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BPL Winter 2017

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Adult Programs.....................p. 4-10

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

Library Information

Teen/Tween Programs.........p.12-13 Children’s Programs...........p. 16-22

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


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

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CENTRAL 2331 New Street 905.639.3611 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday (Fall/Winter/Spring) 1-5 Sunday (Summer) Closed

KILBRIDE Kilbride Public School 905.335.4011 Monday, Wednesday 6-9 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

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Staff Development Day Holiday Closure Christmas Eve (Closed @ 1pm) Christmas Day Boxing Day Holiday Closure New Year’s Eve (Closed @ 1pm) New Year’s Day Holiday Closure

Join the library A library card is free for people who live, work, or attend school in Burlington, pay property taxes here, or live in 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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1996 Itabashi Way 905.336.5583 Monday to Thursday 9-9 Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-5 Sunday (Fall/Winter/Spring) 1-5 Sunday (Summer) Closed

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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 for details.

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Programs Arts, Culture & Heritage R Sign up is required unless noted; call to register. See also Talks & Performances

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Genealogy Club

Mon December 5 | 6-7pm 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. Central

Nuts & Bolts of Making a Film

HPO Presents

Sat January 21 | 11am-3pm Learn the ins and outs of making a short film, from creating the script, to hiring a crew and making it happen. With filmmaker Katherine Di Marino. Central

In partnership with Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Centennial Hall, Central

Brass Holiday Concert

Mon December 12 | 7-8.30pm HPO’s Brass Quintet brings holiday cheer featuring well-known songs of the season along with shimmering brass standards. All ages.

Opera for Everyone

With Artistic Director Sabatino Vacca, in partnership with Southern Ontario Lyric Opera Centennial Hall, Central


The World of Verismo Opera

Thu January 12 | 2-4pm Explore the life and work of Beethoven in this lecture with Composer-in-Residence Abigail RichardsonSchulte, accompanied by a musical demonstration on the piano. An HPO Beethoven Festival presentation.

Sun January 22 | 1-3pm This tradition has given the world some of the most intensely emotional moments from the postRomantic period by Italian composers such as Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano, and Puccini. Learn more about this passionate era in operatic history.

Classical 201

Thu February 23 | 2-4pm Composer-in-Residence Abigail Richardson-Schulte returns with another entertaining talk about the lives of several romantic and early 20th century composers and their lasting impact.

Puccini’s Tosca

Wed February 22 | 2-3.30pm Called Puccini’s “shabby little shocker” by one musicologist1, find out why the music of Tosca has captivated audiences worldwide for over a century. (1Wikipedia)

In Recital

Tue February 28 | 2-4pm Get to know your HPO! Join us for an intimate and engaging performance by HPO Principal Trumpet Michael Fedyshyn, accompanied by pianist Monique De Margerie.

Writers Circle

Thursdays: Jan 19, Feb 16 | 7-8.30pm Share your writing with your peers and get feedback in a friendly and supportive group environment. No sign-up required. Brant Hills

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Writing & Revising

Sat February 25 | 10am-4pm Refine your storytelling skills and cut the time you will need to spend editing. Learn how to find and fix flaws in your story and how to rethink, rework, and rewrite your manuscript. Optional: bring three copies of the first 500 words of your own written piece for review. $49 in advance or $53 at the door. Email to register. Central

Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello & Early Start Music Lessons Private Lessons: Early Start Program:

Designed for ages 3 and up Weekly private lessons Bi-weekly group lessons Parents as partners Will prepare students for RCM exams Multiple performing opportunities Develops both the ability to play by ear and reading skills

Designed for ages 0-3 Baby and toddler music classes Prepare your child for future private music instruction Partner with your child as they begin their musical discovery Weekly classes, Saturday 11am-12pm

Private Lessons: (905) 333-3803 Early Start Program: (905) 630-5162 North Burlington Baptist Church, 1377 Walkers Line, Burlington SCHOOL OF MUSIC

