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What's on at the Regina Public Library - Children's Programs October-November 2016

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PRESCHOOL & CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

You can see the online version of the At the Library Oct/Nov 2016 issue by visiting of @the library.

Registration starts Thursday, September 22, 2016.

If you have any questions about programming, please contact your local branch, or call 306-777-6000.

 

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

FAMILY STORYTIME Drop-in  D

For ages 2-5. A program of stories, songs, rhymes and related activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No session Nov 4 or 11.

 

TUE, SEP 13-NOV 29 • 10:00-10:30 AM

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

 

THU, SEP 15-DEC 1 • 10:00-10:30 AM

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 10:00-10:30 AM

GE-Glen Elm Branch

 

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 10:15-10:45 AM

RP-Regent Place Branch

 

MAINLY MOTHER GOOSE Drop-in  D

For ages 2 & under, accompanied by an adult. A parent-child interactive program filled with songs, rhymes, bounces and books. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No session Oct 10.

 

MON, SEP 12-NOV 21

SAT, SEP 17-NOV 26 • 10:30-11:00 AM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

TUE, SEP 13-NOV 29 • 10:15-10:45 AM

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

THU, SEP 15-DEC 1 • 10:15-10:45 AM

RP-Regent Place Branch

 

MAINLY MOTHER GOOSE Registered  R

For ages 2 & under. A parent-child interactive program filled with songs, rhymes, bounces and books. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No session on Nov 4 or 11.

 

WED, SEP 14-NOV 30 • 10:00-10:30 AM

THU, SEP 15-DEC 1 • 10:00-10:30 AM

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 10:00-10:30 AM

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

 

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 9:45-10:15 AM

GB-George Bothwell Branch

 

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 10:45-11:15 AM

GB-George Bothwell Branch

 

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2

• 10:15-10:45 AM & 11:15-11:45 AM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

PRESCHOOL PYJAMA PARTY D

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. No session Oct 10.

 

MON, SEP 12-NOV 21 • 6:30-7:00 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME D

For ages 3-5. A program of stories, songs, rhymes and related activities. No session Nov 4 or 11.

 

TUE, SEP 13-NOV 29 • 9:45-10:15 AM

RP-Regent Place Branch

 

WED, SEP 14-NOV 30

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 10:45-11:15 AM

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

FRI, SEP 16-NOV 25 • 10:30-11:00 AM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME R

For ages 3-5. A program of stories, songs, rhymes and related activities. No session Nov 4 or 11.

 

THU, SEP 15-DEC 1 • 10:45-11:15 AM

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

 

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 1:30-2:00 PM

GB-George Bothwell Branch

 

STORYBAG DROP-IN D

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. No session Oct 10, Nov 4 or 11.

 

TUE, SEP 13-NOV 29 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

RP-Regent Place Branch

 

MON, SEP 12-NOV 28 • 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

MON, SEP 12-NOV 28 • 10:00-11:30 AM

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

 

TUE, SEP 13-NOV 29 • 9:30-11:30 AM

WED, SEP 14-NOV 30 • 9:30-11:30 AM

THU, SEP 15-DEC 1 • 9:30-11:30 AM

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 9:30-11:30 AM

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

TUE, SEP 13-NOV 29 • 10:30-11:30 AM

WED, SEP 14-NOV 30 • 10:30-11:30 AM

THU, SEP 15-DEC 1 • 10:30-11:30 AM

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 10:30-11:30 AM

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

 

THU, SEP 15-DEC 1 • 10:30-11:00 AM

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 10:30-11:00 AM

GE-Glen Elm Branch

 

SAT, SEP 17-NOV 26 • 3:00-5:00 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS Program registration opens Sept 22

TODDLER TIME D

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

an adult.

 

TUE, SEP 13-NOV 29 • 10:30-11:00 AM

RP-Regent Place Branch

 

WED, SEP 14-NOV 30

FRI, SEP 16-DEC 2 • 10:00-10:30 AM

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

THU, SEP 15-NOV 24 • 10:30-11:00 AM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

TODDLER TIME R

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

an adult.

