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January 2018 Programs and Activities at Delta Libraries

Dec 07, 2017

See what's happening at your local library this January.

Children


Parent-Child Mother Goose

  • Mondays, January 8 – March 19, April 9 – June 18, 10:30 – 11:30 am (except April 2, May 21) – George Mackie Library
  • Fridays, January 12 – March 16, April 6 – June 8, 12 pm – 1 pm – North Delta Family Place (New Hope Church, 11838 – 88 Avenue, Delta)
  • Fridays, January 12 – March 16, April 6 – June 8, 10 – 11 am – Tsawwassen Library
  • Fridays, January 12 – March 16, April 6 – June 8, 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/WlmK30h5rea

 

Storytime

  • Tuesdays, January 9 – May 15, 10:30 am – 11 am – George Mackie Library
  • Wednesdays, January 10 – May 30, 10:30 am – 11 am – Ladner Pioneer Library
  • Fridays, January 12 – May 18 (except Mar 30), 10:30 am – 11 am – George Mackie Library
  • Fridays, January 12, - May 18 (except Mar 30), 10:30 am – 11 am – Tsawwassen Library
  • Saturdays, January 13 – May 12, 10:30 am – 11 am – Ladner Pioneer Library
  • Saturday, January 13 – May 19, 10:30 am – 11 am – Tsawwassen 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/xMdA30h5ejo

 

Babytime

  • Mondays, January 8 – May 14, 10:30 am – 11 am (except April 2) – Tsawwassen Library
  • Thursdays, January 11 – May 17, 10:30 am – 11 am – George Mackie Library
  • Thursdays, January 11 – May 31, 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/MSEw30h5er0

 

Parent Time (formerly BabyDaze)

  • Mondays, January 8 – May 14, 11 am – 11:30 am – Tsawwassen Library
  • Thursdays, January 11 – May 17, 11 am – 11:30 am – George Mackie Library

Relax and mingle after the fun, social bonding activity of Babytime.  Parent Time provides parents and caregivers an opportunity to meet other parents, learn new parenting skills, share information and resources.  A Public Health Nurse or guest speaker will be attending each month.  Suitable for parents of babies 23 months and younger.

http://ow.ly/Q88S30h5ewL

 

LEGO® Club

  • Thursdays, January 11 – May 31, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library
  • Thursdays, January 11 – May 24, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – George Mackie Library
  • Thursdays, January 11 – May 17, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Tsawwassen 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 adult

http://ow.ly/SbEO30h5eBV

 

Family Games Afternoon

  • Saturdays, January 13 – May 19, 1 pm – 4 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Unplug and reconnect with your family playing board games.  Come enjoy one of the many games provided by the library, or bring your favourites to enjoy! All ages.

http://ow.ly/jlUF30h5eL8

 

Button Making

  • Wednesday, January 17, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library

If you are between the ages of 8 – 14, drop in to design some 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. 

http://ow.ly/Mb8m30h5eRp

 

Paws 4 Stories

  • Saturdays, January 20, February 24, April 21, 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/ixGk30h5eZP

 

Hands on with Makey Makey

  • Saturday, January 27, 2 pm – 4 pm – Tsawwassen Library
  • Thursday, May 24, 3:30 – 5 pm – Tsawwassen Library

Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the Internet.  Learn how pencil lead can open and close electrical circuits, turn bananas into a piano and use playdoh as a controller for a video game.

 

Baby and Preschool Oral Health Workshops

  • Monday, January 29, 11 am – 11:30 am – Tsawwassen Library
  • Tuesday, January 30, 11 am – 11:30 am – George Mackie Library
  • Thursday, February 1, 11 am – 11:30 am – George Mackie Library
  • Wednesday, February 7, 11 am – 11:30 am – Ladner Pioneer Library
  • Thursday, February 8, 11 am – 11:30 am – Ladner Pioneer Library
  • Friday, February 9, 11 am – 11:30 am – Tsawwassen Library

A fun and informative interactive session where parents and young children learn how to properly care for teeth at an early age.

http://ow.ly/PYzq30h5fAO

 

Adults and Teens

 

TED Talks Discussion Group

  • Tuesdays, January 2, 16, February 6, 20, March 6, 20, April 3, 17, May 1, 15, 10:30 am – 11:30 am – Tsawwassen Library

Do you enjoy TED Talks?  This group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month and watches pre-selected TED Talks, with an open discussion to follow.  The group is designed for those who want to learn from the greatest minds on the planet, talk about big ideas and meet other like-minded people.

