Event Calendar

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Jul
16
Mon
Japanese Conversation
Jul 16 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

konnichiwa

Every Monday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.  

 

Japanese conversation group – all levels welcome!

With facilitator Aki

 

Jul
17
Tue
Knitting a Community
Jul 17 @ 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.

Jul
18
Wed
Story Buddies
Jul 18 @ 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

 

story buddies

 

Wednesdays; July 11 through August 8 from 10 – 10:45

 

For story-writing kids entering kindergarten, gr.1, or gr. 2.

Please note; Participants will have the option of staying through to 12:30 pm so they can join the Summer Reading Club after their Story Buddies session.

This is a brand-new program that we are piloting this year. In it, little buddies  will be matched with big buddies (gr. 6 & up) to compose and illustrate their very own picture book. Little buddies will have the option of having their stories read in the Summer Reading Club, bringing their story home, or possibly having their story submitted to the library collection.

Pre-registration is required for this program as spaces will be limited. Drop-ins are welcome only if there is space available.

Registration forms are available here and in the library.

Registration opens for all kids & youth summer programs on June 18

Summer Reading Club
Jul 18 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

 

summer reading club

For kids finished K. gr. 1, 2, or 3

Join us for this BC-wide summer reading challenge. Together we’ll read stories, play games, and move both our bodies and our minds inspired by this year’s MOTION COMMOTION theme. The Reading Club also encourages children to read every day during the summer through a series of incentives and recognition, as well as stickers and a reading log in which children are encouraged to track their daily reading all summer long.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Drop-ins are also possible but come 15 min. early to have time to complete the registration form.

Reading logs will be available starting June 18 and should be started as soon as possible. Please note that ALL children are welcome to pick up and use a reading log this summer, even if they are too old to attend the Wednesday program.

Registration forms are available here and in the library.

Registration opens for all kids & youth summer programs on June 18

Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia
Jul 18 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Dementia

Please join us on the third Wednesday of every month.

 Everyone Welcome.

To register, please contact Bronwyn James at 604-984-8348
or bjames@alzheimerbc.org

Wellness Wednesdays
Jul 18 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

wellness wednesdays

Alternate Wednesdays; July 4 & 18 and August 1 & 15 from 6-7:30           

For all youth who are between 12 and 22 years old.

Bring a friend or come on your own to try out a variety of wellness practices with local practitioners – karate, yoga, meditation and energy medicine.  It will be a fun way to spend a few summer evenings and you will leave feeling more energized and relaxed. Pre-registration is appreciated but drop-ins are also welcome.

Registration forms are available here and in the library.

Registration opens for all kids & youth summer programs on June 18.

 

Karate

Wellness Wednesday on July 4 – KARATE

The library invites young people ages 12-22 to explore karate. Karate originated on the island of Okinawa as an art of unarmed combat, but has since evolved into karate-do, a “way” or method of self-development. For many practitioners the dojo (school) becomes a refuge from the stress of everyday life, a place where they can face themselves in an introspective process of personal growth. Ultimately, freedom from our self-imposed limitations is the reward of serious karate training. With sensei Dallas Grieve, kaigan-karate.ca

YogaWellness Wednesday on July 18 – YOGA

The library invites young people ages 12-22 to explore yoga as a wellness practice. Yoga refers to a group of physical, mental and spiritual practices that originated in ancient India. With instructor Siobhan Smith.

Wellness Wednesday on August 1st – Energy Medicine

Wellness Wednesday on August 15 – Meditation

Jul
19
Thu
Dice & Dragons Drop-In
Jul 19 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Alternate Thursdays; July 19, August 2, 16 & 30 from 1:00-4:00                     dice & dragons

For fantasy game-loving kids ages 10 – 22.

Gather some friends to play Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering or other fantasy games in the library’s air-conditioned community room. Bring your own games if you have them or come learn from other players.

There will be a Dungeon Masters Training Session for players with some previous experience, on July 5. Pre-registration is always appreciated, but drop-ins are welcome for these programs.

Dungeon Master Training Session                                                                             

Thursday July 5 from 2:30 – 5:30

Local Dungeon Masters will encourage and teach somewhat experienced players how to take the leap and take on the Dungeon Master role at their next game, or possibly all summer long.

Registration forms are available here and in the library.

Registration opens for all kids & youth summer programs on June 18.

Jul
20
Fri
Tech Time
Jul 20 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

            

Tech time

Session 1: July 13 and July 20 10:30-12

Session 2: July 27 and Aug. 3 10:30-12

Session 3: Aug. 10 and Aug. 17 10:30-12

For tech-minded kids who have finished gr. 5 – 10

This is a facilitated tech time with particular emphasis on coding and physical computing.  Children are able to register for one session which will focus on both coding with Spheros and using Arduino microprocessors with LED’s, sensors, motors, etc. Tech Time is open to all levels of coding enthusiasts.  Pre-registration is recommended.

Registration forms are available here and in the library.

Registration opens for all kids & youth summer programs on June 18.

Jul
21
Sat
Lego Builders Club
Jul 21 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Saturdays, June 23, July 21 & August 18

10:30 – 12:00 pm

For all ages. Seriously. (Though kids under 6 should be accompanied by an adult)

Come each month to discover a new LEGO building challenge. Creations will be on display in the library for the next month.

Lego Builders Club

All materials provided.
Drop-ins welcome.

 

Jul
23
Mon
DJ-ing Sessions
Jul 23 @ 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM

DJ

 

July 23, July 30 (10:30-2:30)

and August 13 (10:30-4:00)

For music-loving kids who have finished grade 5 or up.

Find a friend and sign up together for a 45 minute personalized 2:1 training session with DJ Teflo and his professional mixing board.

Call or drop-by the library to book a time (one session per pair please).

Spaces are limited so register early.

Participants are welcome to bring a few of their favourite songs on a USB stick, to work with.

Registration forms are available here and in the library.

Registration opens for all kids & youth summer programs on June 18.