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Winter Break is Here!


Happy holidays! Are you hoping for lots of snow? Whether you're looking forward to sledding or skating or just an epic snowball fight, winter seems more festive with snow. It can feel magical to simply stay inside and watch the snow fall, too. Put on your coziest pajamas and socks, drink some hot chocolate and read your library books! Aside from books, we're also here for you with online activities you can enjoy at home while staying warm and dry:

Live programs

The Penguin Show
There's a penguin at the puppet show. How do we get him to stay? Come laugh and sing along with Applefun Puppetry! Tune in on December 21 at 11 am.

Predict a Pie with AI
What does pie have to do with artificial intelligence? Find out on December 23 at 11 am!

Make a Paper Puppet
Learn how to make your own unique puppet! You will need to find construction paper and craft supplies ahead of time. December 28, 11 am.

Noon Year's Eve Storytime
Let's count down to noon with songs, stories and rhymes! December 31, 11:35 am.


Watch anytime

Magic and origami, coding and code-breaking, even supermassive black holes... our online programs cover so many different topics! Replay past events on our Crowdcast channel and you can:


Looking for more fun?

Want to try some easy science projects at home? Check out our Mini Makers and Fun with STEM videos on our YouTube channel. You could build race tracks and rollercoasters, launch catapults and rockets, even "sew" a constellation.

Finish the 2021 Reading Challenge! Ask a grown-up to help you fill out this form by Sunday, January 2, 2022 to enter the prize draw.

Listen to a story! Our Storytime at Home videos on YouTube are filled with songs and rhymes, perfect if you have a younger sibling. You can also call Dial-a-Story to listen to recorded stories over the phone, available in 16 languages. Check out the featured holiday story of the Nutcracker, retold by dancers from the National Ballet of Canada.