Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:54am

What's on the at the Regina Public Library

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It's no secret how much we at KinderBuzz love our local library. Not only do they provide so much great family friendly programming, it's all free. The library is a great place to connect with other families, and provides great outings for the kids.

Check out the children’s programming at Regina Public Library for January/February/March 2015. Some programs require registration, register online at ReginaLibrary.ca, in person at your local Branch, or by phone.


PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

Family Storytime Drop-In              

For ages 2-5

A program of stories, songs, rhymes and related activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Tuesdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 24

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

10:00-10:30 am

• Wednesdays, Jan. 14-Mar. 25

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

6:30-7:00 pm

• Thursdays & Fridays, Jan. 15-Mar. 27

GE-Glen Elm Branch

10:00-10:30 am

 

Storybag Drop-In  

For ages 2-5

The Library has a selection of storybags with different themes. Storybags contain books, puppets, games, puzzles, toys and rhymes. Don't miss the fun! Come to the Library and share a storybag with your child. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Mondays-Fridays, Jan. 12-Mar. 27

SU-Sunrise Branch

9:30-11:30 am

No sessions Feb. 16.

• Mondays & Fridays, Jan. 12-Mar. 27

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

10:00-11:30 am

No session Feb. 16.

• Tuesdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 24

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

10:30-11:30 am

• Tuesdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 24

RP-Regent Place Branch

11:00 am-12:00 pm

• Thursdays, Jan. 15-Mar. 26

GB-George Bothwell Branch

9:30-11:00 am

• Saturdays, Jan. 17-Mar. 28

CC-Central Children’s Library

3:00-5:00 pm

 

Mainly Mother Goose Drop-In               

For ages 2 & under

A parent-child interactive program filled with songs, rhymes, bounces and books. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Mondays, Jan. 12-Mar. 23

CC-Central Children’s Library

10:30-11:00 am

No session Feb. 16.

• Tuesdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 24

SU-Sunrise Branch

10:15-10:45 am

• Thursdays, Jan. 15-Mar. 26

RP-Regent Place Branch

10:15-10:45 am

• Saturdays, Jan. 17-Mar. 28

CC-Central Children’s Library

10:30-11:00 am

 

Mainly Mother Goose (Registered)       

For ages 2 & under

A parent-child interactive program filled with songs, rhymes, bounces and books. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

• Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays

Jan. 13-Mar. 27

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

10:00-10:30 am

• Fridays, Jan. 16-Mar. 27

GB-George Bothwell

9:45-10:15 am or 10:45-11:15 am

• Fridays, Jan. 16-Mar. 27

CO-Connaught Branch

10:15-10:45 am & 11:15-11:45 am

 

Preschool Storytime Drop-in     

For ages 3-5
A program of stories, songs, rhymes and related activities.

• Fridays, Jan. 16-Mar. 20

CC-Central Children’s Library

10:30-11:00 am

• Tuesdays & Fridays, Jan. 13-Mar. 27

RP-Regent Place Branch

9:45-10:15 am

• Wednesdays & Fridays, Jan. 14-Mar. 27

SU-Sunrise Branch

10:45-11:15 am

 

Preschool Storytime (Registered)        

For ages 3-5              

A program of stories, songs, rhymes and related activities. Registration required.

• Thursdays, Jan.15-Mar. 26

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

10:00-10:30 am & 1:30-2:00 PM

• Fridays, Jan. 16-Mar. 27

GB-George Bothwell Branch

1:30-2:00 pm

 

Toddler Time Drop-In      

For ages 2-3

A program of songs, stories, games and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Thursdays, Jan. 15-Mar. 19

CC-Central Children’s Library

10:30-11:00 am

• Tuesdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 24

RP-Regent Place Branch

10:30-11:00 am

• Wednesdays & Fridays, Jan. 14-Mar. 27

SU-Sunrise Branch

10:00-10:30 am

 

Toddler Time (Registered)         

For ages 2-3

A program of songs, stories, games and fingerplays. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

• Tuesdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 23

CO-Connaught Branch

10:00-10:30 am & 11:00-11:30 am

• Wednesdays, Jan. 14-Mar. 25

GB-George Bothwell Branch

10:00-10:30 & 10:45-11:15 am

• Fridays, Jan.16-Mar. 27

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

10:00-10:30 am

 

Preschool Pyjama Party  

For ages 2-5 years, accompanied by an adult

Join us in your jammies for a fun-filled program of stories, songs and rhymes and other special activities.

