Fall Programs Kids and Teens

Fall programming will begin second full week of September

Program registration opens August 16.


September Program 2022 Calendar

Program and Special Event Accessibility for Guests with Disabilities

These programs are for everyone! Online programs will be captioned. If you require another access service to fully participate or have any questions about accessibility, please contact the Programming Team at asgprogramming@yrl.ab.ca or call us at 780-962-4423 ext. 0.  To ensure the best experience, please try to contact us at your soonest convenience.

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Kids/Teen Programs

Name 
Description
Availability Ages*** Platform 
Family Storytime: Tales Through Time & Space
We're back in-person!
Travel out of this world and experience this world in new ways with interactive songs and stories that develop school readiness. “Let it go” and sing along; it’s never too early to instill a love of learning in your children. Have fun with your children and build the confidence and skills caregivers need to open the door to a lifetime of learning.
Tuesdays weekly
10:30-11am

13 September-29 November
2-6 with caregivers
(siblings & friends are welcome)
FREE
In-person
Drop-in

Furry Friend Visit NEW PROGRAM
Spend time with a pet therapy dog* - read together or just spend some time relaxing with a new friend.

*Meet Starla - she is a Standard Phantom Poodle, who is non-shedding and hypoallergenic
Alternate Tuesdays 3:30-4:30pm Sept-Dec

13 Sept; 27 Sept; 11 Oct; 25 Oct; 8 Nov; 22 Nov; 6 Dec

All Ages FREE, 
In-person
Registered*

Space is limited

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Pokémon Club CALLING ALL POKÉMON TRAINERS WE ARE BACK IN-PERSON! Join us once again for all things Pokémon in a safe and inclusive space. Don’t forget to bring your Kids Pokémon Club Membership Card! When you fill up your card you win a Pokémon themed prize!
Monthly
2nd Tuesday of the month
6:30-7:30pm

13 September; 11 October; 8 November
7-12 years
FREE, 
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
RPG: Pokémon
Want to learn how to Role Play Game? Try it out this season with our kids special programs. Fans of Pokémon will love getting immersed in the world of Pokémon. Further info on Pokémon The Role Playing Game.

Tuesday 18 October

6-8pm
7+ years FREE,
In-person
Registered*

Space is limited

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Teen Hangout Join us after school for Teen Hangout time. Spend time with friends, watch tv, play games, do some crafting or just chill.

This is a drop-in program, no registration required.
Wednesdays and Fridays
3-5pm

Wed Sept 3 - Fri Dec 2*

*Exceptions Sept 30; Oct 7; Nov 11; Nov 18 for Statutory Holidays and No School Fridays
12+ years FREE,
In-person
Drop-in
Backyard Science Science and nature combine in this fall break special program. Wednesday 16 November

4:30-5:30pm
7-12 years; All Ages

FREE, 
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)

Adulting 101 Transitioning to adulthood can be tricky and we often don't know where to start. In this course you will be encouraged to discover your own definition of success. You will explore topics like choice, money, relationships and taking care of yourself. Join this course and learn how to put your adulting skills into practice. This course is recommended for individuals between the ages of 16 to 24 years old. 

A partnership program, facilitated by Canadian Mental Health Association
Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2

4:30-5:30pm
16-24 years
(Also 15-year-old youths, with a signed permission form from their parent or guardian)

FREE, 
In-person
Registered

Child Safety Seats This presentation provides tips and advice for selecting, installing and using child safety seats, booster seats and seat belts for children of different ages, heights and weights. The facilitators will also be available to check participants’ safety seats after the presentation.

Presented by Alberta Health Services
Wednesday September 14

6-7pm
Parents/Caregivers, All Ages FREE, 
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Halloween Safety Get ready for a safe and spooky Halloween season. This presentation will look at tips and tricks for staying safe, while enjoying all that Halloween has to offer. From costumes to trick or treating, we’ve got you covered!

Presented by Alberta Health Services
Wednesday October 26

6-7pm
Parents/Caregivers, All Ages
FREE, 
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Infant & Toddler Home Safety Learn strategies to protect your little one. This presentation will cover home-based injuries among infants and toddlers such as falls, poisoning, choking, burns, drowning and sleep-related injuries.

Presented by Alberta Health Services
Wednesday November 16

6-7pm
Parents/Caregivers, All Ages
FREE, 
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Winter Safety This interactive presentation will explore how to stay safe (and warm) this Winter season. Some topics we will cover include dressing for the weather, navigating ice and other obstacles, recognizing and treating cold-related injuries, and staying safe during winter sports.

Presented by Alberta Health Services
Wednesday December 14

6-7pm
Parents/Caregivers, All Ages
FREE, 
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Baby Babble Baby Babble is back by popular demand! Enjoy songs, finger-plays, group story time, and more as you and your baby build bonds and friendships. Then stay and play with other caregivers and enjoy some social time after the program.
Thursdays 4-week series
10:30-11:00am

Session:
22 September; 29 September; 6 October; 13 October
0-18 months (with their caregivers) *siblings welcome
FREE,
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Tick Tock Time
The parent-child bond is integral to the growth of a child’s language skills, and can be strengthened through various types of play as children learn to discover, create, and problem solve in a safe, caring environment. Learn new ways to play that help develop early literacy.
This program is presented in Partnership with APFA (Alberta Parenting for the Future Association)
Fridays TBA

0-6 years and their caregivers
FREE
In-person at SGPL
Registered via Eventbrite
Full STEAM Ahead! Join us for this after school special of STEAM-based activities and learning focused play.

