Join the Ptbo Library for a week of fun activities both in and out of the library! Registration begins for select programs on Monday, March 29 - space is limited.

Grab & Go Craft Kit

Pipe cleaner ninjas

Bring home some extra fun with our special Spring Break Grab & Go Craft Kits for Kids. 

Each kit contains the materials and instructions you need to make a fun craft or an activity at home.

 

  • Saturday, April 10 – Pipe Cleaner Ninjas  
  • Saturday, April 17 – Earth Day Seed Bombs

Saturdays: April 10 & April 17
Ages 4+ | Kits are available on a first-come first-serve basis at Curbside Pickup.


Family Story Time

Join the Peterborough Public Library for a Spring Break Family Story Time online. Take a break and we'll share some fun stories, rhymes, and silly songs together! 

The Family Story Time video will be available until April 16, 2021.

 

Saturday, April 12 - Friday, April 16, 2021
All Ages  | Watch the video anytime from April 12 to 16.


Guess the Number of Books Contest

children's book spinesFrom Saturday, April 10 to 17,  visit the Library and try to guess the number of books in the box!  You will be able to view the box in the front window of the library (off Aylmer St.) - scan the QR code on the poster to enter your guess online.

If you don't have a device, you can submit your guess online between April 10 to 17.

Enter the Contest

A prize will be awarded to the closest guess - without going over! 

Saturday, April 10 - Saturday, April 17, 2021
All Ages   


Rainbow Felted Rocks

Felted RocksCelebrate the colours of spring by making rainbow felted rocks! In this super easy workshop, we’ll learn the basics of wet felting which we’ll then put into practice by making rainbow felted rocks – one for you, and one for someone else.

Each registrant will receive a Felted Rocks Kit which includes the colourful wool roving, but you will need a bowl, warm water, soap, and a couple rocks.

Monday, April 12, 2021 on Zoom
two session: 10:00 to 10:30 am & 1:00 to 1:30 pm
All Ages - children 3-5 years will need help from an adult.
Online Registration begins Monday, March 29


Writing Down the Feels with Lindsey Carmichael

Lindsey CarmichaelWhy do we forget some stories, while others stay with us for years? Be they nonfiction, fiction, or poetry, stories with staying power are the ones that make us feel. 

In this workshop, award-winning author Lindsey Carmichael will explore the connections between language and emotions, teaching writers how to manipulate their reader’s response. 

Participants will harness the emotional resonance of vivid words and figures of speech, bringing their descriptions to life.

Lindsey’s books include:

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 on Zoom
2:00 to 3:00 pm | Ages 10+ 
Online Registration begins Monday, March 29 - Program is FULL


Introduction to Comic Book Scripting with J. Torres

J. TorresBefore a comic book can be drawn, you need a script! Learn the basics of comic book scripting from award-winning writer J. Torres.

Discover how to format a script, what elements to include, and how to tell your story as a comic book in this workshop. 

J. Torres’ books include

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 on Zoom
10:00 to 11:00 am | Ages 10+
Online Registration begins Monday, March 29 - Program is FULL


Let’s Show & Share - Scavenger Hunt 

young boy wearing headphones looking at computer smilingJoin us for a fun, fast-paced indoor Zoom scavenger hunt. 

Beat the clock to find objects in your home to fit our challenges and race to return to the computer screen to share them with the group.

 

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 on Zoom
1:00 to 2:00 pm | Ages 5-8 years
Online Registration begins Monday, March 29 - Program is FULL

How to Write Seriously Funny Stuff with Helaine Becker

Helaine BeckerJoin National Bestseller Helaine Becker in a writing workshop that teaches tried-and-true comic techniques, idea development, and ways to beat the blank page.

She also writes for children's magazines and for kids television. She has written four seasons of Dr. Greenie's Mad Lab, a segment on Planet Echo, an environmental science show, and is hard at work on several other projects.

Helaine has written over 90 children’s books including these popular titles:

Thursday, April 15, 2021 on Zoom
2:00 to 3:00 pm | Ages 6-9 years
Online Registration begins Monday, March 29 - Program is FULL

Let’s Build Together - LEGO Challenge

young boy laying on floor with LEGOAttention Lego lovers!  Let’s build and create together on Zoom. 

Join us as we share and learn new building skills and get inspired with new ideas to incorporate into our own builds.

Share your child's creation with us so we can share it on our social profiles.

Please email photos to LibraryPhotos@Peterborough.ca

 

Friday, April 16, 2021 on Zoom
10:00 to 11:00 am | Ages 5-8 years
Online Registration begins Monday, March 29 - Program is FULL