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Free Programs at Delta Libraries in September

Aug 28, 2018

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

CHILDREN


Hands on with Makey Makey

Tuesday, September 11, 3:30 pm - 4:30 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. 

Babytime
Mondays, September 10 - December 10 (except October 8, November 12), 10:30 am - 11 am - Tsawwassen Library
Thursdays, September 13 - December 6, 10:30 am - 11 am - George Mackie Library
Thursdays, September 13 - December 13, 10:30 pm - 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.

Family Games Afternoon
Saturdays, September 15 - December 8, 11:00 am - 2:00 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.

LEGO Club
Tuesdays, September 11 - December 4, 3:30 pm  - 4:30 pm - George Mackie Library
Wednesdays, September 12 - November 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Tsawwassen Library
Wednesdays, September 26 - December 12 (except November 7), 3:30 pm - 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 adult.

Parent Time
Mondays, September 10 - December 10 (except October 8, November 12), 11:00 am - 11:30 am - Tsawwassen Library
Thursdays, September 13 - December 6, 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.
George Mackie Library Parent Time Schedule:
September 13:  North Delta Family Resource Centre
September 20: Public Health Nurse
September 27: Water Safety

Parent-Child Mother Goose
Mondays, September 10 - November 26 (except October 8, November 12) 10:30 am - 11:30 am - George Mackie Library
Fridays, September 14 - November 16, 10 am - 11 am - Tsawwassen Library
Fridays, September 14 - November 16, 12 pm - 1 pm - North Delta Family Resource Centre
Fridays, September 14 - November 16, 12:30 pm - 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.

Pyjama Storytime
Thursdays, September 13 - December 6, 6:30 pm - 7 pm - Tsawwassen Library
Thursdays, September 13 - December 13, 6:30 pm - 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.

Storytime
Tuesdays, September 11 - December 4, 10:30 am - 11 am - George Mackie Library
Wednesdays, September 12 - December 12, 10:30 am - 11 am - Ladner Pioneer Library
Fridays, September 14- December 7, 10:30 pm - 11 am - Tsawwassen Library
Fridays, September 14 - December 7, 10:30 am - 11 am - George Mackie Library
Saturdays, September 15 - December 15, 10:30 am - 11 am - Ladner Pioneer Library
Saturdays, September 15 - December 8 (except October 6; November 10), 10:30 am - 11 amTsawwassen 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.

CHILDREN - SCIENCE LITERACY WEEK (September 17 – 23, 2018)

KCJ Scratch Coding Workshop (Science Literacy Week)
Monday, September 17, 4 pm - 6 pm - George Mackie Library
Tuesday, September 18, 4 pm - 6 pm - Tsawwassen Library
Wednesday, September 19, 4 pm - 6 pm - Ladner Pioneer Library
Join Kids Code Jeunesse for a fun coding project based on Dr. Dave Williams' book "To Burp or Not to Burp."  Ages 8 - 12. Visit or call the library to register.

Science Discovery Storytime (Science Literacy Week)
Tuesday, September 18, 10:30 am - 11 am - George Mackie Library
Friday, September 21, 10:30 am - 11 am - George Mackie Library
Discover the magic of science through interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more.  Storytime prepares children to learn to read. 

Virtual Science
Friday, September 21, 12 pm – 4 pm (15 minute time slots) - George Mackie Library
Experience the thrill of virtual reality (VR) at the library!  Put on the HTC VIVE goggles and discover science in a whole new way. Choose fromour exciting science-themed game menu including astronomical adventures and medical marvels. Ages 10+ (and minimum 48" tall). Reserve your spot online. Minors must bring signed waiver in order to play.  VR is an immersive computer-generated, three-dimensional interactive environment. Wearing the HTC VIVE goggles, headphones, and holding motion controllers, participants will be able to move freely around a 10x10 space and try out a mix of virtual games as well as educational experiences.

