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What's Happening

What's Happening

Children and Teen programs 

Check out the Library calendar or our newsletter for information on our events for all ages, or click on the links below to narrow down your calendar search to programs for kids or teens

Please Note: Parents are reminded that they must remain in the library if their child is under 10 years old.

Lego Robotics Registration for 9-12 years 

Online Registration for Winter Lego Robotics for 9-12 year olds has ended.  For any questions about this program, please call the library at 728-1010 ext 7019 or email

Toddler Time, Tales for Twos, and Baby Sign Language Registration

Online registration for Winter Toddler Time and Tales for Twos has ended and programs are full.  The next registration date is Monday, March 20 at 10:00 a.m. for the Spring session.  Online registration for Baby Sign Language has now ended and the program is full. For more information, check in our newsletter or on our website Library calendar.

Paws 4 Stories Registration

To register for Paws4Stories, please call 705-728-1010 ext. 7019.  Online registration is not available for this program due to the special arrangements of the program.  Children ages 6-10 years may pick up to two sessions on either Tuesdays at Downtown or Thursdays at Painswick, 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. or 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.  in the month of February.

Teen Manga Workshop Registration

Online registration for Teen Manga Workshops held Wednesday, February 22 at Painswick and Wednesday, March 1 at Downtown from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. begins January 30.  To register, please click on Registration for Teen Manga

Internet Help Sessions 

Is your child using the Internet effectively and safely for both homework and fun? Do you have a small homeschooling group that would like some Internet instruction? Are you aware of all the great online resources that the library offers to help you with homework? We offer personalized sessions to show you the wealth of information available online for children, parents or parents and children together.

Book a session with our Library staff by calling the Children's Information Desk at 705-728-1010, ext. 7019. Staff will then book a session for you that is mutually convenient for both staff and yourself. Staff can do sessions for individual children, just for parents, parents and children together or for small school groups. We can offer Internet sessions for up to 6 children at one time. It is recommended that you book one month ahead of when you would like your session.