Marvelous Mondays! July 3 to August 25

Your whole family will enjoy Marvelous Monday! Programs are for All Ages. All Marvelous Mondays programs are 45-60 minutes in length and take place at the Main Library.

Marvelous Monday Morning Programs are Drop In.

All Marvelous Monday Afternoon Programs require tickets as space is limited. Tickets are available 1 hour before start of event and can be picked up at the Information Desk.

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Marvelous Mondays! - Eco Kids (Ages: All)

July 3rd, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Library

Let's get green! Join us while we learn about our earth through fun activities and crafts. Take home a seed starter to plant in your own garden.

Just drop in!

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Marvelous Mondays! - The Great Canadian Magic Show (Ages: All)

July 3rd, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Library

Experience the magical whirlwind tour of Canada with such tricks as Hockey Night in Canada, Coffee Cups and Timbits and the Mismade Canadian Flag.

This program requires tickets as space is limited. Tickets will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. and can be picked up at the Information Desk.

While you are at the library, sign your child up for the TD Summer Reading Club. They can earn giveaways just for visiting the library plus earn ballots for great weekly prizes! 

Note - The front entrance of the Main Branch on Colborne Street is closed for construction. Visitors can use the accessible entrance off of Wharfe Street.

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Marvelous Mondays! - Pooh Bear and Friends (Ages: All)

July 10th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Library

Join us for stories, activities and a craft about the most beloved bear of all time.

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Marvelous Mondays! - Superhero Bootcamp (Ages: All)

July 10th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Library

Super stories and activities! Batman will be here, so bring your camera for a photo op!

This program requires tickets as space is limited. Tickets will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. and can be picked up at the Information Desk.

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Marvelous Mondays! - Can You Dig It? (Ages: All)

July 17th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Library

Crash, bang, boom! Perfect time for construction themed activities and stories!

Just drop in!

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Marvelous Mondays! - Ontario Early Years Centre Puppet Show (Ages: All)

July 17th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Library

Enjoy the show, Each of Us is Special, then make some puppets for your own show!

This program requires tickets as space is limited. Tickets will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. and can be picked up at the Information Desk.

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Marvelous Mondays! - Christmas in July (Ages: All )

July 24th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Library

What better way to cool off than with some Christmas in July!

Just drop in!

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Marvelous Mondays! - Oh Canada! (Ages: All)

July 24th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Library

Join us for fun activities in honour of our great country's 150th birthday!

This program requires tickets as space is limited. Tickets will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. and can be picked up at the Information Desk.

While you are at the library, sign your child up for the TD Summer Reading Club. They can earn giveaways just for visiting the library plus earn ballots for great weekly prizes! 

Note - The front entrance of the Main Branch on Colborne Street is closed for construction. Visitors can use the accessible entrance off of Wharfe Street.

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Marvelous Mondays! - Hop, Skip & Read (Ages: All)

July 31st, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Library

It's time to get moving. Get up and jump with us while we share some stories, play games and get active.

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Marvelous Mondays! - Lego Wars! (Ages: All)

July 31st, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Library

Build it and wreck it! How many creations can you make?

This program requires tickets as space is limited. Tickets will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. and can be picked up at the Information Desk.

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Marvelous Mondays! - Arrgh You a Pirate? (Ages: All)

August 14th, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Library

Walk the plank, feed the shark, enjoy a story and make a craft.

Note - The front entrance of the Main Branch on Colborne Street is closed for construction. Visitors can use the accessible entrance off of Wharfe Street.

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Marvelous Mondays! - Frozen Party with Elsa (Ages: All)

August 14th, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Library

Come and meet Elsa at the library for songs, activities and a treat!

This program requires tickets as space is limited. Tickets will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. and can be picked up at the Information Desk.

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Marvelous Mondays! - Bunch of Munsch! (Ages: All)

August 21st, 10:30 - 11:30 am

Main Library

How much Robert Munsch can we squeeze into a library program? There's so "Munsch" to love!

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Marvelous Mondays! - Mad Science (Ages: All)

August 21st, 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Main Library

This high energy science themed show will thrill scientists of any age!

This program requires tickets as space is limited. Tickets will be available starting at 1:30 p.m. and can be picked up at the Information Desk.

Summer Programs - July 3 to August 25

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All About STEM (Ages: 6-12)

July 4th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Main Library

Learn about the world all around us! From the five senses to magnets, electricity and more! Kids will have fun experimenting and playing while they learn.

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Get Ready for Kindergarten (Ages: 3-4)

July 4th, 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Main Library

Preschoolers ages 3+ will enjoy this kindergarten readiness group focusing on curriculum milestones, STEM learning, and social skills.
Register for this 10-week workshop at the Main Library or by calling (519) 756-2220.

Registration for the 4-week workshop in July or August opens on May 2nd. To register call 519-756-2220.

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Book to Movie (Ages: All)

July 4th, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Main Library

Come on in and enjoy some of your favourite family films adapted from well-loved stories!

We will be showing:

July 4 - Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012, 94 mins., rated G)

July 11 - Paddington (2014, 95 mins., rated G)

July 18 - Tale of Despereaux (2008, 93 mins., rated G)

July 25 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009, 90 mins, rated PG)

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Stories & Stretches (Ages: All)

July 5th, 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Harmony Square

We're breaking out of the library! Get pumped with fun stories and songs that will get you movin' and groovin'!

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Backyard Tales (Ages: 0-6)

July 5th, 2:30pm - 3:15pm

St. Paul Branch

Join us in our backyard for a fun-filled family storytime designed to prepare young children for school. Weather permitting.

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Art Cart (Ages: All)

July 6th, 10:00am - 12:00pm

St. Paul Branch

We supply the materials and you create a unique masterpiece of your own!

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Family Fun (Ages: 0-6)

July 6th, 10:30am - 11:00am

Main Library

Let's read together! Families, friends and young children will enjoy stories, puppets, music and more!

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Picassos in the Making (Ages: 6-12)

July 6th, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Main Library

Let your inner artist go wild each week by getting creative with different art tools, techniques and styles.

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Lego Club (Ages: All)

July 6th, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Main Library

Design and build your own Lego creations or complete Lego challenges!

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Fantastic Friday Films (Ages: All)

July 7th, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

Main Library

Enjoy newly released blockbuster movies on our big screen! Bring your peanut-free snacks and friends.

We will be showing:

July 7 - Sing (2016, 108 mins, rated G)

July 14 - Lego Batman (2017, 104 mins, rated PG)

July 21 - Monster Trucks (2016, 105 mins, rated PG)

July 28 - Beauty and the Beast (2017, 129 mins, rated PG)

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Family Discovery Zone (Ages: All)

July 8th, 10:30am - 11:30am

Main Library and St. Paul Branch

Spend time with your family while you read, play and learn together at your own pace with self-directed learning activities.