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Programs at Delta Libraries

Jan 18, 2016

Throughout the Winter and Spring there are incredible events taking place at Delta's libraries.

Whether you're young or old, a knitter or a gamer, or want some information on preparing wills, arthritis management, or science for teens, there is something for everyone at your local library!

For library locations, see the FVRL website.

Sitting and Stitching

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Mondays, until April 25
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Do you want to learn how to knit or crochet?  Are you an avid knitter, crocheter, quilter or weaver who wants to meet others and get inspiration or help? Drop in for an evening of crafting fun!

Next Chapter Book Club

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Tuesdays, until May 31
Time: 1:45 - 2:45 pm 

Location: George Mackie Library
Date: Wednesdays, until May 25
Time: 1 - 2 pm 

The Next Chapter Book Club offers a weekly opportunity for adults with differing abilities to read and learn together, talk about books, make friends, and have fun in a relaxed community setting.

Pyjama Storytime

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Tuesdays, until May 24
Time: 6:30 - 7 pm  

Tuck into a story! Children and caregivers will be entertained with stories, songs, rhymes and more. Kids are encouraged to wear their pyjamas and bring their favourite stuffie.  Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Storytime

Location: George Mackie Library
Date: Tuedays/Fridays, until May 27
Time: 10:30 - 11 am

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Wednesdays, until May 25
Time: 10:30 - 11 am

Location: Tsawwassen Library
Date: Fridays, until May 27
Time: 10:30 - 11 am     

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Conversation Circle: Practice Your English

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Wednesdays, until May 25
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

Location: George Mackie Library
Date: Thursdays, until May 26
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

If you are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people in a friendly, casual place, then join us for weekly guided discussions about Canadian culture, food and current events.

Babytime

Location: Tsawwassen Library
Date: Mondays, until May 23
Time: 10:30 - 11 am

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Thursdays, until May 26
Time: 10:30 - 11 am

Location: George Mackie Library
Date: Thursdays, until May 26
Time: 10:30 - 11 am

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing, rhyming and stories with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

LEGO® Club

Location: George Mackie Library
Date: Thursdays, until March 3
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Location: Tsawwassen Library
Date: Thursdays, until March 10
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Fridays, until March 18
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Love LEGO®? We provide the LEGO®, you bring your imagination! Come play, create, and experiment. LEGO® Club is a fun afternoon program for kids. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet the Curator

Location: Tsawwassen Library
Date: January 23, February 13, March 12, April 16
Time: 10:15 - 11:15 am 

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: January 23, February 13, March 12, April 16
Time: 12 - 1 pm   

Location: George Mackie Library
Date: January 23, February 13, March 12, April 16
Time: 1:45 - 2:45 pm

Check out some artifacts from the Delta Museum & Archives Society at your local library! Curator Darryl MacKenzie has carefully selected objects from their collection to showcase. He will be happy to answer any of your questions about these artifacts, the rest of the Museum's collection and Delta's history.

From Berlin to Prague: Cruising the Elbe River

Location: George Mackie Library
Date: Wednesday, January 20
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Thursday, January 21
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm

Location: Tsawwassen Library
Date: Wednesday, January 27
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm 

Enjoy a picture-perfect cruise through East Germany and Czech Republic with local travel writers Rick and Chris Millikan. You’ll see photos of modern Berlin, World Heritage Dresden and glorious Prague and much more.

Arthritis Series – Understanding Arthritis

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Monday, January 25
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Get a clear picture of what is really happening in your body when we talk about Arthritis. This will aid you in understanding the importance of self management (pain management, medications, exercise and complementary therapies, etc.) and learn about the many tools and aids you can use to make life easier. We will also discuss the various programs and services available to you in the community.

Celebrate Heritage Week – Ancestry Workshop, Part 1

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Monday, February 15
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm

Learn how to research your family history from Diane Rogers of British Columbia Genealogical Society and editor of The British Columbia Genealogist.

