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Some in-branch programs require registration with your library card. Please log in with your library account or follow this link to apply for a card online. You can also apply for a card in person at any of our 33 locations.

  • smiling woman playing with virtual reality headset and hand-controllers

    Monday Jul 08, 2024 at 3:00pm
    90 minutes

    Drop by to play some of the many games on our Oculus Rift system! Explore mountains or deep seas, ride roller coasters, soar as an eagle, challenge your agility with Beat Saber or Fruit Ninja, defend your castle as an archer or your spaceship with a laser, and many more! 

    All games are single-player with English dialogue/text.

    How it works: drop in during the session and write your name on the sign-up sheet to reserve a 10-minute time-slot (no sign-ups ahead of time)

    Safety tip: to prevent falls, wear closed flat shoes, not flip-flops or high heels

    Ages: 10 to Adult (headset may be too large to fit smaller players)

  • Monday Jul 08, 2024 at 3:30pm
    90 minutes

    Art and activism are the starting point for a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities. Packed with humour and raw energy, this film follows the gang of five from B.C. to Nova Scotia as they create and present their own images of their disabilities.

    Bonnie Sherr Klein
    2006 | 1 h 11 min | English with closed captions

  • Mondays, Jul 08, 2024 - Aug 12, 2024
    6:00pm
    120 minutes

    2 sessions remaining

    Come and share your writing and participate in guided writing activities with other writers in the neighborhood. Writers of all genres and skill levels are welcome. 

  • Mondays, Jul 08, 2024 - Oct 07, 2024
    7:00pm
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    This is a book club, conversation space and community for parents or caregivers of little people who are looking for shared connection on the struggles and joys of parenting. Sleepless nights, big emotions, stepping on a toy car that feels like a shard of glass and surprise jam on your best work shirt, parenting is not always the social media perfect picnic it is cracked up to be. At the same time you love them to bits and are trying to merge the life before them with your current reality while also keeping all the balls in the air and doing your best to raise kind and thoughtful humans amidst a crazy and changing world.

    Explore concepts of parenting, identity and the ever present “mom or dad guilt”.

    If you don’t have time to read the book, still come! Chill vibes and welcoming space.

  • Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 27, 2024
    10:30am
    30 minutes

    8 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes and songs for children of all ages and a parent or caregiver. Drop-in program. 

    Contes, comptines et chansons pour les enfants de tous âges et un parent ou gardien. Portes ouvertes. 

  • Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 20, 2024
    11:00am
    30 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    Stories, rhymes, songs, and activities for babies (ages 0-18 months) and a parent/caregiver. Drop-in program.

    Contes, comptines, et chansons pour les bébés (0-18 mois) accompagnés d’un parent ou gardien(ne). Portes-ouvertes.

  • An illustration of a child drawing on paper, while two children play a fishing game nearby.

    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 1:00pm
    120 minutes

    Come meet the creatures who walk among us. 

    Create an alien in a UFO.  

    Ages: 3-12 yrs

    Drop-in program.

  • summer reading club images

    Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    6 sessions remaining

    In this highly energetic and interactive VIRTUAL dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out! Family program for ages 4+.  Join us online!

  • Tuesdays, Jul 09, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024
    2:00pm
    45 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    In this highly energetic and interactive VIRTUAL dance workshop, participants will explore simple, fun, and easy dance moves that everyone can follow in a safe and inclusive environment. Get ready to get lost in the music and GROOVE your heart out!

    Drop-in. Family program for ages 4+. 

    This is a hybrid program.  The presenter is remote and will be on-screen at the Ruth E. Dickinson branch.

  • Two astronauts are in space, while an alien lifts weights shaped like books.

    Tuesday Jul 09, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Embark on a space adventure. Drop-in program. Ages 7-9. We will be playing a life-size game. Can you figure out who the saboteur is before a spaceship accident takes you out?

    Pars à la découverte de l’espace. Programme portes ouvertes. Pour les 7 à 9 ans. Nous allons jouer à un jeu géant. Pouvez-vous savoir qui est le saboteur avant qu’un accident de vaisseau spatial ne vous élimine?