Activities being held at Orangeville Library for all of March Break

March 10, 2022   ·   0 Comments

Orangeville Public Library has an exciting line-up of virtual programs to keep local youth entertained during March Break.

The week of March 14-18 features virtual magic shows, a series of online STEM workshops by the University of Waterloo’s Engineering Science Quest (ESQ) outreach program, and two special guest story programs.

Virtual Children’s Magic Show
The magic show featuring Scott Dietrich is offered at 2 p.m. on both Monday, March 14 and Friday, March 18. Parents can choose to register for the performance that is most convenient for their family. Scott will amaze with magic tricks and then teach kids how to perform a few magic tricks themselves. This program is ideal for children ages 4-12, but fun for the whole family. 

ESQ Outreach Programs
The online workshops are age-specific and include fun hands-on activities. The registration links are on the library’s website on the event calendar page. A kit of supplies is provided for some of the programs and can be picked up at the Mill Street Library prior to the session.

  • Monday, March 14, 1 p.m. — Harmoni-CAN (Grades 1-2) Learn about sound and pitch by building a harmonica
  • Tuesday, March 15, 1 p.m. — Pulley to the Rescue (Grades 3-4) Learn about forces and engineering by designing and building a pulley system rescue device
  • Wednesday, March 16, 1 p.m. — Judge a Book (Grades 4-5) Using AI and Scratch, investigate if it’s really possible to judge a book by its cover
  • Thursday, March 17, 1 p.m. — Making Meme-ories (Grades 5-6) Using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, kids will code to create a website and make customized memes
  • Friday, March 18, 1 p.m. — Code Conjuring (Grades 7-8) Code a new magic trick in Python

Virtual Storytimes
he library is delighted to have two special guests for virtual story readings. On Thursday, March 17, at 2 p.m., families are invited to join local author Dorrett Homer live in real time on Microsoft Teams for a school-age story reading and discussion. Dorrett will share her two picture books, “Hi Ms. Homer!” and “Compliments to My Mommy”. An activity kit is available for pick-up at the Mill Street Library. On Friday, March 18, at 10 a.m., Simran Bhamu will read a story in celebration of Holi, the Indian festival of colours celebrated during spring. This video recording will be available on the Orangeville Public Library YouTube channel.

In partnership with Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), enjoy a StoryWalk® at the Island Lake or Terra Cotta locations during the Maple Syrup in the Park events. The StoryWalk® features the picture book: “Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse” by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton. Visit to register and participate in the Maple Syrup in the Park events. To have more fun outdoors, CVC/TRCA and Ontario parks day passes are available for check out with a library card.

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