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PROGRAMS, EVENTS AND SERVICES • MAY – AUGUST 2014

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SUMMER READING CLUBS • ENTERTAINMENT • ACTIVITIES • AND MORE! CELEBRATE

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WELCOME to the Fraser Valley Regional Library summer program guide. This guide provides a comprehensive look at the programs and services offered by FVRL and features season highlights. Visit us in-person or online this summer to take advantage of the many reading, learning, and playing opportunities available at the library – all free!

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ome call it muse, some call it inspiration; we call it your inner artist! You know — the inner creativity that gives you that brilliant insight just when you need it. Our capacity to create is unlimited; we are artists in everything we do! We all would like to bottle the good points of our inner artists so we can keep that muse singing our song all day long. Perhaps it can’t be bottled, but there are ways to get in touch with your inner artist and to make it work for you.

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Whether you’re well acquainted with your inner artist or you are just a dormant dabbler — we’re here to help! Your FVRL card opens the door to an abundance of free resources to awaken the artist within, including over 1.3 million items, programs for all ages, information services, digital content, world languages collection, and more! Whatever you need, our friendly staff is here to help. We invite you to spend some time with us this summer and celebrate your inner artist!

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DARLENE ALLISON was born in Manitoba and is a member of

the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation. Darlene is a self-taught artist who has been creating art in many forms for over 35 years. She is skilled in drawing, painting and sculpture, but her focus for the past 14 years has been on carving alabasters and soap stones, some of which she gathered herself from mountains right here in BC. All of Darlene’s imaginative pieces are one of a kind works of art, and she has sold them to private collectors locally, and as far away as Australia. Darlene’s Legacy sculpture as Ridge Meadows Artist in Residence “Cherish the Day” is located in Maple Ridge’s City Hall. Darlene will be demonstrating her soapstone carving at our libraries and interacting with people of all ages!

FVRL ABORIGINAL ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month at FVRL! Throughout the month of June, FVRL is proud to welcome artists Darlene Allison and Jay Havens to many of our libraries. Darlene and Jay will be spending their days working on their art, chatting with the public, and presenting programs to registered groups of all ages! Please contact your library for more information and detailed schedules of each artist’s visit to your library.

JAY HAVENS

is an interdisciplinary artist working in the fields of visual arts, mural making and scenography (stage design and production). He is a proud descendant of the Haudenosaunee Mohawk Nation on his mother’s side and of Euro-Canadian roots on his father’s. A long-time resident of Fraser Valley, Jay currently spends his days working as a freelance designer, artist in residence, and instructor for several universities, school districts and production companies throughout the Lower Mainland. Much of his work examines stories and the ways in which stories can be told visually to act as communicators between cultures. Jay is a master’s candidate at Emily Carr University where he is researching Canadian Aboriginality, visual narrative and engaging communities through storytelling. Jay will be demonstrating his art at our libraries, and interacting with people of all ages!

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FUNNY BUSINESS

a summer reading club for everyone! It’s time to chuckle, chortle, and laugh your way to the library to join the

2014 SUMMER READING CLUB! READ TO ME (0 TO PRESCHOOL) Little ones get stickers, prizes and medals. Keep track of the reading you do with your child.

KIDS (GRADES K TO 6) Join the SRC and get a hilarious reading record designed by BC illustrator Jeremy Tankard. Win prizes, see awesome shows, and earn a medal. Just read every day!

TEENS (GRADES 7 TO 12) Pick up reading record. Read. Enter to win prizes. Repeat and win more prizes. It doesn’t get much simpler than that!

ADULTS (EVERYONE ELSE) Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Enter draws for every seven days of reading. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY TO JOIN.

Sign up starts in June and continues throughout the summer.

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SUMMER READING TIPS

Reading is a great summer activity for kids and their parents. Make it a joint adventure! Here are some ideas to get your child excited about reading while school is out:

5. Join a Summer Reading Club at the library. From babies to kids, and teens to adults, FVRL has a Summer Reading Club for everyone and joining is free! Check the rest of this guide for special summer reading activities and events.

1. Read aloud together with your child every day. Get out into nature and read outdoors on the front steps, patio, at the beach or park. Also, let your children read to you. For younger children, point out the relationship between words and sounds.

6. Ease disappointment over summer separation from a favourite school friend by encouraging them to become pen pals. Present both children with postcards or envelopes that are already addressed and stamped. If both children have access to the Internet, email is another option.

2. Set a good example! Let your kids catch you reading! Keep lots of reading material around the house. Set aside time to turn off the TV and have everyone relax with a good book. 3. Read the same book your child is reading and discuss it. This is a great way to develop habits of the mind and build capacity for thought and insight. 4. Let kids choose what they want to read. Kids who can choose their own books are more likely to enjoy reading and make it a regular habit.

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7. Make trips a way to encourage reading by reading aloud traffic signs, billboards, notices. Show your children how to read a map, and once you are on the road, let them take turns being the navigator. 8. Encourage children to keep a summer scrapbook. Tape in souvenirs of your family’s summer activities picture postcards, ticket stubs, photos. Have your children write the captions and read them aloud as you look at the book together.

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SUMMER READING CLUB BC MOBILE DAIRY CLASSROOM The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform! Contact your library for registration details. • Abbotsford Community Library

• Maple Ridge Public Library

• Agassiz Library

• Mission Library

• Clearbrook Library

• Sardis Library

• George Mackie Library

• Terry Fox Library

• Hope Library

• White Rock Library

• Ladner Pioneer Library

• Yarrow Library

MAGICIAN ANDREW DALZIEL Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer. Contact your library for registration details. • Abbotsford Community Library

• George Mackie Library

• Pitt Meadows Public Library

• Agassiz Library

• Hope Library

• Sardis Library

• Aldergrove Library

• Ladner Pioneer Library

• Terry Fox Library

• Brookswood Library

• Maple Ridge Public Library

• Tsawwassen Library

• Chilliwack Library

• Mission Library

• Walnut Grove Library

• City of Langley Library

• Mount Lehman Library

• White Rock Library

• Clearbrook Library

• Muriel Arnason Library

• Yarrow Library

• Fort Langley Library

• Murrayville Library

PURPLE PIRATE Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer! Contact your library for registration details.

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• Abbotsford Community Library

• Ladner Pioneer Library

• Aldergrove Library

• Maple Ridge Public Library

• Brookswood Library

• Mission Library

• Chilliwack Library

• Muriel Arnason Library

• City of Langley Library

• Murrayville Library

• Clearbrook Library

• Pitt Meadows Public Library

• George Mackie Library

• Sardis Library

• Hope Library

• Terry Fox Library

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• Tsawwassen Library • Walnut Grove Library • White Rock Library • Yarrow Library

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SUMMER READING CLUB SECOND STOREY THEATRE Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a one-of-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-ownadventure book that is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+. Contact your library for registration details. • Abbotsford Community Library

• George Mackie Library

• Pitt Meadows Public Library

• Agassiz Library

• Hope Library

• Sardis Library

• Aldergrove Library

• Ladner Pioneer Library

• Terry Fox Library

• Brookswood Library

• Maple Ridge Public Library

• Tsawwassen Library

• Chilliwack Library

• Mission Library

• Walnut Grove Library

• City of Langley Library

• Muriel Arnason Library

• White Rock Library

• Clearbrook Library

• Murrayville Library

UZUME TAIKO Experience the heart-stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums combined with beautiful flute melodies and storytelling. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko. Contact your library for registration details. • Abbotsford Community Library

• Fort Langley Library

• Muriel Arnason Library

• Aldergrove Library

• George Mackie Library

• Terry Fox Library

• Brookswood Library

• Ladner Pioneer Library

• Tsawwassen Library

• City of Langley Library

• Mission Library

• Walnut Grove Library

• Clearbrook Library Performances at these libraries are part of Summer Reading Club Wind-Up: • Agassiz Library • Chilliwack Library • Hope Library • Maple Ridge Public Library • Pitt Meadows Public Library • Sardis Library • White Rock Library • Yarrow Library

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THE GRATEFUL EXECUTOR Join Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor for a program all about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Kevin will discuss the role of the executor, as well as the pros and cons of joint ownership. You’ll also learn about probate, capital gains issues and how to do pre-planning. There will be useful handouts and time for questions! • Abbotsford Community Library

• Mission Library

• Agassiz Library

• Sardis Library

• Chilliwack Library

• Terry Fox Library

• City of Langley Library

• Walnut Grove Library

• Hope Library

• White Rock Library

• Maple Ridge Public Library

EXECUTOR READING LIST: Choosing An Executor, Being An Executor By Gayla Reid

The Executor’s Handbook By Jennifer A. Greenan

You Can’t Take It With You: Common Sense Estate Planning for Canadians By Sandra E. Foster (book and ebook formats) So You’ve Been Appointed Executor By Tom Carter

When I Die: Financial Planning for Life and Death By Garry R. Duncan

The Family War: Winning the Inheritance Battle By Jordan M. Atin

Estate Planning for the Blended Family By L. Paul Hood, Jr.

Canadian Guide to Will and Estate Planning By Douglas A. Gray

The 50 Biggest Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them By Jean Blacklock

Wills & Estates for Canadians for Dummies By Margaret Helen Kerr

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PROGRAM LISTINGS LIBRARY Abbotsford Community Library Agassiz Library Aldergrove Library Boston Bar Library Brookswood Library Chilliwack Library City of Langley Library Clearbrook Library Fort Langley Library George Mackie Library Hope Library Ladner Pioneer Library Maple Ridge Public Library Mission Library Mount Lehman Library Muriel Arnason Library Murrayville Library Pitt Meadows Public Library Sardis Library Terry Fox Library Tsawwassen Library Walnut Grove Library White Rock Library Yale Library Yarrow Library

REGION Abbotsford Agassiz The Langleys Boston Bar The Langleys Chilliwack The Langleys Abbotsford The Langleys Delta Hope Delta Maple Ridge Mission Abbotsford The Langleys The Langleys Pitt Meadows Chilliwack Port Coquitlam Delta The Langleys White Rock Yale Chilliwack

PAGES 10 – 13 14 – 17 35 – 44 18 35 – 44 19 – 25 35 – 44 10 – 13 35 – 44 26 – 31 32 – 34 26 – 31 45 – 49 50 – 53 10 – 13 35 – 44 35 – 44 54 – 55 19 – 25 56 – 59 26 – 31 35 – 44 60 – 62 63 – 64 19 – 25

HOW TO REGISTER

FVRL programs are offered free of charge. Please refer to program listings. Unless otherwise noted, programs are offered on a drop-in basis. For other programs, registration is appreciated. To reserve your place for a registered program, please contact the library where the program is taking place. Visit the library in person or contact us by phone.

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ABBOTSFORD ABBOTSFORD COMMUNITY LIBRARY 33355 Bevan Avenue Abbotsford, bc v2s 0e7 Phone 604-853-1753 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens • Clearbrook Library Saturday, Jun 14 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Jay Havens. See page 3 for details.

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Darlene Allison

CLEARBROOK LIBRARY

• Abbotsford Community Library Friday, Jun 20 10 am – 5 pm

32320 George Ferguson Way Abbotsford, bc v2t 6n4 Phone 604-859-7814

Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Darlene Allison. See page 3 for details.

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MOUNT LEHMAN LIBRARY 5875 Mt. Lehman Road Abbotsford, bc v4x 1v5 Phone 604-856-4988 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

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Friends of the Abbotsford Libraries Our library volunteers meet on the first Tuesday of May and June at 1 pm in the Clearbrook Library, and then take a well-deserved break in July and August. Their meetings resume on Tuesday, September 2 at 1 pm at Clearbrook Library. If you have an hour or two each month to give to your library, join this enthusiastic group.

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Oh Canada! • Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Jul 1  1 pm – 5 pm Visit the FVRL tent at Rotary Stadium during Abbotsford’s Canada Day celebration for fun games and Summer Reading Club sign-up! Take in all the Canada Day events, from the Parade through Abbotsford’s streets in the morning, to activities and entertainment at the Stadium in the afternoon and evening, culminating with spectacular fireworks. Wear red and white and celebrate Canada’s birthday with us!

Welcome Summer Bash with Magician Andrew Dalziel • Clearbrook Library Saturday, Jul 5 12 pm – 2:45 pm School’s out! Let’s celebrate with sidewalk chalk, watermelon, a bouncy castle, parachute games and surprises galore. At 2 pm, magician Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon entertain with their own special brand of fun and energetic magic, which is sure to bring laughter to your summer. Welcome the long and lazy days of summer with us! Thank you to the Abbotsford Early Childhood Committee for partnering with Clearbrook Library for this event.

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ABBOTSFORD EVERYONE

ADULTS

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom

Poetry Night with the MSA Poets Potpourri Society

• Abbotsford Community Library Monday, Jul 14  2 pm – 2:45 pm • Clearbrook Library Friday, Jul 18 10:30 am – 11:15 am The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform!

Knit One, Knit All! • Mount Lehman Library Thursdays, 2 pm – 4 pm Knit and socialize with old friends and new at the library.

TAG Tea Party — Everyone’s Invited! • Clearbrook Library Sunday, Aug 10 12 pm – 3 pm Drop in to this outdoor tea party, hosted by Clearbrook Library’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Tea and little snacks will be served with music to enjoy — all under the summer sun. Bring your whole family or make a date with friends to meet in front of the library for a relaxing break. A small donation to the TAG volunteer program would be appreciated. Join us indoors in the event of inclement weather. For more information call 604-859-7814 ext 229.

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Grateful Executor • Abbotsford Community Library Thursday, May 15 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• Clearbrook Library Mondays, May 5, Jun 2 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor for a program all about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Kevin will discuss the role of the executor, as well as the pros and cons of joint ownership. You’ll also learn about probate, capital gains issues and how to do pre-planning. There will be useful handouts and time for questions! Registration appreciated.

Enjoy a poetic evening with the Matsqui-Sumas-Abbotsford Poets Potpourri Society. Read your own poems, listen to fellow poets, and share the company of those who appreciate this distinctive literary style. For more information about the society, its happenings and projects, visit www.poetspotpourrisociety.com.

Abbotsford W.I.N.O.S. (Women In Need Of Sanity) Book Club

Trudy Beyak: Investigative Journalist and Author • Abbotsford Community Library Wednesday, May 7 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• Abbotsford Community Library Tuesdays, May 20, Jun 17 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Local, award-winning journalist, Trudy Beyak, interviewed 50 leaders of faith about the nature of God. Her global investigation resulted in the book, The Mother Heart of God, Unveiling the Mystery of the Father’s Maternal Love. Find out how she used her investigative skills to gain insight into God’s masculine and feminine natures. Registration appreciated.

Join this fun book club to socialize and discuss books with other women who love to read. For more information check out Facebook at Abbotsford W.I.N.O.S. (Women In Need Of Sanity) Book Club.

One-on-One Basic Internet or eBook Help Need help setting up an email account, formatting a Word document or downloading an eBook? Sign up for a free half-hour session to get you started. Phone Clearbrook Library at 604-859-7814 extension 224 or Abbotsford Community Library at 604-853-1753 to make an appointment.

