Calendar of Events

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June 30, 2017

The Way Things Were - Historical Exhibit

Fri, Jun 30, 2017 - Wed, Aug 30, 2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sidney Museum
Travel back in time with Sidney Museum in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday! Come explore history and see how people lived throughout the past 150 years.  MORE

July 1, 2017

Canada 150 Oral History Project

Sat, Jul 1, 2017 - Thu, Aug 31, 2017

All Day

Sidney/North Saanich Library
Vancouver Island is full of stories. Some have our roots dating back to time immemorial, while others have only just arrived. Some of us are young with our whole lives ahead of us, while others are seniors with the wisdom and experiences of a lifetime.  As part of our Canada   MORE

Canada 150 Poetry Anthology

Sat, Jul 1, 2017 - Thu, Aug 31, 2017

All Day

Sidney/North Saanich Library
Submit your Canada-themed poem to creativitycommons@virl.bc.ca by August 31st for a chance to be published in 150 by 39: A Vancouver Island Regional Library Poetry Anthology. Nanaimo’s new Poet Laureate Tina Biello will help collect and curate one poem from each of our 39 branches to appear in an anthology   MORE

Canada 150 Reads - Booklist

Sat, Jul 1, 2017 - Thu, Aug 31, 2017

All Day

Sidney/North Saanich Library
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Canada we have put together a list of 150 Canadian books. Swing by the branch to pick up a copy of the list or download it online.  MORE

July 3, 2017

Play in the Park

Mon, Jul 3, 2017 - Fri, Sep 1, 2017

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Panorama Recreation Centre
Join us this summer, every weeknight in July and August ! 5:30-8:30pm for some FREE summer fun for the whole family that includes interactive play, face painting, group games and of course the inflatable fun obstacle course! NEW this summer, we will be organizing a few featured activities and special   MORE

July 4, 2017

Get in Touch with Canada

Tue, Jul 4, 2017 - Tue, Aug 22, 2017

All Day

Sidney/North Saanich Library
Ready, set, texture!  Pick up a copy of our Canada 150 scavenger hunt. Take it with you to your backyard, local park or other outdoor space and search for the textures listed. Once completed, fill out a draw slip at your local library for your chance to win a prize.  MORE

Summer Reading Club

Tue, Jul 4, 2017 - Tue, Aug 22, 2017

All Day

Sidney/North Saanich Library
Get ready for some wild adventures at your library!  Register for Summer Reading Club 2017: Walk on the Wild Side.  Come into the library for weekly prize draws and programs.  Ages 0 – 12 years.  Visit virl.bc.ca for more information.  MORE

Summer Reading Club - Read Down Your Fines

Tue, Jul 4, 2017 - Tue, Aug 22, 2017

All Day

Sidney/North Saanich Library
Hey Kids!  Join Summer Reading Club for your chance to Read Down Your Fines.  For every reading record page you complete, we’ll waive up to $5 in fines from your library card account. Ages 0 – 12 years. Visit virl.bc.ca for more information.  MORE

Teen Summer Challenge

Tue, Jul 4, 2017 - Tue, Aug 22, 2017

All Day

Sidney/North Saanich Library
Express your creativity by taking on our Teen Summer Challenge! Our list of 55 challenges dares you to get crafty, be wacky, and try new things. Complete tasks, earn points, do cool stuff and you could win a GoPro Hero Session or a $50 Chapters gift card! Are you up   MORE

Tuesdays - Open-Air Library

Tue, Jul 4, 2017 - Wed, Aug 30, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sidney/North Saanich Library
The Open-Air Library is back! Drop by Sidney's beautiful Beacon Park (next to the bandshell) every Tuesday morning, 10 - 12 noon in July and August. Saanich Peninsula Literacy and partners will bring reading materials and fun for all ages. More information, including special event dates: southislandliteracy.com  MORE
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