Event Calendar

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Jul
20
Thu
Spanish Conversation Group
Jul 20 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Spanish2Hablas Espanol?  Come practice your Spanish on alternate Thursdays, from 4-5:30 p.m.

Jul
21
Fri
Book Talk & Swap
Jul 21 @ 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

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6 Fridays, from July 14th – August 18. 2:30  – 4:00

This is a weekly drop-in for tweens who like to read, and for those who want to know what to read next.  The goal is to create a live, in-person, reader-to-reader recommendation event that will help tweens find something interesting to read throughout the summer, but also be fun.

Each participant will have the chance to talk playfully about a library book they have just read, and say why they do or don’t recommend it to others.  Once everyone has had a turn, participants will be able to swap their books with each other’s.  There will also be games and snacks, a chance to get to know other tweens, and some time to just hang out in the shade together.

Please note that tweens are welcome to just come and listen to other’s recommendations, even though they might not have a book of their own to talk about or swap.

This program is intended for participants who have just finished grades 4, 5, 6 or 7.

Although space is unlimited, we appreciate knowing in advance how many people to expect.

Registration opens on June 13.

Registration forms are available here or in person at the library.

Click here to see the complete list of all our exciting Summer Programs.

Jul
24
Mon
Coding Drop-In Clinic
Jul 24 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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6 Mondays, from July 10 to August 21, from 10:30 – 12:00

(no class on BC Day, August 7)

This is a weekly drop-in clinic for kids who like to code, or want to learn how.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Each session will be facilitated by an adult professional who will be on hand to answer questions and offer creative challenges.  Participants can attend as many (or as few) sessions as they would like, but should bring an active email address and password with them.

These sessions will focus largely on block coding using Scratch which will cover the fundamental practices of coding including: events, loops, conditions, operators, sensing, and functions used in simple computer games, stories, data, motion, and graphics. A few later clinics will introduce the transition from block-based coding to text-based coding using JavaScript for standalone applications. For all sessions, participants will work in pairs using Chromebooks provided by the library.

This program is intended for participants who have just finished grades 4, 5, 6 or 7.

Space will be limited to 16 people at a time and registration opens on June 13.

Registration forms are available here or in person at the library.

Click here to see the complete list of all our exciting Summer Programs.

Jul
25
Tue
Knitting a Community
Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

knittingTuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, ongoing

A weekly drop-in knit and crochet gathering:  knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome to attend this FREE group!   Get tips and support if you are a beginner.  Work on your own project or on a joint blanket project.

Please call Heather at the Library (604-886-2130) to sign up for this free, ongoing group.  Or call  Lynne Dyment (604-886-2965) for more info on donating 6 or 9 inch knitted or crocheted squares for the blanket project.

Donations of yarn, wool, knitting needles or crochet needles gratefully accepted.

DJ Camp
Jul 25 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

DJ camp

 

July 25, 26 and 27, from 1:30 – 3:00

Learn some DJ’ing basics with local DJ Henry Telfar.  Using the library’s new chromebooks, Henry will show you how to match beats, fade volumes, switch baselines, and more.  As a participant in this camp, you will also get the chance to showcase your new skills at the Tween Dance (the day after camp ends).

This program is intended for participants who have just finished grades 4, 5, 6 or 7.

Space is limited to 8 participants and registration opens on June 13.

Registration forms are available here or in person at the library.

Click here to see the complete list of all our exciting Summer Programs.

 

Extra session added! Aug 1, 2, & 3, 2:00 – 3:30

Japanese Conversation
Jul 25 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Every Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.       Japanese conversation group – all levels welcome!

With facilitator Aki

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Jul
26
Wed
Summer Reading Club
Jul 26 @ 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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For kids who have completed Kindergarten, grades 1, 2, or 3 (though the reading logs are for kids of all ages).

Every Wednesday in July as well as the first two Wednesdays in August, from 10:30 – 12:30

The Summer Reading Club is a free, drop-in program that aims to inspire children to keep reading throughout the summer with games, reading logs, stories, contests, art-making and more.  The theme this year is “Walk on the Wild Side!”

Please pre-register by completing and submitting your registration forms BEFORE your child attends the program. Registration opens June 13th, and forms can be printed off here or picked up in the library.

When you drop off your child’s registration form, be sure to also pick up a Reading Log for your child, so they can track how much they read during July and August.   Their challenge is to read every day – just a page or short book for beginner readers, or a chapter for more advanced readers – the amount is less important than the consistency.  Even the books you read to your child count, we just want them to keep enjoying books in one form or another, all summer long.

Please note however, that no matter how much your child reads (or you read to your child), you should only fill out ONE line in the Reading Log, per day.

All participants are invited to bring their Reading Logs to the Wrap Up Celebration on August 26, from 2:00-4:00 pm.  There will be live music and some cake for everyone, as well as the chance to win prizes and receive reading medals for the most dedicated readers.  The more often your child reads, the more chances they will have to win.

Readers who are older than gr. 1, 2, 3 and 4, are also encouraged to complete a Reading Log and qualify for prizes and medals at the Wrap Up Celebration, even though they won’t participate in the on-site programs on Wednesdays.

So have fun making a habit of reading together this summer.

DJ Camp
Jul 26 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

DJ camp

 

July 25, 26 and 27, from 1:30 – 3:00

Learn some DJ’ing basics with local DJ Henry Telfar.  Using the library’s new chromebooks, Henry will show you how to match beats, fade volumes, switch baselines, and more.  As a participant in this camp, you will also get the chance to showcase your new skills at the Tween Dance (the day after camp ends).

This program is intended for participants who have just finished grades 4, 5, 6 or 7.

Space is limited to 8 participants and registration opens on June 13.

Registration forms are available here or in person at the library.

Click here to see the complete list of all our exciting Summer Programs.

 

Extra session added! Aug 1, 2, & 3, 2:00 – 3:30

Open Microphone Night
Jul 26 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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It’s Open Microphone Night at the library with Janice Williams!

 

 

 

Calling all writers, poets, actors, wordsmiths, and listeners. Join-Facilitator Janice Williams (aka Junco Jan) for an open microphone evening. Everyone is welcome to share their own work, or a favourite reading. 5 minutes max is the only rule!

 

Everyone welcome.

 

Jul
27
Thu
DJ Camp
Jul 27 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

DJ camp

 

July 25, 26 and 27, from 1:30 – 3:00

Learn some DJ’ing basics with local DJ Henry Telfar.  Using the library’s new chromebooks, Henry will show you how to match beats, fade volumes, switch baselines, and more.  As a participant in this camp, you will also get the chance to showcase your new skills at the Tween Dance (the day after camp ends).

This program is intended for participants who have just finished grades 4, 5, 6 or 7.

Space is limited to 8 participants and registration opens on June 13.

Registration forms are available here or in person at the library.

Click here to see the complete list of all our exciting Summer Programs.

 

Extra session added! Aug 1, 2, & 3, 2:00 – 3:30