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What's happening at the Chilliwack and Yarrow libraries

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Feb. 25 - The Chilliwack Library is offering 'Sit and Be Fit: Chair Yoga' on Monday, Feb. 25 from 2-3 p.m. A trained yoga instructor will demonstrate yoga exercises that can be performed from a seated position. No special equipment is needed and the exercises will be modified according to your fitness needs.

March 2 - Kids ages 3-9 are invited to the Yarrow Library as they read some classic Mo Willems stories, play some “Mo” games, and create a “Mo” inspired craft during Mad about Mo! (Books by Mo Willems) on Saturday, Mar. 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

March 6 - The Kidney Foundation presents 'Your Amazing Kidneys – Master Chemists in Your Body' at the Chilliwack Library Wednesday, March 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn the signs and symptoms of kidney disease, including which groups are at risk at this informative presentation.

March 7 - Award-winning photographer John Gordon will share the secret to photographing the diverse species of birds that live in the Lower Mainland. Join him for 'World Cultures Month Travel Program: Photographing Birds in the Lower Mainland' on Thursday, March 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Yarrow Library. Learn where and when to go and what camera equipment is needed.

March 13 - The United Kingdom is one of the most diverse countries in the world. Join travel photographer John Gordon for a photographic tour of some of the UK’s lesser known places. His presentation, Off the Beaten Track: The United Kingdom, is Wednesday, March 13 from 7-8 p.m. at the Chilliwack Library.

March 16 - The Friends of the Chilliwack Library invite the public to its Book Sale Blitz on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All books are $5 a bag (bag provided).

 

ONGOING:

The Yarrow Library Book Club meets every third Thursday of the month (6:30 to 7:45 p.m.) to discuss the books they've read at the Yarrow Library. Join the staff for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books will change monthly and copies are provided by library. New members are welcome to join at any time. Registration is not required for this free program. 604-823-4664

It's Games Night at the Chilliwack Library on the second Thursday of the month from 5-8 p.m. (Jan. 10 to April 11). Join for a great evening of board and card games including Apples to Apples, Escalation, Zombie Brains and more. For more information, email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net.

Join Susan Barclay Nichols from Chilliwack Community Services to make everything from paper crafts to hair and body care products. Her class. 'How's That Made?' is for kids in Grades 5 and up, and runs Tuesdays at the Yarrow Library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. (Jan. 15 to April 30). For more information, email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net or call 604-792-7238. Check out her blog at www.swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com for updates on classes and copies of handouts.

Join Susan Barclay Nichols from Chilliwack Community Services to make everything from paper crafts to hair and body care products. Her class. 'How's That Made? (Teen)' is for kids in Grades 7 and up, and runs Thursdays at the Chilliwack Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Jan. 17 to May 30). For more information, email Susan at sjbarclay@telus.net or call 604-792-7238. Check out her blog at www.swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com for updates on classes and copies of handouts. Please note that the March 21 session is from 2-4 p.m.

It's Family Storytime at the Chilliwack Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. (Jan. 22 to Feb. 21). Enjoy a half hour of stories, songs, finger plays and flannel tales.

The Chilliwack Library Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 7-8 p.m. (Jan. 23 to May 22). Join librarian Jennifer Douglas for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books change monthly with copies provided by the library. New members are welcome to join at any time.

Are you an adult trying to improve your spoken English? Would you like to meet new friends in the community? Yarrow Library, in partnership with Chilliwack Community Services (604-393-3251), is hosting a free Conversation Circle on Thursdays at the Yarrow Library (Jan. 31 to April 25). Contact the library at 604-823-4664 for more information.

It's Family Storytime at the Yarrow Library on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. (Jan. 22 to March 5). Drop in for a half hour interactive program of stories, songs, rhymes, and puppets. This program is suitable for ages 2-5 years. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

Join Raymond and his Genshiken group for a night of Japanese pop culture mayhem. Genshiken takes place the third Wednesday of the month at the Chilliwack Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Jan. 16 to April 17). Due to the content of the media during the Japanese group, please be at least 13 to attend.

Are you an adult trying to improve your spoken English? Chilliwack Library, in partnership with Chilliwack Community Services(604-393-3251), is hosting a free Conversation Circle on Mondays at the Chilliwack Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. (March 4 to June 17).

Pyjama Storytime takes place every Tuesday from 7-7:30 p.m. (Feb. 26 to Mar. 19) at the Chilliwack Library. Wear your pyjamas and snuggle your favourite stuffy while listening to stories at the library.

Homeschooling families are invited to monthly sessions with outreach librarian, Jacque Garden, every Thursday at the Yarrow Library from 10 to 11 a.m. (Jan. 24 to April 25). Jacque will be conducting information sessions to help meet your educational and literacy needs. Let them show you how the Yarrow Library can be your community learning centre for all ages.

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