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Feature Nintendo Switch Game: Rocket League

In addition to our standing collection of games to play in the Creativity Commons, you can try out a feature …

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Adult Winter Reading Club

  • February 4
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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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Blind Date with a Book

February 1 through February 14 - take a chance on finding the perfect match.

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Tech Tuesday

  • February 4 @ 2:00 am - 3:20 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 1, 2020

  • Branch: Cowichan
  • Venue: Tech Tuesday
  • Audience:

Free technology help from our librarians! Please call 250-746-7661 to reserve.

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Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • February 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    One event on March 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

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    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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Family Storytime

Strong Start

  • February 4 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until June 23, 2020

  • Branch: Masset
  • Venue: Strong Start
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Join us at Tahayghen Elementary in the Strong Start room for finger plays, stories, puppets, and scarf songs!

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Strongstart: On the Go

A free drop-in program with nutritious snacks and active learning through play. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers  

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Bowser Family Storytime

Join us at the Bowser branch for family storytime. Geared for preschool ages, but all are welcome. Drop-in, no registration …

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Tech Tuesdays

Have a tricky tech question? Come into the library for free technology help. All skill levels welcome. No appointments necessary.

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Book a Librarian

Book a Librarian

Do you have a research project? Looking into family history? Interested in online books, movies, music, or magazines? Schedule a …

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Chess

Chess Club

Join us every Tuesday for some casual drop in Chess matches, all ability levels welcome. Boards, pieces and clocks are …

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Kids Crafting

Try It Out Tuesday – Crafts for Kids

Swing by the new Sayward library between 2:30-4:00pm on the first Tuesday of each month to try out creative crafts …

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Star Wars Lego

LEGO® Club

Dare to be different. Use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece with a different theme every session. Anyone old enough …

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Relaxing Reading with Timba

Paws 4 Stories

Twiggy the therapy dog is back at the library (with her trainer, Lee of course!).  Children love to sit with …

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T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group)

Calling all teens! Sayward teens are invited to come to the library on the first Tuesday of each month, form …

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Fibre Arts – Twisted Tuesday

  • February 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    One event on January 15, 2019 at 5:00 pm

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    One event on January 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    One event on February 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    One event on February 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    One event on March 3, 2020 at 5:00 pm

  • Branch: Sointula
  • Venue: Fibre Arts - Twisted Tuesday
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Fibre arts. Yarns and Crafts.

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Knitting

A Good Yarn: Knitting and Crochet Circle

Join yarnworkers of all ages and abilities at the library for a warm and welcoming knitting and crochet group.

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Chess

Rooks on Books Chess Club

  • February 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 7, 2020

  • Branch: Qualicum Beach
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Fun, friendly, supportive gameplay and instruction with a local expert. Open to anyone aged 7 or older, all skill levels …

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Movie Tuesday

Skip the holds line and join us at the Harbourfront branch every Tuesday at 6 PM for a FREE movie! …

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LEGO® Night

We’re setting out the LEGO® every Tuesday night. Just bring your imagination and be ready to build!

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Knitting Circle

Sooke Knitting Circle

  • February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 29, 2020

  • Branch: Sooke
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Beginner beaders, novice knitters, and super sewers are all invited to drop in at our weekly knitting circle. Knitters of …

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Sooke Reading Group

  • February 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 30, 2020

  • Branch: Sooke
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Want to come and talk with other community members interested in books? Join us for a book club where we …

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