Week of Events
One of Canada’s best-known authors for children and teens. Gordon Korman finished his first book when he was 12 years old. He has written over 100 books, selling 30 million copies worldwide. In his presentation, Mr. Korman will speak about his early start as a writer, where he gets his ideas, his love of humour […]
One of Canada’s best-known authors for children and teens. Gordon Korman finished his first book when he was 12 years old. He has written over 100, with sales topping 30 million copies worldwide. In his presentation, Mr. Korman will speak about his early start as a writer, where he gets his ideas, his love of […]
Join us for a half hour of high-action rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and short stories designed to keep your toddler engaged and happy while building important pre-reading skills and learning that books are fun! Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Drop-in, no registration required.
Join us for interactive free-play and a short storytime at 2:30 p.m. in the Storyhouse. Come for the entire time or drop in for a bit—whatever works for you! Drop-in, no registration required. All children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver.
A program for 12–to 23-month-old babies on the move! Designed for wiggly, crawling, and walking little ones, this program is full of songs, bounces, action rhymes, and very short stories to build language skills. A parent or caregiver must accompany children. Drop-in, no registration required.
Babies have incredible brains and it’s never too early to start immersing your little one in language. A program for our youngest library lovers (0–12 months old), Babytime is full of songs, rhymes, and fingerplays that you can easily incorporate into your baby’s daily routine. Attending is also a great way to connect with other […]
Indigenous communities are on the frontlines of climate catastrophes worldwide and leading the movements to stop the expansion of the fossil fuel industry, the major culprits of these disasters. Brandi Morin risks her freedom to report on these protest movements and brings us the most critical stories of people pushing back against the economic status […]
Join us for a storytime full of books, rhymes felt stories, and puppets for 3–5-year-olds. Children with positive, fun experiences with language and books when they are young have an advantage when starting school. Research shows that five simple activities can help your child get ready to read, and we focus on all five in […]
During this one-hour program, children will play literacy games and practise their reading skills with teen volunteers. Kids must be school-aged and able to read some English independently to register for the program. Book Buddies runs from 4–5 p.m. on Fridays, November 17–December 8. Kids must be able to attend all four sessions.
A chance for families to hear stories, sing songs, and learn new fingerplays and rhymes. Whenever possible, librarians will let you know how to modify an activity for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. A parent or caregiver must accompany children. Drop-in, no registration required.
A program for children of all ages to build the literacy skills used in our other storytime programs—but in French! Children will enjoy French stories, songs and more. Venez vous amuser en français avec des histoires, des marionettes, et des chansons. Drop-in, no registration required.
Join local authors JJ Lee, Joanna Baxter, and Wiley Wei-Chiun Ho as they share excerpts from Better Next Year, an anthology of diverse, disastrous, and disarming Christmas stories. For this in-person holiday event: Doors open at 2:45 p.m. Registration is required Seating is general admission JJ Lee’s debut book, The Measure of a Man: The Story […]