Chilren's Programs

Winter Programs: January 6th.

Babies and Books

Mondays, 11:00 to 11:45am, Ages 0 to 2.

Sing, play and laugh with your baby while sharing books, rhymes, and tickles. This is a fun introduction to story time that your baby will love.

Starts January 6th. No registration required

Tumble Tots

Babies and Toddlers, ages 0 to 2

This drop-in program is intended for moms, dads and primary caregivers of infants and toddlers up to 2 years. Soft play equipment and a variety of toys will be available. Come play, unwind and connect! Starts January 7th Tuesday mornings 9:00 to 11:00am

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Babarinde Williams

Drums et al. Babarinde Williams uses the African cultural arts of interactive story-telling, dance and hand drumming to teach and motivate children. This is an all ages event full of energy and music! Saturday February 22nd at 11:00am

Click here to register.

Reading the Rainbow Storytime

Saturday February 8th - 10:30am, Tuesday March 17th - 10:00am, Friday April 3rd - 4:00pm

A special storytime celebrating diverse families, identity, and embracing who you are. We'll be sharing our favourite rainbow books, singing songs, and having a fabulous time to celebrate YOU! All are welcome!

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Monday Makers Series

  • Cozy Critter Painting

    Ages 6+, $5.00 Mon Jan 13th, 4:00 - 5:00.

  • Winter Forest LED Shadowbox Frame

    Ages 9+, $7.00 Mon Jan 27th, 4:00 - 5:30pm. Click here to register.

  • Penguin Polymer Clay

    Ages 6+, $5.00 Mon Feb 10th, 4:00 - 5:00pm. Click here to register.

  • Birch Tree Painting

    Ages 6+, $5.00 Mon Mar 23rd, 4:00 - 5:00pm. Click here to register.

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Steam Story Time

Wednesdays, 11:00-11:45, AGES 2-4.
This is story time with a twist! Explore areas of science, technology, engineering, art and math through simple and engaging activities!

  • Colour Fun. January 15th and January 22nd. Click here to register.
  • Dinosaurs. February 5th and February 12th. Click here to register.
  • Arctic Explorers. February 19th and February 26th. Click here to register.
  • Energy and Forces. March 4th and March 11th. Click here to register.
Registration Encouraged!

Therapy Tails With Jasper!

Select Mondays, 4:30-5:30, all ages. Please check our website for dates!

Perfect for children who are nervous about dogs, looking for sensory stimulation, need practice reading out loud or just want to hang out and relax with a furry friend.

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Homeschool Programs

We will have a new and exciting program each month designed for the homeschooling families in our community. Grades 1-6, 11:00am-12:30pm drop off program, registration required.

  • Technology petting zoo. Friday January 24th. Learn about and try out all of the super-cool technologies the library has to offer. Computers, robots and coding - exciting! Click here to register.
  • Fantastic food and nutrition. Friday February 28th. We'll talk about why nutritious food is so important for our bodies while preparing some healthy and yummy snacks! Click here to register.
  • Amazing artists. Friday March 27th. We will discuss some famous artists, learn about why making art is important for our brains and, of course, do some creating too! Click here to register.
  • Science fun central. Friday April 17th. Calling all future scientists! Join us in exploring scientific concepts through exciting and amazing experiments! Click here to register.
Looking for a space to meet up with other homeschoolers? Homeschooler drop in. Thursday mornings 9:30 - 11:00am the rotary room.

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Minecraft Club

Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Ages 6 and up. Starts January 9th

Plan, build, explore, destroy, and build again in the wonderful world of Minecraft. $2 at the door, registration required. Click here to register.

Tinker-Thinker Thursdays

Thursdays | 6:00 - 7:00pm | Ages 6 and Up

Come tinker, build, think and problem solve with us! From Ozobots to Bloxels, marble runs to Lego, new ideas and technology will be explored each week! Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Starts January 16th. Click here to register.

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Chess Club

Join us at the library to play a friendly game of chess, or learn more about the game with friends!

January 8th, January 22nd February 5th | February 19th | February 26 March 11th | March 25th. 5:00-6:00pm. Ages 8-14. Registration required! Click here to register.

Pokemon Club

Do you love all things Pokemon? Then this club is for you!

