Preschool

Math Munchkins

Develop numeracy skills through stories and play.

  • Monday, March 18
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    8 classes
  • Monday, March 18
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.
    White Oaks Branch
    8 classes
  • Sunday, April 28
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
    5 classes
  • Wednesday, April 24
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
    5 classes
  • Wednesday, April 24
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Woodside Branch
    5 classes
  • Monday, July 8
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
    7 classes
  • Monday, July 8
    10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
    White Oaks Branch
    7 classes
  • Wednesday, August 7
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Central Branch
    4 classes
  • Wednesday, August 7
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Woodside Branch
    4 classes
  • Sunday, August 11
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Central Branch
    4 classes

Cost: Free
Age: 2Y-4Y

Family Storytime

Get moving at the library with stories, songs, and fun.

Storytimes start the week of March 18

      • White Oaks Branch
        Wednesdays 10:15am-10:45am
      • Central Branch (*The April 11th class is cancelled due to Battle of the Books*)
        Thursdays 10am-10:30am
      • Iroquois Ridge Branch
        Tuesdays 10am-10:30am
        Wednesdays 6pm-6:30pm
        Thursdays 10am-10:30am
      • Clearview Branch
        Saturdays 10:30am-11am (March 23-June 29
        Mondays 10:30am-11am (July 8- August 26)
      • Sixteen Mile Branch
        Tuesdays 10:15-10:45am (June 11-August 27)
        Thursdays 10:15-10:45am (June 13-August 29)

Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Croque Matin with Les Coccinelles d’Oakville Inc.

L’heure du conte en francais comprend des chansons, comptines et histoires en francais pour les enfants de 0 a 5ans accompangnes d’un parent ou gardien.

Storytime in French. Includes songs, nursery rhymes, and stories, of course. For children from birth to 5 years old, accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Monday, March 18
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Woodside Branch

Cost: Free/Drop-in
Age: Birth-5Y

 

New Parent Meet-Up

Are you a new parent who wants to meet other new parents or caregivers in your neighbourhood? Following our weekly Babytime program we will open up our program room fore new parents to get together, learn, share, and connect with one another. Not new to parenthood? Join us to share your knowledge and experiences!

  • Monday, March 18
    11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Monday, July 8*
    11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Central Branch
  • Wednesday, March 20
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch
  • Wednesday, July 3*
    2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Ridge Branch

Cost: Free/10 Classes *9 Classes
Age: Birth-12M

Tales & Tunes with Oakville Parent Child-Centre

Come and join the fun with your baby. Songs, stories, games, and lots of enjoyment make for a fun afternoon out.

  • Monday, March 18
  • Monday, July 08*

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/15 classes
Age: 5M-12M

*8 classes

Baby Rhyme Time in partnership with Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre

Bond with your baby through play, meet up with other families and share experiences. Enjoy circle time packed with songs, rhymes and stories. Staff from Oakville Public Library will visit the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

  • Tuesday, March 19
  • Tuesday, July 2*

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
2200 Sawgrass Dr.
Cost: Free/15 classes
Age: Birth-18M

*9 classes

Countdown to Kindergarten

Summer is nearly over! Let’s countdown the days until school starts. Join us for activities, storytimes, and crafts.

Tuesday, July 30
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
Cost: Free/4 classes
Age: 3Y-4Y

Summer Reading Club Closing Ceremonies

After a great summer, it’s time to share everything we learned. Come relax and try some new activities, or show off some of the things you’ve practiced all summer.

Saturday, August 24
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch, Creation Zone
Cost: Free
Age: All Ages

Preschool Discovery Lab!

Are you feeling curious?  What better place than the library to exercise a sense of adventure and explore the world around us! Join us as you and your child investigate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematic concepts in fun and exciting ways.

