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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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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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Create with LEGO

  • April 5, 2019
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    One event on June 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on June 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on June 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on May 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 19, 2020

  • Branch: Woss
  • Venue: Create with LEGO
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STEAM - LEGO time at the Woss Library. Place your project up on a book shelf for all to see!

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In Our Own Voice: Teen Writing Contest

  • April 5, 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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Lego Kids

LEGO® Days

We're setting out the LEGO® all day on the first Friday and Saturday of each month. Just bring your imagination and …

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • April 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

  • Branch: Queen Charlotte
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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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Toddlertime

Toddlertime

  • April 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Share stories, songs, fingerplays, and more with your toddler. For ages 1.5 - 3 years. Drop-in, siblings also welcome.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • April 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am 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

Preschool Storytime

  • April 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 10, 2019

  • Branch: Parksville
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Join us for a half hour of songs, rhymes, and stories. Suitable for children 2-5 years with a caregiver.

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Reading time with a Librarian

Family Storytime

  • April 5, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until April 26, 2019

  • Branch: Port Alberni
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Bring the whole family to the Port Alberni branch for fun songs, rhymes and stories to strengthen early literacy. Suitable …

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Strong Start Storytime

Family Storytime

  • April 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 8, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until June 7, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan Lake
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Drop in for our weekly family storytime!  We will read a book, sing some songs, and get up and move …

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • April 5, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 10, 2019

  • Branch: Parksville
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Join us for building and socializing. Children of all ages welcome with a caregiver.

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Create with LEGO

  • April 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    One event on April 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

    One event on May 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

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

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

    One event on June 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on May 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 19, 2020

  • Branch: Woss
  • Venue: Create with LEGO
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STEAM - LEGO time at the Woss Library. Place your project up on a book shelf for all to see!

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Artist Painting

Arts and Crafts

  • April 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

  • Branch: Port Hardy
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Arts and Crafts at the Port Hardy Library.

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Dancing in Gumboots

Dancing in Gumboots Readings and stories from Dancing in Gumboots authors and editors. Dancing in Gumboots: Adventure, Love & Resilience: …

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Movie -BlackKKlansman

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron …

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To Hell and Back by Joe Calendino

Join Joe Calendino as he talks about his pathway of recovery. Description As an outlaw biker living on the fringes …

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Book a Librarian

Book a Librarian

Want to learn how to use the library’s digital resources to access eBooks, music, movies, magazines or newspapers? Call the …

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S.T.E.A.M. Fridays

Explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through creative play with our STEAM Kits. We have littlebits, Bloxels, Snap Circuits, …

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