Thu, 10/22/2015 - 11:25am

Preschool and Children's Programs at the Regina Public Library

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Regina Public Library

 

Programs can be found in the November to December 2015 issue of @the library

Registration starts Oct 27

 

 

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Please note: Registration for some Preschool programs began in September.

Please call your branch for availability.

FAMILY STORYTIME (DROP IN)

For ages 2-5. A program of stories, songs, rhymes and related activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec.1

10:00 am-10:30 am

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

• Thursdays & Fridays

Nov. 5-Dec. 4

10:00-10:30 am

GE-Glen Elm Branch

No session Nov. 20.

• Fridays, Nov. 6-Dec. 4

9:45-10:15 am

RP-Regent Place Branch

No session Nov. 20

MAINLY MOTHER GOOSE (DROP-IN)

For ages 2 & under. A parent-child interactive program filled with songs, rhymes, bounces and books. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Mondays & Saturdays

Nov. 2-28

10:30-11:00 am

CC-Central Children’s Library

• Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 1

10:15-10:45 am

SU-Sunrise Branch

• Thursdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 3

10:15-10:45 am

RP-Regent Place Branch

MAINLY MOTHER GOOSE (REGISTERED)

For ages 2 & under. A parent-child interactive program filled with songs, rhymes, bounces and books. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

• Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Nov. 3-Dec. 4

10:00-10:30 am

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

No sessions Nov. 11 & 20.

• Fridays, Nov. 6-Dec. 4

9:45-10:15 am & 10:45-11:15 am

GB-George Bothwell Branch

No session Nov. 20.

• Fridays, Nov. 6-Dec. 4

10:15-10:45 am & 11:15-11:45 am

CO-Connaught Branch

No sessions Nov. 11 & 20

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (DROP-IN)

For ages 3-5. A program of stories, songs, rhymes and related activities.

• Wednesdays & Fridays

Nov. 4-Dec. 4

10:45-11:15 am

SU-Sunrise Branch

No sessions Nov. 11 & 20.

• Fridays, Nov. 6-27

10:30-11:00 am

CC-Central Children’s Library

No session Nov. 20.

• Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 1

9:45-10:15 am

RP-Regent Place Branch

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME (REGISTERED)

For ages 3-5. A program of stories, songs, rhymes and related activities. Registration required.

• Thursdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 3

10:00-10:30 am

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

• Fridays, Nov. 6-Dec. 4

1:30-2:00 pm

GB-George Bothwell Branch

No session Nov. 20.

STORYBAG (DROP-IN)

For ages 2-5. The library has a selection of storybags with different themes. Storybags contain books, puppets, games, puzzles, toys and rhymes. Don't miss the fun! Come to the library and share a storybag with your child. Children must be

accompanied by an adult.

• Mondays, Nov. 2-30

10:00-11:30 am

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

• Mondays, Nov. 2-30

9:30 am-3:30 pm

SU-Sunrise Branch

• Tuesdays-Fridays,

Nov. 3-Dec. 4

9:30-11:30 am

SU-Sunrise Branch

No sessions Nov. 11 & 20.

• Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 1

10:30-11:30 am

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

• Tuesdays, Wednesdays &

Thursdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 3

10:30-11:30 am

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

• Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 1

11:00-12:00 am

RP-Regent Place Branch

• Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 1

6:00-8:00 pm

AL-Albert Branch

• Thursdays, Nov. 5-Dec. 3

9:30-11:00 am

GB-George Bothwell Branch

• Saturdays, Nov. 7-28

3:00-5:00 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

TODDLER TIME (DROP-IN)

For ages 2-3. A program of songs, stories, games and fingerplays. Children must be

accompanied by an adult.

• Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 1

10:30-11:00 am

RP-Regent Place Branch

• Wednesdays & Fridays

Nov. 4-Dec. 4

10:00-10:30 am

SU-Sunrise Branch

No sessions Nov. 11 & 20.

• Thursdays, Nov. 5-26

10:30-11:00 am

CC-Central Children’s Library

PRESCHOOL PYJAMA PARTY

For ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Join us in your jammies for a fun filled program of stories, songs and rhymes and other special activities.

