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What's Happening at Your Local Libraries May - August 2017

May 12, 2017

Check out these FREE programs happening at George Mackie Library, Ladner Pioneer Library, and Tsawwassen Library from May through August 2017.

Children

Babytime

Mondays, May 1 – 15, July 10 – 31, 10:30 am – 11 am (except May 22, Aug 7) – Tsawwassen Library

Thursdays, May 4 – 25, July 6 – August 10, 10:30 am – 11 am – George Mackie Library

Thursdays, May 4 – 25, July 6 – August 10, 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. 

Parent-Child Mother Goose

Mondays, April 3 – June 19, 10:30 am – 11:30 am (except May 22, Aug 7) – George Mackie Library

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

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.  

Storytime

Tuesdays, May 2 – May 23, July 4 – August 8, 10:30 am – 11 am – George Mackie Library

Wednesdays, May 3 – May 24, July 5 – August 9, 10:30 am – 11 am – Ladner Pioneer Library

Fridays, May 5 – May 26, July 7 – August 11, 10:30 am – 11 am – Tsawwassen Library

Fridays, May 5 - 26, 10:30 am – 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. 

Lego® Club

Thursdays, May 4 – June 22, July 6 – August 10, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Fridays, May 5 – June 2, July 7 – August 11, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Love Lego®?  We provide the LEGO®, you bring your imagination!  Come play, create, and experiment.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. 

Pyjama Storytime

Tuesdays, May 2 – May 16, 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. 

Paws 4 Stories

Saturday, May 6, June 17, July 15, August 19, 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. 

Wind Down to Bedtime Storytime

Thursdays, May 4 – June 29, 7 pm – 7:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Is your child ready for bed?  Not until they wind down at storytime!  Join us every Thursday night for specially chosen bedtime stories, breathing exercises, songs and some sleepy yoga poses.  Wear your pajamas and bring your favourite stuffy. 

Egg Drop Challenge

Saturday, May 27, 10:30 am – 12 pm – George Mackie Library

Saturday, June 3, 10:30 am – 12 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Saturday, June 10, 10:30 am – 12 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Learn to use different materials to help an egg survive an epic 8 foot drop!  Will your egg survive the fall?  Suitable for children ages 8 – 12. 

Andrew Dalziel

Tuesday, July 11, 11 am – 11:45 am, 2 pm – 2:45 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Tuesday, July 11, 2 pm – 2:45 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Friday, July 14, 11 am – 11:45 am – George Mackie Library

Magic happens at the library!  Join Magician Andrew Dalziel and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon for a magical Walk on the Wild Side. Fun for the whole family. Please note: Tickets are required for the George Mackie Library program.  Free tickets will be available at the George Mackie Library for pick up in person starting July 7.

Urban Safari

Tuesday, July 18, 11 am – 11:45 am – Ladner Pioneer Library

Tuesday, July 18, 2 pm – 2:45 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Friday, July 28, 2 pm – 2:45 pm – George Mackie Library

Creeping, crawling, leaping, flying – Urban Safari’s rescued wild animals move in all kinds of ways.  Come meet some animals and hear their stories.  Learn how to protect and care for animals in the wild. Please note: Tickets are required for the George Mackie Library program.  Free tickets will be available at the George Mackie Library for pick up in person starting July 21.

Walk on the Wild Side with Elspeth!

Friday, July 21, 10:30 am – 11:30 amGeorge Mackie Library

Tuesday, August 8, 11 am – 12 pm Ladner Pioneer Library

Tuesday, August 8, 2 pm – 3 pm Tsawwassen Library

Wild and Crazy!  Wild and Hilarious!  Wild and Wooly!  Wild and Free!  Come and experience Master Puppeteer and Storyteller Elspeth Bowers who will take us on a Summer Reading Club Walk on the Wild Side with stories, songs, and a puppet show.  Please note: Tickets are required for the George Mackie Library program.  Free tickets will be available at the George Mackie Library for pick up in person starting July 14. 

