Skip to content

All branches are closed on Monday, October 14 for the long weekend but our online branch is always open!

Loading Events

← Back to Events

Gabriola Island Community Hall

2200 South Road
Gabriola British Columbia
V0R 1X0

October 2019

Teen VR

Teen VR Drop-in

  • October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
  • Audience:

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

Find out more >
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…

Find out more >
Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • October 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

    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

  • Branch: Port Hardy
  • Audience: ,

In Partnership with Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society.

Find out more >
Knitting

Knitting Group

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

Find out more >
Baby Rhyme Time

Patty Cakes Babytime

  • October 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >
Librarians on the Radio

Librarians on the Radio

  • October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Audience:

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

Find out more >
Family Storytime

STEAM Storytime

  • October 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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

Find out more >
Mother and little daughter reading book together in library

Family Storytime

  • October 15 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >

Tech Tuesday

  • October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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.

Find out more >
Book a Librarian

Book a Librarian

Do you have a research project? Looking into family history? Interested in online books/movies/music/magazines? Schedule a 30-minute session with a…

Find out more >

Tech Tuesday

  • October 15 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >

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…

Find out more >

Babytime

  • October 15 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >
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…

Find out more >

Board in the Library: Teen Tuesday

  • October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Branch: Sooke
  • Audience:

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

Find out more >
Game Night

Games Night @ Cowichan Library

  • October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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).…

Find out more >
Knitting

A Good Yarn: Knitting and Crochet Circle

  • October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Comox
  • Audience: , ,

Join yarnworkers of all ages and abilities at the library for a warm and welcoming knitting and crochet group.

Find out more >

Masters of Hope Meeting

  • October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 16, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
  • Audience:

You're invited to chat with the Masters of Hope. Masters of Hope is a local non-profit group aimed at providing…

Find out more >
Family Storytime

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

  • October 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • October 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >
Family Storytime

Preschool Storytime

  • October 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >

Home Learners: Tweens & Teens

  • October 16 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Sooke
  • Audience: ,

Join us each month at the Library for a STEAM session designed for our home learner communities. This is a…

Find out more >
Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • October 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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,…

Find out more >
Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

  • October 16 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
Artist Painting Closeup

On-Site Art

  • October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
  • Audience:

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

Find out more >

eHelp

  • October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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

Find out more >

English Corner for ESL

  • October 16 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Audience:

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

Find out more >

STEAM Storytime

  • October 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
  • Audience: , ,

Join Chico the puppet for stories, rhymes, felt stories and crafts. STEAM Kits are ready for your use.

Find out more >
Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
  • Audience: ,

Learn songs, rhymes, stories and skills you can use to help your baby get a head start on their reading.…

Find out more >

Genealogy Basics: Learning Ancestry.ca

Are you interested in researching your ancestors? Get started using Ancestry.ca and online resources for family research available through the…

Find out more >

LEGO® Club

  • October 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
  • Audience: , , ,

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

Find out more >
Fly Fishing, Fly-Tying

Explorers: Salmon Life Cycle

Come learn about the life cycle and migration patterns of Pacific Salmon. This is a free, drop-in event that does…

Find out more >

Family Movie Night

  • October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Gabriola Island
  • Audience: , ,

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

Find out more >
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…

Find out more >

Valley Families Yoga Storytime

  • October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 16, 2019

  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
Playing with Lego

LEGO® Club

  • October 17 @ 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Quadra Island
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
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…

Find out more >

Babytime

  • October 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >
Playing with Lego

Family Playroom

  • October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 24, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
Family Storytime

Preschool Storytime

  • October 17 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
Meeting Cafe

iPads Made Easy

This 2-part workshop leads beginners through the basics of using their Apple iPad or iPhone. OCT 17: 11:00-12:30 pm OCT…

Find out more >

French Conversation Circle

  • October 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Gabriola Island
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >

eHelp

  • October 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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.

Find out more >
Knitting

Bowser Knitwits

  • October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Bowser
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
Origami Crane

Origami Club

  • October 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

  • Branch: Qualicum Beach
  • Audience: ,

Connect, learn and create. Beginners are welcome. Led by Shino Yosheda. Origami paper is supplied, but donations are welcome.

Find out more >
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…

Find out more >

Ukulele Jam

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

Find out more >
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!…

Find out more >

Next Steps for Heart Health

  • October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
  • Audience: ,

Next Steps for Heart Health Next Steps for Heart Health is a relaxed and social physical activity program. Join a…

Find out more >
Author Reading

Visiting BC Author Talk: Alan Lehmann

Alan Lehmann, a visiting author from Terrace, BC, will be speaking about his three novels: Hamlet: The Novel, Inca Sunset,…

Find out more >
Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • October 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
  • Audience: ,

Learn songs, rhymes, stories and skills you can use to help your baby get a head start on their reading.…

Find out more >
Baby Rhyme Time

Parent-Child Mother Goose

  • October 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >
Family Storytime

Toddlertime

  • October 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
Baby Rhyme Time

Patty Cakes Babytime

  • October 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

  • Branch: Cumberland
  • Audience:

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

Find out more >
Strong Start Storytime

Family Storytime

  • October 18 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >
Reading time with a Librarian

