Children’s Programs

Posts about programs and events at the Library that are geared to children.

Learn to Knit

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Knitting is fun, creative and uses math skills. Learn basic stitches and complete a simple project.

We supply the materials. Bring your creative spark! Suggested for Grade 5 and up. Free, Drop-in!

4:00 pm

Pam Kirkpatrick Branch: First and third Thursday of the month. November 16, December 7, 21.

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Letters to Santa

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The elves & Santa are waiting to receive a Christmas wishlist letter from you and the library is here to get you started!

Come in to write your letter and place it in our special mailbox by Saturday December 9th and Santa’s elves will try to mail you an answer before December 25th. Letter writing begins November 18th in all of our branches.

Make sure to include your full return address.

Wish lists are good and Santa likes to read about family fun and activities too.

You can include pictures and drawings from even his youngest pen pals!

Place your letter in the library’s special mailbox by December 9th.

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NTPL Joins Frightfully Fun & Monster Mash

The businesses of the BTBIA and the ABIA downtown improvement associations are once again getting into the Halloween Spirit, and NTPL is proud to announce we will be participating in both of their events!

Tottenham and Beeton residents are invited to dress up their little ones and enjoy “Frightfully Fun” put on by the BTBIA. The D.A. Jones (Beeton) and Pam Kirkpatrick (Tottenham) Branches will be participating in this event.

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Alliston residents are invited to dress up their little ones to enjoy “Monster Mash” put on the ABIA. The Memorial (Alliston) Branch will be participating in this event.

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Friday’s Family Friendly Movie x2!

That’s right! We’re doing 2 showings of our PA Day Friday Family Friendly Movie!Captain Underpants Movie

Friday morning, you can drop by the D.A. Jones Branch in Beeton for a 10:30 am showing of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

Friday afternoon, you can drop by the Memorial Branch in Alliston for a 2 pm showing of the same film!

You choose the best time and location for your schedule. We provide the movie, the popcorn & the juice!

 

 

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NTPL & CUPE 905 Library Week Contest

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It’s Ontario Public Library Week and we are celebrating in style! We have programs and events happening all week long, and we have this amazing contest brought to you in partnership with CUPE Local 905!

Show us why you love your library workers  – take a photo, post it to Facebook – tag it @CUPELocal905 and @NewTecumsethPublicLibrary. Just like that, you’re entered to win!

The prizes are amazing!

  1. Toronto Maple Leaf Tickets (approx. $200 value, date/time to be picked with winner)
  2. Canadian, Eh? Gift Basket (approx. $100 value)
  3. FitBit Zip (approx. $60 value)

Show us your pictures!

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Canadian Library Month – #GetTheCard

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October is Canada Library Month and Ontario Public Library Week takes place between October 15 and 21, 2017. Show your support for your local library by entering the Ontario Library Association’s #GetTheCard Contest! Here’s How You Can Enter:

  1. Gather your library card(s) and take a photo with them!
  2. Tell us how you use your library card!
  3. Share your photo on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram using the hashtag #GetTheCard.

You Could Win:

  1. A Forest of Reading Award nominee book set (approx. $200 value);
  2. An e-reader for yourself and for your library (approx. $270 value); or
  3. A prize pack from The Library Marketplace (approx. $200 value).

Don’t have a card? Visit any of the New Tecumseth Public Library  branches to get yours today!

Memorial Branch: 17 Victoria St. E., Alliston

D.A. Jones Branch: 43 Main St. W., Beeton

Pam Kirkpatrick Branch: 55 Queen St. S. Tottenham (in the Tottenham Mall)

This contest is being held by the Ontario Library Association and open only to residents of Ontario, Canada.

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October is Canadian Library Month

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October is Canadian Library Month! During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. We would love to hear the role that the library has played in your life – so much so that there will be a contest announced soon on that very topic! Watch this blog, our Facebook page, Twitter feed and library website for details to be released.

In the midst of Canadian Library Month is Ontario Public Library Week – October 15-21st, and to celebrate, we have lined up a variety of programs and events that highlight some of the things the library can do for you.  Please join us!

Friday, October 13th: The Spoken Word Poetry Reading    7-9 pm

This will be a free open mic poetry reading at Classique Espresso Bar & Cafe 34B Queen St. N. Tottenham, sponsored by New Tecumseth Public Library. Please drop in.

Tuesday, October 17th: Fiction Writer’s Workshop   7-9 pm

Presented by local author Judy Penz Sheluk in the W.I. Room of the Memorial Branch in Alliston (17 Victoria St. E).  Free. Please drop in.

Wednesday, October 18th: Genealogy Workshop  – Getting More Out of Your Ancestry DNA part 2 & Introduction to Y-DNA Testing  2-4 pm

Presented by Karen Johnstone, research consultant with Mending Broken Bonds Family Research Services in the W.I. Room of the Memorial Branch, Alliston (17 Victoria St. E.). This is a free program. Please drop in.

Wednesday, October 18th: Tech Assist Seminars Presents:  Library Catalogue & Databases    6-8 pm

(for parents of school age children) Wondering how to use the library catalogue? Wondering what online tools the library offers to assist with school projects and research? This seminar will give a brief introduction to what the library offers in digital content and help you become comfortable using our catalogue. This free program requires pre-registration, please call or drop by your local branch to register. It will be held in the W.I. Room of the Memorial Branch in Alliston (17 Victoria St. E).

