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Leduc Public Library SPRING 2017 PROGRAMS

Preschool

Winter 2016-17 Program

Children

Family Teen Program Registration Feb. 21

Adult

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“A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.” ~Chinese proverb www.leduclibrary.ca


HIGHLIGHTING ADULT PROGRAMS Joan Marie Galat Award-winning Author Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 - 8:00 pm Joan Marie Galat shares her journey from 12 year-old weekly newspaper columnist to best selling, internationally commended award-winning author. A FREE REGISTERED PROGRAM

Wills and Estates Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 - 8:00 pm A lawyer volunteering through the Edmonton Community Legal Centre will walk you through making a valid will, the responsibilities of an executor, powers of attorney, personal directives, and much more. A FREE REGISTERED PROGRAM

Wildlife of the Rockies Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Join authors and photographers Ian Wilson and Jacinthe Lavoie as they share personal encounters and vivid images of the hoofed, clawed, and winged creatures of the Rockies. A FREE DROP-IN PROGRAM 2


REGISTRATION FOR LIBRARY PROGRAMS Program registration begins February 21 Leduc Public Library has a mix of drop-in and registered programs. Registration details are listed below. Library programs are FREE unless otherwise specified. THREE WAYS TO REGISTER BEGINNING TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 10:00AM 1. REGISTER ONLINE AT www.leduclibrary.ca 2. REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE LIBRARY 3. REGISTER BY PHONE AT 780-986-2637 A separate registration must be completed for each person attending a program. Unless otherwise specified. (adult, teen, child, baby)

Wait Lists Couldn’t get into your registered program? Sign up for the WAIT LIST. Library staff will contact you if space becomes available.

Photography and Allergy Alert Photos taken at library programs may be used for promotional purposes. If you have any questions please contact the Library Director 780-986-2637. Refreshments may be served at some library programs. Personal information is collected under authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, Section 33c and is used to administer programs and services. We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting the personal information you share with us. If you have any questions about the collection and use of your information, please contact the Library Director at 780-986-2637.

EARLY DEVELOPMENT INSTRUMENT As part of our ongoing commitment to the children of Leduc, the programs we offer are being purposefully created with one or more of the five developmental domains in mind. Where you see the symbols by the programs you will know what domains they primarily focus on.

Developmental Domains understanding, empathy, reflection, and controlled actions (thinking before doing).

and fine motor skills and coordination.

Encouraging open communication of needs and wants in a socially appropriate way, storytelling and an appropriate awareness of the outside world 3


PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

A T A G LANCE Start Time

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

10:15am

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Toddler Time

Baby Laptime

11:00am

Family Storytime

11:15am

Baby Laptime

Ages 12 - 24 Months

Toddler Time

1:00pm

Fun for Fours

Drop-in

Registered

Sessions run from February 27 to March 23 and April 3 to May 11 Toddler Time Join us for reading, rhyming and singing. Day

Time

Monday

10:15 - 10:45 am

Tuesday

10:15 - 10:45 am

Wednesday

10:15 - 10:45 am

Thursday

11:15 - 11:45 am

Fun for 4’s Registered Sessions run from February 28 - April 11 Four year olds will enjoy this play-based program designed to give them a start to being in a classroom environment with an emphasis on having fun! This is a non-parented program but a caregiver must be present in the library during their stay.

Baby Laptime Enjoy delightful songs, books, rhymes, finger plays and signing. Day

Time

Tuesday

11:15 - 11:45 am

Thursday

10:15 - 10:45 am

Ages 12 - 24 Months A mellow version of Toddler Time for those wanting a smooth transition from Baby Laptime. Day

Time

Wednesday

11:15 - 11:45 am

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Day

Time

Tuesdays

1:00 - 2:00 pm


PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS Read to Me

Ages 2+

We will focus on a new author (e.g. Robert Munsch) or series (e.g. Pete the Cat) each week with a take home activity. Until March 30th. Day

Time

Thursdays

6:00 - 6:30 pm

Easter Family Storytime Gather in our cozy children’s area for a special Easter storytime where we will read Easter stories and enjoy some Easter songs and rhymes. Family Storytime Join us in the children’s area for fun interactive stories read and told by one of our Librarians. Day

Time

Mondays

11:00 - 11:30 am

Play, Learn, Grow

Monday, February 27

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Monday, March 20

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Monday, April 24

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Monday, May 29

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Physical Health and Well-Being

Social Competence

Emotional Maturity

Communication Skills and General Knowledge

Language and Thinking

Monday, April 10

11:00 - 11:30 am

Spend an afternoon making great memories as we read stories about how special moms are, create keepsakes, do fun activities and be served tea and treats by your little ones (with help from us of course).