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Authors & Books Adult Programs


Beans ’n’ Books


Titles Book Club @ Kilbride

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R Registration is required. Call to sign up. Daisy Audiobook Club @Central

Thu Dec 1 Down East Writers Thu Jan 5 Books That Changed Your Mind, Or Your Life Thu Feb 2 We Are Family 2.15-4pm Coffee, cookies and hearing about intriguing books. Central

Tuesdays: Dec 13, Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9, June 13 | 10-11.30am A monthly get-together for readers with low vision for lively discussion about great books. Participants must arrange their own transportation. Limited spaces.

Mondays: Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10, May 8 | 7-8.30pm The library picks and provides the books and the discussion guides—you provide the conversation! Limited space. Call for information.

Talks & Performances


Scene of the Crime @Brant Hills

Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Film descriptions at

Sat December 3 | 10-10.30am, 11-11.30am, 1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm, 3-3.30pm A rare book is stolen! Blood is found! Help collect forensic evidence to solve the crime using crime scene investigation tools and techniques. Call to sign up for a 30-minute time slot. Limited registered participants/session; limited spaces on day of program on a first-come basis. Ages 12-adult. In partnership with Halton Regional Police and Humber College

Financial Fitness Series

With Michele Galante, Lance Wiebe & Patricia Semple, Desjardins Financial Security Investments Inc. Central

Executors: What You Need to Know

Tue January 17 | 6.30-8.30pm Are you naming or planning to be one? Let’s talk!

Insurance: Who Needs It?

Tue January 31 | 6.30-8.30pm Join a roundtable discussion about different types of insurance, what you need, and how much coverage is the right amount.

Retirement Income

Tue February 7 | 6.30-8.30pm Will your income last as long as you? Retirement planning basics.

The Under-35 Financial Dilemma Tue February 21 | 6.30-8.30pm Make more ‘cents’ of your money. Join a roundtable talk.

Classic Movie Matinee @Alton

Thursdays: Dec 1, Jan 5, Feb 2, Mar 2 | 2-4pm From film noir to musicals—we bring you the best of the silver screen. For your comfort, feel free to bring a blanket or seat cushion. No sign-up required. Free

Love Leads the Way

Sat December 3 | 1-4pm A heartwarming film for the whole family about the first guide dog, with a visit from Dog Guides of Canada. In partnership with Burlington Accessibility Advisory Committee. Central. Free

Screeners @Central

$8 or 4-pass for $25 at the door, unless noted. Mon December 7 | 2-4pm Mon December 12 | 2-4pm Wed January 11 | 6.30-8.30pm Wed February 8 | 6.30-8.30pm

Doc*Side @Central

Free documentary film series Wed January 18 | 2-4pm Tue February 7 | 2-4pm

In Search of Beethoven Life Animated

Games & Social Knit ’n’ Natter Social

Saturdays: January 7 to March 4 | 10-11.30am All ages and skill levels welcome. Drop in anytime. New Appleby

The Power of Music in Our Lives

Tue February 28 | 7-9pm Discover the power of music: to bring people together, to heal, and to inspire. With local musician Margo Jamieson. Central

Love & Friendship It’s a Wonderful Life Me Before You Race


Ladies Night Out

Wed February 8 | 7-8.30pm Bring your friends (or make new ones) and create a Pinterest worthy craft. Alton

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Food & Health Adult Programs


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Craving Change™

New to Canada Call 905.464.3222 to attend unless noted.

Wednesdays: Feb 8, 15, 22 | 9.30-11.30am A three-week workshop for changing your relationship with food. Offered in partnership with Mississauga Halton Self Management Program. Register online at Central

Settlement Worker in the Library

Central Fridays: December 2 to February 24 (except December 16, 23, 30) | 9.30am-4.30pm Alton Wednesdays: Jan 11, Feb 8 | 1-4.30pm

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If you are new to Canada and need help getting settled, talk to a visiting settlement worker. Offered by HMC Connections.