• Mondays, Nov. 2-23

6:30-7:00 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

TODDLER TIME

(REGISTERED)

For ages 2-3. A program of songs, stories, games and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

• Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 1

10:00-10:30 am & 11:00-11:30 am

CO-Connaught Branch

• Wednesdays, Nov. 4-Dec. 2

10:00-10:30 am & 10:45-11:15 am

GB-George Bothwell Branch

• Fridays, Nov. 6-Dec. 4

10:00-10:30 am

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

No session Nov. 20

TODDLER TIME HOLIDAY PARTY

For ages 2-3, accompanied by an adult. Celebrate the holiday season with Christmas stories, songs, and related activities. Registration required.

• Wednesday, Dec. 9

10:00-10:30 am & 10:45-11:15 am

GB-George Bothwell Branch

PRESCHOOL HOLIDAY PARTY

For ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. Celebrate the holiday season with Christmas stories, songs, and related activities. Registration required.

• Friday, Dec. 11

1:30-2:00 pm

GB-George Bothwell Branch

PRESCHOOL DANCE PARTY

For ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Get ready for the New Year with a children's dance party. Wear your party clothes and bring your dancing shoes. Drinks will be provided. Please advise staff of any allergies. Registration required.

• Wednesday, Dec. 30

2:00-2:45 pm

GB-George Bothwell Branch

PERSONALIZED PICKS FOR KIDS BY APPT.

Book an appointment for some one-on-one time with a library staff member and together we’ll determine your children's interests to find books that will keep them reading. Suggestions ranging from picture books to Young Adult titles can be provided. Contact Heather at 306.777.6095 or email hparker@reginalibrary.ca for details.

• By appointment

SU-Sunrise Branch

Call 306.777.6095

GAMES FOR FAMILIES

For families. Nada, Q-Bitz, and Tell Tale…just to name a few! Enjoy an afternoon of family fun with a variety of board games. Try new games and make new friends!

Games provided. Appropriate for ages three and over.

• Sundays, Nov. 1 & Dec. 6

& Tuesdays, Dec. 22 & 29

2:00-4:00 pm

SU-Sunrise Branch

MINI MONET

For ages 4-6, accompanied by an adult. Explore different themes through stories, music, and art. Discover a new artist and artwork, then get creative - and a little messy - making artwork in a different medium each month. Registration required.

• Sundays, Nov. 1 & Dec. 6

2:00-3:00 pm

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

GIRLS AND BOYS CLUB

For ages 5-12. Come to the library after school to participate in a variety of activities and enjoy a healthy snack. Facilitated by Street Culture Kidz.

• Monday-Friday,

Nov. 2-Dec. 18

3:45-5:00 pm

AL-Albert Branch

No sessions Nov. 11 & Nov. 20.

MINECRAFT MANIA

Adventure with your friends! Take on exciting challenges, breaking and placing blocks in the most popular video game today. iPads supplied or if you have your own device, indicate that in a note when you register. Teens also welcome. Registration required.

• Thursdays, Nov. 5 & Dec. 3

6:30-7:30 pm

RP-Regent Place Branch

CRAFTY KIDS CLUB

For ages 7 & over. Calling all crafty kids! Join us and create your very own works of art. Children ages 5-6 are welcome, if accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided.

Registration required.

• Saturday, Nov. 7

2:00-3:00 pm

SU-Sunrise Branch

WINDBLOWN

For ages 2-6. Colourful and oddly-shaped scraps of paper blow in the wind. See how they come together to make all sorts of pictures, then design a picture of your own.

• Saturday, Nov. 7

2:00-2:45 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

AWESOME AUTHORS

For ages 3-7, accompanied by an adult. Enjoy a fun family storytime featuring the stories of one awesome author each week, followed by a simple craft or activity. Mo Willems, Robert Munsch and Kevin Henkes are just a few of the many authors we'll

feature.