• Mondays, Jan. 12-Mar. 23

CC-Central Children's Library

6:30-7:00 pm

No session Feb. 16.

 


Baby Art Crawl                   

Bring babies and toddlers for a tour of Material Girls, an exhibit that will inspire all of the senses! Followed by playtime and exploration in colour and movement. Registration required.

• Tuesday, Feb. 24

Dunlop Central Gallery

CA-Central Library

10:30-11:30 am

 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Personalized Picks for Kids        BY APPT.

Book an appointment for some one-on-one time with a Library staff member and together we’ll determine your children's interests to find books that will keep them reading. Suggestions ranging from picture books to Young Adult titles can be provided. Contact Heather at 306.777.6095 or email hparker@reginalibrary.ca for details.

• By appointment

SU-Sunrise Branch

Call 306.777.6095

 

Video Games!!!

For ages 7 & over

Join us for video games every Saturday in January and March. Play Wii and retro games like Super Nintendo. Compete against your friends for glory and game-related prizes in a mini-tournament on March 28.

• Saturdays, Jan. 3-31 & Mar. 7- 28

AL-Albert Branch

1:00-4:00 pm

 

Games for Families           

For ages 3 & over

Nada, Q-Bitz, and Tell Tale, just to name a few! Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of fun with a variety of board games. Mix and mingle to try new games and make new friends! Games provided.

• Sundays, Jan. 4, Feb. 1 & Mar. 1

• Wednesday & Thursday, Feb. 18 & 19

SU-Sunrise Branch

2:00-4:00 pm

 

Reading Raptors Family Book Club    

For ages 8-12 and their parents or caregivers

If you and your child share a love of books and enjoy reading together, this is the club for you! Savour that connection and join us as we choose books to read that both kids and adults will enjoy. Refreshments provided. To register, call 306.777.6095 or email hparker@reginalibrary.ca.

• Sundays, Jan. 11, Feb. 22 & Mar. 22

SU-Sunrise Branch

2:30-3:30 pm

 

Boys and Girls Club         

For ages 5-12

Come to the Library after school to participate in a variety of activities and enjoy a healthy snack. Facilitated by the Boys and Girls Club of Regina.

• Monday-Friday, Jan. 13-Mar. 31

AL-Albert Branch

3:45-5:00 pm

No sessions Feb. 16-20 or Mar. 6

 

Youth Music Club 

For ages 8-12

The Albert Branch Youth Music Club offers individual and small group instruction on the fiddle, as well as musical games on other instruments. Instruments provided. The focus is fun and music fundamentals.

• Tuesdays, Jan. 13-Mar. 31

AL-Albert Branch

4:00-5:30 pm

No Session Feb. 17

 

Minecraft Mania Club       

For ages 7 & over

Go adventuring with your friends! Take on exciting challenges, breaking and placing blocks in the most popular video game today. iPads will be supplied. Children and teens welcome. Registration required.

• Thursdays, Jan. 15 & Feb. 12

RP-Regent Place Branch

6:30-7:30 pm

 

Saturday Storytime           

For ages 3-7

Enjoy stories, songs and activities about a fun new theme every week! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Saturdays, Jan. 17-Mar. 28

CC-Central Children's Library

Start time: 2:00 pm

Jan. 17: Favourite Fables (30 min.)

Jan. 24: Manners Mash-Up (45 min.)

Jan. 31: Ode to Underwear (45 min.)

Feb. 7: Beloved Blankets (30 min.)

Feb. 14: Share the Love (45 min.)           

Feb. 21: Hooray for Mo Willems (45 min.)

Feb. 28: Just Silly Stories (30 min.)

Mar. 7: Ducks by the Dozen (45 min.)

Mar. 14: Dragons all Around (45 min.)

Mar. 21: Start your Engines! (45 min.) 

