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Winter 2021

Starting Dec 18, drop by your local branch and pick up a Winter Break Discovery Bag!

Available December 18-31, while supplies last. Activities may vary at each branch.

Not able to make it into a branch? Find a list of materials & instructions below!

Snowy Night Storytime Ages 1+

Join us on Facebook Live!

Available December 22, 6:00 pm - January 2

Join us on our Facebook Families Group for Snowy Night Storytime! Put on your pyjamas, bring your favourite stuffed toy and tune in anytime from December 22nd at 6:00pm to January 2nd for winter themed stories, songs & more.

Click to view in the Catalogue

New Year's Eve Storytime Ages 1+

Join us on Facebook Live!

Available December 29, 6:00pm - January 2

Join us on our Facebook Families Group for our New Year’s Eve Storytime & Countdown! Put on your pyjamas, bring your favourite stuffed toy and tune in anytime from December 29th at 6:00pm to January 2nd for stories, songs & more.

Click to view in the Catalogue

LED Circuit Craft Ages 9+

Join us on Facebook Live on Dec. 18!

Saturday, December 18

Up your crafting game with lights! Learn how to make different crafts using LED lights. Tune into our Families Facebook Group on Dec. 18 to watch our instructional video-use link below to participate.

Materials will be available for pick up at your local Branch. Registration opens Dec. 4. When registering please indicate the Branch you would like to pick up your kit. You will be notified by staff when it is available.

Click to Register in the Catalogue

Magic Snowflake Art Ages 4-8

Join us on Facebook Live on Dec. 18!

Saturday, December 18

Magic or Science? Make your own Magic Snowflake Art to find out! Tune into our Families Facebook Group on Dec. 18 to watch our instructional video-use link below to participate.

Materials will be available for pick up at your local Branch. Registration opens Dec. 4. When registering please indicate the Branch you would like to pick up your kit. You will be notified by staff when it is available.

Click to Register in the Catalogue

Winter Break Game Show Ages 8+

Join us live on Zoom!

Thursday Dec. 23, 7 - 8PM

Thursday Dec. 30, 7 - 8PM

Is that your final answer? Every participant is a contestant on this game show! Join us to test your general knowledge in our fun and engaging Winter Break Game Show.

Registration opens Dec. 4.

Click to Register in the Catalogue

The Art of Food with Growing Chefs! Ontario Ages 8-12

Join us live on Zoom!

Saturday Dec. 18, 1 - 2PM

Gather the family to make a delicious smoothie bowl and discover how chefs add value to food through plating by using artistic concepts and culinary techniques that you can use to make your plate a work of art!

Keep an eye out for the ingredients and equipment list (which will be posted here on the library's Winter Break page) so you can cook along with us! Adult supervision required.

Registration opens Dec. 4.

View printable list of supplies for The Art of Food

Ingredients:
  • Greek yogurt (1 cup per person)
  • Fresh fruit and berries (about 1 cup per person, assorted)
  • Honey or maple syrup to sweeten
  • Vanilla
  • Dried fruit (optional)
  • Coconut (optional)
  • Chia seeds (optional)
  • Granola (optional)
Equipment:
  • Blender
  • Cutting board
  • Paring knife
  • Small cookie cutters (optional)
  • Spoons
  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Dish towel
Supplies for Shaving Cream Marbled Bookmarks
  • bond paper or cardstock
  • scissors
  • Food colouring or liquid watercolours (if using water colours, an eye dropper would be good to have)
  • tin foil pie plate
  • a tooth pick or skewer
  • yarn or ribbon
  • piece or cardboard or plastic ruler
  • cloth or rag

Click to Register in the Catalogue

Winter Break Art Studio Ages 4+

Join us live on Facebook live!

Tuesday, December 21, 2:30 - 3:30PM

Make art with materials you have at home. Our art instructor will guide you through two projects: Tissue Paper Monogram & Marbled Shaving Cream Bookmark. Click the buttons below to view a list of supplies needed for the programs.

Supplies for Tissue Paper Monograms
  • tissue paper (various colours)
  • glue stick or craft glue
  • pencil
  • pencil crayon
  • eraser
  • cardstock or sturdy paper
  • scissors
  • ruler
Supplies for Shaving Cream Marbled Bookmarks
  • bond paper or cardstock
  • scissors
  • Food colouring or liquid watercolours (if using water colours, an eye dropper would be good to have)
  • tin foil pie plate
  • a tooth pick or skewer
  • yarn or ribbon
  • piece or cardboard or plastic ruler
  • cloth or rag

Click to join!

Winter Break Colouring Sheets

Take a break and try out some of our colouring sheets. Click on the buttons below to view a printer-friendly page!

Check out the Winter Break Reads 2021