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March break programs

Monday, March 12

Maker Lab

AB Branch | 2 times: 10 - 12 noon and 1 - 3 pm | all ages | drop-in

Design and create something fantastic using CPL's Makerbot Mini 3D printer. Explore robotics with the Ozobots or complete the circuit to build your own Artbot. While supplies last. Parental accompaniment required for children under 6 years.

3D Design for Teens

AB Branch | 3- 5  pm | ages 12+ | drop-in

Become 3D certified at the library. Learn the basics of 3D design and printing and real world applications before designing your own object or remixing an older creation.

Artful Library: Brilliant Butterflies

MDValleywood Branch | 2:30 - 4 pm | all ages | drop-in

Give your imagination wings at our drop-in art program. While supplies last. Parental accompaniment required for children under the age of 6 years.

Tuesday, March 13

Bingo Drop-In

AB Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | ages 5+

Alton Branch | 1:30 - 2:30 pm | ages 5+

Bring a friend and join us for some fairy tale trivia, BINGO style! Prizes to be won.

Spring Into Native Plants

AB Branch | 2 - 3:30pm | ages 6+ | register here

Get ready for spring with TRCA! This interactive workshop about native plants will get you ready for spring. You'll learn tips on how to attract birds and butterflies to your garden. You'll create your own bird feeder and pot a native wildflower seed and you get to take them both home - how cool is that! A great activity for families - children must be accompanied by an adult.

Maker Lab

Inglewood Branch | 3 - 5 pm | all ages | drop-in

Design and create something fantastic using CPL's Makerbot Mini 3D printer. Explore robotics with the Ozobots or complete the circuit to build your own Artbot. While supplies last. Parental accompaniment required for children under 6 years. 

Wednesday, March 14

Bookfest

CV Branch | 10 - 12 noon | all ages | drop-in

From Harry Potter to Dog Man, there's something for everyone. Drop in for games, activities and giveaways based on books. Parental accompaniment required for children under 6 years.

Maker Lab

CE Branch | 10 - 12 noon | all ages | drop-in

Alton Branch | 3 - 5 pm | all ages | drop-in

Design and create something fantastic using CPL's Makerbot Mini 3D printer. Explore robotics with the Ozobots or complete the circuit to build your own Artbot. While supplies last. Parental accompaniment required for children under 6 years. 

Preschool Discovery Lab

Inglewood Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | all ages | register here

Listen to stories and investigate the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

Thursday, March 15

Comic Book Party

Alton Branch | 10 -12 noon | all ages | drop-in

Calling all comic book fans! Come enjoy games, crafts and giveaways. While supplies last. Parental accompaniment required for children under 6.

Game On With Xbox One and PS4

AB Branch | 1 - 3 pm | ages 7 - 12 | drop-in

Do you game but don't have an Xbox One or PS4 at home? Then, come game at the library! Games will be selected from our own collection.

Bert's Sneaky-Peaky Magic

CV Branch | 2:30 - 3:45 pm | ages 5 - 12 | register here

Profesor Bumbling Bert is the teacher and the lesson is on fun as kids enjoy and learn some magic tricks that can be shared with family and friends. This workshop will delight everyone - best part, you get to keep the tricks you learn!

Friday, March 16

Maker Lab

CV Branch | 10 - 12 noon | all ages | drop-in

MD Valleywood Branch | 1:30 - 3:30 pm | all ages | drop-in

Design and create something fantastic using CPL's Makerbot Mini 3D printer. Explore robotics with the Ozobots or complete the circuit to build your own Artbot. While supplies last. Parental accompaniment required for children under 6 years. 

Cake Pops

AB Branch | 1 - 2 pm | Ages 12+ | allergy alert | register here

Back by popular demand! Learn the basics of how to make and decorate tasty cake pops. Can anyone say lots of chocolate, icing and candy? Supplies are limited so be sure to register soon.

