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LC Library Events for May 2018

Wyoming, ON – Lambton County Library is celebrating Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Residents are invited to drop into their local library to pick up a comic book, supplied by Future Pastimes of Sarnia. Free Comic Book Day takes place each year on the first Saturday in May. The comic books are specifically printed just for Free Comic Book Day.

The Kobo Aura One eBook Reader is now available to borrow at all libraries. This eReader allows users to directly download materials from the Library's Overdrive eBook Library without requiring a computer. The device is free with a library card, for a 21 day lending period, at any of Lambton County's 26 branches.

New preschool sessions begin the week of May 21 at most Lambton County Library branches. Tales for Tots is a 30 minute program designed for children aged three and under and their caregivers. Story Hour is a one hour program for three to five-year-olds and their caregivers. Included are songs, stories, fingerplays, activities, and crafts developed to stimulate and create an early interest in reading. Sessions are generally six weeks in length.

Please pre-register for all programs except those specified as a drop-in by contacting the individual library.

Programs are free unless otherwise noted. Visit www.lclibrary.ca for further details. If living outside of Wyoming’s local calling area, call the toll-free number 1-866-324-6912 with any questions or concerns.

All branches are closed Sunday, May 20 and Monday, May 21.

 

Alvinston Library (519-898-2921)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • DVD Converter - Transfer your old VHS cassettes to DVD with this machine for free. Available for the month of May.
    • Sphero - This robotic ball is controlled with a tilt, touch, or swing of a tablet.
      • · Program - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 11.
  • Story Hour (Ages 3-5 with caregiver) Drop-in - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 31.
  • Royal Tea (Adult) Drop-in - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Tea party to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of Harry and Meghan.
  • Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 25.
  • Routes to Roots (Adult) Pre-register - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 7. Learn the various routes to researching your family roots.

Arkona Library (519-828-3406)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used indep­endently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • littleBits - These colour-coded building blocks snap together with magnets to form larger circuits.
      • Program - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.
  • All month Colouring and Craft (Children) - Available all month when the library is open.

Brigden Library (519-864-1142)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Historic Lambton County Photo Booth - Have your image blended into historic photos of Lambton County.
      • Program - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16.
  • Tween Book Club (Tween) Pre-register - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22.
  • "Let's Talk Youth Mental Health" with the Canadian Mental Health Association (Teen) Drop-in - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. A brief introduction to mental health awareness that is both interactive and informative. Youth can learn about mental health, how to maintain it, mental illness and the stigma associated with it, suicide prevention, as well as signs, symptoms, and where to get help when someone may need it.

Bright's Grove Library (519-869-2351)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Sewing Machine - The Janome 5060 QDC is computerized/programmed with 24 stitch types.
    • · Workshop - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22.
  • Story Hour (Ages 3-5 with caregiver) Pre-register - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 24, 31.
  • Tales for Tots (Ages 18 mths to 3 years with caregiver) Pre-register
    • · 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 22, 29.
    • · 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 24, 31.
  • All month - Drop-in Craft - May - Ewok
  • All month - Scavenger Hunt - May - Book Covers
  • Lego Club (school-age) Pre-register - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 13.
  • Reading to Paws (Children) Pre-register - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 7. Share a story with a Therapy Dog from St. Johns Ambulance Dog Program.
  • Tea Party (school-aged girls with their moms/grandmothers) Pre-register - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 11. Enjoy refreshments and a craft.
  • Tea-Time Tuesdays (Adult) Drop-in - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Come and enjoy a cup of tea and see what the library has to offer.
  • Afternoon Book Club (Adult) Pre-register - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24.
  • Afternoon Book Club #1 (Adult) Pre-register - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 - Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
  • Afternoon Book Club #2 (Adult) Pre-register - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • Evening Book Club (Adult) Pre-register - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett
  • Cookbook Club (Adult) Pre-register - 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 17.
  • Knitting Club (Adult) Drop-in - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Enjoy knitting or crocheting with others? Bring your own project and join us as we knit and chat. All levels welcome.
  • L.A.C.E. (Adult) Pre-register - 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 23. Ladies Assessment of Current Events. A monthly discussion series focusing on current events.
  • Travel Night (Adult) Drop-in - 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 28. Join us as we listen to interesting places people have travelled! Social hour to follow for further discussions.

