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Winter Programs & Activities at Delta Libraries

Jan 16, 2017

See what's happening at your local library from January to April  2017!

 

Children

Babytime

Mondays, January 9 – April 24, 10:30 am – 11 am (except Feb 13, Apr 17) – Tsawwassen Library


Thursdays, January 12 – April 27, 10:30 am – 11 am – George Mackie Library

Thursdays, January 12 – April 27, 10:30 am – 11 am – Ladner Pioneer 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 younger. http://ow.ly/NPD9307UQEX

Storytime

Tuesdays, January 10 – April 25, 10:30 am – 11 am – George Mackie Library

Wednesday, January 11 – April 26, 10:30 am – 11 am – Ladner Pioneer Library

Friday, January 13 – April 28, 10:30 am – 11 am (except Apr 14) – Tsawwassen Library

Friday, January 13 – April 28, 10:30 am – 11 am (except Apr 14) – 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/uEbs307USmy

Pyjama Storytime

Tuesdays, January 10 – April 25, 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/nNAa307UStU

Paws 4 Stories

Wednesdays, January 11 – May 31, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Saturdays, January 14, February 18, March 4, April 8, 2 pm – 3 pm – George Mackie Library

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John’s Ambulance 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 by phone or in person after 10 am on the day of the program for your 15-minute reading session. http://ow.ly/dXrY307USCU

Retirement Planning:  Ready for Life After Work

Saturday, January 21, 11 am – 12:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Wednesday, January 25, 6 pm – 7:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library

A workshop on planning your retirement using various financial planning strategies.  Learn about financial practices and tools that can help you achieve your retirement goals, and maintain them! http://ow.ly/1jMT307USL1

LEGO® Club

Thursday, January 12 – April 27, 3:30 – 4:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Thursday, January 12 – April 27, 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Fridays, January 13 – May 26, 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/lpot307USQ5

Mindfulness Meditation Series – Meditation for Stress Management

Saturday, January 21, 3 pm – 4:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Saturday, February 4, 3 pm – 4:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

We all know how physical exercise is at the core of well-being. We take our body to the gym for burning those extra calories, toning the muscles and sweating out toxins. What about taking your brain to the gym? Did you know that chronic stress changes your brain structure and affects your physical and emotional well-being? Meditation is one self-empowerment tool that helps you take the brain to the gym and cleanse it from stress and other mental and emotional toxins that accumulate in our fast-paced lifestyles. Join Dr. Suman Kollipara for a session to know more about the Science of Stress and the Neuroscience of Meditation. Take home some of the tools and techniques of Self Compassion Healing Meditation to exercise your brain and to relax and rejuvenate. http://ow.ly/Yaaa307USUS

Teens (Ages 12 – 19)

Teen Night:  Pizza and Games

Tuesdays, January 24, February 21, March 28, April 25, 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/FFEv307UTeJ

Teen Volunteer Fair

Wednesday, January 25, 3 pm – 5:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Wednesday, February 8, 3 pm – 5:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Are you a teen looking to volunteer or complete your required 30 hours?  Come to the library to meet local organizations needing volunteers, gather information and do some networking. http://ow.ly/5qfY307V06l 

Mindfulness Meditation Series – Meditation for Emotional Intelligence

Saturday, January 28, 3 pm – 4:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Saturday, February 18, 3 pm – 4:30 – Ladner Pioneer Library

Emotions – the foundation of human life – often suffocate us and drain all our energy reserves, taking us on a roller coaster ride.  Let’s train our brains to choose our emotions.  Did you know that toxic emotions not only affect your relationships, but also change your brain?  Meditation is a surfboard that helps you ride the waves of emotions with ease to nurture enriching relationships and for peak performance in all aspects of life.  Join Dr. Suman Kollipara for a session to know more about the Science of Stress and the Neuroscience of Meditation.  Take home some of the tools and techniques of Self Compassion Healing Meditation to exercise your brain and create positive emotions. http://ow.ly/Yaaa307USUS 

Teen Community Emergency Response Team Training (C.E.R.T.)