Please Note:
  • Participants must arrive 10 minutes prior to their registered timeslot to get set up for play.
  • Timeslots may not be guaranteed for those who arrive late.
  • This program is intended for those ages 10+ or 48"+ tall.
  • Participants must read and sign a waiver. Parents/guardians must sign the waiver for minors.
  • Participants play at their own risk.
  • Registration for this listing is for one player only.

Family Science Extravaganza (Science Literacy Week)
Friday, September 21, 2 pm - 4 pm - Ladner Pioneer Library
Bring the whole family out for an afternoon of fun science activities including: Make Your Own Slime, Cell-fie Station (Green Screen), Build with Keva Blocks, and more!  All ages welcome. No registration required. 

CHILDREN - CULTURE DAYS (September 28 – 30, 2018)

Origami Madness (Culture Days)
Thursday, September 27, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Ladner Pioneer Library
Celebrate Culture Days and learn the ancient art of paper folding.  All ages welcome. 

Culture Days Storytime
Friday, September 28, 10:30 am - 11 am - George Mackie Library
Join us to celebrate Culture Days with a special arts and culture themed storytime.  Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more.  Storytime prepares children to learn to read. 

TEENS


Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
First Thursday of the month, September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - George Mackie Library
TAG is a group of committed teens (ages 13 – 19) who volunteer their time and energy to help staff develop teen-oriented programs and assist at library events; and, act as library representatives in North Delta’s teen community.  Membership is a resume booster and helps earn volunteer hours.  There is time to socialize and plan.  Did we mention that there is free food?  If interested, fill out an application form and drop it off at the library!

Teen Night:  Pizza & Games
Fourth Tuesday of the month, September 25, November 27, 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.

EVERYONE


Dungeon Master Panel Discussion

Thursday, September 6, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pmTsawwassen Library
Want to learn some tips to help you be a great Dungeon Master?  Do you have some burning "what if" questions? Are you interested in starting your own Dungeons & Dragons game? Are you a new player who wants to learn more about this fantastic game?  Join us for a Q & A for Dungeon Masters, future DMs and Players.  DM extraordinaire Dave, from Dave's Pop Culture, and his crew of Master Dungeon Masters will be on hand to answer your D&D questions and to share their insights about how to run and play a great game.  Can't make it?  This event will be filmed, so please submit your questions to our Facebook Event Page!

Virtual Science (Science Literacy Week)

Friday, September 21, 12 pm – 4 pm (15 minute time slots) - George Mackie Library
Experience the thrill of virtual reality (VR) at the library!  Put on the HTC VIVE goggles and discover science in a whole new ay. Choose fromour exciting science-themed game menu including astronomical adventures and medical marvels. Ages 10+ (and minimum 48" tall) . Reserve your spot online. Minors must bring signed waiver in order to play.  VR is an immersive computer-generated, three-dimensional interactive environment. Wearing the HTC VIVE goggles, headphones, and holding motion controllers, participants will be able to move freely around a 10x10 space and try out a mix of virtual games as well as educational experiences.

Please Note:
  • Participants must arrive 10 minutes prior to their registered timeslot to get set up for play.
  • Timeslots may not be guaranteed for those who arrive late.
  • This program is intended for those ages 10+ or 48"+ tall.
  • Participants must read and sign a waiver. Parents/guardians must sign the waiver for minors.
  • Participants play at their own risk.
  • Registration for this listing is for one player only.

Art @ the Library presents: Jarnail Singh
Saturday, September 22, 1 pm - 3 pm
Experience the art of Canadian artist Jarnail Singh, recognized as "Surrey Civic Treasure" by the City of Surrey in 2008.  For the last 40 years, Jarnail has been a freelance artist.  He paints people, landscapes, anything and everything that touches him and inspires him.  An experienced illustrator and designer, his paintings are in many prominent public and private collections worldwide.  His work will be on display until November 22.

ADULTS


Book A Librarian
By Appointment – All Libraries
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.

Book A Librarian in Punjabi and Hindi
By Appointment - George Mackie Library
Learn how to download books from the library, find what you need on the library website, research and learn using the library's computer-based services, what books you might like based on your interests, basic internet and basic computer.  Book your personalized 30-minute session by phone or in person.

