Mindful Gardening visits…Pollinator Gardens Video

Mindful Gardening visits Pollinator Gardens, a family-owned rural property just outside of Bradford, Ontario. It’s a gardener’s dreamscape: large vegetable gardens, roaming chickens, a greenhouse, and many native and non-native flowers and trees that support different species of pollinators including butterflies. In addition to touring the property, I speak with owner Maria DaCosta about how she supports pollinators and how she is preparing for the months ahead through seed saving and preserving. Pollinator Gardens also sells hand-harvested seeds from vegetable and flower plants grown on the property. Get in touch by visiting http://www.instagram.com/pollinatorga… and http://www.facebook.com/Pollinator-ga…, or calling (289) 231-7747.


Star light, star bright, what are the stars you’ll see tonight? As the sunsets sooner, it’s a great time to do some star gazing! What constellations can you see in the night sky? Create your own starry skies with Miss Laura this week!

Sing Along: Autumn Leaves
Sing Along: Autumn Leaves with Amy

Rewriting the words to a favourite song not only makes a memorable new sing along, but it also introduces new vocabulary! This new version of London Bridges Falling Down is perfect as the leaves change colour and the wind starts to blow! How else could you change the words?

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Telling Tales Festival

Connect with your favourite stories in new ways, learn from the best children’s authors, and ignite your imagination with the Telling Tales Festival! Check out their book lists, activity lists, and great videos from some fantastic Canadian talent. Find it all here: https://tellingtales.org

TinkerSHOWDOWN: Battle 8

Join Melissa and Max as they race the clock to build the CN Tower and Rogers Center using TinkerCAD. Vote for your favourite design using #teamMelissa or #teamMax in the comments below.

Sing Along: Go In And Out The Window
Sing Along: Go In And Out The Window

Grab your baby and get on your feet for an engaging, active sing-a-long! This song encourages movement and face time with baby, and face time is the perfect time for learning!

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hackLAB Tips & Tricks: The Cricut Slice & Weld Tool

Learn quick tips & tricks to help you design your next hackLAB project. This week’s topic: The Cricut Slice & Weld Tool

Apple Boats
Apple Boats

Prepare for some fruity fun! Do apples float or sink? You might be able to guess the answer because we’re going to turn this delicious snack into a boat! Join Miss Laura for a fruity and fun STEAM activity!

Rhyme Time: One Bright Scarf
Rhyme Time: One Bright Scarf with Sarah

Play is one of the best ways for children to learn language and literacy skills as they put thoughts into words and talk about what they’re doing! Let’s play together with this rhyme! All you’ll need is of course your little one and a bright coloured scarf!

Make a Code Monday: Make a Simple Platformer Game

Get creative and learn to code at home! Join Library programmer, Max, and follow along with these step by step coding tutorials. This week we will build a simple platformer! Head to arcade.makecode.com and follow along by making your own arcade game!