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November 2019

Teen VR

Teen VR Drop-in

  • November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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Want to play games on Oculus Rift? Drop by the library and hang out! Playtime is first-come, first-serve. Must be…

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Knitting

Purl Jam Knitting Circle

Open to knitters of all levels and ages who want to jam about knitting. Bring your own projects, supplies questions…

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Knitting

Knitting Group

Join knitters of all ages and abilities for our warm and welcoming drop in knitting circle. Beginners, novice, and experienced…

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Baby Rhyme Time

Patty Cakes Babytime

  • November 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 12, 2019

  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience: ,

Babies start learning from birth! Learn rhymes, tickles, songs and lap bounces. Encourage brain development and meet new people while…

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Mother and little daughter reading book together in library

Family Storytime

  • November 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 10, 2019

  • Branch: Gold River
  • 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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Tech Tuesday

  • November 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 10, 2019

  • Branch: Gold River
  • Audience: ,

Tech help for those in need! Book an appointment for one-on-one help with your technology-related questions.

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Tech Tuesday

  • November 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience: , ,

Do you have a tricky tech question? Come in to the library for free one-one technology help at the Information…

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Tech Tuesday

Want to work on your computer skills or have an eBook question? Book a 30-minute appointment for free, one-on-one technology…

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Babytime

  • November 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Audience: ,

Join us for a rhyming good time as we introduce you and your baby to music, rhymes, bounces, fingerplays and…

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Star Wars Lego

LEGO® Club

Dare to be different. Use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece with a different theme every session. Anyone old enough…

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Relaxing Reading with Timba

Paws 4 Stories

  • November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

  • Branch: Courtenay
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Young readers can bring a book and sign up for a 15-minute reading session with Twiggy, a trained St. John’s…

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Board in the Library: Teen Tuesday

  • November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Branch: Sooke
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Drop-in every Tuesday evening for board games, activities, and just to hang out! This is a free event that does…

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Knitting

A Good Yarn: Knitting and Crochet Circle

  • November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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Join yarnworkers of all ages and abilities at the library for a warm and welcoming knitting and crochet group.

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Family Storytime

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

  • November 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Queen Charlotte
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Join us every Wednesday from 10 till 11 for a Family Storytime followed by Lego Play.

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • November 13 @ 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
  • 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 Storytime

Preschool Storytime

  • November 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Preschoolers (and their parents, guardians, grandparents, etc.) are invited to join us for stories, puppets, fingerplays, felt stories and more.…

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • November 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

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

Babies take over the library!  Bring the tiniest members of your family (bring along siblings too!) for songs, stories, rhymes,…

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

  • November 13 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
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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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Artist Painting Closeup

On-Site Art

  • November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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On-Site Art is about painting in community spaces where the public can watch and ask questions. Artists of any skill…

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eHelp

  • November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

  • Branch: Sayward
  • Audience: ,

Tech help for those in need! Book an appointment for one-on-one help with your technology-related questions.tech

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English Corner for ESL

  • November 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Practice English conversation, improve your vocabulary, discuss interesting topics, and make new friends. The group meets every week in the…

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Crayons Coloured Pencils

Explorers: Eric Carle Art

Do you love "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" or anything else by Eric Carle? Join us in replicating his illustration style…

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Film Clapper

Warmland Book & Film Collective

  • November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Cowichan
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The Warmland Book & Film Collective is called to action to explore, celebrate and learn from Indigenous authors and filmmakers.…

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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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Fibre Arts – Warped Wednesday

  • November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    One event on February 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on February 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on March 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on March 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on April 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on April 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on May 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on June 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on September 25, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on October 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on October 23, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on November 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on November 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    One event on December 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

  • Branch: Port McNeill
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Share yarns and crafts with a circle of friends. Demonstrations will be held 6 - 8 pm at the Port McNeill Library. This is an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours!

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Tech Help

Get Together with Technology (GTT) Cowichan

  • November 14 @ 1:00 am - 6:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Cowichan
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Get Together with Technology (GTT) is a technology workshop by and for people who are blind or low vision. GTT…

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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • November 14 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Quadra Island
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Drop in to build with the library’s LEGO collection. Ask staff to take a photo of your structure to get…

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories at this fun family event! For children aged 2-5 years. Children of all…

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Babytime

  • November 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Audience: ,

Join us for a rhyming good time as we introduce you and your baby to music, rhymes, bounces, fingerplays and…

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Meeting Cafe

iPads Made Easy

This 2-part workshop leads beginners through the basics of using their Apple iPad or iPhone. NOV 14: 11:00-12:30 pm NOV…

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Playing with Lego

Family Playroom

  • November 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
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Come and play with our toys! We have LEGO, Mega Bloks, puppets, puzzles, and more! It’s a great place for…

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Family Storytime

Preschool Storytime

  • November 14 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
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Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children aged 2-5 years old.  Siblings, grandparents and other guests welcome.  No…

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French Conversation Circle

  • November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Gabriola Island
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Do you want to practice your French in an informal, friendly environment? This is a free, drop-in event designed for…

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eHelp

  • November 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Quadra Island
  • Audience: ,

Tech help for those in need! Book an appointment for one-on-one help with your technology-related questions.