Book Clubs - Afternoon
2nd Thursday of the month, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Tsawwassen Library
3rd Thursday of the month, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20, 2 pm - 4 pm - Ladner Pioneer Library
4th Thursday of the month, September 27, October 25, November 22, December 27, 1 pm - 2:30 pm - George Mackie Library
Join us to discuss books in a casual setting.  New members are welcome.  Books are provided.

Book Clubs - Evening
2nd Tuesday of the month, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11, 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm - George Mackie Library
2nd Thursday of the month, Sep 13, Oct 11, Nov 8, Dec 13, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Tsawwassen Library
4th Mondays, September 24, October 22, November 26, 7 pm - 9 pm - Ladner Pioneer Library
Join us to discuss books in a casual setting.  New members are welcome.  Books are provided.

Conversation Circle: Practice Your English
Wednesdays, September 12 - December 12, 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.

ESL Book Club
Tuesdays, September 11 - December 4, 1:45 pm - 2:45 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.

Knit & Stitch

Mondays, September 10 - December 17, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Ladner Pioneer Library
Wednesdays, September 5 - December 19, 7 pm - 8:00 pm - Tsawwassen Library
Fridays, September 14 - December 28, 2 pm - 3 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.

Mah Jong Meet-Up
Mondays, September 10 - December 17, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Tsawwassen Library
Fridays, September 14 - December 14, 10 am - 12 pm - Ladner Pioneer Library
Looking for a fun activity to play with others? Mah Jong has been a popular pastime for centuries, first played in China during the Qing Dynasty. Similar to Rummy, this game uses tiles and involves skill, strategy, and a bit of chance. Join our members for weekly games at the library (American rules)! If you have your own game set, please feel free to bring it with you.

News and Views
2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, September 11, 25, October 9, 23, November 13, 27, December 11 (except December 25), 10:30 pm - 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.

Next Chapter Book Club
Tuesdays, September 18 - December 11, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm - Ladner Pioneer Library
Wednesdays, September 12 - December 5, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - George Mackie Library
The Next Chapter Book Club offers a weekly opportunity for adults with developmental disabilities to read and learn together, talk about books, make friends, and have fun in a relaxed community setting.

Poetry Night in Punjabi
3rd Tuesday of the month, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18, 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.  In collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch – Vancouver.

Practice English and Learn Skills for the Canadian Workplace

Wednesdays and Saturdays, September 26 – December 22 , 2 pm – 4:30 pmGeorge Mackie Library
Meet at the library twice a week to practice English, learn workplace vocabulary, become familiar with the Canadian labour market and develop networking skills.  Each session includes tips and assistance with resume writing, job search skills, websites and Canadian workplace expectations.  Taught by a TESOL-certified and experienced teacher, this program is being offered in partnership with Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society. Bonus: PICS refers students, if interested, to further education at local colleges or universities. To register, call 604-596-7722 or drop in at the library.

Practice English at the Library
Every Wednesday, September 5 - December 19, 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.

Settlement Workers (Punjabi/English)
Alternate Tuesdays, September 11, 25, October 9, 23, November 6, 20, December 4, 18, 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.

Spanish Conversation Circle
Alternate Tuesdays, September 4, 18 October 2, 16, 30, November 13, 27, 7 pm - 8:30 pm - Tsawwassen Library
Alternate Tuesdays, September 11 - December 18, 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.

TED Talks Discussion Group

1st & 3rd Tuesday of month, September 18, October 2, 16, November 6, 20, December 4, 18, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm - Tsawwassen Library
Do you enjoy TED Talks? This group watches pre-selected TED Talks and an open discussion follows.  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.

Ukulele Jam
3rd Thursday of the month, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20, 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.

Wired Wednesdays
Wednesdays, September 12 - November 14, 9:15 am - 10:00 am - Tsawwassen Library
Get comfortable using the Internet. This drop-in, hands-on class is open to everyone.

Writers' Group
2nd & 4th Thursday of month, September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, 22, December 13, 10:30 am - 12:00 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.