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December 2023

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(40 Results Found)
December 1, 2023  to  December 31, 2023
5 Dec
Preschool Story Time Not Registered

10:15 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Drop-In for a fun and lively story time for you and your preschooler. We will help expand your child's attention span and imagination through stories and songs while focusing on early literacy skills. 

Halloween Story Time: Come in your costume and parade around the Children's Area on October 31!

5 Dec
Tech 1 on 1 - Digital Collection Help Registration Required

11:00 AM| 345 Aylmer St. N.

If you need some guidance navigating the world of technology, you can book a personal session with one of our Tech Coaches! 

 

We have two types of coaching sessions available: 

  • Digital Collection Help: for help with accessing and using our eBooks and other Digital Library resources. 
  • Basic Tech Help: for basic questions related to your computer or mobile device.  

 

Please note: Tech Coaches cannot help with computer or hardware repairs or provide ongoing tutoring sessions. 

5 Dec
Baby & Me - Late Fall afternoons Registration Required

02:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Spend some special one-on-one time with your baby and connect with other families. Each week, Laura will share songs, stories, bounces, and rhymes designed to support your child's development and learning. 
 

Stay and Play: Toys will be available for babies while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

* Register once for the entire 6 week series.  

5 Dec
Trail Tales Not Registered

06:00 PM| Various Parks in Peterborough ON

Come out for an evening family stroll along some of Peterborough’s lovely trails while Laura shares some oral stories, songs and rhymes that connect us to the natural beauty around us. 

Please dress for the weather, we only cancel if there’s a downpour or storm. Also, please bring a headlamp or flashlight as we move into the darker months. 


Oct 10 - Meet at Ecology Park

Nov 7 - Meet at Jackson Park by the Pagoda Bridge

Dec 5 - Meet at Ashburnham Memorial Park: Peterborough Museum & Archives

Jan 23 - Meet at Pioneer Memorial Park: Master's College and Seminary

Feb 20- Meet at Sherbrooke Woods: Monseigneur-Jamot

 

 

6 Dec
FULL - Toddler Time - Late Fall Mornings Registration Required

10:15 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Build vocabulary and share the love of reading through picture books, finger plays, songs, and rhymes in this interactive program for busy toddlers and their caregivers.  

Register once for the entire 6 week series. 

Stay and Play: Toys will be available for toddlers while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

6 Dec
Living & Aging Well: Building Community Registration Required

10:30 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

We're partnering with Age-friendly Peterborough in this series for older adults, focussing on learning ways to stay safe, connected, and active in our community. Each month's session will feature a presentation, discussion, and time for socializing over a small luncheon.

December topic: Building Community

Communities can be complex, but when we are connected, we create a sense of belonging and purpose. Each of us has a role to play to build our community. Jayne Culbert, Peterborough’s Age-friendly Coordinator, will inspire and motivate you to be part of an age-friendly community that supports healthy aging.

 

6 Dec
Toddler Time - Late Fall Afternoons Registration Required

02:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Build vocabulary and share the love of reading through picture books, finger plays, songs, and rhymes in this interactive program for busy toddlers and their caregivers.  

 *Register once for the entire 6 week series. 

Stay and Play: Toys will be available for toddlers while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

7 Dec
Baby & Me - Late Fall Mornings Registration Required

10:15 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Spend some special one-on-one time with your baby and connect with other families. Each week, Laura will share songs, stories, bounces, and rhymes designed to support your child's development and learning. 

Stay and Play: Toys will be available for babies while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

*Register once for the entire 6 week series.  

7 Dec
Lunch & Learn Holiday Photos Worth Celebrating Registration Required

12:10 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

Take a break in the middle of your day to explore topics that will help you in practical ways. You can attend online while munching on mute at your desk or brown bag it and join us in-person at the library. 

December topicHoliday Photos Worth Celebrating

Professional photographer, Jordan Lyall, will share some great tips for taking candid cellphone photos of your loved ones sharing joyful events and celebrating seasonal activities.

7 Dec
Indigenous Bilingual Story Time Not Registered

06:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Once a month, families are invited to come and listen to a story read in Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) by an Indigenous community member, followed by a craft or activity.  

 December Reader: Ashley Wynne 

Title: Waabii the Rabbit 

January Reader: Sarah Wood 

Title: Mii maanda ezhi-gikendamaanh (This is how I know)   by Brittany Luby and Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley 

Translated by Alvin Ted and Alan Corbiere 

 February Reader: Crys Wintjes 

Title: Gimanaadenim (You Hold Me Up) by Monique Gray Smith and Danielle Daniel. Translated by Angela Mesic and Margaret Noodin 

 

An English translation of the story will be provided. Everyone is invited to listen, learn and enjoy!   

This program is offered in partnership with the Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

9 Dec
Grab & Go Craft Kits Takeaway

10:15 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Visit the Library on Saturdays and bring home a Family Grab & Go Craft Kit!  Each kit contains the materials and instructions you need to make a fun craft or activity at home. 

Kits are available on a first come, first served basis at the Children's Check-Out Desk while supplies last.  

 

This program has been made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Library

9 Dec
Puzzle Swap Not Registered

01:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. N.

