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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
February 6 – May 1 (13 weeks)
Cost: $25. Places are limited. Registration required.

Babies and books

Babies 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
January 17 – May 2

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 1 to May 3
No cost. Drop-in program.

Storytime in Pyjamas
“It’s Spring!”
Russell Branch

Children 5-7 years old.
Friday, April 12  6:30 PM
Spring stories, crafts and special treats.
Costs: $7.  Places are limited. Registration required.

mixed media

Mixed Media Art Workshop
With The Art Cart (mobile) Arts Studio
Russell Branch

Children 6 years old +
Saturday, February 2  2 to 3:30 PM  FULL!
Participants will learn various materials and techniques to create a unique piece of art.
Costs: $5.  Places are limited. Registration required.

TEEN WRITING CONTEST
Poems and short storiesteen writing contest
Both branches

For teens in grade 7 to 12.
Entries accepted from March 1 to April 15.
Contest guidelines »
Contest entry form »
A chance to win $100!
Prizes donated by the Friends of the Library.

TEEN WRITERS NIGHT / SOIRÉE DES ÉCRIVAINS
Russell Branch

Thursday, May 2   6:30 PM  – Bilingual event.
No cost.
Contest winners will read their work and receive their prizes.
Pizza and beverages will be served.
Everyone welcome!

Junior Book Club
Russell Branch

Children grades 3 to 5.
First Thursday of the month
4 – 4:45 PM
January 7 (*2nd Monday), February 7, March 7,
April 4, May 2
No cost. Places are limited.
Check the KID ZONE for the list of books the club is reading »

Youth Book Club
Russell Branch

Children grades 6 to 8.
First Tuesday of the month
4 – 4:45 PM
January 8 (2nd Tuesday), February 5, March 5,
April 2, May 7
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 years old +.
2nd Thursday of the month  3:45 to 4:45 PM
(February 14, March 21 (3rd Thursday), April 11)
Equipment provided. No cost.
Places are limited. Registration required.

Minecraft Club
Russell Branch

Children 7 years old +.
3rd Wednesday of the month 4 to 5 PM
(Jan 16, Feb 20, March 20, April 17, May 15)
Tablets provided. No cost:
Places are limited. Registration required. 

Build Robots with TinkerbotsHave fun with Tinkerbots
Russell Branch

Children 8 years old +
2nd Saturday of the month  2 to 3 PM
(February 9, March 9, April 13, May 11)
Reserve a Tinkerbots kit and have fun building different robots.
Children 8 to 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

March Break Fun at the Librarymarch break fun
Russell Branch

All activities are free. Registration is required.

Monday, March 11 – 2 PM
LEGO Challenges
Children 5 to 12 years old.

Tuesday, March 12 – 2 PM
Craft: Winter Birds
Children 4 to 8 years old.

Wednesday, March 13 – 2 PM
Let’s Talk Science: the tree of life.
Children 4 to 8 years old.

Thursday, March 14 – 2 PM
Dungeons and Dragons
Children 10 and +

Parrot Showparrot show
Russell Branch

For children of all ages. Bilingual show.
Friday, March 15  10:30 AM
Cost: $3 per child. Free for children under one year old.
Places are limited. 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 »

vicki delany

Meet local crime author
VICKI DELANY
Russell Branch

Wednesday, April 24  7 PM
Cost: $5. Registration recommended.
Event sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts.

watercolor

Adult Watercolor Workshop
Russell Branch

Thursday, January 31  6 to 8 PM   FULL
Thursday, February 7 – 6 to 8 PM  FULL
Participants will learn the basics of getting started with watercolor painting. This workshop requires no previous experience and all are welcome.
Cost: $5. Registration required.

Infant and Toddler Sleep   
Russell Branch

Wednesday, February 6  7 PM
With sleep educator Julia Nichol.
Learn some truths surrounding why sleep is the way it is and learn some truly gentle approaches to nudging sleep in the right direction.
Cost: $5. Registration required.

Planning your Postpartumpostpartum
Russell Branch

Wednesday, March 6  7 PM
With postpartum doula Julia Nichol.
Join us and learn some tricks to set yourself up for a wonderful postpartum. You are also welcome to join if newly into your postpartum, it’s never too late.
Cost: $5. Registration required.

The History of the Irish Languageirish language
Russell Branch

Saturday, March 23  2 PM
With archaeological conservator Danny Doyle.
Explore the fate of Irish Gaelic immigrants in Canada through the Irish language. Discover the poetry, songs and stories published by Irish speakers in Canada. With a special exhibit from the Keith M. Boyd Museum.
Free. Registration recommended.

Being an Executor: what you need to knowbeing an advisor
Russell Branch

Wednesday, March 27  7 PM
With investment advisor Kaitlin Bock.
Join us as we go through the steps involved in settling an estate and some of the duties that an executor will manage.
Cost: $5. Registration required.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Partymad hatter tea party
Russell Branch

Saturday, May 4  2 PM
Fundraiser organized by the Friends of the Library.
Come show off your “mad hat”, drink some tea and eat some snacks.
The best hat will win a prize!
Cost: $6 for adults and $3 for children.

board game night

BOARD GAME NIGHT
Russell Branch

Every Monday   6 to 8 PM
For adults, teens and families.
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!

Write It Now – Writing Group
Russell Branch

Thursdays  10 AM
Starting January 10

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. 

world book day

WORLD BOOK DAY

April 23rd – all day
World Book Day this year means free books!
Yes, that’s right.
If you walk by the Russell Branch Library or the Embrun Town Hall on April 23rd, a friendly book-lover will let you choose a free book to take home with you.

Art @ the Library
Russell Branch

CLAUDE TOMARO, photographer
Exhibit: January-February

Discover your local artists @ the library.

MEGA USED-BOOK SALE
Fundraising Event

May 11 – 16
Town Hall (717 Notre-Dame EMBRUN)
May 11-12    9 AM to 4 PM
May 13-16    9 AM to 8 PM

More info »