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January 2015
Happy New Year and welcome to the January issue of the Kids e-Newsletter. The Richmond Public Library is kicking off the New Year right with programs and events for the whole family. Bring the family to a Storytime, teach baby a new rhyme at Babytime or discuss the newest Young Adults books at the Teen Book Club.
Reading Buddies Starts Soon! 
School aged children are buddied up with a teen partner to practice their reading skills. This is a free, registered course that runs for seven weeks. Please register in person at your local branch.
Brighouse, IronwoodSteveston , Cambie
 Space fills fast so sign up today!
Learning Together

In this 8 week parent and child program parents will learn how to support their child's learning in preparation for kindergarten. Parents or guardians will learn ways to support their child as they develop reading skills, learn about numbers, and the alphabet, through stories and play. Parents will also learn communication skills and practice activities with their child. This is a fun and educational way to interact with your child. This is a free program. For ages 3-5 years. Registration required.

Brighouse branch - Starts Jan. 14, 2015
Cambie branch - Starts Jan. 15, 2015


Google SketchUp

Join instructor Jason Zhang from Robokids for an introductory hands-on course to help students design models in SketchUp for 3D printing. You will also receive certification so that you can print your own files on the library's 3D printers. There are four sessions in total and participants must attend all four sessions.

Registration is required - Brighouse branch - Starts Jan. 12, 2015


Le Club Francais
This is a recreational reading program in which children in early French immersion are paired with French-speaking high school students. Le Club Francais meets for weekly reading sessions. This is a wonderful way for French immersion students to practice their reading and pronunciation. Recommended for grades 1 to 4.
Register in person at the Brighouse branch at the Kids Place. 
Math Club for Grades 1 to 3 
Improve your math skills while participating in fun and educational activities. We will have math problems and games based on the different levels. There are four sessions in total and participants are encouraged to attend all four.

Registration is required - Brighouse - Starting Jan 13, 2015
Chess2Inspire Lessons   
Richmond Public Library in collaboration with the Chess2Inspire Association is hosting a chess course for beginners. No prior experience needed. The Beginner's Chess Course consists of eight lessons that will introduce kids to the proper rules of chess and basic playing strategy. For ages 5 and up. This is a free program. 

Registration required - Brighouse - Start Date: January 7, 2015
New Years Resolutions  
Help your child make goals and attain dreams  

It is never too early to learn the importance of setting goals. Here are some tips to help introduce the concept of goal setting and achieving for children. Teaching children goal setting is a basic for building a child's confidence.

Reach for the stars great reads book list
Tips for Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Kids
Healthy Eating
Help the whole family make healthy eating choices
In this workshop we will discuss healthy eating styles and we will speak about understanding the risk factors for health. This workshop, for the whole family, will focus on two areas of healthy eating; health & food, and balanced diets.
 Brighouse - Monday January 19, 2015 - registration is required 
        Out of the Stacks - Teen Book Club
Can't think of a better way to spend the afternoon than reading and discussing a great book? Then why not meet up with other like-minded teens and share your love of reading. 
For grades 7 to 12.  
 Brighouse branch - registration is required
Homework Help for Teens
The Richmond Public Library is proud to have the Richmond Youth Service Agency and Rogers Connections Program offering homework help for youth ages 12 to 19 years. Starting January 14, 2015. Free, Drop In.
BrighouseWednesdays 3 to 5pm
Sing and Play

Join Richmond Family Place for this program for children ages 0 to 5 years of age along with their caregivers. You are sure to enjoy making new friends and learning songs and rhymes. Playtime is also included. This is a free drop in program.


The New Catalogue is Here!

Make sure you take some time to check out the new catalogue. There are many wonderful new features to help with your searches. The new catalogue has new release lists, book reviews, and so much more. 
In This Issue
Reading Buddies
Learning Together
Google SketchUp
Le Club Frances
Math Club
Homework Help - Teens
We Recommend 

Ready to Wear 

Everyone loves a good series; we get the chance to follow our favourite characters on many adventures.

This series by Chloe Taylor follows fashion loving Zoey Webber. In this first book of the series Zoey is excited when she finds out that her school is getting rid of uniforms. She designs and makes her own clothes as well as starts a fashion blog!
Hoopla Pick of the Month 

The Paper Bag Princess 

This wonderful Munsch classic is read aloud while the images stream by. This humorous riches to rags story is sure to please the whole family.


Check this out on Hoopla! 


Note: Richmond residents only.
RPL card required.   



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