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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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Giant Jenga

STEAM Giant Jenga

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Black History Month

  • February 28
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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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In Our Own Voice: Teen Writing Contest

  • February 28
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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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Magic Book

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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Seniors reading together

Seniors Connector Referral Service

  • February 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Last of the month, repeating until December 20, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
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Need information about services for seniors in Nanaimo? Talk to one of our volunteer senior connectors to find out what …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

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

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Strong Start Storytime

Storytime

  • February 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Courtenay
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Drop-in for children of all ages accompanied by a caregiver. Songs, stories, rhymes and other fun!

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Join us for songs, rhymes, stories, and the occasional craft at this fun family event! For children aged 2-5 years.

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Toddlertime

Preschool Storytime

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children aged 2-5 years old.  Siblings, grandparents and other guests welcome. No registration …

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Family Storytime

Good Morning Storytime at Sidney All Care

Bring your littlest ones to this library program at Sidney All Care (2269 Mills Rd.) for stories, songs, rhymes and …

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Tech Thursdays

  • February 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 2019

  • Branch: Gabriola Island
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Want to work on your computer skills or have an eBook question? Book a 30-minute appointment for free, one-on-one technology …

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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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French Conversation Circle

  • February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

  • Branch: Gabriola Island
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Do you want to practice your French in an informal, friendly environment? This is a free, drop in event designed …

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Tech Help

eHelp

  • February 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

  • Branch: Quadra 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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Lego Kids

LEGO® Club

  • February 28 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

  • Branch: Quadra Island
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Drop in to build with the library’s LEGO collection. Ask staff to take a photo of your structure to get …

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Knitting

Bowser Knitwits

  • February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Bowser
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Meet up at Bowser library every Thursday for a fun hour of knitting. Drop in.

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Knitting

Fibre Arts Circle

Join other fibre artists and enthusiasts for tea and an afternoon of knitting, crocheting, stitching, felting and more. Beginners and …

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Brainstorming Together

Tech Thursday

Want to work on your computer skills or have an eBook question? Book a 30-minute appointment for free, one-on-one technology …

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STEAM Tinker Totes

  • February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    One event on March 14, 2019 at 2:00pm

    One event on March 28, 2019 at 2:00pm

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

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Cardboard Creations Storytime

Family storytime with an engineering component.

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Origami Crane

Origami Club

  • February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Qualicum Beach
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Connect, learn and create. Beginners are welcome. Led by Shino Yosheda. Origami paper is supplied, but donations are welcome.

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STEAM

Teen Sphero Hero

Sphero's are mini rolling robots controlled through coding or wireless devices. Come try to thread our maze or joust against …

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Adult Digital Literacy

  • February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    One event on January 17, 2019 at 5:00pm

    One event on February 28, 2019 at 5:00pm

    One event on March 14, 2019 at 5:00pm

    One event on March 28, 2019 at 5:00pm

    One event on April 10, 2019 at 1:00pm

    One event on April 24, 2019 at 1:00pm

    One event on May 15, 2019 at 1:00pm

    One event on May 29, 2019 at 5:00pm

  • Branch: Sointula
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One on one computer support for Seniors.

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Self-Directed Craft Night

Join us Thursday evenings at the Port Renfrew branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library for a self-directed, drop-in craft night! …

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Video Game Drop-In

Calling all gamers! The last Thursday of every month is video game drop in night at Nanaimo Harbourfront library. Players …

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Jixa Gladys Vandal

Indigenous Voices with Gladys (Jiixa) Vandal

Come and join us as we learn traditional Haida weaving techniques with Gladys (Jiixa) Vandal at the Queen Charlotte branch …

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Book People Discussing

Writer’s Support Group

Develop your writing in a supportive environment with this member-led group. Writers of all genres welcome. Meeting at the SHOAL …

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