Join in the fun as you play with your child at inspiring and amusing stations as their curious little minds lead the way! Please note this is a drop-in program and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Time

Time

Mother’s Day Tea - Registered Ages 3 - 5

Ages 0 - 6

Day

Day

5

Day

Time

Wednesday, May 10

12:30 - 2:00 pm


CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS Early Dismissal Games

All school ages

X-box, Wii, crafting, board games, and friends. Day

Time

Wednesday, March 1

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, April 5

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, May 3

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Pokemon Club

Ages 7 - 12

Please inform the library if you will not be able to attend a program you are registered for. This will allow someone on our waiting list to be able to participate in your empty spot.

Hang out with other Pokemon collectors, play some games, and trade fairly. Day

Time

Thursday, March 16

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, April 20

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Snakes – Registered Ages 5 - 10 What do you really know about snakes? Come explore and learn about these amazing creatures. They’re not that bad once you take the mystery out of it. Day

Time

Friday, March 3

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Electrifying - Registered

Easter Scavenger Hunt While you are in the library searching out your next reading adventure, take part in our Easter scavenger hunt! Drop in anytime throughout the day, complete the hunt which will uncover a phrase to receive an Easter treat.

Ages 10 - 14

Hands-on learning of circuits and how electricity flows. Make a tiny pocket flashlight and other projects. All projects use safe electronic components and household materials supplied by the library.

Day

Time

Day

Time

Thursday, April 13

All day

Tuesday, April 18

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Free Foam Fliers - Registered Ages 10 – 14 Participants will gain a firm knowledge of the principles of flight. Build your own foam chuck glider, learn how to set the controls, then tackle our stunt run. Can you power a double loop or pilot the infamous S-Curve?

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Day

Time

Friday, May 19

2:00 - 4:00 pm


FAMILY PROGRAMS Let’s Get Craftin’ We’ll lead you through making your very own unique creation, with all supplies provided. Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult. Day

Time

Wednesday, March 8

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, April 5

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, May 10

6:30 - 8:00 pm

Freestyle Crafts

Exploratory Saturdays All Ages We will put out our great Makerspace items and our LEGO collection for extreme fun! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day

Thursday, April 13

Eggster Easter Fun!

Thursday, April 27

Popsicle Stick Birdfeeders

Thursday, May 18

Rope Bracelets

Does mom need some grown-up time? Moms will be on one side of the program room while children ages one to five will have fun with library programming staff on the other. Please note that children under the age of one must be with their parent during the book club. Children ages one to five will have easy access to moms at all times. Wednesday, February 22 1:15 - 2:30 pm 1:15 - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, April 26

1:15 - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, May 24

1:15 - 2:30 pm

Day

Time

Monday thru Thursday, March 27 - March 30

11:00 - 11:30 am

Day

Time

Monday thru Thursday, March 27 - March 30

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Scavenger Hunt All ages Complete the scavenger hunt to be entered into a draw for prizes.

Time

Wednesday, March 22

2:30 - 4:00 pm

Freestyle Crafts All ages Each day will be a different craft idea set out for you to enjoy at your own pace.

Mom’s Escape Book Club - Register at the library

Day

Saturdays

Dress-up Storytime All ages Each day arrive in a different costume for an half an hour of fun stories, songs and rhymes revolving around a theme (to be posted soon).

