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Richmond Public Library's
Kids' e-Newsletter

Library News
April 2015
Spring is in full swing and, just like the blossoms on the trees, the Richmond Public Library website has something new that has blossomed as well: our new kids website! Make sure you check it out!. Also in this months kids e-newsletter, find out about our Read Local BC series, bringing authors such as Holman Wang and Lori Sherritt-Felming into the library. This month's e-Newsletter is also filled with programs and events for the whole family.   
Read Local BC series presents:
Holman Wang   
Local author, Holman Wang will take you behind-the-scene of Star Wars Epic Yarns, a new all-ages book series. Wang created felted wool characters to depict Star Wars scenes. Find out how he does it. Be a part of the excitement by coming dressed up as your favourite Star Wars character. Best for families with children 6 and up. Registration Required.

Brighouse Branch - Friday April 10 - 7:00-8:00pm 
Lori Sherritt-Fleming

This hands on and on your feet workshop explores how using drama to role play can inspire stories, characters and even novels. The workshop features several drama games that lead to creating a live and improvised plot. There will also be a series of writing stations for participants all coached by the author. For ages 6 and up, free, drop in. 


Brighouse branch - Friday April 17 - 4:00-5:00pm
Richmond Public Library, in collaboration with the Chess2Inspire Association, is hosting an eight lesson chess course for beginners. No prior experience required. For ages 5 and up. Free, registration is required

Brighouse branch - Thursdays - April 2 to May 28 - 5-6pm
Read with a Dog

What better way to practice your reading skills than to read to a dog? Children ages 7-12 will be paired with a teen to practice their reading, including reading aloud to a trained therapy dog. Designed to benefit struggling readers. Due to the special nature of this program and limited spots only register if you can attend all six sessions.


Steveston branch - April 29 to May 27 - 4:00 to 5:00pm  

Explore Our New Kids Website

Have you seen the new kid's section of our website? Well come and take a tour! Click here to see exciting program news, book reviews, helpful tips for parents and so much more..


Homework Help for Teens
Richmond Youth Services Agency (RYSA) and Rogers Connections Program is offering free homework support for youth ages 12-19. Free, drop in program.

Brighouse branch - Wednesdays - 3:00-5:00pm
Learning Together

In this 8-week program, parents with their child ages 3-5 will learn how to support their child's learning in preparation for kindergarten. Learn how to help your child develop a love of reading and acquire new skills in a fun and supportive environment. Registration is required 


Brighouse - April 8 to May 27 - 9:15 to 11:15am

Cambie - April 9 to May 28 - 10:30 to 12:30pm
Reading Buddies is back!
This is a recreational reading program intended to stimulate your child's love of reading. Children in grades 1-3 are matched up with a high school mentor for weekly reading sessions. Registration is required for this free program.

Brighouse branch - April 16 to May 28 - 4:00-4:45pm
Cambie branch - April 16 to May 28 - 4:00-4:45pm
Steveston branch - April 16 to May 28 - 4:00-4:45pm 
Le Club Francais  
This is a recreational reading program intended to help stimulate your child's love of reading and practice their French reading and pronunciation. Intended for children in French immersion, grades 1-3. Children are matched with a teen mentor for weekly reading sessions. Registration required.

Brighouse branch - Apr. 16 to May 28 - 4:00-4:45pm
Out of the Stacks - Teen Book Club
Can't think of a better way to spend the afternoon than reading a great book? Then why not meet up with like-minded teens and share your love of reading? For grades 7-12, registration required.

Brighouse branch - Wednesday April 22 - 4:00-5:00pm
Math Club
Improve your math skills while participating in fun and educational activities. We will have math problems and games based on the different grade levels. Free, registration required for grades 1-3

Brighouse branch - April 7 to April 28 - 3:45-4:45pm
Kids Writing Club
Do you love to write? Come and learn how to develop your writing skills through fun activities and games. Participants should attend all 8 sessions. For children grade 4-7. Register in person at the Kids' Place Desk at Brighouse library no later than March 31.

Brighouse branch - April 13 to June 8 - 3:30-4:45pm
Easter Books and More
The Richmond Public Library is ready for Easter and has all of their Easter books and media items on display. There is something for everyone!
Holiday Hours - Easter  easter-bunnies.jpg
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
Read Local Series
New Kids' Website
Learning Together
Reading Buddies
Le Club Francais
Easter display
Holiday Hours
We Recommend 

Rhyme Schemer    
rhyme schemer
What happens when you've been the tough, mean kid all your life and suddenly you find you're the one getting bullied?
This is the story of a creative rebel who learns from his mistakes and finds friendship and an ally in the strangest of places.  It's a story about standing up for yourself, bullying, creativity and expression.
Rhyme Schemer is written in verse and reads like poetic journal entries.
Hoopla Pick of the Month 


If your family enjoyed the newest rendition of Annie then they will also enjoy seeing the original Broadway score version. This lively musical staring Kathy Bates, as Miss Hanigan, is about a spunky orphan named Annie. It is sure to have the whole family singing along to this wonderful, award winning score.

Check this out on Hoopla!



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