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Feature Nintendo Switch Game: Final Fantasy XII

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 20
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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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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories at this fun family event! For children aged 2-5 years. Children of all …

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Toddlertime

Preschool Storytime

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children aged 2-5 years old. Siblings, grandparents and other guests welcome. No registration …

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Storytime with preschool children

CANCELLED – Family Storytime

  • February 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until October 17, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until June 25, 2020

  • Branch: Campbell River
  • Venue: CANCELLED - Family Storytime
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CANCELLED until further notice. Thursdays. Drop-in for young children and their caregivers. Songs, stories, rhymes, scarves, and other fun!   …

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Strong Start Storytime

Family Storytime

Drop-in for children of all ages accompanied by a caregiver. Songs, stories, rhymes and other fun!

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Babytime

  • February 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until February 29, 2020

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Venue: Babytime
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Join us for a rhyming good time as we introduce you and your baby to music, rhymes, bounces, fingerplays and …

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Babytime

  • February 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until March 12, 2020

  • Branch: Parksville
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Join us at Parksville library for songs, rhymes and lap games. Suitable for up to 2 years with a caregiver.

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Family Storytime

Good Morning Storytime

Bring your littlest ones to the Sidney/North Saanich Library for stories, songs, rhymes and lots of movement. Ages 0-5. Drop …

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CANCELLED – Family Playroom

  • February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 28, 2020

  • Branch: Campbell River
  • Venue: CANCELLED - Family Playroom
  • Audience: ,

CANCELLED until further notice. Come and play with our toys! We have LEGO, Mega Bloks, puppets, puzzles, and more! It’s …

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Family Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children aged 2-5 years old.  Siblings, grandparents and other guests welcome.  No …

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French Conversation Circle

Do you want to practice your French in an informal, friendly environment? This is a free, drop-in event designed for …

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

Drop in to build with the library’s LEGO collection! Ask staff to take a photo of your structure to get …

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Knitting

Bowser Knitwits

Meet up at Bowser library every Thursday for a fun hour of knitting. Drop in.

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eHelp

  • February 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 25, 2020

  • Branch: Quadra 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 at the Library

  • February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    One event on December 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on December 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on December 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on December 23, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 18, 2020

  • Branch: Campbell River
  • Venue: Tech Help at the Library
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Having difficulty navigating the library tech services? Need some help with your phone or tablet? Come in to the library …

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Writing 101

Legacy Letter Workshop with Judy Millar

Legacy Letter Workshop What is a Legacy Letter? Every legacy letter is unique. It could be a letter to great-grandchildren …

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STEAM @ VIRL

  • February 20 @ 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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    One event on October 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    One event on November 7, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    One event on November 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    One event on November 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    One event on January 23, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    One event on January 30, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    One event on February 13, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    One event on February 20, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    One event on February 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm

  • Branch: Sointula
  • Venue: STEAM @ VIRL
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Different selection of STEAM kits each month.

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Children playing with 3D printer

STEAM club

  • February 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 12, 2020

  • Branch: Parksville
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Join us at Parksville Library for our after school STEAM club. Socialize and challenge yourself with building activities. Suitable for …

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Games Night

Magic: the Gathering® Club

Come play Magic: the Gathering® at the Library! If you've never played and would like to learn, we have plenty …

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Ukulele Jam

Everyone is welcome to join our ukulele group for an evening of music and fun. No experience required.  Extra ukuleles …

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Frigon Book Club

Frigon Book Club

  • February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on February 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on March 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on March 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on April 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on April 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on May 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on May 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on May 30, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on June 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on June 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on September 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on October 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on October 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on January 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    One event on February 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    One event on February 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

  • Branch: Port Alice
  • Venue: Frigon Book Club
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Interested in joining the Frigon Book Club or starting your own? Tweens, Young Adults and Adult New Book Clubs welcome! Contact the library at 250-284-3554 or text 250-902-8892 for how to begin.

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art club, drawing, draw at the library

Self-Directed Craft Night

Join us Thursday evenings at the Port Renfrew branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library for a self-directed, drop-in craft night! …

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Artist Painting

Adult Drop-In Art Night

Bring your supplies and join us as we work on our individual projects in a shared, social setting. Supplies not …

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Ukrainian Conversation Group

  • February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Venue: Ukrainian Conversation Group
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Practice your Ukrainian language conversation skills.  Your host, Andrei, provides instruction and introduces interesting new topics each month.  Coffee is …

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Patherfinder role playing evenings

Join us at the Masset branch on Thursday evenings for a night of monsters and magic as we embark on …

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