Poster:  http://4la.co/1EYA23 / Biblioevents: http://ow.ly/rQ3230h5fHU

 

Practice English at Your Library

  • Wednesdays, January 3 – April 25, 11:30 am – 1 pm – Tsawwassen Library

A free weekly program for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) to practice their everyday English speaking, writing and reading skills in a friendly and supportive environment.  English speakers of all levels welcome.

http://ow.ly/rpdp30h5fOH

 

Knit & Stitch

  • Mondays, January 8 – April 30, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (except February 12, April 2) – Ladner Pioneer Library
  • Wednesdays, January 3 – April 25, 7 pm – 8 pm – Tsawwassen Library
  • Fridays, January 5 – May 25, 2 pm – 4 pm (except March 30) – 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/rpdp30h5fOH

 

News and Views

  • Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month (January 9, 23, February 13, 27, March 13, 27, April 10, 24), 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 days’ papers.

http://ow.ly/5gSW30h5fXW

 

ESL Book Club

  • Tuesdays, January 9 – April 10, 2 pm – 3 pm – George Mackie Library

Enjoy practicing your English conversation and reading skills in a supportive environment while learning about culture and meeting new people in a fun and friendly program.  This free program is most suitable for intermediate speakers.

http://ow.ly/DvWM30h5g3D

 

Spanish Conversation Circle

  • Tuesdays, January 9, 23, February 6, 20 March 6, 20 April 3, 17, 7 pm – 8:30 pm – Tsawwassen Library
  • Tuesdays, January 16, 30, February 13, 27, March 13, 27, April 10, 24, 7 pm – 8:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer 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/BNZa30h5gDZ

 

Book Clubs

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:15 – 8:30 pm (Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13 April 10, May 8) – George Mackie Library
  • 2nd Thursday of the month, 1 – 3 pm (Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12) – Tsawwassen Library
  • 2nd Thursday of the month, 7 – 8:30 pm (Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12) – Tsawwassen Library
  • 4th Wednesday of the month, 7 – 9 pm (Jan 24, Feb 28, Mar 28, Apr 25) – Ladner Pioneer Library
  • 3rd Thursday of the month, 2 – 4 pm (Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19) – Ladner Pioneer Library
  • 4th Thursday of the month, 1 – 2:30 pm (Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26, May 24) George Mackie Library

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

http://ow.ly/ObvM30h5gLT

 

Adult Colouring Club

  • Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, (January 9, 23, February 13, 27, March 13, 27, April 10, 24), 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.

http://ow.ly/q27X30h5gSZ

 

Next Chapter Book Club

  • Wednesdays, January 10 – April 11, 1 pm – 2 pm – George Mackie Library
  • Tuesdays, January 16 – April 3, 2 pm - 3 pm – Ladner Pioneer 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/hrYo30h5gZy

 

Conversation Circle:  Practice Your English

  • Wednesdays, January 10 – May 30, 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.

http://ow.ly/BNZa30h5gDZ

 

Writers’ Group

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, January 11, 25, February 8, 22, March 8, 22, April 12, 26, 10:30 am – 12 pm – 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/9OW830h5mDY

 

Library Ukulele Jam

  • 2nd Saturday of the month, January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Ladner Pioneer Library
  • 3rd Thursday of the month, January 18, February 15, March 15, April 19, 7 pm – 8:30 pm – 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 singling voice and join us for a great time.

http://ow.ly/Ymbf30h5mKA

 

Get Ready for Tax Season

  • Tuesday, January 16, 7 pm – 8:30 pm – George Mackie Library

Various strategies and tax tips will be reviewed that could be implemented prior to the end of the year in order to minimize income taxes.  Topics will include the selling of investments with accrued losses to offset capital gains realized in the year or the previous three years; advantages of contributing to an RRSP and TFSA; and, paying certain expenses before year end to maximize tax deductions and credits.  In addition, tax tips for business owners will be discussed, such as purchasing depreciable assets late in the year, paying salaries to family members, and non-cash gifts to employees.

http://ow.ly/s8NB30h5mPa

 

Death Café

  • Wednesday, January 17, 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm – George Mackie Library

There will be cake!  Come, be ready to talk or listen about death, but other than cake and death, there are no expectations.  All beliefs will be honoured and no agenda will be forced upon you; just open, welcoming, honest conversations about the one thing we will all experience one day.  All are welcome, at no cost.

http://ow.ly/6nNW30h5n0l

 

Storytime in French and English = Temps de l'histoire en Français et en Anglais

  • Saturdays, January 20 – March 24, 11:30 am – 12 pm – George Mackie Library

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

http://ow.ly/cOkm30h5nqC

 

Saturday Pop-Up Workshop: Button Making for Teens

  • Saturday, January 27, 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. 

http://ow.ly/mlmM30h5nNL

 

Teen Night:  Pizza & Games

  • Tuesdays, January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, 5 pm – 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/ERig30h5oqm