Family Storytime

  • October 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

  • Branch: Ucluelet
  • Audience:

Bring the whole family for fun songs, rhymes and stories to strengthen early literacy.   Suitable for ages 0-5 with…

Find out more >
Reading time with a Librarian

Family Storytime

  • October 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

  • Branch: Tofino
  • Audience:

Bring the whole family for fun songs, rhymes and stories to strengthen early literacy.   Suitable for ages 0-5 with…

Find out more >
Meeting Cafe

iPads Made Easy

This 2-part workshop leads beginners through the basics of using their Apple iPad or iPhone. OCT 17: 11:00-12:30 pm OCT…

Find out more >

Movie: I Am Not A Witch

Shula is the first child taken to a traveling witch camp, where she is told that should she cut the…

Find out more >
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…

Find out more >
Lego Kids

LEGO® Club

  • October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Comox
  • Audience: ,

Use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece of your own making.  Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO®  is welcome.

Find out more >

LEGO® Time

  • October 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every 4 weeks that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
  • Audience: ,

Use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece.  Anyone old enough to not eat the LEGO® is welcome!

Find out more >

LEGO® Stories

Listen to stories while you use our LEGO® to create a masterpiece to put on display at the library. Different…

Find out more >
Blocks Girl

Play Day

  • October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >

Saturday Family Playroom

  • October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >

Family Playroom

  • October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

  • Branch: Quadra Island
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >

Family Storytime

  • October 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 16, 2019

  • Branch: Port Renfrew
  • Audience: ,

Join us for a family storytime filled with songs, movements, and stories! This is a free event that does not…

Find out more >
Brainstorming Together

Ask a Librarian

Looking for help with your new device, have an upcoming research project, or want to learn more about VIRL’s e-resource collection?…

Find out more >
Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • October 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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.

Find out more >

Children Have Feelings Too: Fostering Emotional Awareness and Expression in Young Children

With presentations by Lynda and Kathy, we will explore how adults can help young children know what they are feeling…

Find out more >
English Corner

Spanish Conversation

  • October 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Audience: , ,

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

Find out more >
An old film with a movie on the roll.

Movie Matinee

  • October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until March 21, 2020

  • Branch: Port Renfrew
  • Audience: ,

Join us for a matinee at the Library! This is a free, drop-in event best suited for adults.

Find out more >
English Corner

English for Mandarin Speakers

  • October 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Audience:

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

Find out more >
Pyjama Storytimevvvvvv

Creative Storymaking

Story making requires a few things: a maker, a maker space, and a story. We will create a space with…

Find out more >

Saturday Afternoon Movies

  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >
Toddlertime

Family Storytime

  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: South Cowichan
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
Kids Crafting

“Surprise Me” Saturday

  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
Teen VR

Fun With Virtual Reality (TAG)

Want to experience virtual reality? With the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset you can! While participants take turns you can…

Find out more >

Gardening Series: All About Bulbs

Gardening Series: All About Bulbs They are the cheerful splashes of colour that brave our February rains to remind us…

Find out more >
Teen VR

Teen VR Drop-in

  • October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
  • Audience:

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

Find out more >
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…

Find out more >
Holiday Ghost Stories

Creepy Crafts

Things that leap, things that skitter, and things that flap in the dark night sky! Come craft a creepy critter…

Find out more >
Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • October 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

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

    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

  • Branch: Port Hardy
  • Audience: ,

In Partnership with Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society.

Find out more >
Knitting

Knitting Group

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

Find out more >
Baby Rhyme Time

Patty Cakes Babytime

  • October 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >

Tech Tuesday

  • October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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.

Find out more >
Book People Discussing

Poetry Workshop

  • October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 30, 2019

    One event on September 24, 2019 at 12:00 pm

  • Branch: Courtenay
  • Audience: ,
  • Cost: Free

Join award-winning poet and teacher, Lynne Knight, at the Courtenay Library for a poetry writing workshop. The workshop includes exercises…

Find out more >

Tech Tuesday

  • October 22 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >

Babytime

  • October 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >
Man with iPad reading

Ipads Made Easy

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

Find out more >
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…

Find out more >
Relaxing Reading with Timba

Paws 4 Stories

  • October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >

Board in the Library: Teen Tuesday

  • October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until December 17, 2019

  • Branch: Sooke
  • Audience:

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

Find out more >
Knitting

A Good Yarn: Knitting and Crochet Circle

  • October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Comox
  • Audience: , ,

Join yarnworkers of all ages and abilities at the library for a warm and welcoming knitting and crochet group.

Find out more >
Family Storytime

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

  • October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
STEAM Roadshow and children

Home Learners: Early and Middle Years

  • October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until June 24, 2020

  • Branch: Sooke
  • Audience: ,

Join us each month at the Library for a STEAM session designed for our home learner communities. This is a…

Find out more >
Family Storytime

Family Storytime

  • October 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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…

Find out more >
Family Storytime

Preschool Storytime

  • October 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 14, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo North
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >
Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • October 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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,…

Find out more >
Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time

  • October 23 @ 11:15 am - 11:45 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Wellington
  • Audience: ,

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

Find out more >