Baby teeth influence a child’s health and development, not only assisting with smiling, chewing and speaking, but they guide the placement of permanent teeth as they come in. Start your infant off with good oral care! On Monday, May 1, from 11:30 am – 12 pm, the George Mackie Library presents Baby Oral Health Workshop, a fun, informative and interactive session for parents and young kids to learn how to properly car for teeth at an early age.
Storytimes continue into our Spring/Summer programming, along with a new evening storytime called Wind Down to Bedtime. Children are invited to wear their pajamas, bring their favourite stuffy, and join us every Thursday night beginning May 4 from 7 pm – 7:30 pm for specially chosen bedtime stories, breathing exercises, songs and some sleepy yoga poses.
What else is happening at the George Mackie Library?
Baby Oral Health Workshop
Monday, May 1, 11:30 am – 12 pm
A fun, informative and interactive session where parents and young kids learn about how to properly care for teeth at an early age.
Tuesdays until May 23, July 4 – August 8, 10:30 am – 11 am
Fridays, May 5 – 26, 10:30 am – 11 am
Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Suitable for ages 2 – 6 years.
Thursdays until 25, July 6 – August 10, 10:30 am – 11 am
Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing, rhyming and stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers. Suitable for babies 23 months and younger.
Thursdays until June 22, July 6 – August 10, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Love Lego®? We provide the LEGO®, you bring your imagination! Come play, create, and experiment. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Wind Down to Bedtime Storytime *NEW*
Thursdays, May 4 – June 29, 7 pm – 7:30 pm
Is your child ready for bed? Not until they wind down at storytime! Join us every Thursday night for specially chosen bedtime stories, breathing exercises, songs and some sleepy yoga poses. Wear your pajamas and bring your favourite stuffy.
Paws 4 Stories
Saturday, May 6, June 17, July 15, August 19, 2 pm – 3 pm
Paws 4 Stories is a St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service that promotes improvement in children’s reading skills. When a child reads with a dog, they start to relax and forget about feeling nervous about reading. Dogs make very supportive listeners! Therapy dogs and their volunteers will listen to children who want to practice reading aloud. This is a free program forages 6 and up. Space is limited! Please register by phone or in person after 10 am on the day of the program for your 15-minute reading session.
Teen Night: Pizza and Games
Tuesdays, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, 5 – 7 pm
Do you love to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Then come to the library for a fun night of gaming and free pizza. Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies.
Intermediate English Conversation
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 30, 1 pm – 3 pm (except May 2)
Intermediate English training for newcomers who want to improve their accent reduction, practice conversation skills and gain confidence with speaking in public. Held in partnership with the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) with funding from the Delta Literacy Committee.
Settlement Workers – Punjabi/English
Tuesdays, April 25, May 9, 23, June 6, 20, July 4, 18, August 1, 15, 29, 1 pm – 5 pm
Are you a newcomer to Canada who needs help adjusting to your new life? Free and confidential services are offered to help newcomers – with all their needs – during the process of settling into their new community. Settlement and Integration Services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in BC.
Next Chapter Book Club
Wednesday, May 3 – June 14, 1 – 2 pm
The Next Chapter Book Club offers a weekly opportunity for adults with differing abilities to read and learn together, talk about books, make friends, and have fun in a relaxed community setting.
Knit & Stitch
Fridays until August 25, 2 pm – 4 pm (except April 14)
Pack up your needles and yarn and head to the library. Knitting, crocheting, quilting and weaving are fun ways to connect across the generations. Join members of all ages and abilities to share ideas, techniques, and good conversation.