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ABBOTSFORD TEENS Teens and Tweens Games Day • Clearbrook Library Thursday, Aug 14, 1 pm – 3 pm Hang out with friends and enjoy some tasty and entertaining fun with board games, card games and free food. Register by August 12 in the Children’s and Teens Department.

KIDS Babytime

Storytime

Wacky Wednesday

• Abbotsford Community Library Thursdays, May 1 – 22 10:30 am – 11 am

• Abbotsford Community Library Wednesdays, May 7 – Jun 25 10:30 am – 11 am

• Abbotsford Community Library Wednesdays, Jul 2 – 30 10:30 am – 11 am

• Clearbrook Library Wednesdays, Jun 4 – 25 11:30 am – 12 pm

• Clearbrook Library Thursdays, May 1 – Jun 26 10:30 am – 11 am

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills—enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

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.

A little bit of this and a little bit of that: stories, singing, crafts, dancing, puppets—and lots of fun, wackiness, and laughter for kids of all ages and stages!

Mumble Jumble Mornings • Clearbrook Library Thursdays, Jul 3 – 24 10:30 am – 11 am Join us for a jumble of morning fun! There will be stories, songs, spectacular puppetry and sensational crafts.

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Magician Andrew Dalziel • Mount Lehman Library Wednesday, Jul 9 2 pm – 2:45 pm • Abbotsford Community Library Saturday, Jul 12 11 am – 11:45 am Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun and energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer.

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ABBOTSFORD KIDS Pyjama Storytime

Second Storey Theatre

Purple Pirate

• Clearbrook Library Tuesdays, Jul 15, Aug 19 7 pm – 7:30 pm

• Clearbrook Library Tuesday, Jul 22 11 am – 11:45 am

• Clearbrook Library Wednesday, Aug 6 10:30 am – 11:15 am

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.

• Abbotsford Community Library Monday, Jul 28 2 pm – 2:45 pm

• Abbotsford Community Library Monday, Aug 11 2 pm – 2:45 pm

Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a one-of-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book that is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+.

Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer!

Uzume Taiko • Clearbrook Library Saturday, Aug 23 10:30 am – 11:15 am • Abbotsford Community Library Monday, Aug 25 2 pm – 2:45 pm

Pet Parade — For You and Your Stuffie! • Clearbrook Library Monday, Aug 11, 11 am – 11:45 am Bring your favourite stuffie on an outing to the library for a treat of stories, games and the stuffed animal parade! This program is great for kids and stuffies of all ages. Join us for a fun outdoor adventure. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll celebrate inside.

Experience the heart-stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums combined with beautiful flute melodies and storytelling. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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AGASSIZ AGASSIZ LIBRARY

EVERYONE

Serving the residents of the District of Kent and the Village of Harrison Hot Springs.

Safety and Development Fair

7140 Cheam Ave Agassiz, bc v0m 1a0 Phone 604-796-9510 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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• Harrison Memorial Hall Tuesday, May 20 12 pm – 2 pm This years Safety & Development Fair is better than ever! It will be full of information to help you grow a happy, healthy child. As well, enjoy a storytime with Crackle, the bouncy castle, snacks and some active games. This event is geared towards young children, but all brothers and sisters are welcome. It is a great outing that will send you home feeling ready to tackle parenthood! Brought to you by your Agassiz Library and partners: Agassiz-Harrison Early Years Committee and Success By Six

Happy Birthday Canada There’s Nothing Like Us! Limerick Contest • Agassiz Library Sunday, Jun 1 – Friday, Jun 27 Moose are big, maple leaves are red, we don’t say ‘zee’ we say it ‘zed.’ What is Canadian? There are lots of definitions, but we can have a chuckle at ourselves. We are doing the Great Canadian Limerick Contest, and the winning entries will be read at our local Canada Day celebration. Join the fun and bring your original five-line Canadian limerick to the library and enter. Try for the fame of being a poet and the fortune of winning a great big bag of library goodies. Deadline for entries is Friday, June 27.

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens A Summer Extravaganza: Living Waters • Agassiz Library Thursday, Jul 31, 11 am – 3 pm The award-winning Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan, presented by BC Hydro, will make a splash in Agassiz with live animals from the coast of of British Columbia. Touch a sea star, examine the intricacies of a sea urchin, and be amazed by the wonders of the marine world. This visit is sponsored by the Agassiz Library Society: Friends of the Library, who believe the library is the heart of the community.

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• Agassiz Library Tuesday, Jun 10 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Jay Havens. See page 3 for details.

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AGASSIZ EVERYONE Friends of the Library: Agassiz Library Society Boot Sale • Agassiz Library Saturday, Aug 23, 9 am – 3 pm August is ’Boot Sale’ month. Yes, that’s boot sale, not book sale! It was such a good time, we are doing it again. Save up your treasures and be part of a great summer day at your library. For $15 you get a parking spot, the perfect way to clean some closets and sell your junk... or treasures! On hand will be a coffee and muffin hut, BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches and yes, Virginia, there will be lots of books for sale too! All money raised goes to Agassiz Library special programs for kids in Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs. Registration required.

ADULTS Know-It-All Trivia Quiz Night • Agassiz Library Friday, May 2 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm What’s fun, has great prizes, gives you a chance at fame, and lets you support some fundraising for one of your favourite places? The Annual Know-It-All Trivia Quiz Night, that’s what! Get your friends together and book a table or come as a rogue trivia expert and we will find you a team. Enjoy a good time, great refreshments and the chance at winning the fabulous gift baskets being raffled off during the evening. Tickets are $12 per person. All money raised goes to support the Vancouver Aquarium AquaVan visit this summer. Registration required.

Grateful Executor • Agassiz Library Wednesday, May 28, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor for a program all about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Kevin will discuss the role of the executor, as well as the pros and cons of joint ownership. You’ll also learn about probate, capital gains issues and how to do pre-planning. There will be useful handouts and time for questions!

Friends of the Library: Agassiz Library Society • Agassiz Library Last Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm – 8 pm Agassiz Library Society: Friends of the Library is a great place to put your volunteer time if you are a lover of books, libraries and friends! This group gathers to raise awareness and funds for our local Agassiz Library. Their past activities have provided the means to offer unique programs for children in our community. Ask at your library on how to join.

Summer is eReading and AudiobookTime! • Agassiz Library Tuesday, Jun 24, 7 pm – 8 pm Saturday, Jun 28, 11 am – 12 pm Whether you are traveling, beaching, or back yarding, your eReader, tablet, or smart phone is a great addition to your book bag. We’ll teach you how to use your device to access the library’s great eBook or audiobook collection. Try it, you’ll think it’s the coolest thing since air conditioning! Registration appreciated.

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AGASSIZ ADULTS Adult Summer Reading Club: Early Bird Registration • Agassiz Library Tuesday, Jul 1 – Saturday, Jul 5 Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Enter draws for every seven days of reading. The more you read, the more chances you have to win. Sign up during the first week for a chance to win a mini-library of funny reads, check out the displays for some good reads, and try your hand at the adult Candy Count contest. Come in and show the kids how it’s done!

FitLit— Read-io-Activity: Library & Fitness Centre in Kahoots • Agassiz Library Tuesday, Jul 1 – Saturday, Aug 30 FitLit is back! Books and exercise really do go together. It’s all in your ears, so bring your earphones and get ready to try something new. A great selection of audiobooks awaits you at the Fitness Centre. Pick one, plug in and get busy! You will love the results - exercising is easier when you are distracted by listening to a good book. Add a bookmark to your audiobook and it will be kept at the Fitness Centre ready for your next work out. We’ll supply the audiobooks, you supply the headphones.

Book Club: Hooked on Books Takes to the Streets • Agassiz Library Thursdays, Jul 3 – Aug 21 10 am – 8 pm We don’t quit book club just because its summer. Read or listen to an audiobook while you travel, garden, walk, or just sit with your eyes closed in the sunshine! For something different in a book club, try out an audiobook from our summer selection, then meet for lemonade in the library to enjoy our usual lively discussions. The audiobook will be available to pick up any time on July 3 or after. You supply the headphones, we supply the rest!

KIDS Storytimes at the Fun Spot Kid-Gardeners: Yes We Can!

• Agassiz Library Tuesdays, Jul 8 – Aug 26 1:30 pm – 2 pm

• Agassiz Library Wednesday, May 14, 10 am – 11 am In a box, in the ground, on a hill, on a sill — you will see all kinds of gardening and fruits and vegetables galore in Ann Alma’s new book, Kids That Grow Their Own Food. Ann returns to the Fraser Valley to share her latest book, done with the help of some BC kids. Ann was born in Holland, has been a world traveler, a teacher, and an author — but has always been a gardener. Registration appreciated.

Agassiz Library’s Queen Terrill and Prince Crackle the library crow will add some storytime action to the “Fun Spot”. Join them, and Summer Fun Guy, Skylar, for wild and crazy summer games, crafts and more! For more information call library or the Fitness Centre at 604-796-8891.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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AGASSIZ KIDS FUNNY BUSINESS! 2014 SUMMER READING CLUB Early Bird Registration

Second Storey Theatre

• Agassiz Library Tuesday, Jun 24 – Saturday, Jun 28

• Pioneer Park Wednesday, Jul 23 11 am – 11:45 am

It’s no joke! Sign up early, and you might win a cool prize. Come in this week, sign up and take a balloon home. Get your first look at the Candy Count jar, tell us your best joke and get ready for the best Summer Reading Club ever!

Magician Andrew Dalziel • Agassiz Library Thursday, Jul 3 2 pm – 2:45 pm Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer.

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom • Agassiz Library Thursday, Jul 17 2 pm – 2:45 pm The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform!

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Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a one of a kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a chooseyour-own-adventure book that is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+.

What Does the Fox Say? • Spirit Square, Harrison Hot Springs Wednesday, Aug 13 11 am – 12:30 pm There will be tons of fun with this event which has Agassiz Library joining forces for some huge funny business with the Storytime in the Park program. We’ll have THE song, THE fox, and we’ll make some magic along with a book to take home. Don’t miss it, maybe we’ll finally learn what that mysterious little creature says!

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It’s All Fun and Games! Carnival • Agassiz Library Friday, Aug 15 1 pm – 3 pm It’s a carnival at the library! Enjoy a bouncy castle, face painting, games, and a little bit of junk food. Join the fun, bring a friend.

Uzume Taiko • Agassiz Library Thursday, Aug 21 2 pm – 2:45 am Celebrate your summer of reading with Uzume Taiko. Pick up your SRC medal and experience the heart-­stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko.

Be a Book Reporter! • Agassiz Library Ongoing All summer long, we will find readers in the library who want to get in the news with their own book review. Others want to know what’s good to read and you can be the one to tell it like it is!

May – August 2014

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BOSTON BAR BOSTON BAR LIBRARY

EVERYONE

Box 400 Boston Bar Elementary School 47643 Old Boston Bar Road Boston Bar, bc v0k 1c0 Phone 604-867-8847

Emergency Preparedness Week

Tuesday

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Thursday

1 – 5 5:30 – 7:30

Are you prepared for a 72 hour (3 day) power outage or other extreme situation? How about fires? Find out how you can prepare for an emergency.

• Boston Bar Library Tuesday, May 6 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Celebrate Mothers’ Day!

ADULTS Boston Bar Book Club • Boston Bar Library Tuesdays, May 27, Jun 24 4 pm – 4:30 pm Join us to discuss what we’ve finished reading, and pick up the new book to read. If you’re not able to make meetings and want to be a part of this group, join us on our Facebook site under Boston Bar Library Book Club to share in our discussions. Call the library for more info.

• Boston Bar Library Thursday, May 8 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Celebrate your mother! Listen to a story, share your written piece and make a card for your Mom or special person in your life that is like a Mom to you.

Games Night • Boston Bar Library Tuesday, Jul 22 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Play games, have fun, and treat yourself to some goodies!

BC Day Celebration • Boston Bar Library Thursday, Jul 31 6 pm – 7 pm Learn more about BC, enjoy some food and join in the activities.

Making Puppets • Boston Bar Library Tuesday, Aug 12 3 pm – 5 pm Help us create puppets! Let’s see how creative you can be!

National Aboriginal Day • Boston Bar Library Thursday, Jun 19 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm National Aboriginal Day is a fun-filled day for the whole family to enjoy. Listen to stories, create some crafts, and eat bannock. Share in the celebration!

Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Party • Boston Bar Library Thursday, Aug 21 5:30 pm – 7 pm Find out who won the prizes, and enjoy some snacks and activities.

KIDS Canada Day Celebration • Boston Bar Library Thursday, Jun 26, 6 pm – 7:30 pm Join us for food, crafts and fun! Learn more about Canada through a quiz and check out the information we have to share.

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Get Creative at the Library • Boston Bar Library Thursday, Jul 10 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Help us create things using various forms of materials.

May – August 2014

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CHILLIWACK CHILLIWACK LIBRARY

EVERYONE

45860 First Avenue Chilliwack, bc v2p 7k1 Phone 604-792-1941

e-Help Desk

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• Chilliwack Library Mondays, May 5 – Aug 25 (excluding May 19, Aug 4) 2 pm – 4:30 pm Visit Chilliwack Library’s afternoon e-help desk for one-on-one help with downloading FVRL’s digital content, including eBooks, audiobooks and magazines, and using our online databases.

SARDIS LIBRARY

Film Screening— Droning of the Bombers

5819 Tyson Road Sardis, bc v2r 3r6 Phone 604-858-5503

• Chilliwack Library Tuesday, May 6 2 pm – 4 pm

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In the Netherlands, Liberation Day is celebrated each year on May 5 to mark the end of occupation by Nazi Germany in 1945. In recognition, the Chilliwack Library will show the locally written and produced 2009 film Droning of Bombers. The film tells the poignant story of Chilliwack’s Hennie Drenten-Regoczi’s family as they coped with life under German army occupation. Refreshments will be served after the screening and Ms. Drenten-Regoczi will be in attendance to answer questions. The 75 minute film is suitable for all ages and was produced at UFV by Gabriel Kirkley.

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YARROW LIBRARY 4670 Community Street Yarrow, bc v2r 5e1 Phone 604-823-4664 Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday

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Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries • Chilliwack Library Wednesdays, May 7, Jun 4 2 pm – 3 pm Join the Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries! This volunteer organization supports the library through advocacy, fundraising and assistance with various projects and programs. The Puzzle Sale, the Pet Parade and Quiz Night are all successful Friends initiatives. New friends are always welcome!

Knit and Knatter • Sardis Library Wednesdays 12 pm – 1:30 pm Pack up your yarn and head to the library! Knitting is fun, relaxing and a great way to connect across the generations. Join knitters of all ages and abilities at the Sardis Library for our warm and welcoming drop-in knitting group. Children and beginners are welcome.

Family Games Night • Sardis Library Wednesdays, May 28, Jun 25 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Bring the kids, Granny & Grandpa and join us for Family Games Nights! Challenge your neighbours to a friendly family duel over Monopoly, Pictionary or Scrabble. A variety of board games will be set up for your enjoyment.

