Winter Spring Programs

Winter Spring programming will begin second week of January

Program registration opens December 15

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Kids/Youth Programs

Name  Description Availability Ages Platform 
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
12 January - 25 May
2-6 with caregivers
Facebook
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:
15 Jan, 29 Jan, 12 Feb, 26 Feb, 12 March, 26 March, 9 April, 23 April, 7 May, 21 May
7+ and All Ages 
Facebook
Zoom-Free Storytime Take a moment to sit and relax at this in-person monthly preschool storytime. Have fun with your children through songs, stories, movement and craft. Build the confidence and skills little ones need to open the door to a lifetime of learning.
February - May, monthly
Last Tuesday of the month:
23 Feb, 30 March, 27 April, 25 May

10:30-11:00am
2-6 with caregivers

FREE, 
In-person
Registered

Space is limited

Virtual Comic Book Writing Workshop

Want to learn more about creating comics?

Find out how to 'Craft a Story' this spring at this kids virtual workshop, brought to you by Drawn to Books.

Saturday 10 April
2-3pm
8-12 years FREE, 
Online
Registered

Space is limited
Cooking with Kids Get the little ones involved in the kitchen with simple, kid-friendly recipes and ideas. Learn new tasty recipes and cooking tips with Sarah, our Children & Youth Services Librarian and her family that you can try at home.

New videos posted monthly, 1st Friday of the month:
1 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May
2-12 and All Ages Facebook
and YouTube
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!

Try our Virtual Pokémon Club during our temporary closure.
February - May, monthly
2nd Tuesday of the month:
9 March, 13 April, 11 May

6:30-7:30pm
7-12 years
FREE, 
In-person
Registered

Space is limited
Anime & Manga Club

Are you an avid anime and manga fan? Join us in-person to share your favourite fandoms and discover new ones in a safe and inclusive space.



February - May, monthly
4th Saturday of the month:
27 Feb, 27 March, 24 April, 22 May

2-3pm
9-15 years
FREE, 
In-person
Registered

Space is limited
Builders Club In partnership with Parkland County Libraries. 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

February - May, monthly
1st Saturday of the month:
6 Feb (online only), 6 March, 3 April, 1 May

2-3pm
7-12 years FREE, 
Virtual/In-person
Registered

Space is limited

Kids Coding Workshops

Learn to code with Kids Code Jeunesse this winter.

Wednesday Jan 20: 
AstroPi CANCELLED

Wednesday Jan 27: Canadian Animals POSTPONED

Wednesday March 17: AstroPi

Wednesday March 24: Space Burps

4-5:30pm
Canadian Animals & Space Burps: 8-12 years

AstroPi: 9-14 years

FREE, 
Online
Registered:
Wed Jan 20
Wed Jan 27
Wed March 17
Wed March 24

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. 
January is: Weird Science (STEM)


New themes monthly.
January - May

7-12 years

SGPL Website
Virtual Reading Club
Teen Edition*
This teen-based group is so much more than a traditional (‘boring’) book club: there’ll be vlogs, read alouds, discussions and goofy videos galore.

New themes monthly.
January - May


13-17 years

Instagram

Special Events/All Ages

Name  Description Availability Ages Platform 
Virtual Reptile Party

Reptiles can be amazing choices for pets. With this program, presented by Edmonton Reptile parties, participants will learn what reptiles make good and not so great choices, the responsibility, and requirements for them, and much more. Meet reptiles up close and personal with this interactive and educational program!

Saturday 20 February
2-3pm
7+ and All Ages FREE, 
Online
Registered

Space is limited
#StayHomeWriMo To help engage our creativity and connect with others online while we're staying at home, we put together seven weekdays worth of activities you can try out to support your physical, mental, creative, and social well-being — and we’re calling it #StayHomeWriMo!
End of March-Beginning of April All Ages SGPL Website
Comic Con 2021 This year we are going hybrid! Stay tuned for in person and virtual activities to enjoy for this special event. May 1-31 All Ages SGPL Website
Pride 2021


Join us to celebrate Pride for the month of June. In person and virtual programs will be available. More updates will be made closer to the event.
June 1-30
All Ages

SGPL Website

Cooking with Kids Get the little ones involved in the kitchen with simple, kid-friendly recipes and ideas. Learn new tasty recipes and cooking tips with Sarah, our Children & Youth Services Librarian and her family that you can try at home.
New videos posted monthly, 1st Friday of the month:
2 Jan, 5 Feb, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May
2-12 and All Ages Facebook
and YouTube
Tech Bowl Take a splash into our Tech Bowl! Play with some of your favorite tech such as the OSMO, OZOBOTS, iPads, video game consoles and classics such as the typewriter and our retro tech.
Wednesdays 3:00-5:00pm

(20 min slots)

 

All Ages

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

Space is limited
Community Craft Come by the library to pick up your supplies for an easy craft or activity to make at home. While supplies last.
New craft available to pick up every month
All Ages Facebook
and YouTube

Adults/Seniors

Name  Description Availability Ages Platform 
Virtual Reading Club
Adult Edition*
SGPL invites you to be part of our virtual reading community where you can connect with other readers online and discuss diverse literary discoveries. 
New themes monthly.
January -
December
 18+ SGPL Website
Behind the Stacks Podcast Join hosts Simone and Courtney and they discuss everything you can think about in the library world. Tune in for interviews, book recommendations and much more! New content added monthly.
January -May
18+ SGPL Website
Virtual 
Write On!
Enjoy a daily prompt with our new prompt calendar. January -June 18+ SGPL Website
Coffee and Crib 2.0
Coffee and Crib 2.0 is not just a place for cards and coffee. We have elevated the experience and provided other online games and puzzles to play from home. Invite your family to play and have fun with this inclusive seniors program. As well, explore the monthly recipes for tasty drinks to whip up whilst playing.
January - May

60+
SGPL Website
Walking Book Club Start at the library, walk along the paved trails and chat about books. Reading is optional and you can check out our Virtual Adult Reading Club for monthly themes. Coffee and tea will be available after each walk. Wednesdays
February-May
18+ Register here


*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.

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