Camlachie Library (519-899-2202)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Dash and Dot - Learning to code is fun with these toy robots that can detect objects, gestures, commands, and respond to them.
    • · Program - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 14.
  • Tales for Tots at Camlachie United Church (Ages 0-4 with caregiver) Drop-in - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 7, 14, 28.
  • Adult Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday, May 14. Call the library for details.
  • Camlachie Library Crafters (Adult) Drop-in - Bring your unfinished crafts (knit, crochet, embroidery, beadwork, quilting, etc.) and enjoy socializing with other crafters. Available 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays.

Corunna Library (519-862-1132)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Necomimi Ears & Mindwave - These headsets use brainwaves to either wiggle its cat-like ears or control mobile games.
    • · Program - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 7.
  • Drop-in Programs (Children) - Available all month when the library is open.
    • Drop-in Craft
    • Lego
    • Jumbo Jenga
  • Tales for Tots (Ages 0-3 with caregiver) Drop-in - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 7, 14, 28.
  • After School Robotics (Children) Pre-register - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24. Mindwave: Use your mind to race your friend in a virtual tractor.
  • Reading to Paws (All Ages) Pre-register - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Share a story with a Therapy Dog from St. Johns Ambulance Dog Program.
  • Adult Colouring (Adult) Drop-in - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mondays.
  • Corunna Community Knit Group (Adult) Drop-in - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesdays. Come out and learn, or give a hand to others as they crochet or knit. Enjoy some good laughs along the way!
  • Cook Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1. Come in to discuss a Cook Book.
  • Adult Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 28.
  • Thompson Gardens Book Club (Senior) Drop-in - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 7.
  • Write Your Story (Adult) Pre-register - 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, 14, 28. Interested in writing your own autobiography or the story of a family member. This is a 6-week session that will get you started in telling your story. During the course we will discuss the process of writing and end with options for publishing.
  • YMCA Settlement Services (Adult) Drop-in - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 28.

Courtright Library (519-867-2712)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • littleBits - These colour-coded building blocks snap together with magnets to form larger circuits.
    • · Program - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17.
  • Tales for Tots (Ages 18 mths - 3 years with caregiver) Drop-in - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 24, 31.
  • Drop-in Programs - Available all month when the library is open.
    • Craft
    • Scavenger Hunt
  • Tween Scene (Ages 7-12) Drop-in - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 24. Enjoy fun, creative ideas.
  • Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16.

Florence Library (519-692-3213)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Dash and Dot - Learning to code is fun with these toy robots that can detect objects, gestures, commands, and respond to them.
    • · Program - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10.
  • Drop-in Programs (Children) - Available all month when the library is open.
    • Colouring and Crafts
    • Lego Club
    • Hemp Bracelet Making
  • Village Stitchers (Adult) Drop-in - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. Come join the village knitting and crocheting group on Thursdays in from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Forest Library (519-786-5152)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
  • Historic Lambton County Photo Booth - Have your image blended into historic photos of Lambton County.
    • · Program - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 8.
  • Drop-in Programs (Children) - Available all month when the library is open.
    • Make and Take Craft
    • Colouring Pages
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Discover Trains
    • Discover Breakout
  • Tales for Tots (Ages 0-3 with caregiver) Drop-in - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 30.
  • Scraps & Glue & Stories Too (Children) Pre-register - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 14.
  • Knitting & Crocheting (Adult) Drop-in - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays.
  • King Street Book Club (Adult) Pre-register - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1.
  • Ipperwash Book Club (Adult) Pre-register - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2.
  • Managing Invasive Phragmites in Lambton County: A Landscape Approach (Adult) Drop-in - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. Phragmites is an alien, invasive plant with origins in Europe and Asia that has recently found its way to some of Lake Huron's beaches. Learn what the Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group is doing to reduce this problem with projects in Port Franks, Grand Bend, Ipperwash, and other provincially significant sites.
  • Art Show of Miniatures, Theme of 'The Garden' (Adult) Drop-in - Please take your submissions for the Art Show (4" x 6" or less) to the Forest Library by May 26, 2018. There will be a prize for 'People's Choice' and the art will be on display for the month of June to coincide with National Garden Week.
  • Wood Features: Design, Habitat and Garden Carpentry (Adult) Pre-register - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. To learn about creating a more interesting, natural and diverse garden or landscape, please join Lance as he presents some of the limitless possibilities to consider for your own particular environment.

Grand Bend Library (519-238-2067)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
  • Cubelets and MOSS - These magnetic blocks snap together to make robots that respond to light and sound.
  • · Program - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.
  • Drop-in Programs (Children) - Available all month when the library is open.
    • Drop-in Crafts & Colouring
    • Scavenger Hunt
  • Adult Colouring Pickups Drop-in - Adult colouring pages can be picked up at the library.
  • Gizmo Gadgets (Adult) Drop-in - 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, 14, 28. Helping people to eRead.
  • Women's Institute Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Reading : ' The Obituary Writer' By Ann Hood.