 

TUE, SEP 13-NOV 29 • 10:00-10:30 AM

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

 

TUE, SEP 13-NOV 29 • 10:00-10:30 AM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

TUE, SEP 13-NOV 29 • 11:00-11:30 AM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

WED, SEP 14-NOV 30 • 10:00-10:30 AM

GB-George Bothwell Branch

 

WED, SEP 14-NOV 30 • 10:45-11:15 AM

GB-George Bothwell Branch

 

BABY PICASSO R

For ages 2 & under. Join us for a fun, messy adventure where your baby will make their first masterpiece. We use edible paint so tasting is allowed. Please bring a change of clothes for your child.

 

SAT, SEP 24 • 10:00-10:30 AM

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

 

BABY ART CRAWL R

Babies, toddlers and caregivers are invited for a tour of So Far, It’s The Same Problem by Aleesa Cohene

and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, an exhibition that combines video, sound, scent, words, dance and

textiles to tell a story about a man struggling to understand a strange message. Followed by baby

friendly art play in the Children’s Story Room. Wear play clothes.

 

THU, NOV 10 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

CA-Central Library

 

Children’s Programs

 

PERSONALIZED PICKS FOR KIDS  D

Book an appointment with a library staff member and together we’ll determine your children's interests to find books that will keep them reading. Contact Heather P. at 306.777.6095 or email hparker@reginalibrary.ca for details.

 

BY APPOINTMENT

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

LEGO CLUB D

For ages 6 & over. Join us for a fun afternoon of building with LEGO bricks.

 

SAT, OCT 8 & NOV 12 • 1:30-3:30 PM

AL-Albert Branch

 

CRAFTY KIDS CLUB R

For ages 7 & over. Come and create your very own works of art. Children ages 5-6 are welcome, if accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided.

 

SAT, SEP 10, OCT 8 & NOV 5 • 2:00-3:00 PM

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

GAMES FOR FAMILIES D

For ages 3 & over and 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.

 

SUN, SEP 11, 16 & NOV 13 • 1:00-4:00 PM

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

FRI, OCT 7 • 1:00-4:00 PM

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

MINECRAFT GUILD D

For ages 9 & over. Meet other Minecraft enthusiasts! Get help planning builds, show off completed projects, and create the ultimate digital playground. Computers supplied.

 

WED, SEP 14, OCT 12 & NOV 9 • 7:00-8:30 PM

AL-Albert Branch

 

CANINE READING PALS R

For ages 5-14. Practice reading aloud to a furry pal. 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!

 

MON, SEP 19, OCT 17 & NOV 21 • 4:45-5:30 PM

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

 

THU, SEP 22, OCT 27 & NOV 24 • 4:45-5:30 PM

RP-Regent Place Branch

 

CHESS CLUB D

For ages 8 & over. Join the Chess Club, brush up on your chess skills, meet new players and have fun. Bring your chess board. Teens welcome.

 

TUE, SEP 20 & OCT 4, 18 & NOV 1, 15, 29 • 7:00-8:30 PM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

COIN HAWKS D

For school-aged children. Start your very own coin collection! Join Troy Zimmer from Coin Hawks to learn about coin collecting.

 

WED, SEP 21, OCT 19, NOV 16 & DEC 21 • 6:30-8:00 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

LEGO PLAY D

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.

 

THU, SEP 22, OCT 27 & NOV 24 • 3:30-6:00 PM

RP-Regent Place Branch

 

READING RAPTORS FAMILY BOOK CLUB R

For ages 8-12 & their parent or caregiver. Join us as we choose and read books that both kids and

adults will enjoy. Refreshments provided. To register, call 306.777.6095 or email

hparker@reginalibrary.ca.

 

SUN, OCT 2, 30 & NOV 27 • 2:30-3:30 PM

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

GIRLS AND BOYS CLUB D

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. No sessions Oct 10, Nov 4 or 11.

 

MON-FRI, OCT 3-NOV 30 • 3:45-5:00 PM

AL-Albert Branch

 

SCHOOL’S OUT! D

For ages 10-13. Explore your Library for an afternoon. Participate in fun activities such as board games and chess, and discover new books to read.

 

OCT 7, NOV 10 & DEC 2 • 2:00-4:00 PM

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

 

ART STUDIO D

For ages 8-14. Get creative and make something exciting on your day off from school. Supplies

provided.

 

Oct 7: Light-up Jack-o'-Lantern Card

Nov 10: Inky Doodles

FRI, OCT 7 & NOV 10 • 2:00-3:30 PM

GE-Glen Elm Branch

 

BEING FRIENDS D

For ages 2-6. Join us for stories about being friends in good times and bad.