Especially for Seniors

The Canadian Citizenship Test: Get Ready Alton Wednesdays: Dec 21, Jan 25, Feb 22 1.30-4.30pm

Help for Seniors Seminar

Thu January 26 | 2-4pm Learn about community services to help you stay independent at home, the costs (and what’s free), non-profit housing, retirement homes, and Long-Term Care. Central

Central Fridays: Jan 27, Feb 24 | 10am-1pm Learn how to apply for citizenship and practice taking the test during this one-day workshop.

Teen/Senior Tech Meet Up

Sat March 18 | 1.30-4pm Seniors—bring your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop and learn how to use it with the help of a teen volunteer. Central

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ESL Conversation Circle

Wednesdays: January 18 to March 1 (except Jan 25) 7-8.30pm All levels of English spoken. Offered by Burlington Alliance Church. Register online at or call 905.637.1570. New Appleby

R Programs are free unless stated and registration is required. Register in person for fee-based programs.

iPad Thursdays

Thursdays: Jan 12, Feb 9 | 6-8pm Learn more about your iPad. Free. Tansley Woods

Borrow eBooks with Overdrive

Sat January 14 | 2-3.30pm Bring your device and learn how to download library eBooks and eAudiobooks using the Overdrive app. Please download Overdrive prior to program. No sign up required. Free. Tansley Woods R

Click! Computer Classes

All classes: Thursdays, 6.30-8pm $10/class, payable at registration Visit for class descriptions. Basic Computer Skills MS PowerPoint Excel I Excel II Excel III Managing Your Files

Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 2 Feb 9 Feb 16 Feb 23

Self-Directed Click!

Thu February 2 | 2-3.30pm Topics: Facebook, Skype, Gmail, LinkedIn, Internet Safety & Privacy Choose one topic and work independently and at your own pace through an online tutorial. Library staff are there to help, if needed. Bring your own device or use a library computer. Central

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Adult Programs

Make It - Do It Yourself

Microcontroller Demonstration

Sat January 21 | 10am-noon Watch microcontrollers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi) in action and see what’s possible. Drop in anytime. Central R

Sat January 28 | 9.30am-12.30pm Let us walk you through every step in fashioning your own flannel pajama bottoms to keep warm and cozy in this chilly winter weather. Bring your favourite pair of pajama bottoms to use as a size guideline and let’s get sewing. $15. Central

Check for upcoming laser and vinyl cutting classes and open studio dates and times.

Ideaworks Studio Open Studio Dec/Jan/Feb 2017

Come in and explore the maker space, use the equipment, and be creative. Completion of Laser Cutting 101 is required to use the laser cutter. Drop in anytime during open studio hours. Check website for dates and times. Central


Family Holiday Postcards

Sat December 3 | 9.30am-noon Use our green screen to make a family holiday postcard to send to all of your friends and relatives. No sign-up required. Central






Intro to Cover Stitcher


BookArts: Sampler Bookbinding


DIY Learn to Knit

Laser Cutting 101

Sat Dec 10 9.30-11.30am Sat Jan 7 9.30-11.30am Tue Jan 17 1-3pm Sat Feb 4 9.30-11.30am Tue Feb 21 1-3pm Learn about the equipment, materials and the basics of cutting or engraving your work. $25. Central

Intro to Serger Workshop

Thursdays: Jan 12, Jan 19, Jan 26 | 6-8.30pm 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. $55. Central

Thu February 16 | 6-8.30pm Want to find out how to create a professionally finished seam for yoga pants, t-shirts and more? Check out our cover stitcher and find out how it works. We’ll use the cover stitcher in our Serge a Skirt workshop. $20. Central Sat February 18 | 1.30-4.30pm Learn three new soft cover bindings and make three sample notebooks. Instructor: Carolyn Eady, Sprouts Press. $20. Brant Hills Sat February 25 | 10am-noon Learn the basics of knitting using helpful online resources and our equipment. Beginners, please register for a spot. Those with some knowledge and their own equipment may drop in. All ages welcome! Central

