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.

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
 
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

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, Saturdays, 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!

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

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

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