12 Awesome and Free Activities to Do at the Library This March Break

  1. Kids and families, prepare to be astounded and amazed with It’s Magicopens a new window, a show by Richard Rondeau. This free drop-in magic show runs at Country Hills Library on March 26 at 2 pm and at Central Library on March 30 at 3 pm.

  1. If you’re looking for a fun activity to try from home, head to the Calgary Public Library’s Facebook pageopens a new window on March 27 for a special storytime at 10:30 am. The Library is broadcasting Crowfoot Library’s Drop-In Family Storytime with Facebook Live, meaning young kids and families can enjoy a half hour of stories and songs, right from the comfort of home.
  1. Get ready for fun, hands-on science and engineering activities for kids at Make it Messy: Science Campopens a new window. While registration for this week-long camp for kids ages six to eight filled up fast at multiple libraries, you can still drop in to the program at Shawnessy Library.
  1. Looking to pick up a new skill? Borrow a musical instrument from the Sun Life Financial Musical Instrument Lending Libraryopens a new window at Memorial Park Library. You can join lessons and workshops at Memorial Park Library, or head online and use the eResource Artist Works for Librariesopens a new window to watch step-by-step video lessons.
  1. Are you up for the challenge? On March 22, kids ages six to 12 can join Math Quest Marathonopens a new window and test their numeracy endurance. This program involves a marathon of Math Quest challenges at Central Library.

  1. Find a new favourite book at the Library this March break. Check out book recommendations from Calgary Public Library staff for kids five and underopens a new window, kidsopens a new window, and teensopens a new window, then find a cozy reading nook at the Library to enjoy your new find.
  1. Open Labopens a new window is a program for teens to try a variety of activities, from arts or robots to photography and coding. Follow your passion or find a new one! Join this program on Friday and Saturday afternoons in the Teen Tech Lab at Central Library.
  1. School’s Out for Tweensopens a new window is an after-school program just for students ages 10 to 14. Join fun activities, craft, and games at Louise Riley Library every Tuesday, including March 26.
  1. Teens can let their creative side shine at Teens Createopens a new window, by making and trading buttons, crafting with duct tape, and more. Drop in to Central Library on March 21 and March 28, or Nose Hill Library on March 22 and 29.

  1. Are you a teen who loves video games or tabletop gaming? The Library has a club just for you! Drop in to relax, snack, and play games of all kinds at the Level Up! Gaming Clubopens a new window, offered at eight different libraries: Central, Country Hills, Forest Lawn, Giuffre Family, Judith Umbach, Nose Hill, Seton, and Shawnessy.
  1. Missing Engine 23, the fire truck that lived at the old Central Library? Come join Firefighter Storytimeopens a new window, a new drop-in program in partnership with the Calgary Fire Department. Library staff and a firefighter lead a special family storytime every Sunday at 2 pm. Depending on weather and availability, you may also get to tour a working fire engine! Over March Break, this program is offered at Judith Umbach Library (March 24), Shawnessy Library (March 24), Bowness Library (March 31), and Saddletowne Library (March 31).
  1. Kids ages six to 12 can drop in to the Library anytime on PD Days for games, crafts, and other fun activities. School’s Out All Dayopens a new window is offered on Friday, March 22, at many libraries: Central, Country Hills, Crowfoot, Fish Creek, Forest Lawn, Giuffre Family, Judith Umbach, Louise Riley, Nose Hill, Quarry Park, Saddletowne, Sage Hill, Seton, Shawnessy, Signal Hill, Southwood, and Village Square. Plus, Fish Creek Library offers the program every day from March 25 to 29.
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