Event Calendar

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Nov
16
Fri
The LIFT Speaker Series – Get Inspired. Learn Stuff
Nov 16 @ 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

 

Inspirational and educational talks the third Friday of every month.

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November’s theme: Writing Your Life: The Art of Making Connections

With speakers: Sheila Cameron, Mark Cameron and Krystin Clark, local Sunshine Coast authors and entrepreneurs.

Each event features three speakers. If you would like to be a host or speaker at LIFT, please contact the organizer through the online form.

Future dates: October 19, November 16, January 18, February 15, April 19, May 17
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

(No LIFT in December or March)

Dungeons & Dragons Games Night
Nov 16 @ 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

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A monthly, after-hours Dungeons and Dragons games night for players in grades 5 and up. All playing levels welcome. Enthusiastic parents also welcome to play along. This monthly D&D games night continues on the 3rd Friday of each month until the end of 2018.

Sept. 21, Oct. 19,  Nov. 16,  and Dec. 21, 5:30 – 7:30.

Nov
17
Sat
Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories
Nov 17 @ 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

 

“Diverse, powerful, and moving. Swelling with Pride is a collection whose time has come.” Swelling with Pride cover—Ann-Marie MacDonald

Join editor Sara Graefe, and contributors andrea bennett, Nicole Breit, Patrice Leung and Terrie Hamazaki as they share stories from this new anthology.

There’s no straightforward path to LGBTQ2 parenthood and just as every queer person has their own coming out story, every LGBTQ2 family has a unique conception or adoption story.

In Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories, creative non-fiction writers celebrate LGBTQ2 families and the myriad of ways we embark upon our parenting journeys. These honest, heartfelt, unabashedly queer stories cover a gamut of issues and experiences, including the varied paths to queer conception—from DIY methods at home with the so-called “turkey baster” to pricey medical interventions at the fertility clinic—and the daunting task of choosing a sperm donor. This groundbreaking anthology portrays the journeys to LGBTQ2 parenthood that start or end with adoption and the countless hurdles that go along with it: from surviving the home study process and dealing with systemic homophobia to transitioning an adopted child into a new home. There are tales of shared nursing, blended families, communal parenting and non-binary pregnancy. There are also stories of grief, all too often suffered in silence, such as coping with infertility, pregnancy loss, stillbirth and adoption breakdown. These are the journeys of the early mavericks that formed families under the radar when fertility clinics were not open to singles and lesbians, as well as the Gen X and Millennial queers who’ve become parents during the current “gayby” boom.

Graefe-Sara-creditYungAdetibaEditor and proud queer mom Sara Graefe has assembled more than twenty-five creative non-fiction LGBTQ2 authors from across North America, both well-known and up-and-coming, including Andrea Bennett, Marusya Bociurkiw, Jane Byers, Susan G. Cole, Caitlin Crawshaw, Rachel Epstein, Terrie Hamazaki, Nicola Harwood, Natalie Meisner and many more. Together, their candid, moving, thought-provoking stories celebrate what it is to be queer and give voice to both the challenges and joys of building a LGBTQ2 family in a predominantly straight, cis-gendered world.

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Nov
19
Mon
Knitting a Community
Nov 19 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

knittingMondays, 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.

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

All ages welcome (kids must be supervised by an adult.)

Japanese Conversation
Nov 19 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

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Every Monday from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.  

 

Japanese conversation group – all levels welcome!

With facilitator Aki

 

Nov
20
Tue
Knitting a Community
Nov 20 @ 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.

Writers’ Group with Vicki Warner
Nov 20 @ 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Writers' Group BlueWriters’ group with Vicki Warner:  Alternate Tuesdays from 1:00 – 3:30.

Pre-registration required.

Please call Vicki at 778-458-2580 to register.

Nov
21
Wed
Bouncing Babies Play & Story Time
Nov 21 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

 

Baby Storytime

  Join us on Wednesdays,

10:00 – 11:00 am

Bouncing Babies is a free, weekly drop-in program for 0-2 year olds and their caregivers.

Everyone welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia
Nov 21 @ 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

Lego Robotics 101
Nov 21 @ 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

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This 3-part introduction to LEGO Robotics is a fun way to learn about building and coding on LEGO Mindstorms. Teams of participants will be challenged each week to build and code a robot that can accomplish set tasks. It is also a prerequisite for joining the library’s FIRST LEGO League Team in the winter (Dec. to March). For tech enthusiasts in grades 4-8. Spaces limited. Call the library to reserve a spot in this last session.

November 14, 21, 28

Call 604-886-2130 to reserve a spot.