March 2021

Canada Science and Technology Museum presents "All Aboard!"

Choo! Choo! Climb aboard this Virtual Field Trip for an exciting journey. Explore the world of trains through interactive demonstrations, storytelling, songs, and dance. For ages 18 months - 5 years, and their caregivers.

Please note that this program will be presented virtually, by the educators at the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

Thurs Mar 18 at 10:00 am

Large black train

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum presents "All About Milk"

Through two-way video conferencing, participants will meet the dairy cows and calves. Participants get a close-up view of the characteristics and needs of cows and their young. They also learn how farmers milk cows, and which other mammals are raised for their milk. The educators at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum will host this program virtually.  For ages 4-10

Tues March 30 at 6:30 pm


April 2021

Easter Fun for Everyone!

Join us for a special Easter-themed Storytime, where we will enjoy a variety of stories, songs and activities together. We encourage all participants to pick up a kit from the library in advance to help make the program more interactive, including the pieces to make a special STEAM craft (think Easter Bunny in a race car), and a special treat. The program is best suited for children ages 3-7 but all are welcome.

Thurs Apr 1 at 7:00 pm

Young girl holding and Easter Egg

Escape Escapades

Put your thinking caps on and get ready to pit your wits against various challenges and puzzles to escape! It will help to have a pencil and paper handy for some of the questions. Ages 9-12.

Sat April 10 at 2:00 pm


Sticky Science with Scientists in School

Get Sticky with it! Discover the science of sticky. Make your own glue from food products and test them to see how they hold. Create your own sticky art! And of course, there will be silly putty! For students in JK-Gr. 1. Please note that science kits are mandatory for class participation and must be picked up at the Main Library prior to March 11 to confirm your spot in the program. 

 Mon April 12 at 10:00 am

A child playing with sticky substance

Royal Botanical Gardens presents: Creatures with Wings & Crawly Things

It is an insect or not? How do they depend on plants? Learn about the characteristics and needs of insects, through interactive songs, poetry & specimens. This program will be presented (virtually) by the experts at Royal Botanical Gardens. For ages 4-8.

Mon April 12 at 2:00 pm

a young child using a magnifying class to identify bugs found on a flower

Family Trivia Night

Join us for a fun TV and Movie themed trivia night! The whole family can join in to answer questions together and compete as a team. 

We recommend you have two devices available for the program: one device to watch the Zoom window and one device to answer the questions on https://kahoot.it/ or through the Kahoot app on your mobile device.

Mon April 12 at 7:00 pm

neon light that says trivia night

Owl Prowl with Conservation Halton

Get "screen to beak" with live owls native to Ontario, and the educators from Conservation Halton, from the comfort of your own home. Learn about their fascinating adaptations, their habitats and calls, and see their soft, silent feathers and sharp talons. Bushy the Squirrel will make a special guest appearance! Fun for the whole family!

Tues April 13 at 10:15 am

the Conservation Halton Logo

Hooo's in the Owl Pellet with Scientists in School

Experience being a real-life biologist! Use an integrated STEM approach to investigate the diet of an owl and estimate the prey number and type. Dissect an owl pellet, sort and identify bones. Opportunities pre- and post-workshop to enhance your student's literacy, numeracy and visual arts activities by integrating owl pellet dissection and analysis into the program. For students in Grades 4-6. Please note that science kits are mandatory for class participation and must be picked up at the Main Library prior to March 14th to confirm your spot in the program. 

Tues April 13 at 7:00pm

two children standing with a microscope

Take & Make: STEAM Boats

Want to try your hand at engineering your own boat? Pick up a kit from us to take home, and you can create and customize your very own sailboat! Once you’ve built the boat it will be ready to put into action. Test it to see how well it floats and how far it can sail when the wind blows.  Best suited for ages 8-12.

Pick up kit: April 14

a collection of craft pieces required to build sailboat

Take & Make: STEAM Cars

Want to try your hand at engineering your own car? Pick up a kit from us to take home, and you can create and customize your very own balloon-powered car! Once you’ve built the car it will be ready to put into action. Test it and see how far it goes. Best suited for ages 8-12.

Pick up kit: April 14

a collection of the craft pieces required to a build balloon-powered car

On the Move! with Scientists in School

Explore how things move! Discover the science behind a magic trick, defy gravity by creating a balancing bird, engineer a car and race it to the finish line. We'll be on the move! For students in JK-Gr. 1. Please note that science kits are mandatory for class participation and must be picked up at the Main Library prior to March 15 to confirm your spot in the program. 