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CHILLIWACK EVERYONE Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Darlene Allison • Chilliwack Library Monday, Jun 2 10 am – 5 pm • Sardis Library Wednesday, Jun 18 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Darlene Allison. See page 3 for details.

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Sardis Library’s 1st Birthday Party • Sardis Library Tuesday, Jun 24, 2 pm – 4 pm It’s hard to believe that Sardis Library is one year old already! Celebrate this wonderful addition to the community with cake and a festive atmosphere. Explore what your library has to offer: books, movies, music, and innovative programming.

Book Sale Blitz

Yarrow Days at Pioneer Park, Yarrow

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens

• Chilliwack Library Saturday, Jun 7 10 am – 4 pm

• Yarrow Library Saturday, Jun 7 10 am – 3 pm

• Chilliwack Library Thursday, Jun 26 10 am – 5 pm

The Friends of the Chilliwack Library invite you to a Book Sale Blitz! One day only! All books are $5 a bag (bags provided).

Yarrow Library staff will be attending the 46th Annual Yarrow Days Community Fair. Library staff would love to meet you and answer any of your questions about the library. There will also be ongoing craft tables for kids, a small book sale, and contests. Summer Reading Club information will also be available. Susan Barclay-Nichols from Chilliwack Community Services will be hosting a How’s that Made activity table for tweens and teens.

Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Jay Havens. See page 3 for details.

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Music and More • Chilliwack and Sardis Libraries Wednesdays, Jul 2 – Aug 20 This year Music and More will alternate between Chilliwack and Sardis Libraries. These weekly Wednesday events feature children’s programs followed by musical concerts. Stop by either library in June to pick up a schedule.

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CHILLIWACK ADULTS Conversation Circles Are you an adult trying to improve your spoken English? Would you like to meet new friends in the community? The Chilliwack libraries, in partnership with Chilliwack Learning Society, host free, drop-in Conversation Circles. • Chilliwack Library Mondays, May 5 – Aug 25 (excluding May 19, Aug 4), 7 pm – 8:30 pm • Sardis Library Wednesdays, May 7 – Aug 27, 7 pm – 8:30 pm • Yarrow Library Thursdays, May 8, 22, Jun 5, 19, 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Mental Silence Meditation • Sardis Library Mondays, May 5 – Aug 25 (excluding May 19, Jun 16, 23, 30, Aug 4) 7 pm – 8 pm Mental Silence is the experience of inner silence which brings a peaceful and clearer awareness. It is easy to learn with the guidance of Sergiy Fadyeyev and can generate significant results quickly. Mental Silence can reduce stress and have a profound balancing effect on physical, mental and emotional dimensions, enhancing both resilience and total well being.

Mature Drivers Re-Examination • Chilliwack Library Thursday, May 8 1:30 pm – 3 pm • Yarrow Library Thursday, May 22 2 pm – 3:30 pm Do you feel it’s time to look at your driving? Has a friend or family member expressed concerns? Have you been called for re-examination? Learn how you can continue to drive safely by attending this workshop with John De Martin, driver examiner for ICBC. Review your driving, brush up on your knowledge and make a plan of action to help you stay on the road. Registration required.

The Wild McLean GangOutlaws of Early British Columbia • Chilliwack Library Saturday, May 10 2 pm – 4 pm Popular BC historian, John Mitchell returns with another exciting presentation about our province’s early beginnings. John will enthrall you with tales of the The McLean Gang, brothers Allan, Charles and Archie, as they terrorized Kamloops in the late 1870’s. Sponsored by the Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries.

Grateful Executor • Sardis Library Tuesday, May 13 7 pm – 8:30 pm • Chilliwack Library Tuesday, May 27 2 pm – 3:30 pm Join Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor for a program all about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Kevin will discuss the role of the executor, as well as the pros and cons of joint ownership. You’ll also learn about probate, capital gains issues and how to do pre-planning. There will be useful handouts and time for questions!

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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CHILLIWACK ADULTS Introduction to Estate Planning • Chilliwack Library Tuesday, May 13 7 pm – 8:30 pm Many people have not thought about what will happen if they pass away or what will happen if they become incapable of managing their own financial, legal, personal, or health care decisions. Without proper planning you could lose control over important issues, such as who receives your assets, who is responsible for your children and who manages your affairs. This presentation will provide an overview of the various estate planning options available to you. Give yourself the peace of mind in knowing you have prepared for life’s various twists and turns. Facilitator: Chilliwack Barrister and Solicitor, Chelsey D. Schwaerzle

Yarrow Library Book Club • Yarrow Library Thursdays, May 15, Jun 19 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Meet fellow book club members and discuss selected titles. Call or visit the library to learn which book is being discussed this month. Copies of the current month’s book are available at the library.

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Hiking Chilliwack • Chilliwack Library Wednesday, Jun 4, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and mighty rivers, Chilliwack offers outstanding hiking experiences right in our own backyard. Join Sam Waddington, local adventurer and owner of Mt. Waddington’s Outdoor store, as he discusses the best local trails for those new to hiking or new to Chilliwack.

Chilliwack Library Book Club • Chilliwack Library Wednesday, May 28 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join Librarian Jacquelynne Garden for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books change monthly with copies provided by the library. New members are welcome to join at any time!

Zinio Digital Magazine Collection • Chilliwack Library Thursday, Jun 5 12 pm – 3:30 pm Never miss an issue of your favourite magazine! Learn how to download complete digital editions of the magazines you love to your home computer and mobile devices. Registration required.

Adult Summer Reading Club

• 12 pm – 1:30 pm: home computer

• Chilliwack Library Jun 1 – Aug 31

• 2 pm – 3:30 pm: smart device/ tablet

• Sardis Library Jun 1 – Aug 31 • Yarrow Library Jun 1 – Aug 31 Don’t let the kids have all the fun! Enter draws for every seven days of reading. The more you read, the more chances you have to win. A grand prize will be drawn at the end of the summer for a basket of books and other goodies!

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CHILLIWACK TEENS Teen Games Night • Chilliwack Library Second Thursday of the month 5 pm – 8:30 pm Join us for a great evening of board and card games, including Apples to Apples, Escalation, Zombie Brains and more! For more information, email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net.

Genshiken • Chilliwack Library Wednesdays, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 9, 30, Aug 6, 20 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm More Japanese pop culture with Raymond! Due to the content of the media during the Japanese group, you must be at least 13 to attend. If you are in doubt, please have your parent speak to Raymond about your attendance. For more information, email Raymond at raynichols@telus.net.

Rated T for Teen • Chilliwack Library May 31, Jun 28, Jul 26, Aug 23 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm With Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Rock Band, Wii Sports, Animal Crossing, retro-gaming on the Dreamcast and the One Quarter Challenge, you bring your A-Game and we bring the rest. Bring your Nintendo DS for multiplayer mayhem. For more information email Raymond at raynichols@telus.net or search for “Rated T for Teen” on Facebook to join our group and get updates!

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How’s That Made? • Chilliwack Library Thursdays, May 1 – Aug 21, (except May 8, Jun 12, Jul 3, 10, Aug 14) 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Get crafty at the library! Join Susan Barclay Nichols for some fun crafts for teens and tweens. Learn to make paper crafts, fabric art, body care products, and more! For more information, email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net, call 604-799-0624, or visit her blog at www.swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com for updates on classes and copies of handouts. Registration required.

How’s That Made? (Grades 5 and Up) • Yarrow Library Tuesdays, May 6, 20, Jun 3, 17, 4 pm – 5:30 pm Tuesdays, Jul 8, 22, Aug 5, 19. 2 pm – 3:30 pm Get crafty at the library! Join Susan Barclay-Nichols from Chilliwack Community Services to make everything from paper crafts to hair and body care products. For more information, email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net, call 604-799-0624, or visit her blog at www. swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com for updates on classes and copies of handouts. Registration required.

Yarrow Youth Games Guild Cool Games!

Rated T for Teen Video Games Summer Blast Off!!

• Yarrow Library Tuesday, Jul 8 4:30 pm – 7 pm

• Yarrow Library Tuesday, Aug 5 4:30 pm – 7 pm

Join us for a great evening of board and card games and enjoy some pizza! Games include Apples to Apples, Escalation, Werewolves, Zombie Brains and more! Email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net for more info. Presented by Chilliwack Community Services in partnership with the Yarrow Library.

Play Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Rock Band, Wii Sports, Animal Crossing, retro-gaming on the Dreamcast, and the One Quarter Challenge. You bring your A-Game and we bring the rest. Bring your Nintendo DS for portable multiplayer mayhem. For more information, email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net, or search for “Rated T for Teen” on Facebook to join our group and get updates!

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CHILLIWACK KIDS Storytime

Babytime

• Sardis Library Mondays, May 5 – Jun 23 (excluding May 19) 10:30 am – 11 am

• Yarrow Library Wednesdays, May 7 – 28 10:30 am – 11 am

• Yarrow Library Tuesdays, Jul 8, 22, 29 10:30 am – 11 am 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.

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers. Registration required.

Fire Safety with the Chilliwack Fire Department • Chilliwack Library Friday, May 16 2 pm – 3 pm Join Lisa Axelson and a firefighter from the Chilliwack Fire Department for a talk about fire safety and the life of a fire fighter in Chilliwack! Be prepared to learn the best ways to keep fire safe in your home, check out the fireman’s gear and learn how to make a fire safe plan for you and your family!

LEGO Club • Sardis Library Tuesdays, May 20, Jun 17 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Kid-Gardeners: Yes We Can! • Chilliwack Library Thursday, May 15, 10:30 am – 11:30 am • Sardis Library Thursday, May 15, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm In a box, in the ground, on a hill, on a sill — you will see all kinds of gardening and fruits and vegetables galore in Ann Alma’s new book, Kids That Grow Their Own Food. Ann returns to the Fraser Valley to share her latest book, done with the help of some BC kids. Ann was born in Holland, has been a world traveler, a teacher, and an author — but has always been a gardener. Registration appreciated.

We have the LEGO, you bring your imagination! LEGO club is a fun time for kids ages 7 to 14 so come on in and join us after school. Psst—girls are welcome! Registration required.

Pyjama Storytime • Sardis Library Thursdays, May 29, Jun 26 7 pm – 7:30 pm 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.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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CHILLIWACK KIDS Magician Andrew Dalziel

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom

Purple Pirate

• Yarrow Library Tuesday, Jul 8 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

• Sardis Library Friday, Jul 18 2 pm – 2:45 pm

• Chilliwack Library Tuesday, Aug 5 2 pm – 2:45 pm

• Chilliwack Library Tuesday, Jul 8 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

• Yarrow Library Thursday, Jul 24 2 pm – 3 pm

• Sardis Library Wednesday, Aug 6 1 pm – 1:45 pm

• Sardis Library Thursday, Jul 10 2 pm – 2:45 pm

The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform!

• Yarrow Library Wednesday, Aug 6 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer.

Storytime in the Park • Chilliwack Library Tuesdays, Jul 8 – Aug 26 10:30 am – 11 am It’s summertime so anything goes! Books, music, rhymes, performers, games...who knows what might happen at Storytime in the Park?! (Salish Park, behind the library) If the weather is frightful, storytime will take place inside.

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Second Storey Theatre

Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer!

• Sardis Library Wednesday, Jul 23 4 pm – 4:45 pm

Summer Reading Club Wind Up with Uzume Taiko

• Chilliwack Library Tuesday, Jul 29 10:30 am – 11:15 am

• Chilliwack Library Tuesday, Aug 19 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a one of a kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+.

• Yarrow Library Tuesday, Aug 19 2 pm – 2:45 pm

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• Sardis Library Friday, Aug 22 2 pm – 2:45 pm Celebrate your summer of reading with Uzume Taiko. Pick up your SRC medal (Yarrow only) and experience the heart­stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko.

May – August 2014

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DELTA GEORGE MACKIE LIBRARY 8440 112 Street Delta, bc v4c 4w9 Phone 604-594-8155 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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EVERYONE On Location with the Delta Libraries We’ll be at the following events! Check out our library booth for games, prizes, displays, and storytimes. • Sunday, May 25: May Days at Memorial Park • Sunday, Jun 22: North Delta Family Day • Tuesday, Jul 1: Canada Day on Delta Street • Friday, Jul 4: Tour de Delta, North Delta Criterium • Sunday, Jul 6: Tour de Delta, White Spot/Delta UCI 1.2 Road • Saturday, Aug 16: Starry Nights at Deas Island Park

LADNER PIONEER LIBRARY 4683 51 Street Delta, bc v4k 2v8 Phone 604-946-6215 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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TSAWWASSEN LIBRARY 1321 a 56 Street Delta, bc v4l 2a6 Phone 604-943-2271 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Shred-a-Thon: A Friends’ Fundraising Event • Tsawwassen Library Saturday, May 3 10 am – 2 pm Join us for the 2nd Annual Shreda-Thon fundraiser sponsored by the Delta Friends of the Library. By making a donation, FVRL customers and community members can have their documents shredded onsite, just outside the Tsawwassen Library entrance, by Shred-it. Your donation will directly benefit your local library. Income Tax receipts given for donations over $20.

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Why Birds Matter • Tsawwassen Library Tuesday, May 6 7 pm – 8:30 pm International Migratory Bird Day in May celebrates and brings attention to bird migration, one of the most important and spectacular events in Delta. Join Ursula Easterbrook to celebrate this event with a slide show, talk and music.

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DELTA EVERYONE

ADULTS

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Darlene Allison

Conversation Circles: Practice Your English

Ask an Expert — One on One Instructions

• Ladner Pioneer Library Saturday, Jun 7 10 am – 5 pm

• George Mackie Library Thursdays, May 1 – Jun 19 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• George Mackie Library By appointment

• George Mackie Library Wednesday, Jun 11 10 am – 5 pm

Practice your English and meet people in a friendly, relaxed environment. There will be guided weekly discussions and activities on everyday topics.

• Tsawwassen Library Friday, Jun 13 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Darlene Allison. See page 3 for details.

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens • Ladner Pioneer Library Tuesday, Jun 17 10 am – 5 pm • Tsawwassen Library Saturday, Jun 21 10 am – 5 pm

Digital Demos • George Mackie Library Thursdays, May 1 – Jun 26 By appointment 2 pm – 3 pm New to eBooks and not sure where to start? The library can help! Learn about the library’s free eBook collection as well as our digital audiobook and magazine collections. Bring your eReader or device (if you have one) and your questions. Register in person or call 604-594-8155 for more information. Registration required.

• Ladner Pioneer Library By appointment • Tsawwassen Library By appointment Staff at the Delta Libraries are resource experts. Let us teach you how to: download free eBooks and audiobooks from the library; subscribe to more than 300 digital magazines using Zinio; manage your library account to place holds and renew books from home; use the library’s Digital Content to answer questions about auto repair, travel, self employment, etc.; get started using your new tablet, eReader or laptop computer; and much more! Book your personalized appointment by phone or in person at the information desk.

Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Jay Havens. See page 3 for details.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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DELTA ADULTS Learn Windows 8

Book Club

Job Seeker Workshops

• Tsawwassen Library Wednesday, May 7 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Tsawwassen Library Second Thursday of the month 1 pm – 3 pm Second Thursday of the month 7 pm – 9 pm

• George Mackie Library Mondays, May 12, 26, Jun 9, 23, Jul 7, 21, Aug 18 1 pm – 3 pm

• Ladner Pioneer Library Saturday, May 10 10 am – 12 pm Louise Latremoille, author of the best-selling My Parents computer series, will give you hands-on help to learn the basics of Microsoft’s Windows 8 Operating System. Participants must bring their own Windows 8 laptop or tablet and have basic computer skills.

Wired Wednesdays • Tsawwassen Library Wednesdays, May 7 – Jul 23 9:15 am – 10 am Get comfortable using the Internet. This hands-on class is open to everyone.

• George Mackie Library Second Tuesday of the month 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm • Ladner Pioneer Library Thursdays, May 15, Jun 19 2 pm – 4 pm Wednesdays, May 28, Jun 25 7 pm – 9 pm Join us to discuss books in a casual setting. New members are welcome. Books are provided.

A series of seven workshops presented by Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC and WorkBC Employment Services Centre covering many different aspects of job searching, including how to write a resume and prepare for an interview. • May 12: Resume Overview: Learn the basics of a good resume such as layout and what to include.

Writers’ Group

• May 26: Networking: Learn how to build contacts when job searching and what to say in an “elevator speech”.

• Tsawwassen Library Second and fourth Thursday of the month 10:30 am – 12 pm

• Jun 9: Interview Skills: Learn how to prepare for the interview. Get some tips on post-interview follow-ups.

Share your stories with a supportive group of fellow writers.

• Jun 23: Social Media: Learn how to utilize social media for job search purposes. • Jul 7: Resume Overview: Learn the basics of a good resume such as layout and what to include.

It’s Never Too Early • Tsawwassen Library Monday, May 12, 11 am – 12 pm Friday, May 16, 11 am – 12 pm It’s never too early to start thinking about your child’s or grandchild’s education. Join us for a fun-filled Monday Babytime or Friday Storytime at 10:30 am and stay for an informative session on Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs) with Sylvie Veenstra from RBC.

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• Jul 21: Employers’ Expectations: Learn to think how an employer thinks and find out what they want in an employee. • Aug 18: Interview Skills: Learn how to prepare for the interview. Get some tips on post-interview follow-ups.

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DELTA ADULTS My House is Your House • Tsawwassen Library Thursday, May 15 7 pm – 8 pm Looking for a house sitter or ever think about house sitting? Learn the ins and outs of house sitting from an experienced international house sitter.

Poetry Night in Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu • George Mackie Library Third Tuesday of the month 6:30 pm – 8 pm George Mackie Library in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch – Vancouver, offers poetry night in Punjabi and Urdu. Hear two published poets read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.

Healthy Sexuality for Seniors • Ladner Pioneer Library Thursday, May 22 2 pm – 3:30 pm An active sexual life contributes to health and vitality. Join Kristen Gilbert, Senior Educator with Options for Sexual Health, for a frank talk about seniors and sex. Kristen’s goal is to provide science-based information about human sexuality, in a positive, shame-free manner. Topics will include the benefits of sex after 60, challenges of sex and aging, and best sex tips for seniors.

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WORKSHOPS TO EDUCATE AND EMPOWER Presented by BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support

Elder Abuse • Ladner Pioneer Library Tuesday, May 6, 2 pm – 3:30 pm What is elder abuse? How do we deal with it? The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support offers a 90-minute workshop on social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and people involved, and strategies to deal with abuse.

Frauds and Scams • Tsawwassen Library Tuesday, May 13, 2 pm – 3:30 pm This workshop focuses on common scams targeting older adults, offers strategies to protect themselves from scams, check for counterfeit bank notes, deal with financial abuse, and covers such resources as the National Do-Not-Call List.

Powers of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts and Representation Agreements • George Mackie Library Wednesday, May 14, 2 pm – 3:30 pm This workshop focuses on the importance of advance planning, forms of financial abuse through joint bank accounts and powers of attorney, and strategies to deal with financial abuse.

Laughter Yoga • George Mackie Library Wednesday, May 28, 7 pm – 8:30 pm Laughter Yoga is a series of movement and breathing exercises designed to stimulate laughter and cultivate an inner spirit of joy. It is a technique that invites laughter without using jokes or humour. Enjoy a blend of yoga-based deep breathing, gentle stretching, simulated laughter exercises and playful games and activities.

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KIDS

Summer Kick Off with Lucky Surf and Skate • Tsawwassen Library Saturday, Jun 28 3 pm – 4 pm Looking for something new and exciting this summer? Join Lucky Surf and Skate at the library to learn about the best spots to skate and longboard in Tsawwassen. We will cover proper safety gear and techniques for beginners while demonstrating some sick moves all over our parking lot. A great introduction for parents and kids!

Teen Pizza and Games • George Mackie Library Thursdays, Jul 10, Aug14 5 pm – 7 pm • Ladner Pioneer Library Thursdays, Jul 17, Aug 21 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm 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.

Babytime

Magician Andrew Dalziel

• George Mackie Library Thursdays, May 1 – 22, Jul 10 – 31 10:30 am – 11 am

• George Mackie Library Friday, Jul 4 10:30 am – 11:15 am

• Tsawwassen Library Mondays, May 5 – 26, Jul 7 – 28 10:30 am – 11 am

• Ladner Pioneer Library Friday, Jul 4 1 pm – 1:45 pm

• Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesdays, May 7 – 21, Jul 9 – 30 10:30 am – 11 am

• Tsawwassen Library Friday, Jul 4 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills with bouncing, singing and rhyming stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer.

Storytime • Tsawwassen Library Fridays, May 2 – 23, Jul 11 – Aug 1 10:30 am – 11 am • George Mackie Library Tuesdays, May 6 – 20, Jul 8 – 29 10:30 am – 11 am Fridays, May 2 – 23 10:30 am – 11 am • Ladner Pioneer Library Tuesdays, May 6 – 20, Jul 8 – 29 10:30 am – 11 am 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.

Pyjama Storytime • Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesdays, May 7 – 21, Jul 9 – 30 7 pm – 7:30 pm 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. Registration required.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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DELTA KIDS Teddy Bears’ Picnic • George Mackie Library Wednesday, Jul 23 2 pm – 2:45 pm If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise. Today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic! Teddy bears (and other stuffed animals) and their owners are invited to a special program of stories, songs and more.

Second Storey Theatre

Purple Pirate

• Tsawwassen Library Thursday, Jul 24 11 am – 11:45 am

• Ladner Pioneer Library Thursday, Aug 7 10:30 am – 11:15 am

• George Mackie Library Friday, Aug 1 11 am – 11:45 am

• Tsawwassen Library Thursday, Aug 7 1 pm – 1:45 pm

• Ladner Pioneer Library Thursday, Jul 24 2 pm – 2:45 pm

• George Mackie Library Wednesday, Aug 13 2 pm – 2:45 pm

Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a oneof-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+.

Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer! All ages welcome.

Stuffie Sleepover • George Mackie Library Wednesday, Aug 6 2 pm – 2:45 pm

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom

• Tsawwassen Library Thursday, Aug 7 10:30 am – 11:15 am

• Ladner Pioneer Library Tuesday, Jul 22 11 am – 11:45 am

• Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesday, Aug 13 7 pm – 7:45 pm

• George Mackie Library Friday, Jul 25 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Do you wonder what your stuffed animals do when you’re not around? What if they were left at the library overnight —  unsupervised?! Come to our stuffed animal storytime then tuck your stuffie in for a night at the library. Follow our updates on Facebook to see what shenanigans they get up to!

The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform!

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Uzume Taiko • Tsawwassen Library Wednesday, Aug 20 10:30 am – 11:15 am • Ladner Pioneer Library Wednesday, Aug 20 1 pm – 1:45 am • George Mackie Library Friday, Aug 22 10:30 am – 11:15 am Experience the heart-stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums combined with beautiful flute melodies and storytelling. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko. All ages welcome.

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HOPE HOPE LIBRARY

EVERYONE

1005a Sixth Avenue Hope, bc v0x 1l4 Phone 604-869-2313

Travel with Johnny: Under the Midnight Sun

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens

• Hope Library Wednesday, May 14 7 pm – 8 pm

• Hope Library Thursday, Jun 19 10 am – 5 pm

It’s Iceland in June and the sun never sets. Travel along the island’s ring road with popular presenter and photographer Johnny Beach of Wild Earth Photo. These photo travelogues are very popular and never disappoint so come early!

Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Jay Havens. See page 3 for more details.

Shared Travels

• Hope Friday, Jun 27 – Thursday, Aug 21

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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Summer Reading Club

• Hope Library Wednesdays, Jun 11 – Aug 13 7 pm – 8 pm

It’s time to chuckle, chortle, and laugh your way to the library to join the Summer Reading Club.

Do you have a hobby or passion you’d like to share? Have you gone on a trip or taken a trek recently? Bring your photos and stories and enlighten your fellow life travelers!

Kid-Gardeners: Yes We Can! • Hope Library Wednesday, May 14, 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm In a box, in the ground, on a hill, on a sill — you will see all kinds of gardening and fruits and vegetables galore in Ann Alma’s new book, Kids That Grow Their Own Food. Ann returns to the Fraser Valley to share her latest book, done with the help of some BC kids. Ann was born in Holland, has been a world traveler, a teacher, and an author — but has always been a gardener. Registration appreciated.

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HOPE EVERYONE Tech Talk with the Digital Librarian • Hope Library Friday, Jun 13, 1 pm – 3 pm Having trouble using your technology to get FVRL digital content? Have an eReader that just won’t let you read that book you thought you downloaded? Just beginning and need some more information to get you started? Drop by the library with your questions and your laptop, eReader, tablet, etc. Digital Librarian to the rescue!

ADULTS Senior’s Coffee and Conversation • Hope Library Thursdays, May 1 – Aug 28 10:30 am – 11:30 am Join us for a cup of coffee, tea and homemade treats. You’ll enjoy some interesting and lively conversation. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hope Library — no membership required, just stop on by!

Happy Knit Hope

Grateful Executor • Hope Library Thursday, May 8 10:30 am – 12 pm Join Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor for a program all about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Kevin will discuss the role of the executor, as well as the pros and cons of joint ownership. You’ll also learn about probate, capital gains issues and how to do pre-planning. There will be useful handouts and time for questions!

• Hope Library Sundays, May 4 – Aug 31 1:30 pm – 3 pm Join knitters of all ages and abilities for a cozy fireside knitting circle. Share patterns and projects, ideas and yarns. Grab your knitting and head to the library!

Writing Beyond Hope Writer’s Group • Hope Library Tuesdays, May 13 – Aug 12 6:30 pm – 8 pm Yes, there is a writer’s group in Hope! Join us for writing prompts, discussions, support, and book draws too! Contact Jessica at 604832-3032 for more information.

Hope Library Book Club • Hope Library Third Tuesday of the month 6:30 pm – 8 pm Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? You don’t have to be a member—just pick up the monthly book selection at the library any time during the month, read it, and get ready to share your thoughts!

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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HOPE KIDS Little Reader’s Theatre

Second Storey Theatre

• Hope Library Wednesdays, May 28, Jun 18 9:30 am – 10:15 am

• Hope Library Wednesday, Jul 23 1 pm – 1:45 pm

What’s even better than a storytime with puppets? Being able to play with those puppets! This interactive preschool storytime is just the ticket for playing with literacy. Props, puppets and books are just part of the fun.

Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a one-of-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book that is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+.

Magician Andrew Dalziel • Hope Library Thursday, Jul 3 11 am – 11:45 pm Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer.

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom

Summer Reading Club Wind Up with Uzume Taiko • Hope Library Thursday, Aug 21 11 am – 11:45 am Celebrate your summer of reading with Uzume Taiko. Pick up your SRC medal and experience the heart-stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko.

Purple Pirate • Memorial Park Tuesday, Aug 5 11 am – 11:45 am Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer!

• Hope Library Thursday, Jul 17 10:30 am – 11:15 am The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform!

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THE LANGLEYS ALDERGROVE LIBRARY

FORT LANGLEY LIBRARY

26770 29 Avenue Aldergrove, bc v4w 3b8 Phone 604-856-6415

Box 312, 9167 Glover Road Fort Langley, bc v1m 2r6 Phone 604-888-0722

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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MURRAYVILLE LIBRARY Unit 100 – 22071 48 Avenue Langley, bc v3a 3n1 Phone 604-533-0339 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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BROOKSWOOD LIBRARY

MURIEL ARNASON LIBRARY

WALNUT GROVE LIBRARY

20045 40 Avenue Langley, bc v3a 2w2 Phone 604-534-7055

Township of Langley Civic Facility 130 – 20338 65 Avenue Langley, bc v2y 2x3 Phone 604-532-3590

Walnut Grove Community Centre 8889 Walnut Grove Drive Langley, bc v1m 2n7 Phone 604-882-0410

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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20399 Douglas Crescent Langley, bc v3a 4b3 Phone 604-514-2850 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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THE LANGLEYS EVERYONE Close Knit Langley

Summer Book Sale!

Internet Classes

• City of Langley Library Tuesdays, May 6 – Aug 26 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

• Fort Langley Library Tuesday, Jun 17 – Saturday, Jun 21

• Muriel Arnason Library Thursdays, May 1 – Jun 12 9:45 am – 10:30 am

Join knitters of all ages and abilities at the City of Langley Library for our warm and welcoming drop in knitting circle. Children and beginners are welcome. Knitting is fun, relaxing and a great way to connect across the generations. The circle offers opportunities to donate completed projects to local organizations in need.

LEGO Fun at the Library • City of Langley Library Fourth Monday of the month 4 pm – 5:30 pm We have the LEGO, you bring the ideas! Drop in and build your dream creations at the library.

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens • City of Langley Library Tuesday, Jun 3 10 am – 5 pm • Fort Langley Library Thursday, Jun 12 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Jay Havens. See page 3 for details.

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Support your local library this summer! Buy used books, puzzles, DVDs, and more. If you would like to donate your puzzles that are in good condition, drop them off at the Fort Langley Library by June 10. You can also pick up a knitted bookmark for a small donation to the library. All bookmarks are crafted by the Fort Langley Knitting Circle.

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Darlene Allison • City of Langley Library Wednesday, Jun 25 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Darlene Allison. See page 3 for details.

Annual Book Sale • Aldergrove Library Friday, Jul 18 – Thursday, Jul 24 Need something for that long road trip, a forthcoming birthday or holiday gift? Here’s your opportunity to pick up great deals on a wide variety of gently used books and magazines for the whole family.

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Are you new to computers? Join us as we explore various topics, including using the mouse, Internet basics, effective Internet searching, and email. Registration required.