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Knitting

Bowser Knitwits

  • November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Bowser
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Meet up at Bowser library every Thursday for a fun hour of knitting. Drop in.

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Origami Crane

Origami Club

  • November 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Qualicum Beach
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Connect, learn and create. Beginners are welcome. Led by Shino Yosheda. Origami paper is supplied, but donations are welcome.

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Games Night

Magic: the Gathering® Club

Come play Magic: the Gathering® at the Library! If you've never played and would like to learn, we have plenty…

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Bookclub Coffee

Bowser Library Book Club

  • November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2019

  • Branch: Bowser
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Let's get reading! Join us for Bowser Library Book Club. It's held on the second Thursday of every month. We…

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Ukulele Jam

Everyone is welcome to join our ukulele group for an evening of music and fun. No experience required.  Extra ukuleles…

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art club, drawing, draw at the library

Self-Directed Craft Night

Join us Thursday evenings at the Port Renfrew branch of Vancouver Island Regional Library for a self-directed, drop-in craft night!…

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Preschool Storytime

Patrick’s Pickles with J. P. Bailey

Share some pickle love on Pickle Day! Join local children's author J. P. Bailey for a reading of her book,…

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Family Storytime

  • November 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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

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Family Storytime

  • November 15 @ 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 20, 2019

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

Join us Friday mornings at the Sooke branch for a family storytime filled with songs, movements, and stories! Best suited…

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Baby Rhyme Time

Parent-Child Mother Goose

  • November 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, happening 8 times

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

For children and their caregivers: we share rhymes, songs, storytelling, and a snack. Offered in partnership with Island Health. Drop-in…

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Family Storytime

Toddlertime

  • November 15 @ 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 14, 2019

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

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Baby Rhyme Time

Patty Cakes Babytime

  • November 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until November 15, 2019

  • Branch: Cumberland
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Babies start learning from birth! Learn rhymes, tickles, songs and lap bounces. Encourage brain development and meet new people while…

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Meeting Cafe

iPads Made Easy

This 2-part workshop leads beginners through the basics of using their Apple iPad or iPhone. NOV 14: 11:00-12:30 pm NOV…

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Strong Start Storytime

Family Storytime

  • November 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until December 13, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan Lake
  • Audience:
  • Cost: Free

Drop in for our weekly family storytime!  We will read a book, sing some songs, and get up and move…

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Reading time with a Librarian

Family Storytime

  • November 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

  • Branch: Ucluelet
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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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Reading time with a Librarian

Family Storytime

  • November 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

  • Branch: Tofino
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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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An old film with a movie on the roll.

NFB Film Club

Join us at the Harbourfront Library  at 2 pm every Friday afternoon for a selection of thought-provoking Canadian cinema, courtesy…

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Lego Kids

LEGO® Club

  • November 15 @ 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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Blocks Girl

Play Day

  • November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Courtenay
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Drop in and play with us on Saturday mornings! The program room will be set up with toys & activities…

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Saturday Family Playroom

  • November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
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Come and play with our toys! We have Lego, Mega Bloks, puppets, and more! It’s a great place for parents…

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Family Playroom

  • November 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

  • Branch: Quadra Island
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Come and play with our toys! We have Lego, Duplo, puppets and more! It’s a great place for parents and…

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Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 1, 2019

    One event on October 5, 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on November 2, 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

    An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 21, 2019

  • Branch: Port McNeill
  • Audience:

Stories, songs and rhymes presented by the Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society.

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English Corner

Spanish Conversation

  • November 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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An opportunity for everyone wanting to get together to speak Spanish in a casual, friendly environment. For native and non-native…

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English Corner

English for Mandarin Speakers

  • November 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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English Conversation from a Mandarin perspective.  Practice your English with other Mandarin speakers every week in Study Room 1.  Drop-in.

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Poetry Reading

Poet Laureate Reading Series

Join Nanaimo’s Poet Laureate Tina Biello for her bi-monthly poetry reading series. November's featured poets are Marilyn Bowering and Joanna…

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Dungeons and Dragons One Shot – Sooke

Ever wanted to try Dungeons and Dragons but were unsure where to start? Join us for an afternoon of role-playing…

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Saturday Afternoon Movies

  • November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until April 20, 2020

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
  • Audience: ,

Come watch a family-friendly movie with us on the third Saturday of every month! Skip the holds line on popular…

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Toddlertime

Family Storytime

  • November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: South Cowichan
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We love stories! Join us for a classic storytime of stories and songs each Saturday. For children 2 to 6…

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Kids Crafting

“Surprise Me” Saturday

  • November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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What will our weekly DIY kids activity be this Saturday? Trains? Puzzles? Crafts? Drop by between 2 and 4 pm…

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Teen VR

Teen VR Drop-in

  • November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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Want to play games on Oculus Rift? Drop by the library and hang out! Playtime is first-come, first-serve. Must be…

