Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc won an award in 2018 for their documentary ‘Toad People’ at the Wildscreen Panda Awards. The Fraser Valley Regional Library will be showing the film during its virtual Doc ‘n Talk event on April 15, 2021. (Jakob Dulisse)

Mike McKinlay and Isabelle Groc won an award in 2018 for their documentary ‘Toad People’ at the Wildscreen Panda Awards. The Fraser Valley Regional Library will be showing the film during its virtual Doc ‘n Talk event on April 15, 2021. (Jakob Dulisse)

From toad documentary to ukulele jams, Fraser Valley libraries offer various virtual events

A list of upcoming online events hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library in April

There are a bunch of virtual events hosted by the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) coming up this month.

From birdwatching to ukulele jams, there’s a good mix of topics.

One event that Chilliwack folks might be interested in is the April 15 Doc ‘n Talk event featuring the local, award-winning documentary Toad People. The film focuses the lens on some local protectors of tiny toads and screeching barn owls in Chilliwack, and much more.

Here’s the list of upcoming virtual events being offered this month by the FVRL:

Heartfulness Meditation Workshop Series (Thursdays, April 8, 15 and 22 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.): These workshops are suitable for beginners who would like to explore and incorporate heartfulness meditation practice.

Knit & Stitch (Wednesday, April 14 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.): All levels and types of needle crafting are welcome (crochet, cross-stitching, embroidery, felting, knitting, etc.).

Doc ‘n Talk – Toad People (Thursday, April 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.): Join us to watch a short documentary together and then stick around as we all discuss the film Toad People, locally filmed in Ryder Lake. We will be streaming the short film from CBC Gem over Zoom. The film runtime is 26 minutes. Learn more about Toad People at toadpeople.org.

READ MORE: Toad People of Chilliwack in focus at premiere in Vancouver

Ukulele Orientation (Thursday, April 15 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.): You will learn how to tune, some basic chords and strum patterns, and tips and techniques on how to continue learning and improving.

Film Club (Monday, April 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.): It’s a book club, but for movies.

Books & Birdwatching (Tuesday, April 20 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.): Join us for a discussion about backyard birds.

Reading Spotlight (Wednesday, April 21 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.): Library staff will share their current favourite reads.

Armchair Travel (Thursday, April 22 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.): Scratch that travel bug and share your past trips.

Ukulele Jam (Tuesday, April 27 from 2 pm to 3:30 p.m.): All levels of experience are welcome at our fun and relaxed virtual ukulele circle.

Cookbook Club (Thursday, April 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.): Each month we will explore a culinary theme.

Anyone interested in getting more information or attending can sign up online at fvrl.bc.ca under “events.”


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