Due to the global pandemic, March Break was moved to April this year. So, if you’re looking for something to do from April 12 – 17 here’s a list of what you can enjoy from your local Library!

2021 Special events and programs

Battle of the Books
Since we can’t get together in person this year, the libraries in Halton Hills, Burlington, Milton, and Oakville have joined forces to create a Battle of the Books Reading Program. Battle of the Books is an annual book based trivia tournament for Halton Hills' elementary school children in grades 3 through 8. For more information, visit the Battle of the Books page!
Bike welcome centre
Looking to get out and ride? Halton Hills Public Library has been designated as a Bike Welcome Centre by Ontario By Bike. Our branches offer bike racks, the option to borrow a bike lock to secure your bike while inside the building, a bike repair kit to patch a flat, a pump to add air to a low tire, washrooms, quiet spaces to rest and relax, and a water filling station for your reusable bottles. Stop by and use our resources before, during or after your ride!
Books, eBooks, audiobooks, games, movies and more!
Find a few great reads to enjoy on the back deck, borrow an audiobook to listen to while on your walk or hike, play a video or boardgame, binge watch movies or visit us in the Library! April School Break is all about you, so however you plan to spend it, borrow great resources from your local library. We provide free entertainment for all ages.

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Family recreation activities
Recreation and Parks has teamed up with HHPL to offer residents the opportunity to borrow a variety of fun activities and inspiring games. Activities include Spikeball, Giant Jenga, Disc Bash, Bean Bag Toss, Giant Kerplunk, Parachute, Boom Whackers, Speed Stacking Sets, and Pop Up Soccer sets. Also available are a variety of Active Easy Kits that encourage outdoor activity. Place a hold on an activity with your HHPL card, and we will let you know when it is ready to pick up.
French LEGO challenge - Facebook
Les enfants s'ennuient-ils à la maison pendant leur congé? Regardez cette vidéo défi LEGO pour y découvrir un projet de construction créatif auquel ils peuvent consacrer des heures! Quel défi relèveront-ils aujourd’hui?

Kids bored at home on their day off? Watch this Facebook LEGO challenge video for a creative building project that they can devote hours to! What will today’s challenge be?

Genealogy circle
Whether you are just starting your family history research, or have already compiled an extensive family tree, come and join our Genealogy Circle group! We meet monthly to learn about genealogy research and discuss our findings.

For more information and to register, visit our Events Calendar

Grab & Go Kits
Drop by either branch of the Library to pick up these kits filled with activities and supplies for seven days of fun! Each bag comes complete with a Bingo Card full of fun ideas, activities and challenges to do throughout the week. There are seven coloured squares of separate activities and all materials are included in the Grab & Go bag. Activities are designed to help keep your kids active, learning and entertained during the break. Available while supplies last.
Great seminars
Register and take in a seminar! We have business and self-help seminars for everyone of any age. Choose from Tax Class, Getting Started (starting a small business in Halton), Business Boot Camp, Effectively Managing Anxiety, Just Breathe (wellness seminar) or Disclosure of Disabilities.

For more information and to register, visit our Events Calendar

Home theatre collection
HHPL is now offering a new digital experience with our convenient Home Theatre Collection! Create the perfect atmosphere by selecting from a variety of theatre options, including a hi-resolution projector, DVD or Blu Ray player, a 40” table-top screen, or portable speakers. Borrow any combination of items to create the ultimate theatre experience right in your own home or backyard. To get started, reserve items online from HHPL’s catalogue today! 

Items can be borrowed for up to three weeks at a time. When you’re ready to return them, all items must be dropped off at a Service Desk in branch.  

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Introduction to Cognitive Care Kits
Join us online Thursday, April 15 at 10 a.m. for an introduction to the Library's Cognitive Care Kits for individuals (caregivers and friends) who are supporting the skills and abilities of people living with Dementia. Learn about our collection of fourteen unique kits that contain a variety of prepared games, puzzles, creative activities and books that help exercise the mind, retain skills and encourage social engagement.

For more information and to register, visit our Events Calendar

Stuffy family storytime
Gather your favourite stuffed animals and join Mary on Facebook, Wednesday, April 14 at 10:30 a.m., as we read a story, sings some songs, and play some bounce rhymes to show our stuffies how much we love them. For more information, visit our Events Calendar.
Teen murder mystery party
The Acton Teen Advisory Council (TAC) is inviting you to a virtual murder mystery party! Sherlock and Watson are hosting a dinner party with an intriguing group of guests at their flat, but everything goes terribly wrong when one of the guests is found dead. This is where your story begins! Ages 13-18.

For more information and to register, visit our Events Calendar

For more information about what’s happening in Halton Hills over the April Spring Break, visit the Town of Halton Hills website.