 

Family Fun  
Families will enjoy building and creating a fun project during this free play time. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required for some sessions.

• Sundays, Jan. 18 & Feb. 22

CC-Central Children's Library

2:00-4:00 pm

Jan. 18: LEGO Play, for families with children ages 3-7    

Feb. 22: Marshmallow Madness, for families with children of all ages. Registration required.

 

Crafty Families       

For families with children ages 3 & over

Join us for a leisurely afternoon of stories, crafting and refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided. Registration required.

• Sundays, Jan. 18 & Mar. 15

SU-Sunrise Branch

2:00-3:00 pm

 

Sharpie Sundays!

For ages 8-12

Experiment with the humble Sharpie marker and create amazing art projects. Make a different creation each month: Sharpie tie-dye, ceramic mug designs, and Zentangle friendship bracelets! Supplies provided. Registration required for each session.

• Sundays, Jan. 18, Feb. 22, & Mar. 15

CO-Connaught Branch

1:00-2:00 pm

 

Lego Play    

For ages 6-12

Come for some fun construction time with the Library's collection of Lego bricks. Parents and caregivers are asked to remain in the library—or join in—during this free play time.

• Thursdays, Jan. 22, Feb. 26 & Mar. 26

RP-Regent Place Branch

3:30-5:30 pm

 

Reading Buddies              

For ages 5-14

Practice reading aloud to a furry buddy. Therapy Dogs from St. John's Ambulance will be available to listen to children read their favourite books. Registration required.

• Thursdays, Jan. 22, Feb. 19 & Mar. 26

RP-Regent Place Branch

4:00-5:00 pm

 

Children’s Yarn Creations                      

Children's Yarn Creations is a chance to learn how to make pom-poms and learn finger knitting.  These techniques will be used to make creatures which will be used to yarn bomb Albert Branch.

• Tuesday, January 27

AL-Albert Branch

3:30-5:30 pm

 

Crafty Kids Club    

For ages 7 & over

Calling all "crafty kids"! Join us on a Saturday afternoon and create your very own works of art. Children ages 5-6 are welcome, if accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided. Registration required.

• Saturdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 28 & Mar. 28

SU-Sunrise Branch

2:00-3:00 pm

 

Movie Matinees      

For children & families

Watch an afternoon movie with your family. Popcorn provided. Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

• Saturdays, Feb. 7, 21 & 28

& Tuesday, Feb. 17

AL-Albert Branch

1:30-3:45 pm

Feb. 7: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (PG, 102 min.)

Feb. 17: Escape from Planet Earth (PG, 89 min.)

Feb. 21: The City of Ember (PG, 95 min.)

Feb. 28: Epic (PG, 102 min.)

RP-Regent Place

2:00-3:30

Friday, Mar. 6: TBD

 

Sunday Funday!                

For ages 3 & over

Celebrate holidays and cultures from around the world with stories and crafts! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided. Registration required.

• Sundays, Feb. 22 & Mar. 15

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

2:00-3:00 pm

Feb. 22: Carnival

Mar. 15: Shimmering Shamrocks

 

Frozen Sing-a-Long         

For families

Let it go! Let it go! Belt out your favourite songs at the Frozen Sing-a-Long! Get your picture taken in the Frozen photobooth. Make a snowman craft and warm up with some hot chocolate. Supplies provided. Registration required.

• Saturday, Mar. 7

GE-Glen Elm Branch

2:00-3:00 pm

 

Coiling Clay: Children's Coil Pot Creation Workshop                    

For ages 6 -10

In this clay workshop, artist Denise Smith introduces young creators to the art of pottery. Each child will learn how to hand build their own pot, and decorate it with colourful slips. Ceramic pots will be glazed, kiln-fired and returned to you. Registration required.

• Saturday, Mar. 7

RP-Regent Place Branch

1:30-3:30 pm

 

Japanese Storytime                     

For families

Listen to Akiko and her school friends tell wonderful tales in Japanese, along with some English. Learn some Japanese songs and rhymes. Create a Japanese craft. Registration required.