Fort Langley Garden Club • Fort Langley Library Ongoing throughout the Summer and Fall The library is looking for volunteers to help with watering and weeding the library garden plot. If you enjoy the outdoors, volunteering, or have a green thumb please sign up! As part of the Fort Langley Community Gardens, the library will create a garden of oasis veggies, flowers, and more! Registration required.

Murrayville Library Art Club • Murrayville Library First and third Saturday of the month 2 pm – 4 pm Join this friendly group of artists who work in oils, acrylic, watercolour and graphite. Bring your work-in-progress. All skill levels welcome. Registration required.

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MEMBER BENEFITS Welcome to Fraser Valley Regional Library! As a member of the library, you have access to a number of great resources. Here are just a few: Floating Collection: Access over 1.3 million items, including DVDs, CDs, print titles and more! FVRL’s “floating collection” allows you to request items from around the system and have them delivered to any location for free. Information Services: Find the information you need with the help of FVRL’s friendly information services staff. Use our online instantchat Just Ask service or visit your library for in-person help. Digital Content: Enjoy 24/7 remote access to digital content that offer quality web-based information and resources. Free eBooks and Audiobooks: Load up your portable devices by downloading best-selling novels, classics, language tutorials, children’s books and more, 24/7. World Languages Collection: Access a collection of 42,000 items containing 14 different languages, including adult and children’s materials.

Adult Learners Collection: We offer free adult learning materials (ADL Collection) and programs. Our friendly staff can also refer you to local literacy education programs, including one-on-one tutoring. Social Catalogue: Using the catalogue is now an interactive experience. Searching capabilities are more robust, and you can tag, comment, rate and review your library materials. Homework Tutors: “Live” online tutoring is available to students in Grades 6 to 12 in the subjects of math, science and social studies via the Programs & Services tab on the FVRL website.


YOUR LIBRARY CARD As an FVRL cardholder, you can have up to 60 of your favourite materials checked out on your account at any time. Most items will be checked out to you for three weeks; some higher demand materials may be checked out for two weeks. All of FVRL’s Best Seller Express items have a seven-day loan period. Borrowing is always free. Just remember to return materials on time to avoid late charges. Check your borrowing slip for due dates. Items may be returned to any public library in British Columbia. Not done with your items? Most items can be renewed up to three times. Exceptions include high-demand items, items that other customers have requested and items on loan from libraries outside of the FVRL system. Renew your materials online through your account, by phone or in-person.

DID YOU KNOW? You can return borrowed FVRL materials to any public library in BC. Likewise, you may return material borrowed from other public libraries in BC to FVRL.

Manage your FVRL account. Visit at www.fvrl.ca to check due dates, see fines and fees, change your PIN, renew items, place holds and more. See current account policies on our website, including how to get a library card, fines and fee schedule and account blocks.

Children’s Cards (Ages 0–12)

Adult Cards (Ages 13+)

Children’s Materials

Fines-Free*

$0.10/item/day

Young Adult Materials

Fines-Free*

$0.10/item/day

Adult Books/ Magazines/Audiobooks

$0.35/item/day

$0.35/item/day

Adult DVDs/Blu-ray/ Music CDs

$0.35/item/day

$0.35/item/day

$1/item/day

$1/item/day

Bestseller Express Books/DVDs

* Children’s materials borrowed on children’s card are fines-free, but please note: Extremely late items will be considered lost and the replacement cost will be billed to the account along with a non-refundable $5 administration fee for each item.


fvrl by the numbers

2,948,018

— the number of in-person visits made to FVRL’s 25 locations in 2013

7,421,159

— the number of materials borrowed from FVRL in 2013

6,856

— the number of programs offered by FVRL in 2013

202,469

— the number of program attendees in 2013

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Access All BC Public Libraries Your FVRL card opens doors to public libraries wherever you travel in British Columbia! FVRL participates in the BC OneCard service, which offers BC residents free access to public library materials and services throughout the province. Learn more about the BC OneCard, including how to get one at www.bclibraries.ca.

Let Us Remind You! Give us your email address and we’ll remind you when your library materials are due — three days in advance! We’ll also let you know when your requests are ready for pick-up. Ask the friendly staff at your favourite FVRL location to add an email address to your account. Alternately, you can add your email by visiting www.fvrl.ca, logging into your account and editing your account settings. FVRL does not rent, lease or sell personal contact information, including email.

Connect with FVRL Have library news and program listings sent directly to your email inbox! Visit www.fvrl.ca and click on “Subscribe e-Newsletter” to sign up for our monthly e-Newsletter. You can also interact with us on various social media sites:  ike FVRL on Facebook L facebook.com/ FraserValleyLibrary Follow FVRL on Twitter @ReadLearnPlay  atch FVRL on YouTube W youtube.com/ FraserValleyLibrary Revised May 2014


A PROUD LEGACY Established in 1930, FVRL is the largest public library system in BC. Serving almost 700,000 people through 25 community libraries, FVRL is a hub for community connections and culture. With a mission “to connect people to the world of information and ideas,” FVRL plays a prominent role in communities throughout the Fraser Valley. Customers have free access to over 1.3 million items, including 24/7 online access to eBooks and digital content. Knowledgeable staff deliver information and referral services, while programming and events reflect community priorities and interests. Governed by a board of directors, FVRL is financially supported by its member municipalities. A unique funding formula and cost saving partnerships, including centralized administrative and programming services help keep operating expenses low.

GIVE BACK TO THE LIBRARY Libraries grow when communities and individuals come together. Your local library relies both on public funding and individual donations to provide the programs and services you enjoy. FVRL is a registered charity that depends on support from generous individuals like you. Private donations do not replace the library’s core funding — instead they enhance the programs and services the library provides. By donating to FVRL, you can make a difference in your community. When you contribute, 100 per cent of your donation goes to library programs and services — not administration costs. You will receive a tax receipt for any donation of $10 or more. To learn more about FVRL’s monthly giving program or to make a donation, please visit us online at www.fvrl.ca/read/support.htm, at your library or by calling 1-888-668-4141 (ext. 7024).


THE LANGLEYS ADULTS Grateful Executor

LANGLEY AREA BOOK CLUBS Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title over refreshments. Call or visit the library to learn which book is being discussed this month. Copies of the current month’s book are available at the library. Registration required.

Aldergrove Library Book Club

Last Monday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm

Brookswood Library Book Club

Third Tuesday of the month 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

City of Langley Book Club

Third Tuesday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm

Muriel Arnason Library Book Club Fourth Wednesday of the month (excluding July and August) 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Murrayville Library Classics Book Club

First Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Murrayville Library Book Club

Last Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Fort Langley Library Book Club

Fourth Wednesday of the month 3 pm – 4 pm

• Walnut Grove Library Tuesday, May 6 7 pm – 8:30 pm Registration required. • City of Langley Library Wednesday, May 7 7 pm – 8:30 pm Registration appreciated. Join Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor for a program all about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Kevin will discuss the role of the executor, as well as the pros and cons of joint ownership. You’ll also learn about probate, capital gains issues and how to do pre-planning. There will be useful handouts and time for questions!

Knitting Circle • Murrayville Library Tuesdays, May 6 – Aug 26 10:30 am – 11:30 am Pack up your yarn project and head to the library. Spend some time with other knitters who love to share ideas, techniques and conversation.

Fort Langley Knitting Circle • Fort Langley Library Wednesdays, May 7 – Aug 27 1 pm – 4 pm Bring your knitting to the library and enjoy the companionship of working with others on your project. Beginners welcome. (Meeting dates may change from time to time, please contact library for updates.) Registration required.

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THE LANGLEYS ADULTS Murrayville Library Gardening Club • Murrayville Library Second and fourth Thursday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm Come to the library and meet the gardeners in your neighbourhood. Learn about a new gardening topic at each meeting and share your own tips with the group. Registration required.

Looking for Work? • City of Langley Library Wednesday, May 14 1 pm – 2 pm Avia Employment Services will present an information session about WorkBC and the free services available to eligible job seekers in their Employment Centres. If you are eligible to work in BC, attend this informative session about finding work and how your local Employment Service Centre can help you find the job you’re looking for! Registration appreciated.

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Writing Group • Murrayville Library Third Thursday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm Do you write fiction, memoirs, poetry or short stories for children? Bring your work in progress for critiquing and share writing tips with group members. All levels welcome. Registration required.

Friends of the Library • City of Langley Library Third Tuesday of the month 1 pm – 2 pm Join our dedicated group of volunteers for a chance to give back to your library and community through advocacy and fundraising.

Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security • City of Langley Library Thursday, May 22 2 pm – 3 pm Find out about the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security, including the changes. Join a representative from Service Canada to discover benefits under each program such as Survivor / Death Benefits, Canada Pension Disability Benefits, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Allowance and Allowance for the Survivor. You will also learn about eligibility, when to apply, how to access, required documentation and who to contact for help. Registration appreciated.

Securing a Future

The Shocking Truth About Our Food

• Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, May 21 7 pm – 8 pm

• City of Langley Library Saturday, May 24 2 pm – 3 pm

Thinking about growing your financial portfolio? Wondering about securing your future? Join realtor Andrea Castro and a panel of other experts to learn about ways to gain financial stability in today’s economic climate. This program will provide an introduction to topics such as real estate contracts, mortgage support and current interest rates, home inspections, home maintenance, and financial advisers. Registration required.

Join Kristi Kozel for an exciting introduction to the emerging science of glyconutrients and their essential role in achieving optimal health, including proper immune function. Learn what is wrong with our food and what we can do about it. A free take home self evaluation will be provided to help you determine your overall personal health and vitality. Registration appreciated.

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THE LANGLEYS ADULTS Monthly Art Critiques

Seniors Appreciation Day

• City of Langley Library Last Monday of the month 7 pm – 9 pm

• Muriel Arnason Library Tuesday, Jun 3 1 pm – 3 pm

Are you developing your talents as an artist? Bring a piece of your art to be discussed and interpreted by your fellow participants, as well as by an experienced artist facilitator. Please call ahead to confirm the event.

Muriel Arnason Library and the Langley Senior Resources Society invite all seniors to celebrate Seniors’ Week. Enjoy refreshments, a display of some of our newest large print titles, and enter a book draw. We are pleased to welcome Janice McTaggart, Director of Outreach Services, Langley Senior Resources Society, who will speak about the services and resources available for seniors.

Solving People Puzzles: A Powerful Way to Understand the People in Your Life! • City of Langley Library Saturday, May 31 2 pm – 3 pm Ever notice how different your family and friends can be from you? Have you ever asked yourself, “Why did they do that?” or ”What were they thinking?” Author and coach Dale Choquette will show you a practical way to understand yourself and those around you in the settings of everyday life to make your life easier. Registration appreciated.

Shred-A-Thon • City of Langley Library Saturday, Jun 7 10 am – 2 pm Do you have any documents to be shredded? Support the Friends of the City of Langley Library and stop the theft of your identity by shredding your private documents. Shred-It will be on site in the parking lot beside the library with their mobile shredding truck to destroy your documents. No matter how little or how much, bring your documents along with a small cash donation.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Classes for Expectant Mothers • City of Langley Library Thursdays, Jun 26, Aug 28 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Learn breastfeeding basics and techniques to increase success! Helpful advice and information will be given by skilled nurses. To register, please call Langley Public Health at 604-539-2900. Registration required.

eBooks at the Library • Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Jul 9 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Learn how to select and download free eBooks from the library to your computer, eReader or other device. Also learn about FVRL’s digital audiobooks and magazines. Bring your eReader or device (if you have one) and your questions. Registration required.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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THE LANGLEYS TEENS

KIDS Storytime

Manga for Teens Are you interested in manga? Mei Yu, art instructor and author, will demonstrate popular manga drawing techniques and tips for creating great-looking characters, as outlined in her 5 Easy Steps book series. Visit www.meiyuart.com for more info about the instructor. For ages 12+. Registration required. • Aldergrove Library Saturday, Jul 12, 10 am – 12 pm • Walnut Grove Library Saturday, Jul 12, 2 pm – 3 pm Registration begins June 14

• Fort Langley Library Wednesdays, Jun 11, 18 1:30 pm – 2 pm Thursdays, Aug 21, 28 10 am – 10:30 am

• City of Langley Library Thursday, Jul 17, 2 pm – 4 pm

• Aldergrove Library Thursday, May 15 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Have you read a great book—or a horrible one? Want to talk about it? Looking for more great reads? Bring one (or more) of your favourite books, grab a snack and let’s chat! For teens in Grades 6 to 8. Registration required.

Teen Book Chat Summer Games Extravaganza • Aldergrove Library Thursday, Jul 24 3:30 pm – 5 pm Interactive games, food, prizes and more! Join us for an hour and a half of summer fun. For Grades 6 to 9. Registration required.

Teen Games and Pizza Night • Murrayville Library Thursday, Aug 7 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 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, provided by Imperial Hobbies. Registration required.

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• City of Langley Library Fridays, May 2 – Aug 29 10:30 am – 11 am • Brookswood Library Wednesdays, May 7 – Aug 20 (excluding Jun 25, Jul 2) 10:30 am – 11 am

• Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, Jul 16, 2 pm – 4 pm

Teen Book Chat

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

At Your Library: Programs, Events and Services

• Aldergrove Library Wednesday, Jul 9 10:30 am – 11 am • Walnut Grove Library Wednesdays, Jul 9, 23 10:15 am – 10:45 am Registration begins June 14 Wednesdays, Aug 6, 20 10:15 am – 10:45 am Registration begins July 12. • Muriel Arnason Library Tuesday, Jul 15 Thursday, Aug 14 10:45 am – 11:15 am Registration required. • Murrayville Library Wednesdays, Jul 16, Aug 6 10:30 am – 11 am Registration required.

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THE LANGLEYS KIDS School Agers’ Book Club

Babytime

Magician Andrew Dalziel

• Aldergrove Library Thursday, May 1 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

• Walnut Grove Library Wednesdays, May 7 – 28 9:30 am – 10 am

Kids in grades 3 through 6 are invited to join us as we explore a great read. The session will consist of a book discussion, fun activities related to the book’s theme, time exploring new titles, and enjoying snacks. Registration required.

• Walnut Grove Library Thursdays, May 8 – 29 9:30 am – 10 am

• Aldergrove Library Wednesday, Jul 2 11 am – 12 pm Registration appreciated.

• Murrayville Library Thursdays, May 8 – 29 10:30 am – 11 am

Pyjama Storytime

• Fort Langley Library Fridays, Jun 13 – 27 9:30 am – 10 am

• Aldergrove Library Monday, May 5 6:30 pm – 7 pm

• Muriel Arnason Library Fridays, Jul 11 – 25 9:30 am – 10 am

• Muriel Arnason Library First Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 7:30 pm

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers. Registration required.

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. Registration required.

Parent Child Mother Goose • City of Langley Library Tuesdays, May 6 – Jun 10 10 am – 11:30 am Mother Goose helps your baby learn speech and language skills with fun rhymes, songs, and stories. This is an interactive program for babies 15 months and younger AND caregivers. Healthy snacks are provided. To register, please contact Bernice Way at Aldergrove Neighbourhood Services 604-8574662 or bernice@aldergrovens. com. Registration required.