Glen Abbey
Monday September 10
1:00-2:00pm
Saturday September 15
1:00-2:00pm
Monday January 7-CANCELLED
1:00-2:00pm
Saturday January 12
1:00-2:00pm
Central
Thursday September 13
11:00am – 12:00pm
Thursday January 10 CANCELLED
11:00am – 12:00pm
Iroquois Ridge
Saturday January 12
10:30-11:30am
Age: 2Y-4Y
Cost: $35/5 classes

Crafting Through the Holidays

Come by for holiday themed crafts, stories, and fun. Spook with us on Halloween, Love us on Valentine’s Day, Cozy up in Winter, and Celebrate the New Year!

Age: 2-4Y

Cost: Free / Drop-in

Woodside Branch

Sat / Oct 20

11:00am – 12:00pm

Central Branch

Sat / Oct 27

11:00am – 12:00pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch

Sun / Oct 28

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Glen Abbey Branch

Tues / Oct 30

7:00pm – 8:00pm

White Oaks Branch

Sat / Dec 8

11:00am – 12:00pm

Glen Abbey Branch

Sun / Dec 9

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Central Branch

Sat / Dec 15

11:00am – 12:00pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch

Mon / Dec 17

10:00am – 11:00am

Central Branch

Sat / Dec 29

11:00am – 12:00pm

Iroquois Ridge Branch

Tues / Feb 5

10:30am – 11:30am

Drag Queen Storytime

Join us for a special family storytime with The East Toronto Drag Queens! Baby Bel Bel and Lucy Flawless will join us in full costume and makeup to share in an hour of storytelling, dress-up, and fun. The goal is to promote literacy & freedom of expression.

Central Branch – Auditorium

Saturday October 20th

11:00am – 12:00pm

All ages

Babytime

It is never too early to introduce your child to reading. See your baby laugh and smile as you sing, clap, bounce and learn rhymes together. All participants are welcome to stay, play and chat after the session.

 

Thursday, March 21
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
White Oaks Branch
Cost: Free / 10 classes

Thursday, July 4
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
White Oaks Branch
9 classes

Monday, March 18 (*The Monday April 8th class is cancelled due to Battle of the Books*)
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Central Branch
10 classes

Monday July 8
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Central Branch
8 classes

Tuesday, March 19
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
10 classes

Friday, March 22
1 pm-1:30pm
Glen Abbey
9 classes

Tuesday, July 2
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
9 classes

Friday, July 5
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
9 classes

Wednesday, March 20
1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
10 classes

Wednesday, July 3
1:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
9 classes

Wednesday, March 20
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Woodside Branch
10 classes

Wednesday, July 3
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Woodside Branch
9 classes

Free
Age: Birth-12M

Preschool Dance Party

Get ready to shake your sillies out at this special storytime that focuses on music, movement and physical literacy.

Tuesday, March 19
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
White Oaks Branch

Sunday, March 17
2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Central Branch
5 classes

Wednesday, March 20 (The April 10th class is cancelled due to Battle of the Books)
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Central Branch
5 classes

Wednesday, March 20
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Woodside Branch
5 classes

Thursday, March 21
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
5 classes

Friday, March 22
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Iroquois Ridge Branch
9 classes

Tuesday, July 2
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
White Oaks Branch
9 classes

Wednesday, July 3
11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Central Branch
5 classes

Wednesday, July 3
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Woodside Branch
5 classes

Thursday, July 4
10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Glen Abbey Branch
5 classes

Sunday, July 7
2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Central Branch
5 classes

Cost: Free/9 classes
Age: 1Y-4Y

TD Summer Reading Opening Ceremony featuring TEAM T & J

Welcome to the beginning of another exciting Summer Reading Club. Get ready to sing, clap and dance along with our exciting children’s performer TEAM T & J

Saturday July 6
2:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
Queen Elizabeth Community and Cultural Centre
Rehearsal Hall
2302 Bridge Road

Age: All ages
Cost: Free/Ticketed

Tickets will be available at all OPL branches two weeks prior to the event.

 


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