Enjoy March Break at the Library
Laura Martin

Power your imagination this March at the Niagara Falls Public Library!

 

Launch into March Break at the Library!  On Tuesday, March 13th, The Ontario Planetarium is bringing its traveling planetarium show to the Victoria Avenue Library for 20 minutes shows at scheduled times during the day. The traveling planetarium is a science and space programming dome similar to traditional planetariums you might have seen at large-scale museums and science centres.  This is a unique opportunity to experience a planetarium show without having to leave Niagara Falls!  Registration is available on our website at my.nflibrary.ca.  Please be sure to register everyone attending - adults included - as capacity inside the dome is limited and we don’t want any little ones alone in the dome.

 

Continuing the space celebration, we have two drop-in programs where families can come and participate together.  Out of this World Drop-In will be at the Victoria Avenue Library on Monday, March 12th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Stamford Centre Library on Wednesday, March 14th from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and the Outer Space Drop-In will be at the Chippawa Library on Wednesday, March 14th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Victoria Avenue Library on Thursday, March 15th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Community Centre Library on Friday, March 16th from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Each program will have different activities so you can come to both!

 

There are two painting workshops for kids during March Break - Blast off with Colour is for kids ages 6 and up and will be at the VIctoria Avenue Library on Wednesday, March 14th at 2:30 p.m., and Painting a Galaxy of Colour  is for kids ages 8 and up and will be at the Stamford Centre Library on Monday, March 12th at 10:30 a.m. and Community centre Library on Monday, March 12th at 2:30 p.m.  Cost for the painting programs is $3.00 and in-person registration is required.

 

Three DIY programs - Paper Mache UFOs, Mason Jar Nightlights and LED Space Cards are opportunities for kids to explore new materials, techniques and their imagination.  Details on locations and times are on our website.

 

Kids are invited to come for a bedtime storytime and leave their stuffed animals for a night of mischief in the library at the Stuffed Animal Sleepover. On Wednesday, March 14th at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Centre Library, stuffies will spend the night and families can check our Facebook page for updates all night long.  Registration is required.

 

The Oakes Room Media Lab will be open at the Victoria Avenue Library on Tuesday, March 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Drop-in and explore music recording, video editing, converting media, or designing and printing with our 3D printers. 

 

Movies, robots, coding and more to explore during March Break - full details and registration for free programs available on our website at my.nflibrary.ca, or pick up our program calendar at any of our library locations.

 

Laura Martin is the Manager of Community Development and Programming.

Library Notes

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2018-06-21

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