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.
Our 2023 Spring Break is going to be Out of this World! With guest performers, EPL-led classes and amazing book lists, we've got something for everyone!
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Abbotsfield - Penny McKee
Calder, opens a new window
Capilano, opens a new window
Castle Downs, opens a new window
Clareview, opens a new window
Heritage Valley, opens a new window
Highlands, opens a new window
Idylwylde (Bonnie Doon) English, opens a new window / Idylwylde (Bonnie Doon) French, opens a new window
Jasper Place, opens a new window
Lois Hole (Callingwood), opens a new window
Londonderry, opens a new window
McConachie, opens a new window
Meadows, opens a new window
Mill Woods, opens a new window
Riverbend, opens a new window
Sprucewood, opens a new window
Stanley A. Milner (Downtown), opens a new window
Strathcona, opens a new window
West Henday Promenade (Lewis Estates), opens a new window
Whitemud Crossing, opens a new window
Woodcroft (Westmount), opens a new window
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.
Dates, Times and Locations:
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.
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.
EPL has tons of fun activities, classes and programs for kids to encourage reading for fun. Here are a few of our favourites: