Has fast fashion got you down?  Do you want more than just cheaply made low quality clothing?  What if getting dressed was more about connection than competition, more about values than volume?  Learn how to get dressed for change on Sunday, March 26, 2 pm – 3:30 pm at the George Mackie Library.  Find out what clothes, climate and economics have in common at My Ugly Boots:  Exploring the Sole of Fashion.  Through games and interactive models, we’ll explore “deep” or large scale fashion in a fun and interactive way, and consider ways to contribute to change.

 

Are you dealing with chronic health conditions?  Explore outside of the box by attending Introduction to Advanced Integrative Energy Healing on Wednesday, March 29 from 7 pm – 8 pm.  Learn how this therapeutic technique can help insomnia, constant pain, stress, anxiety and more.

 

Join Good Hound Training’s Mallory Richards, a certified Walks n Wags Pet First Aid Instructor on Saturday, April 1, from 1:30 – 2:30 pm for Pet First Aid.  Live demonstration will performed on Mallory’s own pet, Blue.

 

What else is happening at the George Mackie Library?

 

Babytime

Thursdays until April 27, 10:30 am – 11 am

Make language fun!  Start early with Babytime.  Help your baby develop speech and language skills – enjoy bouncing, singing, rhyming and stories.  Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers.

 

Storytime

Tuesdays until April 25, 10:30 am – 11 am

Fridays until April 28, 10:30 am – 11 am (except Apr 14)

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime!  Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more.  Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

 

LEGO® Club

Thursdays until April 27, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Love LEGO®? We provide the LEGO®, you bring your imagination! Come play, create, and experiment. LEGO® Club is a fun afternoon program for kids.  Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Teen Night:  Pizza and Games

Tuesdays, March 28, April 25, 5 – 7 pm

Do you love to play board games?  Are you between 12 and 19 years old?  Then come to the library for a fun night of gaming and free pizza.  Games and snacks provided by Imperial Hobbies.

Knit & Stitch

Fridays until April 28, 2 pm – 4 pm (except April 14)

Pack up your needles and yarn and head to the library. Knitting, crocheting, quilting and weaving are fun ways to connect across the generations. Join members of all ages and abilities to share ideas, techniques, and good conversation.

 

Book Clubs

Second Tuesday of the month, 7:15 – 8:30 pm (Apr 11)

Fourth Thursday of the month, 1 – 2:30 pm (Mar 23, Apr 27)

Join us to discuss books in a casual setting.  New members are welcome.  Books are provided.

Settlement Workers: Punjabi/English

Alternate Tuesdays, March 28, April 11, 25, 1 pm – 5 pm

Are you a newcomer to Canada who needs help adjusting to your new life?  Free and confidential services are offered to help newcomers – with all their needs – during the process of settling into their new community.  Settlement and Integration Services are free for immigrants, refugees and their families in BC.

 

Next Chapter Book Club

Wednesdays until April 26, 1 – 2 pm

The Next Chapter Book Club offers a weekly opportunity for adults with differing abilities to read and learn together, talk about books, make friends, and have fun in a relaxed community setting.

 

Poetry Night in Punjabi

3rd Tuesdays (April 18, May 16), 6:30 pm – 8 pm

Come hear two published poets/authors read and discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.  This evening is offered in collaboration with Kendri Punjabi Lekhak Sabha, Uttari Amrika and Punjabi Lekhak Manch – Vancouver.

 

Conversation Circle:  Practice Your English

Thursdays until April 27, 7 – 8:30 pm

If you are learning English and want to practice speaking with other people in a friendly, casual place, then join us for weekly guided discussions about Canadian culture, food and current events.

 

COMING SOON!

 

Intermediate English Conversation

Tuesdays, April 4 – May 30 (except May 2), 1 pm – 3 pm

Intermediate English training for newcomers who want to improve their pronunciation, practice conversation skills and gain confidence with speaking in public. Held in partnership with the Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS) with funding from the Delta Literacy Committee.

 

Paws 4 Stories

Saturday, April 8, 2 pm – 3 pm

Paws 4 Stories is a St. John’s Ambulance Therapy Dog Community Service that promotes improvement in children’s reading skills.  When a child reads with a dog, they start to relax and forget about feeling nervous about reading.  Dogs make very supportive listeners!  Therapy dogs and their volunteers will listen to children who want to practice reading aloud.  This is a free program forages 6 and up.  Space is limited!  Please register by phone or in person after 10 am on the day of the program for your 15-minute reading session.