Sunday, 15 March 2015

Sunday March 15, 2015 March Break at Your Library

If you’re looking for something fun to do this week during March Break, you should check out all the free programs the Thunder Bay Public Library has planned. We’ve got special programs happening at Brodie, Mary J. L. Black, and Waverley all through March Break, so no matter where you live, there should be something close to you!

As a note for parents and guardians, some programs will require tickets or that you preregister your child. Events that require tickets have limited seating so everyone who wants to attend will need one to preserve their spot (this includes adults!) Tickets are available at the branch two weeks prior to the program. Registration can be done by phone, in person, or online. To register online, look for the calendar at the bottom of our homepage (, then click on the date and event to register. Like with our tickets, registration opens two weeks before the program.

On Monday at 10:30am, the all ages story and craft program Bring in Spring is happening at Mary Black. This program will feature some cute spring stories. Plus you get to make a bird nest craft! In the afternoon, we’ve got the Where the Wild Things Are puppet show at Brodie. This is an all ages show at 2:30pm that will require tickets. Waverley’s also offering a Percy Jackson program for ages 7+ at 2:30pm. During this program, which requires preregistration, you’ll get to translate your name into Greek, craft a shield, and train to battle some monsters!

On Tuesday morning, head to Brodie’s Animal Antics all ages drop-in storytime at 10:30am, which features animal stories, songs, and a craft. In the afternoon, at 2:30pm there’s Pete the Cat: a Craft and a Snack happening at Mary Black. This program is for ages 3-6 and requires that you’re preregistered. You can also check out Waverley’s puppet show "Little Green O'Glen and the Lazy Leprechauns" at 2:30pm. Little Green O'Glenn's house is taken over by three leprechauns who won't do any work - how will she get rid of them? This Irish spin on the classic Little Red Hen is for all ages and requires tickets.

On Wednesday there are three afternoon programs to choose from, which all start at 2:30pm and require tickets. At Brodie, the Grumpy Grandpas will be hosting an all ages concert with group sing-alongs, new songs, and old favourites. Be sure to get your tickets quick - they’re a popular act! At Waverley, you can come and meet Reptile Rob’s feathered and scaled friends! Or go to Mary Black and catch "The Spinning Fairy," the hilarious puppet show in which the super lazy daughter of the Royal Baker can marry the Prince ONLY if she proves she's a hard worker.

On Thursday at 10:30am Brodie has a drop-in storytime for babies aged 0-24 months; siblings are welcome at this event as well. Then in the afternoon, musical duo Jim ‘n’ I will be at Mary Black at 2:30pm. You’ll need to get tickets if you’d like to join in on their interactive musical fun. Or you can head to Waverley for the Mad Hatter Tea Party at 2:30pm for ages 6-10. There will be stories, games, and a craft which are all upside down and backwards!

Finally, on Friday morning at 10:30am there’s the Seriously Seuss! drop in storytime and craft at Waverley for ages 3-6. Come and listen to stories by Dr. Seuss, and make a craft inspired by his writing.

That’s all the children’s programs we have happening at our branches this coming week. But be sure to check out our other programs during the rest of the year, too!

Shauna Kosoris 

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