March break is only a week away! If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family, come and check out the free programs available at the Thunder Bay Public Library! There’s something for everyone: concerts, magic shows, crafts, movie marathons, and parties.
Please note that some of our programs require tickets or that you register your children. Everyone (including adults!) needs a ticket to attend our concerts and magic shows. Tickets are available at the branch two weeks prior to the program. Registration can be done by phone, in person, or online. To register online, look for the calendar at the bottom of our homepage (www.tbpl.ca), then click on the date and event to register. Registration also opens two weeks before the program.
On Monday, March 12, we’ve got two drop-in programs at 10:30am. You can go to Seussical, a program of all things Seuss, at Waverley, or It’s a Jungle Out There at Mary Black. Then in the afternoon at 2:30pm, you can choose between watching the Puppet Show the Paper Bag Princess at Brodie, testing your engineering skills in the Lego Mega Construction at Waverley, or being active in our Dancing and Movement program at County Park. There’s also a Harry Potter Movie Marathon and Fandom Frolic happening at Waverley from 1-8pm. You need to preregister for both the Lego
Mega Construction and the Harry Potter Marathon.
On Tuesday at 10:30am, there’s an Under the Sea Storytime at County Park, or a Pirate Palooza Storytime at Brodie. Then in the afternoon at 2:30pm, head to Waverley for our Captain Underpants program, or to Mary Black for the puppet show Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock. You need to preregister for the Captain Underpants program.
On Wednesday morning at 10:30am, you can join Miss Susan of Kindermusik at Mary Black for Here Comes Spring, or you can discover all the different things you can do with marbles at County Park during Marvelous Marbles. Then in the afternoon at 2:30pm, the Grumpy Grandpas are performing at Brodie, and the magician Michael Picard at Waverley. Both of these events require tickets because space is limited. Then at 6pm, head to Waverley to watch Lego Batman!
Thursday morning at 10:30am, head to Brodie or County Park for Baby Time, or stop by Waverley for a prehistoric adventure where you’ll learn what it takes to be a dinosaur in Dino-mania! Then in the afternoon at 2pm, you can either bring your entire family to Mary Black to learn about energy at Science North: Power Up, send your 8+ year olds to Waverley to compete in the DC Superheroes Trivia Day, or bring your baby to County Park for Baby Time. And, as always, the weekly Build and Play @ MJ is happening at 6pm. Both Dino-mania and the DC Superheroes Trivia Day require preregistration.
On Friday morning at 10:30am, grab your best outfit and party with us at Waverley’s Unicorn Ball. Just make sure you’ve preregistered for this event. Then in the afternoon, teens are invited to Brodie to watch Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark at 2pm.
Finally on Saturday, March 17th, come watch the St. Patrick’s Day puppet show Little Green O’Glen at Waverley at 10:30am. Then in the afternoon, you can head to Mary Black for the Lego Family Drop-In. Or grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren to Brodie for Art That Rocks (you must be registered). Both the Lego Family Drop-In and Art That Rocks take place at 2pm.
So that’s all the children’s programs that are happening at the Thunder Bay Public Library during March Break. But be sure to check out our other programs during the rest of the year, too!
Shauna Kosoris – http://www.tbpl.ca. If you have a comment about today’s column, we would love to hear from you. Please comment below!