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Fall Programs & Activities at Delta Libraries

Aug 31, 2016

See what's happening at your local library from September to December 2016!

Children

Baby Play Date
Thursday, September 8, 10:30 am–12 pm – George Mackie Library
Monday, September 12, 10:30 am–12 pm – Tsawwassen Library

​This hands-on event will teach parents/caregivers ways to play with your baby or toddler and encourage early literacy at the same time. Come to play and go away with ideas to try at home. This event is best suited for babies and toddlers 2 years old and younger with a parent or caregiver. Representatives from community organizations that provide services for children and families will be in attendance. http://ow.ly/gyQP302Rzhr

Pyjama Storytime
Tuesdays, September 13 to November 29, 6:30–7 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

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. Suitable for ages 2–6 years. http://ow.ly/isRM302RzCW

Storytime
Tuesdays, September 13 to November 22, 10:30–11 am – George Mackie Library
Wednesdays, September 14 to November 23, 10:30–11 am – Ladner Pioneer Library
Fridays, September 16 to November 25, 10:30–11 am – Tsawwassen Library
Fridays, September 16 to December 2, 10:30–11 am – George Mackie Library

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. Suitable for ages 2–6 years. http://ow.ly/M40w302RzJS

Babytime
Thursdays, September 15 to December 1, 10:30–11 am – Ladner Pioneer Library
Thursdays, September 15 to December 1, 10:30–11 am – George Mackie Library
Mondays, September 19 to November 28, 10:30–11 am – Tsawwassen Library

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing, rhyming and stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers. Suitable for babies 23 months and youngerhttp://ow.ly/R9ws302RzOh

LEGO® Club
Thursdays, September 15 to December 1, 3:30–4:30 pm – George Mackie Library
Thursdays, September 15 to December 1, 3:30–4:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library
Fridays, September 16 to December 2, 3:30–4:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

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 adulthttp://ow.ly/rWy6302RzRN

Ukulele Jam
Third Thursday of the month, 7–8:30 pm
September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15 – Tsawwassen Library

All uked up and no place to jam? Whether you are a ukulele newbie or a seasoned strummer, please join us for a fun and relaxed evening with fellow uke enthusiasts. The group plays an eclectic mix of music so there will be something for everyone. Bring your ukulele and your singing voice and join us for a great time. Everyone welcomehttp://ow.ly/pItp302RzVu

Celebrate Science Literacy Week: The Great Paper Airplane Contest
Wednesday, September 21, 3:30–4:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with a little aerodynamic fun! Come to the library to learn what makes planes fly and be prepared to test your paper airplane making skills.  Everyone welcomehttp://ow.ly/ZgQD303klSa

Paws 4 Stories
Saturday, September 24, October 22, November 26, 2–3 pm – George Mackie Library

Paws 4 Stories is the Therapy Dog community Service that promotes improvement in children’s reading skills. When a child reads with a dog, they start to relax and forget about feeling nervous about reading. Dogs make very supportive listeners! Therapy dogs and their volunteers will listen to children who want to practice reading aloud. This is a free program for ages 6 and up. Space is limited! Please register in person after 1 pm on the day of the program for your 15-minute reading session (2, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45 pm). http://ow.ly/bmU9302RA1H

Customer Appreciation Day
Tuesday, October 4, 2–3 pm – George Mackie Library
Wednesday, October 5, 2–3 pm – Tsawwassen Library
Thursday, October 6, 3–4 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

October is Library Month! We love our customers! Join us for cake on Customer Appreciation Day. Tell us why you love your library and enter a book draw.

Book Launch:  Weirdly Wonderful A to Z by Dave Stevens
Saturday, October 15, 1:30–3 pm – George Mackie Library

Immerse yourself in Dave Stevens' weirdly wonderful world! An art teacher for 30 years in a local high school, Stevens began to produce art full time. He created this alphabet book with your children in mind, by introducing them to some of the West Coast of Canada's unusual sea creatures. He imagined how a child might picture these creatures the first time they hear their names. For example, the dog fish is shown with the head of a dog on the body of a fish and the umbrella crab carries an umbrella. At the bottom of each page is a realistic drawing of the creature along with its common name, its Latin name, and some brief information. Copies of Weirdly Wonderful A to Z will be available for purchase and signing by the author-illustrator. All ages welcomehttp://ow.ly/ln1b303kmgW

Baby Sign Workshop
Wednesday, November 2, 7–8:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library
Wednesday, November 9, 7–8:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library
Wednesday, November 16, 7–8:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Come learn some basic American Sign Language signs for communicating with your baby at this free introductory workshop. Invite family and friends to join you and your baby in learning 10–20 signs that can be used to sign and sing songs. http://ow.ly/t0rm302RAcq

Christmas Storytime and Santa at the Library
Tuesday, November 29, 10:30–11:30 am – George Mackie Library
Wednesday, November 30, 10:30–11:30 am – Ladner Pioneer Library
Friday, December 2, 10:30–11:30 am – Tsawwassen Library

