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May 20, 2020: Read the latest announcements about our plans to resume some services for our communities, including being able to borrow books and other physical materials.

To help limit the spread of COVID-19, all events are postponed until further notice. Please check virl.bc.ca/covid-19-update/ for regular updates.

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Scavenger Hunt

Do you love Scavenger Hunts and visiting the library? You’re in luck! Every month there will be a new and themed scavenger …

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Scavenger Hunt

Do you love Scavenger Hunts and visiting the library? You’re in luck! Every month there will be a new and themed scavenger …

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Scavenger Hunt

Do you love Scavenger Hunts and visiting the library? You’re in luck! Every month there will be a new and themed scavenger …

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Family Storytime

Weekly Family Storytime followed by Lego Play at the Queen Charlotte Branch

Join us every Wednesday from 10 till 11 for a Family Storytime followed by Lego Play.

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • September 18, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Comox
  • Venue: Family Storytime
  • Audience: ,

Strengthen early literacy with songs, rhymes, stories and more! Family Storytime is a fun half hour suitable for kids aged …

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Family Playtime

Our librarian's away and it's time to play! Come to the library to enjoy some building and playtime with our …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

Join us for a rhyming good time! We do bounces, action rhymes, songs and bubbles. For babies 0-2 years old, …

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • September 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm 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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LEGO® Club

Calling all architects! Bring your construction skills and we’ll provide the LEGO®. Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO™ is welcome.

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LEGO® Club

Calling all architects! Bring your construction skills and we’ll provide the LEGO®. Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO™ is welcome.

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Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • September 18, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    One event on March 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on April 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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

    One event on June 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on April 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on May 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on June 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on August 6, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on August 13, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on August 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on September 10, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 8, 2019 at 10:00 am

    One event on October 15, 2019 at 10:00 am

    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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Science Literacy Week at the Sidney/North Saanich Library

It's Science Literacy Week from September 15 - September 22! Join us for a week-long celebration of science-based activities at …

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National Science Reading Day

Come down to the Nanaimo Harbourfront Branch to take part in National Science Reading Day! Kids ages 3-17 are invited …

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STEAM

Sheepistry: Felting Magic Jellyfish

Science Literacy Week meets crafting! Learn how sheep's wool transforms into felt in this hands on chemistry + physics activity …

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Explorers: Galaxy Jars

Are you ready for an out of this world creation? Come out to make a galaxy jar. This is a …

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Family Movie Night

It's time for a movie and popcorn! We're showing a family-friendly movie on our big screen with big sound. See …

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Games Night

Strategy Board Game Night

From "Settlers of Catan" to worker placement games, we play them all. Bring your opponents or come alone and meet …

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Valley Dads Yoga Storytime

  • September 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience: ,

Journey through storytime in yoga poses intertwined with song, movement, and imagination. This program is led by yoga instructor Elisha …

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