Youth Programs & Events

Get Out and Do Something

For more information about any of the FREE programs listed here, please contact Amanda and Paula at [email protected].

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Out & About

(TAGS: Teens, Ages 14+ LGBTQ+)

Wednesdays, June 26,
July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28

2:45-3:45 pm
Memorial Branch, Alliston

Want a place where you can just be who you really are?  Come join us for a chill hang with cool people in a judgement free zone.  Open hearts and open minds are required to attend.

We talk, listen, craft, play games etc., on a weekly basis.

 

Homeschool Hub

(TAGS: School Aged, Homeschool)

Tuesday, June 25
1:00-2:30 pm.
D.A. Jones Branch, Beeton

Calling all homeschool teachers and students to come together and see what NTPL has to offer, meet other homeschoolers, explore various activitites, socialize and more! Something different each month!

Free! Drop-In!

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Youth Ages 10+<br />
Not a Boring Book Club!

 Not a Boring Book Club!

(TAGS: Book Clubs)

Meet on the last Wednesday (Alliston) or Thursday (Tottenham) of each month to discuss your recent favourite reads or disliked reads!  No required book to read, just lots of laughs and hot chocolate!  Start reading!

Ages 10+

Alliston: Last Wednesday of the Month
Tottenham: Last Thursday of the Month
4:30-5:30 pm

 

 

Mud Tales & Messy Adventures

PA Day Event

Friday, June 28
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pam Kirkpatrick Branch, Tottenham (In the Courtyard)

Join us for a messy and marvelous day of mud-filled fun at the Tottenham library courtyard! Come raindrops or sunshine, we’re ready to embrace the magic of mud! A change of clothing is suggested for this event as things may get a little messy! Fun will be had by everyone!  Supervision by parent/caregiver is required.

Drop-In!

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Clean Mud Adventure Day

PA Day Event

Friday, June 28
10:30 am – 11:30 am
DA Jones Branch, Beeton
+ Memorial Branch, Alliston

Let’s celebrate International Mud Day with some clean, library-approved, nature-inspired activities and ‘mud’ sensory play!

Drop-In!

Your First Music Demo!

A Recording Workshop for Musicians

Thursdays, July 4, 11, 17, 25
6:30–7:30 pm
CRIC IdeaLab,
Pam Kirkpatrick Branch, Tottenham 

Are you a musician who wants to learn to record your own music at home?

Learn with composer & music producer Adam Tobias about the process of recording your first marketable demo & developing your own sound.

In this workshop, you’ll learn:

  • How to build an effective home recording setup on a budget (+ FREE resources)
  • How to use a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) – with examples from real artists
  • Recording terminology
  • How to program drums and other virtual instruments to elevate your songs
  • What “mixing” is and how to balance the sounds in your demo to sound better

Register once for the four-session series.

 

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CURIOUS GEORGE, MOVIE

(TAGS: Special Event)

Thursday, July 4
1:00 pm
Circle Theatre, 19 Victoria St. E. Alliston

Join NTPL in celebrating the start of summer vacation fun!

Join us at the Circle Theatre for a FREE showing of the 2006 animated classic family adventure film, Curious George, based on the popular book series written and illustrated by Margret and H.A. Rey.

The Man in the Yellow Hat is an oddball museum employee who looks after his pet monkey, an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

All welcome, drop-in. FREE ADMISSION

For more information please contact Kim at [email protected].

Teen FUNshine Box

 

July 9 – August 30.

Unlock the mystery treasures with our Teen Summer Reading FUNshine Box – your reading adventure under the summer sun!

Drop by any branch to pick up your box.

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Summer FUNshine!

10:30-11:30 am
Tottenham: Tuesdays, July 9 – August 6
Beeton: Wednesdays, July 10 – August 7
Alliston: Thursdays, July 11 – August 8

Explore a themed creative morning for children aged 2-8.

Tweens aged 9-12 can enjoy their own experiences in our Tween Hub which makes it fun for the entire family!

Themes Include:

  • Design & Build Challenge
  • Catch the Sun
  • BINGO!
  • NTPL Summer Games
  • Mystery Art

Drop-In!

Minute to Win It!

Tuesday, July 9: DA Jones Branch, Beeton – 3:00-4:00 pm
Wednesday, July 10: Memorial Branch, Alliston – 4:00-5:00 pm
Thursday, July 11: Pam Kirkpatrick Branch, Tottenham – 3:30-4:30 pm

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled rush in “Minute to Win It,” where creativity meets the clock in a series of lightening fast fun challenges. 

Drop-In!

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SewSmart!

Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15
1:00-3:00pm
Pam Kirkpatrick Branch, Tottenham

SewSmart is more than just a sewing class.  This program promises an enriching and rewarding experience that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to sew the world!

 

All Abilities Time for FUNshine!

Tuesdays, July 16
1:30-2:30pm
Pam Kirkpatrick Branch, Tottenham

Join us for some summer fun, where we listen to stories, music, create, and explore!  Let’s make this summer one to remember, for everyone!

This is an all abilities program where activities are designed for Adults and Teens with intellectual disabilities in mind. 

Drop-In!

