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May 29, 2020: We’re excited to announce that takeout services are starting to roll out next week! Read the latest info, including a comprehensive list of FAQs.

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Bookmark Design Contest

All this week drop into the branch to create a fun bookmark design and enter our contest! The design can …

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Artist Painting Closeup

Imagination Creation – Art and Creativity

Make Your Own Cubist Portrait and You Rock Tic Tac Toe Craft.

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Imagination Creation – Art and Creativity

5 Laptops available with STEAM Minecraft downloaded.

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Find the Hidden Image or Photo Scavenger Hunt

See if you can find our hidden images and enter to win a prize. New pictures to find each week. …

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Strong Start Storytime

Preschool Playtime

  • July 24, 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
  • Audience: ,

Children enjoy books, puzzles and games.

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Family Storytime

Summer Family Storytime followed by Lego Play

Join us every Wednesday from 10 till 11 for a Family Storytime followed by Lego Play.

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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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Summer Reading Club – Tundra the Wolf

Come and meet Tundra the Wolf! Learn about wolves and their importance in the ecosystem and in indigenous culture. Suitable …

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Babytime

  • July 24, 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 August 15, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan
  • Venue: Babytime
  • Audience: ,

Join our children’s librarian for songs, rhymes and fun. Ages 0-2 & their caregivers  

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Blocks Girl

Family Playtime

Our librarian is away and it’s time to play! There’s no storytime this morning but we’re welcoming you to bring …

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Pyjama Storytimevvvvvv

Summer Reading Club Activity: Reach for the Stars Storytime

Take a trip on a rocket ship - in your imagination, at least. Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and …

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Float-Your-Boat Challenge

Come to the library and take part in the Float-Your-Boat challenge! Build a boat out of aluminium foil and see …

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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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STEAM Minecraft

You asked so STEAM Minecraft is finally here at the Port Hardy library. 5 laptops with Minecraft loaded.

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Tech Help

eHelp

  • July 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 24, 2019

  • Branch: Sayward
  • Venue: eHelp
  • Audience: ,

Tech help for those in need! Book an appointment for one-on-one help with your technology-related questions.

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Pyjama Storytimevvvvvv

STEAM Storytime Cardboard Creations

STEAM Storytime with Cardboard Creations. Read, build and paint. 5 laptops available with Minecraft downloaded.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • July 24, 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
  • Audience: ,

Learn songs, rhymes, stories and skills you can use to help your baby get a head start on their reading. …

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Night Sky Gazing

Poetry Writing Workshop Series

Join award-winning poet and teacher, Lynne Knight, at the Campbell River branch for a monthly poetry writing workshop series. The …

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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® 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

  • July 24, 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

  • July 24, 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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Explorers: Prehistoric Bugs!

Want to learn more about prehistoric bugs? Join us to learn about ancient bugs and our changing environment. This is …

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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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Family Movie Night: Maya the Bee

Put on your pajamas and join us for popcorn and a screening of Maya the Bee! Maya is a little bee with a …

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Adult Colouring Night

  • July 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on August 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

  • Branch: Sooke
  • Audience:

Looking for a relaxing evening activity? Join us for some colouring at the Sooke branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library! …

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