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To help limit the spread of COVID-19, all events are postponed until further notice. Please check virl.bc.ca/covid-19-update/ for regular updates.

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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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Strong Start Storytime

Preschool Playtime

  • January 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am 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 9, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:15 am 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

  • January 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 27, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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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

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

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Preschool Playtime

Brand new puzzles and games have been purchased from Book Sale Funds and will be presented at the SRC Wind up Party. When you purchase a used book, the community benefits.

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Preschool Playtime

Brand new puzzles and games have been purchased from Book Sale Funds and will be presented at the SRC Wind up Party. When you purchase a used book, the community benefits.

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Toddlertime

Family Storytime

  • January 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am 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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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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Strong Start Storytime

Family Storytime

  • January 9, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

  • Branch: Sayward
  • Venue: Family Storytime
  • Audience: ,

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

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Artist Painting Closeup

On-Site Art

On-Site Art is about making art (drawing, painting, colouring, embroidering...) in community spaces where the public can watch and ask …

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Tech Help

eHelp

  • January 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 17, 2019

  • Branch: Sayward
  • Venue: eHelp
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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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English Corner

  • January 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Learn English in a relaxed, supportive environment. All levels welcome.

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eHelp

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

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

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

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

  • 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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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • January 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
  • Venue: Babytime
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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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iPads 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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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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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • January 9, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    One event on November 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    One event on December 5, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    One event on January 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on January 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on February 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on February 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on April 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on April 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on May 1, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on May 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on May 29, 2019 at 3:30 pm

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece, with a different theme every session. Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO® …

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • January 9, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm 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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Meeting Cafe

Meet the Google Home (E-Resource Workshop)

Heard of Google Home? Want to learn what all the fuss is about? Attend this introduction and demo session as …

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Film Clapper

Warmland Book & Film Collective

  • January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Cowichan
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The Warmland Book & Film Collective is called to action to explore, celebrate and learn from Indigenous authors and film. …

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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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