Inwood Library (519-844-2491)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Ozobots - Learn to code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds with this small, smart toy robot.
    • · Program - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10.
  • Saturday Craft (Children) Drop-in - 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 19.
  • Genealogy for Kids (Tween) Pre-register - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 28.
  • Tween Club (Tween) Drop-in - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 14.
  • Adult Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 4.
  • Quilting (Adult) Drop-in - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 31.

Mallroad Library (519-542-2580)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
  • Sphero - This robotic ball is controlled with a tilt, touch, or swing of a tablet.
    • · Program - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 18.
  • Baby Rhyme Time (Ages 0-23 months with caregiver) Pre-register - 9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 29.
  • Tales for Tots (Ages 0-3 with caregiver) Pre-register
    • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 29.
    • 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 30.
    • 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 30.
  • Story Hour (Ages 3-5 with a caregiver) Pre-register - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 28.
  • Family Story Time (Preschooler with caregiver) Pre-register - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 31.
  • Lego Club (school-age) Pre-register - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 26.
  • Tech with Treena (Ages 8+) Pre-register - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5, 19. Enjoy a program focusing on the current Makerspace equipment housed at the branch. Register early as space is limited.
  • Star Wars Day (All Ages) Drop-in - 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 4. Drop in and enjoy all things Star Wars - crafts, tattoos, games, trivia and snacks. Dress up and join the fun. Donations of personal items for the Women's Interval Home will be accepted.
  • YMCA Settlement Services (Adult) Drop-in - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3. YMCA Immigrant/Newcomer Settlement Services - A representative will be available for one-on-one assistance and information on the many services and programs available.
  • Landmark Book Club (Senior) Drop-in - 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. This group meets at Landmark Village but the public is welcome to join. Ask at the circulation desk for your copy of the selected book.
  • Write Your Story (Adult) Pre-register - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7, 14, 28. Interested in writing your own autobiography or the story of a family member. This is a 6-week session that will get you started in telling your story. During the course we will discuss the process of writing and end with options for publishing.
  • Adult Book Club (Adult) Pre-register - 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. Newcomers are always welcome. Please ask at the desk for your copy of this month's selection.

 

Mooretown Library (519-867-2823)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • littleBits - These colour-coded building blocks snap together with magnets to form larger circuits.
    • · Program - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 7.
  • STEAM (Ages 5-13) Drop-in - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, Monday, May 7, Wednesday, May 16. Engineering fun for kids!
  • Afternoon Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9.

Oil Springs Library (519-834-2670)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Snap Circuits and Electrical Crafts
    • · Program - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17.
  • Drop-in Programs (Children) - Available all month when the library is open.
    • Discover PS4
    • Discover Rainbow
  • Story time (Ages 3-5 with caregiver) Pre-register - 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 29.
  • Tuesday Afternoon Crafts (Children) Drop-in - 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
  • Celebrate Mothers (Children) Drop-in - 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. Make something special for your mom, grandmother or someone special in your life.

Petrolia Library (519-882-0771)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Button Maker & Wacom Tablet - Make badge buttons with a magnetic or pin backing.
    • · Workshop - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 11.
  • Tales for Tots (Ages 0-3 with caregiver) Pre-register
    • · 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 29.
    • · 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 30.
  • First Friday Fun (Tween) Pre-register - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 4. Come out the First Friday of each month to make a cool craft.
  • Tweens Chats & Chews (Tween) Drop-in - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 9, 30.
  • "Let's Talk Youth Mental Health" with the Canadian Mental Health Association (Teen) Pre-register - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. A brief introduction to mental health awareness that is both interactive and informative. Youth can learn about mental health, how to maintain it, mental illness and the stigma associated with it, suicide prevention, as well as signs, symptoms, and where to get help when someone may need it.
  • Local Author of WATCH Daniel Barton (Adult) Drop-in - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. How does a strange recovered artifact connect the illustrious history of a small oil town, to one of the greatest museum heists in modern history? A dark secret has been protected for hundreds of years, but now, an innocent middle-class family is forced to find the answer and make the connection.Join us as Daniel relates his writing journey for WATCH.
  • YMCA Settlement Services (Adult) Drop-in - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. YMCA Immigrant/Newcomer Settlement Services - A representative will be available for one-on-one assistance and information on the many services and programs available.
  • Supporting Anxiety and Depression in Children (Adult) Pre-register - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. More and more research and studies show a strong of connection between the stomach and the brain. Learn how dietary changes can help balance and manage your child's moods.
  • Reading Group (Adult) Drop-in - 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Thursday, May 17.

