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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
September 18 – December 11 (13 weeks)
Cost: $25. Places are limited.
Registration required.

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
September 19 to December 12

No cost. Drop-in program.

Toddler Time with Sarahtoddler time
Russell Branch

Stories, songs and games.
Children 18 to 36 months old and their parent or caregiver.
Fridays 10 to 10:30 AM
September 20 to December 13
No cost. Drop-in program.

Learn Infant Massageinfant massage
Russell Branch

Babies 0 to 12 months old.
Saturdays 10:30 AM – 12 PM
September 28 to October 26
Infant massage promotes nurturing touch and communication so that parents, caregivers, and children are loved, valued and respected.
5 week program with Tess Laude, Indigenous full-spectrum doula
Free. Registration required.

Gentle Parenting Circleparenting circle
Russell Branch

Everyone welcome. Kid friendly.
Every last Monday of the month
10:30 AM – 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 Pyjamas  *ACTIVITY IS FULL
Halloween editionstorytime pyjamas
Russell Branch

Children 5-8 years old.
Friday, October 25  6:30 PM
Halloween stories, crafts and special treats.
Dress as your favorite character.
Costs: $7.  Places are limited. Registration required.

Storytime in Pyjamas
Holiday Edition
Russell Branch

Children 5-8 years old.
Friday, December 13  6:30 PM
Holiday stories, crafts and special treats.
Costs: $7.  Places are limited. Registration required.

Junior Book ClubBook Clubs
Russell Branch

Children Grades 3 to 5.
First Thursday of the month
4 – 4:45 PM
October 3, November 7, December 5
No cost. New members welcome!
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 1, November 5, December 3
No cost. New members welcome!
Check the KID ZONE for the list of books the club is reading »

Build robots with TinkerbotsLEGO Tinkerbots
Russell Branch

Children 7 years old and up.
Saturdays  11 AM to 4 PM
September 21 to December 14
Reserve one of three Tinkerbots kits and have fun creating different robots.
Reservation possible up to a week in advance for a 2 hour period of your choice.
Children 7 to 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Free.

Minecraft Club   *PROGRAM IS FULLminecraft
Russell Branch

Children 7 years old +.
3rd Tuesday of the month 4 to 5 PM
(September 17, October 15, November 19)
Tablets provided. No cost.
Places are limited. Registration required. 

Brixology Club (CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION)brixology
Russell Branch

Children 7 years old +.
Saturdays 2 to 3 PM
September 28 to November 2
Step into the shoes of an engineer! Using LEGO® bricks, build a different engineering-themed project in each class.
Animated by Mad Science.
Cost: $65 per child (6 weeks) / Bilingual program.
Places are limited. Registration required. 

Make your own buttons and magnets
Russell Branch

Teens 12 to 18 years old.
Wednesday, November 20   6:30 PM

Find cool designs to transform into buttons and/or magnets or use your creative talents to draw your own designs.
Cost: $5 Registration required. 

 

ADULT AND YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS

How to Enjoy the Night Skyastronomy
Astronomy, sky charts and live star gazing
Russell Branch

Wednesday, October 16   7 PM
William Myles from Ottawa Valley Astronomy and Observers Group will show you how to read a sky chart and identify the fall constellations.
Then we step outside to look at the stars through William’s telescope!
Back up date of October 17th in case of bad weather.
Cost: $5 Registration required.

Meet local author Caroline Pignatcaroline
Russell Branch

Thursday, October 24   7 PM
Join us as two-time Governor General Award winning author Caroline Pignat shares stories about her creative life and talks about her upcoming books.
Tickets: $5
Event sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Our Shared Vision
Russell Branch

Thursday, November 14   6-8 PM
Free community event for all.

Exhibit of Photo Contest finalists’ photographs.
Unveiling of Library’s new strategic plan.
Your ideas on our giant collective vision board.
Enjoy some local food.

Limited number of guests.  RSVP by November 9th.

adopt a book

Adopt-a-book
Fundraising Event
Russell and Embrun Branch

October 12 to November 16
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.

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 with 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
Starting September 12
No cost. New members welcome.

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

Jocelyne Fiset
Exhibit: September – October

Discover your local artists @ the library.