Youth Programs

Please note that advance registration is recommended for all programs aside from drop-in programs.

Building challenges with K’Nex and LEGO (6-12 years)
Work with friends or on your own and build amazing creations with the library’s LEGO and K’nex.

Saturdays, 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Free drop-in
 
Minecraft (6-12 years)
Challenge your design abilities and learn through problem-solving. These sessions are not facilitated. Registration required.

December 1/15/29, January 12/23, February 9/23, March 9/23, April 6/20, Fridays, 3:30-4:30 pm or 4:30-5:30 pm, $2/session
 
Project READesign (10-14 years) 
Participants learn about science, technology, engineering, and math while designing, building, and testing prototype devices to solve problems for a story book character. Instructor, Gillian Hurst.
 
March 3, 10, 17, 24, Saturdays, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm, (4 sessions), $50

A Night on The Polar Express (Family Event - ages 4+) 

All aboard The Polar Express for a magical evening of adventure. Enjoy a reading of The Polar Express while sipping on hot chocolate and eating Polar Express themed treats. Crafts and activities will follow: find the lost sleigh bell then create your own jingle bell necklace or bracelet, create train ornaments, and more. Pajamas are encouraged and blankets and pillows are welcomed.
Friday, December 8, 6:30 pm, Free

3D Printed Christmas Ornaments (Ages 9+)

Curious about 3D printing? Come to the library and see a PRUSA i3 printer in action! Try out your 3D design skills to create your own Christmas ornament. Please register as there is limited space.

Saturday, December 9, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, $5

Paint Night for Kids (Ages 8-12)
Create a winter wonderland painting with local artist, Sharon-Rose Fraser. Please register as there is limited space.

Friday, December 15, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Free
 

Dog Tales (Youth 7-12 yrs) 
A Literacy for Life Program. Register at www.litforlife.com or 403-652-5090. Struggling young readers gain confidence by reading to a furry friend.  These professionally screened dogs are gentle and willing to listen.

January 15 - March 5 (no session February 19), Mondays, 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm or 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm, (8 sessions), Free

Cross Stitch Café
Children and adults can learn what cross stitch is all about. Bring your scissors and any supplies you have on hand. Additional supplies can be purchased from the instructor, Pat Palmer.

Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm,  Free Drop-in. Not held on the Saturdays of holiday weekends. If you're unsure, call the library to confirm at 403-652-2917.

Amazing Race - Library Edition (ages 10+)
Just like the television show, kids will compete in teams of two and follow instructions to find clues, overcome obstacles, and accomplish tasks to win the race. Winners will be rewarded with a prize.

Friday, March 23, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Free

Learn to Cook for Kids (7-13 years) 
Learn to make hearty soups and yummy pasta with chef, Deb Fraser and then have a feast!

Soups - Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, $30
Pasta - Saturday, March 24, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, $30

Nerf Wars (Family Event) 
Join after hours mayhem in this competitive night of fun at the library. Bring your own loaded Nerf gun and eye protection. Registration required. Maximum 30 participants.

Friday, January 19, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Free

Robot Fun (Ages 6-10) 
Learn how to program with Finch the Robot! Kids will learn basic programming skills by making the robot move in all directions with some fun surprises along the way. Limited space. Please register.

Saturday, January 20, 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm, Free
 

Slimy Science (Ages 7+) 

Create gooey slime and learn the science behind it. Add colour, glitter, and more to make it unique. Get ready to get slimy with this hands-on science activity!

Wednesday, January 10, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Free

Spring Ball (ages 6+) 
Celebrate the beginning of spring! Make flower crowns, rainbow wind catchers, paint flower pots, and more. A scavenger hunt will kick off the event. Have a fun day with friends and family. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Saturday, March 17, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm, Free

Stop Motion (ages 7+)
Participants will be challenged to create a stop motion video using clay, toys, and other props to tell a story. Tablets will be provided to capture pictures and to create stop motion videos.

Saturday, February 3, 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm, Free