Bring in your gently used jigsaw puzzles and swap them for a new-to-you puzzle to work on over the holidays. Swappers get first dibs on trades, but we'll also have some free puzzles available.

Just want to donate? Drop off your donations at our Main Check-out Desk any time before December 8. Winter and holiday themes are especially welcome!

9 Dec
Try-it: Mechanical Puzzles Not Registered

01:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. North

Curious about hand-held mechanical puzzles? Stop by and try to solve a puzzle or two at your own pace. We'll give you hints if you need them, but you'll soon learn to think outside the box (or in!) as you explore.

11 Dec
Homeschool Hangout Not Registered

01:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Join us once a month for an afternoon of special guests, games, STEM activities, arts & crafts, and more with other homeschooling families.  

 January 8th - Special Guest Visit - Guide Dogs with CCB

11 Dec
Tech 1 on 1 - Digital Collection Help Registration Required

02:00 PM| 345 Aylmer St. N.

If you need some guidance navigating the world of technology, you can book a personal session with one of our Tech Coaches! 

 

We have two types of coaching sessions available: 

  • Digital Collection Help: for help with accessing and using our eBooks and other Digital Library resources. 
  • Basic Tech Help: for basic questions related to your computer or mobile device.  

 

Please note: Tech Coaches cannot help with computer or hardware repairs or provide ongoing tutoring sessions. 

12 Dec
Preschool Story Time Not Registered

10:15 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Drop-In for a fun and lively story time for you and your preschooler. We will help expand your child's attention span and imagination through stories and songs while focusing on early literacy skills. 

Halloween Story Time: Come in your costume and parade around the Children's Area on October 31!

12 Dec
Baby & Me - Late Fall afternoons Registration Required

02:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Spend some special one-on-one time with your baby and connect with other families. Each week, Laura will share songs, stories, bounces, and rhymes designed to support your child's development and learning. 
 

Stay and Play: Toys will be available for babies while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

* Register once for the entire 6 week series.  

12 Dec
Teen Book Club Registration Required

04:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. North

Love reading? Join us once a month for a lively discussion with other book lovers over snacks! Pick up this month's YA novel at our Main Check-out Desk (or download the eBook on hoopla Digital or cloudLibrary), read it, then come tell us what you think!

Please note: the selected titles are generally recommended for high-school-age readers but may vary widely in maturity level and content. Any questions? Please contact Karen Bisschop, Community Development Librarian, Adult & Teens, at kbisschop@peterborough.ca or 705-745-5382 ext. 2352.

13 Dec
FULL - Toddler Time - Late Fall Mornings Registration Required

10:15 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Build vocabulary and share the love of reading through picture books, finger plays, songs, and rhymes in this interactive program for busy toddlers and their caregivers.  

Register once for the entire 6 week series. 

Stay and Play: Toys will be available for toddlers while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

13 Dec
Toddler Time - Late Fall Afternoons Registration Required

02:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Build vocabulary and share the love of reading through picture books, finger plays, songs, and rhymes in this interactive program for busy toddlers and their caregivers.  

 *Register once for the entire 6 week series. 

Stay and Play: Toys will be available for toddlers while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

13 Dec
Forest of Reading Kick Off Event Not Registered

04:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

This winter, participate in one of Canada’s biggest book clubs for kids: Forest of Reading.      

Join us as we kick off our 2024 Forest of Reading club with book teasers, activities and fun!  Learn about our Beanstack Challenges, monthly meetups and everything else you’ll need to enter the Forest of Reading. 

13 Dec
Writing Circle Registration Required

07:00 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer St. North

Join other writers in a safe space to share your writing, receive feedback, offer advice, and discuss issues you may be experiencing in your writing journey.

Our meetings occasionally feature mini-writing workshops led by professional writers to provide insight into the writing process and craft.

January 24: Guest speaker: Matthew Flager

Matthew Flager is the author of Held to the Fire, the story of the 1916 fire at the Quaker Oats factory in Peterborough.  Matthew will talk about the challenges of writing a book about an event that happened 107 years ago; how Held to the Fire came into being; why this is an important story to tell; and do a select reading from the book. 

14 Dec
Baby & Me - Late Fall Mornings Registration Required

10:15 AM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Spend some special one-on-one time with your baby and connect with other families. Each week, Laura will share songs, stories, bounces, and rhymes designed to support your child's development and learning. 

Stay and Play: Toys will be available for babies while you enjoy time with other caregivers after the program. 

*Register once for the entire 6 week series.  

14 Dec
Tween Book Club Registration Required

06:30 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

Each month, we meet at the Library for some fun and lively discussions around our monthly book club title. This is a terrific opportunity to discover new genres, series and authors while making new friends. 

This program has been made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Library.

 

15 Dec
Makerspace Not Registered

05:30 PM| Main Library - 345 Aylmer Street North.

We are transforming the Story Corner into a Makerspace where you can come and create things together!  

  • CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS October: see what you can build with things like popsicle sticks, corks and straws. 
  • November: make a marble maze with cardboard and playdough. 
  • December: make your own holiday cards and gifts.
  • January: construct a bridge using a set number of materials
  • February: make a superhero costume - complete with mask and cape.

 This program has been made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Library