Weekly Events for March 4-10 2013

**Every weekday morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, March 4

  • Geek Out @ the library (March 4 to 10): Teen Tech Week. Need some homework help?  Discover the eLibrary and all the reliable, online resources available to you, anytime and anywhere! And if you’ve got spare free time, why not explore the library’s collection of downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and music? Drop by the library for more information or better yet, book some time to meet with a librarian for your own personalized tour.
  • SFRS Parent and Preschooler Drop-in (25 months – 6 years old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parent and Child Stick & Puck Hockey at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Bring skates, gloves, and a caged helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, March 5

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Infant Massage.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Art in the Afternoon with Kelly, 7160 Francis Road, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, for 3- to 5-year-olds. More info here.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • The Power of Positive Parenting (Triple P) Group Session at CASA, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Call 250-642-5152 to register.
  • Knitting Circle at the library, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Free, drop-in, all levels or beginners welcome!

Wednesday, March 6

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Open Play Day (no child-minding).
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Prenatal Classes through SFRS, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at CASA. Group classes for pregnant women and a partner. $100 (subsidy available). Call Teresa to register: 250-642-5152.

Thursday, March 7

  • SFRS Young Parents’ Discussion Group at CASA, includes lunch, 11:00 to 1:30. Topic: Open Discussion.
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, March 8

  • Pro-D-Day Toonie Skate at SEAPARC for all ages, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. $2.
  • Head Start Music Program through SFRS at CASA. 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For 4- and 5-year-olds. Music-based activities – singing, moving, listening, and instruments. Every second Friday. Call 250-642-5152 to register.
  • Pro-D-Day Toonie Swim at SEAPARC for all ages, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. $2.
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.

Saturday, March 9

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, March 10

Weekly Events for February 25-March 3 2013

**Every weekday morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, February 25

  • Freedom to Read Week (February 24 to March 2) at the library. Starting February 25, drop by the Sooke Library Branch to learn more about Freedom to Read week, including books that have been challenged in Canada or controversial throughout history. Find out how you can get involved in protecting intellectual freedom and your right to read!
  • SFRS Parent and Baby/Toddler Drop-in (0 – 24 months old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parent and Child Stick & Puck Hockey at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Bring skates, gloves, and a caged helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, February 26

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Postpartum Emotions.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Art in the Afternoon with Kelly, 7160 Francis Road, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, for 3- to 5-year-olds. More info here.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • The Power of Positive Parenting (Triple P) Group Session at CASA, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Call 250-642-5152 to register.
  • Knitting Circle at the library, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Free, drop-in, all levels or beginners welcome!

Wednesday, February 27

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Hop and Move.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Prenatal Classes through SFRS, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at CASA. Group classes for pregnant women and a partner. $100 (subsidy available). Call Teresa to register: 250-642-5152.

Thursday, February 28

  • CANCELLED: SFRS Young Parents’ Drop-in Playgroup at CASA, 12:30 to 2:00 PM
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, March 1

  • Coast Capital Free Swim at SEAPARC, 5:00 to 7:45 PM.
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.

Saturday, March 2

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, March 3

Weekly Events for February 18-24 2013

**Every weekday morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, February 18

  • SFRS Parent and Preschooler Drop-in (25 months – 6 years old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parent and Child Stick & Puck Hockey at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Bring skates, gloves, and a caged helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, February 19

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Signing for Babies.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Art in the Afternoon with Kelly, 7160 Francis Road, 3:00 to 4:00 PM, for 3- to 5-year-olds. More info here.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • The Power of Positive Parenting (Triple P) Group Session at CASA, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Call 250-642-5152 to register.
  • Knitting Circle at the library, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Free, drop-in, all levels or beginners welcome!

Wednesday, February 20

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Open Discussion.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Prenatal Classes through SFRS, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at CASA. Group classes for pregnant women and a partner. $100 (subsidy available). Call Teresa to register: 250-642-5152.

Thursday, February 21

  • Preschool Storytime at the library, 10:30 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; registration required (call the library).
  • SFRS Young Parents’ Discussion Group at CASA, includes lunch, 11:00 to 1:30. Topic: Family Communication.
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, February 22

  • Books for Breakfast storytime at the CASA building, 9:30 AM. For 2-4 year-olds. Kids get to hear a story, have a snack, and get a free book to take home. Contact Jodie to register: 250-580-2252 or sookeliteracy@gmail.com
  • Babytime at the library, 10:30 AM. Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories with your baby. Meet other parents and caregivers and share your experiences. For babies aged 0 to 18 months; registration required (call the library).
  • Pro-D-Day Toonie Skate at SEAPARC for all ages, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. $2.
  • Head Start Music Program through SFRS at CASA. 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For 4- and 5-year-olds. Music-based activities – singing, moving, listening, and instruments. Every second Friday. Call 250-642-5152 to register.
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.
  • Late Night Teen Swim at SEAPARC, ages 11 to 17, 9:00 to 10:30 PM. Come and hang, chill, listen to some bumping music, and have fun with your friends. Sorry, no adults. This month: Wipeout!

Saturday, February 23

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, February 24

Weekly Events for February 11-17 2013

**Every weekday morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, February 11 (Family Day)

  • SFRS closed.
  • Family Day Fun Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.
  • Parent and Child Stick & Puck Hockey at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Bring skates, gloves, and a caged helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, February 12

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Your Changing Family – Relationships After Baby.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • The Power of Positive Parenting (Triple P) Group Session at CASA, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Call 250-642-5152 to register.

Wednesday, February 13

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Healthy Relationships.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.

Thursday, February 14 (Valentine’s Day)

  • Preschool Storytime at the library, 10:30 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; registration required (call the library).
  • SFRS Young Parents’ Drop-in Playgroup at CASA, 12:30 to 2:00 PM.
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, February 15

  • Babytime at the library, 10:30 AM. Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories with your baby. Meet other parents and caregivers and share your experiences. For babies aged 0 to 18 months; registration required (call the library).
  • Pro-D-Day Toonie Skate at SEAPARC for all ages, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. $2.
  • Head Start Music Program through SFRS at CASA. 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For 4- and 5-year-olds. Music-based activities – singing, moving, listening, and instruments. Every second Friday. Call 250-642-5152 to register.
  • Pro-D-Day Toonie Swim at SEAPARC for all ages, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. $2.
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.

Saturday, February 16

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, February 17

Weekly Events for February 4-10 2013

**Every weekday morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, February 4

  • SFRS Parent and Preschooler Drop-in (25 months – 6 years old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parent and Child Stick & Puck Hockey at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Bring skates, gloves, and a caged helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, February 5

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: First Foods.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • The Power of Positive Parenting (Triple P) Group Session at CASA, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Call 250-642-5152 to register.

Wednesday, February 6

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Family Communication.
  • Ready, Set, Learn! event at SEAPARC, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. For children ages 3 and 4 and their families. Find out how to support your child’s development for lifelong learning. Stories, crafts, sing-along, goody bags, and meet some Sooke School District educators.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.

Thursday, February 7

  • Preschool Storytime at the library, 10:30 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; registration required (call the library).
  • SFRS Young Parents’ Discussion Group at CASA, includes lunch, 11:00 to 1:30. Topic: Healthy Relationships.
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, February 8

  • SFRS closed today – no programs/services available.
  • Babytime at the library cancelled today!
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.

Saturday,  February 9

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.
  • Sooke Co-op Preschool will be selling tickets for a Valentine’s themed raffle from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at Village Foods. Awesome prizes like a one-night stay at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa, a $50.00 gift card to The Mix by Ric and half-dozen cupcakes from Oh La La Cupcakes.  The tickets are $2.00 for 1 and $5.00 for 3.

Sunday, February 10

Weekly Events for January 28-February 3 2013

**Every weekday morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, January 28

  • SFRS Parent and Preschooler Drop-in (25 months – 6 years old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.
  • Parent and Child Stick & Puck Hockey at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 2:30 PM. Bring skates, gloves, and a caged helmet. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, January 29

  • Moms’ Bible Study group meets at Sooke Baptist Church (7110 West Coast Road), 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Kids welcome – toys provided. You don’t have to attend Sooke Baptist Church to come!
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30. Topic: Childhood Diseases and Immunizations.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.
  • The Power of Positive Parenting (Triple P) Group Session at CASA, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Call 250-642-5152 to register.

Wednesday, January 30

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Nutrition.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free. Cost does not include skate rental.

Thursday, January 31

  • Preschool Storytime at the library, 10:30 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; registration required (call the library).
  • SFRS Young Parents’ Drop-in Playgroup at CASA, 12:30 to 2:00 PM.
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, February 1

  • Babytime at the library, 10:30 AM. Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories with your baby. Meet other parents and caregivers and share your experiences. For babies aged 0 to 18 months; registration required (call the library).
  • Head Start Music Program through SFRS at CASA. 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. For 4- and 5-year-olds. Music-based activities – singing, moving, listening, and instruments. Every second Friday. Call 250-642-5152 to register.
  • Kingfisher Preschool Groundhog Family Dance at EMCS, 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Pizza dinner, dancing, fun for the whole family. $3 per person; age 2 and under free.
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Family Hockey at SEAPARC, 7:00 to 8:15 PM. Helmets required and youth should have full hockey gear.

Saturday, February 2

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.
  • Benefit Concert for Zoe, 5:00 to 11:00 PM at the Shirley Hall. See here for more details.

Sunday, February 3

Weekly Events for January 21-27 2013

**Every weekday morning there is Strong Start at John Muir School from 9:15-12:15.**

Monday, January 21

  • SFRS Parent and Baby/Toddler Drop-in (0 – 24 months old) at CASA, 9:30 to 11:00 AM.

Tuesday, January 22

  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.
  • Baby Talk (for ages 0 – 12 months) through VIHA at the CASA building, 10:00 to 11:30.
  • Youth Clinic at West Coast Family Medical Clinic, 4:00 to 6:30 PM.

