Healthy Kids Programs

You’re the Chef (returns!)

Children learn basic food preparation skills such as chopping vegetables and maintaining a sanitary workspace.  Participants will be able to sample and bring home a small portion of the prepared recipe.

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.

November 7th: Tex-Mex Black Bean Salad

November 14th: Super Fruity Pancakes

November 21st: Southwest Vegetable Quesadillas

November 28th: Everyday Omelet

December  5th: White Bean Penne Pomodoro

December 12th: Homemade Muesli Yogurt Parfait 

Registration is required.

Thorold MasterChef 3

Saturday, November 17th at 11:00 a.m.

Register your team (must include 2-5 participants with at least one  adult and one child) for our third cooking competition.  Participating teams are given identical ingredients and challenged to produce an exciting (and edible) dish—with no recipe.  The winning team will receive a Nutri Ninja blender (and all the glory)!

Comic Book Club

Explore our comic book collection, exchange recommended reads, and participate in other fun comic related activities.  Participants will receive one free comic book per meeting (while supplies last).  All Ages.

Tuesday, November 27th at 4:00 p.m.  Registration is required.

Youth Writing Club

Get inspired with fun prompts, monthly themes, and other writing activities.  Aspiring creators are welcome to bring any writing they have been working on and will be provided with a writing & drawing notebook.

The third Tuesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  Registration is required.

November  20th  Zine Workshop

December 18th  Festive Fiction


Beginner Sewing & Embroidery Workshop 1*

Monday, November 26th at 3:30 p.m.

Beginner Sewing & Embroidery Workshop 2*

Monday, December 10th at 3:30 p.m.

Beginner Sewing & Embroidery Workshop 3*

Monday, December 17th at 3:30 p.m.

*participants must complete classes in order

3D Printing

Individual 3D printing sessions can be scheduled on Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m.  An introductory lesson must be completed at least once.  Contact the library to register.  Fee: $3

Christmas Countdown Craft

Saturday, December 1st at 11:00 a.m.

Children will make their own spin on an advent calendar out of colourful paper rings.  Fun quotes, Christmas sayings, or special activities can be written on each day.  Kids remove one ring every evening until the big day.  Once the last ring is off, Christmas Eve is here!

All supplies provided.  Registration is required.

Winter Fairy Garden

Youth Session

Saturday, December 15th at 11:00 a.m.

Create a holiday spin on our popular terrarium garden workshop.

Fee: $5 All supplies provided.  Registration is required.

Tales for Twos and Threes

Thursday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

                    Participate in a range of fun & educational activities with your little one

  • Coordination games
  • Musical instruments
  • Songs/Stories/RhymesName/object identification

Baby Time

Tuesday mornings beginning September 18th—10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Ages 0-2

Introduce your little one to learning through songs, stories, rhymes and introductory

activities such as sensory development and self-awareness.

Therapy Tails

Therapy Tails visit the Thorold Public Library on the first Saturday of every month from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the children’s reading circle.  Animal reading buddies foster basic social skills and confidence in young readers. The unconditional support of a canine companion allows for a safe and nonjudgmental environment in which children get excited about learning and grow their love of reading.  There is no cost to participate in this program.

Family Film Matinees 

Enjoy a fun free screening, complete with complimentary popcorn!

Holiday Feature Friday, December 28th at 2:00 p.m.  Christopher Robin