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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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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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Giant Jenga

  • February 21
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    One event on February 21, 2019 at 12:00am

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

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

  • Branch: Port Hardy
  • Audience:

STEAM Giant Jenga

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Black History Month

  • February 21
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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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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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Toddlertime

Toddlertime

Share stories, songs, fingerplays, scarf activities and more with your toddler. For ages 1.5 – 3 years. Drop-in, siblings also …

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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 21 @ 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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Toddlertime

Strong Start Storytime

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

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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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Tech Thursdays

  • February 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Thursday, repeating until March 14, 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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Eiffel Tower

French Conversation Circle

  • February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 28, 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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eHelp

Technology Tutoring

  • February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
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Want to learn basic computer skills or get help with your tablet or smartphone? Tutors from Nanaimo Disability Resource Centre …

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Tech Help

eHelp

  • February 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 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 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 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 21 @ 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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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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Treasure Story Hour VW VAN

Treasure Storyhour

  • February 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 2:30pm on day Third of the month, happening 4 times

  • Branch: Courtenay
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Are you or someone you know an older adult interested in stories and memories? In partnership with the Comox Valley …

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Playing with Lego

Create with LEGO™

  • February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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    One event on January 17, 2019 at 3:30pm

    One event on February 21, 2019 at 3:30pm

  • Branch: Port McNeill
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Create with LEGO every month at the Port McNeill Library.

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Origami Crane

Origami Club

  • February 21 @ 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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eHelp

  • February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    One event on December 15, 2018 at 5:00pm

    One event on January 3, 2019 at 5:00pm

    One event on January 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

    One event on January 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

    One event on January 24, 2019 at 2:00pm

    One event on February 5, 2019 at 1:00pm

    One event on February 12, 2019 at 1:00pm

    One event on February 26, 2019 at 11:00am

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

    One event on December 27, 2018 at 1:00pm

  • Branch: Port Hardy
  • Audience:

Download the OverDrive App from your App Store.

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NAXOS Music Library World

  • February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    One event on February 12, 2019 at 11:00am

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

  • Branch: Port Hardy
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Streaming only - no downloading.

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Eiffel Tower

French Conversation Club

  • February 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: South Cowichan
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  • Cost: Free

Come by and practice parler en francais with a native French speaker! Alternating Thursday evenings, 5:30 to 7pm.

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Film Clapper

Smart Cinema

Come down to the library every 3rd Thursday for a good thought-provoking film. Thursday, February 21st, we are screening Hearts …

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Frigon Book Club

Frigon Book Club

  • February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on February 21, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on March 7, 2019 at 6:00pm

    One event on March 21, 2019 at 6:00pm

  • Branch: Port Alice
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Book Club at the Port Alice Library.

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art club, drawing, draw at the library

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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PORT HEARTY’S BOOK CLUB

  • February 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

  • Branch: Port Hardy
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Books, tea and conversation.

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Magic Book

Reading Around the World Book Club

The Reading Around the World Book Club adds a fun twist to the traditional book club format. Each month we …

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Writing 101

Interviewing Techniques for Writers with Don Cayo

***RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW*** Lots of people know things that could help you learn facts, explore ideas or shape your …

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