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Summer 2021 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

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Kids and Teens Programs – Summer 2021


Hidden Worlds: Under the Microscope
Online Activity
Tuesday, June 29 – 2:00 PM on Zoom

Presented by the Canada Science and Technology Museum. For children of all ages. Bilingual show. Free.



Registration begins June 15th!

Summer Reading Challenges for all ages including weekly prizes and grand prizes.

For more details on how to register, visit our Summer Reading Challenges page.


Storytime in the Park & Family Activities (English storytime)
In-person activity
Tuesdays 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Storytime at 10:00 AM (July 6th to August 17th)

Play games with the Embrun Family Centre and listen to fascinating stories. Activity for the whole family. Locations change each week. The parks are in Russell. Registration is required to follow COVID-19 guidelines. Please call 613-443-1614 or email maisonembrun@bellnet.ca to register in advance as space is limited.
July 6 – Keith M. Boyd Park
July 13 – Russell Centennial Pool Park
July 20 – Keith M. Boyd Park
July 27 – Russell Centennial Pool Park
August 10 – Stiver Park
August 17 – Stiver Park


Storytime in the Park & Family Activities (French storytime)
In-person activity
Wednesdays 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Storytime at 10:00 AM (July 7th to August 18th)

Play games with the Embrun Family Centre and listen to fascinating stories. Activity for the whole family. Locations change each week. The parks are in Embrun. Registration is required to follow COVID-19 guidelines. Please call 613-443-1614 or email maisonembrun@bellnet.ca to register in advance as space is limited.
July 7 – Yahoo Park

July 14 – Melanie Park
July 21 – Yahoo Park
July 28 – Melanie Park
August 11 – Bourdeau Park
August 18 – Pico Park


StoryWalks
from July 5 to August 21

This summer, enjoy reading a story outside as you stroll along from one page to the next! We have two locations with bilingual stories:
-Located along the fence leading up to La Croisée/ the Embrun Branch (1215 St-Augustin, Embrun). This story has been provided by the TD Summer Reading Club.
-Throughout the Reading Garden at the Russell Branch (1053 Concession, Russell).
Thank you to the South Nation Conservation Authority for their financial support through the Community Environmental Outreach Grant.

Let us know your thoughts about the Story Walks by filling a paper ballot found next to the book return box in Embrun and at the front desk in Russell for your chance to win a $5 Dairy Queen gift card.


Summer Pen Pal Program
Until August 21

This summer, our Library has been paired with the Jolys Public Library in St-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba. Register to be paired with a child similar in age at the Jolys Public 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. We will run the pen pal program for the duration of the Summer Reading Challenges (until August 21st). 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 Thursday at 1:00 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!


Friendship Bracelets (FULL)
Online Activity – Take & Make Kit
Thursday, July 8 – 2:00 PM on Zoom

Join us as we show you how to make a simple friendship bracelet. Register in advance & pick up your kit at the Library. Ages 6+ with the help of an adult. Free. Bilingual. Register between June 15th–July 2nd.


Wormy Worm with South Nation Conservation Group
Online Activity – Special Guest
Wednesday, July 14 – 2:00 PM on Zoom

Learn all about composting, worms and bacteria, and their importance to ecosystem cleanliness and health. This teaches composting and vermi-composting practices by demonstrating how microbiota and worms work to break down your garbage, which produces less waste and healthier soil. Learn how to make your own compost and what you can and can’t put in it. Bilingual. All ages. Free. Register between June 15th–July 2nd.


DIY Grass Heads (FULL)
Online Activity – Take & Make Kit
Thursday, July 15 – 2:00 PM on Zoom

Join us as we make a grass head together! Register in advance & pick up your kit at the Library. Ages 4+ with the help of an adult. Free. Bilingual. Register between June 15th–July 2nd.


Little Ray’s Reptiles
Online Activity – Special Guest
Monday, July 19 – 1:00 PM on Zoom

Let’s meet some reptiles in this Zoom meeting. Bilingual. All ages. Free. Register between June 15th–July 2nd.


Animal Bingo
Online Activity – Take & Make Kit
Thursday, July 22 – 2:00 PM on Zoom

It’s Bingo time! Play for your chance to win small prizes! Register in advance & pick up your kit at the Library. Ages 4+ with the help of an adult. Free. Bilingual. Register between June 15th–July 2nd.


Harry Potter Trivia (in English)
Online Activity – Take & Make Kit
Thursday, July 29 – 2:00 PM on Zoom

Are you a Harry Potter expert? Test your knowledge in this Kahoot! Harry Potter Trivia. Wear your house colours! Register in advance & pick up your kit at the Library. Ages 6+ with the help of an adult. Free. In English. Register between June 15th–July 2nd.


Music with Kacper
Online Activity – Take & Make Kit
Thursday, August 5 – 2:00 PM on Zoom

Kacper is a local musician in Russell. He will demonstrate some musical fundamentals in this interactive Zoom activity. Register in advance & pick up your kit at the Library. Ages 4+ with the help of an adult. Free. Bilingual. Register between July 12th–July 30th.


DIY Pizza Kits with Académie du Gourmet
Online Activity – Take & Make Kit
Wednesday, August 11 – 11:00 AM on Zoom

Maryse from Académie du Gourmet will walk you through how to make your very own pizza and Caesar salad dressing. Bon appétit! Cost: $25 (Académie du Gourmet will donate a portion of the sales to the Library to buy and add Kids Cookbooks to our collection).
Register in advance to reserve your spot. Ages 5+ with the help of an adult. Bilingual. Register between July 12th–July 30th. Payment and pick up at Académie du Gourmet (993 Notre Dame St., Embrun) on August 10th & 11th.


Cooking Activity
Online Activity – Take & Make Kit
Thursday, August 12 – 2:00 PM on Zoom

Join us as we make a yummy snack and learn about kitchen safety. Register in advance & pick up your kit at the Library. Ages 4+ with the help of an adult. Free. Bilingual. Register between July 12th–July 30th.


Having Fun with Science!
Online Activity – Special Guest
Wednesday, August 18 – 2:00 PM on Zoom

Join the Engineering Outreach Team from the University of Ottawa to discover cool demonstrations and scientific experiments! During this virtual workshop, families will be amazed with chemical reactions, fantastic forces and physics tricks! All ages. Free. Bilingual. Register between July 12th–July 30th.


Cotton Ball Launcher
Online Activity – Take & Make Kit
Thursday, August 19 – 2:00 PM on Zoom

Create your own cotton ball launcher and put it to the test. Register in advance & pick up your kit at the Library. Ages 4+ with the help of an adult. Free. Bilingual. Register between July 12th–July 30th.


Adult and Young Adult Programming – Summer 2021

Virtual Adult Book Club
Online Activity
First Tuesday of the month – 7:00 PM on Zoom

Free. New members welcome! By Zoom invitation.
Click here to view the Book Club page for more info.


20s & 30s Book Club
Online Activity
Last Tuesday of the month – 7:00 PM on Zoom

The 20s & 30s Book Club invites adults in (you guessed it) their 20s and 30s to talk about books with other like-minded readers in a relaxed atmosphere.
Click here to view the Book Club page for more info.


Club de lecture pour adultes en mode virtuel (in French)
Online Activity
Last Saturday of the month – 1:00 PM on Zoom

French book club. Free. New members welcome! By Zoom invitation.
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.