• Saturday, Mar. 14

GE-Glen Elm Branch

10:00-11:00 am

 

Some Kind of Wonderful            

For ages 8 & over

Come to a lively discussion of the popular book Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Teens and adults also welcome. Registration required.

• Saturday, Mar. 14

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

1:00-2:00 pm

 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid        

For ages 5 & over

Are you a fan of the “Wimpy Kid” books? Enjoy an hour of fun Wimpy Kid activities. Registration required.

• Saturday, Mar. 21

CO-Connaught Branch

10:00-11:00 am

 

Spring Flowers a Blooming       

For ages 7-12

Create a paper bouquet of spring flowers for your home. Supplies provided. Registration required.

• Sunday, Mar. 22

AL-Albert Branch

2:00-3:30 pm

 

Beware of the Frog Puppet Show         TICKETED

For ages 3 & over

Sweet old Mrs. Collywobbles lives on the edge of the deep, dark forest with her pet frog who protects her from any smelly or mean creatures that come their way. Based on the book Beware of the Frog by William Bee, this puppet show will have you giggling right to the surprising ending.

• Saturday, Mar. 28

CC-Central Children’s Library

2:00-2:30 pm

 

Silly Stories at the Library           

For ages 3-12

Noodleheads and numskulls abound in these multicultural stories from around the world. Tie yourself up in knots and create a colourful friendship bracelet to take home. Registration required.

• Saturday, Mar. 28

RP-Regent Place Branch

2:00-2:45 pm

 

Winter into Spring

For ages 2-5

Join us for two special storytimes to celebrate winter and spring. From springy kangaroos to wide-awake worms, we'll welcome spring. Registration required.

• Mondays, Mar. 30 & Feb. 9

SU-Sunrise Branch

10:30-11:00 am

 

FAMILY LITERACY DAY CELEBRATIONS:

Family Literacy Day is on Tuesday, January 27.

 

Family Literacy Celebration                   

Celebrate Family Literacy Day with the Library! Enjoy face painting, crafts, entertainment, storytime, snacks and maybe win a prize! We will have our iPads ready for families to play with, lots of books and toys too.

• Sunday, Jan. 25

2:00 - 4:00 pm

GE-Glen Elm Branch

 

Play with your Family                   

For families

Create a homemade game with your family and make a game plan for celebrating Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27. Supplies provided. Registration required.

• Sunday, Jan. 25

CO-Connaught Branch

2:00-3:30 pm

 

VALENTINES DAY PROGRAMMING:

Valentine Window Clings            

For ages 5 & over

Make your own window cling decorations for Valentine's Day. Ages 5 and 6 should be accompanied by an older helper. Teens and adults also welcome. Supplies provided. Window clings will need to dry overnight, but can be picked up at the Branch the next week. Registration required.

CO-Connaught Branch

2:30-3:30 pm

 

Olive You!                

For ages 4-7

Knock, knock! Who's There? Olive! Olive who? Olive you! Join us for a humourous storytime celebrating Valentine's Day. It's sure to tickle your funny bone! Listen to stories, sing songs, tell jokes and make a Valentine's Day craft to take home. Supplies provided. Registration required.

• Saturday, Feb. 7

GE-Glen Elm Branch

2:00-3:00 pm

 

Be Mine: Valentine Family Craft                        

For ages 6 & over

Create Valentine's cards and gifts for the ones you love. These activities are designed for children 6 years and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No younger siblings, please. Registration required.

• Wednesday, Feb. 11

CC-Central Children's Library

6:30-8:00 pm

 

Be Mine                    

For ages 3-7

Join us for stories, songs, and other activities to celebrate Valentine's Day. Create a Valentine's craft to take home for someone special. Registration required.

• Friday, Feb. 13

RP-Regent Place Branch

4:00-5:00 pm

 

Saturday Storytime           

For ages 3-7

Enjoy stories, songs and activities about a fun new theme every week! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

• Saturdays, Feb. 14: Share the Love (45 min.)

CC-Central Children's Library

Start time: 2:00 pm

           

SCHOOL FEBRUARY BREAK PROGRAMMING (Also Take your Child to the Library Week)

Movie Matinees      

For children & families

Watch an afternoon movie with your family. Popcorn provided. Registration is not required, but seating is limited.