Monster Cookies

AB Branch | 1 - 2 pm | ages 5+ | allergy alert | register here

Design your own delicious monster cookies which you can eat eat right at the library or take home to enjoy (and maybe even share!) Use some of your favourite candy treats to help you create a cookie masterpiece. Supplies are limited so be sure to register.

Saturday, March 17

Shamrock Science

AB Branch | 10:30 - 12 noon | all ages | drop-in

Sneaky leprechauns have hidden our supplies. Use our scavenger list to find the items so we can experiment with fizzing shamrocks, mix green slime and capture the leprechaun's gold.

 

 

 

 CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS - WINTER 

Download the Winter 2018 guide to programs, services, resources and more at CPL

Winter Drop-in Programs for All Ages

There's always something to discover and create at the library. Drop in to any branch this winter to partake in a scavenger hunt, "grow" a heart for the Grinch, make a valentine for a veteran, create something unique at our Crafternoons and more!

Reading Buddies

Need some practice with your reading? Reading Buddies allows children to spend time each week reading aloud with a trained buddy. Register by February 1. Email lscardicchio@caledon.library.on.ca

Wednesdays: February 7, 14, 21, 28; March 7, 21, 28  | AB Branch  5:30 - 6:15 pm | Ages 6 - 10

Open Chess Challenge

Are you the best chess player in town? Join a monthly chess tournament for youth and prove you are the best. Will you be victorious every month or will you meet your match? All skill levels are welcome.

Saturday, February 17 | AB Branch | 10 am | Ages 6 - 12

Register here for the match on February 17.

Artful Library

Get artful at the library! Ages: 6-12

Winter Woods

February 15 | CV Branch | 6:45 pm | Register here.

Add some brightness to winter by creating a scene in the woods using watercolours.

Art Bots

February 22 | CE Branch | 6:45 pm | Register here.

Design your own robot that can create its own art.

Tinkercad 3D Design

3D Design for ages 6 - 9

Learn the basics of 3D printing and design in Tinkercad. Start with basic design techniques to create a nametag or keychain using the 3D printer.

February 20 | CV Branch | 7 pm | Register here.

 

For all Winter Story Times visit our Story Time page here.

 

TWEEN PRograms - WINTER

Tween Escape Room

Can you uncover the graveyard secrets and escape before time runs out?

February 24 | Alton Branch | 2 pm and 3 pm | Ages 10 - 12

Register here for the 2 pm Escape Room.

Register here for the 3 pm Escape Room.

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS - SPRING

Story Time

For all spring story times, please visit the Story Time page

Reading Buddies

Are you between the ages of 6-10 years of age and need some practice with your reading? Then CPL's Reading Buddy Program is the one for you!

Reading Buddies is a registered program for children to spend time each week reading aloud with a trained buddy. For more information about this program, please contac  ys@caledon.library.on.ca; alternatively, Leo Scardicchio at 905-857-1400 ext. 239 by March 21st. Please note that the number of registrants accepted is dependent upon the number of available volunteers. First come, first served.  

Wednesday, April 4 | AB Branch | 5:30 - 6:15 pm

Tinkercad 3D Design

Learn about the basics of 3D printing by designing a 3D object in Tinkercad. Start with basic design techniques to create a keychain or nametag that will then be printed on the Makerbot Mini 3D printer. No experience necessary.

Thursday, April 5 | MD Valleywood Branch | 5:30 - 6:30 pm | age 6 - 12 | register here

Digital Innovation: 3D Design and Printing

Become 3D certified at the library! Learn the basics of 3D printing and real world applications before designing your own object or remixing an older creation.

Thursday, April 5 | MD Valleywood Branch | 7 - 8 pm | ages 12+ | register here

BAM! Book Art Make: Watercolour Animals

Share a book and create your own masterpiece in this art-based  story time for all ages. Parental accompaniment is required for children under 6 years.

Tuesday, April 10 | Southfields Pop-Up | 6:45 pm | drop-in

Walking Robots

Learn how to build your own simple walking robot using motors, batteries and more - let your imagination guide you!

