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  • I’m not ready!

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    It's the first day of preschool, and Mama's in a hurry: "Please, Baby Owl, we have to go!" But Baby Owl will do almost ANYTHING to stay at home--even put his toys away! Can Mama convince Baby Owl that school will be fun?

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  • My Beautiful Birds

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    My Beautiful Birds is a gentle yet moving story of one refugee’s experience in the Syrian civil war, thoughtfully told and beautifully illustrated.

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  • Anywhere Farm

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    All it takes for an anywhere farmis one farmer, plus soil and sunshine, some water, and a seed

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  • Milo and Georgie

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    After being uprooted by his mother's new job, Milo, at the age of eight and a half, has retired from having fun. Georgie, on the other hand is keen to explore their new community. This is a lovely story about change, new beginnings, family, friendship and about what makes a place a home

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  • Super Slug of Doom

    Super Slug of Doom

    This epic sequel to Super Happy Magic Forest is full of adventure, mayhem, marshmallows, and one super slug of doom! When Blossom the Unicorn accidentally releases Zorgoth the slug from captivity, the reluctant heroes of the SuperHappy Magic Forest must find a way stop him from drinking the potion of power which will give him the ability to destroy the forest

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Things to Do

  • Fancy Envelopes

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    Carefully take apart an envelope and trace it onto fancy paper (think wrapping or scrapbooking paper).  Carefully fold and glue your envelope together and fill it with something special.

  • FUN-tastic Community Celebration of Family Literacy Day 2018
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    Join us for FUN-tastic Community Celebration of Family Literacy Day 2018 from 10am-2pm on Saturday, January 27th at Central Library.
    Crafts and activities, games, stories and music, face painting, pizza (low-cost), draw prizes and more! There will also be a special theatrical presentation of "Beauty and the Beast" by DuffleBag Theatre at 11 am in the Wolf Performance Hall. DuffleBag Theatre is presented by Prologue to the Performing Arts.

  • Make Your Own Puzzle

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    Print this puzzle template.   Draw a picture and colour it in.  Cut out all of the pieces and try to put your puzzle together again.

  • Leaf Rubbing Art

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    Start by gathering some leaves. Place them, bottom side facing up, on a flat surface and place your paper over top. Rub the side of a crayon or pencil gently over the area of the leaf until the outlines start to appear. Once you master the technique, you can experiment with rubbings from other objects and textures to create some really interesting artwork.

  • Sidewalk Chalk

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    Break out the sidewalk chalk for summer fun.  Draw silly pictures, mix colours, and practice printing or make your own hopscotch for more active play.  Don’t forget to ask an adult to help you choose a safe place to create your masterpiece.  Check out Chalk on the wild side for inspiration or to learn how to make your own chalk.

  • PA Day!

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    Be inspired... create, make and play with a variety of activities at your Library on November 17th!

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Other Fun Stuff

  • Owl Connected

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    Here’s the best place for kids to get the latest news about the world, science, sports, entertainment and some weird stuff too. You can even sign up for a daily newsletter

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  • Scratch

    Scratch

    Design and program your own games and animations can share them online. The Scratch website is a free tool provided by the MIT Media Lab and is designed for 8-16 year olds to learn code. Check it out on your own or at a Coding for Kids program at the Library.

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  • TVOKids

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    Check out this website for cool games, videos and contests. Lots to do and explore.

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  • Bedtime Math

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    Get jazzed about math! With a Math Problem of the Day, as well as lots of zany math problems on topics like electric eels, chocolate chip cookies and flamingos, it will be fun and easy to add math to your everyday routine.

    Free. For iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

  • Lego Juniors Create & Cruise

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    Use your imagination to create Lego vehicles and minifigures.

    Free. For iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

  • PebbleGo

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    Explore this fun and free database on the Library's website that lets you learn cool facts about animals and science. All you need is your library card number!

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  • Art of Glow

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    With the touch or twirl of your fingers, you can create amazing, colourful artwork that moves, twinkles and fades. Be as wild as you want to be!

    (available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android. Free)

  • HenCam

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    Have you ever wondered what hens do all day? Watch this webcam to find out! Created by Terry Golson, the author of Tillie Lays an Egg.

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