Library Programs

Library Programs

Are you looking to connect with others? Or maybe learn something new? Our virtual and in-person programs are a perfect way to do either or both! Most programs are online, so get comfortable and join us from home. Our virtual programs are a combination of pre-recorded and live programs (using Facebook, Zoom, Teams, or Roll20). Space may be limited for our live programs so make sure to register early to save your spot!

Registration

As we ease into in-person programming, we ask for your patience and that guidelines—such as pre-registration—are respected. To register for in-person programs, please contact the leading branch. To register for our virtual programs, please email programs@sdglibrary.ca before noon the day of the program. A confirmation email will be sent to you after registering. If you have not received an email confirmation within two business days of registering, please send a follow-up email or contact your local branch. And make sure to check your spam folder just in case the email ended up there instead of your inbox.

September Programs


Pokemon Scavenger Hunt

Pokémon Trainer Scavenger Hunt
In person at the Williamsburg Branch
Begins September 1

LSA Jennifer has lost her Pokémon! Come on down to the Williamsburg Branch to hunt for the missing Pokémon, answer quiz questions and be entered into draws! We'll also be screening some Pokémon family favourite movies on the following dates: October 5, November 22 and December 28. This program will run until the end of December!

Ages 5-12 


After School Club

After School Club
In-person at the Morrisburg Branch
Wednesdays beginning September 7, 4:00pm

The Morrisburg Branch is proud to introduce our After School Club! Stop by the branch on Wednesdays and explore all that the Library has to offer. We'll have our Nintendo Switch ready to play, board games, books (of course!) and introduce you to our MakerLab kits.

Ages 12+


Ancestry Club

Ancestry Club
In Person at the Morrisburg Branch
Fridays September 9 & 23, October 7 & 21, November 11 & 25, December 9 & 23 2:00pm

Whether you're new to genealogy or a seasoned pro, join us to learn tips, exchange information, share successes, and leave with new ideas and recommendations to break down those brick walls. Beginners to experts are welcome.

Adults 


Science Literacy Week

Celebrating Science Literacy Week: M is for Mathematics
YouTube
Monday, September 19- Sunday, September 25

Science Literacy Week showcases the many ways kids and families can explore and enjoy the diversity of Canadian science. Check out SDG Library's YouTube Channel each day during the week for fun Math Maker Projects you can do at home!

Ages 5-12 


Create your own bookmarkCreate Your Own Bookmark/Créez votre propre unique signet!
In person at the Crysler Branch
Saturday, September 17, 10:30am

In celebration of Maker Month, decorate a premade bookmark or create one from scratch. Afin de célébrer le mois des créateurs, décorez un signet déjà créé ou créez-en un de toutes pièces.

All Ages 


Monday Morning StorytimeMonday Morning Storytimes
In-person at the Winchester Branch
Mondays September 19, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, November 7 &14 10:00am

Join us every Monday morning at the Winchester Branch for a preschool storytime and craft. Children, along with their caregivers, can spend time in our children's section enjoying some social playtime, activities and books. Each week will showcase a new, exciting theme!

Ages 1-4 


Deborah Dunveavy Author Visit

Author Visit- Deborah Dunleavy
Adults In-person at the Iroquois Branch
Tuesday, September 20, 2:30pm

Deborah will be presenting her new book Unsayable Absence. June 30, 2022 marked the 92nd anniversary of the disastrous explosion of the John B. King Drill Boat, an event at the centre of the novel. Come join us to learn more about this new novel from a local author.


Fall Storytime

Fall Storytime Series
In-person at the South Mountain Branch
Wednesdays September 21, October 19 & November 16, 10:30am

Preschool aged children and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, crafts and much more. A different theme will be explored each month, starting with "Appily Ever After" in September.

Ages 1-4


Book Lovers Open House

Book Lover's Open House
In-person at the Lancaster Branch
Thursday, September 22, 3:00pm

We're inviting you to come on down to the Lancaster Branch to learn all about library services! We'll have book recommendations, information about our book club kits and we'll be helping you manage reading lists, holds and more. There will be door prizes and refreshments!

All ages


StoryWalkStoryWalk®
In-person at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Friday, September 23- Sunday, September 25

Join us at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary for a StoryWalk®! Enjoy the love of reading outdoors with your little. The StoryWalk® will be up from Friday at 4pm until Sunday at 4pm. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. This event is brought to you in partnership with The Friends of the Sanctuary.

All ages 


Saturday Morning Kids Club

Saturday Morning Kids Club
In-person at the Morrisburg Branch
Saturdays September 24, October 22 and November 19 10:30am

Join us for stories and crafts! We'll be celebrating "PhiloSLOTHical Saturday" in September, finding the "Only Monsters in the Library" in October and learning that "Reindeers are Better Than People" in November.

Ages 5-12


Who's your great great grandaddy?

Who's Your Great-Great Grandaddy?
Adults In-person at the Alexandria Branch
Thursday, September 29, 6:00pm

When Ian McKelvie's father passed in 2007, he left stacks of genealogical paperwork and a mystery that Ian thought would never be solved.t. Ian will present how he combined traditional genealogical research with his DNA test results to discover the identity of his great-great grandfather and solve this 150 year-old mystery. Registration is required, please contact the Alexandria Branch: alexandrialib@sdglibrary.ca.