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Winter 2021 Programs and Events (in English)

Click here for a full list of our French programs and events

You can also register by phone, by e-mail or by visiting your local branch.

FAMILY STORY BUNDLES

Pressed for time? Need some picture books and activities for your little one(s)? Request a Family Story Bundle: A ready-made bundle which will include picture books, a song, and instructions for a craft based on age and theme. Simply email or call us with your request for a Family Story Bundle with the age and desired theme. We will do our best to find related books according to what is available or a different selection will be made. We will call you when your order is ready for curbside pickup. 613.445.5331
mylibrary@russellbiblio.com

VALENTINE’S DAY – MOTHER’S DAY – FATHER’S DAY – CHRISTMAS – EASTER – HALLOWEEN – SPRING – SUMMER – AUTUMN – WINTER – FAIRY TALES – SPACE EXPLORERS – CANADA – BEARS – EMOTIONS – DINOSAURS – LIFE ON THE FARM – ANIMALS – TRANSPORTATION – LIFE IN THE OCEAN – BUGS, BUGS, BUGS – SURPRISE –

Kids and Teens Programs – Winter 2021

Heure du conte et bricolages avec Emily sur notre chaîne YouTube

ONLINE ACTIVITY / FRENCH ACTIVITY

Tuesdays 10:30 AM (Unlisted YouTube videos)
February 9th to May 4th

Join us for a French virtual story time with Emily every Tuesday at 10:30 AM! Want to be added to the list? Email us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us 613.445.5331. We will then send you the links for the unlisted videos on our YouTube channel.


Virtual Storytime & Crafts with Kristina

ONLINE ACTIVITY

Wednesdays 10:30 AM on Zoom
February 10th to May 5th

Get ready for stories, crafts, and laughs with Kristina every Wednesday at 10:30 AM by Zoom invitation. To register and receive the weekly Zoom invitation, email us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us 613.445.5331.


Sarah’s Shelf: A Virtual Toddler Read-Aloud from Home

ONLINE ACTIVITY

Fridays 10:00 AM on our private Facebook group
February 12th to May 7th

Sarah’s Shelf has migrated to a private Facebook group. Request to join it through our public Facebook page or email us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com to get an invitation.

New videos posted every Friday at 10 AM. Join us for virtual story time!


Virtual Junior Book Club

ONLINE ACTIVITY

First Thursday of the month 4:00 PM on Zoom.
November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, & May 6

Grades 3-5
Free. New members welcome!
By Zoom invitation. To register and receive the monthly Zoom invitation, emails us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us at 613.445.5331.

harry potter and the philosopher's stone
FEBRUARY 4
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
MARCH 4
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
liesl and po
APRIL 1
Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

Virtual Youth Book Club

ONLINE ACTIVITY

First Thursday of the month 5:00 PM on Zoom.
November 5, December 3, January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1, & May 6

Grades 6-8
Free. New members welcome!
By Zoom invitation. To register and receive the monthly Zoom invitation, emails us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us at 613.445.5331.

holes
FEBRUARY 4
Holes by Louis Sachar
tuck everlasting
MARCH 4
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
as brave as you
APRIL 1
As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds

Kids and Teens Events – Winter 2021

Virtual Storytime & Crafts with Kristina
**Valentine’s Day Special**

ONLINE ACTIVITY

Wednesday, February 10th 10:30 AM on Zoom

Join Kristina for a special Valentine’s Day virtual storytime! Get ready to listen to Valentine’s Day stories and create a special craft. Don’t forget to wear pink and red to celebrate! To register and receive the Zoom invitation, email us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us 613.445.5331.

Kids and Teens Events – March Break

March Break on Beanstack

ONLINE ACTIVITY

April 12-16

The Township of Russell Public Library challenges you to read a minimum of 10 hours during the March Break! To receive additional badges, attend our virtual visits scheduled the week of March 15th-19th. On your mark, get set, read! Go to https://russellbiblio.beanstack.org/reader365 to register for this challenge.


Book Bingo for Kids

GRAB & GO AT THE LIBRARY

April 12-16

Follow the reading prompts to complete each challenge.
Each bingo is a chance to win the final prize!
Book Bingo cards are available for pickup at both our branches and are also available to download by clicking the link: https://russellbiblio.com/book-bingo/
russellbiblio.com
613.445.5331 / 613.443.3636


Hidden Worlds: Under the Microscope (Presented by the Canada Science and Technology Museum)

ONLINE ACTIVITY

Wednesday, April 14th 2:00 PM on Zoom

For children of all ages. Bilingual show. Free.

To register and receive the Zoom invitation, email us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us 613.445.5331.


The Zoo Crew Virtual Visit

ONLINE ACTIVITY

Friday, April 16th 2:15 PM on Zoom

For children of all ages. Bilingual show. Free.

To register and receive the Zoom invitation, email us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us 613.445.5331.

Adult and Young Adult Events – Winter 2021

One eRead Canada

ONLINE ACTIVITY

January 1st-January 31st

Mark your calendar for January 1, 2021 to be part of a cross country reading experience! Download the eBook or eAudiobook of Kim Thúy’s celebrated novel, Vi, in English or French, from our OverDrive collection through the whole month of January with no waitlists and no holds. Share in the discussions about the book on the One eRead Canada Facebook group and join live virtual conversations with the author on January 19 in English and January 20 in French. https://www.facebook.com/groups/OneEreadCanada 

This initiative is brought to you by public libraries across the country. #1eReadLivrelCanada #1eReadCanada
OverDrive: https://odmc.overdrive.com/

Photo by Jean-François Brière

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Microbrasserie Cassel Brewery Virtual Tour

ONLINE ACTIVITY

February 9th – 7:00 PM on Zoom
(CANCELLED)

Come along for this short tour of the brewery and don’t be shy to ask questions. Although you may not be able to try any samples, there will be a discount code to use on their online store 24 hours after the event.


Virtual Adult Book Club

ONLINE ACTIVITY

First Tuesday of the month 7:00 PM on Zoom.

Free. New members welcome!
By Zoom invitation. To register and receive the monthly Zoom invitation, emails us at mylibrary@russellbiblio.com or call us at 613.445.5331.

Click here to view the Book Club page for more info.


You can also register by phone, by e-mail or by visiting your local branch.