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StoryWalk® at the Museum – “Bear Snores On”

Join us for an outdoor StoryWalk® at the Sooke Region Museum October 19-30! Enjoy the fresh air, physical activity and …

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Spooky Scavenger Hunt

Try our spooky Halloween Scavenger Hunt! Find the images hidden around the Sidney / North Saanich Library Children's Area to …

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Creepy Pair of Underwear – StoryWalk

Looking for something fun to do? Try our new StoryWalk on Shoppers Row! Start at the library. Pick up an …

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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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Teen Spooky Art Gallery

Stop by the library anytime between October 18-30 to view our Spooky Art Gallery filled with art created by teens …

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Port Hardy Storytime

  • October 26 @ 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
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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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Book a Librarian

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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Tangle Tuesdays At Two

  • October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 30, 2021

  • Branch: Cowichan (Duncan)
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An introduction to Zentangle.  A relaxing way to unleash your creativity.  Learn to create fun and easy patterns with June …

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Relaxing Reading with Timba

Paws 4 Stories

  • October 26 @ 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 30, 2021

  • Branch: Courtenay
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Read with Twiggy! Young readers can bring a book and sign up for a 15-minute reading session with Twiggy, a …

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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 26 @ 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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Shanon Sinn

The Haunting of Vancouver Island for KIDS

Do you like creepy stories? Join us for a VIRTUAL event with Shanon Sinn the bestselling author of "The Haunting …

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Halloween Stuffie Vacation @ the Library

This event is for Children of all ages. Let your stuffie spend a whole week on their own, at the …

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