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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 28
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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 Storytime

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

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STEAM Fridays

Join us every week for a STEAM session designed for the discovery of Science, Tech, Engineering, Art and Math. This …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • February 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
  • Venue: Babytime
  • Audience: ,

Learn songs, rhymes, stories and skills you can use to help your baby get a head start on their reading. …

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Family Storytime

  • February 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 18, 2020

  • Branch: Sooke
  • Venue: Family Storytime
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Join us Friday mornings at the Sooke branch for a family storytime filled with songs, movements, and stories! Best suited …

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Toddlertime

Attention toddlers! Drop by Friday mornings for Toddlertime. We do bounces, action rhymes, and songs  for toddlers. Geared for 18 …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Parent-Child Mother Goose

Parents and children 0-4 gather to experience the magic of a favourite rhyme or song; learn rhymes, songs, and stories; …

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Family Storytime

Toddlertime

Come share stories, songs, scarf activities, fingerplays and more with your toddler. Geared towards children ages 18 - 36 months. …

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Storytime with preschool children

Preschool Storytime

Join us at Parksville library for songs, rhymes and stories. Suitable for ages 2 – 5 years with a caregiver.

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Reading time with a Librarian

Family Storytime

Join us every Friday morning for fun songs, rhymes and stories to strengthen early literacy. There’s a new theme every …

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® club

  • February 28 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until March 13, 2020

  • Branch: Parksville
  • Audience: ,

Join us at Parksville Library for our LEGO® club. Enjoy socializing and building time. Suitable for children of all ages …

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Reading time with a Librarian

Family Storytime

  • February 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until March 20, 2020

  • Branch: Ucluelet
  • Venue: Family Storytime
  • Audience:

Bring the whole family for fun songs, rhymes and stories to strengthen early literacy.   Suitable for ages 0-5 with …

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Reading time with a Librarian

Family Storytime

  • February 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until March 20, 2020

  • Branch: Tofino
  • Venue: Family Storytime
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Bring the whole family for fun songs, rhymes and stories to strengthen early literacy.   Suitable for ages 0-5 with …

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Prose & Poetry Readings

  All writers are welcome! Bring your written work and read to a supportive audience of fellow writers   Hosted …

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Chess

Chess Club

  • February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

A drop-in group meeting on the last Friday of each month. New players welcome. Free.

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Create with LEGO

  • February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    One event on April 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on April 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on May 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on June 1, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on June 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on June 22, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on May 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 19, 2020

  • Branch: Woss
  • Venue: Create with LEGO
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STEAM - LEGO time at the Woss Library. Place your project up on a book shelf for all to see!

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STEAM Straws and connectors

STEAM @ VIRL

  • February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    One event on September 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on October 11, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on October 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on November 8, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on November 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on October 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    One event on January 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on February 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    One event on February 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

    One event on February 21, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    One event on February 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

  • Branch: Port Hardy
  • Venue: STEAM @ VIRL
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Different STEAM kits each month.

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Create with LEGO

  • February 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    One event on April 27, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    One event on May 4, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    One event on May 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    One event on May 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    One event on June 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Friday, repeating until June 19, 2020

  • Branch: Port Alice
  • Venue: Create with LEGO
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Everybody loves LEGO no matter what age. Ask for the brand new LEGO!

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Lego Kids

LEGO® Club

  • February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Comox
  • Audience: ,

Use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece of your own making.  Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO®  is welcome.

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