Comic books will be handed out for free at Chilliwack’s three libraries on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Waldemar Brandt/ Unsplash)

Comic books will be handed out for free at Chilliwack’s three libraries on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. (Waldemar Brandt/ Unsplash)

Death care education, free comic books and more all coming up at Chilliwack libraries

Virtual, in-person events for kids, teens and adults at Chilliwack, Sardis, Yarrow libraries

A number of library events aimed at kids, teens and adults are coming up over the next week at Chilliwack’s local libraries, including one in-person event.

The Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is hosting the following virtual and in-person events Aug. 14 to 18:

Saturday, Aug. 14 • Free Comic Book Day (in person at the library) • In partnership with Imperial Hobbies, FVRL is taking part in this annual outreach initiative of the North American Comic Book Industry, so that they can bring new comics to customers across the Fraser Valley… for free! Availability of free comic books is subject to a limited quantity. Takes place all day Saturday, Aug. 14 (during regular library hours) at Chilliwack, Sardis and Yarrow Libraries while supplies last.

Tuesday, Aug. 17 • Roll for Adventure (virtual program) • When Ralphie discovers his bike missing after locking it up outside the library, he’s broken hearted. He loved that bike and worse he can’t even get a new one until his birthday in two whole weeks. Desperate to get his bike back, he asks the local tween detective agency for help. Can you help Ralphie find out who took his bike and get it back to its rightful owner? Participants will be led by a narrator through an interactive mystery story where they will play as the characters and try to solve the case of the missing bike. Register at www.fvrl.bc.ca under “events.” for this interactive mystery adventure. For ages 8 to 12. It takes place Tuesday, Aug. 17 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 17 • Avengers Trivia (virtual program) • Journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe and test your knowledge of Earth’s mightiest heroes with FVRL’s avengers trivia event. Participate by yourself or assemble a team and conquer the questions together. Register at www.fvrl.bc.ca under “events.” Takes place Tuesday, Aug. 17 from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 17 • Shabby Chic Summer Workshop (virtual program)• Do you love making something new from something old? Join Naomi as she shares her own successes and errors after buying a 1940s house and slowly turning it into her dream home using her weekly grocery budget. Each week we will explore a new room in your home with ideas for a comfortable, casual look using vintage accessories, pastels, and comfortable furniture. During this first session we will explore shopping for free materials. Register at www.fvrl.bc.ca under “events.” Takes place Tuesday, Aug. 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 18 • Death Care Education (virtual program) • Join Christina Nicholson, licensed funeral director and embalmer, for an afternoon of death care education. She will cover everything from when death occurs to final disposition. Information will include what is involved in a funeral arrangement, what the coroner does, what is embalming, why all funeral homes charge different prices and much more. Christina will also answer all your questions and dispel myths about her profession. This educational program aims to help you make informed decisions, and to put your mind at ease. Register at www.fvrl.bc.ca under “events.” This event takes place Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 18 • Tweens and Teens Pictionary (virtual program) • How good are your guessing skills? Join FVRL for a game of Pictionary. Watch library staff poorly (err, amazingly) draw a variety of things and see who can guess the most. For ages 10 to 17. Register at www.fvrl.bc.ca under “events.” Takes place Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 24 • Shabby Chic Summer Workshop (virtual program) • Calling all home decorators! Do you love making something new from something old? Join Naomi as she shares her own successes and errors after buying a 1940s house and slowly turning it into her dream home using her weekly grocery budget. Each week we will explore a new room in your home with ideas for a comfortable, casual look using vintage accessories, pastels, and comfortable furniture. This week we will discuss paint and fabric. Please come prepared to share your dreams and ideas for your home. Register at www.fvrl.bc.ca under “events.” Takes place Tuesday, Aug. 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 25 • Zine Scene: Make Your Own Zines (online event) • Join us on Zoom to learn how to create your very own zine. Zines (pronounced ‘zeen’) are handmade, self-published creations that you can make for yourself or share with friends. Fill it with illustrations, stories, poetry, or anything that you can imagine. In this introductory workshop we’ll be getting crafty with the help of Creativebug, and you’ll need a piece of paper, scissors, and any art supplies of your choice. You’ll come away with ideas for your first (or next) zine and tips on how to bind and print your creations. Suitable for ages 13+. Register at www.fvrl.bc.ca under “events.” Runs Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 25 • Sphero SPRK+ Chariot Challenge (online event) • Test your creativity. Come up with a chariot attachment that allows your Sphero to carry around quarters and enter our official Sphero Quarter Carrying Challenge (no store bought attachments please). Put a Sphero on hold and pick it up at your local library. Prepare a design before the event and then join us on Zoom to show off your design (and to see what other people have come up with). Seats are limited so sign up today. There will be three judging categories:

Straight Line: Program your Sphero to go in a straight line while carrying the most quarters possible. The entry that successfully carries the most coins without dropping any wins.

Turning a Corner: Program your Sphero to execute a 90 degree turn while carrying the most quarters possible. The entry that successfully carries the most coins without dropping any wins.

Style: Decorate your chariot and let the people decide the best looking design. This prize will be decided by a poll completed by participants on Zoom.

Takes place Wednesday, Aug. 25 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 p.m.

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