 

SAT, OCT 8 • 2:00-2:45 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

MINI MONET R

For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Discover a new artist, then get creative - and a little messy

- making artwork in a different medium each month.

 

SAT, OCT 8 & NOV 5 • 2:00-2:30 PM

GE-Glen Elm Branch

 

REAL FAKE SCULPTURE WORKSHOP R

For ages 9-12. Artist Rowan Pantel will show you how to use polymer clay and sculpting tools to create real-looking objects from everyday life. Fool everyone with your real fake art.

 

SAT, OCT 15 • 1:30-3:30 PM

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

 

SPLISH SPLASH D

For ages 2-6. Join us for bath time stories, songs and rhymes about getting squeaky clean.

 

SAT, OCT 15 • 2:00-2:45 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

SPIDER PINATAS R

For families. Create a spider piñata for your home. Use it as hanging décor or fill it with treats. Please

wear clothes for getting messy and bring a box to carry your spider home. One registration per family,

please include the number of attendees.

 

SAT, OCT 15 • 10:00-11:30 AM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

GOING BATTY D

For ages 2-6. Bats may have a bad reputation but they're interesting and helpful creatures. Listen to

stories featuring these fascinating flyers and make a bat of your own to take home.

 

SAT, OCT 1 • 2:00-2:45 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

KIDS' HALLOWEEN FANTASTIC PLASTIC R

For ages 7-12. Turn plastic  meltables into fun and spooky Halloween images.

 

SUN, OCT 2 • 1:30-2:45 PM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

HALLOWEEN LUMINARIES R

For ages 6-10. Make spooky, lightup mummies and monsters from recycled jars.

 

SAT, OCT 22 • 10:30-11:15 AM

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

 

HALLOWEEN FAMILY CRAFT PROGRAM R

For ages 6 & over. Create some "spooktacular" Halloween decorations for your home. These

seasonal activities are designed for children 6 years and over, accompanied by an adult. No

younger siblings, please.

 

SUN, OCT 23 • 2:00-3:30 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

STORIES FROM THE PUMPKIN PATCH D

For ages 2-6. Enjoy one pumpkin story and song after another. Create a pumpkin craft to take

home.

 

SAT, OCT 29 • 2:00-2:45 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

MONSTER BASH D

For ages 7-13. Calling all ghouls, ghosts and monsters to a Halloween program featuring spooky music, games and treats. Space is limited.

 

SUN, OCT 30 • 2:00-3:30 PM

AL-Albert Branch

 

HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY D

For ages 2-7, accompanied by an adult. Put on your costume and boogie to your favorite Halloween

songs. Enjoy Halloween games and refreshments.

 

SUN, OCT 30 • 2:30-3:30 PM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

READING BUDDIES R

For grades 1-3. This reading program matches children with ‘big buddies,’ high school student

volunteers who will share their love of reading with fun picture books and literacy games. Library

staff are on hand to offer support, expertise and supervision. Buddies will meet once a week for 8

weeks and children should attend all sessions. Parents and caregivers are welcome to enjoy a good

book on their own while they wait, but must stay in the library during the program.

 

SAT, OCT 22-DEC 10 • 10:00-11:00 AM

SU-Sunrise Branch

 

SAT, OCT 22-DEC 10 • 10:00-11:00 AM

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

 

SAT, OCT 22-DEC 10 • 3:30-4:30 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

SUN, OCT 23-DEC 11 • 3:30-4:30 PM

RP-Regent Place Branch

 

MON, OCT 24-DEC 12 • 4:30-5:30 PM

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

 

MONSTERS, MONSTERS EVERYWHERE D

For ages 2-6. Discover funny and slightly scary monsters in stories, songs and other related activities.

 

SAT, OCT 22 • 2:00-2:45 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

WILD THINGS! R

For ages 4 & over. Let out your inner monster! Create a simple monster mask and join us for

monster-themed stories, songs, and games.

 

SAT, OCT 29 • 2:00-3:00 PM

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

 

IT'S GAME DAY! D

For ages 7 & over. Enjoy an afternoon of fun with a variety of board games: Munchkin, Dominion, Operation...to name a few! Try new games while you mix and mingle with other participants. Games provided.

 

SAT, OCT 22 & NOV 26 • 1:00-3:00 PM

AL-Albert Branch

 

MY PARENTS AND ME D

For ages 2-6. Join us for stories, rhymes and songs about children and their parents.