Introduce children to the love of books and language with a festive Christmas Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more.  Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Suitable for ages 2–5Don't forget to bring your camera as Storytime will be followed by a visit from Santa Claus! http://ow.ly/Mdmw303kmq2

Christmas Puppet Show – Wake Up Santa
Tuesday, December 6, 10:30–11 am – George Mackie Library
Wednesday, December 7, 10:30–11 am – Ladner Pioneer Library
Friday, December 9, 10:30–11 am – Tsawwassen Library

Santa falls into a deep sleep the day of Christmas Eve and no one can wake him. Who will wake Santa? Find out what happens in this puppet show for the whole family. Everyone welcome. http://ow.ly/ouIO303kmz7

 

Teens (Ages 12–19)

Ukulele Jam
Third Thursday of the month, 7–8:30 pm
September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15 – Tsawwassen Library

All uked up and no place to jam? Whether you are a ukulele newbie or a seasoned strummer, please join us for a fun and relaxed evening with fellow uke enthusiasts. The group plays an eclectic mix of music so there will be something for everyone. Bring your ukulele and your singing voice and join us for a great time. http://ow.ly/SzIX303kmJ9

Teen Community Emergency Response Team Training (C.E.R.T.)
Friday, September 23, 9–5 pm – North Delta Safety Building, 11375 – 84 Avenue, Delta

Calling Delta teens in grade 10–12! Get trained for emergencies and earn seven volunteer hours on September's Non-Instructional Day. Learn to protect yourself, your family and your friends in case of a disaster. In partnership with Corporation of Delta Emergency Services. Registration is required. Call 604-594-8155 or email Sylvia at shampton@fvrl.bc.cahttp://ow.ly/RK1S303kBW0

Raspberry Pi
Saturday, September 24, 11:30 am–1:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Find out what the Raspberry Pi is and what it can do for you! Learn what you’ll need to get started; how to get a new Pi up and running; Linux; what Pi does that other computers can’t; and some cool project ideas!  Resources provided.  Register at Eventbrite http://ow.ly/DBOc303kBNd

Teen Night: Pizza and Games
Thursday, September 22, 5:30–8:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library
Tuesdays, October 4, November 22, 5–7 pm – George Mackie Library

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. http://ow.ly/wQME303kn3M

Halloween Makeup
Monday, October 17, 3:30–5 pm – George Mackie Library
Tuesday, October 18, 3:30–5 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library
Wednesday, October 19, 3:30–5 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Scars, bruises and scabs, oh my! Learn how to create your own wounds, blood, burns and more using common household items. Teens are invited to join a local special effects artist for an evening of zombie and stage makeup. We will learn techniques for awesome Halloween makeup, fake wounds, and cool creative results. Appropriate for ages 12 and older. http://ow.ly/qL4U303knji

 

Adults – Ongoing

Adult Colouring Club
Tuesdays, September 6 – December 6, 2–4 pm – Tsawwassen Library
Wednesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, 11–12 pm – George Mackie Library

Colouring is not just for kids anymore. Why colour? It reduces stress and improves your focus; it’s fun and creative; and, you meet new people! All supplies provided.  http://ow.ly/l7EA303knqq

News and Views
Second and Fourth Tuesday of the month, September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22, December 13, 10:30–11:30 am – Tsawwassen Library
Thursdays, September 29 – November 24, 2–3 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Join other newshounds to discuss current events in the news! You can bring an article to share, or discuss what turns up in the day’s paper. http://ow.ly/bvFo303knzg

Intermediate English Conversation
Tuesdays, September 13 – November 15, 1–3 pm – George Mackie Library

Intermediate English training for newcomers who want to improve their accent reduction, practice conversation skills and gain confidence with speaking in public. Held in partnership with the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) with funding from the Delta Literacy Committee.

Settlement Workers: Punjabi/English
Alternate Tuesdays, September 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, Dec 6, 20, 1–5 pm – George Mackie Library

Are you a newcomer to Canada who needs help adjusting to your new life? Free and confidential services are offered to help newcomers – with all their needs – during the process of settling into their new community. Settlement and Integration Services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in BC. http://ow.ly/AEdo303konM

Next Chapter Book Club
Tuesdays, September 13 – December 13, 1:45–2:45 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library
Wednesday, September 14 – November 30, 1–2 pm – George Mackie Library

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. http://ow.ly/HCUm303kowR

Book Clubs
Second Tuesday of the month, 7:15–8:30 pm (Sept 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13) – George Mackie Library
Second Thursday of the month, 1–3 pm (Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8) – Tsawwassen Library
Second Thursday of the month, 7–8:30 pm (Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 8) – Tsawwassen Library
Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7–9 pm (Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 23) – Ladner Pioneer Library
Third Thursday of the month, 2–4 pm (Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15) – Ladner Pioneer Library
Fourth Thursday of the month, 1–2:30 pm (Sept 28, Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 22) – George Mackie Library

Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided. http://ow.ly/pYi2303kp0x

Poetry Night in Punjabi
Tuesdays, September 20, October 18, November 15, 6:30–8 pm – George Mackie Library

Come hear two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience. This evening is offered in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch – Vancouver. http://ow.ly/RXKi303kp8j

