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Nanaimo Harbourfront

90 Commercial St
Nanaimo BC
V9R 5G4

October 2019

Lego Kids

LEGO® Days

  • October 4 @ 10:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Bella Coola
  • Audience: , ,
  • Cost: Free

We're setting out the LEGO® all day on the first Friday and Saturday of each month. Just bring your imagination and…

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • October 4 @ 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
  • 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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Baby Rhyme Time

Parent-Child Mother Goose

  • October 4 @ 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

  • October 4 @ 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
  • Audience: ,

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

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Strong Start Storytime

Family Storytime

  • October 4 @ 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

  • October 4 @ 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
  • Audience:

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

  • October 4 @ 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
  • Audience:

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

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Movie: Bogalusa Charm

A loving portrait of a small Louisiana town, created at the site of the world's largest lumber mill, that is…

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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

  • October 4 @ 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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Diverse high school study group studies for test together.

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

  • October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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Are you 12-18 years old and want to have a say in what happens at your library? Join us for…

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Blocks Girl

Play Day

  • October 5 @ 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

  • October 5 @ 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

  • October 5 @ 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

  • October 5 @ 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
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Stories, songs and rhymes presented by the Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society.

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English Corner

Spanish Conversation

  • October 5 @ 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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Fun Palace

Join us Saturday, October 5th for the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library's first annual Fun Palace!  Learn about the community you belong…

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English Corner

English for Mandarin Speakers

  • October 5 @ 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
  • Audience:

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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Books and Coffee

Death Cafe

  • October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 7, 2019

  • Branch: Gabriola Island
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Death Cafe is an international movement started in Europe. At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake,…

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Family Movie Matinee

Join us at Cowichan Library for our monthly Family movie.

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Pyjama Storytimevvvvvv

Creative Storymaking

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

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Toddlertime

Family Storytime

  • October 5 @ 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

  • October 5 @ 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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Kwak’wala in the Library 4 Little Learners

Join Kwak’wala speaker and teacher Carla Voyageur of Kingcome Inlet for our first ever Kwak'wala 4 Little Learners session. Description:…

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Seniors reading together

Diabetes Self-Management Program

This FREE six-week workshop offered by UVic and Self-Management BC is for people with Type 2 Diabetes and their caregivers.…

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Teen VR

Teen VR Drop-in

  • October 7 @ 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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Game On! Teen Gaming Club

  • October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Monday, repeating until September 14, 2020

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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Join us in the Creativity Commons to play some games in this Teen only event. Play computer video games Nintendo…

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Federal Election 2019: Leader’s Debate Live Stream

Join us in the Creativity Commons for a live stream of the Federal Leader's debate in both English and French.…

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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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Storytime with preschool children

Mother Goose On the Go

  • October 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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    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
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In Partnership with Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society.

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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

  • October 8 @ 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
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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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Tech Tuesday

  • October 8 @ 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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Computer Needs Focus Group

Do you use the library’s tech? Would you like to use more? Let us know how you use computers and…

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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…

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Tech Tuesday

  • October 8 @ 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
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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

  • October 8 @ 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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Family Storytime

  • October 8 @ 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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Board in the Library: Teen Tuesday

  • October 8 @ 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

  • October 8 @ 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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Movie Tuesdays

  • October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until November 26, 2019

  • Branch: Nanaimo Harbourfront
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Join us at the Harbourfront branch every Tuesday at 6 PM for a FREE movie! Upcoming movie titles include: September…

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Family Storytime

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

  • October 9 @ 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

  • October 9 @ 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

  • October 9 @ 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

  • October 9 @ 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

  • October 9 @ 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

  • October 9 @ 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

  • October 9 @ 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

  • October 9 @ 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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eHelp

  • October 9 @ 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
  • Audience: ,

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

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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • October 9 @ 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
  • 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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Explorers: Leaf Stamp Napkins

Make your own leaf stamped cloth! This is a free, drop-in event that does not require registration. Best suited for…

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Film Clapper

Warmland Book & Film Collective

  • October 9 @ 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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Valley Families Yoga Storytime

  • October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 16, 2019

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

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Fibre Arts – Warped Wednesday

  • October 9 @ 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

  • October 10 @ 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

  • October 10 @ 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

  • October 10 @ 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…

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Playing with Lego

Family Playroom

  • October 10 @ 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

  • October 10 @ 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

  • October 10 @ 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

  • October 10 @ 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.

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Knitting

Bowser Knitwits

  • October 10 @ 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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Create with LEGO

  • October 10 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    One event on January 17, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on February 21, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on March 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    One event on April 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on May 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on June 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on July 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    One event on July 17, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on July 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    One event on July 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    One event on August 7, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    One event on August 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    One event on September 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on October 10, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    One event on November 7, 2019 at 3:30 pm

  • Branch: Port McNeill
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A special Thank you to Mary for volunteering to host the STEAM monthly program 'Create with LEGO'.

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Origami Crane

Origami Club

  • October 10 @ 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

  • October 10 @ 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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Federal Election 2019: Leader’s Debate Live Stream

Join us in the Creativity Commons for a live stream of the Federal Leader's debate in both English and French.…

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datura plant in folk medicine

Medicine Gathering with Cowichan Tribes Elder Della (Rice) Sylvester

Meet at 5:30pm at South Cowichan Library in the Mill Bay Centre to participate in a Medicine Walk led by…

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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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Next Steps for Heart Health

  • October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

  • Branch: Campbell River
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Next Steps for Heart Health Next Steps for Heart Health is a relaxed and social physical activity program. Join a…

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Eiffel Tower

French Conversation Group

  • October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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    An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

  • Branch: South Cowichan
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Come by and practice parler en francais with a native French speaker.

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Computer Needs Focus Group

Do you use the library's tech? Would you like to use more? Let us know how you use computers and…

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Family Storytime

  • October 11 @ 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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Baby Rhyme Time

Babytime

  • October 11 @ 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
  • 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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Baby Rhyme Time

Parent-Child Mother Goose

  • October 11 @ 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

  • October 11 @ 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
  • Audience: ,

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

  • October 11 @ 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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Strong Start Storytime

Family Storytime

  • October 11 @ 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

  • October 11 @ 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
  • Audience:

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

  • October 11 @ 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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Supa Awesome Dog Man Party

Looking for something FUN to do on Pro-D Day? Join us for our Supa Awesome Dog Man party! We'll dig…

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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

  • October 11 @ 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
  • Audience: ,

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

  • October 12 @ 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

  • October 12 @ 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

  • October 12 @ 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
  • Audience: ,

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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English Corner

Spanish Conversation

  • October 12 @ 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
  • Audience: , ,

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

  • October 12 @ 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
  • Audience:

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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Pyjama Storytimevvvvvv

Creative Storymaking

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

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Toddlertime

Family Storytime

  • October 12 @ 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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An old film with a movie on the roll.

From Page to Screen: Jaws

Join us once per month for film adaptions of popular books!   Get ready for Hallowe'en with this classic scary…

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Kids Crafting

“Surprise Me” Saturday

  • October 12 @ 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
  • Audience: ,

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

  • October 14 @ 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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