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KIDS AND TEENS PROGRAMS

Storytime and Crafts with Kristina
Russell Branch

Children aged 3 to 4.
Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 AM
February 5 – April 29 (13 weeks)
Cost: $25. Places are limited. Registration required.

Babies and BooksBabies and books
Russell Branch

Songs, rhymes, finger plays and other book-related activities.
Children 0 to 18 months old and their parent or caregiver.
Thursdays 10 to 10:30 AM
January 16 – April 30

No cost. Drop-in program.

Toddler Time
Russell Branch

Stories, songs and games.
Children 18 to 36 months old and their parent or caregiver.
Fridays 10 to 10:30 AM
February 7 to April 24
No cost. Drop-in program.

Gentle Parenting Circleparenting circle
Russell Branch

Everyone welcome. Kid friendly.
Every last Monday of the month
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Are you looking for your community of like minded parents? This is a group to discuss all things gentle sleep and postpartum time (even years into it!).
With Julia Nichol of Intuition Parenting Support Services.
Free. Drop-in. 

Storytime in Pyjamasheure du conte en pyjama
“It’s Spring!”
Russell Branch

Children 5-8 years old.
Friday, April 17  6:30 PM
Spring stories, crafts and special treats.
Costs: $7.  Places are limited. Registration required.

Chews Wiselychews wisely
Russell Branch

Educational program presented by the
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Saturday, February 8   10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
For families with kids 3 to 10 years old.
Through fun activities and experiments, learn about healthy eating habits and the importance of physical activity.
No cost. Registration required. 

March Break Fun at the Library
Russell Branch

Activities are free. 

LEGO Challenge
Monday to Thursday, 
March 16-19 – 1 to 2 PM
Children 4 and up.
Build a new challenge every day. Come show us your master builder talents. Drop-in.

Tweens Learn to Knit
Monday to Thursday,
March 16 to 19 – 3 to 4 PM
Tweens 8 to 14 years old.
Learn the basics of knitting and get practice by knitting your own project. Materials provided. Registration required. Places are limited.

Dungeons and Dragons
Thursday, March 19 – 1 PM
Children 10 and up.
Tommy will be your game master through an epic adventure. No experience needed. Registration required.

The Zoo Crew Show
Russell Branch

For children of all ages. Bilingual show.
Friday, March 20 – 2 PM
Tickets: $3 per child. Free for children under one year old. Places are limited. 

Junior Book Club
Russell Branch

Children grades 3 to 5.
First Thursday of the month
4 – 4:45 PM
January 9, February 6, March 5,
April 2, May 7
No cost. Registration required.
Check the KID ZONE for the list of books the club is reading »

Youth Book Clubyouth book club
Russell Branch

Children grades 6 to 8.
First Tuesday of the month
4 – 4:45 PM
January 7, February 4, March 3,
April 7, May 5
No cost. Registration required.
Check the KID ZONE for the list of books the club is reading »

Build Robots with Tinkerbots Kits
Russell Branch

Children 7 years old +.
Saturdays  11 AM to 4 PM
January 11 to May 30
Reserve a Tinkerbots kit and have fun building different robots.
Children 7 to 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
No cost.

Minecraft Clubsminecraft
Russell Branch

Children 7 years old +.
Club 1: Last Tuesday of the month 4 to 5 PM
Club 2: Last Wednesday of the month 4 to 5 PM
Tablets provided. No cost.
Places are limited. Registration required. 

ADULT AND YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS

Meet local author
MIKE MARTIN
Russell Branch

Thursday, April 23 – 7 PM
If you enjoy good murder mysteries and thrillers, you will love Mike Martin’s books. Come hear about the inspiration behind Sgt. Windflower’s character and adventures.
Cost: $5. Registration required.

Canadian Ski Marathon
Russell Branch

Wednesday, January 15 – 7 PM
Russell resident Karen Lines participates in the Canadian Ski Marathon yearly, and wants to share her enthusiasm. Learn why the ski marathon weekend is her favourite weekend of the year and learn all you need to know to participate yourself.
No cost. Registration required.

Reiki workshop with Reiki Master Kathy Glover Scott
Russell Branch

Wednesday, March 25 –  7 PM
Learn how Reiki works with energy to improve your physical, emotional and spiritual
well-being. Cost: $5. Registration required.

MEGA USED-BOOK SALE
Fundraising Event

May 9 – 14
Town Hall (717 Notre-Dame EMBRUN)
May 9-10    9 AM to 4 PM
May 11-14    9 AM to 8 PM

More info » 

Adult Book Club
Russell Branch

First Tuesday of the month 8 PM
No cost. New members welcome.
Check the Book Clubs page for more info »

BOARD GAME NIGHTboard game night
Russell Branch

Every Monday   6 to 8 PM
Let your inner geek out! Come meet and play with others who love board games or simply play with friends or family from the available games at the Library.
You can also bring your own games!
For adults, teens and families.

Write It Now – Writing Group
Russell Branch

Thursdays  10 AM
Starting January 16

No cost. New members welcome.

3D Printing – Makerbot
Workshops
Russell Branch

By appointment
Learn how to use the MakerBot 3D Printer.
Participants will receive a certificate to be able to use the Library’s equipment.
Cost: $5.
Contact us for an appointment »

Electronic cutting tool
Workshops
Russell Branch

By appointment
Learn how to use the Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting tool.
Participants will receive a certificate to be able to use the Library’s equipment.
Cost: $8.
Contact us for an appointment »

The Knitting Club
Russell Branch

Tuesdays   6:30 to 8 PM
Knitters meet, chat and knit!
JOIN US!

Members of the Club are available if you would like to learn to knit or need advice on a knitting project. 

Art @ the Library
Russell Branch

Lise Périard, paintings and mosaics
Exhibit: November- December

Joanne Lemieux, mixed media
Exhibit: January – February

Discover your local artists @ the library.