Monday, January 30, 9 am – 5 pm – Ladner Harris Barn, 4140 Arthur Drive, Ladner

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.ca. http://ow.ly/jW8P307V3N4 

Board Game Battle Royale

Thursday, February 23, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Do you have a competitive streak?  Want to meet some people in your community?  It is time to get your game on!  This is a do-or-die fast-paced game battle where participants sign up in pairs to compete in a speed dating-like style of game play.  Look for some of the classic games like Taboo, Bananagrams, or Trivia Pursuit to make an appearance.  Don’t have a partner?  We can arrange a game-playing duo that will compete with other pairs to be the final team left standing! http://ow.ly/w6Dn307V3Rd

 Uke ‘n Play – Ukulele Basics

Thursday, February 2, 7 pm – 8:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Ever wanted to learn more about the joy-inducing instrument – the ukulele?  Well, this workshop is for you!  We will look at the history and the different kinds of ukes, go over the basics and learn how to read chord charts.  We will even learn a few songs!  You will leave with a good understanding of the ukulele and a song in your heart.  Ukuleles will be provided.  Registration is required. http://ow.ly/dsXD307V3YC 

Saturday Movie Night

Saturday, February 11, 2 pm – 4 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Join us for our afternoon screening of At First Sight, starring Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino.  This 1999 American romantic drama is based on the essay “To See and Not See” in neurologist Oliver Sacks’ book An Anthropologist on Mars and inspired by the true life story of Shirl Jennings.  Rated PG for scenes involving sexuality and for brief strong language.  The film will start at 2 pm with a 15-minute intermission at 3 pm.  Popcorn and juice boxes will be served during the intermission.

Celebrate Heritage Week:  Ancestry Workshop

Wednesday, February 15, 2 pm – 3 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Celebrate Heritage Week 2017 by attending our presentation on FVRL’s Ancestry Library Edition database.  Learn what Ancestry has to offer your family history research and how to access it’s many databases for free at your local library. http://ow.ly/w2vl307WEF8

Teen Night:  Pizza and Games

Tuesdays, February 21, March 28, April 25, 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/FFEv307UTeJ 

Button Making for Teens

Friday, February 24, 2 pm – 3:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Express your creative side and draw, Photoshop or college artwork to make buttons at the Tsawwassen Library.  Supplies will be provided so you just need to bring the creativity.  Each teen will have the opportunity to make at least two buttons.  Come in and take this opportunity so you can wear your “art on your sleeve”, or backpack, or jacket! http://ow.ly/xKhe307WF6Q

Spring Break Performer – Magician Gary Savard

Thursday, March 16, 11 am – 11:45 am – Tsawwassen Library

Thursday, March 16, 2 pm – 2:45 pm – George Mackie Library

Saturday, March 18, 11 am – 11:45 am – Ladner Pioneer Library

Gary is a 30-year veteran in the Art of Magic.  He knows what makes children laugh.  The entire family is welcome to this fast-paced interactive magic show.  Suitable for ages 5+. 

How to Amuse and Amaze Your Friends

Tuesday, March 21, 10:30 am – 11:15 am – Ladner Pioneer Library

Tuesday, March 21, 2 pm – 2:45 pm – Tsawwassen Library
Wednesday, March 22, 10:30 – 11:15 am – George Mackie Library

Join Genius Jill and Fantastic Frances and learn how to amuse and amaze your friends with magic tricks, science facts and more!  Suitable for ages 5+. http://ow.ly/jUgW307WFhD 

Teen Night: Pizza and Games

Thursday, March 23, 5:30 – 8:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer 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/FFEv307UTeJ 

Teen Night: Pizza and Games

Tuesdays, March 28, April 25, 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/FFEv307UTeJ 

Pet First Aid

Saturday, April 1, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Saturday, April 8, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Saturday, April 22, 2 pm – 3 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Good Hound Training presents Walks ‘N Wags Pet First Aid Workshop.  Presenter Mallory Richards will be demonstrating on her dog Blue so leave your own pets at home! http://ow.ly/htkT307WFoN

Parent-Child Mother Goose

Mondays, April 3 – June 19, 10:30 – 11:30 am (except Apr 17, May 22) – George Mackie Library

Thursdays, April 6 – June 15, 12 – 1 pm – Ladner Early Childhood Development Hub, 205 – 5000 Bridge Street, Delta

Fridays, April 7 – June 16, 10 – 11 am – Tsawwassen Library

Fridays, April 7 – June 16, 12:30 – 1:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

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.  Registration required. http://ow.ly/pcs8307WFKh

Adult - Ongoing

Book a Librarian

You have questions, we have answers – on any topic!  If you have a question that will take a while to answer, you can book an appointment with FVRL staff. Book a Librarian means you will have uninterrupted time with one of our information experts. These one-on-one appointments are meant to help you with technology or get you started on any topic. 