Drop into the library any time through the day and let your imagination run wild! We will supply the materials under a certain theme and you can work at your own pace. Theme

Time

March Break

All ages

Day

Day

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Day

Time

Monday, March 27

All day


TEEN PROGRAMS Teen Craft – Registered Ages 12 – 18 Have a relaxing time with our materials, your imagination and creativity. Day

Time

Wednesday, March 29

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Early Dismissal Games All school ages X-box, Wii, crafting, board games and friends. Day

Time

Wednesday, March 1

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, April 5

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Wednesday, May 3

3:00 - 4:30 pm

Teen Noon Games We will play Just Dance on Xbox, games on the Wii, origami, board games and more in the program room during lunch break. Drop in and join in the fun! Day

Time

Wednesdays

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Bath Bombs and Lip Balm – Registered Ages 13 - 18 Pamper yourself by making your own bath bombs and lip gloss. All materials will be supplied. Day

Time

Thursday, April 6

6:30 - 8:00 pm

A Gift for Mom! – Registered Ages 13 – 18 Be sure to set aside this evening to create your mom just what she wants - something made by you! Make a watercolor mug and chalk painted wine bottle vase designed by you for Mom to keep forever.

Check out the library’s Oculus Rift during Teen Noon Games! 8

Day

Time

Thursday, May 11

6:30 - 8:00 pm


ADULT PROGRAMS ESL Conversation English Come to the library and join our ESL conversation group. You will meet and speak to other English learners in a safe and welcoming environment. The ESL program is run in joint partnership with Leduc Adult Learning (www.leducadultlearning.ca). Day

Time

Tuesdays

6:30 - 7:30 pm

Adult Book Club March: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain April: The Woefield Poultry Collective by Susan Juby

Adult Colouring Club We supply the colouring pages, markers, pencil crayons and more! Relax with friends as you unwind in the library. Day

Time

Wednesday, February 15

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, March 15

7:00 - 8:30 pm

Time

The second and fourth Monday of the month.

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Time

Tuesdays

7:00 - 8:00pm

The Journey - Registered Joan Marie Galat shares her journey from 12 year-old weekly newspaper columnist to best selling, internationally commended award-winning author. Day

Time

Wednesday, March 22

7:00 - 8:00 pm

The third Thursday of the month

7:30 - 8:30 pm

Day

Time

Wednesday, March 29

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Photography - Registered Interested in taking amazing travel photographs? Or capture once in a lifetime memories of your children? In this one hour presentation you will see just how easy it is! Smart phone cameras are great but they don’t have the control of a DSLR or mirrorless camera. Learn terms like “aperture”, “shutter speed” and “depth of field”.

Knitting Circle Meet new people in a relaxing atmosphere to knit! Day

Time

Wills and Estates - Registered A lawyer volunteering through the Edmonton Community Legal Centre will walk you through making a valid will, the responsibilities of an executor, powers of attorney, and much more.

Adult Writer’s Club You will find support, constructive criticism and friends to mull over fresh ideas. Find new people to share in your passion for writing! Day

Day

Day

Time

Wednesday, April 12

7:00 - 8:00 pm

Wildlife of the Rockies Join authors and photographers Ian Wilson and Jacinthe Lavoie as they share personal encounters and vivid images of the hoofed, clawed, and winged creatures of the Rockies.

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Day

Time

Tuesday, April 18

6:30 - 7:30 pm


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Did you know... Library Access 

We are a member of Yellowhead Regional Library, The Regional Automation Consortium (TRAC) and The Alberta Library (TAL)

The Alberta Library gives our patrons access to over 30 million items from over 300 libraries

Library Cards 

FREE for City of Leduc and Leduc County residents

Bring ID with current address or ID and a bill stating your current address

If you are under 16 a parent or guardian MUST sign for your card

Loan Periods 

Most materials have a 3 week loan period. Some audio visual materials have a 1 week loan

Unless another patron has requested the item, most items borrowed from the library can be renewed up to 2 times

Computer Access Cards 

Anyone can get a Computer Use Card as long as you have one piece of ID showing your picture or two pieces without. If you are a library member you must be within good standing.

Youth under 16 MUST have a parent or legal guardian give

eLending at the Library

Overdrive eBooks & Audio Books

Cloud Library

eBooks & Audio Books

Hoopla

eBooks, Audio Books, Movies, TV, Music 11

Press Reader

Newspapers from around the world

Zinio

Magazines


www.leduclibrary.ca Library Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Friday to Saturday: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M *Sunday: 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. *The library is closed on Sundays from May through to the Labour Day Weekend. *Please note that the public computers turn off a half-hour before the library closes. Contact Information: Telephone: 780-986-2637 Fax: 780-986-3462

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