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Suncatchers

Thursday, July 18
3:30–4:30 pm
Pam Kirkpatrick Branch, Tottenham 

Welcome to suncatchers, where imagination meets sunlight in a dazzling display of creativity! Explore the art of creating sun-catching designs using  tissue paper.

Drop-In!

Balloon Smash Art

Wednesday, July 24: Memorial Branch, Alliston – 4:00-5:00 pm

Thursday, July 25: Pam Kirkpatrick Branch, Tottenham – 3:30-4:30 pm

Balloon Smash Art is a trendy & dynamic form of abstract painting that involves balloons to create unique and colourful patterns.  It’s a fun & accessible form of art that encourages experimentation & creativity.

Drop-In!

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Glamour Tales with Queen Jemm & Queen Naomi

2:00-3:30 pm
Saturday, July 27
DA Jones Branch, Beeton

Join us for an enchanting afternoon filled with joy, creativity, and fabulous fun! Gather around as our glamorous drag performers bring LGBTQ2S+ literature to life! We’ll explore captivating tales that celebrate diversity and kindness. After Storytime, join us for some singing, dancing, crafts & a meet & greet with our special guests.

Remember to dress in your most fabulous outfit-whether it’s sparkles, superhero capes, or dragon scales! All ages are welcome, and families of every kind are celebrated.

Register now, space is limted.

 

Spectrum Connections

A Neurodivergent Storytime

Tuesday, July 30
1:30–2:30 pm
DA Jones Branch, Beeton

Join us for an inclusive storytelling experience designed to ignite imagination and honour diverse ways of learning while having fun!

Caregivers are requested to attend with participants.

Drop-In!

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Sphero Obstacle Course Challenge

Wednesday, July 31: Memorial Branch, Alliston – 4:00-5:00 pm
Thursday, August 1: Pam Kirkpatrick Branch, Tottenham – 3:30-4:30 pm

SPHERO! This is about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with robotics.  Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned Sphero enthusiast, this program offers an exciting opportunity to roll & conquer alongside like-minded peers.

Drop-In!

Bad Art

Tuesday, August 6: DA Jones Branch, Beeton – 3:00-4:00 pm
Wednesday, August 7: Memorial Branch, Alliston – 4:00-5:00 pm
Thursday, August 8: Pam Kirkpatrick Branch, Tottenham – 3:30-4:30 pm

BAD ART, where creativity takes a nosedive and ugly reigns supreme!  In this program we embrace the unconventional, the awkward and the downright cringe-worthy aspects of art.

Join us for a journey into the wonderfully weird world of bad art.  There are no mistakes – only happy accidents!

Drop-In!

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NTPL at the Alliston Potato Festival

(TAGS: Special Event)

Saturday, August 10
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Alliston Fairgrounds (PPG Park) Kids  Zone, Alliston

Look for NTPL in the Kids Zone at the Alliston Fair Grounds, celebrating Alliston Potato Fest 2024!

Join us for crafts and activities throughout the day, and for storytimes at 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:15pm.

For more information please contact Kim at [email protected].

Puppet Palooza

Wednesday, August 14
10:30-11:30 am
DA Jones Branch, Beeton

Join our Child & Youth Programmers as they transform children’s fairytales into a puppet show.

After the performance, unleash your creativity by crafting your own puppets and staging your own shows!

Drop-In!

The puppet theatre will be set up at the DA Jones Branch, Beeton, from August 13-16 for children’s use.  Drop by and let your imagination soar!

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Reading Dragons Battle

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday, August 27: Memorial Branch, Alliston
Wednesday, August 28: Pam Kirkpatrick Branch, Tottenham
Thursday, August 29: DA Jones Branch, Beeton

Join us for an epic Reading Dragons Battle at the New Tecumseth Public Library! Bring your hard-earned dragon cards and face off against fellow participants in thrilling battles! 

Enjoy some music, strike a pose at our whimsical photo booth, and capture memories with your fellow dragon tamers!

Drop-In!

In the Loop

(TAGS: Clubs,  Youth, Adults, Free, Drop-In!)

Thursdays, June 20, 27,
July 4, 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
6:30-7:30pm
Tottenham

Group for teens and adults to enjoy crochet, knitting, sewing, rug hooking, …whatever – together!

Bring your own supplies.

Teens, Adults, Seniors<br />
In the Loop
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Savour & Spice

(TAGS: Passive Program, Youth, Adults, Ages 10+, Monthly)

1st Wednesday of Each Month
All Branches

Join our program and be inspired!

Take home a special spice, receive recipes, and learn the history and culture of spice.  Register today and expand your tastes!

Pick up your Savour & Spice bag the first Wednesday of every month and spice up your life!  You must be registered to pick up a bag.

One spice bag per family.

 

CRIC IdeaLab Programs

The new CRIC IdeaLab at the Pam Kirkpatrick Branch in Tottenham offers various maker programs each month using assorted equipment including our Cricut machine, laser cutter, and 3D printer.  For more information about CRIC IdeaLab programs, please contact [email protected]. If you can’t find a time that works, reach out to our Makerspace Facilitator at the above email to schedule a time to learn how to use any machine you would like!

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