 

SAT, NOV 5 • 2:00-2:45 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

TAKE THE LEGO CHALLENGE! R

For ages 8-12. Complete four LEGO Challenges and enter your name into a LEGO prize draw.

 

TUE, NOV 8 • 7:00-8:15 PM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

ART SCAVENGERS! R

For ages 5-9. Come search for art in the library and make a fun new artwork from other things you

find. Bring your eyes!

 

SAT, NOV 12 • 1:30-3:00 PM

RP-Regent Place Branch

 

SHARKS! D

For ages 2-6. Sharks are the scavengers of the sea. Learn more about these cool creatures through stories, songs and other fun activities.

 

SAT, NOV 12 • 2:00-2:45 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

MAKE-A-ZINE R

For ages 9 & over. Draw, write, collage and collaborate to make your own magazine, comic or book.

 

SUN, NOV 13 • 2:00-4:00 PM

AL-Albert Branch

 

ULTRA-BRIGHT NIGHT R

For ages 7-12. Join us for an evening of glow-in-the-dark fun with games and LED Origami Lanterns.

 

THU, NOV 17 • 7:00-8:30 PM

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

 

HOLLY JOLLY WREATHS R

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.

 

SAT, NOV 19 • 2:00-3:00 PM

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

 

WINTER IS COMING! D

For ages 2-6. Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes about getting ready for winter and create a winter craft.

 

SAT, NOV 19 • 2:00-2:45 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY R

For ages 4 & over. Enjoy a storytime featuring money, saving and spending. Make a piggy bank to take home. Please note, the program Teach Your Children about Money will be held simultaneously for parents/caregivers.

 

TUE, NOV 8 • 6:30-7:30 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT MONEY R

Do you want to raise money smart kids? A member of the CPA Association will share money management tips on allowances, budgeting, cell phones and wants versus needs. Please note “Money, Money, Money” will be held simultaneously in the Central Children's Library for children ages 4 and over.

 

TUE, NOV 8 • 6:30-7:30 PM

CC-Central Children's Branch

 

PHOTO "OPS" WITH WINTER PROPS D

For all ages. Drop in and use the Winter Wonderland backdrops and props to take a photo of your family or friends. Bring your camera or phone and get snapping! Hot chocolate supplied. Staff will be available to offer assistance.

 

SUN, NOV 20 & DEC 4 • 1:00-4:00 PM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

CREATE WITH FUN FOAM R

For families. Create some wonderful projects using fun foam. Crafts are designed for children 4 years and over, accompanied by an adult. No younger siblings, please.

 

SUN, NOV 20 • 2:00-3:30 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

FAMILY MAKER AFTERNOON R

For ages 6-12. Families are invited to engage in fun, hands-on activities including toy army figure launchers, circuit art, KEVA planks and Cubelet creations. Parents must accompany and participate

with their children.

 

SUN, NOV 20 • 2:00-3:30 PM

GE-Glen Elm Branch

 

LEGO MOVIE MAKER FUN! R

For ages 8-12. Create a LEGO mini movie using minifigs as the stars of the show! iPads supplied.

 

TUE, NOV 22 • 7:00-8:15 PM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

WALK THE PLANK! D

For ages 2-6. It's a storytime with wild adventures and treasure galore. Listen to pirate stories, songs and rhymes!

 

SAT, NOV 26 • 2:00-2:45 PM

CC-Central Children’s Library

 

SNOW BUDDIES R

For ages 8-12. Create a cute light-up snow buddy using a simple circuit, LED and switch.

 

SUN, NOV 27 • 2:00-3:00 PM

AL-Albert Branch

 

DIY CHRISTMAS WINDOW CLINGS R

For ages 10 & over. Make a glittery window cling to adorn your home during the holiday season.

 

WED, NOV 30 • 7:00-8:00 PM

CO-Connaught Branch

 

NATIONAL CHILD DAY CELEBRATIONS D

For families with children ages 6 & under. Come and play with us! Drop in with your family for an afternoon of fun, free activities including entertainment, a dance party, face painting, crafts, games and much more. Call 306.525.4989 for more information. This program takes place at the Core Ritchie

Neighbourhood Centre, 445-14th Avenue.

 

SUN, NOV 20 • 1:00-4:00 PM

PW-Prince of Wales Branch