• Saturdays, Feb. 7, 21 & 28

& Tuesday, Feb. 17

AL-Albert Branch

1:30-3:45 pm

Feb. 17: Escape from Planet Earth (PG, 89 min.)

Feb. 21: The City of Ember (PG, 95 min.)

 

Sweet Dreams Dream Catchers            

For ages 6-12

Create your own dream catcher. Decorate it with paint, yarn, beads and feathers. It'll snare your nightmares so you'll have sweet dreams and deep sleep. Keep it for yourself or give it to someone special. Supplies provided.

• Saturday, Feb. 14

AL-Albert Branch

1:00-2:30 pm

 

Crafting 101            

For ages 6 & over

No school? We have something for you to do! Come on in and get creative. Supplies provided. Registration required.

• Tuesday, Feb. 17

SU-Sunrise Branch

2:00-3:00 pm

 

Fractured Fairy Tales       

For ages 5-10

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig, Cinderella Penguin and Sleeping Ugly—these fun and silly stories are based on familiar fairy tales. Come and explore some fractured fairy tales, and a mad lib or two.

• Tuesday, Feb. 17

CC-Central Children’s Library

2:00-2:45 pm

 

School’s Out: Perler Bead Party!                      

For ages 7-12

Use Perler Beads to make magnets and jewelry or to trade with your friends. Create your own designs or follow patterns. Supplies and patterns provided. Registration required.

• Tuesday, Feb. 17

CO-Connaught Branch

2:00-3:30 pm

 

Outrageous Origami                     

For ages 7-10

Create a variety of cool origami critters. Supplies provided. Registration required.

• Wednesday, Feb. 18

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

11:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Rainbow Loom Bracelets                       

For ages 6 & over

Make rainbow loom bracelets as part of Take Your Child to the Library Week celebrations. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies provided. Registration required.

• Wednesday, Feb. 18

PW-Prince of Wales Branch

1:00-3:00 pm

 

Kids Can Draw!                             

For ages 8-12

Need something fun and creative to do over the break? Join comic artist Allan Dotson to explore fantasy illustration and other drawing methods! Registration required.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

GB-George Bothwell Branch

1:30-3:30 pm

 

Family Storytime               

For ages 3-7

Bring your children to the library and join us for a special Family Storytime! We'll have stories, rhymes, songs, and games for the whole family. Seating is limited, but registration is not required.

• Thursday, Feb. 19

AL-Albert Branch

10:00-11:00 am

 

Finger Knitting Fun                      

For ages 8-12

All you need is yarn and your fingers! In celebration of Take Your Child to the Library Week, come and learn the traditional art of finger knitting. Registration required.

• Thursday, Feb. 19

CC-Central Children’s Library

2:00-3:00 pm

 

Art Fun!                    

For ages 6-10

Have fun with watercolors and other art materials. Activities include painting with dots and creating a Monet painting. Please bring a paint shirt or wear old clothing. Registration required.

• Thursday, Feb. 19

GB-George Bothwell Branch

2:00-3:00 pm

 

Jewelry Making for Kids!                                    

For ages 10-14

Work with jewelry artist, Cara DeGennaro to make one-of-a-kind jewelry designs, like bracelets, necklaces and earrings. All materials supplied. Registration required.

• Friday, Feb. 20

Public Meeting Room 1

CA-Central Library

1:30-3:30 pm

 

Family Film Day                 

For families

Join us for an afternoon of movie fun for the whole family. Popcorn and juice provided.

• Friday, Feb. 20

SU-Sunrise Branch

2:00-3:30 pm

 

"Kinect" With Your Kids at the Library                       

For ages 4-10

Celebrate "Take Your Child to the Library Week" and have some fun with Xbox Kinect. Refreshments served.

• Friday, Feb. 20

RP-Regent Place Branch

2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

EASTER PROGRAMMING:

The Easter Bunny Hip Hop        

For ages 2-6

Come to a dance party with the Easter Bunny. There will be face painting, goodies and hip music to hop to. Refreshments served.

• Saturday, Mar. 21

SV-Sherwood Village Branch

10:30-11:00 am