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!  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

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.

Winter Programs 2023

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After School Club

After School Club
Morrisburg Branch 
Wednesday’s from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Enjoy fun activities every week! A drop -in Program for School Age Children

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

 


Spice ClubSpice Club!
Morrisburg Branch 
Starting in January

Spice up your life this winter and join the Spice Club! Once a month, our special packaged spice kits will be made available to participants featuring the “Spice of the Month,” along with recipes and information about the spice. In partnership with Cook’s Corners. Contact the Morrisburg Branch for dates and more information.

Registration is required.  Adults


Books and Beans

Books and Beans!
Williamsburg Branch 
Tuesdays, beginning January 10 at 6:00pm

Enjoy fun book discussions and a coffee or hot chocolate break. A social time for the community to come and chat all about books!

Adults


Winter Tinkers

Winter Tinkers 
MakerLab/Finch Branch
Thursdays, beginning January 12 to March

11:00am to 2:00pm 

Join us at the MakerLab for some tinkering time. Together we'll think outside the box, experiment, and play! Every week we will have a different theme or challenge, so be sure to put your thinking caps on. Drop-in. 

Ages 2+ 


Winchester MiniMakersWinchester MiniMakers
Winchester Branch
Every other Thursday from January 12 - March 23
4:00-5:00pm and 5:30-6:30pm

From crafts to snacks, to challenges and stories, MiniMakers has an activity for every child.

Ages 6+. Younger children welcome, if accompanied by an adult. 


Monday Morning StorytimeMonday Morning Storytime
Winchester Branch
Mondays, January 16, 23, 30, February 6,13, 27 (note -branches closed on Feb 20) from 10:00-11:00am

Join us Monday mornings in January and February 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.

Ages 1-4


Winter Storytime SeriesWinter Storytime Series
South Mountain Branch
Wednesday, January 18, February 15 and March 15 at 10:30am

Children and their caregivers are invited for stories, songs, crafts and much more. A different theme will be explored each month. 

Ages 1-4


Ride n Roll with ScienceRide ‘n’ Roll with Science!
Online via Teams
Wednesday, January 18 at 6:00pm

Welcome to the amusement park - where we’ll be bumping, spinning, zipping, and rolling! Discover the actions and reactions of bumper cars. Explore the forces at work when you spin. Create a zipline while investigating gravity. Design a roller coaster to meet a challenge. It’s all about the physics of riding ‘n’ rolling!

Space is limited please register at programs@sdglibrary.ca Also available to watch online at MakerLab/Finch, let staff know when registering.

Ages 4-12


Author Visit Mark Van DusenAuthor Visit- Mark Van Dusen
Winchester Branch
Thursday, January 19 at 6:00pm

Join author Mark Van Dusen for a book signing event for his new release How to Stitch a Chicken- a madcap adventure involving a husband and wife trying to restore a heritage farm, raise wild and tame animals and kids, and manage their natural environment against outside pressures.

Adults


Vision Boards

Bring your Dreams to Life: Vision Board
Lancaster Branch
Thursday, January 19 at 6:30pm

Are you looking to manifest your goals and dreams for the New Year? Come Join us for an inspiring night of vision board creation. By keeping your goals in sight, you can harness the power of visualization to make your dreams a reality. Supplies will be provided but if you have specific supplies that you would like to use, please bring them. Registration is required, please email lancasterlib@sdglibrary.ca or call the branch.

Adults


Ancestry ClubAncestry Club
Morrisburg & Ingleside Branches
Third Friday of the month: Virtual (Zoom) session at 1:00pm | In Branch Session at 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.

Registration is required.  Adults


Water Colour Winter Wreath

Water Colour Paint Day: Winter Wreath
Zoom
Saturday, January 21 at 1:30pm

Paint along with our Maker Expert as she guides you through creating a wreath using watercolours. This session will be online, and supplies will be provided. No experience is necessary, but space is limited. To register, please email: programs@sdglibrary.ca   

Adults


Author Visit Mark Van Dusen

Author Visit- Mark Van Dusen
Alexandria Branch 
Tuesday, January 24 at 6:00pm

Join author Mark Van Dusen for a book signing event for his new release How to Stitch a Chicken- a madcap adventure involving a husband and wife trying to restore a heritage farm, raise wild and tame animals and kids, and manage their natural environment against outside pressures.