Point Edward Library (519-336-3291)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Ozobots - Learn to code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds with this small, smart toy robot.
    • · Program - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22.
  • Adult Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 28.
  • YMCA Settlement Services (Adult) Drop-in - 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. YMCA Immigrant/Newcomer Settlement Services - A representative will be available for one-on-one assistance and information on the many services and programs available.

Port Franks Library (519-243-2820)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Makey Makey - This device turns everyday objects into key boards and mouse controls.
    • · Program - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 14.

Port Lambton Library (519-677-5217)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Cubelets and MOSS - These magnetic blocks snap together to make robots that respond to light and sound.
    • · Program - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24.
  • Discover Activities (Ages 6-12) Drop-in - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday
  • Magnets - May 5, 12, 19, 26.

Sarnia Children's Library (519-337-3291)

  • Rhythm and Rhyme (Ages 0-23 mths with caregiver) Drop-in
    • · 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.
    • · 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 4, 11, 18, 25.
  • On My Own (Ages 3-6) Pre-register - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 7, 14, 28.
  • Words in Motion (Ages 2 with caregiver) Pre-register
    • · 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
    • · 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 9, 16, 23, 30.
  • Cinco de Mayo Day (All Ages) Drop-in - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Help us celebrate Cinco de Mayo with games, crafts and other activities. Make a button with the button maker!
  • Movie (All Ages) Drop-in - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Come and watch the movie 'Cars 3' Rated G (102 minutes)

Sarnia Library (519-337-3291)

  • TAG (Teen) Pre-register - 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17. Teen Advisory Group (TAG) Are you between the ages of 12 and 18, want to earn community involvement hours, build leadership skills and meet new teens in your area? Enjoy snacks and have fun! Come to Sarnia Library and become a member of TAG! Members have their say in which activities and services are offered to teens.
  • 9th Annual Teen Photo Contest (Teen) - Theme:Lambton Parks and Waterways. Open to all Lambton County Teens aged 12-18. Formats 4x6, 5x8, 8x10. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd winners. Submissions accepted from May 2 to May 30. Up to 3 submissions per teen.
  • Board Gaming (All Ages) Drop-in - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturdays on the second floor area.
  • Bring your favourite board and card games to play!
  • Electric Library (Adult) Drop-in - 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 5. This is an opportunity to have device-related questions answered. Participants are encouraged to bring their tablets, laptops, eReaders, and other devices with them as well as their log in information for either the Apple or Google Play Store.
  • Free Incredibles Movie (All Ages) Drop-in - 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday, May 14. Note special start time of 6:30 p.m.! A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. Rated PG Length 1h 55min
  • Saving Strategies for Retirement (Adult) Drop-in - 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. Join us in the Sarnia Library's West Room for a free presentation on Saving Strategies for Retirement. Part of the Financial Wellness Series presented by RBC, Royal Bank of Canada.
  • Talking STEAM (Adult) Drop-in - 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday, May 28. Meets in the West Room. Explore the world of advanced technologies like robotics, electronics, computers as well as the world of science fiction, fantasy, horror and anime!
  • Mystery Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 28. Topic: Murder on the Farm

Sarnia Library Makerspace (519-337-3291)

A number of instructional workshops, for ages 10 to adult, are available on the laser cutter, sewing machine, 3D printer, Silhouette die-cutter, book binder and button maker. These workshops are necessary in order to operate the equipment independently. A valid library card is also required. Programs for children are also available. To pre-register for these events or for more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 519-337-3291. 

  • Beginner Workshop - 3D Luzbot Printer (Ages 10 and up)
    • · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 8
    • · 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 18
    • · 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 25
    • · 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 28
  • Beginner Workshop - Silhouette Cameo Die Cutter (Ages 10 and up)
    • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 11
    • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24
  • Beginner Workshop - Laser Cutter (Ages 14 and up)
    • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 4
    • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 7
    • · 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22
    • · 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31
  • Beginner Workshop - Jenome 5060QDC Sewing Machine (All Ages) Pre-register
    • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 3
    • 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Monday, May 14
  • Beginner Workshop - Button Maker (Ages 10 and up) Pre-register
    • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15
  • Beginner Workshop - Book Binder (Ages 10 and up) Pre-register - Binds up to 350 pages.
    • · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 29
  • Workshops: Completion of Beginner Workshop required.
    • STL File Creating Workshop - 3D Printer (Ages 10 and up) Pre-register
    • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1

Shetland Library (519-695-3330)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Sewing Machine and Soft Circuits - The Janome 5060 QDC is computerized/programmed with 24 stitch types.
    • · Workshop - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9.
  • Family Story Hour (Ages 0-3 with caregiver) Pre-register - 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 29.
  • Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 7.

