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Bookfest 2019

Bookfest Scavenger Hunt

Nanaimo Bookfest is coming up Saturday, June 1! In order to celebrate the wonderful authors, illustrators, and storytellers that will …

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Bookfest Scavenger Hunt

Parksville Library is having a Bookfest event on May 28! In order to celebrate the wonderful authors, illustrators, and storytellers …

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Create with LEGO

  • May 31, 2019
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    One event on April 13, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on April 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on May 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on June 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on June 8, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on June 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on May 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 am 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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Create with LEGO

  • May 31, 2019
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on April 27, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on May 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on May 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on May 25, 2019 at 12:00 am

    One event on June 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 am 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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Pokemon Mystery Scavenger Hunt

  • May 31, 2019
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 31, 2019

  • Branch: Qualicum Beach
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Pikachu has been voted the favourite bunny costume in our April Bunny Costume Party. To celebrate, we're having a Pokemon …

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Canada: Day 1 Travelling Exhibit

Come by the Harbourfront Library to see the Canadian Museum of Immigration's travelling exhibit, "Canada: Day 1." Originally created to …

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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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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • May 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

  • Branch: Queen Charlotte
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Bring the whole family and join us for stories, songs, rhymes and fun. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

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Toddlertime

Toddlertime

  • May 31, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until March 1, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until May 31, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Share stories, songs, fingerplays, and more with your toddler. For ages 1.5 - 3 years. Drop-in, siblings also welcome.

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • May 31, 2019 @ 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
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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

  • May 31, 2019 @ 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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Reading time with a Librarian

Family Storytime

Bring the whole family to the Port Alberni branch for fun songs, rhymes and stories to strengthen early literacy. There's …

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Toddlertime

BookFest Author Reading: Nancy Vo

Join us at the Comox Library for a reading and presentation by children's book author and illustrator Nancy Vo, author …

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Create with LEGO

  • May 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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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Artist Painting

Arts and Crafts

  • May 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

  • Branch: Port Hardy
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Arts and Crafts at the Port Hardy Library.

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Create with LEGO

  • May 31, 2019 @ 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

  • May 31, 2019 @ 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
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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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S.T.E.A.M. Fridays

Explore science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through creative play with our STEAM Kits. We have littlebits, Bloxels, Snap Circuits, …

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Toddlertime

Family Literacy Day (Cowichan Community Centre)

Join us at the Cowichan Community Centre for Family Literacy Day! This is a Free, All Ages event.  

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