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What's happening at your local Chilliwack libraries
Dec. 17 - Jingle Time Christmas Special is happening Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the Chilliwack Library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Ring in the festive season with this Christmas themed program. Join library staff as they celebrate the holiday season. Everyone is welcome.
Dec. 19 - How's That Made Christmas Extravaganza (for teens) is Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Chilliwack Library from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join Susan Barclay from Community Services for a Crafty Christmas Extravaganza! Due to the level of skill and attention required for the craft class, registration is limited to youth in Grade 7 or higher.
Dec. 21 - Book and a Bite Storytime: Christmas Around the World takes place Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Yarrow Library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Kids, ages five to nine, are invited to an afternoon of exploring and creating in the kitchen with Dayle Thiessen as we learn about Christmas traditions around the world. Children will create a tasty treat as well as enjoy some festive stories.
Ongoing and Current Programs:
eHelp Desk: Visit Chilliwack Library’s Monday afternoon eHelp Desk for one-on-one help with downloading FVRL’s Ditigal Content (eBooks, audiobooks and magazines) and accessing FVRL’s other digital databases. The eHelp Desk program takes place Mondays at the Chilliwack Library from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
Book Clubs: Join library staff for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books will change monthly and copies are provided by the library. New members are welcome to join at any time, and registration is not required for this free program. The Chilliwack Library Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7-8 p.m. The Yarrow Library Book Club meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Friends of the Chilliwack Library: This volunteer organization supports the library through advocacy, fundraising and assistance with various projects and programs. The Puzzle Sale, Pet Parade and Quiz Night are all successful Friends initiatives. They meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the Chilliwack Library from 2 to 3 p.m. New friends are always welcome.
Genshiken: Join Raymond and his Genshiken group for a night of Japanese pop culture mayhem. It takes place on the third Wednesday of the month at the Chilliwack Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (next date Dec. 18). Due to the content of the media during the Japanese group, please be at least 13 to attend. For more information, email Raymond at email@example.com.
Rated T for Teen: 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 portable multiplayer mayhem. This program takes place on the fourth Saturday of the month (next date Dec. 28) at the Chilliwack Library from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, email Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 604-793-7238 or search for "Rated T for Teen" on Facebook to join our group and get updates.
Conversation Circles: Are you an adult trying to improve your spoken English? Would you like to meet new friends in the community? Your local libraries, in partnership with Chilliwack Community Services (604-393-3251), hosts free Conversation Circles. The events take place: Mondays at the Chilliwack Library (until Dec. 23) from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The Chilliwack Library (604-792-1941) is located at 45860 First Ave.
The Sardis Library (604-858-5503) is located at 5819 Tyson Rd.
The Yarrow Library (604-823-4664) is located at 4670 Community St.
Learn more online at www.fvrl.bc.ca.