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March Break 2022

march break 2022 at london public library
Take and Make
Meet your Neighbours Community Craft

“Art has the power to bring people together. A community craft is a collaborative art project that provides patrons with a way to connect with their neighbours while showcasing their diversity and creativity skills.”

Meet your Neighbours this March Break! Pick up supplies to create a unique self-portrait from participating library branches. Once completed, please return your self-portrait to the library in the envelope provided. Portraits will be on display as a mural until April 16th.

Pick up supplies from any location and return to your library branch in the envelope provided.

You can also register to join us at Stoney Creek Branch to work on your portrait with materials we provide. 

Register in the Catalogue

Discovery Bags

Pick up a March Break Discovery Bag from any library location, starting March 12 and available while supplies last! Each bag contains a craft, literacy prompts, and more.

Online Programs - No Registration
Author Event: While We Wait by Judy Ann Sadler

Starting March 12 at 10AM

Local London author explores the experience of patience for a young child in her upcoming book While We Wait. Learn about Judy Ann Sadler's experience as an author and enjoy a yarn based craft.

Can you guess what the grandma and child are waiting for in While We Wait? Comment your guess on this video to be entered into the book giveaway!

One lucky winner will win the following books written by Judy Ann Sadler:

  • While We Wait
  • Beanbag Buddies and Other Stuffed Toys
  • Dolls
  • Christmas Crafts
  • The Kids Can Press Jumbo Book of Crafts
  • Sandwiches for Duke

 

The contest closes on March 19th. The winner will be contacted on March 22nd.

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Bedtime Storytime! Family

March 15: 6 - 6:20PM

Join us for bedtime stories, songs and rhymes. A great way to wind down and prepare for bed. Don't forget to bring a stuffy friend!

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Find Frosty FamilyOutdoors

Frosty has lost all of their belongings outside of Beacock! As a family, use riddles and clues to solve the mystery of Frosty's missing items. This program is an outdoor drop-in program that takes approximately 15 minutes.

Collect your booklet for this event at the Beacock curbside pick up desk.

  • Saturday, March 12, 11AM - 4PM
  • Tuesday, March 15, 11AM - 4PM
  • Wednesday, March 16, 11AM - 4PM
  • Thursday, March 17, 11AM - 4PM
  • Friday, March 18, 11AM - 4PM
  • Saturday, March 19, 11AM - 4PM

View program in the catalogue

Family Trivia Family

Join us on Kahoot

March 16: All Day

Challenge yourself and compete against others for some fast-paced, online trivia fun! Use the link on our Social Media posted every Wednesday - 6am until midnight.

Books for Babies From Birth

Join us on Instagram Live!

March 17: 10 - 10:20AM

Learn and enjoy rhymes, stories and songs with your baby! Join us every Thursday at 10am on Instagram live! using the link below.

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St. Patrick's Day Storytime Family

Join us on Facebook Live!

March 17: 2:30 - 3:00PM

Join us for St. Patrick’s Day stories, songs, and rhymes. A great way to celebrate the day in a family fun way. Remember to wear green! Go to our Families Facebook Group using the link below.

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Storytime! Ages 1 - 5

March 15: 10 - 10:30AM (Facebook)

March 18: 10 - 10:30AM (Instagram)

Stories, rhymes and more during this 30 minute program delivered online. Children will learn sounds, letters, and words while developing a lifelong love of learning.

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Registered Indoor and Online Programs - Note: most programs are full
Paint Party Ages 8+

Join us on Zoom

March 12: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Unleash your creativity! Join us live on Zoom for a step-by-step painting tutorial. All levels of expertise are welcome. Materials will be available for pick-up at your local Library Branch.

Register in the Catalogue

Scientists in Schools - Investigate It! Ages 8 - 12

Join us on Zoom

March 14: 10:00 - 11:00AM

In partnership with Scientists in School, London Public Library presents Investigate it! Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing car. Fingerprints, footprints, handwriting analysis and more. Can you identify the culprit?

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Scientists in Schools - Science Meets Art Ages 8 - 12

Join us on Zoom

March 14: 2:30 - 3:30PM

In partnership with Scientists in Schools, London Public Library presents Science Meets Art! Discover what happens when science meets art! Explore perception as you use shadows, colour, motion, and light to create art from science. You’ll make a puppet, a spinning top and a kaleidoscope, as well as design your own galaxy.

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Virtual Fossil Dig Ages 5+

March 15: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Join us live on Zoom to learn about fossils and dig for your own! Materials will be available for pick up at your local library branch.

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Clue Murder Mystery Ages 11+

Join us on Zoom!

March 16: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Find out who did it in our live “Clue” Murder Mystery on Zoom. Profile descriptions will be sent to each participant before the program. Come in character and use your detective skills to find out who the culprit is.

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Live Kahoot Trivia Family

Join us on Zoom!

March 17: 6 - 7:00PM

Its Kahoot time! Join us for a fun Family Trivia Challenge (ages 7-11 and their families), live on Zoom! The top-scoring player or team will win a prize! Registration required.