2D Design with Inkscape

Thu January 12 | 2-4pm Learn the basics of creating vector based art using the free program Inkscape. Central

Sat January 28 | 1-4pm Spend an afternoon making your own leather journal using traditional bookbinding skills. Instructor: Stuart Hill, George Hill & Co. $20. Brant Hills Thursdays: February 2 to March 2 | 10.30am-noon Take your drawing ability from blah to bam with 30 short daily exercises! Weekly discussions as well as opportunities to experiment with digital drawing. $15. Central

Sew It! Reusable Gift Bags

Thu December 8 | 6.30-8.30pm Who doesn’t love perfectly packaged gifts? Sometimes the presentation means as much as the actual present inside. Learn to sew beautiful, reusable gift bags. All materials supplied. $10. Register in person. Central

BookArts: Leather Journal

Draw in 30 Days Book Club

BookArts Open Studio

Wednesdays: Dec 7, 21, Jan 4, 18, Feb 1, 15, Mar 1, 15, 29 | 5.30-8.30pm 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+. Brant Hills

Make Your Own Pajama Pants


Serge a Skirt

Saturdays: Feb 25, Mar 4 | 1-4.30pm Description: Using skills learned in Intro to Serger, create your own knit skirt. $50. Central

R Registration is required unless noted;

call any branch to sign-up. Register in person for fee-based programs.

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Programs Exam Cram

Dec/Jan/Feb 2017

January 21 to February 1 Drop by during library open hours for individual and group study spaces, treats giveaways, and Wi-Fi access.

Call to sign up at least 2 days before the program is scheduled to run. All programs are FREE

R Registration is required.

Teen programs are for youth 12-18.

Exam Cram De-stress

Sat January 21 to Wed February 1 Studying hard? Take a break for fun activities like “Table Top Quidditch,� an easy craft, or just hang out when the program room is available. Drop in anytime. New Appleby


February 22 Join library staff and wear a pink shirt, button, or pin to show that you do not tolerate bullying.

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Brant Hills R

Scene of the Crime

Sat December 3 | 10-10.30am, 11-11.30am, 1-1.30pm, 2-2.30pm, 3-3.30pm A rare book is stolen! Blood is found! Help collect forensic evidence to solve the crime using crime scene investigation tools and techniques. Call to sign up for a 30-minute time slot. Limited registered participants/session; limited spaces on day of program on a first-come basis. Ages 12-adult. In partnership with Halton Regional Police and Humber College

Central Drop in anytime to any one or all of these workshops to learn the basics or develop your skills. Ages 10-18

DIY Fibre Arts: Sewing

Wed December 28 | 1.30-4.30pm | Builders Room

DIY Fibre Arts: Knitting

Thu January 5 | 1.30-4.30pm | Builders Room

DIY Laser Cutting

Sun February 5 | 1.30-4.30pm | Builders Room

Brant Hills Tue January 24 Central Mon January 23 New Appleby Wed January 25 7-8pm Feeling stressed? Stop by the library for a visit with our canine friends from St. John Ambulance. Drop in anytime.

Pink Shirt Day

HYWire Youth Writing Workshop

Thursdays: Dec 22, Jan 26, Feb 23 | 7-8.30pm Create original writing with guidance from experienced writers and performers in a calm and 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.

Exam Cram Puppy Room

Managing Yourself for Professional Life

Sat February 11 | 1.30-4.30pm Learn how to create a professional yet personal brand for yourself, how to receive and implement feedback, and how to manage your time during this interactive workshop presented by Shannon Fraser, a Lifestyle Management professional.

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Teen Reading Club

Wednesdays: Dec 21, Jan18, Feb 15 | 4-5pm Love reading? Join us once a month to discover and discuss great books.

