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Children Colouring Holiday

Holiday Card Crafting

Drop into the library during November and December to create your own Holiday Card!   All crafting supplies will be provided, …

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Teen VR

Teen VR Drop-in

  • November 12, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - June 30, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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Want to play games on Oculus Rift? Drop by the library and hang out! Playtime is first-come, first-serve. Must be …

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Smokey Quartz

Explorers: Marble Run

Test your engineering and navigating skills with our marble run! This is a free, drop-in event that does not require …

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Family Storytime

Weekly Family Storytime followed by Lego Play at the Queen Charlotte Branch

  • November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Queen Charlotte
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Join us every Wednesday from 10 till 11 for a Family Storytime followed by Lego Play.

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Home Learners: Tweens & Teens

Join us each month at the Library for a STEAM session designed for our home learner communities. This is a …

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Family Storytime

Preschool Storytime

  • November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Preschoolers (and their parents, guardians, grandparents, etc.) are invited to join us for stories, puppets, fingerplays, felt stories and more. …

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Parent-Child Mother Goose

Join Mother Goose facilitators for songs, rhymes and fun. For children ages 0-2 & their caregivers.toddl

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Toddlertime

Preschool Storytime

Drop in with your little one for fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Stay afterwards for visiting, and for play with DUPLO blocks and other toys. Best suited for ages 5 years …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • November 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan Lake
  • Audience: ,
  • Cost: Free

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

Baby Rhyme Time

  • November 20 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
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Join us for a rhyming good time!  We do bounces, action rhymes, songs and bubbles. For babies 0-2 years old, …

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Artist Painting Closeup

On-Site Art

  • November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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On-Site Art is about painting in community spaces where the public can watch and ask questions. Artists of any skill …

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English Corner for ESL

  • November 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Practice English conversation, improve your vocabulary, discuss interesting topics, and make new friends. The group meets every week in the …

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STEAM Storytime

  • November 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 19, 2019

    One event on January 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    One event on October 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    One event on November 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm

  • Branch: Port McNeill
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Join Chico the puppet for stories, rhymes, felt stories and crafts. STEAM Kits are ready for your use.

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Mother and little daughter reading book together in library

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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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • November 20 @ 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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Lego Kids

LEGO® Club

  • November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: South Cowichan
  • Venue: LEGO® Club
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We provide the LEGO® (and Duplo®) and you provide the imagination, every Wednesday, 2-5pm. Come ready to build! This is …

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eHelp

  • November 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 4, 2019

  • Branch: Cortes Island
  • 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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Tech Help

Technology Help Appointments

Bring your questions and your device!  Book an appointment on Wednesday afternoons for one-on-one help with technology basics. We can …

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Genealogy Basics: Learning Ancestry.ca

Are you interested in researching your ancestors? Get started using Ancestry.ca and online resources for family research available through 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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Paws and Tales Literacy Program with Pacha

Paws 4 Stories

  • November 20 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: South Cowichan
  • Venue: Paws 4 Stories
  • Audience:
  • Cost: Free

Young readers can sign up for a 15-minute reading session with Kit Kat, a trained therapy dog, between 3:15 and …

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LEGO® Club

  • November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 14, 2019

    An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • 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 …

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Home Learners STEAM Sessions

  • November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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    One event on September 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on October 9, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on October 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm

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

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

  • Branch: Port McNeill
  • Venue: Home Learners STEAM Sessions
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Different STEAM kits to share each month.

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Harry Potter Wizards Unite

CALLING ALL WIZARDS Do you play Wizards Unite? Come join us at Creativity Commons at the Harbourfront Library for some …

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Lego Kids

LEGO® Club

  • November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 27, 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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Harry Potter Wizards Unite

CALLING ALL WIZARDS Do you play Wizards Unite? Come join us at Creativity Commons at the Harbourfront Library for some …

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Family Movie Night

  • November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Gabriola Island
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It's time for a movie and popcorn! We're showing a family-friendly movie on our big screen with big sound. See …

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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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Game Night

Adult Board Game Night

  • November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

  • Branch: Sooke
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Interested in trying a new game or meeting a new playgroup? Bring your favorite game to the Sooke branch or …

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Family Board Game Night

Turn Off the Screen – Family Board Game Night

Brand new games have arrived!

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Understanding Arthritis with Dr. van Stolk

Join us for a FREE information session presented by the Arthritis Society. Understanding Arthritis Knowledge is power! Join Dr. van …

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Author Reading: Dr. Mary Lindsay

Dr. Mary Lindsay (Mei-Li Lee) presents her book, Potlatch Blanket for a China Man, Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00 PM.  …

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An old film with a movie on the roll.

Movie Night: An NFB Series

  • November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    One event on November 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    One event on December 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    One event on January 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    One event on February 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    One event on March 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm

  • Branch: Masset
  • Venue: Movie Night: An NFB Series
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A National Film Board movie series to enjoy during the long dark nights of winter. October 23: Bill Reid and …

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An old film with a movie on the roll.

Angry Inuk – NFB Movie Night

Join us at the Masset Library for the next NFB movie at the Masset Library.  In her award-winning documentary, director …

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