Knit & Stitch

Mondays, January 9 – April 24, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (except Feb 13, Apr 17) – Ladner Pioneer Library

Wednesdays, January 11 – April 26, 7 pm – 8 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Fridays, January 20 – April 28, 2 pm – 4 pm (except April 14) – George Mackie Library

Pack up your needles and yarn and head to the library. Knitting, crocheting, quilting and weaving are fun ways to connect across the generations. Join members of all ages and abilities to share ideas, techniques, and good conversation. http://ow.ly/8oKk307WFZU

Adult Colouring Club


Tuesdays, January 10 – April 25, 2 pm – 4 pm

Colouring isn’t just for kids anymore. All supplies provided. http://ow.ly/tMvl307WG95

Book Clubs

Second Tuesday of the month, 7:15 – 8:30 pm (Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11) – George Mackie Library

Second Thursday of the month, 1 – 3 pm (Jan 12, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 13) – Tsawwassen Library

Second Thursday of the month, 7 – 8:30 pm (Jan 12, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 13) – Tsawwassen Library

Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7 – 9 pm (Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26) – Ladner Pioneer Library

Third Thursday of the month, 2 – 4 pm (Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, Apr 20) – Ladner Pioneer Library

Fourth Thursday of the month, 1 – 2:30 pm (Jan 26, Feb 23, Mar 23, Apr 27) – George Mackie Library

Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided. 

News and Views

2nd and 4th Tuesdays (January 10, 24, February 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25, May 9, 23), 10:30 am – 11:30 am – Tsawwassen Library

Come 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/7JRp307WGto

Family Stories


Monday, January 16 – Friday, February 17 – All Delta Libraries

What’s year earliest childhood memory? Where was the most unusual place you have lived? Describe a quirky or interesting relative! In Celebration of Family Literacy Day, Canada’s 150th Anniversary and BC Family Day, Delta Libraries invite families to write their stories and share a little of their heritage. Submit your story during this time or come as a family and write a story together at the Library!  Space, material and suggestions will be available on Family Literacy Day (Friday, January 27), or on SD37’s January non-instructional day (Monday, January 30). Stories should be 250 – 500 words in length. All stories submitted will be entered to win draw prizes, which include passes for the Greenheart Canopy TreeWalk at UBC, passes for bowling at Uncle Buck’s at Tsawwassen Mills, Richmond Paintball and Delta Parks and Recreation. Your entry may be recorded through audio or video for a montage of stories to be displayed during Delta’s Heritage Fair in April 2017.  

Intermediate English Conversation

Tuesdays, January 17 – March 21, 1 pm – 3 pm – George Mackie Library

Intermediate English training for newcomers who want to improve their pronunciation, 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. http://ow.ly/kEzu307WY7p

Spanish Conversation Circle

Tuesdays, January 10 – April 25, 7 pm – 8:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Join our free drop-in Spanish Conversation Circle for adults who want to meet people and practice speaking Spanish in a friendly, relaxed environment. http://ow.ly/UJQy307WYda

Settlement Workers: Punjabi/English

Alternate Tuesdays, January 3, 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25, 1 pm – 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/FUgz307WYzX

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesdays, January 17 – April 11, 1:45 – 2:45 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Wednesday, January 11 – April 26 (except March 15, 22), 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/qaZs307WYH2

Poetry Night in Punjabi

3rd Tuesdays (March 21, April 18, May 16), 6:30 pm – 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/AxN2307WYQf

Conversation Circle:  Practice Your English

Wednesday, January 18 – April 26, 7 – 8:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Thursday, January 12 – April 27, 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/3MVE307XfJK

Writers’ Group

Second and fourth Thursday of the month, 10:30 am – 12 pm (January 12, 26, February 9, 23, March 9, 23, April 13, 27) – 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/hKQt307XfRw

Ukulele Jam

Third Thursday of the month, 7 – 8:30 pm

January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20 – 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/ZIvz307XfUM

For more library programs, check out https://fvrl.bibliocommons.com/events/

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