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In Our Own Voice: Teen Writing Contest

  • April 3, 2019
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    An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, 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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Spine Poetry Instagram Challenge

Happy Poetry Month! We want to invite those of you who are Instagram fans to participate in a SPINE POETRY …

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Strong Start Storytime

Preschool Playtime

  • April 3, 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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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

  • April 3, 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

  • April 3, 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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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • April 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 6, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 5, 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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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • April 3, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 30, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
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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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Strong Start 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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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

  • April 3, 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

  • April 3, 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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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • April 3, 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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Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • April 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    One event on March 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on April 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

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

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

    One event on May 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on June 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on August 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on August 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on August 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    One event on October 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 23, 2020

    An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

  • Branch: Port Hardy
  • Venue: Mother Goose On the Go
  • Audience: ,

In Partnership with Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society.

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Young engineers 3D printing

3D Printing

3D Printing Bartosz Bos presents history and applications of 3D printing. Join us at the library for a fascinating look …

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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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Lego Kids

Engineering Afternoons

  • April 3, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 6, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 5, 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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Playing with Lego

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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Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • April 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    One event on March 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on April 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

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

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

    One event on May 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on June 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on August 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on August 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on August 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 22, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    One event on October 29, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 30, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 23, 2020

    An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 24, 2020

  • Branch: Port Hardy
  • Venue: Mother Goose On the Go
  • Audience: ,

In Partnership with Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society.

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Lego Kids

LEGO® Club

  • April 3, 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 August 28, 2019

  • Branch: Port Alberni
  • Venue: LEGO® Club
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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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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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Indigenous Voices

  • April 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on April 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on May 1, 2019 at 6:30 pm

  • Branch: Masset
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Decoding Xaad Kil: An Introduction to the Haida Alphabet, an Indigenous Voices series of workshops with Jaskwaan Bedard. Lean the …

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