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Spring Break 2015
In this special edition of the Kids' e-Newsletter we are featuring our fantastic Spring Break activities and programs. There will be something for everyone - from science experiments to writing challenges, we have created educational and interactive activities for the whole family. Read on for information about these free programs!
teacher-girl-reading.jpg Brain Booster: How Smart is Richmond?  
It's Richmond plants vs. Zombies! Challenge yourself to a brain puzzle, mini mystery or activity sheet on your favourite subject. Each time you hand in a completed worksheet, you can choose to help the plants grow or help the zombies invade! 
Activity sheets will be available at Brighouse Branch March 16-27. There are new activities each day. This is a free, self-led program geared for kids ages 7 and up. 
RoboKids Robotics Competition

Watch robots created by RoboKids students compete in soccer. basketball, skiing and more. Drop in stations with hands on activities will be available to the public. All are welcome to watch and enjoy this free, drop in event.


Tuesday  Mar 24  3:00-6:00pm  Brighouse Branch

Science Programs 
Hands-on science experiments, games and more! For ages 7-12. Registration is required. 
Fun with Science: with UBC

Meet real science students from the UBC Let's Talk Science group and participate in a fun hands-on science activity.


Monday  Mar. 16  2:00-3:00pm   Brighouse Branch

Monday  May. 23  2:00-3:00pm  Brighouse Branch 


It's Electric! With BC Hydro

Learn about recycling, and energy and water conservation through fun interactive activities.


Thursday Mar. 19 1:00-2:00pm  Brighouse Branch


Spring into Science: with msInfinity

Join us for a cool science activity that will empower and inspire! Fun for girls and boys interested in science.


Wednesday  Mar. 18  3:00-4:00pm  Brighouse Branch 

Wednesday  Mar. 25  3:00-4:00pm  Brighouse Branch 


Beyond Computer Programming

Did you know computer programming helps to develop math and creative thinking skills? In this program children will learn tips, play and experiment with a computer coding instructor from Under the GUI computer school. This is for parents/caretakers and their children. For ages 8-15. Registration required.


Wednesday  Mar 25  7:00-8:30pm  Brighouse Branch

Mad Science Presents: DINOSAURS! dinosaur

Examine real fossil casts, explore the difference in the teeth of herbivorous and carnivorous dinosaurs and take part in a mini dinosaur excavation. For kids aged 6-10. Registration is required.


Monday  Mar 23  2:33-3:00pm  Steveston Branch

CODING4FUN online studying homework help
Learn computer programming through fun activities involving Angry Birds, Plants vs. Zombies and Disney's Frozen. For children and teens ages 10-15. You must bring your own iPad or tablet. This is a free program and registration is required.

Thursday  Mar 19  3:00-4:30pm  Brighouse Branch
Monday     Mar 23  7:00-8:30pm  Brighouse Branch
Thursday  Mar 26  3:00-4:30pm  Brighouse Branch
Retro Tech
Ever wondered what we did before cell phones? Was there anything before flat screen T.V's? Come into this drop in demonstration to see what kinds of technology your parents or grandparents used. This is a drop in event for all ages.

Friday  Mar 20  2:00-5:00pm  Cambie Branch 
Origami Yoda 
Build your own origami Yoda, Darth Paper, Jar Jar and more! Based on the popular book series by Tom Angleberger. "May the fold be with you!"
This is for ages 8 to 12 and registration is required.

Thursday  Mar 26  1:00-2:00pm  Brighouse Branch
Board Games ClubBoard Games
Are you mad about Monopoly? Downright batty for Battleship? Crazy for Connect Four? Well then you should come to this free, drop in club! Come and play some of your favourite games and meet new friends. This is for ages 6 and up.

Monday  Mar 16  3:00-4:30pm  Cambie Branch
Monday  Mar 23  3:00-4:30pm  Cambie Branch 
Text Adventure
Come and have fun with writing and wordplay during this free program. Using writing games and shared stories children will develop skills to help them in writing everything from poems to short stories. For ages 9-12, registration is required.

Thursday  Mar 26  2:00-3:00pm  Cambie Branch
Family Movie night at the library
Come and watch a movie at the library. Bring the whole family to the library and enjoy one of your movies. This is a free, drop in event.

Thursday  Mar 19  7:00pm  Cambie
Friday        Mar 20  7:00pm  Brighouse
Friday        Mar 27  7:00pm  Brighouse
Geronimo Stilton: Cheese Mystery
Who stole the cheese? Join our librarians and use your detective skills and solve the mystery of the missing cheese. This is for children ages 7 to 10. Registration is required.

Tuesday  Mar 17  3:30-4:30pm  Brighouse Branch
Thursday  Mar 19  3:00-3:45pm  Steveston Branch
Dazzle with Scrabble and other word games
Love words? This is the program for you. There will be Scrabble, Banana-grams and more; plus feel free to bring your own to share with new friends. This is recommended for children ages 8 and up. Registration is required.

Monday  Mar 16  3:00-4:30pm  Ironwood Branch
Young Engineer's Workshop: Build Super Structures

Learn about structures and how they are built. Watch demonstration videos and test your construction skills. This free program is for ages 7-10. Registration is required.


Tuesday  Mar 17  3:00-3:45pm  Steveston Branch

Puppets tell a Story 
Come and enjoy this interactive puppet show. First families are invited to watch a puppet show then try your hand at telling a story with a puppet. This program is best for families with children ages 2 years and up. This is a free, drop in program. 
Thursday  March 26  3:00-3:30pm  Steveston Branch    
Write a short story
Join our very own Christine Tutt in writing a short story. This published author will share some of her secrets on creating a well rounded short story. At the end of the session children will be encouraged to read their pieces out loud to parents and then the pieces will be uploaded to a Create & Learn document, making them available online.

Tuesday  Mar 17  2:00-3:30pm  Cambie Branch 
Snack Attack & Punch Lunches food fruit

Have you ever had trouble creating interesting meals for and with your family? At this workshop families will learn to create healthy, fun snacks and lunches with a dietitian. This program is for families with children of all ages. Registration is required.


Monday  Mar 23  3:00-4:30pm  Ironwood Branch

Pokémon Trainer's Gym Pikachu

Bring your Pokémon cards and video games to the Trainer's Gym to trade or battle other Pokémon connoisseurs to hone your skills. Program runs year round. For all ages, free and drop in.


Every Friday  4:00-5:00pm  Cambie Branch

Chess Club

Whether a beginner or an established chess veteran, we welcome you to come to the library and share your love of the game. This is a free, drop in program for ages 7 and up.

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Easter Books and Moreeaster-bunnies.jpg
Coming soon to a branch near you; the Richmond Public Library is getting ready for Easter and will soon have all of their Easter books, DVD's and More on display. There will be something for the whole family!
Holiday Hours - Easter 
All branches of the Richmond Public Library will be closed April 3, 5, and 6, 2015 for Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. There will be special hours on Tuesday April 7. Events Calendar.
In This Issue
Brain Booster
Beyond Computer Programming
Retro Tech
Movie Night
Engineer's Workshop
Easter display
Holiday Hours
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