Bookend Creating

December 28 to January 8 | 1-5pm Help to banish boring bookends! Drop by the teen area to paint and design inspirational bookends that will be displayed at Tansley Woods or for you to take home. Drop in anytime.

Teen Lounge

Sundays: Jan 15, Feb 19 | 1.30-4.30pm Hang out with friends, eat snacks, meet new people, play games & do a craft. Drop in anytime.



Tween programs are geared to youth ages 10 to 13.

Alton Fabric Fun


Thu January 5 | 2-3pm Learn some hand sewing basics and stitch together a gadget pouch.

Sat February 4 | 2-3pm Learn coding basics using Star Wars, Minecraft, or Frozen activities. Please bring your own headphones. Ages 8-12

Brant Hills

Tansley Woods

Tween Interest Group (TWIG)

Tuesdays: Jan 31, Feb 28 | 7-8.30pm Make friends, share interests, and help to create library displays and drop-in activities. Every month you’ll be in charge of making something new! No sign-up required. Ages 10-13

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Hour of Code


Finch Robots

Sat December 10 | 2-3pm & 3.30-4.30pm Learn coding basics using Star Wars, Frozen or Minecraft activities. Ages 10-13 Thu December 29 | 2-3pm Learn the basics of computer coding including robot programming. Ages 10-13


Coding Club: Storytelling

Tuesdays: January 10 to February 28 | 4-5pm Learn coding using Scratch. Use the computer to design your own stories and animations. No previous coding experience necessary. One hour/ week for 8 weeks. Ages 8-12 R

DIY Learn to Sew Hand Warmer Squares

Sat January 14 | 10am-noon Learn to sew, using our sewing machines, while creating useful (and cozy!) reusable hand warmer squares. Materials supplied. Ages 9-13

R Registration is required.

Hour of Code


Grade 6 & 7 Book Club

Wednesdays: Jan 11 , Feb 8 , Mar 8 , Apr 12 , May 10 | 4-4.45pm Like to talk about what you read? Bring a friend and join our book club.

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More importantly, once the installation is complete, he could be saving up to $325† a year on his electricity costs. For a helpful checklist and to find participating contractors, visit or call 1-877-797-9473 today. Subject to additional terms and conditions found at *Incentives are available for installation of eligible equipment completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 and submitted no later than Feb. 1 of the following calendar year. Equipment must be purchased from and installed by a participating contractor. $250 incentive with the purchase and installation of an eligible furnace. $250 OR $400 incentive with the purchase and installation of an eligible central air conditioner system. †Annual electricity cost savings are estimated based on past program experience. Actual savings may vary. Funded by the Independent Electricity System Operator and offered by Burlington Hydro Inc. OMOfficial Mark adopted and used by the Independent Electricity System Operator. Used under licence.

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Children’s Storytime

You are your child’s first and best teacher. Storytime introduces your child to the enjoyment of reading, and is filled with literacy rich activities, such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and games, that you can make part of his or her every day. Meet other parents and share a special “together time” with your little one.

Aldershot Toddler Storytime

Family Storytime

Dec/Jan/Feb 2017

Wednesdays: Dec 7 to 14 Wednesdays: Jan 11 to Mar 1 10.30-11am

Fridays: Dec 2 to 16 Fridays: Jan 13 to Mar 3 10.30-11am

R Limited spaces; register in person day of storytime.

