By Eric Pottie
Last week, I talked about the upcoming programs we are offering in March and April. This week, I want to continue that with a focus on our March Break programming for kids. Each day will follow a different theme with something fun for everyone.
On Tuesday, March 13, we will have a variety of board games laid out for different ages. You can come alone and challenge others to a game or come in a group and see who becomes the champ. If you have a favourite game, feel free to bring it along and share with others.
Wednesday, March 14 is Technology Day. At 10:30 a.m., come and check out our Technology Exploration program. This features some of the different technologies we have such as turning fruits into a piano and exploring the world with virtual reality. A technology showcase will be held at 2 p.m. with Lego robotics, virtual reality and coding.
On Thursday, March 15, the focus will be on art. The morning program, Cardboard and Foam Printing Plates, begins at 10.30 a.m. for kids aged 5 and up. In the afternoon, kids will get to make their own printing plate from common household supplies. At 1:30 p.m., kids aged five and up can make their own prints out of Styrofoam. And at 3:30 p.m., there will be print making out of Q-Tips for kids ages 3 and up.
To finish the week, on Friday, March 16 we are focusing on science. At 10:30 a.m., we will be creating catapults out of popsicle sticks and using them to fire marshmallows. And at 2:30 p.m., we will be making slime out of different household products and comparing the differences.
All these programs are free. If you have any questions, call the branch at 902-354-5270. Also, please note that these programs will replace our regular children’s programming.
We are currently looking for a volunteer for our tech help program. If you are good with technology and want to help others, this is a great opportunity. This involves spending one-on-one time helping people figure out their phone, tablet or other device. This could be for a few hours each week depending on your availability. And, if you are interested in volunteering to run other programs, please let us know.
The Thomas H. Raddall library is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursdays 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays 12-4 p.m. and closed Mondays.
The Alean Freeman Library is open Wednesdays 5-8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information about the library, you can find us on Facebook at South Shore Public Libraries, follow us on Twitter @ssplibraries or check our website at www.southshorepubliclibraries.ca. You can contact the Thomas H. Raddall branch by emailing us at email@example.com or by phone at 1-902-354-5270.