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The Spooky Scribbles Contest

Write a Halloween themed story or poem of no longer than 800 words and enter to win a gift basket …

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Spooky Scribbles Contest

Write a Halloween themed story or poem of no longer than 800 words and enter to win a gift basket …

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Spooky Scribbles Contest

Write a Halloween themed story or poem of no longer than 800 words and enter to win a gift basket …

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Tinkercad Challenge – Halloween Phone Holder

Need a new cellphone stand? Design it! Build your own STL file in TINKERCAD and submit your design to the …

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Nature Art Challenge

Celebrate the changing season with our Nature Art Challenge. Open to ALL AGES. You could win a Hibernation Kit. Gather …

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Pumpkin Carving Contest

Carve up your best book or library inspired pumpkin and send us a photo for your chance to win a …

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Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Stop by the library anytime this month to participate in our fang-tastic Halloween Scavenger hunt! Find all 8 hidden items …

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Port Hardy Storytime

  • October 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 30, 2021

  • Branch: Port Hardy
  • Audience: ,

Drop in our library at 10 AM every day (Tues-Sat) to enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and much more! Everyone is …

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Book a Librarian

Tech Tuesdays

Free technology help from our librarians. Drop in at the Reference Desk or call 250-746-7661 to reserve a time.

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South Cowichan Book a Librarian

Have questions? Book a Librarian! Looking into family history or for your next read? Interested in online books, movies, or …

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • October 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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    One event on October 14, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    One event on October 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    One event on October 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm

  • Branch: Cowichan (Duncan)
  • Venue: LEGO® Club
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Calling all architects! Bring your construction skills and we’ll provide the LEGO. Please call 250-746-7661 to register for one of …

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • October 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on October 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    One event on October 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    One event on October 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm

  • Branch: Cowichan (Duncan)
  • Venue: LEGO® Club
  • Audience:

Calling all architects! Bring your construction skills and we’ll provide the LEGO. Please call 250-746-7661 to register for one of …

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Sea & Cedar Magazine – Call for Submissions

The Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) is once again seeking submissions of short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and artwork for the second issue of …

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A Good Yarn: Knitting & Crochet Circle

  • October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:50 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Comox
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We warmly invite people of any age and ability to join our weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings. Bring your own …

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Seaside Magazine Book Club – Petra

Our book for October is "Petra" by Shaena Lambert which recently won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. The next meeting …

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Virtual Book Launch with Haley Healey

Two women, one century between them, and one house. Can they set themselves free? Join us at 6:30 pm for …

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