Alton R

Small Oneders


Family Storytime


Thursdays: Dec 1 to 15 Thursdays: Jan 12 to Mar 2 9.30-10am R

Tuesdays: Dec 6 to 13 Tuesdays: Jan 10 to Feb 28 9.30-10am 10.30-11am

Tales for Twos

Thursdays: Dec 1 to 15 Thursdays: Jan 12 to Mar 2 10.30-11am


Family Storytime

Fridays: Dec 2 to 16 Fridays: Jan 13 to Mar 3 9.30-10am 10.30-11am


Family Storytime

Mondays: Dec 5 to 12 Mondays: Jan 9 to Feb 27 9.30-10am 10.30-11am

Jammie Time Stories

Mondays: Dec 5 to 12 Mondays: Jan 9 to Feb 27 6-6.30pm

Brant Hills Toddler Storytime

Thursdays: Dec 1 to 15 Thursdays: Jan 12 to Mar 2 10-10.30am

Family Storytime

Tuesdays: Dec 6 to 13 Tuesdays: Jan 10 to Feb 28 10-10.30am

Central Baby Rhyme Time

Tuesdays Dec 6 to 13 Tuesdays: Jan 10 to Feb 28 10-10.30am

Small Oneders

Thursdays: Dec 1 to 15 Thursdays: Jan 12 to Mar 2 10-10.30am

Family Storytime

Tales for Twos

Preschool Storytime

Tales for Twos

Preschool Storytime Tuesdays: Dec 6 to 13 Tuesdays: Jan 10 to Feb 28 10-10.30am

Wednesdays Dec 7 to 14 Wednesdays: Jan 11 to Mar 1 10-10.30am

Mondays Dec 5 to 12 Mondays: Jan 9 to Feb 27 (except Feb 20) 10-10.30am

Saturdays: Dec 3 to 17 Saturdays: Jan 7 to Feb 25 10.30-11am

New Appleby Family Storytime

Thursdays: Dec 1 to 15 Thursdays: Jan 12 to Mar 2 10.30-11am

Family Storytime

Fridays: Dec 2 to 16 Fridays: Jan 13 to Mar 3 10.30-11am

Tansley Woods Baby Rhyme Time

Thursdays: Dec 1 to 15 Thursdays: Jan 12 to Mar 2 10-10.20am

Family Storytime

Wednesdays: Dec 7 to 14 Wednesdays: Jan 11 to Mar 1 9.30-10am

Small Oneders

Wednesdays: Dec 7 to 14 Wednesdays: Jan 11 to Mar 1 10.30-10.50am

Mondays: Dec 5 to 12 Mondays: Jan 9 to Feb 27 10-10.30am

• Individual focus to define your child’s learning • Community atmosphere that makes students feel included and valued • Creative expression allows your child to explore their own interests and talents “Each space reflects the professionalism, pride and dedication of everyone in the school.” -CCMA Accreditation Team


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Valentines for Vets

Maple Syrup Time

Dec/Jan/Feb 2017

Mon January 23 to Sat January 28 Show veterans your gratitude for serving our country. Drop in anytime during the week and create a handmade Valentine that Veterans Affairs Canada will send to a veteran.

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PA Day Fun! Library LEGO®

Fri Feb 3 @All Locations Calling all LEGO® fans! Use your imagination and creativity to construct awesome structures at any branch, and help us celebrate the upcoming release of the LEGO® Batman movie.

Aldershot Creative Crafternoon

Sat December 10 | noon-4pm Join us for some holiday crafting fun! Drop-in. All ages welcome.

Alton Fun Fridays

Fri Feb 10 Mon Feb 6 Tue Feb 7 Mon Feb 13 Thu Feb 9 Tue Feb 21

10.30-11am 10.30-11am 10-10.30am 10-10.30am 10.30-11am 10-10.30am

Join costumed staff from Bronte Creek Provincial Park to sing songs, read stories, and learn all about the sweet Canadian treat—maple syrup. No sign-up required except at Alton, register in person day of program.


Holiday Puppet Show

Sat December 10 | 1-1.30pm Teen volunteers bring The Gingerbread Man and other festive stories to life. All ages welcome. Register in person day of program. After the show, join us at the fireplace for crafts and treats at our drop-in Holiday Open House.

Just Dance Party

Fridays: Dec 2 to 9, Jan 13 to Mar 3 | 1.30-2.30pm Toddlers, preschoolers and their grown-ups join ROCK/OEYC staff, library staff and public health nurses for active play.

