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Read Me a Story Day

Which book would you like us to read?

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hands in a pile, cooperation

Scavenger Hunt and Activity

Come by every week for a new theme-based scavenger hunt and activity!

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Reading Laughing Coffee

Gabriola Reads: Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari

The Gabriola Health and Wellness Collaborative presents Gabriola Reads: Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War …

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Strong Start Storytime

Preschool Playtime

  • January 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019

  • Branch: Port Hardy
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Children enjoy books, puzzles and games.

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • January 16 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:15am on Wednesday, repeating until March 6, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
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Bring the whole family and join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children aged 2-5 years old.  Siblings, grandparents and other guests welcome.

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • January 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Comox
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Strengthen early literacy with songs, rhymes, stories and more! Family Storytime is a fun half hour suitable for kids aged …

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Blocks Girl

Sensory Playtime

Drop in to the Gabriola Island branch with your little ones for a sensory playtime! We'll be setting out our …

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Toddler Time

Toddlertime

Rhymes, songs, stories, and fun to expand your toddler’s early literacy skills. Geared to ages 1.5 to 3 years. Children …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • January 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until March 6, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan Lake
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Babies take over the library!  Bring the tiniest members of your family (bring along siblings too!) for songs, stories, rhymes, …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • January 16 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15am on Wednesday, repeating until March 1, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
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Learn songs, rhymes, stories and skills you can use to help your baby get a head start on their reading. …

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Artist Painting Closeup

On-Site Art

  • January 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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On-Site Art is about painting in community spaces where the public can watch and ask questions. Artists of any skill …

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Research Help

English Corner

Learn English in a relaxed, supportive environment. All levels welcome.

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Getting started with Libby

This free app, created by OverDrive, is available for Android, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 10 devices.

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Strong Start Storytime

Storytime

  • January 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

  • Branch: Cortes Island
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Strengthen early literacy with songs, rhymes, stories and more! Family Storytime is a fun half hour suitable for kids aged …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • January 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until June 21, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 21, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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Learn songs, rhymes, stories and skills you can use to help your baby get a head start on their reading. …

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New Website

VIRL Website Exploration

Your library has a new website! Come learn about the new features and how to make the best use of …

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eHelp

Androids Made Easy: Essentials

Need help learning to use your new device? Join us for an introductory level class to learn the basics of …

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Paws and Tales Literacy Program with Pacha

Paws 4 Stories

  • January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 6, 2019

  • Branch: South Cowichan
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  • Cost: Free

Young readers can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with Kit Kat, a trained therapy dog, between 3:15 and …

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Lego Kids

Engineering Afternoons

  • January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 6, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan Lake
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If you like LEGO you will love Engineering Afternoons.  Pop by after school and create using a new building or …

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • January 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until January 30, 2019

  • Branch: Port Alberni
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Love LEGO®? So do we. Design amazing creations and show off your creative side, the only limit is your imagination! …

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Score with Reading

Love hockey and the Nanaimo Clippers?  Come meet members of the team and read hockey stories with them.  Then, participate …

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

Calling all architects! Bring your construction skills and we’ll provide the LEGO®. Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO™ is welcome.

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STEAM

Giant Jenga (Bi-weekly STEAM special)

Build it high, build it tall. Try not to let it fall. What does it take to keep a building …

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Students Working

Teen Advisory Group – Reading Buddies Training

The Teen Advisory Group has been developing a Reading Buddies program, aimed at providing reading help and tutoring to younger …

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Family Movie Night: Zootopia

It’s time for a movie and popcorn! We’re showing a family-friendly movie on the big screen with big sound. This …

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Games Night

Strategy Board Game Night

From "Settlers of Catan" to worker placement games, we play them all. Bring your opponents or come alone and meet …

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New Website

eHelp

  • January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on January 2, 2019 at 2:00pm

    One event on January 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on January 30, 2019 at 2:00pm

    One event on February 6, 2019 at 2:00pm

    One event on February 13, 2019 at 2:00pm

    One event on February 19, 2019 at 3:00pm

    One event on March 19, 2019 at 3:00pm

  • Branch: Port McNeill
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Download the OverDrive App from your App Store.

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Getting Started with RB Digital

  • January 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on January 22, 2019 at 4:00pm

    One event on January 30, 2019 at 4:00pm

  • Branch: Port McNeill
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Unlimited streaming, no holds and no waits.

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