Thursday Jan 23rd, Thursday Feb 20th, Thursday Mar 26th. 5:00-5:45pm, Ages 8 and up. Registration encouraged! Click here to register.

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PA Days

Friday January 17th

  • Cardinal painting on canvas. Ages 6-12 | $5.00 10:00am - 11:30am. Registration required. Click here to register.
  • Club code, Ozobots! Bloxels! Hour of code! Love tech? Come explore with us! Ages 6 and up, 11:30am-12:30pm, free. Registration required. Click here to register.
  • PA Day Flix. Mulan (G). All ages, 2:00pm-3:30pm, free, registration required. Click here to register.

Friday February 14th

  • Led Light-up Heart Cards. Ages 6-12, $5.00 10:00-11:00am. Registration required. Click here to register.
  • Club code, Ozobots! Bloxels! Hour of code! Love tech? Come explore with us! Ages 6 and up, 11:30am-12:30pm, free. Registration required. Click here to register.
  • PA Day Flix. Toy Story 4 (PG). All ages, 2:00pm-3:30pm, free, registration required. Click here to register.

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New Additions

Children's Collection Winter 2020

  • Simple, direct, and emotive, Words and Your Heart’s message is that words have extraordinary power–to harm and to heal, to create and to destroy, and to spread love. Preschool and up.
  • They sound like bad guys, they look like bad guys and they even smell like The Bad Guys. But Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark are about to change all of that. Grade 2 and up.
  • What happens when that special someone who encourages such wonder and magic in our life is no longer around? The Heart and the Bottle is a touching and resonant tale that will speak to the hearts of children and parents alike. JK and up.
  • This interactive bedtime story proves nighttime isn't scary at all. Touch the Brightest Star's gentle journey from sunset to sunrise shows even the youngest children the magic of the nighttime sky—and lets them make magic happen! Preschool (board book).
  • Phoebe and her Unicorn series is beautifully drawn comic strip follows the unlikely friendship between a somewhat awkward girl and the magic unicorn who gradually shows her just how special she really is. Grade 4 and up
  • Five best friends spending the summer at Lumberjanes scout camp defeating yetis, three-eyed wolves, and giant falcons, what’s not to love?! Grade 4 and up.

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National Polar Bear Day

February 27th. Learn more about the polar bear and conservation efforts to protect this majestic creature! Drop-in activities will be provided at the library.

A bit too chilly to leave the house? We've got you covered! Check out some great Children's titles on the Cloud Library.
  • The Cool Bean
  • Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
  • I am Perfectly Designed
  • Minecraft: Deep Dive
  • Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet
  • My Very Important World
  • Science Comic Cats
  • Science is Magic
Not sure how to access the Cloud Library? We can help with that! Call us at 905 468 2023 or email kdupuis@notlpl.org

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Harry Potter Book Night

Thursday February 6th, 5:30-7:00pm

Celebrate the Triwizard Tournament and all things Harry Potter with us at the library! Ages 6 and up. Registration Required! Click here to register.

Paper Bag Princess Day

Robert Munsch's The Paper Bag Princess is turning 40!

Join us to celebrate all things Paper Bag Princess! Saturday March 7th 11:00am-12:30pm. All ages welcome! Registration required! Click here to register.

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Family Movie Tuesdays

5:00pm, all ages welcome, free. Bring your own snacks and drinks and we'll provide the movie and room!

  • Tuesday January 28th. The Lion King (PG). Click here to register.
  • Tuesday February 25th. Abominable (G). Click here to register.
  • Tuesday March 31st. Frozen 2 (PG). Click here to register.

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Repair Cafe

Toss It Away? No Way!

From small household appliances and electronics to clothing items and jewelry, let us help you repair it! Click here to register.

Closures

New Year's Day. Wednesday January 1st.
Family Day. Monday February 17th

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March Break Programs @ the NOTL Library

When school's out, the library is the place to be!

March 14th - 21st. Literacy, Tech, Science, Art, Wellness. Full schedule available february 1st!

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Library Hours

  • Monday, 9am to 8pm
  • Tuesday, 9am to 8pm
  • Wednesday, 9am to 8pm
  • Thursday, 9am to 8pm
  • Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday, 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday, 1pm to 4pm
Check the Library's website for our holiday hours and the most up to date program information.

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