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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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Giant Jenga

  • February 19
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    One event on February 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on February 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on February 20, 2019 at 12:00 am

  • Branch: Port McNeill
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STEAM Giant Jenga

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Black History Month

  • February 19
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    An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 28, 2019

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Black History Month is celebrated across Canada each year throughout the month of February. VIRL is proud to showcase the …

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Photography for Fun

Photography Display: Professional Photographers of Canada

Come by the Harbourfront Branch from February 12th until March 1st to check out a display of photography provided by …

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Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • February 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    One event on February 19, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on March 5, 2019 at 10:00 am

  • Branch: Woss
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Early literacy storytime.

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • February 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan
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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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Toddlertime

Strong Start Storytime

Join us for songs, felt stories, and early literacy fun!

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby & Toddler Time

  • February 19 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 5, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
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Join us for a rhyming good time!  We do bounces, action rhymes, and songs  for babies and toddlers (0 to …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

  • February 19 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until May 28, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Join us for a rhyming good time!  We do bounces, action rhymes, songs and bubbles for babies (0 to 18 …

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Librarians on the Radio

Librarians on the Radio

  • February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2019

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Tune in to CHLY 101.7 FM on the radio dial or listen online on the third Tuesday of each month …

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Strong Start Storytime

Storytime

  • February 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

  • Branch: Gold River
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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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Tech Help

Tech Tuesday

Book a 30-minute appointment for one-on-one help with ebooks, streaming movies, email, and other technology you need.

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Preschool Storytime

  • February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 17, 2019

    One event on January 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

  • Branch: Port McNeill
  • Venue: Preschool Storytime
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Join Chico the puppet for stories, rhymes, felt stories and crafts.

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Tech Help

Tech Tuesday

  • February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 26, 2019

  • Branch: Gold River
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Tech help for those in need! Book an appointmennt for one-on-one help with your technology-related questions.  

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Tech Help

Tech Tuesday

  • February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:20 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan
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Free technology help from our librarians. Please call 250-746-7661 to reserve.

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Brainstorming Together

Tech Tuesday

Come in to the library for free technology help at the information desk. Support for library apps and platforms, mobile …

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Tech Tuesday

  • February 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Branch: Courtenay
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Do you have a tricky tech question? Come in to the library for free one-one technology help at the Information …

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New Website

eHelp

  • February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    One event on January 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on January 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NAXOS Music Library World

Streaming only - no downloading.

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Star Wars Lego

LEGO® Club

Dare to be different. Use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece with a different theme every session. Anyone old enough …

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Hogwarts Harry Potter

Dumbledore’s Army

Dumbledore’s Army is recruiting in Port Alberni! Come join a group of muggles, wizard and witches alike once a month …

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Crochet needles and yarn

Fibre Arts – Twisted Tuesday

  • February 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    One event on January 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One event on February 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One event on February 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One event on March 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One event on March 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One event on April 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One event on April 16, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One event on May 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One event on May 21, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One event on June 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    One event on June 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm

  • Branch: Sointula
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Yarns and Crafts.

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Game Night

Games Night @ Cowichan Library

  • February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Cowichan
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  • Cost: Free

5:30-8pm, the third Tuesday of each month, Cowichan Library provides a comfortable, friendly place for game play (no shhh required). …

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Unarmed Verses film header

NFB Film Club: Unarmed Verses

Unarmed Verses 2016 | 86 min Directed by Charles Officer NFB Film Club presents a thoughtful and vivid portrait of …

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Knitting

A Good Yarn: Knitting and Crochet Circle

  • February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Comox
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Join yarnworkers of all ages and abilities at the library for a warm and welcoming knitting and crochet group.

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Movie Tuesday

Join us at the Harbourfront branch every Tuesday at 6 PM for a FREE, popular movie! Upcoming films include: February …

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Cheap Night Out

  • February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 15, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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Grab a friend and come check out some of the awesome things the library has going on in a fun, …

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Pyjama Storytime

  • February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

  • Branch: Sooke
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Get snuggly in your jammies and join us at the Sooke branch Tuesday evenings for a storytime before bed. Suitable …

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