Port Library played host to author and illustrator Barbara Reid

Four-year-old Bethany Morin gets an autograph from her favourite author/illustrator Barbara Reid while her mother Melanie looks on Monday.

Four-year-old Bethany Morin gets an autograph from her favourite author/illustrator Barbara Reid while her mother Melanie looks on Monday.

March Break activity interesting for kids and parents too

Port Colborne Public Library started off March Break with a visit by children’s book illustrator and author Barbara Reid. The interesting thing about her illustrations are they are created in plasticine.

Her work has won several awards for the Toronto-based author. She was also named honourary chair for the 2016 World Literacy Day.

Children's book author and illustrator Barbara Reid reads from her latest book "The Subway Mouse" to children attending her presentation Monday at Port Colborne Public Library.

Children’s book author and illustrator Barbara Reid reads from her latest book “The Subway Mouse” to children attending her presentation Monday at Port Colborne Public Library.

Her presentation to the children in Port Colborne showed several of her creative methods as well as she read from some of her classic books and did a reading from her newest book: The Subway Mouse. The author also took time to visit with children and sign books.

“It was fabulous, we are very happy,” Librarian Susan Therrien of Port Colborne Public Library said. “We are so happy that the Canadian Federation of University Women sponsored this for our library.”

Barbara Reid was very impressed with her Port Colborne audience.

“It was very enjoyable,” Barbara Reid said. “A good crowd came out and they asked really insightful questions.”

“They were a keen group,” she said. “And they sang along which is huge.”

From Port Colborne she went to the Welland Public Library and then to Pelham for a presentation later in the afternoon.

“It’s been awhile,” Reid said as far as her last trip to Niagara which was about ten years ago. “Now there’s a new crop of kids to show my work to.”

There’s lots of local March Break activities around the area, you don’t have to go far to entertain the children this week.

Starting with the local libraries, each library has local programming for the week. Some programs do require pre-registration.

March Break programs at Welland Public Library: see the complete list of activities through Erie Media’s At The Library link: http://eriemedia.ca/march-break-programs-welland-public-library/

March Break programs at the Wainfleet Township Public Library: see the complete list of activities through Erie Media’s At The Library link: http://eriemedia.ca/march-break-programs-at-wainfleet-township-public-library/

March Break programs at the Pelham Public Library: see the complete list of activities through Erie Media’s At The Library link: http://eriemedia.ca/march-break-programs-at-pelham-public-library/

March Break programs at the Port Colborne Public Library: see the complete list of activities through Erie Media’s At The Library link: http://eriemedia.ca/march-break-programs-at-port-colborne-public-library/

March Break at Seaway Mall:

Address: 800 Niagara St., Welland
Monday March 14 – Friday March 18, 2016; 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

March Break Madness at Seaway Mall daily  at the Sport Chek Court with Niagara Inflatables bouncer, face painting and crafts! Reptile Kingdom will be entertaining the public with two shows on Tuesday March 15, 2016. First show at 11:00 a.m. and second show at 2:00 p.m. with an interactive display all day! All activities are free for kids and must have parental supervision. See our website event page for more details; http://www.seawaymall.com/events

March Break at the Welland Museum:

Address: 140 King St., Welland.
Pre-registration is required, call the museum to reserve your spot, 905-732-2215

Wednesday March 16, 2:00 p.m – Magic Show at the Welland Community Wellness Complex Theatre. Free with food donation. Address 145 Lincoln St. Welland.

Thursday March 17, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Niagara Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Free Programming at the Museum.

Friday March 18, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. – London Reptiles Show. Admission $5.00 per child.

Maple Syrup Days at Agape Valley

392 Kilman Rd.
RR#1 Ridgeville, ON
Website: http://www.agapevalley.ca/maple-syrup-days/

Come and explore the history of maple syrup during Maple Syrup Days. Agape Valley is open for Sugar Bush adventures from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday March 14 – Friday March 18 and every Saturday in March. Free admission and tours.

 


 

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