Spring Break 2024 Activities

Calling all sleuths and spies! Spring Break is almost here, and we are inviting you to join in the fun at our thrilling classes and events. This Spring Break test your Investi-Gator skills from Saturday, March 23 to Saturday, March 30 at all EPL locations! (Note that EPL is closed on Friday, March 29 for Good Friday.)

All classes are free, and you do not need a library card to attend.  But why not explore the library world with endless opportunities for things to do this Spring Break, get your FREE card by signing up online or at your local branch today!

Spy-tacular Classes

Create your own version of Where’s Waldo in our Seek and Find Book Design class, have fun with art in Make it Messy, and get your game on with a Mario Kart tournament. Challenge your puzzle-solving power in Investigation Station, race a tiny robot in the Ozobot Mini Grand-Prix and make your own wearable secret messages in Morse Code Marvels! 

Plus, attend one of our Kitchen workshops, Calzones and Cookies in The Kitchen! You’ll make delicious calzones and learn about the similarities between cooking and coding. Plus, make granola cookies with a few mystery ingredients. Note that registration will open two weeks in advance and space is limited to 12 spots – one child and one adult per registration spot.  

Exciting Performances

A variety of fantastic performances are happening at all EPL branches. Visit epl.ca/spring-break, opens a new window to check out all the amazing offerings. 

Origami Maniacs 

Create eye-catching origami where each fold tells a unique story with Mariela Recinos of Origami Maniacs! Find Mariela at our Heritage Valley, McConachie, Whitemud Crossing and West Henday Promenade (Lewis Estates) branches. 



Drumming Sessions for All!  

Certified Drum Circle Facilitator, Deborah Bortscher will lead a joyful, interactive group drumming session for all ages. Join in on the rhythmic fun at our Highlands and Idylwylde (Bonnie Doon) locations. 


Secrets of the Polar Dinosaurs 

Explore the fascinating world of dinosaurs with Tim Jeffries, a renowned expert from the National Touring Museum. You’ll go on a journey of the prehistoric past and learn the secrets of the polar dinosaurs at our Whitemud Crossing, Jasper Place, Stanley A. Milner Library (Downtown), Meadows, Londonderry and Clareview locations. 



Zoo 2 U 

Zoo 2 U will let you get up close and personal with a variety of animals and reptiles at our Abbottsfield – Penny McKee, Sprucewood and Woodcroft (Westmount) branches. 


Wildlife Rescue and Release Process 

At our Strathcona and Capilano branches, you will learn about the rescue and release process with WILDNorth Wildlife Rescue and their live animal education ambassador, Corby the Raven. 



Métis Finger Weaving 

Join Krista Leddy for Métis Finger Weaving and immerse yourself in the history of the Métis sash and the art of finger weaving at our Riverbend, Mill Woods, Lois Hole (Callingwood) and Heritage Valley branches. 

Book Lists 

Looking for something new to read this Spring Break? Check out our special book recommendations for preschoolers, grades K-3 and grades 4-6.  

Crack the Case for Preschoolers

Solving a mystery involves putting together small pieces of information to form a bigger idea and preschoolers do this all the time as they discover patterns, ask questions and make predictions about the world around them. The following stories build on these growing detection skills and are fun to read as well! While reading with your preschooler, ask questions like: What can you see in the pictures? Who do you think did it? How do you know? You might be surprised by what they can put together!

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Crack the Case for Grades K-3

From daring detectives to cunning codebreakers, these stories will ignite young imaginations and keep them guessing until the very end.

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Crack the Case for Grades 4 - 6

Discover the secrets of spy craft with thrilling tales, both real and imagined, about intrepid investigators, puzzle masters and savvy sleuths.

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Make the Most of the Break 

Spring Break is just a few weeks away, so get ready for a week of excitement at EPL! With thrilling classes, captivating performances and hands-on workshops, there’s something for everyone. This is one Spring Break that you don’t want to miss. See you then!