (except May 21) 9.30-10am Mondays: March 19 to April 23 Mondays: May 14 to June 11 (except May 21) 10.30-11am Tuesdays: March 20 to April 24 Tuesdays: May 15 to June 12 9.30-10am Tuesdays: March 20 to April 24 Tuesdays: May 15 to June 12 10.30-11am

Family Storytime Fridays: Mar 2, Mar 23, April 6 to 27 Fridays: May 18 to June 15 10.30-11am

Brant Hills

Tansley Woods

Toddler Storytime Mondays: March 19 to April 23 Mondays: May 14 to June 11 (except May 21) | 10.30-11am

Baby Rhyme Time Thursdays: March 1 to April 26 (except Mar 8, Mar 15) Thursdays: May 17 to June 14 10-10.30am

Family Storytime Tuesdays: March 20 to April 24 Tuesdays: May 15 to June 12 10.30-11am

Central In April, we focus on ‘Mindfulness’ to help kids improve concentration and self-awareness, and develop a positive outlook. Baby Rhyme Time Tuesdays: March 20 to April 24 Tuesdays: May 15 to June 12 10-10.30am Small Oneders Thursdays: March 22 to April 26 Thursdays: May 17 to June 14 10-10.30am

Fridays: Mar 2, Mar 23, April 6 to 27 Fridays: May 18 to June 15 9.30-10am

Tales for Twos Wednesdays: March 21 to April 25 Wednesdays: May 16 to June 13 10-10.30am

Fridays: Mar 2, Mar 23, April 6 to 27 Fridays: May 18 to June 15 10.30-11am

Preschool Storytime Mondays: March 19 to April 23 Mondays: May 14 to June 11 (except May 21) | 10-10.30am

Saturdays: Mar 3, Mar 24, April 7 to April 28 Saturdays: May 26 to June 16 10-10.30am

Fridays: Mar 2, Mar 23, April 6 to 27 Fridays: May 18 to June 15 10.30-11am

Family Storytime Saturdays: March 3 to June 30 10.30-11am

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Small Oneders Wednesdays: March 21 to April 25 Wednesdays: May 16 to June 13 10.30-11am Tales for Twos Mondays: March 19 to April 23 Mondays: May 14 to June 11 (except May 21) 10-10.30am Preschool Storytime Tuesdays: March 20 to April 24 Tuesdays: May 15 to June 12 10-10.30am Family Storytime Wednesdays: March 21 to April 25 Wednesdays: May 16 to June 13 9.30-10am

BPL Guide Spring 2018  

Programs and events for March, April, and May.

BPL Guide Spring 2018  

Programs and events for March, April, and May.

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