Winter Spring Kids and Teens

Winter Spring programming will begin third week of January

Program registration opens December 14


May 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 
Baby Time An enjoyable and engaging time for you and baby! Sing songs, read books, tell stories and play hand games to enhance parent/child attachment, social skills and healthy child development.
This program is presented in Partnership with APFA (Alberta Parenting for the Future Association)
Mondays
10:30-11:30am

Mondays February 28, March 7, March 14
Babies 0-18 months and their caregivers
FREE
In-person at SGPL
Registered via Eventbrite
Baby Sign

Caregivers and babies increase bonds while they build communication skills.

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

Mondays
10:30-11:30am

Mondays May 30, June 6, June 13
Babies 0-12 months and their caregivers
FREE
In-person at SGPL
Registered via Eventbrite
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

18 January-31 May
2-6 with caregivers
(siblings & friends are welcome)
FREE
In-person
Drop-in

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 Tots: Put on your pyjamas, grab a bedtime buddy, and join us for a special evening storytime.
Tuesdays at 7pm
18 January - 31 May
2-6 with caregivers
Facebook
(videos available for up to 4 weeks after the live event to watch at your leisure, search our videos on Facebook)
Youth & Anger: Understanding and Healing Big Emotions This program will encourage youth to non-judgmentally consider the origins of their anger and the ways in which it is affecting them and those around them. Youth will learn the brain science behind the expression of anger in conjunction with a shame-free, strength-based, plan to regulate when big emotions are activated.

A partnership program, facilitated by Alycol Integrative Health Services
2-week program
Tuesday 31 May & Tuesday 7 June

6:00-8:30pm
13-17 years (parental consent required) FREE
In-person at SGPL
Registered via Eventbrite
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

8 February, 8 March, 12 April, 10 May
7-12 years
FREE, 
In-person
Registered

Space is limited
PROGRAM IS FULL
Wise Mind Wednesdays
Wise Mind Wednesday provides a consistent time and place for youth to access safe adults and tackle tough topics. Sessions will focus on emotional health, communication skills, work readiness, financial literacy and career planning.
The program is in-person through a hybrid delivery model. Synchronous programming is offered at two in-person sites, the Stony Plain Youth Center and the Spruce Grove Public Library. Please register for the specific site that you plan to attend.
This program is presented by Spruce Grove Family and Community Support Services (FCSS).
Wednesdays
February 2-May 4
4:30-5:30pm
 11-18 years
FREE,
In-person/Hybrid
Registered 
(registration opens January 10)

Space is limited
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
10:00-10:30am

Session:
April 7, 14, 21 & 28
0-12 months (with their caregivers) *siblings welcome
FREE,
In-person
Registered

Space is limited
Virtual Art Program: Indigenous Artists in the Collection
NEW
Indigenous Artists in the Collection
Shining a light on Indigenous artists in the AGA Collection, students investigate the art practices of celebrated icons Jane Ash Poitras, Alex Janvier, Brian Jungen and Dana Claxton. These 30-min artful conversations are facilitated by Art Gallery of Alberta online through Google Meet.
Thursday February 10
9:30-10:00am
Recommended for Grades 4-6

School age kids,  Homeschoolers and All Ages
FREE
Online
Registered

Space is limited
Virtual Art Program: Art Collection Adventure
NEW
Art Collection Adventure
The AGA has over 6,000 objects in our collection. In this session, students get a behind-the-scene look at how we store ALL of that art while uncovering a few gems hidden in our vaults. These 30-min artful conversations are facilitated by Art Gallery of Alberta online through Google Meet.
Thursday March 24
9:30-10:00am
Recommended for Grades K-3

School age kids,  Homeschoolers and All Ages
FREE
Online
Registered

Space is limited
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 presented in Partnership with APFA (Alberta Parenting for the Future Association

This program will offer English, French, German, Spanish, Russian and Cree language.

