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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 25
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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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Tech Tuesday

  • February 25 @ 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 25 @ 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 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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Family Storytime

Strong Start

  • February 25 @ 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
  • Audience:

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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Book People Discussing

Poetry Workshop

  • February 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 28, 2020

    An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 28, 2020

  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Venue: Poetry Workshop
  • Audience: , ,
  • Cost: Free

Join award-winning poet and teacher, Lynne Knight, at the Courtenay Library for a poetry writing workshop. The workshop includes exercises …

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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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Children listening a fairy tale

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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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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Fairy Tale STEAM Challenge

Bring your creativity and attempt to make your way through all our fairy tale challenge stations. Try your hand at …

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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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NFB Film Series: Animated Shorts

Please note: This is a program of animated shorts targeted at adults. Children are welcome to attend with an adult, …

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Tech Tuesday

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

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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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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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Tween Book Chat

Have you  read a book you just have to tell someone about? Then join Tween Book Chat! Tween Book Chat is not …

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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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Group Of College Students Collaborating On Project In Library

Teen Advisory Group Meeting at Parksville Library

Join us at Parksville library for the TAG (Teen Advisory Group) meeting. If you are a teen ages 12-17 in …

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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 25 @ 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
  • Audience:

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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Sooke Book Club

The Sooke Branch is starting a book club! We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30 – …

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Knitting Circle

Sooke Knitting Circle

  • February 25 @ 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
  • Audience: ,

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

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