Beginner’s Knitting and Crocheting
Wednesday, September 7 – December 7, 7–8 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Ever wanted to learn to knit or crochet but didn’t know where to start? Come to the Tsawwassen Library and join other beginners for simple projects. http://ow.ly/QROC303kpiX

Wired Wednesdays
Wednesdays, September 14 – November 30, 9:15–10 am – Tsawwassen Library

Get comfortable using the Internet. This drop-in, hands-on class is open to everyone. http://ow.ly/6P4k303kpwH

Conversation Circle: Practice Your English
Wednesday, September 14 – December 7, 7–8:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library
Thursday, September 15 – December 8, 7–8:30 pm – George Mackie Library

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. http://ow.ly/pUrv303kpGo

Writers’ Group
2nd & 4th Thursday of the month, 10:30–12 pm (September 8, 22, October 13, 27, November 10, 24, December 8, 22) – Tsawwassen Library

Drop in and share your stories with a supportive group of fellow writers. From the shy beginner to the more experienced writer, all are welcome. http://ow.ly/hJzJ303kBpu

Ladner Genealogy Club
Third Thursday of the month, 11 am–12:30 pm (Sept 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15) – Ladner Pioneer Library

Join other amateur family historians to share your successes and challenges in the search for your family’s stories. http://ow.ly/Hv8h303kBCT

Ukulele Jam
Third Thursday of the month, 7–8:30 pm
September 15, October 20, November 17, December 15 – Tsawwassen Library

All uked up and no place to jam? Whether you are a ukulele newbie or a seasoned strummer, please join us for a fun and relaxed evening with fellow uke enthusiasts. The group plays an eclectic mix of music so there will be something for everyone. Bring your ukulele and your singing voice and join us for a great time. http://ow.ly/SzIX303kmJ9

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.

 

Adults – “One-offs”

Arthritis Series – Understanding Arthritis
Monday, September 12, 1:30–3:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

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. To register, call The Arthritis Society, 604-714-5550. http://ow.ly/9NNS303kpXs

The Restore Our Planet Diet
Wednesday, September 14, 6:30–8 pm – George Mackie Library
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30–8 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library
Thursday, September 29, 6:30–8 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Learn how our food choices impact the environment and our own health. A diet consisting of whole plant foods can maximize optimum nutrition and disease prevention, and simultaneously minimize our environmental footprint. We will look at how much protein humans need, why the first animal product to leave off is dairy, and why we cannot be a meat-eating environmentalist. http://ow.ly/aeAW303kt7k

Canadian Pension Plan & Old Age Security
Monday, September 26, 1:30–3 pm – George Mackie Library
Wednesday, September 28, 2–3:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library
Wednesday, October 12, 10:30 am–12 pm – Tsawwassen Library

​Whether you are thinking about retirement, or already receiving your pensions; join Service Canada for an information session to discover the many benefits available under each program. You will learn about CPP Survivor and Disability benefits as well as benefits for the children of a deceased or disabled contributor. The session will also include information on Credit Splitting, Pension Sharing, and the Child Rearing Provision. Old Age Security benefits include benefits for low income seniors, such as; the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance, and Allowance for Survivor benefits. Find out how to access, how to apply, what is your eligibility requirements and much more.

Arthritis Series – Managing Chronic Pain
Monday, October 3, 1:30–3:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

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! To register, call The Arthritis Society, 604-714-5550. http://ow.ly/9NNS303kpXs

Seniors’ Open House and Tea
Wednesday, October 12, 2–3:30 pm – George Mackie Library
Tuesday, October 18, 2–3:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Join us for an afternoon at the library! Find out about the many other free resources and services available at your local library and in the community while enjoying tea/coffee and refreshments. Please note: this is not an instructional session on how to download eBooks. RSVP tyearsley@fvrl.bc.ca or 604-594-8155, ext. 223. http://ow.ly/23Tk303kAMF

Your Legacy
Tuesday, October 25, 6:30–8 pm – George Mackie Library
Wednesday, October 26, 6:30–8 pm – Tsawwassen Library
Thursday, October 27, 6:30–8 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Wondering about your Legacy?  Author Robb Lucy’s title says it all: “Legacies aren’t just for dead people!  Discover happiness and a meaningful life by creating and enjoying your legacies, now.” http://ow.ly/MUcJ303kAUf

Arthritis Series – Exercising Control Over Arthritis
Monday, October 31, 1:30–3:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

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. To register, call The Arthritis Society, 604-714-5550. http://ow.ly/9NNS303kpXs

Arthritis Series – Tips, Tricks and Tools to Manage Your Joints
Monday, November 28, 1:30–3:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

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. To register, call The Arthritis Society, 604-714-5550. http://ow.ly/9NNS303kpXs

Mushaira
Saturday, December 17, 2–4 pm – George Mackie Library

The public is invited to participate in Mushaira, an open mic session where poets gather to perform their works. This is a cherished tradition in Pakistan and North India that allow both the invited poets and members of the audience to perform. http://ow.ly/mCiS303kB8F

Check out all the programs available at your local #DeltaBC libraries!