Wednesday, January 23

  • SFRS Parent Discussion group, 9:30 to 11:00. Topic: Hop and Move.
  • Toonie skate at SEAPARC, 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Children 4 and under free.

Thursday, January 24

  • SFRS Young Parents’ Discussion Group at CASA, includes lunch, 11:00 to 1:30. Topic: Open Discussion.
  • Preschool Storytime at the library, 10:30 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; registration required (call the library).
  • Toonie swim at SEAPARC, 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Children 4 and under free.

Friday, January 25

  • Books for Breakfast storytime at the CASA building, 9:30 AM. For 2-4 year-olds. Kids get to hear a story, have a snack, and get a free book to take home. Contact Jodie to register: 250-580-2252 or sookeliteracy@gmail.com
  • Babytime at the library, 10:30 AM. Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories with your baby. Meet other parents and caregivers and share your experiences. For babies aged 0 to 18 months; registration required (call the library).
  • Celebrate Family Literacy: A Drop-In Storytime at the library, 2:00 to 2:45 PM. Family Literacy Day takes place across Canada annually on January 27 to celebrate adults and children reading and learning together.  Visit the library for a special family storytime featuring fun, hands-on literacy activities, stories, a craft and more!  You’ll also discover lots of great ideas on how to make literacy an enjoyable and worthwhile part of your daily lives. For children and their families; no registration required.
  • Free swim at SEAPARC, 5:00 to 7:45 PM. Sponsored by Coast Capital.
  • Teen Drop-in for ages 13-17, 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Sooke Community Hall (2037 Shields Road), put on by SEAPARC staff. Free! Pool, music, ping pong, guitar hero and more. Free snacks included!
  • Late Night Teen Swim at SEAPARC, ages 11 to 17, 9:00 to 10:30 PM. Come and hang, chill, listen to some bumping music, and have fun with your friends. Sorry, no adults. This month: Nice ‘n’ Bright event.

Saturday, January 26

  • Kindergym at SEAPARC, for ages 1-5, $3, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Fun Factor Swim at SEAPARC, 1:00 to 3:30 PM.

Sunday, January 27

What’s on this term at Sooke Library …

Sooke Public Library Branch (2065 Anna Marie Road)
Phone: 250-642-3022
http://virl.bc.ca/branches/sooke

  • Preschool Storytime: Thursdays, January 17 – February 21

10:30 – 11:00 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; registration required.

  • Babytime: Fridays , January 18 – February 22

10:30 am – 11:00 am
Come and enjoy rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories with your baby. Meet other parents and caregivers and share your experiences. For babies aged 0 to 18 months; registration required.

  • Celebrate Family Literacy: A Drop-In Storytime: Friday, January 25

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
Family Literacy Day takes place across Canada annually on January 27 to celebrate adults and children reading and learning together.  Visit the library for a special family storytime featuring fun, hands-on literacy activities, stories, a craft and more!  You’ll also discover lots of great ideas on how to make literacy an enjoyable and worthwhile part of your daily lives. For children and their families; no registration required.

  • Freedom to Read Week: February 24 to March 2

Starting Monday, February 25, drop by the Sooke Library Branch to learn more about Freedom to Read week, including books that have been challenged in Canada or controversial throughout history. Find out how you can get involved in protecting intellectual freedom and your right to read!

  • Geek Out @ your library! Teen Tech Week: March 4-10

Need some homework help? Discover the eLibrary and all the reliable, online resources available to you, anytime and anywhere! And if you’ve got spare free time, why not explore the library’s collection of downloadable ebooks, audiobooks and music? Drop by the library for more information or better yet, book some time to meet with a librarian for your own personalized tour.

  • Fractured Fairy Tales:  Familiar Stories with a Twist!: Spring Break – March 18-22

The Sooke Public Library is looking at fairy tales in a whole new way; we’ll share funny and fractured fairytales that will surprise you with a twist!

  • Can You Imagine? Fractured Fairy Tales: Tuesday, March 19

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
What if Cinderella decided to start her own cleaning business? Or Snow White didn’t like apples? Join us as we explore some fairly twisted tales and other stories where familiar fairytale characters show up in unusual ways. You’ll also have fun playing fairytale-themed games and activities!  For ages 6-12; registration required.

  • By Royal Invitation:  A Dress-Up Storytime: Thursday, March 21

10:30 am – 11:15 am
Calling all princesses and princes! Come in costume and join us for a special storytime and craft. You’ll have a “ball” listening to new tales and learning how to behave like a real royal! For ages 3-5; registration required.

  • Write Your Own Fractured Fairytale Prize Draw: March 18-22

We invite you to turn a familiar fairy tales upside down and inside out—and to have fun! Write your own fractured fairy tale (two pages maximum) and we’ll post it in the library. You might even win a prize! Submissions accepted from March 18-22 in print or by email at sooke@virl.bc.ca. For ages 6-12.