What’s happening in March

What's Happening graphicFind out about this month’s activities at the Library.  For more info about any of the library’s programs, contact us (or 613-269-3326).

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The Library has lots of March Break activities coming up.  And some new events from Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford!

March Break at the Library! (Mar 14-21):

Fascinated by Outer Space?  Join our March Break Maker Space for school-aged kids (most activities are for ages 5+) to make rockets, aliens, the solar system and more.  Please Note:  Outer Space is vast, but space in our activities is limited  – registration is required for most!  Contact the library to register (613-269-3326 / merrickville_library@bellnet.ca ).

All-day LEGO/Tech Club (Sat, Mar. 14 & 21, 10 am – 4 pm, drop-in): 

We’re putting out our LEGO and tech toys for an all day building sessions on both Saturdays of March Break.  Drop by anytime to get your tech on!

Rocket Launcher (Mon, Mar. 16, 2:00 – 5:00 drop in): 

Use cardboard and straws to make a simple rocket craft!  See if you can achieve lift off!
No Registration required for this drop in activity.

Light Up Solar System (Tues, Mar 17, 2:00 – 3:30): 

Learn about circuits and make a model solar system with a light up sun!  Ages 5+. Registration required.

Out-of-this-World Slime! (Wed, Mar 18, 2:00 – 3:30): 

Make some out-of-this-world slime to play with and take home!  Ages 7+. Registration required.

Pompom Aliens (Thurs, Mar 19, 2:00 – 3:30 pm):

Make a pompom and turn it into an adorable alien pal!  Ages 5+. Registration required

Egg-Drop Landing Capsule! (Fri, Mar 20, 2:00-3:30 pm): 

Can you construct a capsule to give your egg-stronaut a safe landing?  Ages 7+. Registration required.

Every Week:

StoryTime (Fridays, 10ish):

Bring your toddler or preschooler (ages 5 & under) to the library for StoryTime Friday mornings at 10:00(ish). Our drop-in StoryTime is a great way to develop your child’s early literacy and group interaction skills in a fun and relaxed setting. StoryTime encourages key skills that will help your child become a successful reader – through stories related to a theme, songs, rhymes & rhythm instruments, and a simple craft. New StoryTimers are always welcome!

Museum Passes:

A museum visit is a great March Break family activity! The library lends free family passes to several Ottawa museums & the Aquatarium. Or try a MAPsack for an outdoor family adventure and family park pass. Contact the Library for more info.

For Adults:

Off the Shelf! (Mon, Mar. 16, 7:00 pm):

Off the Shelf continues to delight audiences with short stories and other literary gems for adult listeners. Expect the unexpected!

Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford Events!:

Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford is holding these events at the Library in March

Ask a Farmer (Thurs, Mar 12, 6:00 pm):

Have you ever wanted to know more about where your food comes from? Explore the many benefits and advantages of local food sources in this Ask the Farmer series.

At each event you will have the opportunity to meet a local farmer and to learn more about their farm, including their background and growing/livestock-raising practices. A short information session will be followed by a question and answer period and general discussion.

This time we’ll meet Ryan and Monica of Merrifield Farms, producers of grass fed, free range chickens raised in a mobile barn with no floor and walls open to fenced pasture, which provides them with shelter and protection while allowing them to graze and roam.

Repair Cafe (Sat, Mar 28, 10:00 – 12:00):

“Folks who know how to fix things, getting together to help folks who don’t, bringing broken things back to life.”

If you’d prefer to fix or repair a broken item rather than send it to the landfill, but don’t quite know how to do it, don’t have the right space or tools to do it, come on out to Sustainable Merrickville-Wolford’s first Repair Cafe where you’ll be coached on exactly what you need to do!

At this Repair Cafe, an electrician will coach you on simple electrical appliance (toasters, kettles) and lamp repairs and a seamstress will guide you through any mending, patching, darning projects you may have.

Please bring only one item to be fixed, as time and space are limited. If your item is missing a piece or needs a replacement part such as buttons, electrical cord or switch, please bring that as well.

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