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Mini Book Club • Aldergrove Library Monday, May 12 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Kids in kindergarten to Grade 3 are invited to Mini Book Club. It will be an exciting time discussing the books we plan to read, as well as drawing favourite characters met in those stories. By discussing a book they have recently enjoyed, each child can encourage others in their reading and expression of ideas. Registration appreciated.

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• Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Jul 2 2 pm – 2:45 pm Registration appreciated. • Walnut Grove Library Saturday, Jul 5 11 am – 11:45 pm Registration begins June 14. • City of Langley Library Monday, Jul 7 10:30 am – 11:15 am Registration appreciated. • Muriel Arnason Library Tuesday, Jul 8 10:30 am – 11:15 am Registration begins June 14. • Murrayville Library Wednesday, Jul 9 11 am – 11:30 am Registration required. • Brookswood Library Thursday, Jul 10 11 am – 12:10 pm Registration required. Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer.

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THE LANGLEYS KIDS Second Storey Theatre Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a one of a kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book that is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+. • Aldergrove Library Tuesday, Jul 22 2 pm – 3 pm Registration appreciated.

• Walnut Grove Library Saturday, Jul 26 2 pm – 2:45 pm Registration begins June 14.

• Muriel Arnason Library Wednesday, Jul 30 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Registration begins June 14.

• Murrayville Library Friday, Jul 25 2 pm – 2:45 pm Registration required.

• City of Langley Library Tuesday, Jul 29 2 pm – 2:45 pm Registration appreciated.

• Brookswood Library Thursday, Jul 31 11 am – 11:45 am Registration required.

LEGO® Spin Art

Dinosaur Craft Creations

Kids’ Book Swap

• City of Langley Library Saturday, Jul 12 2 pm – 4 pm

• Brookswood Library Wednesday, Jul 16 2 pm – 3 pm

• City of Langley Library Wednesday, Jul 16 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Create your own LEGO® spin art machine and let your creativity shine! The crafts will be yours to take home and enjoy! For ages 5 and up. Registration required.

Do you dig dinosaurs? Want to find out about the lovely Dorothy the Dinosaur? Join us as we create our own special dinosaurs to take home and proudly show off. Registration required.

Read it? Swap It! Get your summer’s supply of free books. Bring your new or gently used children’s books to swap with others. For every book you bring, you can pick a free one. Registration appreciated.

Zox of the Forest • Walnut Grove Library Saturday, Jul 19 2 pm – 2:45 pm Zox of the Forest presents stories and songs from around the world with help from his friends Wakoo the wolf, Baka the beaver, Ferlin the fox, Twigla the moose, Mala the bat, Dwana the hippopotamus, Patara the crocodile and Yhandor the Pteranodon. Registration begins June 14.

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Captain Underpants Party • Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Jul 16, 2 pm – 3 pm Get silly with us at this fun Captain Underpants party. Play games like mummy races and enjoy underwear humor! Registration required.

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THE LANGLEYS KIDS Quirky Crafts

Mike’s Critters

Cinemazoo’s Animal Families

• Muriel Arnason Library Tuesday, Jul 22 2 pm – 3 pm

• Brookswood Library Thursday, Jul 24 11 am – 12 pm

• Walnut Grove Library Saturday, Aug 2 2 pm – 3 pm

Join us in the library for a craft program that will make you laugh. All supplies are provided: just bring your imagination! Suitable for ages 5 and up.

• Brookswood Library Thursday, Jul 24 1 pm – 2 pm

Meet exotic insects, arachnids, amphibians, reptiles and other small animals! Learn more about these creatures through stories and fun facts with Cinemazoo’s animal presenters. Registration begins July 12.

Germs are Gross! • Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Jul 23 2 pm – 3 pm Get your hands dirty! Learn about germs, and sneezing etiquette. Discover the best way to wash your hands to prevent icky microbes from multiplying! Germs are yucky, but also scientifically fascinating! Registration required.

Making Masks • Brookswood Library Wednesday, Jul 23 2 pm – 3 pm Do you like making crafts and being creative? Try your hand at crafts based on The Cat in the Hat, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or Captain Underpants, and wear your creation home! Registration required.

Mike loves all critters — all types of animals, amphibians, arachnids, insects, mammals, reptiles and other critters too. Children learn by seeing, touching and talking about the various animals and habitats that they live in. Mike’s biggest concern is for the safety of the audience and the animals. Strick rules about touching the animals and then touching your face will be enforced. Join us as we learn about these interesting animals. Registration required.

LEGO® Racer • City of Langley Library Saturday, Jul 26 2 pm – 4 pm

Just For Fun Crafts • Brookswood Library Wednesday, Aug 6 2 pm – 3 pm Do you love Alice In Wonderland? Create some special flowers that are found in the story. Crazy about clowns? Make your own special and unique clown face. Curious about Curious George? Monkey around with a monkey doorknob hanger, or make a Cat in the Hat stick puppet! Registration required.

Build a LEGO® car and get ready to race! Children will work in pairs, build their motorized cars and have amazing races! Ages 5 and up. Registration required.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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THE LANGLEYS KIDS Purple Pirate

Uzume Taiko

• Walnut Grove Library Saturday, Aug 9 2 pm – 2:45 pm Registration begins July 12.

• Muriel Arnason Library Monday, Aug 18 2 pm – 2:45 pm Registration begins July 12.

• City of Langley Library Monday, Aug 11 11 am – 11:45 am Registration appreciated. • Muriel Arnason Library Tuesday, Aug 12 10:30 am – 11:15 am Registration begins July 12. • Murrayville Library Wednesday, Aug 13 11 am – 11:30 am Registration required. • Brookswood Library Thursday, Aug 14 2 pm – 3 pm Registration required. • Aldergrove Library Thursday, Aug 14 11 am – 12 pm Registration appreciated. Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer!

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Music and Stories with Pamela Sunshine • Walnut Grove Library Saturday, Aug 16 2 pm – 2:45 pm Come to the library and enjoy songs, stories, and fingerplays that will entertain and delight you. Children’s entertainer Pamela Sunshine will share her songs, stories and chants with children of all ages. Registration begins July 12.

Cool Cartoons! • Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Aug 20 2 pm – 3 pm Learn how to draw cool cartoons, create a cartoon strip, and discover the awesome comic book collection the library has to offer! Supplies will be provided. Registration required.

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• Brookswood Library Wednesday, Aug 20 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Registration required. • Aldergrove Library Saturday, Aug 23 1 pm – 1:45 pm Registration appreciated. • Walnut Grove Library Saturday, Aug 23 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Registration begins July 12. • City of Langley Library Tuesday, Aug 26 2 pm – 2:45 pm Registration appreciated. • Fort Langley Library Wednesday, Aug 27 2 pm – 2:45 pm Registration appreciated. Experience the heart-stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums combined with beautiful flute melodies and storytelling. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko.

May – August 2014

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MAPLE RIDGE MAPLE RIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVERYONE

130 – 22470 Dewdney Trunk Road Maple Ridge, bc v2x 5z6 Phone 604-467-7417

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Darlene Allison

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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* Sunday hours during School District 42 school year only

• Maple Ridge Public Library Monday, Jun 9 10 am – 5 pm

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom • Memorial Peace Park South Monday, Jul 14 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Darlene Allison. See page 3 for details.

The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform!

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens

Eid Celebration

• Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Jun 28 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Jay Havens. See page 3 for details.

• Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, Aug 9 11 am – 1 pm Join the library and the Islamic Society of Ridge Meadows to celebrate Eid, which marks the end of Ramadan on the Muslim calendar. Eid is a time for coming together as a community and renewing friendships and family ties. Learn about another culture, taste delicious food and celebrate together!

Spring Shred-a-thon • Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, May 31, 10 am – 2 pm Join us for the Friends of the Maple Ridge Public Library Spring Shreda-thon fundraiser. Safely dispose of your confidential documents and support your local library at the same time. Just in time for the end of tax season, Shred-it will be on hand to instantly shred anything from a few sheets of paper to boxes of documents for a small donation. This event will take place directly behind the library.

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MAPLE RIDGE ADULTS Drop-In Computer Help

It Won’t Byte @ The Library

Summer Film Nights

• Maple Ridge Public Library Mondays, May 5 – Aug 25 2 pm – 3 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesday, May 6 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays, May 6 – Jun 10 6 pm – 8:30 pm

If you already know how to use a computer, but have a few questions, need practice or want to fill in the gaps in your knowledge, drop in and benefit from library staff expertise. We can help you set up an email account, help with your new eReader or tablet and more.

Do all the new hand-held tech toys confuse you? Bring those new gadgets (cell phones, cameras, eReaders, laptops, etc.) and let the technically-gifted members of the library’s student council explain how they work and what they do. Register beginning April 9.

Bring your friends and spend a relaxing evening at the library with a must-see world film. Please contact the main floor information desk to ask for a schedule. Admission is free and the Friends of the Library will sell refreshments at intermission.

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JUNE IS SENIORS MONTH Birding in BC: Attracting Birds to Your Backyard • Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Jun 12, 2 pm – 3:30 pm The Lower Mainland is home to many species of wild birds. Cliff Jury from Wild Birds Unlimited provides wide-ranging information about bird habitat, behavior and protection, and discusses how to attract birds to your backyard and how to keep them coming back.

Seniors Social with the Silvertones • Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Jun 19, 2 pm – 3:30 pm Al Smith and the Silvertones Senior Choir are back by popular demand! Join us for a relaxed afternoon of songs, stories, and laughter at our annual seniors social. Refreshments will be served.

Healthy Eating for Seniors • Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Jun 26, 2 pm – 3 pm Join us for an informative session with registered nutritionist Patricia Dominguez on how to improve all aspects of your life with healthy eating. Find out why a balanced and nutritious diet is essential, and learn vital nutritional information that will help seniors make good food choices to promote youth and vitality. Organized in collaboration with the Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Katzie Seniors Network.

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• Maple Ridge Public Library Saturday, May 10 2 pm – 3:30 pm Join Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor for a program all about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Kevin will discuss the role of the executor, as well as the pros and cons of joint ownership. You’ll also learn about probate, capital gains issues and how to do pre-planning. There will be useful handouts and time for questions!

Adult Learner Book Club • Maple Ridge Public Library Ongoing Many adults find it difficult to read. Joining a book club is a great way to improve your reading skills, meet people and have some fun. The Adult Learner Book Club meets regularly at the Maple Ridge Public Library. If you or someone you know would like to join a book club for adults who are working on their reading skills, please contact the library’s main floor information desk. Organized in collaboration with the Community Literacy Committee.

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MAPLE RIDGE ADULTS

ARTHRITIS AND YOU WORKSHOP SERIES Presented by The Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division Registration required.

Understanding Arthritis

Chronic Pain Management

• Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, May 15 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Thursday, Jun 19 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you suffering from Arthritis? Join the Arthritis Society to learn about pain management, exercise, medication and complementary therapies. They will share information about the education programs and services available to you, and provide strategies and techniques to improve your lifestyle.

This two hour forum, based on the Arthritis Self-Management Program, introduces participants to self-management skills and the principles of pain management. Learn about the physical causes of pain in arthritis, better management of stress and fatigue, and the benefits of exercise and using medications wisely.

TEENS Teen Writing Workshop with Janet Love Morrison

Student Library Council (SLC)

• Maple Ridge Public Library Friday, May 9 4 pm – 5:30 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, May 21 7 pm – 8:30 pm

This hands-on workshop is a great opportunity for teens who write or aspire to write. Janet Love Morrison—author, speaker, teacher and editor—covers the writing process from ideas, organization, style and effective writing to revising and editing. Her latest books are Radar the Rescue Dog (foreword by Justin Trudeau), Canada’s Legendary Ski Team— The Crazy Canucks (foreword by Peter Mansbridge), and Friends: 6 Women, 6 Cultures, One Humanity. For teens and young adults.

It’s the last meeting of the school year! Have some input into what happens at the library, and earn volunteer experience hours at the same time! Members organize programs for teens, volunteer as reading buddies and help with other library events. Refreshments provided.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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Night of Board Games • Maple Ridge Public Library Friday, Jun 6 6 pm – 8:30 pm Take a break from schoolwork and join us for a night of board games like Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, and others. Snacks provided. For teens in grades 7 and up.

Teen SRC Wind Up Party • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Aug 20 3 pm – 4:30 pm Wind up your summer of reading with the Teen Summer Reading Club wind-up party. Bring a book to trade with other club members, enjoy snacks and games, and help us pick the winners of the local Teen SRC prizes!

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MAPLE RIDGE KIDS ONE HOUR OF AFTERNOON FUN FOR KIDS IN GRADES 4 AND UP Star Wars Craft Extravaganza

Minecraft Papercraft Party

• Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, May 28 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

• Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Jun 25 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Attention all Jedi! Join us at the library for an afternoon of Star Wars themed crafts. Register beginning May 1.

Celebrate the start of summer vacation at the library with some Minecraft papercraft! Register beginning June 1.

Games Afternoon • Maple Ridge Public Library Wednesday, Jul 30 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Join us for an afternoon of pizza and board games like Apples to Apples, Catch Phrase, Guess Who, Scrabble and Uno. Register beginning July 2.

FUNNY BUSINESS! 2014 SUMMER READING CLUB Magician Andrew Dalziel

Purple Pirate

• Memorial Peace Park Bandstand Monday, Jun 30, 11 am – 11:45 am

• Memorial Peace Park Bandstand Friday, Aug 8, 11 am – 11:45 am

Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer.

Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer!

Second Storey Theatre • Memorial Peace Park Bandstand Monday, Jul 28, 11 am – 11:45 am Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help create a one-of-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+.

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Summer Reading Club Finale with Uzume Taiko • Memorial Peace Park Bandstand Tuesday, Aug 26, 11 am – 1 pm Celebrate your summer of reading with Uzume Taiko. Pick up your SRC medal and experience the heart­stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko. Medal Ceremony and snacks will follow in the park.

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MAPLE RIDGE KIDS Storytime: Spring Session

Storytime: At the Market

• Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, May 1 – 23 10:15 am – 10:45 am

• Memorial Peace Park Saturdays, Jun 7, 21, Jul 5, 19, Aug 2, 16, 30 11 am – 11:30 am

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.

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. Look for the library tent in the Haney Farmers Market. On stormy days we’ll move the fun inside to the Story Room on the second floor of the library.

Babytime • Maple Ridge Public Library Mondays, May 5, 12 10:15 am – 10:45 am Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills — enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

Lost and Found Puppet Co. presents Just Enough—A Puppet and Clown Show • Memorial Peace Park Bandstand Wednesday, Jul 2 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm Just Enough is a puppet play based on the same Yiddish folktale that formed the basis of the All Aboard for Kindergarten book Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman. In this adaptation a grandmother makes her granddaughter a quilt from materials collected over the years. With each piece of fabric a memory is shared. Although she may not have much, she will always have ‘just enough’ for a great story.

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Storytime: Summer Session • Maple Ridge Public Library Tuesdays, Jun 10 – Aug 12 (excluding Jul 1) 10:15 am – 10:45 am 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.

