Magic, mythology and more coming to local libraries

What do magic, mythology, and escape rooms have in common? 

They’re all fabulous topics for events happening at a library near you! Library staff and special performers will blow your minds with science and whisk you off to worlds of fantasy. 

Don’t forget to bring in your ballots before the end of Summer Reading Club for the grand prize baskets. Each branch has crafted unique, local gift baskets for a variety of ages. Every book read will get you a ballot – deadline for entry is Friday, August 26. 

See below for a sample of the free programming running in Minto, Mapleton and Wellington North this month. For a full list of programming, head to Search our event calendar, and register for programmes online. Don’t forget to subscribe for a programming brochure so you never miss a programme at the library.

ARTHUR BRANCH  (519-848-3999)

Breakout Box Challenge – Create your own Escape Room (Tweens and Teens)

Work together to solve intriguing puzzles and unlock the Breakout Box. Can you do it before time runs out?

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 11am to 12pm

Thursday, August 18, 11am to 12pm

Friday, Aug.19, 11am – 12pm 

CLIFFORD BRANCH (519-327-8328) 

Science of Magic (Ages 7 – 12)

Discover the hidden science behind magical tricks and illusions.

Thursday, Aug. 11, 3:30  to 4:30 pm

DRAYTON BRANCH (519-638-3788)

Myths and Make Believe – Dragons! (Ages 11 and up)

Join us as we explore the mythical world of dragons and create your very own dragon egg! 

Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2 to 3pm

HARRISTON BRANCH (519-338-2396)

Magic of Scott Dietrich (All Ages)

Join Scott Dietrich for a magic show full of fun and hilarity! 

Friday, Aug. 12, 2 to 2:45 pm

MOUNT FOREST BRANCH (519.323.4541)

Party Safari (All Ages)

Join us for a special guest presentation from Party Safari and get up close and personal with all sorts of animals. With their diverse selection of critters, Party Safari will take you on an interactive safari around the world!

Thursday, Aug. 11, 2 to 3pm

PALMERSTON BRANCH (519-343-2142)

Bubbleology (All Ages)

Miss T the Bubble Queen transports you into the whimsical and scientific world of bubbles!

Thursday, Aug. 4, 10:30  to 11:15 am