• Saturdays, Nov. 7-Dec. 5

10:00-10:30 am

CO-Connaught Branch

 

FAMILY STORYTIME

CRAFTERNOON

For families. Join us for a leisurely afternoon of stories, crafting and refreshments. Supplies provided. Appropriate for ages 3 and over. Registration required.

• Sunday, Nov. 8

2:00-3:00 pm

SU-Sunrise Branch

MONSTERS EVERYWHERE

For ages 2-6. Let's find some monsters in stories and songs. They're everywhere - under the bed, in the closet and behind an old tree. Create a monster to take home with you.

• Saturday, Nov. 14

2:00-2:45 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

TROLL-IDAY TALES

For ages 4-8. It's an invasion of seasonal beasties and creatures! Storyteller Kevin MacKenzie will be your guide as he shares fingerplays, action rhymes and games to spark your wild side. Seating limited. Pick up free tickets at the desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

• Wednesday, Dec. 23

10:30-11:15 am: SU-Sunrise Branch

2:00-2:45 pm: AL-Albert Branch

• Monday, Dec. 28

2:00-2:45 pm: GB-George Bothwell Branch

• Tuesday, Dec. 29

10:30-11:15 am: RP-Regent Place Branch

2:00-2:45 pm: PW-Prince of Wales Branch

• Wednesday, Dec. 30

10:30-11:15 am: CC-Central Children’s Library

2:00-2:45 pm: CO-Connaught Branch

• Thursday, Dec. 31

10:30-11:15 am: SV-Sherwood Village Branch

1:30-2:15 pm: GE-Glen Elm Branch

 

 

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

 

SLITHY TOVES AND FRUMIOUS BANDERSNATCHES VISIT THE LIBRARY!

For ages 4-8. Kathryn Ricketts is known for putting books "on their feet" with an exuberant and imaginative playfulness. This workshop uses Lewis Carrol's

"Jabberwocky" as a launching pad for ridiculousness! Get ready for dynamic fun as we move inside our monstrous imaginations! Registration required.

• Sunday, Nov. 15

1:00-2:00 pm

SU-Sunrise Branch

COIN HAWKS

For ages 6 & over. Do you want to start your very own coin collection? Join Troy Zimmer from Coin Hawks to learn about coin collecting and meet with other coin enthusiasts.

• Wednesdays, Nov. 18 & Dec. 16

6:30-8:00 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

LEGO CLUB

Join us once a month for an afternoon of building with LEGO blocks. The awesome creations will be displayed at Albert Branch until the next building session..

• Saturdays, Nov. 21 & Dec. 12

1:00-4:00 pm

AL-Albert Branch

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

For ages 2-6. Celebrate birthdays! Listen to birthday stories, sing birthday songs, say birthday rhymes and enjoy other birthday surprises.

• Saturday, Nov. 21

2:00-2:45 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

DECK THE HALLS: ICE BLOCK CHRISTMAS TREE

Help us assemble a festive tree, made completely out of ice blocks, outside of Albert Branch.

• Sunday, Nov. 22

1:00-4:00 pm

AL-Albert Branch

CRAFTY CORNER

For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Unleash your creativity with some fun crafts and activities. A collection of odds and ends is waiting to be transformed into your new craft sensation. What can you make today? Registration required.

• Sunday, Nov. 22

2:00-3:00 pm

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

FAMILY FUN: REGINA RECYCLES

For families. Join the City of Regina’s Solid Waste staff for an afternoon of waste and recycling fun for the entire family! Don't miss out on activities, games, prizes and more! Discover where Regina garbage and recycling goes. Learn simple ways to reduce waste at home, how to sort your recyclables, and why it’s important to dispose of hazardous waste properly.

• Sunday, Nov. 22

2:00-4:00 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

• Wednesday, Dec. 2

4:30-6:30 pm

CO-Connaught Branch

UGLY SWEATER PARTY

For families. Jazz up a sweater for the holiday season. Bring your own sweater - one per person, please! Embellishments will be supplied. A fun activity for the whole family.

Registration required.