Fridays
April 8 - May 13
10:30-11:30am

(no program on April 15)
0-6 years (with their caregivers)
FREE
In-person at SGPL
Registered via Eventbrite
Virtual Velykden' - Ukrainian Pioneer Easter
Take a virtual step back in time to learn how Ukrainians in Alberta celebrated Easter 100 years ago, and learn how those traditions continue today. You’ll learn how to make a pysanka, a special decorated egg, and have a chance to interact with our interpreters and ask them questions.
Friday 1 April
1:00-1:45pm
Grades 1-6

School age kids,  Homeschoolers and All Ages
FREE
Online
Registered

Space is limited
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
21 Jan, 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 4 March, 18 March, 1 April, 15 April, 29 April, 13 May, 27 May
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)
Board Game Night
NEW
Enjoy playing some of your favorite board games and tabletop games with family and friends We will highlight games that are a part of our extensive library collection.

You can even borrow the games you like with your library card and play them at home!
Monthly
1st Friday of the month
February-June
4:00-5:00pm

4 Feb, 4 March, 1 April, 6 May, 3 June
All Ages (10+ recommended)
FREE,
In-person
Registered

Space is limited
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 11 February, Friday 18 February, Friday, 25 March, Friday 20 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
NEW
Find out what happens at the library after hours...
Bring your own protective googles, Nerf blasters and darts.
(darts only, no high-impact Nerf spherical rounds/balls)
Monthly
Last Friday of the month
6:30-7:30pm

28 January, 25 February, 25 March, 29 April, 27 May
Ages 8+ FREE,
In-person
Registered

PROGRAM IS FULL

Space is limited
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

5 February, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May
7-12 years FREE, 
Virtual/In-person
Registered

Space is limited

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.
1:00-3:00pm

15 January, 19 February, 19 March, 16 April, 21 May

7-12 years
FREE
Virtual/In-person
Registered

Space is limited

PROGRAM IS FULL
Cohesive Monthly Program
A once a month gathering of parents and caregivers with a FREE inclusive program for children and youth. The program alternates between the Stony Plain and Spruce Grove Libraries. 
This program is presented in partnership with the Foundation for Cohesive Communities
4th Saturday of the month
February-June
10:30am-12:00pm

26 February, 23 April, 25 June at SGPL


Children, All Ages, Families
FREE
In-person at SGPL
Registration is required for the child and youth program.
Registered
Dungeons & Dragons Workshop
Theme: How to DM.
Want to learn more about Dungeons & Dragons? This is an introductory quick start workshop for aspiring DM's new to Dungeons and Dragons and wanting to learn the first steps of being a Dungeon Master. You will learn the basics of DMing and walk away with some essential tips to begin your next campaign. There's a lot to learn and it can be intimidating. This workshop will help you get started.
This program is facilitated by Sylvia "DM Dougie" Douglas of Rolling Tales
Saturday 15 January
2:00-3:30pm
Ages 13+
FREE, Registered
In-person
Registered

Space is limited
Dungeons & Dragons Club
NEW
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
January-May
2:00pm-3:00pm

29 January, 26 February, 26 March, 30 April, 28 May
Ages 13+
FREE,
In-person
Registered

PROGRAM IS FULL

Space is limited
Virtual Reading Club
Kids Edition*

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.
January-May

7-12 years

SGPL Website
Dial-a-Story
Missing stories from your favorite library staff? Dial-a-Story is here! · Listen to a free, pre-recorded story right from your phone, 24/7 whenever YOU want it. No internet access required. Stories available for preschoolers, older kids, adults and all ages.

New content every 2 weeks
January-May


3-5 years, 5-17 years, Adults, All Ages

FREE
Phone-based service
Call 587-853-4554
You can press # at any time during a story to return to the menu

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.

Tues 12-8pm,
Wed 3-6pm,
Thurs 3-6pm,
Fri 12-6pm

January-May
All Ages

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

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!

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