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.

February 9/23, March 9/23, April 6/20, May 4/18, June1/15, 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
 
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

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

DYI Bath Bombs (ages 7+) 
Learn how and why a bath bomb works while making your own. Use different molds, scents, and colours to make it how you want. Registration required.

Wednesday, April 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Free

Engineering Catapults (ages 8-11) 
A great way to learn about engineering is to get your hands and minds moving. Create catapults and see whose can launch the farthest. Registratin required.

Tuesday, April 17, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Free

Free Comic Book Day
Grab your free comic book on Saturday morning at the library for Free Comic Book Day! Come dressed up as your favourite comic book character and stay awhile to create your own comic strip and participate in other fun activities.

Saturday, May 5, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Free

Get Your Summer Read On Day
Join us at the library for family activities during the fantastic launch of the summer reading program.

Saturday, June 23, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Free

Il était une fois: A French story time (ages 5-10)
Encourage the love of reading in French speaking children. Ideal for Francophone and French Immersion patrons. Registration required.

January 27 - June 23, 4th Saturday of each month, 2:00 pm - 2:45 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!

Pasta - Saturday, March 24, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, $30
Summer - Saturday, May 26, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, $30

Library Winter Olympics (Ages 7+)
Compete in the library's Winter Olympic events like ski jump, table curling, and more (all held indoors). Make sure to watch some of the Olympics so you're ready to answer Olympic trivia. Register at 403-652-2917.

Thursday, February 22, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm, Free

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. No Rival Nerf Guns allowed. Registration required. Maximum 60 participants.

Friday, March 2, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Free
Friday, May 25. 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Free
Thursday, July 19, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Free
Thursday, August 16, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Free
 

Slime 2.0 (Ages 7+)
Create and compare detergent slime and playdough. Add food colouring, glitter, and more to make your slime special. Please register at 403-652-2917.

Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AND 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

Stitch'n' Time Embroidery Group
Adults and children (ages 7 and up) of all skills levels can learn embroidery techniques. Bring your scissors and any supplies you have on hand. Come join the fun with Jamie Harmon and Pat Palmer.

Saturdays (except long weekends), 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Drop-in, Free