Spring Break Starts Here

Join us Saturday, March 25 to Saturday, April 1 for family-friendly classes, exciting guest performances and fun activities in branch.


Each of our branches will be hosting at least one in-person performer this Spring Break. Check out our amazing line up of performers and where they are performing.

Write Like a Rat


Dates, Times and Locations:

Tuesday, March 28, 11:00 am Castle Downs
Tuesday, March 28, 2:00 pm Capilano
Thursday, March 30, 11:00 am Strathcona
Thursday, March 30, 2:00 pm Riverbend


Mortimer, a journal-keeping lab rat on the International Space Station, is determined to prove his species is best suited to colonizing Mars. He records the results in his journal, uses a secret code, and makes videos for his YouTube channel. Discover how you too can write like a rat.  Based on the novel Mortimer: Rat Race to Space (DCB), this fun creative writing workshop is hosted by the author of the book, Joan Marie Galat. 

Joan Marie Galat is an international award-winning author of more than 25 books. Her newest middle grade title—Mortimer: Rat Race to Space (DCB)—is about a journal-writing lab rat who sets out to use science and YouTube to prove his species is best suited to colonizing Mars. Joan’s STEM-themed books include Solve This! Wild and Wacky Challenges for the Genius Engineer in You (National Geographic Kids) and Dot to Dot in the Sky, Stories of the Aurora (Whitecap Books)—a Crystal Kite Award winner. Writing from the Edmonton area, Joan works with two noisy budgies who won’t stay off her keyboard.


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Penguins: A formal Affair!
Métis Fiddling with Brianna Lizotte
Edmonton Reptile and Amphibian Society
K-Pop Choreography with YoYo Dance
Hip Hop with YoYo Dance

EPL Picks

The theme for this year's Spring Break is Out of this World! Check out these inspired EPL staff picks to enjoy as a family this Spring Break.

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EPL has tons of fun activities, classes and programs for kids to encourage reading for fun. Here are a few of our favourites:

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