Group Activities on Demand

Since Covid-19 safety guidelines oblige us to limit the number of people at the library at any one time, we are prepared to offer the activities listed below “on demand” to groups of 4 to 8 children at a time that works for you when the library is closed to the public.

Gather your group, choose your activity, and contact the library to schedule a time.

 

  • Where Are You?

After reading aloud the book Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by the author Oliver Jeffers, we will let ourselves be inspired by its theme and create a keepsake bookmark featuring our own designs done in colored pencil and marker on construction paper.

 

  • Ready, Set, Paint!

Inspired by the book Max et son art by David Wiesner, kids will experiment with different gouache techniques. Like Max, they will create their artwork that they will bring home. During the activity, it is recommended that children wear old clothes or an apron.

 

  • True Voices

Reading the book, The Blue Raven by the artist Ted Harrison, kids will get inspired to create puppets in order to tell their own story. They will be invited to cut, glue, or hand-sew felt depending on their age.

  • A Surprising Story

A book without words by illustrator Christian Robinson where images say everything will lead participants to collectively imagine their own version of the story. Gradually, as the story goes on, the participants will become the narrators of the tale. Then they will get to draw their own ‘’self’’ from another dimension.

 

Drawing Club

Are you fascinated by mangas or comic books? Do you like to create your own characters? Would you like to develop different drawing techniques?

A drawing club where pre-teens and teens can practice drawing, work on their techniques and to socialize. They will be invited to draw with charcoal and also to do watercolor. Some observation drawing lessons will be given, but the goal is to make drawing a fun and inspiring activity.