Family Activities

What better time to focus on the good things than during the holiday season? Each participant will create a small box full of good deed ideas to inspire them throughout the holiday season.

The Westbank Libraries will be closed Wednesday, November 23rd through Friday, November 25th for Thanksgiving. 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Join us on the second Saturdays of the month at 3 p.m. at Laura's Library for an introduction to the Japanese language through stories, traditional games, crafts, folktales, cultural activities, and more. Let's Go Nihongo!





Mindful listening is an exercise in training our attention. Join us on a walk as we learn to “listen like a fox”. Afterwards we will make a fox mask to remind us to practice listening with “fox ears” at home.

Bring the family and together create a colorful table runner for Thanksgiving. With stamps made from potatoes and vegetables, you can create a fall festival of leaves and pumpkins right on the fabric. Each family will take home one table runner.

Using warm, soapy water and some rubbing we will change orange wool roving into small pumpkins and then set them inside Burr Oak acorn tops. Or, wrap your orange wool ball with twine to create a tiny pumpkin. Hang them in the window or spread them across a table for decoration.

Close up picture of a dragon lanternLearn Chinese, have fun and make friends! Stories, rhymes and songs in Mandarin. Facilitated by Angela Bai, and designed for children of 2 to 5 years old. Several Chinese story books will be preselected by the hosts for each session. You are also welcome to bring your kids' favorite Chinese book to share.