Guest Storyteller: Elspeth Bowers • Memorial Peace Park Bandstand Tuesday, Aug 5 10:15 am – 10:45 am Join master storyteller and puppeteer Elspeth Bowers, for a morning of stories and puppets to tickle your funny bone.

Guest Storyteller: Shayna Jones • Memorial Peace Park Bandstand Tuesday, Aug 12 10:15 am – 11 am Shayna Jones is a trained performer and has enjoyed singing, dancing and acting professionally, but her true love lies in bringing children’s tales to life. She brings singing, movement, and captivating storytelling to the stage. Her stories are suited to the young, and the young at heart.

Puppets in the Park • Memorial Peace Park Bandstand Wednesdays, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm Meet the library’s smallest stars—our talented puppets! From fairy tales to jungle adventures, puppeteers will tell all types of tales to entertain the whole family. Pack your dinner and bring it along to our fabulous early-evening entertainment. • Jul 2: Just Enough - featuring Lost and Found Puppet Co. • Jul 16: Fantastic Fairy Tales • Jul 30: In the Garden with Frog and Toad • Aug 13: Amazing Animals

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MISSION MISSION LIBRARY 33247 Second Avenue Mission, bc v2v 1j9 Phone 604-826-6610 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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EVERYONE Mission Friends of the Library

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Darlene Allison

• Mission Library Wednesdays, May 14, Jun 11 2 pm – 3 pm

• Mission Library Tuesday, Jun 24 10 am – 5 pm

Attend a Mission Friends of the Library meeting to learn more about what this group does and how you can join.

Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Darlene Allison. See page 3 for details.

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens

Family Games Night

• Mission Library Friday, Jun 6 10 am – 5 pm

• Mission Library Thursdays, May 15, Jun 19, Jul 17 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Jay Havens. See page 3 for details.

Do you love board games? Join us for fun times at Family Games Night. From chess and backgammon to Trouble and giant snakes and ladders, there’s something for everyone. Games provided!

Summer Book Sale • Mission Library Friday, Jun 13, 12 pm - 4:30 pm Saturday, Jun 14, 10 am - 4 pm Buy some gently loved library materials at the Summer Book Sale, hosted by Mission Friends of the Library.

Book a Librarian • Mission Library By appointment Got questions? We’ve got answers. For help with research, computers, and much, much more book a one-on-one appointment with a trained information staff member. Whether it’s setting up your eReader, choosing your next book to read, or navigating our databases, we’ll help you find the answer. Book your half-hour appointment at the information desk.

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MISSION ADULTS Questions about Windows 8

Mission Book Club

Word Keepers

• Mission Library Saturday, May 3 2 pm – 3:30 pm

• Mission Library Mondays, May 5, Jun 2, Jul 7, Aug 11 7 pm – 8 pm

• Mission Library Wednesdays, May 21, Jun 18 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Curious about Windows 8? Drop by the Mission Library and learn from knowledgeable staff. Please bring your Windows 8 device to the session if you have one.

Explore Yoga • Mission Library Saturdays, May 3 – Jun 7 10:30 am – 12 pm Join us in exploring health holistically. Discover ways to incorporate the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental aspects of your health through yoga, stress windows, breath work and mantras. These six weeks will focus on intuitive and fun self-exploration. Learn to create space and time for relaxation, an integral part of maintaining health.

Love to read? Love to chat? Join us for treats and great company.

Join Mission’s Writer’s Group! For all writers, from the closet writer to the published author.

Reflexology

Grateful Executor

• Mission Library Wednesday, May 7 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• Mission Library Thursday, May 29 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Esther Isobe of Peace of Mind Reflexology for a presentation about the history of reflexology, how it works, who can have it, what it isn’t, and some basic information on stress as well as the benefits of reflexology.

Join Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor for a program about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Kevin will discuss the role of the executor, as well as the pros and cons of joint ownership. You’ll also learn about probate, capital gains issues and how to do pre-planning. There will be useful handouts and time for questions! Registration appreciated

International Knitting Club • Mission Library Wednesdays 12 pm – 1:30 pm Reaching out to knitters from all cultures. Drop by for knitting with a friendly group! Presented in co-operation with Mission Community Services.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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MISSION TEENS Ice Cream Social • Mission Library Thursday, Jul 10 2:30 pm – 4 pm Make your own sundae! Food, plus fun and games. Complimentary brain freeze with every sundae! For ages 12 to 18. Register beginning June 8.

Manga Village • Mission Library Saturdays, May 10, Jun 21, Jul 12, Aug 9 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Do you love manga and anime? Join Mission Library’s anime club. Make new friends, play crazy games and eat Pocky. For ages 12 to 18.

KIDS Read Play Grow

Cut and Paste Club

• Mission Library Tuesdays, Jul 8 – Aug 12 10:30 am – 11:30 am

• Mission Library Second Tuesday of the month 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Read Play Grow encourages development and literacy in babies and toddlers 18 to 36 months through reading and playing. All you need is a little imagination to help your child develop key literacy, cognitive and social skills through play.

Get crafty at the library! Each month we’ll have a simple craft for kids aged 5 and up to make and take home! Parents are welcome— especially for those little fingers that might need a little help.

Pyjama Storytime

Storytime • Mission Library Wednesdays, May 7, 14 10:30 am – 11 am 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.

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• Mission Library Thursdays, May 22, Jun 26, Jul 24 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm 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.

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Summer Reading Club Kick-Off • Mission Library Saturday, Jun 28 1 pm – 4 pm It’s time to chuckle, chortle, and laugh your way to the library to join the Summer Reading Club! Join us for games, refreshments, prizes, and fun. It’s a one-stop-shop to sign up for all our Summer Reading Clubs, including preschoolers, kids, teens, and adults.

Book Picnics • Mission Library Fridays, Jul 4 – Aug 8 11 am – 11:30 am Join us for some laughs and giggles, fantastic songs and lots of stories. Great for the whole family.

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MISSION KIDS Magician Andrew Dalziel

Second Storey Theatre

Uzume Taiko

• Mission Library Friday, Jul 11 11 am – 11:45 am

• Mission Library Wednesday, Jul 30 11 am – 11:45 am

• Mission Library Wednesday, Aug 27 11 am – 11:45 am

Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer.

Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help create a one-of-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book that is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+.

Experience the heart-stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums combined with beautiful flute melodies and storytelling. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko.

Purple Pirate

• Mission Library Thursday, Aug 28 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

LEGO!® • Mission Library Tuesdays, Jul 15 – 29 3 pm – 4 pm We have the LEGO, you bring your imagination! Create, create, create, with the library’s LEGO collection. P.S. Girls are welcome too!

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom • Mission Library Thursday, Jul 24 10:30 am – 11:15 am The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform!

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Summer Reading Club Medal ceremony

• Mission Library Friday, Aug 15 11 am – 11:45 am

Success! Mission Library honours its young readers at this Summer Reading Club Medal Ceremony. Readers who have completed their summer reading program will receive a medal.

Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer!

Parade of the Stuffed Animals • Mission Library Friday, Aug 1, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Come to the library with your stuffie to hear pet stories, songs and rhymes. Each animal will receive a special prize ribbon. Bring your stuffie to the library to register between June 29 to July 26.

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PITT MEADOWS PITT MEADOWS PUBLIC LIBRARY

EVERYONE

ADULTS

200 – 12099 Harris Road Pitt Meadows, bc v3y 0e5 Phone 604-465-4113

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Pitt Meadows Library Book Club

• Pitt Meadows Library Saturday, May 3, 10:30 am – 4 pm Sunday, May 4, 1 pm – 4 pm

• Pitt Meadows Library Third Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Pitt Meadows Friends of the Library for their Annual Book Sale. It’s a great way to support your library, while picking up some inexpensive reading for the upcoming summer holidays.

Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Meet fellow book club members and discuss selected titles. Call or visit the library to learn which book is being discussed this month. Copies of the current month’s book are available at the library. Registration appreciated.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

10 – 9 10 – 9 10 – 9 10 – 9 10 – 5 10 – 5 1 – 5 *

* Sunday hours September to June only

Family Games Night • Pitt Meadows Library Wednesdays, May 7 – Aug 27 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Join us for Family Games Nights! We will have a variety of board games set up around the library for your enjoyment.

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Darlene Allison • Pitt Meadows Library Wednesday, Jun 4 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Darlene Allison. See page 3 for details.

Drop-In Knitting Circle • Pitt Meadows Library Mondays, May 26 – Aug 25 (excluding Aug 4) 6 pm – 8 pm One should never knit alone. Now, you don’t have to. Bring your knitting to the library and spend some time with other knitters. Share ideas, techniques and conversation. Beginners welcome. Needles and simple patterns are available, but please bring your own yarn.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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PITT MEADOWS KIDS The Great LEGO® Challenge Stuffed Animal Parade and Sleepover (for Stuffies only!) • Pitt Meadows Library   Monday, Jul 21, 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm If you leave stuffed animals alone in the library, will they run amok? We want to know. The Great Stuffed Animal Parade returns to Pitt Meadows Library, and this year after parading your special stuffed friend around the library (and maybe outside too) with noisemakers, he/she/it is invited to stay for a sleepover with our puppets. Who knows what mischief happens in the library after hours? Stuffies will be well taken care of, and fed and watered as required. Pick up time: Tuesday, July 22 after 2:30 pm. Registration appreciated.

Magician Andrew Dalziel

Storytime

• Pitt Meadows Library Monday, Jul 7, 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

• Pitt Meadows Library Thursdays, Jul 10 – Aug 21 10:15 am – 10:45 am

Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer. Registration begins June 16.

Babytimes • Pitt Meadows Library Wednesdays, Jul 9 – Aug 20 10:15 am – 10:45 am Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills—enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

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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.

Second Storey Theatre • Pitt Meadows Library Thursday, Jul 31 2 pm – 2:45 pm Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a one-of-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book that is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+. Registration begins July 14.

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• Pitt Meadows Library Wednesday, Aug 6 2 pm – 2:45 pm Think you know how to build with LEGO? Can you spell your name with LEGO or build a LEGO boat that floats? Pitt Meadow Library invites you to come and take the challenge. Do you dare? Registration required.

Purple Pirate • Pitt Meadows Library Tuesday, Aug 12 2 pm – 2:45 pm Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer! Registration begins July 28.

Summer Reading Club Wind Up with Uzume Taiko • Pitt Meadows Library Thursday, Aug 28 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm Celebrate your summer of reading with Uzume Taiko. Pick up your SRC medal and experience the heart­stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko. Invitations to this event will be given when you have finished your reading record. This event will take place in Spirit Square, weather permitting.

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PORT COQUITLAM TERRY FOX LIBRARY

EVERYONE

ADULTS

2470 Mary Hill Road Port Coquitlam, bc v3c 3b1 Phone 604-927-7999

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Darlene Allison

English Conversation Group

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

10 – 9 10 – 9 10 – 9 10 – 9 10 – 5 10 – 5

• Terry Fox Library Monday, Jun 16 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Darlene Allison. See page 3 for details.

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens • Terry Fox Library Friday, Jun 27 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Jay Havens. See page 3 for details.

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom • Terry Fox Library Tuesday, Jul 22, 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform!

• Terry Fox Library Thursdays, May 1 – Aug 28 10:30 am – 12 pm Practice English in a friendly, social situation. Presented in partnership with SHARE Family and Community Services.

Foundations English Classes • Terry Fox Library Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 pm – 3:45 pm Upgrade your reading, writing and vocabulary skills. Registration is ongoing through Coquitlam Continuing Education. For more information call 604-936-4261. Registration required.

One-On-One Tech Help • Terry Fox Library By appointment Need help? Join us for a free half hour session to get you started. We can help you learn about the Internet, Facebook, eBooks, email, and more. Choose to learn on your own laptop, handheld device, or use a library computer. Call or ask at the information desk to book your personalized session. Registration required.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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PORT COQUITLAM ADULTS Adult Learner Book Club

Grateful Executor

Friends of the Library

• Terry Fox Library Second Friday of the month 2 pm – 3 pm

• Terry Fox Library Wednesday, May 21 7 pm – 8:30 pm

• Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Jun 11 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Make new friends, read interesting books and practice English in a fun environment. Adults upgrading their reading skills or learning English are welcome to join. The books discussed vary from ELSA level 2 to 5 according to the reading levels and interests of the group. Call or drop by the information desk to join. Registration appreciated.

Join Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor for a program about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Kevin will discuss the role of the executor, as well as the pros and cons of joint ownership. You’ll also learn about probate, capital gains issues and how to do pre-planning. There will be useful handouts and time for questions! Registration required.

Friends make a difference! Friends are volunteers who promote library services in the community. They support the library programs and fundraising activities in cooperation with library staff. Learn more when you join one of our meetings. Call the library for more information.

The Right Plant for the Right Place with James Bobick

Coffee Mug Club: Terry Fox Library Book Club

• Terry Fox Library Saturday, May 10 1 pm – 3 pm

• Terry Fox Library Wednesdays, May 28, Jun 25 7 pm – 8 pm

Want to make your garden look fabulous but not sure where to start? Join the local city gardener, James Bobick, for an informative workshop covering the basics of garden design. The workshop will include a walk to local gardens to demonstrate the wide variety of planting material you can use to create an attractive and practical garden space. Register beginning April 7.

New members are welcome to join this informal book discussion group. For more information contact Kim at 604-942-9598 or email kimstack@shaw.ca.

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Memory and Aging • Terry Fox Library Saturday, Jun 14 2 pm – 3:30 pm Finding ways to exercise and maintain your memory is important as we age. This workshop, presented by the Council of Senior Citizen’s Organizations of BC, will explain how our memories function, how they change, provide tips for improving your memory, and advice on when to seek professional help. Register beginning May 12.

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PORT COQUITLAM TEENS Red Carpet Movie Premier—Teens Only! • Terry Fox Library Fridays, Jul 18, Aug 15, 2 pm – 4 pm Watch one of the summer’s hottest new movies. Contact the library for the movie titles. For ages 12+.

Breakfast of Books

Teen Summer Reading Club Meet Up

Teen Summer Reading Club Wind-Up Party

• Terry Fox Library Tuesdays, Jul 8 – Aug 12 4 pm – 5 pm

• Terry Fox Library Tuesday, Aug 26 7 pm – 8 pm

Discuss books, play games and meet new people at our weekly meet up. Snacks will be provided. Hosted by the Terry Fox Library’s Teen Advisory Group. For ages 12+.

Find out who won the Terry Fox Library Teen SRC prizes. It might be you! Enjoy some snacks, games and good times with other Teen SRC members. Registration appreciated.

Storytime

Babytime

Pyjama Storytime

• Terry Fox Library Fridays, May 2 – 30 10:15 am – 10:45 am Third Saturday of the month 11 am – 11:30 am Wednesdays, Jul 2 – 30 10:15 am – 10:45 am

• Terry Fox Library Wednesdays, May 7 – 28 10:15 am – 10:45 am

• Terry Fox Library First Wednesday of the month 6:45 pm – 7:15 pm

Make language fun! Start early with Babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills—enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

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.

