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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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In Our Own Voice: Teen Writing Contest

  • April 4, 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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Isle of the Arts Festival: Memory Jar Project

Bottle up a memory to share with your community during the Isle of the Arts Festival by participating in our …

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Strong Start Storytime

Family Storytime

Drop-in for children of all ages accompanied by a caregiver. Songs, stories, rhymes and other fun!Log Out For May and …

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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

  • April 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

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

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

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories at this fun family event! For children aged 2-5 years. Children of all …

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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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Babytime

  • April 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until May 9, 2019

  • Branch: Parksville
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Join us for rhymes, lap games, and toy based learning. Suitable for children up to 16 months with a caregiver.

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Family Storytime

Good Morning Storytime @ 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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Magic Book

Chemainus Spring Author Series: Nick & Jenny Coghlan (Collapse of a Country)

The 2019 Chemainus Spring Author Series welcomes former Canadian diplomats Nicholas & Jenny Coghlan, who together will read from  Collapse of …

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French Conversation Circle

  • April 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm 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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Knitting

Bowser Knitwits

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

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Tech Help

eHelp

  • April 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 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

  • April 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 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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Preschool Storytime

  • April 4, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 5, 2019

  • Branch: Port Hardy
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Fun stories, rhymes, finger puppets and crafts.

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Poetry Reading

Poetry Month Celebration!

Join us and hear local poets read their original work to celebrate that April is Poetry Month!  Panel of poets …

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Games Night

Magic: the Gathering® Club

Come play Magic: the Gathering® at the Library! If you've never played and would like to learn, we have plenty …

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Frigon Book Club

Frigon Book Club

  • April 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on February 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on March 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on March 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on April 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on April 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on May 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on May 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on May 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

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

    One event on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on October 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

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

    One event on January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    One event on February 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    One event on February 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

  • Branch: Port Alice
  • Venue: Frigon Book Club
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Interested in joining the Frigon Book Club or starting your own? Tweens, Young Adults and Adult New Book Clubs welcome! Contact the library at 250-284-3554 or text 250-902-8892 for how to begin.

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