Library Programs

Library Programs

Are you looking to connect with others? Or maybe learn something new? Our virtual and in-person programs are a perfect way to do either or both! Most programs are online, so get comfortable and join us from home. Our virtual programs are a combination of pre-recorded and live programs (using Facebook, Zoom, Teams, or Roll20). Space may be limited for our live programs so make sure to register early to save your spot!

Registration

As we ease into in-person programming, we ask for your patience and that guidelines—such as pre-registration—are respected. To register for in-person programs, please contact the leading branch. To register for our virtual programs, please fill in this form before noon the day of the program. A confirmation email will be sent to you after registering. If you have not received an email confirmation within two business days of registering, please send a follow-up email or contact your local branch. And make sure to check your spam folder just in case the email ended up there instead of your inbox.

Fall Programs 2022


Pokemon Scavenger Hunt

Pokémon Trainer Scavenger Hunt
In person at the Williamsburg Branch
Begins September 1

LSA Jennifer has lost her Pokémon! Come on down to the Williamsburg Branch to hunt for the missing Pokémon, answer quiz questions and be entered into draws! We'll also be screening some Pokémon family favourite movies on the following dates: October 5, November 22 and December 28. This program will run until the end of December!

Ages 5-12 


After School Club

After School Club
In-person at the Morrisburg Branch
Wednesdays beginning September 7, 4:00pm

The Morrisburg Branch is proud to introduce our After School Club! Stop by the branch on Wednesdays and explore all that the Library has to offer. We'll have our Nintendo Switch ready to play, board games, books (of course!) and introduce you to our MakerLab kits.

Ages 12+


Fall StorytimesFall Storytimes
Ingleside Branch
Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19 & 26, November 2 & 9 10:30am

Get together with other children for stories, songs and simple crafts. We look forward to seeing you at this six week series of stories! This program is intended for preschool aged children with their caregiver.

Ages 1-4 

 


Explore Space CandyExplore Space Candy!
Williamstown Branch
Thursday, October 6 6:00pm

Space exploration intercepts with pop culture in this fun, freeze-dried candy taste testing event. We'll taste and rank candies before and after the freeze-dried process and rank texture, taste and more! Please advise staff of dietary restrictions at the time of registration. Registration is required, please contact: williamstownlib@sdglibrary.ca.
Ages 12+  


Ancestry ClubAncestry Club
In Person at the Morrisburg Branch
Fridays October 7 & 21, November 11 & 25, December 9 & 23 2:00pm

Whether you're new to genealogy or a seasoned pro, join us to learn tips, exchange information, share successes, and leave with new ideas and recommendations to break down those brick walls. Beginners to experts are welcome.

Adults 


Monday Morning StorytimeMonday Morning Storytimes
In-person at the Winchester Branch
Mondays October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, November 7 &14 10:00am

Join us every Monday morning at the Winchester Branch for a preschool storytime and craft. Children, along with their caregivers, can spend time in our children's section enjoying some social playtime, activities and books. Each week will showcase a new, exciting theme!

Ages 1-4 


Positive Discipline WorkshopPositive Discipline Workshop 
Zoom
Tuesday, October 11 6:00pm  

Empower your children and yourself by using the skills taught by Mary Lynn Fiske. Positive discipline focuses on providing non-punitive ways to give your children the structure and encouragement they need. Proven to increase your child's willingness to listen, cooperate and empower them to be advocates for themselves. Registration is required, please fill out our Google Form.  
Adults


Author Visit- Rosemary Rutley  
Rosemary Rutley - Author VisitIngleside Branch
Monday, October 17 6:00pm 

Well-loved local author and historian, Rosemary Rutley, will be visiting the Ingleside Branch. Join us as she discusses her latest book A Place by the River. Registration is required, please contact the Ingleside Branch: inglesidelib@sdglibrary.ca.
Adults  

 

 


Fall Storytime

Fall Storytime Series
In-person at the South Mountain Branch
Wednesdays October 19 & November 16, 10:30am

Preschool aged children and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, crafts and much more. A different theme will be explored each month, starting with "Appily Ever After" in September.

