Winter Break Events

Beauchamp Branch

Walk in Craft:
All Week During Regular Library Hours

Make a Valentine's Day Penguin!

Family Movie
Saturday, February 22
2:00 PM

Showing: Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness
Good Croc, Bad Crock

Betts Branch

Maker Pop-Up: DIY Paper Quilts
Saturday, February 1 – Saturday, February 29

Stop into Betts anytime in February to create your own small quilt out of scrapbook paper.

Slime Party

Saturday, February 22
2:30 PM

For all the slime lovers out there, join us for a slime party. Everyone will make their own base slime, then have the opportunity to add in all kinds of materials like fake snow, food coloring, hand lotion, and glitter.

Wednesday Matinee: Aladdin

Wednesday, February 19
2:30 PM

Join us for movies and snacks! Feel free to bring a pillow, or blanket to get comfortable. We will be showing the new live-action Aladdin with closed captions. Run-time: 2 hours 8 minutes. MPAA Rating: PG. Common Sense Media recommends ages 8 and up. Call the library for details: 315-435-1940.

Movie Monday: The Lion King

Saturday, February 15
2:30 PM

Join us for the “live-action” remake of the Disney classic.  Screened with closed captions. Snacks and drinks provided. Run-time: 1 hour, 58 minutes. MPAA Rating: PG. Common Sense Media says ages 8 and up. Call the library for details: 315-435-1940.

Mundy Branch

Tuesday, February 18 - Friday, February 21
2:00 PM

It may be Winter Recess, but things are heating up at the library! We will have fun, hands-on activities and games for children so that they will keep learning even when school is not in session. For ages 5-12.

Paine Branch

Winter Recess Raffle
Friday, February 14-22
9:00 AM – Close 

Pick up an activity packet anytime during winter recess. Earn a raffle ticket for each activity you complete throughout the week.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 22 at 4:30 p.m.  For ages 5-18.

Snowman Stress Balls
Tuesday, February 18
2:00 PM

Squeeze all your winter worries away with you own stress ball. We will decorate balloons with permanent markers and filling them with beans, rice, or flour.  For ages 5-18.

Indoor Ice Skating
Wednesday, February 19
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Join us for a day of winter fun!  Try out our ice skating rink or have a snowball fight inside the library. We will also be making giant snowflakes from Popsicle sticks.  For ages 5-18.

Taste Test: Cookies
Thursday, February 20
2:00 PM

Test your taste buds and see if you can match 7 different chocolate chip cookies with the correct brand. Earn a point for each correct guess and those with the most points at the end can pick a prize from our treasure chest. For ages 5-18.

Flashback Friday Story Time with Barbara Hildenbrand
Friday, February 21

2:00 PM

The legendary Barbara Hildenbrand, retired OCPL children’s librarian and lifetime Eastwood resident returns to Paine Branch Library for a very special story time. Enjoy a few classic story time books read by Ms. Hildenbrand and then make a fun wintry craft with our current children’s librarian, Ms. Lauren! For ages 1-12.

Fun with Science: Brilliant Black Scientists
Saturday, February 22
11:00 AM

Our science friends are back again. In honor of Black History Month, we will be learning about some African American scientists who have contributed to science and medicine as we know them today. Come ready to experiment with and learn about their awesome discoveries and innovations. For ages 5-12.

D.I.Y. Mardi Gras Masks
Saturday, February 22
2:00 PM

Get ready for Mardi Gras by creating your own mask from glitter, feathers, jewels and more. Mardi Gras is traditionally celebrated on “Fat Tuesday,” however, it has evolved into a week-long festival including parades with elaborate costumes and masks.  For ages 12-18.

Petit Branch

Monday, February 17 – Saturday, February 22During library hours
Stop by and have fun with a winter craft – create your very own paper plate snowman!

Soule Branch

February 18-21

Looking for something to do with your kids during winter break week?

Stop by Soule, where we’ll have new activities available each day to capture your child’s interest.

  • The Mr. Learnie Lego set spurs building imagination while also teaching about the importance of cleaning up and putting things in their proper places.
  • Cubelets offer an infinite number of tactile configurations that introduce your child to robotics, while Jack, our programmable robot mouse, helps kids to build coding skills in order to help Jack reach his cheese. Each set offers a fun and fascinating way to introduce big ideas through play.
  • Our Play and Learn area offers multiple experiences to foster your child’s imagination and creativity.

We hope you’ll join us and add some extra fun to their week away from school!