Fall 2020 Programming

Join us this fall for fun and safe programming for all ages! Look for monthly Take-and-Make activity bags and Baby Time and Family Story Time resources for parents to use at home. Individual branches may also offer live virtual programming based on demand and staff availability. Please speak to staff at your local branch for details and watch this page for updates and additions. In-person programming is not being considered at this time.

 

 Take-and-Make Activity Kits

Visit us in branch to pick up fun and educational kits to bring home. Based on community demand, kits for preschool, school-aged children, teens, and adults will be on offer at each branch. Kit contents include crafts, learning activities, and resource recommendations. Please speak to staff for local offerings.  

 Story Time-At-Home
Missing our Story Times?  Pick up kits to use at home and keep an eye out for virtual programmes later this fall. Based on the American Library Association's Every Child Read to Read programme, our Story Time programmes provide parents and caregivers with tools to support early reading, writing, and math skills. For Story Time at home, pick up weekly handouts of songs, rhymes, activities, and tips for young families. Need some reading recommendations? By request, get a selection of up to 4 Story Time books picked out just for you. See branch for details.
 Olive and Fred Robins Junior Short Story Contest
Love to write? Enter for your chance to win great prizes and get your writing published! Wellington County students in Grades 4, 5 and 6 are invited to submit their original short stories of 500-750 words. All submissions will be entered in a draw for a $50 Chapters Indigo card and a $150 cash prize will be awarded to the top stories. The winning stories will be made available on the library website and will be submitted to the Wellington Advertiser for publication.

 

Visit www.wellington.ca/shortstorycontest for entry beginning October 1. Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 pm on October 30. 

Verse! Verse! Chorus! Bridge! Songwriting Series
Explore the art of songwriting with JUNO-nominated artist, Gary Raspberry. Develop and hone your ability to work with ideas, lyrics, melody and groove. Experiment with ideas to create and record a 'demo' of your song. No previous songwriting experience is necessary, only a willingness to take some creative risks. Please register with your local branch for a virtual meeting link. Space is limited.  

 

Thursday, October 22, 29 and November 5 from 4:00 -5:00 pm

 Library Trivia Challenge
In celebration of Ontario Public Library Week, we challenge you to complete this library-themed trivia. Research is permitted - we love a good search! Each branch will be giving away a selection of prizes, including $25 gift cards. Visit www.wellington.ca/librarytrivia or ask staff about paper entry. Contest ends October 30.
 PA Day Workshops with Scientists in Schools
Join us in October and November for take-home activity kits and fun, hands-on STEM workshops lead by Scientists in Schools. Each participant will receive supplies and a link to a Microsoft Teams virtual meeting. Please register with your local branch. Space is limited and early registration is recommended.

 

Friday, October 30

Candy Chemistry at 10:30 am

Discover the surprising science hiding in a bag of Skittles. Explore solubility, buoyancy, reactivity and investigate the odds of finding your favourite colour. How sweet it is!

 

Mix It Up at 12:30 pm

Learning chemistry is fun when it’s all about food. Investigate solubility, explore dilutions and have fun making a suspension you can mold. Welcome to the wonderful world of food science.

 

Up and Down, All Around at 12:30 pm

Explore how things move! Discover the science behind a magic trick, defy gravity by creating a balancing bird, and engineer an elastic racer to chase down Newton’s Laws.  We’ll be on the move!

 

Sticky Science at 2:30 pm

Get sticky with it! Discover the science of sticky. Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art. And of course, there will be silly putty!

 

Friday, November 27

 

Sticky Science at 10:30 am

Get sticky with it! Discover the science of sticky. Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art. And of course, there will be silly putty!

 

Candy Chemistry at 12:30 pm

Discover the surprising science hiding in a bag of Skittles. Explore solubility, buoyancy, reactivity and investigate the odds of finding your favourite colour. How sweet it is!

 

Sticky Science at 12:30 pm

Get sticky with it! Discover the science of sticky. Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art. And of course, there will be silly putty!

 

Up and Down, All Around at 2:30 pm

Explore how things move! Discover the science behind a magic trick, defy gravity by creating a balancing bird, and engineer an elastic racer to chase down Newton’s Laws.  We’ll be on the move!

 

 

 

 

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