Winter Spring Kids and Teens

Winter programming will begin third week of January


Program registration opens December 13, 2022 for Winter Programs and March 7, 2023 for Spring Programs.


January Program 2023 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
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

17 January-30 May*

*no program during spring break on Tuesday 28 March
2-6 with caregivers
(siblings & friends are welcome)
FREE
In-person
Drop-in

Furry Friend Visit
Spend time with a pet therapy dog* - read and learn 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
Monthly
3rd Tuesday of the month
3:30-4:30pm

17 January; 21 February; 21 March; 18 April; 16 May
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!
Join us once again for all things Pokémon in a supportive 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

10 January; 14 February; 14 March; 11 April; 9 May
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 7 March

6-8pm
7+ years

FREE,
In-person
Registered*

Space is limited

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Homeschool Meetup Make connections with other Homeschool families for resources, support, educational games, and of course, space to study.
Alternate Wednesdays
1-3pm

18 Jan; 1 Feb; 15 Feb; 1 March; 15 March; 29 March; 12 April; 26 April; 10 May; 24 May; 7 June; 21 June
All Ages; family-friendly FREE, In-person
Drop-in.

Space is limited
Full STEAM Ahead!
Join us for this after school special of STEAM-based activities and learning focused play.
Wednesday 1 February;
Wednesday 12 April

4-5pm

7-12 years; All Ages

FREE,
In-person
Registered*

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

Backyard Science

Science and nature combine in this spring break special program.
Wednesday 29 March

4-5pm
7-12 years; 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:
2 Feb; 9 Feb; 16 Feb; 23 Feb
0-18 months (with their caregivers) *siblings welcome
FREE,
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Toddler Time NEW PROGRAM!
Enjoy songs, finger-plays, story time, and active time with your little one. Then stay and play with other caregivers and enjoy some social time after the program.
Thursdays 4-week series
10:30-11:00am

Session:
6 April; 13 April; 20 April; 27 April
18 months-3 years (with their caregivers) *siblings welcome

FREE,
In-person
Registered*

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

Sensory Play Hour Join us at SGPL for an hour of sensory play. Engage the senses through sound, touch, hearing and sight! Explore and enjoy imaginative play through the open-ended sensory stations.*

*Please wear comfortable clothing, program may get messy
Thursday 26 January; Thursday 16 March; Thursday 11 May

10:30-11:30am
2-6 with caregivers
FREE,
In-person
Registered*

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Tick Tock Time Around the World

Through interactive rhyme, caregivers and children learn songs, fingerplays, simple movement games and stories to build important pathways in the brain.  This program is a great way to strengthen the parent-child bond. This program is offered with various languages.

This program is presented in Partnership with APFA (Alberta Parenting for the Future Association

Fridays
20 January-17 March*

10:30-11:30am

*Exceptions
no program on Fri 10 Feb and Fri 17 Feb
0-6 years (with their caregivers)
FREE
In-person at SGPL
Registered via Eventbrite
Teen Takeover
Join us after school for the Teen Takeover. Spend time with friends and enjoy awesome themed activities weekly. From gaming, true crime, anime and food creations.

Fridays
3-5pm

Friday 20 January-Friday 26 May*

*Exceptions Fri 10 Feb, Fri 17 Feb, Fri 24 March, Fri 31 March, Fri 28 April, Fri 19 May, Fri 7 April (Good Friday - library closed)
12+ years
FREE,
In-person
Registered*

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


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. The Tech Bowl 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 10 February; Friday 17 February; Friday 24 March; Friday 28 April; Friday 19 May

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 goggles and Nerf blasters. We'll supply the darts.

(darts only, no high-impact Nerf spherical rounds/balls)
Monthly, Jan-May
Last Friday of the month
6:30-7:30pm

27 January; 24 February; 31 March; 28 April; 26 May
Ages 8+, family-friendly (grown ups can play too!)
FREE,
In-person
Registered*

Space is limited

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Builders Club
Unleash your creativity with Lego Bricks, K’Nex, cardboard and other building materials. Each month there will be a new challenge along with plenty of time for free play.

Monthly, Feb-May
1st Saturday of the month.
2-3pm

4 February; 4 March; 1 April; 6 May
7-12 years FREE, 
In-person
Registered*

*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

21 January; 18 February; 18 March; 22 April; 20 May

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 13 May

1-3pm
7+ years
FREE,
In-person
Registered*

Space is limited

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

28 January; 25 February; 25 March; 29 April; 27 May
Ages 13+
FREE,
In-person
Registered*

Space is limited

*Walk-ins welcome if space allows (i.e. no-shows)
Kids Whodunnit Mystery Party Join us for Pajama Party Pandemonium!*
An exciting whodunit for kids, ages 10 and up in a slumber party setting. This is a non-murder game where guests will try to figure out which one of them is the mysterious 'Waterford Riddler'. Who is sabotaging the sleepover?

*We encourage participants to wear PJs to the party to get in the mood. Snacks will be provided.
Saturday 11 March
2-4pm
 Ages 10+ FREE,
In-person
Registered*

Space is limited

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

17 January-30 May*

Tuesdays 12-7:30pm
Thursdays 12-5pm
Saturdays 1-5pm
(hours may be subject to change)

*exceptions no Tech Bowl on Comic Con Sat 6 May; also spring break (Tues 28 March; Thurs 30 March; Sat 1 April)
All Ages

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

Space is limited


*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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