• Sunday, Nov. 22

2:00-3:30 pm

CO-Connaught Branch

NATIONAL CHILD DAY CELEBRATION

For families with children ages 6 & under. Come and play with us! Drop in with your family for an evening of free fun activities including a puppet show, dance party, face

painting, crafts, games and much more. Contact 306.766.6328 for more information. This program takes place at the Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre, 445-14th Avenue.

• Friday, Nov. 20

5:00-8:00 pm

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

READING BUDDIES

For ages 5-14. Practice reading aloud to a furry buddy. Therapy dogs from St. John's Ambulance will be available to listen to children read their favourite books, and the library has lots to choose from! Registration required.

• Mondays, Nov. 23 & Dec. 14

4:45-5:30 pm

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

• Thursday, Nov. 26

4:45-5:30 pm

RP-Regent Place Branch

MINECRAFT GUILD

For ages 9 & over. Join the Minecraft Guild and meet other Minecraft enthusiasts! Get

help planning builds, show off completed projects, and create the ultimate digital playground. Space is limited.

• Wednesdays, Nov. 25 & Dec. 16

7:00-8:45 pm

AL-Albert Branch

LEGO PLAY

For ages 6-12. Enjoy some fun construction time with the library's collection of LEGO bricks. Parents and caregivers are asked to remain in the library or join in during this free play time.

• Thursdays, Nov. 26 & Dec. 24

3:30-6:00 pm

RP-Regent Place Branch

ANIMAL PALS

For ages 2-6. You shouldn't try to make friends with wild animals. Find out what sorts of funny things happen when people do. Enjoy stories about unexpected animal pals.

• Saturday, Nov. 28

2:00-2:30 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

HOLLY JOLLY WREATHS

For ages 6-10. Create a festive holiday wreath out of a pool noodle and various decorations. One wreath per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Registration required.

• Saturday, Nov. 28

2:00-3:00 pm

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

READING RAPTORS FAMILY BOOK CLUB

For children ages 8-12 and their parent or caregiver. If you and your child share a love of books and enjoy reading together, this is the club for you! Savour that connection and join us as we choose books to read that both kids and adults will enjoy.

Refreshments provided. To register, call 306.777.6095 or email: hparker@reginalibrary.ca.

• Sunday, Nov. 29

2:30-3:30 pm

SU-Sunrise Branch

HOUR OF CODE

For ages 8-12. Be part of the Week of Code, during which millions of kids all over the world will participate in an hour-long introduction to one of the future's most vital skills: computer science. In one hour, we'll demystify computer coding and prove that "Anybody can learn!" Registration required.

• Saturday, Dec. 5

2:00-3:00 pm

GE-Glen Elm Branch

THE MONKEY AND THE CROCODILE PUPPET SHOW

For ages 2 & over. A humourous retelling of a Jakata tale from India, this delightful puppet show features a clever little monkey and a ravenous crocodile. Bring the whole family.

• Saturday, Dec. 5

2:00-2:30 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

TRIM THE TREE: MARBLE ORNAMENTS

For ages 9-14. Make amazing marbled tree ornaments using nail polish. Registration required.

• Saturday, Dec. 5

2:00-3:00 pm

AL-Albert Branch

DECK THE HALLS: FABRIC SCRAP WREATHS

For ages 9 & over. Create festive holiday wreaths using scraps of fabric. Supplies provided.

• Sunday, Dec. 6

1:00-4:00 pm

AL-Albert Branch

JAKE'S HOLIDAY JAMBOREE

For ages 2-3, and a parent or caregiver. Music, stories, games! Jake, the Library puppet, loves them all! Join Jake to celebrate this special time of year. Registration required.

• Tuesday, Dec. 8

10:15-11:00 am

SU-Sunrise Branch

SNOW MAGIC

For ages 3-5. December is a magical time of year. Join us for a party to celebrate the season. Registration required.

• Friday, Dec. 11

10:15-11:00 am

SU-Sunrise Branch

RUN, RUN, RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN

For ages 3-7. He's good and sweet and yummy to eat...that's why the gingerbread man must run and run to avoid being caught! Catch up with this little fellow if you can, but it won't be easy. Enjoy a puppet show and listen to stories about this delicious character. Make a craft to take home. Registration required.