Sombra Library (519-892-3711)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Workshop-Silhouette Cameo - The Silhouette Cameo is a versatile electronic material cutting machine.
    • Workshop - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday, May 24.
  • Tales-for-Tots (Ages 0-3 with caregiver) Drop-in - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, 30.
  • Tween Event (Tween) Drop-in - 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22.

Thedford Library (519-296-4459)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
  • Silhouette Cutter and Craft Circuits - The Silhouette Cameo is a versatile electronic material cutting machine.
    • · Workshop - 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 8.
  • Drop-in Programs (Children) - Available all month when the library is open.
    • Colouring
    • Make and Take Craft
    • Scavenger Hunt
  • EarlyON Storytime (Ages 0-6 with caregiver) Pre-register - 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 15.

Watford Library (519-876-2204)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
  • Necomimi and Mindwave - These headsets use brainwaves to either wiggle its cat-like ears or control mobile games.
    • Program - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 18.
  • Baby Rhyme Time (Ages 0-4 with caregiver) Drop-in - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, 25.
  • Tales for Tots (Ages 0-4 with caregiver) Drop-in - 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, 25.
  • Crochet 101 (Adult) Pre-register - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 14. Crochet for beginners.
  • Crafternoon (Senior) Drop-in - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays. Bring your craft whatever it may be and share your talent. Enjoy social time and meet new friends.
  • Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 28.

Wilkesport Library (519-864-4000)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Makey Makey - This device turns everyday objects into key boards and mouse controls.
    • · Program - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16.
  • Drop-in Programs (Children) - Available all month when the library is open.
    • Drop-in Crafts
    • Discover Domino Rally
    • Discover WiiU
  • What Lives in the Sydenham? (Children) Pre-register - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7. Check out an aquarium full of creatures living right in your back yard -the Sydenham River! Learn all about how they live and interact with each other.
  • Book Club (Adult) Drop-in - 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 26. Join us for tea and a book discussion. New members welcome! Visit the library to get your copy of the book.
  • Habitat Gardening (Adult) Pre-register - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30. Learn about creating your own habitat garden, which plants to use and how to create natural features like rain gardens. Take home a free native pollinator plant!

Wyoming Library (519-845-0181)

  • Mobile Makerspace Equipment - The public has free access to this equipment for the month; however, some of the equipment requires attendance at a workshop before being used independently. Pre-registration for workshops (for ages 10 and up) and programs (all ages) required.
    • Button Maker - Make badge buttons with a magnetic or pin backing.
    • · Workshop - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 23.
  • Drop-in Programs (Children) - Available all month when the library is open.
    • Scavenger Hunt
  • Tales for Tots (Ages 0-3 with caregiver) Drop-in - 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, 11, 18, 25.
  • Sensory Story Time (Children) Pre-register - 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5. Designed specifically for children with sensory processing sensitivities and their parents/caregivers to learn, play and read as a group.
  • After School (Children) Drop-in - 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25. Enjoy crafts, games, and more.
  • Souwesto Lives Author, Don Hair (Adult) Drop-in - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. Don Hair will read from his book, Souwesto. This story conveys the lives of the author's parents, John Hair and Alice Runnalls in Southwestern Ontario. A short presentation will follow on resources available in the Lambton County Archives with Archivist, Dana Thorne.
  • "Let's Talk Youth Mental Health" with the Canadian Mental Health Association (Teen) Drop-in - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 7. A brief introduction to mental health awareness that is both interactive and informative. Youth can learn about mental health, how to maintain it, mental illness and the stigma associated with it, suicide prevention, as well as signs, symptoms, and where to get help when someone may need it.
  • Adult Book Club (Adult) Pre-register - 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 9. Join us in discussing a monthly book.
  • Adventuring Canada's East Coast on Foot and Bicycle (All Ages) Drop-in - 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 16. Adventuring Canada's East Coast on foot and bicycle. Hear the adventures told by local resident, Cheryl Veary about her trek across the East Coast of Canada from May until October 2017. Four months with hiking boots, back pack, a bicycle, a tent, and dehydrated food!
  • YMCA Settlement Services (Adult) Drop-in - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. YMCA Immigrant/Newcomer Settlement Services - A representative will be available for one-on-one assistance and information on the many services and programs available.