Tue January 3 | 2-3pm Get your groove on and join us for a Just Dance party! Drop in anytime.

Family Movie Matinee

Tue January 3 | 7-8pm Come play classic Bingo. Every winner gets a small prize. No sign-up required.

Saturdays: Dec 3 to 17, Jan 7 to Feb 25 | 1-3pm FREE family-friendly matinee movie. Limited seating on a first-come basis. Children age 12 and under must bring an adult caregiver. Call for film title. No sign-up required. R

All programs are FREE and geared to ages 6 to 12, except where stated. Registration is required for many programs. Call branch to register.

Blow Off Some STEAM

Tuesdays: Dec 6 to 13, Jan 17 to Feb 28 | 4.30-5.15pm We’re bringing the fun to science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Register in person day of program. Ages 6-9

Holiday Open House

Sat December 10 | 1-3pm Join us at the fireplace for crafts and treats. Drop in anytime. All ages welcome. 1pm Puppet Show: register in person day of program.

Bingo Night

Science Madness

Wed January 4 | 10-11am Join us for this special STEAM program over Winter Break. No sign-up required. Ages 6-9

Winter Craft Morning

Fri January 6 | 10am-noon Make a winter craft to celebrate the New Year. Drop in anytime.


Saturdays: January 14 to March 4 | 10.30-11.30am Grab your friends and family and create some art using supplies from our Loose Parts table. Drop in anytime.

Brant Hills


Green Screen Fun

Sat January 7 | 2-3pm Have you ever wanted to visit Ancient Rome? Or outer space? Come and play with our new green screen and see yourself in ways you never imagined! No sign-up required. R

Merry Marionettes

Solving Mysteries @Brant Hills

Tue January 3 | 2-3pm Create an animal marionette and make it dance! No sign-up required. Ages 5+

Fri January 27 | 1.30-2.30pm Author Sylvia McNicoll uncovers the secrets behind writing her new Great Mistake Mystery Series. All crimes, real and imagined, occur in Burlington! School program with very limited public seating. Book will be available for purchase.

Yoga Stories

Wed January 4 | 10.30-11am Stretch your imagination! Use your body to tell stories with easy yoga poses and movement. Stick around after for a fun craft. No sign-up required.

Valentine’s Craft

Sat February 11 | 11-11.30am Looking for a unique way to say Happy Valentine’s Day to that special someone? Create valentines for family and friends. Ages 5-8


Sat December 3 | 9.30am-noon Use our green screen to make a family holiday postcard to send to all of your friends and relatives. No sign-up required. R



Christmas Craftastic!

Sat December 17 | 1-4pm Drop in for crafting fun. All ages welcome!

DIY Messy Mini Makers: Winter Fun!

Wed December 28 | 10am-noon Dress for mess! Explore the wonders of winter without getting cold. Build a snow fort on our sticky wall and a ‘snow’ structure out of edible dough. Age 1+ and up with a caregiver. No sign-up required.

Tinker Lab

Thu December 29 | 10am-noon Build and create using our LEGO®, Makedo, Straws & Connectors and more! Drop in anytime. Children 4 and under must bring an adult.

R Registration is required.

Tangled Art

Fri January 6 | 10-11am Join us for a relaxing afternoon of Zentangle® inspired drawing. Learn how to create artistic designs while feeling zen. No artistic talent needed. Call to register. Ages 6+

Holiday Family Storytime & Craft

Sat December 17 | 10.30-11am Get in the holiday spirit with your family! No sign-up required.

Holiday Puppet Show

Thu January 5 | 1-2pm Teen volunteers bring The Gingerbread Man and other festive stories to life! All ages welcome. Children 4 and under must bring an adult. Register in person day of program.

