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Scavenger Hunt and Activity

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

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Black History Month

  • February 27
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    An event every day that begins at 12:00am, 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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STEAM Tinker Totes

  • February 27
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    One event on February 27, 2019 at 12:00am

    One event on March 5, 2019 at 12:00am

    One event on March 6, 2019 at 12:00am

    One event on March 12, 2019 at 12:00am

    One event on March 13, 2019 at 12:00am

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

    One event on March 26, 2019 at 12:00am

    One event on March 27, 2019 at 12:00am

  • Branch: Port Hardy
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Exploring a Tinker Tote with your family? Keep the 4 Cs of STEAM learning in mind.

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In Our Own Voice: Teen Writing Contest

  • February 27
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    An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 30, 2019

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Teens, submit your awesome creative fiction in any genre, including poetry! Finalists will be published in an In Our Own …

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Winter Reading Frenzy

Winter Reading Frenzy Winter Reading Frenzy returns to Gold River, running February 1 to March 15. Winter Reading Frenzy is …

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Freedom to Read Week Blackout Poetry Contest

  • February 25 @ 8:00 am - March 1 @ 5:00 pm
  • Branch: Masset
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Freedom to Read Week is an annual event that encourages Canadians to think about and reaffirm their commitment to intellectual …

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Freedom to Read Full 2019

Freedom to Read Week Scavenger Hunt

Children, Teens, Adults!  Celebrate your freedom to read by going on a scavenger hunt at the Campbell River Branch.  You …

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Strong Start Storytime

Preschool Playtime

  • February 27 @ 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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Cardboard Creations Storytime

Family storytime with an engineering component.

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • February 27 @ 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

Cancelled – Family Storytime

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

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Family Storytime

  • February 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Wednesday, repeating until June 12, 2019

  • Branch: Gabriola Island
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Drop in to the Gabriola Island branch with your little ones for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay after for …

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Tiny Tots Storytime at Country Club Centre

Join library staff at storytime at PacificCare's playgroup in Country Club Centre's concourse. Stories, songs, puppets and more. For children …

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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

  • February 27 @ 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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On-Site Art

  • February 27 @ 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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Meeting Cafe

iPads Made Easy

This 2-part workshop leads beginners through the basics of using their Apple iPad or iPhone. FEB 27:  12:30-2:00 pm FEB …

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Research Help

English Corner

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

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eHelp

  • February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    One event on January 9, 2019 at 1:00pm

    One event on January 17, 2019 at 2:00pm

    One event on February 14, 2019 at 2:00pm

    One event on February 27, 2019 at 1:00pm

  • Branch: Sointula
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Download the OverDrive App from your App Store. Sign in to the OverDrive App with your library card.

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Strong Start Storytime

Storytime

  • February 27 @ 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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Night Sky Gazing

Poetry Writing Workshop Series

  • February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 2:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 27, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
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Join award-winning poet and teacher, Lynne Knight, at the Campbell River branch for a monthly poetry writing workshop series. The …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • February 27 @ 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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Tech Help

eHelp

  • February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

  • Branch: Cortes Island
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Tech help for those in need! Book an appointment for one-on-one help with your technology-related questions.  

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eHelp

Androids Made Easy: Beyond Essentials

Ready for the next step in learning to use your new device? Join us for an informal class and learn …

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Lego Kids

Engineering Afternoons

  • February 27 @ 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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LEGO® Club

  • February 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 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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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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Qualicum Beach LEGO® Club

  • February 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

  • Branch: Qualicum Beach
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Drop in and use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece.  Each session features a different theme, and we'll display your creations …

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STEAM

Breakout Activity: Censorship Cracking (Bi-Weekly STEAM Special)

Come to the Library to learn about censorship during Freedom to Read week by cracking the case in our Breakout …

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Reading Buddies

  • February 27 @ 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Wednesday, happening 4 times

  • Branch: Courtenay
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Do you have a child who needs a little extra reading practice and encouragement? Register them to read with a …

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Drop-in chat with RDN Director Vanessa Craig

Have a question or want to discuss something with RDN Director of Area B, Vanessa Craig? She'll be at the …

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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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Fibre Arts – Warped Wednesday

  • February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on February 13, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on February 27, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on March 13, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on March 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on April 10, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on April 24, 2019 at 6:00pm

  • Branch: Port McNeill
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Share yarns and crafts with a circle of friends. Demonstrations will be held 6 - 8 pm at the Port McNeill Library.

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Book Stack

Indigenous Reads Book Club

  • February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Last of the month, repeating until March 27, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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Interested in reading Indigenous stories and authors? Join us at the Harbourfront Library at 6:30 on the last Wednesday of …

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