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Reading Programs & Storytimes

Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:15 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Stories, songs, rhymes, and activities for children age 5 and under with their parents or caregivers. No registration required.


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Apr 14
Sat Apr 28
Sat May 12
Icon of the event  Family Book Club
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Annette Street

Calling all reading families! Join us each month to discuss great children's books. Conversation will be followed by a simple activity/craft. Copies of each month's book will be available at the branch. All are welcome. No re...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 27
Sat Feb 24
Sat Mar 24
Sat Apr 21
Icon of the event Stories Without Borders - Stories for Social Justice
Thu Mar 22, 2018 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Annette Street

Professional storyteller Jaimie Olivier will tell stories with the theme Stories for Social Justice. Jaimie is a Winnipeg-based children?s author, storyteller, and peace activist. He has performed in festivals around the wor...

Icon of the event Family Literacy Day Puppet Show!
Sat Jan 27, 2018 | 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Lillian H. Smith

The Lillian H. Smith puppeteers welcome you to a puppet show based on the retelling of an old folktale, NAIL SOUP. A traveler stopping at a lonely cottage pulls a rusty nail from his pocket and starts to make nail soup for a ...

Icon of the event Family Time
10:30 am - 11:00 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Stories, songs, and rhymes for young children and their parents/caregivers. No registration required. Drop in!...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Jan 20
Sat Jan 27
Sat Feb 03
Sat Feb 10
Sat Feb 17
Icon of the event Baby Time
11:00 am - 11:30 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Bouncing and tickling rhymes, songs and stories for babies from birth to 17 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot Jan. 2 - 13. Draw on Jan. 16.


Upcoming Dates:
Tue Jan 23
Tue Jan 30
Tue Feb 06
Tue Feb 13
Tue Feb 20
Icon of the event Family Storytelling Festival
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Lillian H. Smith

Join us for a weekend of afternoon stories for the whole family. Storytellers will share captivating stories from around the world, celebrating our diversity. This festival is funded by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigra...


Upcoming Dates:
Sat Feb 17
Sun Feb 18
Icon of the event Spring has Sprung
Mon Mar 12, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Location: Annette Street

Join us for Spring-themed stories, arts & crafts. All ages are welcome. Daycares, please call the branch to arrange a separate program.

Icon of the event P.A. Day: Winter Olympics Celebration
Fri Feb 16, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Annette Street

Join us for a warm, indoor celebration of the Winter Olympics this P.A. Day. Try paper plate skating, table-top curling and more! Suitable for ages 4 and up. No registration required. Daycares, please call the branch to arran...

Icon of the event Toddler Time
10:00 am - 10:45 am on recurring dates listed below
Location: Locke

A Ready for Reading program. Stories, songs and rhymes for children age 18 months to 30 months with their parents or caregivers. Register by ballot (in person or by telephone) Mar. 19-31. Draw after Apr. 3.


Upcoming Dates:
Wed Apr 11
Wed Apr 18
Wed Apr 25
Wed May 02
Wed May 09