Fall library programs for kids return

A whole slew of programs are now available for kids and adults alike.

Preschool Storytime

Tuesdays, 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Join in for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more. We’ll celebrate a different theme each week. Plus, every storytime ends with a craft!  For approximately ages 3-5. Drop in; no registration required.

Babytime Thursdays, 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Come on down for rhymes and songs stories that will help develop your babies’ early learning and communication skills.  Caregivers are encouraged to relax and socialize afterwards.  For babies aged 0 – 18 months.  Drop-in; no registration required.

Paws and Tales Literacy program: Free Reading Support for Kids, Wednesdays evenings by appointment

Help making learning to read a positive experience for your child with the help of a therapy dog, Pacha, trained to be a supportive reading companion.  The mission of Paws and Tales is to improve the literacy skills of children using a unique approach of reading to a dog. These registered therapy dogs volunteer with their owners, offering children an irresistible opportunity to improve their reading in a setting which has proven to be effective and fun.  For more information, visit http://patspets.ca/wordpress/paws-and-tales

I Love the Library Storytime, Thursday, October 13, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Join us for a special library-themed storytime and craft as we celebrate Canadian Library Month.  For ages  3 – 5 years.  Drop-in; no registration required.

 

Adult Programs (Teens are welcome, too!)

Knitting Circle, Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Knitting doesn’t need to be a solitary activity!  All levels welcome; if you want to learn to knit, bring a pair of 5mm straight needles, and either “dishcloth cotton” or “worsted-weight yarn” of medium-to-light colour. Drop-in, no registration required.

Sooke Writers’ Collective,

Wednesday, September 14 and the first Wednesday of each following month, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

For writers in and around the Sooke area – writing support & writing practice. The Collective is open to new adult members. Membership includes meetings, feedback sessions & publication in a yearly anthology. Commit to your writing. For more information visit sookewriters.com or contact info@sookewriters.com

Zero Waste Sooke

Third Wednesday of every month 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Help Sooke become a greener, cleaner community. Come to a meeting and learn how you can contribute by joining one of our local initiatives.

ZWS is a citizens’ initiative affiliated with Transition Sooke.  For more information, please visit zerowastesooke.ca or contact info@zerowastesooke.ca

eLibrary Made Easy, by appointment

Are you interested in learning how to download free ebooks, movies, music and more from the library?  Contact the branch to book an appointment for a free, personalized training session.

 

Just Posted

Local tongue-in-cheek opportunists flog snow huts

‘Executive’ and ‘eco-friendly’ one-bedrooms pop up on Craigslist and Used Victoria

OUR VIEW: Search and rescue organization needs to be examined

No organization should be immune to scrutiny

Province urges backcountry adventurers to stay safe this weekend

Search and rescue responded to 28 incidents last Family Day weekend

Snow storms prompt reminders to prepare for emergencies

Province reminds public of essential supplies

Emerging Sooke filmmaker takes spotlight with special award

Mary Galloway creates her own opportunities

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Northern B.C. First Nation clan says ancient tools found at pipeline work site

Archeologists from the Smithsonian Institute estimate one of the stones found dates back up to 3500 years

Names keep adding to vaccine petition started by B.C. mom

Maple Ridge mom started campaign to make vaccination a condition of attending school

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

Most Read