Groovin’ on a Wednesday Afternoon

Wednesdays: Dec 7, Dec 14 | 4-4.45pm Music and movement, try some new moves and create your own. Build confidence and have fun. Ages 6-12

Robot Walker: MakerLab

Wed January 4 | 2-3.30pm It moves! Experiment and tinker with your own robot walker and make it move using the force of gravity. Ages 7+ with an adult caregiver.

Central Family Holiday Postcards

Fri December 30 | 2-4pm Enjoy a pre-release feature film! Bring your own PEANUT-FREE snacks. For all ages. Children 4 and under must bring an adult. Check library website for film title. Limited drop-in space may be available.


Speaking Volumes

Mondays: January 9 to February 13 | 4-5pm Relax with a hot chocolate and listen to an entire novel we have chosen together. Ages 8-12

Tinker Lab

Wednesdays: January 11 to February 22 | 4-4.45pm Explore simple science concepts and build using our LEGO®, Makedo & more! Children 4 and under must bring an adult. Drop in anytime.

Mini Music Makers

Fridays: January 13 to January 27 | 10-10.30am Come out and join us for some interactive & imaginative music and movement fun! No sign-up required. Ages 1+ with caregiver.

Messy Mini Makers

Fridays: February 10 to March 3 | 10-11am Dress for mess! Explore simple science concepts and creative techniques. Drop in. Ages 1+ with caregiver.

Dec/Jan/Feb 2017


Afternoon at the Movies

Wintery Fun Photo Op

New Appleby

Wed January 4 | 2-4pm Choose a wintery scene, grab a prop, and smile for the camera. Pictures will be emailed out after the program. Drop in anytime.

Children’s Programs

Family Crafternoons

Wednesdays: Dec 14, Jan 11, Feb 8 | 3-4.30pm Drop into the program room and make a seasonal craft.

Tansley Woods


Holiday Puppet Fun


Grade 4 & 5 Book Club

Green Screen Holiday Photos

Dec/Jan/Feb 2017

Wed December 7 | 6-8pm You’ll be amazed by the fun holiday photo you can create using our green screen technology! Bring your friends and family. Drop in anytime. All ages welcome, children under 6 must bring an adult.


LED Holiday Cards

Sat December 10 | 2-3.30pm Create a one-of-a-kind holiday card using LED lights. Ages 8+

Holiday Family Storytime & Craft

Wed December 21 | 9.30-10.30am Enjoy a holiday themed storytime and stay for a craft. No sign-up required.

LEGO® & Board Games

Wed Dec 28, Fri Dec 30, Thu Jan 5 | 2-4pm Bored at home? Drop in to play some board games or use your creativity to build with LEGO. Drop in.

Winter Crafternoon

Thu Dec 29 & Tue Jan 3 | 2-4pm Fold, cut, glue, and decorate! Using our materials and your imagination, make a cool winter craft to take home. Drop in anytime.

R Registration is required; call any branch to sign-up.

Thu January 5 | 10.30-11am Teen volunteers bring The Gingerbread Man and other stories to life! All ages welcome. Children 4 and under must bring an adult. Register in person day of program. Thursdays: Jan 12 , Feb 9 , Mar 9 , Apr 13 , May 11 4-4.45pm Like to talk about what you read? Bring a friend and join our book club!

Winter Village Build Day

Sat January 21 | 2-4pm Use Makedo tools to contribute to our life size cardboard igloo village, then climb inside. Drop-in fun for ages 6+

Year of the Rooster

Sat January 28 | 2-4pm Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with your own rooster creation! Drop in anytime.

Family Tech Time

Saturdays: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 | 2-4pm Kids, bring your caregivers and play with our tech gadgets. Drop in anytime.

Light Up Valentines

Tues February 14 | 11am-noon Make a glowing Valentine. Ages 3+ must bring an adult. Drop in, while supplies last.

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BPL Guide Winter 2017  

Burlington Public Library's Winter 2017 guide with programs and events for December/January/February.

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