Fun-filled days are ahead for March Break with free activities for children and families at all six branches of the library from Monday, March 11th to Saturday March 16th.
The entire week, the library will offer Lantern Making with artist Krista Dalby of Small Pond Arts. The beautiful lanterns that will be created are inspired by lantern festivals held around the world, and are being crafted in anticipation of the County’s first Lantern Festival, which will be held on April 20th.
All materials will be supplied and parents, grandparents, and caregivers are invited to bring their young ones to the cool creative workshops and to take home a lantern of their own.
On Monday, March 11 – workshops are being offered in each branch of the library on different days, beginning with an all day drop-in workshop from 9am to 4pm at the Picton branch library.
All other lantern making workshops will be from 1pm to 4pm beginning on Tuesday at the Milford branch, then happening on Wednesday at the Wellington branch, Thursday at the Bloomfield branch with the last one on Friday at the Ameliasburgh branch library.
There are many other activities to choose from during the March break week as well, with a variety to suit almost every interest.
On Tuesday, March 12th, join in for “Write on! A blogging workshop”. Held from 10am to 2pm, this workshop is aimed at ages 6 to 11 and will have participants researching their favourite topics, writing about them, adding photos, and publishing to a group blog that can then be shared online with family and friends.
Also on Tuesday, there’s fun in the kitchen with “Kids Can Cook” at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall. Join Liz from 2pm to 4pm and learn to make tasty after-school snacks, and then enjoy eating them! Recommended for ages 6 to 12.
On Wednesday, March 13th, visit the Wellington branch library for “Designer Duds: T-shirt Design” from 10am to 12 noon. Bring your designs, creative ideas and a blank t-shirt for this hands-on activity and leave with a piece of wearable art. This is recommended for ages 5 and up.
For Lego aficionados, the library presents a Lego Building Party at the Consecon branch library on Wednesday the 13th at 3pm. Drop in and build something super with your friends and meet other Lego lovers.
On Thursday, March 14th, there is a Children’s Dance Party at 11am at the Picton branch and a Tea Party and Dance at the Ameliasburgh Town Hall at 2pm.
Move to the groove in Picton, and if you choose to attend the Tea Party and Dance, feel free to dress up for the occasion.
On Friday, March 15th – children’s entertainer Tabby Johnson, from well known television shows such as The Polka Dot Door, The Big Comfy Couch and Noddy to name a few, comes to share her very special songs and story telling as part of her Tabby Tales show.
An entertainer, educator and mentor, Tabby Johnson has delighted children and their parents her entire career by sharing her love of story and song on stage. Her lively interactive show, aimed at ages 4 to 10, will have everyone moving and singing.
Performances are in Wellington at 11am and again in Picton at 2pm.
Ending the week of special events, the library presents an all day March Break Wrap-up Party at the Sophiasburgh Town Hall from 11am to 3:30 on March 16th.
At 11am, build your own minigolf course and then play with your friends. At 12 noon, bring your lunch and enjoy story telling followed by crafts to make and take home. At 1pm, it’s a sing-along with talented musician and singer Sam Hirst, followed by a Lego building competition at 2:30. Feel free to spend all day and enjoy all the activities.
All of the March Break events are free.
With the exception of the lantern building workshops and the Tabby Johnson performance, we ask that those who would like to attend the workshops please register with Liz at 613-476-5962 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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