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Knitting

Purl Jam Knitting Circle

Open to knitters of all levels and ages who want to jam about knitting. Bring your own projects, supplies questions…

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Knitting

Knitting Group

Join knitters of all ages and abilities for our warm and welcoming drop in knitting circle. Beginners, novice, and experienced…

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Librarians on the Radio

Librarians on the Radio

  • November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2019

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Tune in to CHLY 101.7 FM on the radio dial or listen online on the third Tuesday of each month…

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Family Storytime

STEAM Storytime

  • November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    One event on October 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on November 19, 2019 at 11:00 am

  • Branch: Port Alice
  • Audience: , ,

STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Arts Math

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Tech Tuesday

  • November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Branch: Tahsis
  • Audience: ,

Tech help for those in need! Book an appointment for one-on-one help with your technology-related questions.

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Tech Tuesday

  • November 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience: , ,

Do you have a tricky tech question? Come in to the library for free one-one technology help at the Information…

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Babytime

  • November 19 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Audience: ,

Join us for a rhyming good time as we introduce you and your baby to music, rhymes, bounces, fingerplays and…

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Man with iPad reading

IPads Made Easy

  • November 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 2:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
  • Audience: ,

Join us for an introductory level workshop to learn the basics of operating your iPad. Please bring to this workshop:…

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Star Wars Lego

LEGO® Club

Dare to be different. Use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece with a different theme every session. Anyone old enough…

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Family Storytime

  • November 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Branch: Tahsis
  • Audience: ,

Strengthen early literacy with songs, rhymes, stories and more! Family Storytime is a fun half-hour suitable for kids aged 0-5…

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Relaxing Reading with Timba

Paws 4 Stories

  • November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience:

Young readers can bring a book and sign up for a 15-minute reading session with Twiggy, a trained St. John’s…

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Board in the Library: Teen Tuesday

  • November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Branch: Sooke
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Drop-in every Tuesday evening for board games, activities, and just to hang out! This is a free event that does…

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Game Night

Games Night @ Cowichan Library

  • November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

5:30-8pm, the third Tuesday of each month, Cowichan Library provides a comfortable, friendly place for game play (no shhh required).…

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Knitting

A Good Yarn: Knitting and Crochet Circle

  • November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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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Join yarnworkers of all ages and abilities at the library for a warm and welcoming knitting and crochet group.

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Smokey Quartz

Explorers: Marble Run

Test your engineering and navigating skills with our marble run! This is a free, drop-in event that does not require…

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Family Storytime

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

  • November 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Queen Charlotte
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Join us every Wednesday from 10 till 11 for a Family Storytime followed by Lego Play.

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Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • November 20 @ 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
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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 Storytime

Preschool Storytime

  • November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Preschoolers (and their parents, guardians, grandparents, etc.) are invited to join us for stories, puppets, fingerplays, felt stories and more.…

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • November 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 11, 2019

  • Branch: Cowichan Lake
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  • Cost: Free

Babies take over the library!  Bring the tiniest members of your family (bring along siblings too!) for songs, stories, rhymes,…

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Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

  • November 20 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
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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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Artist Painting Closeup

On-Site Art

  • November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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On-Site Art is about painting in community spaces where the public can watch and ask questions. Artists of any skill…

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English Corner for ESL

  • November 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Practice English conversation, improve your vocabulary, discuss interesting topics, and make new friends. The group meets every week in the…

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Mother and little daughter reading book together in library

Family Storytime

  • November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

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

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STEAM Storytime

  • November 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 19, 2019

    One event on January 22, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    One event on October 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    One event on November 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm

  • Branch: Port McNeill
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Join Chico the puppet for stories, rhymes, felt stories and crafts. STEAM Kits are ready for your use.

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eHelp

  • November 20 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Cortes Island
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Tech help for those in need! Book an appointment for one-on-one help with your technology-related questions.

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LEGO® Club

  • November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 14, 2019

    An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece, with a different theme every session. Anyone old enough to not eat the…

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Family Movie Night

  • November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Gabriola Island
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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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Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • November 21 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Quadra Island
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Drop in to build with the library’s LEGO collection. Ask staff to take a photo of your structure to get…

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Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories at this fun family event! For children aged 2-5 years. Children of all…

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Babytime

  • November 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
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Join us for a rhyming good time as we introduce you and your baby to music, rhymes, bounces, fingerplays and…

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Playing with Lego

Family Playroom

  • November 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
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Come and play with our toys! We have LEGO, Mega Bloks, puppets, puzzles, and more! It’s a great place for…

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Family Storytime

Preschool Storytime

  • November 21 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
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    An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
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Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for children aged 2-5 years old.  Siblings, grandparents and other guests welcome.  No…

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French Conversation Circle

  • November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Gabriola Island
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Do you want to practice your French in an informal, friendly environment? This is a free, drop-in event designed for…

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eHelp

  • November 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Quadra Island
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Tech help for those in need! Book an appointment for one-on-one help with your technology-related questions.

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Knitting

Bowser Knitwits

  • November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Bowser
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Meet up at Bowser library every Thursday for a fun hour of knitting. Drop in.

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