• Saturday, Dec. 12

2:00-3:00 pm

RP-Regent Place Branch

FAMILY FUN: CHRISTMAS MINUTE TO WIN IT

For families. Enter your family in a Christmas-themed, family-friendly competition to try to win as many of the deceptively simple games as possible. Registration required.

• Sunday, Dec. 13

2:00-3:00 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

HOLIDAY PAPER DECORATIONS

For families. Create festive paper decorations for your home. Use recycled books, booklets and magazines to make a Christmas tree and a Christmas pear. Register by family (one registration per family, please indicate how many will attend). Children must

be accompanied by an adult.

• Sunday, Dec. 13

2:00-3:30 pm

CO-Connaught Branch

DECK THE HALLS: SNOWMAN BUDDIES

Make some cute snowman buddy ornaments or cards using simple supplies. Project in conjunction with Girls and Boys Club.

• Monday-Friday

Dec. 14-18

3:30-5:30 pm

AL-Albert Branch

CHRISTMAS IS COMING – A FAMILY CRAFT PROGRAM

For ages 5 & over. Get ready for Christmas by creating some festive decorations, cards and gifts that will add sparkle to your holidays. These activities are designed for children 5 years and older, accompanied by an adult. No younger siblings, please.

Registration required.

• Tuesday, Dec. 15

6:30-8:00 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

TRIM THE TREE: SHARPIE ORNAMENTS

For families. Make some fun ornaments using sharpie markers. Registration required.

• Saturday, Dec. 19

2:00-3:00 pm

AL-Albert Branch

PROCRASTINATORS PRESENT PARTY

For ages 9-13. It's holiday time! Need a last-minute gift? Join us to create something special for someone on your list. Registration required.

• Monday, Dec. 21

2:00-2:45 pm

SU-Sunrise Branch

MAGICAL MOVIE MATINEE

For ages 5-12. Join us for an afternoon of family movie fun and refreshments. Call 306.777.6086 for movie title information.

• Tuesday, Dec. 22

2:00-3:30 pm

RP-Regent Place Branch

SUPERHEROES TRAINING CAMP

For ages 5-10. Do you dream about flying, lifting cars and saving the world? Come and learn what it really takes to be a superhero. Design your own mask, logo and cape. Work hard as you might have to face a bad guy or two! Registration required.

• Tuesday, Dec. 29

2:00-3:30 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

HOLIDAY CRAFTERNOON: SHARPIE STAINED GLASS

For ages 6-12. Create stunning works of "stained glass" using permanent markers and other easy, everyday materials. Work in a seasonal theme if you like, or pick something else; either way these works of window-art are sure to brighten up your home through

the long winter months! Supplies provided.

• Sunday, Dec. 20

2:00-3:30 pm

GE-Glen Elm Branch

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Stop in at Central Children’s Library for holiday treats, winter crafts and a special

performance of The Monkey and the Crocodile puppet show. Performance starts at 3:00 pm. Everyone welcome!

• Sunday, Dec. 20

2:00-4:00 pm

CC-Central Children’s Library

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a much loved animated family film. Come, enjoy a bit of holiday fun and see the movie on the big screen! Admission is free.

• Monday, Dec. 21

11:00 am-12:00 pm

CA-Central Library

Film Theatre

KIDS CAN DRAW

For ages 6-9. Great for children who love to draw. Join comic artist, Allan Dotson to discover fun new ways to draw and create. Your pencil will do things you never thought possible.

• Wednesday, Dec. 30

1:00-2:30 pm

GE-Glen Elm Branch

NO SCHOOL? COOL!

Looking for something to do over the holidays? Join us for a recently released movie.

• Wednesday, Dec. 30

2:00-4:00 pm

SU-Sunrise Branch

XBOX EXTRAVAGANZA

For families. Experience Xbox Kinect by "Just Dance"ing or starring in your own Disneyland adventure. It will be an afternoon of fun and games, with refreshments.

• Saturday, January 2

1:00-4:00 pm

RP-Regent Place Branch