Adults


Monster StorytimeCan My Monster Read?
Iroquois Branch 
Wednesday January 25 at 10:30am

Join us for some fun, stories, songs, and crafts.  In honor of Family Literacy Day, create your own monster and teach him how to read! A program for preschool children and their caregivers.

Ages 1-4 


Create it with Cricut Create it with Cricut! 
Chesterville Branch – Paper Lanterns  
Thursday, January 26 at 5:00pm 

The MakerLab is going mobile and bringing the Cricut to you! Join our Maker Expert, Josée and learn how to use this cool maker technology as you make and design your own crafts! Supplies will be provided, and space is limited. To register, please email: programs@sdglibrary.ca 

Adults


Stuffie Sleepover

Family Literacy Stuffie Sleepover
Morrisburg Branch 
Thursday, January 26 at 6:30pm

Wear your pjs and bring your bravest stuffie with you to a special Family Literacy Storytime! For extra fun leave your stuffie overnight with us. We will make sure they have lots of fun and take pictures for you to see! Pick up your stuffie the next day or come to play games with your stuffie on the following Saturday Morning!

Children Ages 6-12


Sit and StitchSit and Stitch
Winchester Branch
Tuesday, January 31 from 1:00-3:00pm

If you love to knit, crochet, or any other fiber artistry and are looking to get together with a group of like-minded fiber friends, come join our new Sit and Stitch afternoon program. Please bring your own work projects or materials and be ready to share tips.

Adults


PA Day Switch TournamentPA Day Switch Tourney
Winchester Branch
Wednesday, February 1 at 10:30am

Only one can be crowned winner! Students 13 years old and up, come on out to the Winchester Branch for a Nintendo Switch Tournament on your PA Day. A small prize will be awarded to the winner and snacks will be provided to all. Please register at winchesterlib@sdglibrary.ca to get your name in the tournament line-up.    

Ages 13+


Retro Movie

Retro Movie - PA Day
Morrisburg Branch 
Wednesday, February 1 at 1:00pm

Enjoy a blast from the past as we enjoy a retro movie PA day! Don't be an egghead, come to the library for some popcorn and laughs as we watch 1993's classic The Sandlot

Children Ages 6-12


Author Visit Mark Van DusenAuthor Visit- Mark Van Dusen
Morrisburg Branch
Tuesday, February 7 at 6:00pm

Join author Mark Van Dusen for a book signing event for his new release How to Stitch a Chicken- a madcap adventure involving a husband and wife trying to restore a heritage farm, raise wild and tame animals and kids, and manage their natural environment against outside pressures.

Adults


Create it with Cricut Create it with Cricut! 
Alexandria Branch – Paper Luminaries 
Thursday, February 9 at 5:00pm 

The MakerLab is going mobile and bringing the Cricut to you! Join our Maker Expert, Josée and learn how to use this cool maker technology as you make and design your own crafts! Supplies will be provided, and space is limited. To register, please email: programs@sdglibrary.ca 

Adults


Valentine in a JarValentine’s Gifts in a Jar
Alexandria Branch
Saturday, February 11 at 11:00am

Make something sweet for your sweetheart! Decorate a jar and add dry ingredients so your recipient can bake themselves a treat. Space is limited so please register in advance. Email alexandrialib@sdglibrary.ca to register. At time of registration please advise staff of food allergies

Ages 12+


Create it with Cricut Create it with Cricut! 
Iroquois Branch – Personalized Coasters 
Thursday, February 23 at 5:00pm 

The MakerLab is going mobile and bringing the Cricut to you! Join our Maker Expert, Josée and learn how to use this cool maker technology as you make and design your own crafts! Supplies will be provided, and space is limited. To register, please email: programs@sdglibrary.ca 

Adults