Friday 14 October; Friday 2 December

4:30-5:30pm
7-12 years; All Ages
FREE,
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)

Cyber Tales 
LIVE on Facebook**

Tune in for LIVE storytimes on our Facebook page. Join Sarah, our Children & Youth Services Librarian for read-alouds.
Storytime for Big Kids (of All Ages): Let's start off reading a riveting chapter book that you can continue on afterwards with your family. You are never too old for storytime! New book each LIVE video.
Alternate Fridays at 4pm Sept-Dec

16 Sept; 30 Sept; 14 Oct; 28 Oct; 11 Nov; 25 Nov; 9 Dec (holiday special)
7+ and All Ages 
Facebook
(videos available for up to 4 weeks after the live event to watch at your leisure, search our videos on Facebook)
No School Fridays
It's a no school day. There's no better way to spend it than at the library! We will be showing two movies throughout the day with FREE popcorn. The Tech Tank will be open ALL DAY so come on by to create and explore!

Movies may have a PG rating and may not be suitable for all children
Friday 7 October; Friday 18 November

First movie screening: 10:30am-12:30pm
Second movie screening: 1:30pm-3:30pm
5-17 years, All Ages
FREE
In-person
Drop-in
Nerf Battle Royale
Come with your friends and dodge bookshelves in the ultimate Nerf experience! Find out what happens at the library after hours...
Bring your own protective googles, Nerf blasters. We'll supply the darts 

(darts only, no high-impact Nerf spherical rounds/balls)
Monthly
Last Friday of the month
Session 1: 6:30-7:30pm
Session 2: 8pm-9pm

30 September; 28 October; 25 November
Ages 8+, family-friendly FREE,
In-person
Registered*

Space is limited

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Builders Club Bring your Lego Bricks, K’Nex or other building materials and unleash your creativity in this 1 hour builders club. Each month there will be a new challenge along with plenty of time for free play. This hybrid program is offered both virtually and in-person*, register and choose how you want to participate.

*building materials provided if participating on-site

Monthly
1st Saturday of the month.
2:00-3:00pm

3 September; 1 October; 5 November
7-12 years FREE, 
In-person/Virtual
Registered*

Space is limited

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
RPG: My Little Pony Tails of Equestria Want to learn how to Role Play Game? Try it out this season with our kids special programs. Fans of My Little Pony will love getting immersed in the world of Equestria. Further info on the Tails of Equestria game.

Saturday November 12

1-3pm

7+ years FREE,
In-person
Registered*

Space is limited

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Minecraft Mania!
Come join us for a Minecraft extravaganza! We will have new building challenges and ideas to stretch your creativity. Work solo or in a group and make new friends!

This program will be using Minecraft Realms. This hybrid program is offered both virtually and in-person*, register and choose how you want to participate.

*If attending in-person, please bring your own device
Monthly
3rd Saturday of the month.
1-3pm

17 September; 15 October; 19 November
7-12 years
FREE
In-person/Virtual
Registered*

Space is limited

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Dungeons & Dragons Club
Join in on the action and adventure as we campaign our way through the world of Dungeons and Dragons. No previous gaming experience required. All levels of expertise are welcome.
Monthly
Last Saturday of the month
1pm-3pm

24 September; 29 October; 26 November
Ages 13+
FREE,
In-person
Registered*

Space is limited

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Kids Virtual Reading Club*
Be part of an online reading community in a safe child-friendly virtual setting, that has been specifically created with kids in mind.


New themes monthly.
September-November
7-12 years

Online
Available 24/7
SGPL Website
Tech Bowl

Splash into our Tech Bowl this season! Explore and play with some of your favourite tech such as OSMO, OZOBOTS, iPads, video game consoles and classics such as our retro tech.

13 September-3 December

Tuesdays
12-8pm
Thursdays
12-5pm
Saturdays
1-5pm
(hours may be subject to change)
All Ages

*children under 12 must have caregiver on premises*
FREE, In-person
Drop-in.

Space is limited
Winter Holidays Celebration!

The winter holidays are here! Join us in celebrating all winter long! We have a variety of videos, crafts, activities, and resources to celebrate winter holidays from across the world throughout the month. Everyone is welcome!

Registered In-house Programs (space is limited):

  • Holiday Rock Painting Thursday 8 Dec 3:30-4:30pm All Ages
  • Outdoor Nature Storytime Details coming soon
  • Kids STEM Program Details coming soon
1-31 December All Ages FREE, In-person/Virtual
Drop-in.


*materials available in print and online through our eResources.

**These videos are reserved for the education of Library patrons only. SGPL receives no commercial gain from these recordings. No unauthorized further dissemination of these works is permitted.

***Program age recommendations are simply a guideline for content. Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of age or ability!

****Walk-ins are welcome if space allows for registered programs (i.e. no-shows).

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