Wed April 14 at 10:00 am

Scientists in school logo

Electricity: Close the Circuit with Scientists in School

Explore the nature of electricity and its use. See how static electricity makes objects move. Design and build circuits to learn how a house is wired. Test conductors, insulators and switches. For students in Grades 5-7. Please note that science kits are mandatory for class participation and must be picked up at the Main Library prior to March 15th to confirm your spot in the program.

Wed April 14 at 7:00 pm

A young man wearing glasses with a lightbulb over his head

Canada Science and Technology Museum presents "Hidden Worlds: Under the Microscope"

Microscopes provide our senses with information to reveal hidden worlds that are otherwise too small to detect. Participants will examine micro worlds of everyday objects under a live video feed of the museum's digital microscope. They will get to choose from a variety of objects to visualize. They will then test their knowledge of micro worlds in a fun game! The educators at the Canada Science and Technology Museum will host this program virtually. For ages 6-12

Thurs April 15 at 10:30 am

two children with a microscope

Family Trivia Night

Join us for a fun Literacy themed trivia night! The whole family can join in to answer questions together and compete as a team.

We recommend you have two devices available: one device to watch the Zoom window and one device to answer the questions on https://kahoot.it/ or through the Kahoot app on your mobile app. 

Thurs April 15 at 7:00 pm

neon sign that says trivia night

Take & Make: Mason Bee Houses

Native bee populations are declining...but creating new homes and nesting sites for native bees can increase their numbers and attract new species! Try your hand at making a simple Mason Bee House; after you hang up your bee house outside, try the included STEM extension activities. Best suited for ages 6-10, with adult help using scissors and glue (not included). 

For more buzz-worthy resources, check out Speak for the Bees.

Registration Opens: Monday, March 22 
Pickup Date: Friday, April 16

Bee in a yellow flower

Canada Science & Technology Museum presents "Movement & Machines: It's Simple!"

Explore movement and forces while discovering the six basic types of simple machines. Learn all about the lever and inclined plane families through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Examine past and current examples of how simple machines make work easier. Then, play a game during a virtual tour of the museum's exhibitions. The educators at the Canada Science and Technology Museum will host this program virtually. For ages 7-11.

Fri April 16 at 10:30 am


Baby Shark Storytime

We are celebrating one of our favourite storytime-songs ever: Baby Shark!
Join us for a half hour of stories, activities, and songs, and finish up with a fun craft! For children 3-5 years of age with their caregivers. 

Fri April 16 at 11:00 am


Escape Escapades

Put your thinking caps on and get ready to pit your wits against various challenges and puzzles to escape! It will help to have a pencil and paper handy for some of the questions. Ages 9-12. 

Fri April 16 at 2:00 pm

Escape room sign

Investigate It! with Scientists in School

Be a detective! Test your powers of observation and deduction as you use forensic science to solve the mystery of the missing car. Fingerprints, footprints, handwriting analysis and more....Can you identify the culprit? For ages 7-12. Please note that science kits are mandatory for class participation and must be picked up at the Main Library prior to March 17 to confirm your spot in the program. 

Sat April 17 at 10:30 am


Pollinator Power with Conservation Halton

Bees, butterflies, beetles, ants and more! Pollination is at the heart of the food web and we are going in search of the creatures responsible! Special guest appearances by Bushy the Squirrel and Mountsberg’s very own Beekeeper! Best suited for children 6-10 years of age.

Sat April 17 at 2:00 pm

Conservation Halton logo

May 2021

Bookmaking for Kids & Caregivers

Join Canadian author Caroline Adderson, and illustrator Patricia Storms, for this special two-part workshop. On May 1st, Caroline will guide children and their caregivers through the process of immortalizing their own adventures in a simple story. On May 8th, Patricia will show everyone how published picture books are created. At the end of this two-part workshop, each participating family will have a hardcover picture book that they wrote and illustrated themselves – a permanent memento to treasure and hand down.

This workshop is best suited for children ages 4-8 years and their caregivers (siblings can work together). Hardcover books will be available for pick up at the Main Library, in advance. All registrants MUST be available to participate in both workshops. Register here, beginning April 6th at 9:30 am.

Sat May 1 at 2:00 pm

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Sat May 8 at 2:00 pm

hardcover book with ribbon around it