Kids Activities & Events at the Russell Branch – JULY 2023

All activities are bilingual and free unless otherwise noted. Some activities require help from an adult.
Activities will last approximately 15-30 minutes.
Library staff cannot assume responsibility for children left unattended within our public facility.


Group Art (Bilingual Activity)
Russell Branch
Mondays 2:00-3:00 PM
July 10 to August 21

Every Monday from July 10 to August 21 – from 2 to 3 PM. Help us create a beautiful piece of art for the Library Community Garden. Drop-in activity for the whole family. All supplies provided.
No registration required.


Storytime (Bilingual Activity)
Russell Branch – OUTDOORS
Tuesdays 10:00 AM
July 4 to August 22

Every Tuesday from July 4 to August 22 at 10 AM – Families are invited to enjoy this drop-in story time all summer long.  Storytime will be held outside (indoors in case of rain or extreme heat) at the Russell Branch (1053 Concession Street). In partnership with Embrun Family Centre.
No registration required.


Storytime and Games (Bilingual Activity)
Russell Branch – OUTDOORS
Thursdays 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
(no activity on May 25, June 22, July 13, & August 3)

Come join Mélissa for story time! With each book, a new adventure begins. Have fun participating in the activities after the story. This playgroup will be hosted outside (indoors in case of rain or extreme heat).
A free, drop in program for the whole family.
In partnership with Early On Child and Family Centre.


Summer Pen Pal Program (Bilingual Activity) FULL
July 19 to August 9
Ages 6-12

FULL

For the third summer, our Library has been paired with the Jolys Regional Library in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba. Register to be paired with a child similar in age at the Jolys Regional Library and we will send the letters on your behalf. There’s no need to write your address as the libraries will be the ones sending and receiving the letters. We will stick to first names only and will proof read the letters before sharing them. Letters can be written weekly, we will even supply you with writing prompts and materials. If you wish to continue communicating with your pen pal, the Library can no longer send the letters on your behalf and takes no responsibility afterwards. Ages 6-12.
How It Works:
-Please return your letter to the Library by Wednesday at 3:00 PM each week.
-We will forward a weekly package to our Sister Library.
-Pick up your letters at the Library (no specific date given due to uncertainty of Canada Post delivery)
-Have fun!


MakerSpace (Bilingual Activity)
Russell Branch
Fridays 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
July 7 to August 25

Every Friday from July 7 to August 25 – from 10 AM to 5 PM. Drop-in activity for the whole family. All supplies provided. Get creative! No registration required.


Pop Art Collage with Michael Albert (Bilingual Activity)
Russell Branch
Tuesday, July 4 at 1:00 PM
All ages (adults welcome!)

Join us for this 2 hour hands-on collage workshop with artist & author Michael Albert.
Registration required.


A Bubble in a Bubble (Bilingual Activity) FULL
Russell Branch
Wednesday, July 5 at 2:00 PM
6+ years

A bubble is good, but bubbles in bubbles are better! How many bubbles can you blow inside each other?
Registration required. FULL


Fun-damental Forces (English Activity) FULL
Russell Branch
Thursday, July 6 at 2:00 PM
5+ years

Learn about forces by doing experiments on gravity with Mad Science. Balance some bolts, harness the inertia of a bicycle wheel and learn a circus trick to discover how forces shape motion.
Registration required. FULL


Constellations (Bilingual Activity) FULL
Russell Branch
Wednesday, July 12 at 2:00 PM
7+ years

Learn to recognize constellations in the summer sky with fun dot-to-dot and matching activities.
Registration required. FULL


Space Trivia Kahoot! (English Activity)
Russell Branch
Thursday, July 13 at 2:00 PM
7+ years
FULL

Put your knowledge to the test with this Space Trivia Kahoot! Devices will be supplied if needed.
Registration required. FULL


Animal Tracks (Bilingual Activity) FULL
Russell Branch
Wednesday, July 19 at 2:00 PM
4+ years

What animal track is this? Learn how to identify animal tracks in this fun activity.
Registration required. FULL


Odd Body Parts (Bilingual Activity) FULL
Russell Branch
Thursday, July 20 at 2:00 PM
5+ years

Learn about the human body in this fun matching game – odd anatomy edition!
Registration required. FULL


Art Attack (Bilingual Activity) FULL
Russell Branch
Wednesday, July 26 at 2:00 PM
6+ years

Calling all artists! Recreate Vincent Van Gogh’s famous ‘Sunflowers’ with pastels and bring it home to admire. Registration required. FULL


Origami (Bilingual Activity) FULL
Russell Branch
Thursday, July 27 at 2:00 PM
8+ years

Practice your paper folding skills and create fantastical creatures.
Registration required. FULL

REGISTRATION FOR AUGUST ACTIVITIES
BEGINS JULY 17TH