February 10, 2020

Media Release

March Break Programs at Chatham-Kent Public Library

“Under the sea, under the sea, darling it’s better down where it’s wetter, take it from me” – Sebastian, “The Little Mermaid.” Chatham-Kent Public Library is going under the sea for March Break!

Programs at Chatham-Kent Public Library are free to attend. Programs at Chatham Branch include:

Under the Sea Stay & Play
Monday, March 16, all day drop in
Dive in and explore activities with creatures under the sea.  Create a beautiful “Rainbow Fish” using a variety of materials. Drop in.

Shark Science
Monday, March 16, 10:00 am
Join researcher Jena Edwards to learn about the Greenland shark, the oldest living vertebrate and second largest carnivorous shark. For children in grade 3 and older. Drop in.

Cornell School of Irish Dance Performance
Tuesday, March 17, 11:00 am
The Cornell School of Irish Dance, founded in 1998 by Canadian gold-medalist Irish dancer, Devin Cornell, is performing in the library! Made popular by shows like “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance,” Irish Dance has been around for ages.

March Break Movie: “Playing with Fire”
Tuesday, March 17, 2:00 pm
When straight-laced fire superintendent Jake Carson and his elite team of firefighters come to the rescue of three siblings, they quickly realize that no amount of training could prepare them for their most challenging job yet -- babysitting. As their lives, jobs and depot get turned upside down, the three men soon learn that children -- much like fires -- are wild and unpredictable. Rated G. Drop in. A suggestion donation of $2.00 at the door is appreciated.

The Lower Thames Conservation Area’s Virtual Reality Sandbox
Wednesday, March 18, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Thursday, March 19, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The Lower Thames Conservation Area is bringing their Virtual Reality Sandbox to the library! The VR Sandbox teaches children all about the earth: geography, geology, and hydrology. Children use their hands to shape the sand into different landscapes, which are reflected in real time with a coloured map showing elevations, contour lines, and imaginary lakes, rivers, ponds, and wetlands. Best suited for children in grade 1 and older.

Fish & Chips
Friday, March 20, 10:30 am
Dive into Leo Lionni’s book “Swimmy” and put your chips down on a marine math activity. FINish up with a spectacular sea shanty.

Under the Sea Coding
Saturday, March 21, 10:30 am
Learn the basics of coding under the sea! Participants will explore simple coding concepts like algorithms, sequences, loops, and if-else statements. Learning to code helps children develop program solving skills, critical thinking, and creativity! Drop in.

For more information about programs and services at CKPL, visit www.ckpl.ca

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