Celebrate Heritage Week – Ancestry Workshop

Location: George Mackie Library
Date: Wednesday, February 17
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Learn how to research your family history from Diane Rogers of British Columbia Genealogical Society and editor of The British Columbia Genealogist, including how to use FVRL’s Ancestry Library Edition database.

Celebrate Heritage Week – Ancestry Workshop, Part 2

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Thursday, February 18
Time: 2 - 3 pm

Learn how to use FVRL’s Ancestry Library Edition database.

Arthritis Series – Managing Chronic Pain

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Monday, February 29
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Improve your understanding of the principles of pain management and its treatments, explore different methods to cope with chronic pain and learn how to take an active role in your own pain management. Remember "No pain, no gain" doesn't apply when you have arthritis!

Ta Daa Lady – Spring Break Performer

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 11 - 11:45 pm

Location: Tsawwassen Library
Date: Saturday, March 12
Time: 2 - 2:45 pm

Location: George Mackie Library
Date: Wednesday, March 16
Time: 10:30 - 11:15 am 

Come to your library for an interactive musical show like no other! The Ta Daa Lady is a gentle, fun-loving soul who will delight families as she clowns, dances and mimes her way through all sorts of crazy antics with her lovable puppet Stumpy.

Teen Night: Pizza and Games

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Wednesday, March 16
Time: 5:30 - 8:30 pm 

Do you love to play board games? Are you between 12 and 19 years old? Then come to the library for a fun night of gaming and free pizza. Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies.

3D Printing for Everyone

Location: Tsawwassen Library
Date: Saturday, March 19
Time: 10 - 11:30 am  

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Saturday, March 19
Time: 12:30 - 2 pm

Location: George Mackie Library
Date: Saturday, March 19
Time: 3 - 4:30 pm  

In the recent past, manufacturing was done in expensive factories that were often located far away. Most people could not imagine being able to physically create the item they wanted in their own homes. Today, reasonably priced 3D printers are changing all that. Come and learn about 3D printers and some of the amazing things you can do with them in this free introductory session. All ages welcome.

Forensic Science for Teens

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Thursday, March 24
Time: 1 - 2 pm 

Are you a fan of CSI, Bones, or other shows featuring forensic science? Are you interested in Forensic Science as a career? Come get the lowdown on forensic crime-solving with Delta Police Constable Abhay Chawla of the Forensic Identification Services Section. Hear about techniques, cases and more! Take a peek at the Forensic vehicle. The presentation will include slides and a Q&A. Some material discussed may be complex and graphic. Suitable for ages 12 and older.

Arthritis Series – Exercising Control Over Arthritis

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Monday, April 4
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm 

Staying physically active is key to managing arthritis to maintain joint mobility, muscle strength, and cardiovascular health. This presentation talks about the benefits of exercise and some of the options to keep moving.

Parent-Child Mother Goose

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Fridays, April 8
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm 

Discover fun with rhymes, songs, and stories! This is an interactive program for babies 15 months and younger AND caregivers. Mother Goose helps your baby learn speech and language skills. Healthy snacks are provided.

Grateful Executor

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Tuesday, April 19
Time: 2 - 3:30 pm 

Having a will does not mean your estate is prepared. This workshop covers important topics for you, your family and your executor, such as probate, powers of attorney, cremation or burial pre-planning and living wills.

Arthritis Series – Tips, Tricks and Tools to Manage Your Joints

Location: Ladner Pioneer Library
Date: Monday, April 25
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 pm 

Arthritis can make daily activities difficult and painful. This interactive workshop shares information about the many tools, gadgets and techniques to help make daily tasks easier to do. Learn tips to help you reduce pain and the impact of arthritis on your activities.

Book Us!

Learn how to use your tablet, laptop, or eReader to do things online you’ve always wanted to try. These practical hands-on sessions with library staff are designed for anyone with a device they can bring to the library, as well as those wanting to use a library computer. Book your personalized appointment by phone or in person.