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KIDS AND TEENS PROGRAMS

Storytime and Crafts with Kristina Russell Branch

Storytime and Crafts with Kristina
Russell Branch

Children aged 3 to 4.
Wednesdays 10:30 to 11:30 AM
September 12 – December 5 (13 weeks)
Cost: $25. Places are limited.

Babies and BooksBabies and books
Russell Branch

Songs, rhymes, fingerplays and other book-related activities.
Children 0 to 18 months old and their parent or caregiver.
Thursdays 10 to 10:30 AM
October 4 to December 6

No cost. Drop-in program.

toddler time

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
October 12 and 26,
November 9 and 23,
December 7 (5 sessions)
No cost. Drop-in program.

frank edwards

Meet Children’s author
FRANK EDWARDS
Russell Branch

Children 3-7 years old.
Saturday, October 27 10:30 AM
A family brunch will be served starting at 10 AM.
Cost: $3. Registration recommended.

Event sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts. 

 

 

storytime pyjamas

Storytime in Pyjamas
Halloween Edition 
Russell Branch

Children 5-7 years old.
Friday, October 26  6:30 PM
Halloween stories, crafts and special treats.
Costs: $7.  Places are limited.

Storytime in Pyjamas
Holiday Edition
Russell Branch

Children 5-7 years old.
Friday, December 14  6:30 PM
Spring stories, crafts and special treats.
Costs: $7.  Places are limited.

Junior Book ClubBook Clubs
Russell Branch

Children Grades 3 to 5.
First Thursday of the month
4 – 4:45 PM
October 4, November 1, December 6

No cost. Places are limited.
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
October 2, November 6, December 4

No cost. Places are limited.
Check the KID ZONE for the list of books the club is reading »

LEGO Tinkerbots Club
Russell Branch

Children 7 to 9 years old.
1st Wednesday of the month  3:45 to 4:45 PM
(October 3, November 7, December 5)
Equipment provided. No cost.
Places are limited. Registration required.

Have Fun with TinkerbotsHave fun with Tinkerbots
Russell Branch

Children 10 years old and up.
1st Saturday of the month  2 to 3 PM
(October 6, November 3, December 1)
Reserve a Tinkerbots kit and have fun
creating different robots.

Minecraft Clubminecraft
Russell Branch

Children 7 years old +.
3rd Tuesday of the month 4 to 5 PM
(September 18, October 16, November 20)
Tablets provided. No cost.
Places are limited. Registration required. 

DIY Lip Balm and Bath Bomb Workshopdiy lip balm and bath bomb
Russell Branch

Teens 12 to 18 years old.
Wednesday, November 28   6:30 to 7:30 PM
Cost: $5
Bilingual workshop presented by Wendy Morris.
Registration required. 

ADULT AND YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS

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 »

Meet local crime novelistauthor Michael McCann
Michael McCann
Russell Branch

Thursday, September 27  7 PM
Cost: $5.
Registration recommended.

ESSENTIAL OILS 101
Workshop offered by Danielle & Sean Calderessential oils
Russell Branch

Wednesday, October 17    7 PM
Learn how to identify and use quality oils to create a healthier lifestyle and home.
Cost: $5.

MANAGING YOUR STRESS NATURALLYmanage stress naturally
with naturopathic doctor Ashley Kowalski
Russell Branch

Thursday, November 8   7 PM
Dr. Kowalski will discuss the various physical, mental and emotional symptoms of stress and its effects on the body. Learn how to manage your stress naturally.
Cost: $5.

HOLIDAY TALES, TUNES & TREATSottawa storytellers
with storytellers Kathie Kompass and Mary Wiggin and music by Louis Plourde
Russell Branch

Wednesday, November 21   7 PM
Organized in cooperation with the
Friends of the Russell Library.
Tickets: $10.  Tickets on sale at the Library.
Includes beverages and treats.

board game night

BOARD GAME NIGHT
Russell Branch

Every Monday   6 to 8 PM
Starting September 17th
Let your inner geek out!
Learn a new game every week with our host or simply play from the available games at the Library. You can also bring your own games!
For adults, teens and families.

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 »

WRITING GROUP
Russell Branch

Thursdays  10 AM

No cost. New members welcome.

Russell Writers Club
Russell Branch

Every second Tuesday of the month
starting July 10th – 
10 am to noon.
New members welcome.
Each month, one member submits up to 10 pages for review and critique.

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. 

adopt a book

Adopt-a-book
Fundraising Event
Russell and Embrun Branch

October 13 to November 17
Share the magic of reading with your community!
Visit your local branch and donate a book from the vast selection of new releases to choose from.
Each donation will give you the chance to win a $25 gift-certificate.

Art @ the Library
Russell Branch

Aleks Erdelyi
Exhibit: August – September

Sophie Ménard
Exhibit: October – December

Discover your local artists @ the library.