Thursday, October 19th:At Our Age: Fire Safety for Adults 65+      2 pm

Presented by the New Tecumseth Fire Department, in the W.I. Room of the Memorial Branch, Alliston (17 Victoria St. E). This is a free program, pre-registration is requested, call or visit your local branch to register.

Thursday, October 19th: Just the Ticket: a comedy     7 pm sharp

Presented by New Tecumseth Public Library’s Play Reading Series. Just the Ticket, a play  by Peter Quilter will be presented in the Joansie’s Room of the D.A. Jones Branch, Beeton (43 Main St. W). Directed by Catherine Burns. Reading Participants: Colleen Williams & Graeme Peters.

Susan, an eccentric sixty-year-old, decides to celebrate her birthday by repeating a journey to Australia she made with a group of friends when she was 20. This time, she’s travelling alone – carrying the same hopes and dreams, but with 40 years of extra baggage! Her wit, charm, chaos and hint of sadness have given her a unique outlook on life – and make her an unforgettable character. Just the Ticket is a poignant 90-minute journey through Susan’s hilarious life. The playwright Peter Quilter also wrote the play upon which the movie Florence Foster Jenkins(starring Meryl Streep) was based.

Discussion and Q&A will follow the Reading. Refreshments will be served. Please contact the Beeton DA Jones Branch to register for this free event – 905-729-3726.

Friday, October 20th: Family Friendly Movie – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Join us for a Family Friendly Movie, popcorn and juice provided, free drop-in. Choose the location that best suits you!

10:30 am: Joansie’s Room of the D.A. Jones Branch, Beeton (43 Main St. W.)

2:00 pm: W.I. Room of the Memorial Branch, Alliston (17 Victoria St. E.)

 

Come Celebrate with Us!

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Children’s Programs Are Back!

School is back in session and the library’s fall programming is underway once more.

Baby Time: Language is fun! Get started early and help your baby develop language skills with rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories for babies. Enjoy the social time, too!  Free, Drop-in!   2:00 pm   Pam Kirkpatrick Branch: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21

Lively Tales: Join us for songs, rhymes, stories and a simple craft. Adult attends to encourage participation. All welcome. Free, Drop-in!  10:15 am  Pam Kirkpatrick Branch: Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21 / D.A. Jones Branch: Wednesdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 / Memorial Branch: Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23

Learn to Knit: Knitting is fun, creative and uses math skills. Learn basic stitches and complete a simple project. We supply the materials. Bring your creative spark! Suggested for Grade 5 and up. Free, Drop-in! 4:00 pm Pam Kirkpatrick Branch: First and third Thursday of the month. October 5, 19, November 2, 16, December 7, 21

Family Lego: Come create, play and experiment.  We supply the Lego. Bring your imagination! Free, Drop-in! All branches, any time.

Free Family Movies: Join us for family friendly movies. Popcorn and juice provided. Free, drop-in!

  • Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie 
  • 10:30 am D.A. Jones Branch: Friday October 20
  • 2:00 pm   Memorial Branch: Friday October 20

Teen Book Review Crew:  Do you want to earn volunteer community service hours but it is difficult for you to get to the library? Do you love books and sharing your opinions? You can earn volunteer hours by submitting book reviews. Submit one book review and earn a ½ hour of volunteer time, providing the review meets several requirements below and is posted on the library website. Write in your own words

  • Write 75 to 100
  • Tell us a little bit about the story. Keep the spoiler alert in mind!
  • Convince us to read the book or not.

Work at your own speed, earn the number of volunteer hours you like and on your schedule right from home.  The completed review can be dropped off at any branch. We have provided a Review Form to make it easy to work at your own speed, earn the number of volunteer hours you like and on your schedule right from home. The completed review can be dropped off at any branch.

 

 

 

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Canada 150 & NTPL

Celebrate #Canada150 all month long with NTPL! Visit all three branches and join us in celebrating Canada’s big birthday.

Fill out a maple leaf with one of the reasons you love Canada and contribute to our “150 Reasons We Love Canada” murals. There’s one in every branch! 150 Reasons Banner.jpg

Try our quiz to see how much you know about Canada – hand it in for a chance to win! Copies of the quiz are available in all three of our branches.

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Drop by the D.A. Jones Branch in Beeton, on Friday, June 30th for NTPL’s Canadian Birthday Party: “Birthday Cake & Sidewalk Chalk” between 10 am and 3 pm. Create a masterpiece in chalk on the library sidewalk, then enjoy a piece of birthday cake. All ages. Free.

Happy Birthday Canada!  We’re looking forward to celebrating with you all month long!

 

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Friday Family Films

NTPL has been pleased to present Friday Family Films on every P.A. Day this school year. This Friday, June 9th, is the last P.A. Day of the year and once again, NTPL has a great film lined up.

Drop by the D.A. Jones Branch (Beeton) to enjoy “The Croods” this Friday, June 9th at 1:00 pm.  It’s fun and it’s free! And we provide the popcorn and juice!

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After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy.

 

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