Spring Break Fun at The Crossings Branch

Saturday, April 20, All Day - CRACK THE CODE
The Easter Bunny surprised us with an early visit to The Crossings Branch library. Use the clues to find all the eggs and decipher the secret message to win a prize!

Wednesday, April 24, 2:30 – 4:30 PM - THE CROODS
A fun family movie showing in the Friends Place. Bring your own snacks! Popcorn will be served. Film will be shown with closed captioning.

Thursday, April 25, 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM -
CELEBRATE SPRING! STORYTIME
Let’s jump for joy, hop like bunnies, and spring together into the warmer season! Join us for a special half-hour story time in the morning or afternoon in The Friends Place. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Saturday, April 20 – Friday, April 26 - DAISY TABLE
Make a daisy and bring a little Spring home with you! Craft materials and instructions will be available all week at The Crossings Branch. Coloring sheets are also available for our younger artists! Craft requires scissors. Adult supervision/assistance recommended.


The STEAM Lab

Calling all lab partners!

Do you like to create, experiment, and explore the world around you? Then join us at the STEAM Lab where you'll get to try some fun hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math!

Who: Children in grades 1-5

When: Friday afternoons from 1:30-3:00 pm. Session 3 will run from May 3-31. The first 15 minutes will be free build time, with structured activites starting at 1:45. 

Where: The Crossings Branch Library

Registration for Session 3 is now full. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please go HERE.


Kids Call for Artwork

 Kids Call for Artwork
Do you love to draw, paint and colour? Are you creative? Do you like to share your artwork with others?
If you are 12 years old or younger and love to express yourself through art, you can submit your work and join us for our Art Show Gala.
 
Art theme: 100 Years Ago –What was it like back then?
 
 
Submission guidelines:
Submissions for the Art Show Gala will be accepted until May 7 in Children’s Services, Main Branch. Submissions should be 8.5 x 11 inches or smaller, preferably done on paper. All entries are accepted. All entries must have a name and phone number on the back in order to be considered for the $100 gift card draw.
 
Entries will not be returned.
 
Art Show Gala
SATURDAY, May 11
2:00—4:00 PM
Kids’ Corner (Main Branch)
 
Artwork will remain up for public viewing until May 31, 2019.


Bike Mechanic Workshop

Dust off that bike and have the helpful technicians from Ascent Cycle get it into tip-top riding shape for summer! They’ll cover the basics required to make sure your trusty steed is in safe and sturdy condition. Teens and youth are especially welcome, but we’ll help out riders of all ages this year.

  • May 17, 3-5pm at the Crossings Branch

Presented in partnership as part of BikeFest 2019!


Reading Challenge Bingo

Starting in March, pick up a bingo sheet from The Crossings Branch, Children’s Services at the Main Branch, or the Bookmobile. Complete rows for the chance to win cool prizes. Plus, you’ll get an invitation to our reading party in May.

Who: Open to children 12 and younger. Children must be at least 5 years old to attend our reading party.

When: The Reading Challenge will begin on March 2 and end at our Reading Party on May 18.

Please RSVP to our Reading Party HERE.


Maker Afternoon

Do you love tech? Do you love to create? Then come to The Crossings Branch where you’ll have the chance to make some pretty cool things and play with some pretty cool tech.

Who:
Kids who are 5 years and above AND their caregivers.
When: June 29, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: The Crossings Branch Library

This is a no-fee, drop-in program. Feel free to stay for as long or as little as you would like.


Social Story

Social Stories can be used as a tool to familiarize and practise for everyday social situations. Social Stories are often in the form of a short story, written from the perspective of the person that is experiencing the event. Check it out today! Pick up a copy in person or print one off for free! Click here to download our copy today!
 


Calendar of Kids Events

Week of April 22 2019

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Calendar Legend

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Bookmobile
 
Main Branch
 
The Crossings Branch