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Clue Murder Mystery Ages 13+

Join us on Zoom!

March 18: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Find out who did it in our live “Clue” Murder Mystery on Zoom. Profile descriptions will be sent to each participant before the program. Come in character and use your detective skills to find out who the culprit is.

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Virtual Fossil Dig Ages 5+

Join us on Zoom!

March 19: 2:30 - 3:30PM

Join us live on Zoom to learn about fossils and dig for your own! Materials will be available for pick up at your local library branch.

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Dungeons & Dragons Ages 11+

Join us on Zoom!

March 18: 3:30 - 5PM

Join us for a virtual game of Dungeons and Dragons. No previous experience necessary!

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A-MAZE-ing Hexbugs Family

Saturday, March 19, 10 - 11AM at Sherwood Public Library

Create your own colourful mazes for these battery-powered bugs to explore and navigate.

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Animal Track Art FamilyOutside

Tuesday, March 15, 2 - 2:45PM at Byron Public Library

Make animal track stamps and use them to create a painting!

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Art Studio Ages 7+

Tuesday, March 15, 2:30 - 3PM at Central Library

Let the sun shine in! Make a jumbo tissue paper sun catcher to hang in your window.

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Books for Babies From Birth with a Caregiver

Wednesday, March 16, 10:30 - 11AM at Bostwick Public Library

Learn and enjoy rhymes, stories and songs with your baby! A 30 min. program followed by informal socializing for babies and caregivers.

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Button Making Ages 8+

Tuesday, March 15, 2:30 - 3:15PM at Jalna Public Library

Friday, March 18, 11AM - 12PM at Jalna Public Library

Make your own custom buttons! Button templates and magazines, which can be used as button designs, will be provided.

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CD Suncatchers Ages 7+

Monday, March 14, 2:30 - 3PM at Central Library

Make pretty suncatchers from compact discs to hang from a window at home.

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Clay Pinch Pots Ages 7+

Join us for creative play! Participants will create pinch pots out of air-dry clay. Improve your fine motor skills while exploring the world of pottery.

 

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Dinosaur Habitats Ages 8+

Friday, March 18, 2:30 - 3:30PM at Sherwood Public Library

Create your own living prehistoric habitat and discuss all things dinos! Registrants will be given materials and instruction on how to make a terrarium. Things could get messy, be prepared to make a mess!

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Giant Games Family

Games are more fun when they’re huge! Come play oversized versions of some of your favourite games.

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March Break Make & Play Family

Saturday, March 12, 10 - 11AM at Sherwood Public Library

Be inspired...create, make and play with a variety of activities!

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Paper Beads Ages 8+

Thursday, March 17, 2:30 - 3PM at Central Library

Make beautiful, one-of-a-kind, light-as-air, eco-friendly paper beads. Then string them into unique jewelry.

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Playdough Party Family

Thursday, March 17, 6:30 - 7:30PM at Sherwood Public Library

Squish, stretch, and shape playdough in a variety of open-ended play activities suitable for all ages. Things could get messy, be prepared to make a mess!

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Robotic Hand Challenge Ages 10+

Test your engineering skills this March Break! Participants will receive various materials to build a hand that opens and closes. Once the hand is completed, will it pass our challenge?

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Seedling Pot DIY Ages 8+

Learn how to make a Seedling Pot out of newspaper. Then, you can plant your own seed and watch it grow!

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Slime Making Ages 5+

Learn how to make slime! Add a personal touch to your slime creation by picking your own colour and/or glitter.

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Storytime! Ages 1+ caregiver

Come share stories, songs, rhymes and more! Children will learn sounds, letters and new words while developing a lifelong love of learning. Stay afterwards to play and meet other families.

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String Art Ages 8+

Wednesday, March 16, 2:30 - 3:30PM Sherwood Public Library

Create stunning string art designs while exploring STEAM concepts.

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Tape Resist Painting Ages 12+

Thursday, March 17, 3 - 4PM Byron Public Library

Unleash your creativity! Meet with friends and create a finished piece of art using tape resist techniques. Each participant will receive paint and materials. All levels of expertise are welcome!

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Woven Popsicle Stick Pencil Holder Ages 8+

Saturday, March 19, 2:30 - 3:30PM Cherryhill Public Library

Turn craft sticks and yarn into handy cup holders with this fun popsicle stick craft. This simple DIY craft is a great introduction to weaving.

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Teens

Earn volunteer hours by creating colouring pages that we will use in the Library this summer!

Submit your original work by email to info@lpl.ca by April 15.

Your work should be:

  • 8.5 x 11 in size
  • created using black marker, with no colouring or shading
  • geared towards children 12 and under
  • have a summer or "Once Upon a Time" theme (i.e. knights, dragons, castles, kings & queens, etc.)
  • an original drawing by you. It should not include images or characters from movies, tv shows or books that are trademarked or licensed

Please include your name, age, school, and attach your volunteer hours form to your email. We will return this to you as soon as possible.