Mad Science

Tuesday, August 1, 11 am – 11:45 am – Ladner Pioneer Library

Tuesday, August 1, 2 pm – 2:45 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Friday, August 4, 11 am – 11:45 am – George Mackie Library

Up, up and away! Join the Mad Scientists and investigate the power of air with hot air balloons, vortex generators, and even a hovercraft. Be amazed as you discover some of the wild and wonderful behaviours of air.  Please note: Tickets are required for the George Mackie Library program.  Free tickets will be available at the George Mackie Library for pick up in person starting July 28.

Kellie Haines

Wednesday, August 16, 2 pm – 2:45 pm – George Mackie Library

Thursday, August 17, 11 am – 11:45 am – Ladner Pioneer Library

Thursday, August 17, 2 pm – 2:45 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Walk on the Wild Side with ventriloquist Kellie Haines and her puppet friends Magrau the bird and Kamilla the frog. Enjoy stories, songs and dancing. Watch and wonder just who is doing all the talking.  Lots of laughs and opportunities to join in the fun with this show.  Please note: Tickets are required for the George Mackie Library program.  Free tickets will be available at the George Mackie Library for pick up in person starting August 9. 

Uke ‘n Play – Ukulele Basics for Kids!

Wednesday, July 26, 2 pm – 3:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library

One of the cool things about the ukulele is that it’s kid-sized!  This workshop will teach kids the basics of that joy-inducing instrument – the ukulele.  We will learn about the different parts of the ukulele as well as how to hold, tune and strum.  We will even learn some chords and play some songs together.  Ukuleles will be provided and registration is required. 

Uke ‘n Play – Ukulele Basics

Thursday, July 27, 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 of the instrument and learn how to read chord charts.  We will even learn a few songs!  You will leave this workshop with a good understanding of the ukulele and a song in your heart.  Ukuleles will be provided and registration is required.

Everyone Welcome

Positively Canadian

Saturday, June 24, 2 pm – 3 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Saturday, July 8, 2 pm – 3 pm – George Mackie Library

Saturday, July 15, 2 pm – 3 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Learn interesting or quirky facts, stats and tips about Canada’s history, geography, people, culture and more in this fun and informative celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday with Heather Pattullo, author of Positively Canadian: A Fun Guide to Canadian Language, Culture and History

Teens and Adults

Spanish Conversation Circle

Tuesday, May 16, 30, 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. 

75 Ways to Save on Household Expenses

Tuesday, June 6, 7 – 8:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Thursday, June 15, 7 pm – 8:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Learn practical and easy ways to reduce utility, cable, phone and internet bills; reduce your grocery bills; trim your personal expenses and more.  Registration is required.  Please call or visit your local library to register. 

Wills, Estate Planning and Power of Attorney

Thursday, June 1, 7 pm – 8:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Thursday, June 8, 7 pm – 8:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Learn more about putting your affairs in order with local Wills & Estate lawyer, Murray Lott.  Bring your questions to this free informational program. 

Future Delta 2.0

Saturday, June 3, 2 pm – 4 pm – George Mackie Library

Learn how researchers at UBC worked with local community partners here in Delta to develop an exciting new video game that teaches players how to address the very real effects of climate change.  Find out how you can get involved with games for change such as Future Delta 2.0 

Teen Exam Cram

Monday, June 5 – June 24, opening hours

Exams coming up?  Anxiety rising?  Need to study?  Come to your local Delta library and grab a seat to cram for your exam! 

Textile Fix-it

Saturday, June 10, 11 am – 3 pm – George Mackie Library

Join us for a free Textile Fix-it event hosted by Frameworq™.  Supplies will be provided and skills will be shared so you can fix your favourite garments.  Our goal is to divert textiles from ending up in the landfill and bring repair skills back to use with patches, darning and stitches.  No experience necessary.  Drop in anytime between 11 am and 3 pm. 