• Terry Fox Library Thursday, Jul 3 10 am – 11 am Now that school’s out, what’s on your reading list? Find out about the hottest new books, and enjoy a tasty breakfast on us. Now that’s worth getting out of bed for. For teens 12 to 19.

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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.

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PORT COQUITLAM KIDS Storytime: At the Market

Magician Andrew Dalziel

Second Storey Theatre

• Terry Fox Library Second Thursday of the month 4 pm – 4:30 pm

• Terry Fox Library Monday, Jul 7 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

• Terry Fox Library Friday, Aug 1 2 pm – 2:45 pm

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. Find us at the Port Coquitlam Farmer’s Market at Leigh Square.

Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer. Registration begins June 16.

Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a one-of-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book that is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+. Registration begins July 18.

Magician Alex Seaman • Terry Fox Library Wednesday, Jun 25 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm As part of the 2nd Annual MAGIC Festival in Port Coquitlam, the Terry Fox Library is proud to host award-winning magician Alex Seaman. Alex’s “Magicalious” show is filled with audience participation and comedy. Kids will help Alex return an overdue book and discover the real magic in imagination!

LEGO® Club • Terry Fox Library Wednesdays, Jul 2 – 30 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm We have the LEGO you bring the ideas! LEGO Club is a fun program for children ages 5 to 10. LEGO isn’t just for boys—don’t forget that girls are welcome too!

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Once Upon a Time— Storytelling Evening • Terry Fox Library Tuesday, Jul 8 7 pm – 7:30 pm Before there was Internet, TV or video games, people entertained themselves by telling and listening to stories. Use your imagination to journey to worlds near and far. For kids ages 5 to 12.

Great Gross Out! • Terry Fox Library Monday, Jul 14 2 pm – 3 pm Join us for crazy crafts, icky edibles, rude reads, terrible trivia, and a toilet paper toss! For ages 7 to 10. Registration required.

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Purple Pirate • Terry Fox Library Friday, Aug 8 2 pm – 2:45 pm Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer! Registration begins July 25.

Summer Reading Club Wind Up with Uzume Taiko • Leigh Square Bandshell Monday, Aug 25 11 am – 11:45 am Pick up your SRC medal and experience the heart-stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums. Join members of award winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko. Registration required.

May – August 2014

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WHITE ROCK WHITE ROCK LIBRARY 15342 Buena Vista White Rock, bc v4b 1y6 Phone 604-541-2201 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

10 – 9 10 – 9 10 – 9 10 – 5 10 – 5 10 – 5 1 – 5

EVERYONE White Rock Library Scrabble Club • White Rock Library Wednesdays, May 7 – Aug 27, 1 pm – 4 pm Do you have a way with words? Drop in and test your word power. All ages and experience levels welcome.

SFU Philosopher’s Cafe

History Club

• White Rock Library Wednesdays, May 14, Jun 11 7 pm – 8:45 pm

• White Rock Library Last Monday of the month 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for lively discussions on the burning issues of the day.

Members are invited to give a short presentation on history themes of their choice followed by general discussion. Meetings are moderated by Herb Spencer, 604-542-2299, and David Cotton. New members welcome.

White Rock and South Surrey Writers’ Club • White Rock Library Wednesdays, May 21, Jun 18 7 pm – 8:45 pm Are you an aspiring writer? Join the Writers’ Club and enjoy readings, writing support and constructive critiques. New members welcome. For more information, contact Les Johnson at 604-535-3426.

BC Mobile Dairy Classroom • White Rock Library Tuesday, Jul 15 10:30 am – 11:30 am The Mobile Dairy Classroom Experience brings live milking and calf feeding demonstrations to your library! Equipped with a milking machine, cows and knowledgeable staff, the Mobile Dairy Classroom will entertain and inform!

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White Rock Laughter Yoga • White Rock Library Last Tuesday of the month 7 pm – 8 pm Literally laughing in the library! No joke—and for no reason at all, just for the health of it. Bring water and wear comfy clothes. Enjoy deep breathing, light stretches and interactive laughter exercises.

White Rock Chess Club • White Rock Library Saturdays, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Enjoy chess, the best game in the world! All ages and skill levels welcome.

May – August 2014

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WHITE ROCK EVERYONE

ADULTS

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Jay Havens

Internet Classes

eBooks at the Library

• White Rock Library Thursdays, May 1 – Jun 26 10:30 am – 11:30 am

• White Rock Library Wednesdays, May 14, Jun 4 2 pm – 4 pm

Receive one-on-one Internet training for beginners. Topics covered include using the mouse, Internet basics, effective Internet searching, and email. Registration required.

Did you know that FVRL offers a great selection of free eBooks that can be downloaded to your computer or transferred to a portable device? Join library staff for a demonstration of FVRL OverDrive and BC Library to Go. Registration appreciated.

• White Rock Library Monday, Jun 23 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Jay Havens. See page 3 for details.

Aboriginal Artist in Residence: Darlene Allison • White Rock Library Thursday, Jun 5 10 am – 5 pm Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month this June at FVRL! Join us as we welcome Aboriginal Artist in Residence — Darlene Allison. See page 3 for details.

ADULTS Grateful Executor • White Rock Library Monday, May 12 7 pm – 8:30 pm Join Kevin Holte of The Grateful Executor for a program about estate settlement and an executor’s duties. Kevin will discuss the role of the executor, as well as the pros and cons of joint ownership. You’ll also learn about probate, capital gains issues and how to do pre-planning. There will be useful handouts and time for questions! Registration appreciated.

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Meet Author Janie Chang • White Rock Library Tuesday, May 6 7 pm – 8:30 pm Canadian author Janie Chang artfully draws upon family history for her writing. Join her at White Rock Library for an evening of reading and discussion of her first novel Three Souls. The book is set in civil war China, a country fractured by social and political change. Leiyin is forced to make a choice either to save her only child or forever relinquish her own afterlife.

White Rock Bridge Club • White Rock Library Thursdays, May 8 – Aug 28 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Enjoy contract bridge in a relaxed environment.

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• May 14: Using wireless devices and tablets. • June 4: Using eReaders with a home computer.

Titles and Tea Afternoon Book Club • White Rock Library Tuesdays, May 20, Jun 17 2 pm – 4 pm Classics and new titles discussed in a casual setting. New members welcome. Books are provided.

Book Tastes • White Rock Library Tuesdays, May 27, Jun 24 2 pm – 3 pm Drop in for a summary of books presented by library staff and share your own favourites.

Wednesday Night Book Club • White Rock Library Wednesdays, May 28, Jun 25 7 pm – 8:45 pm Classics and new titles discussed in a casual setting. New members welcome. Books are provided.

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WHITE ROCK KIDS Purple Pirate Beginner and Intermediate Chess Lessons

• White Rock Library Thursday, Aug 7 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

• White Rock Library Saturdays, May 3 – Jun 21 1 pm – 2:30 pm Learn chess! Beginner lessons are available for grades K through 2 (parents must stay with children). Intermediate lessons are available for grades 3 and up. Intermediate students must know all the pieces, how to castle, how to checkmate, and how to play on their own. Parent participation is encouraged. Participants are invited to stay for Chess Club which follows immediately after. Practice is available at www.whiteknightchess.com. Registration required.

Storytime

Second Storey Theatre

• White Rock Library Wednesdays, May 7 – Jun 11 10:30 am – 11 am

• White Rock Library Friday, Jul 25 11 am – 12 pm

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.

Audiences will decide the fate of our improvisers as they play games and tell stories in this exciting 45 minute show. Together with our cast of performers, the audience will help to create a one-of-a-kind adventure that is entirely inspired by their suggestions. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book that is unfolding right before your very eyes! Suitable for children 6+.

Magician Andrew Dalziel • White Rock Library Friday, Jul 11 2 pm – 3 pm

Ahoy, mateys! The Purple Pirate be on your horizon. He has a treasure box full of laughs and pirate magic that is fun for the whole family. Come one, come all and laugh with BC’s friendly privateer!

Summer Reading Club Wind Up with Uzume Taiko • White Rock Library Monday, Aug 18 11 am – 12:15 pm Celebrate your summer of reading with Uzume Taiko. Pick up your SRC medal and experience the heart-stopping pulse of Japanese taiko drums. Join members of award-winning, world famous Uzume Taiko as they take you on an intimate journey through the world of taiko.

Andrew and his assistant Rocky the Raccoon have been entertaining audiences for, well, as long as Rocky can remember! Together, they make a magic duo that is not to be missed. Their special brand of fun, energetic magic is sure to bring laughter to your summer.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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YALE YALE LIBRARY Box #17 Yale Elementary School 65050 Albert Street Yale, bc v0k 2s0 Phone 604-863-2279 Wednesday 1 – 5 5:30 – 7:30 Saturday

10:30 – noon 12:30 – 5

EVERYONE Canada Day Celebration • Yale Library Wednesday, Jun 25, 5:30 pm – 7 pm Join us for food, crafts and fun! Learn more about Canada through a quiz and check out the information we have to share.

Emergency Preparedness Week • Yale Library Wednesday, May 7 5:30 pm – 7 pm Are you prepared for a 72 hour (3 day) power outage or other extreme situation? How about fires? Find out how you can prepare for an emergency.

Celebrate Mothers’ Day! • Yale Library Saturday, May 10 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Celebrate your mother! Listen to a story, share your written piece and make a card for your Mom or special person in your life that is like a Mom to you!

Games night • Yale Library Wednesday, Jul 23 6 pm – 7:30 pm Play games, have fun, and treat yourself to some goodies!

BC Day Celebration • Yale Library Wednesday, Jul 30 6 pm – 7 pm Learn more about BC, enjoy some food and join in the activities.

Making Puppets! • Yale Library Saturday, Aug 9 3 pm – 4:30 pm Help us create our own puppets! Let’s see how creative we can be!

National Aboriginal Day • Yale Library Saturday, Jun 21 3 pm – 4:30 pm National Aboriginal Day is a fun-filled day for the whole family to enjoy. Listen to stories, create some crafts, and eat bannock. Share in the celebration!

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Summer Reading Club Wind-Up Party • Yale Library Wednesday, Aug 20 6 pm – 7 pm Find out who won the prizes, and enjoy some food and activities!

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YALE ADULTS Yale Gardening Club • Yale Library Wednesdays, May 7, 21 Jun 4, 18, Jul 2, 16, 30, Aug 13, 27 7 pm – 9 pm Share your gardening ideas and knowledge with the rest of us and we’ll share with you too! There will be discussions to be had and seeds to share.

KIDS Get Creative at the Library • Yale Library Saturday, Jul 19, 3 pm – 4 pm Create things with us using various forms of materials.

All programs are drop-in and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Call or visit your library to sign up for registered programs.

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PLAY COLOUR ME! Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

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CELEBRATE SUMMER WIN A SUMMER PRIZE PACK! Fraser Valley Regional Library is celebrating summer by giving away a prize pack full of summer essentials, including: • Kobo eReader Touch Edition • Roller Duffle Bag • Explorer Grill/Cooler Combo • Foldable Water Bottles • Beach Mats • Screen Cleaners • Pens • Silly Bandz • Teddy Bear • Sticky Hands Enter by Wednesday, June 11 for your chance to win. Winner will be notified by Wednesday, June 18. Prize pack can be picked up at your local library.

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NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY FVRL is proud to support National Aboriginal Day during the month of June. Throughout the month, many of our libraries will host our Aboriginal Artists in Residence, along with other programs that showcase the rich diversity of Aboriginal Cultures in our communities. Celebrate with us by participating in and enjoying these programs, displays, and more! Check your local library for a listing of specific programs.

ON THE HUNT FOR A GOOD BOOK? Get hooked on the latest book suggestions from FVRL — from new releases and great classics, to the best-sellers and hidden gems on the shelves. NextReads will deliver reading lists from the library right to your inbox. Subscribe to NextReads today! Visit www.fvrl.ca and look for the NextReads ad on the slider, or access via the Digital Content tab > Databases.

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ARE YOU ADVENTUROUS ENOUGH TO CHECK OUT A BAG OF BOOKS SIGHT UNSEEN? IF YOU ANSWERED YES, THEN IT’S TIME YOU TAKE A BLIND DATE WITH A BAG OF BOOKS! All FVRL locations offer Grab & Go Book Bags. Available for children, teens, and adults, these bags feature multiple great reads that have been pre-selected by library staff. Choose from many different genres like action/adventure, Canadiana, popular fiction, romance, science fiction, and more! Read one book in the bag, or read them all! When you are done with the books, simply return them through the item return drop as usual.

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EBOOKS AT THE LIBRARY Take the latest bestselling books with you when you are on the go with your portable device. You can download a diverse selection of eBooks and audiobooks 24/7 from the FVRL website, all free. Best of all, there are no late fees — the book automatically checks itself back in when your loan period is up! Access three great collections, including FVRL OverDrive, OneClickdigital and Library2Go via the Digital Content tab on www.fvrl.ca.

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BOOKS

TO MOVIES The Fault in Our Stars In theatres 6 June, 2014

Based on: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (2012) Teens, Hazel and Gus, share an acerbic wit and a disdain for the conventional. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group.

Edge of Tomorrow In theatres 6 June, 2014

Based on: All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka (2009) A soldier fighting in a war with aliens finds himself caught in a time loop of his last day in the battle, though he becomes better skilled along the way.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 In theatres 12 June, 2014

Based on: How to Train Your Dragon (series) by Cressida Cowell Toothless and Hiccup’s adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider. The two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace.

The Giver

In theatres 15 August, 2014 Based on: The Giver by Lois Lowry (1993) In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.

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Sprinklebakes

Journal It

This innovative cookbook is designed to unleash the creative side of every baker. Recipes are organized by line, colour, and sculpture instead of dessert type.

Learn signature techniques, tips and creativity boosters from 19 mixed-media artists. Let the inspirational photos guide you to create works of art right from the start.

Journal Bliss

iPad for Artists

Whether you are looking to express yourself creatively for the first time, or are in a creative rut, learn to follow you inspired voice through journaling.

The iPad has changed the platform and scope of digital art worldwide. With this versatile tablet, anyone can create fine art or enhance their photos in the field.

Gardening in Miniature

The Artist’s Way for Parents

by Heather Baird

by Violette

by Janit Calvo

Get ready to journey into the huge world of growing small! Join the hottest garden trend and combine the joy of gardening with the magic of miniatures.

by Jenny Doh

by Dani Jones

by Julia Cameron

Every child is creative, and every parent is creative. Focuses on creative cultivation, where you consciously and playfully put your children on a healthy creative path towards the future.

One Drawing a Day

by Veronica Lawlor

Explore your creativity with illustration and mixed media. This six-week course features 46 daily exercises that will keep your artistic skills sharp and your imagination fertile.

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Stream Classical Music

with Naxos Music Library Naxos Music Library offers selected titles from over 378 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Classic pop and rock music as well as Chinese orchestral music are also represented. www.fvrl.ca > Digital Content > Music

At Your Library - May to August 2014  

Celebrate your inner artist this summer! Find your muse at FVRL!

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