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Family Literacy – Scavenger Hunts

Celebrate family literacy in the month of January (19-26) by participating in our children’s scavenger hunts. Search for the clues …

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Adult Winter Reading Club

  • January 22
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    An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 29, 2020

  • Audience: ,

Read books for a chance to win a cozy prize.  The more you read, the better your chances! Grab a …

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Family Literacy Scavenger Hunt

Celebrate family literacy in the month of January by participating in our children's scavenger hunt. Search for the clues in …

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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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Family Storytime

Preschool Storytime

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

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Toddlertime

Family 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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Parent-Child Mother Goose

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

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

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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Meeting Cafe

Wednesday Tech Tutorials

Tech help for those in need! Call 250.247.7878 to book a 30-minute appointment, or book in person at the library's …

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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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Introduction to the Internet and Connecting to Your Library

Wanting to use the library from home and not sure where you start? You are invited to learn how to …

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English Corner for ESL

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 @ VIRL

  • January 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    One event on September 25, 2019 at 1:30 pm

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

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

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

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

    One event on January 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    One event on January 22, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    One event on February 5, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    One event on February 12, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    One event on February 19, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    One event on February 26, 2020 at 1:30 pm

  • Branch: Port McNeill
  • Venue: STEAM @ VIRL
  • Audience: , ,

Different STEAM kits to share each month.

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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

  • January 22 @ 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

  • January 22 @ 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. Come ready to build! This is a …

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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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eHelp

  • January 22 @ 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 May 27, 2020

  • Branch: Cortes Island
  • 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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Artist Painting

Newcomers: Art with Your Neighbours

New to the area? Join Francoise from the Cowichan Intercultural Society to meet, talk, and laugh with other new community …

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KidCraft

  • January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 12, 2020

    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

  • Branch: Campbell River
  • Venue: KidCraft
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Drop-in freestyle, low-tech crafting fun for kids and their caregivers. We supply the craft supplies, you supply the creativity. Open …

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 25, 2020

  • Branch: Cowichan
  • Venue: LEGO® Club
  • Audience: ,

Calling all architects! Bring your construction skills and we’ll provide the LEGO®. Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO™ …

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Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • January 22 @ 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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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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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

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: Ocean Empathy

Learn about caring for our oceans this week. This is a free, drop-in event that does not require registration. Best …

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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

Strategic Board Gaming

Join us every Wednesday in the Creativity Commons and challenge yourself to a new board game. Best for ages 16+ …

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Group Of College Students Collaborating On Project In Library

Board in the Library

  • January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 26, 2020

  • Branch: Sooke
  • Venue: Board in the Library
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Drop-in every Wednesday evening for board games, activities and just to hang out! This is a free event that does …

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Cozy Silent Reading Party

Join us by the fireplace at the Harbourfront Branch for warm drinks, snacks, and a cozy space to silently enjoy …

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An old film with a movie on the roll.

Movie Night: An NFB Series

  • January 22 @ 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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