Ages 1-4


Saturday Morning Kids Club

Saturday Morning Kids Club
In-person at the Morrisburg Branch
Saturdays October 22 and November 19 10:30am

Join us for stories and crafts! We'll be celebrating "PhiloSLOTHical Saturday" in September, finding the "Only Monsters in the Library" in October and learning that "Reindeers are Better Than People" in November.

Ages 5-12


Fall Gnome Wreath

Fall Gnome Wreath 
Chesterville Branch  
Thursday, October 13 6:00pm 

Join us in creating a stunning fall-themed gnome wreath to adorn your front door. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required, please contact the Chesterville Branch: chestervillelib@sdglibrary.ca.  
Adults  


Mark it Read

Mark it Read  
Morrisburg Branch  
Tuesday, October 18 4:00pm 

Mark it Read is the official Canadian celebration for Dyslexia Awareness. Join us as we learn about the challenges of Dyslexia and its impact on our communities. We encourage you to wear red and visit the Library for education displays, activities and an inclusive storytime at 6:30pm.  
All Ages In-person 


Create it with Cricut

Create it with Cricut!  
Morrisburg Branch  
Thursday, October 20 5:00pm 

The MakerLab is going mobile and bringing the Cricut to you Morrisburg! Join our Maker Expert, Josée and learn how to use this cool maker technology as you make and design your own greeting cards! Supplies will be provided, and space is limited, so registration is required. Please contact the Morrisburg Branch: morrisburglib@sdglibrary.ca.
Adults  

 


Art MagicArt Magic  
Ingleside Branch
Saturdays October 22, November 5 & 19 at 10:00am  

Local and international artist, Anne Wylemans is visiting the Ingleside Branch to teach acrylic and watercolour painting. She will teach participants about light, composition and texture. There will be a small fee of $5.00 per person, per class to cover the cost of supplies. Registration is required, please contact the Ingleside Branch: inglesidelib@sdglibrary.ca. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ingleside Library.
Ages 9-12  


Spooky Toddler FunSpooky Fun for Toddlers  
Avonmore Branch  
Saturday, October 22 10:30am 

Come join us for Spooky fun to celebrate Halloween! Children will be invited to decorate their own haunted house with spooks and goblins, plus more activities to develop fine motor skills and a story to get everyone in the mood for Halloween.  
Registration is required, please contact the Avonmore Branch: avonmorelib@sdglibrary.ca   


Fun with CubeletsFun with Cubelets  
Alexandria Branch  
Thursday, October 27 6:00pm 

Come learn about Cubelets- the robot blocks that build better thinkers! Registration is required, please contact the Alexandria Branch: alexandrialib@sdglibrary.ca.
Ages 5-12 In-person  


Tinker TreatsTinker Treat  
MakerLab/Finch Branch
Saturday, October 29 11:00am 

The MakerLab is transforming into a CandyLab! Let's do some fun science experiments with candies and even make our own chocolate bar. That's right, we'll be playing with our food. Registration is required, please contact the MakerLab: finchlib@sdglibrary.ca  
Ages 4+  


Spooktacular StorytimeSpooktacular Storytime and Costume Parade 
Lancaster Branch  
Saturday, October 29 1:00pm 

Orange you excited for Halloween? Join us in Lancaster for our Spooktacular Storytime! All the little ghouls and goblins will be invited to participate in our costume parade, games, and of course, a story. 
Ages 5-12   


Spooky FunSpooky Fun for Everyone  
Winchester Branch  
Saturday, October 29 11:30am 

Halloween fun for the whole family! Come on down for a movie matinee and popcorn, costume contest (categories are: scariest, best homemade costume, best acting), and a zombie Barbie craft.
Ages 5-12