Thursday, April 12 | Inglewood Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | ages 8 - 12 | register here

STEM Village Club

STEM Village makes learning science, technology, engineering and math fun! Explore the amazing world of STEM with experiments, games and activities.

Tuesday, April 17 | Alton Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | age 10+ | register here

Get Creative with Bricks 4 Kidz

Get creative with DUPLO! Build an engaging model based on a variety of themes, including the alphabet, animals and more at this fun workshop.

Thursday, April 19 | AB Branch | 5:30 - 6:30 pm | ages 4 - 5 | register here

LEGO Technic with Bricks 4 Kidz

Using specialized LEGO® Technic pieces such as gears, axles, and electric motors, children work in pairs to construct a variety of Bricks 4 Kidz models, as well as build creations of their own during free-play periods.  

Thursday, April 19 | AB Branch | 7 - 8 pm | ages 6 - 12 | register here

Discovery Centre

Discover and create as you explore the world of STEM through 3D printing, Ozobots, tower building and fun science experiments.

Tuesday, April 24 | Southfields Pop-Up | 5:30 - 7:30 pm | all ages | drop-in

Outside the Book: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Explore Greek mythology with us as we dive into the world of Percy Jackson andhis demi-god friends.

Thursday, April 26 | CE Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | ages 6+ | register here

DIY: Crafternoons

Stop by the library and enjoy DIY crafts on your day away from school.

Friday, April 27

AB Branch | 10 am - 6 pm | all ages | drop-in

CV Branch | 10 am - 6 pm | all ages | drop-in

MD Valleywood Branch | 10 am - 6 pm | all ages | drop-in

Kids, Coding and Computer Science

Get creative with computer science. Practice the basics of coding with fun apps and Ozobots or try webpage design using Code Dojo.

Tuesday, May 1 | Alton Branch | 6:45 - 7:45pm | ages 6 - 12 | register here

Thursday, May 24 | Ab Branch | 6:45  - 7:45 pm | ages 6 - 12 | register here

May the 4th Be With you: A Star Wars Program

Come celebrate the epic Star Wars Saga with us as we dive into activities and crafts that explore the Light side and Dark Side of the Force. How well do you know characters from the Star Wars Universe? 

Thursday, May 3 | CV Branch | 6:45  - 7:45 pm | ags 6 + | register here

Fun with Comics

Love comics and graphic novels? Jump into your favourite story and explore the world of comics! Use your Pokemon knowledge to design your own Pokemon in the Pokelab before embarking on a quest to find the rarest Pokemon. Create some yummy treats inspired by Nintendo's Super Mario!  While supplies last. 

Saturday, May 5 | AB Branch | 11 am - 1 pm | ages birth - 12 | drop-in

BAM! Book Art Make: Garden Art

Share a book and create your own masterpiece in this art-based story time.

Tuesday, May 8 | Southfields Pop-Up | 6:45 pm | all ages | drop-in

Artful Library: Bubble Hydrangeas

Create a bouquet of beautiful hydrangeas using bubbles and paint.

Thursday May 10 | CE Branch | 6:45 - 7:45 pm | ages 6 - 12 | register here

Art Attack!

Screen printing, crayon drip art, perler beads and more. Drop in and try your hand at different art projects.

Tuesday, May 22 | Southfields Pop-Up | 6:45  - 7:45 pm | ages 10+ | drop-in

Artful Library: Kindness Rocks Project

Spread some kindness in your community by designing painted rocks with inspirational messages and then setting them free for others to find.

Saturday, May 26 | Alton Branch | 10:30 - 11:30 am | ages 6 - 12 | register here

 

Tween programs - spring

Mother/Daughter Paint Night

A program for beginners that encourages mothers and daugter (age 12+) to spend a special evening together. All materials will be provided for painting a garden scene. Enjoy light refreshments while you get creative and discover a new way to celebrate Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 10 | AB Branch | 7 pm | register here