–from Adrienne Wass
This March the Sooke Library Branch is offering free programs for kids and adults (teens are welcome, too!). We’re offering additional programs during the Spring Break holidays. Plus, the local community group Zero Waste Sooke has begun to meet at the library and is welcoming new members.
For more details, please see the list below and the attached program calendar. You can also find this information on the Programs & Events section on VIRL’s website –http://virl.bc.ca/programs-and-events.
(SPN note: The following events except the Paws 4 Stories —which is by appointment only—have been added to the SPN Calendar)
Tuesdays, 11-11:45 am
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays and more. We’ll celebrate a different theme each week. Plus, every storytime ends with a craft! For approximately ages 3-5. Drop in; no registration required.
Babies start learning from birth! Join us for rhymes, songs and stories that will help develop your babies’ early literacy and language skills. Caregivers are encouraged to relax and socialize afterwards. For babies aged 0 – 18 months. Drop-in; no registration required.
Paws 4 Stories
[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]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 6-11 years old.
Sooke German Kinderspielgruppe
Saturdays, 3:30-4:30 pm
Willkommen! German-speaking caregivers are invited to join Sooke’s Playgroup (“Kinderspielgruppe“). German songs, rhymes and reading short stories will be shared. For children aged 0-6 years. Drop-in; no registration required.
Spring Break Programs for Kids
Spring Break: A Fun and Fancy Tea Party
Monday, March 14, 2-3pm
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 0-12 years. Drop-in; no registration required.
Spring Break: A Dragon Storytime
Tuesday, March 15
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 3-5 years. Drop-in; no registration required.
Spring Break: Creative Collage
Monday, March 21
Join us for inspiring stories and crafting fun. Create your very own collage to take home using simple but stunning techniques. We’ll supply the materials; you supply the imagination. For ages 6-12 years. Drop-in; no registration required.
Spring Break: Fractured Fairy Tales
Tuesday, March 22
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 3-5. Drop-in, no registration required.
Spring Break: Puppet Show
Wednesday, March 23
It’s time for some fractured fairy tale fun! Join us 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.
[sam id=”15″ codes=”true”]Knitting doesn’t need to be a solitary activity! All levels welcome; if you want to learn to knit, bring a pair of 5mm 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 – 8pm
For writers in and around the Sooke area – writing support & writing practice
The Collective is open to new adult members. Membership includes meetings, feedback sessions & publication in a yearly anthology. Commit to your writing. Visit with us. For more information visit: sookewriters.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Zero Waste Sooke: New Members Welcome
Third Wednesday of every month, 6:30-8pm
Help Sooke become a greener, cleaner community. Come to a meeting and learn how you can contribute by joining one of our local initiatives. ZWS is a citizen’s initiative affiliated with Transition Sooke. For more information, please visit zerowastesooke.ca or contact email@example.com
Adrienne Wass, BA MLIS
Library Manager, Sooke and Port Renfrew Library Branches
Vancouver Island Regional Library