Libray offers up March programming

Preschool Storytime, Spring Break and adult programming all in the offing

The Sooke branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library is offering free programs for children, teens and adults throughout the month of March.

There will also be special programming during the Spring Break, from March 14 to 24, says librarian Adrienne Wass.

For more information, please call the library at 250-642-3022 or online at virl.bc.ca/programs-and-events.

Weekly Kids’ Programs

Preschool Storytime – Tuesdays, 11 to 11:45 a.m. Join in for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more.  A different theme is celebrated every week. Every storytime ends with a craft. Ages 3 to 5. Drop in; no registration required.

Babytime – Thursdays, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Rhymes, songs and stories will help develop babies’ early literacy and language skills. Caregivers are encouraged to relax and socialize afterwards. For babies aged up to 18 months.  Drop-in; no registration required.

Paws 4 Stories – By appointment. Help make learning to read a positive experience for your child with a therapy dog trained to be a supportive reading companion. Through the St. John Ambulance Paws 4 Stories program, the Sooke Library Branch now offers free, 15-minute readings sessions with a registered therapy dog for children aged 6 to 11 years old.

Sooke German Kinderspielgruppe – Saturdays, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. German-speaking caregivers are invited to join Sooke’s Playgroup (Kinderspielgruppe). German songs, rhymes and reading short stories will be shared.  For children aged up to six years. Drop-in; no registration required.

Spring Break Programs for Kids

Spring Break: A Fun and Fancy Tea Party – Monday, March 14, 2 to 3 p.m. Dress up in your fanciest clothes and join us for a tea party. All kinds of costumes (and hats!) are welcome.  You’ll also get to meet Timba, the library’s Paws 4 Stories therapy dog. For ages  up to 12 years. Drop-in; no registration required.

Spring Break: A Dragon Storytime – Tuesday, March 15, 11 to 11:45 a.m. Meet some not-so-scary dragons through stories, songs and rhymes. You’ll even get the chance to create your own pet dragon to take home. For ages 3 to 5 years.  Drop-in; no registration required.

Spring Break: Creative Collage – Monday, March 21, 2 to 3 p.m. Join in for inspiring stories and crafting fun. Create your own collage to take home using simple but stunning techniques. All materialssupplied. For ages 6 to 12 years. Drop-in; no registration required.

Spring Break: Fractured Fairy Tales – Tuesday, March 22, 11 to 11:45 a.m. What if Cinderella had giant feet? Or the three little pigs became friends with the wolf? Come listen to some famous fairy tales, told with surprising and funny twists. For ages 3 to 5. Drop-in, no registration required.

Spring Break: Puppet Show – Wednesday, March 23, 2 to 2:30 p.m. Join in for a puppet show loosely based on a well-known story. Which one? Come to the show and see if you can guess.  Suitable for all ages. Drop-in, no registration required.

Adult Programs

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 five millimetre straight needles, and either “dishcloth cotton” or “worsted-weight yarn” of medium-to-light colour. Drop-in; no registration required.

Sooke Writers’ Collective – First Wednesday of every month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. For writers in and around the Sooke area – writing support and writing practice. For more information, please go online to sookewriters.com or email at info@sookewriters.com.

Zero Waste Sooke – Third Wednesday of every month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Help Sooke become a greener, cleaner community. For more information, please go online to zerowastesooke.ca or email info@zerowastesooke.ca.

 

Just Posted

Community works to feed hungry kids at Journey Middle School

School staff and Sooke Lions Club form unique partnership

Saanich mayor urges premier to tweak road speeds in an ‘epidemic of road crash fatalities’

Haynes cites ICBC and provincial documents in letter to John Horgan

Sidney councillor predicts developers will take liberties after retroactive approval of beach stairs

Developer built stairs in an environmentally sensitive area without prior approval

10,000 Tonight helps Sooke students combat hunger

Initiative stocks Sooke Food Bank shelves

B.C. politicians view supermodel’s transition journey on Transgender Day

Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite and New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert appear in the documentary

12 Sooke events to get you into the holiday spirit

From a Santa parade to classicial music, Sooke has it all

John Mann, singer and songwriter of group Spirit of the West dead at 57

Mann died peacefully in Vancouver on Wednesday from early onset Alzheimer’s

VIDEO: B.C. high school’s turf closed indefinitely as plastic blades pollute waterway

Greater Victoria resident stumbles on plastic contamination from Oak Bay High

Four arrested after report of shots fired in Nanaimo

RCMP arrest four suspects in high-risk takedown in Cedar

South Cariboo Driver hits four cows due to fog

The RCMP’s investigation is ongoing

B.C. won’t appeal decision protecting ICBC court experts

Change to evidence rules next to save money, David Eby says

1898 Yukon gold rush photo featuring Greta Thunberg look-alike sends internet into tailspin

Jokes erupted this week after a 120-year-old photo taken by Eric A. Hegg surfaced from archives

Most Read