Gardening for Beginners #1

Saturday, June 10, 11 am – 12 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Want a vegetable garden but don’t know where to start?  Or do you have a vegetable garden but don’t know what to do?  Learn how to select a good site for vegetable growing, an easy way to create the garden from scratch, and the basics of soil health. 

Delta Friends of the Library Shred-a-thon

Saturday, June 17, 10 am – 2 pm – Tsawwassen Library

An opportunity for FVRL customers and community members to safely shred their confidential information while directly supporting their local library.  Many thanks to 1800-Shredding whose truck will be outside the Tsawwassen Library entrance. 

Gardening for Beginners #2

Saturday, June 17, 11 am – 12 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Want a vegetable garden but don’t know where to start?  Or do you have a vegetable garden but don’t know what to do?  Learn how to keep your soil healthy, how to choose the vegetables to grow, and ways to organize your vegetables in the garden. 

Saturday Pop-Up Button Making Workshop for Teens

Saturday, July 22, August 12, 2 pm – 4 pm – George Mackie Library

Drop in for our Saturday workshops and leave with shiny new buttons.  Create images inspired by your favourite books or your own artwork, using coloured markers, pencils and collage materials.  All supplies will be provided, just bring your ideas.  

Gardening for Beginners #3

Saturday, June 24, 11 am – 12 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Want a vegetable garden but don’t know where to start?  Or do you have a vegetable garden but don’t know what to do?  Learn about on-going plant maintenance, harvest tips and how to prepare for winter crops. 

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. 

Intermediate English Conversation

Tuesdays, April 4 – May 30, 1 pm – 3 pm (except May 2) – 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. 

Adult Colouring Club

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (May 9, 23, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8, 22), 2 pm – 4 pm – Tsawwassen 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. 

Settlement Workers – Punjabi/English

Tuesdays, May 9, 23, June 6, 20, July 4, 18, August 1, 15, 29, 1 pm – 5 pm

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. 

News and Views

2nd and 4th Tuesdays (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. 

Next Chapter Book Club

Tuesdays, May 16 – August 8, 1:45 – 2:45 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

Wednesday, May 3 – June 14, 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. 

Poetry Night in Punjabi

Tuesdays, May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, 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. 

Teen Night:  Pizza and Games

Tuesdays, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, 5 – 7 pm – George Mackie Library

Wednesday, July 20, 5:30 pm – 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. 

Book Clubs

Second Tuesday of the month, 7:15 – 8:30 pm (May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8) – George Mackie Library

Second Thursday of the month, 1 – 3 pm (May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10) – Tsawwassen Library

Second Thursday of the month, 7 – 8:30 pm (May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10) – Tsawwassen Library

Fourth Wednesday of the month, 7 – 9 pm (May 24, June 28, July 27, August 23) – Ladner Pioneer Library

Third Thursday of the month, 2 – 4 pm (May 18, June 15) – Ladner Pioneer Library

Fourth Thursday of the month, 1 – 2:30 pm (May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24) – George Mackie Library

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

Conversation Circle:  Practice Your English

Wednesdays, May 3 – June 14, 6:30 pm – 8 pm – Ladner Pioneer 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. 

Writers’ Group

Second and fourth Thursday of the month, 10:30 am – 12 pm (May 11, 25, June 8, 22, July 13, 27, August 10, 24) – 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. 

Ukulele Jam

Third Thursday of the month, 7 pm – 8:30 pm (May 18, June 15, July 20, August 17) – 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. 

Knit & Stitch

Mondays, May 1 – August 28, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (except May 22, August 7) – Ladner Pioneer Library

Wednesdays, May 3 – July 26, 7 pm – 8 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Fridays, May 5 – August 25, 2 pm – 4 pm – 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. 

Walk & Talk:  Practice your English and Enjoy a Walk

Thursdays, July 6 – August 24, 7 pm – 8:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Practice speaking English and, meet new friends while enjoying weekly evening walks together.