Wednesday, Jan 6, 2015


Extra, Read All About It!

Library looking for puzzle donations

Andrea Spenst, LSA, Chilliwack, Wikimedia commons photo



alling all jigsaw puzzle aficionados, amateurs and addicts alike! The Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries will be holding their annual Jigsaw Puzzle Sale on February 5th and February 6th.

Puzzle donations are needed! If you have new or used puzzles (for children or adults), take them to the library during regular open hours in January-we'll add them to the sale! Each puzzle you donate entitles you to purchase another one for 50% off at the sale. Please note that you can only use 2015 coupons for this discount. For more information about the Puzzle Sale, please call the Chilliwack Library at 792-1941.


Chilliwack Library Coloring Club
Chilliwack Library: Saturdays, Jan 2 - Apr 30, 10:30-12:00
No need to stay inside the lines at the Chilliwack Library Coloring Club! Come to the Chilliwack Library Saturdays at 10:30-12 to color the stress away! Meet with other coloring enthusiasts in town to share this great hobby and compare your artwork! Supplies will be provided- including coloring pages from some popular adult coloring books (but feel free to bring your own coloring projects).

Love to READ
Thursdays, Jan 14th - Feb 4th, 10:00am-2:00pm (in the Lobby)
Using her unique "fabric burning technique, Sylvie Roussel-Janssens will create a suspended window piece with some public participation. Library users are invited to observe the creative process during four sessions at the Chilliwack branch of the FVRL, write a few words about their love of reading and make their mark on the textile artwork. Come and meet Sylvie and get involved on Thursdays in January in the lobby of the Chilliwack branch from 10am to 2pm.

Sardis Library: Mondays, Jan 18th - Apr 25th, (excluding Feb 8th & March 28th), 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Chilliwack Library: Tuesdays, Jan 19 - May 17, 10:30-11:00 am
Yarrow Library: Tuesdays, Jan 19 - Apr 26 (Excluding March 15 & 22), 10:30 - 11:00 am

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

Chilliwack Library: Wednesdays, Jan 20 - Apr 27, 10:30-11:00 am
Sardis Library: Saturdays, Feb 6 - 27, 11:00 am - 11:30 am (Registration required, begins in January)

Making language fun! Start early with babytime. Help your baby develop speech and language skills - enjoy bouncing, singing and rhyming with stories. Babytime is a fun, social bonding activity for babies AND caregivers. Please note: while Babytime at the Chilliwack branch will be a drop in program with no registration required, space is limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Conversation Circles
Chilliwack Library: Mondays, January 4-April 25, 2016 (excluding February 8 and March 28)
Sardis Library: Wednesdays, January 6th - April 27th from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Are you an adult trying to improve your spoken English? Would you like to meet new friends in the community? The Chilliwack and Library, in partnership with Chilliwack Learning Society, is hosting a free Conversation Circle. For further information contact the Chilliwack Library at 604-792-1941 or the Sardis Library at 604-858-5503.

Book Clubs
Chilliwack Library: Tuesday, Jan 26th, 7-8:30 pm
Sardis Library: Thursday, Jan 21st, 7:00-8:30 pm
Yarrow Library: Thursday, Jan 21st, 6:30-7:45 pm

Join us for lively discussions of selected titles. Chosen books change monthly with copies provided by the library. New members are welcome to join at any time!

Friends of the Chilliwack Libraries Society
Chilliwack Library: Wednesday, Jan 6, 2:00-3:00 pm
Join the Friends of the Chilliwack Library on the first Wednesday of every month. This volunteer organization supports the library through advocacy, fundraising and assistance with various projects and programs. The Puzzle Sale, the Pet Parade and Quiz Night are all successful Friends initiatives. New friends are always welcome!

Teen Advisory Group
Chilliwack Library: Thursday, Jan 21st, 6 pm - 7 pm
All teenagers in Chilliwack are invited to join the Chilliwack Libraries TAG. Help organize, run and promote teen library programs. Act as library ambassadors. Discuss and review music, books, movies and websites. Eat snacks and have fun. Volunteer hours are granted for all TAG activities and often qualify as part of a student's graduation portfolio. Pick up an application form at one of the Chilliwack Libraries.

Teen Writers Group Meet-up
Chilliwack Library: Saturday, Jan. 16th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Bring your latest works and be ready to provide feedback, encouragement and ideas to other teen writers. Snacks will be provided.

Teen Winter Writing Contest
Chilliwack Library: January 4 to February 29, 2016
Teens in grades 8-12 with a valid Fraser Valley Regional Library card.
Contest runs January 4 to February 29, 2016
Each short story must be an original work by the submitting author. Entrants must be in grades 7-12 with a valid Fraser Valley Regional Library card in their own name. Entrants can enter a maximum of one short story. The short stories must be no longer than 1500 words and creatively integrate four thematic words. These words are bleak, blighted, comforting and congenial. Short stories will not be critiqued or returned so please keep a copy. By entering this contest, you acknowledge that Fraser Valley Regional Library has permission to use your story in print or online if you are the winner.
How to Enter
Please type or neatly write your submissions and drop them off at the Chilliwack Library information desk. Submissions must include your name, grade, email, phone number and library card number. This information is for the purposes of contacting the author, and contact information will only be kept for the duration of the contest.
Win Prizes
Winners will be selected from two age categories: Younger Teens (grades 7-9) and Older Teens (grades 10-12). Each winner will receive a $50 gift certificate from Cottonwood Mall.
Submit your story by 9:00pm February 29, 2016!

Mental Silence Meditation
Sardis Library: Mondays, January 4th - April 25th (excluding February 8th ), 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mental Silence brings a peaceful and clearer awareness while reducing stress and has a profound balancing effect on our physical, mental and emotional lives, enhancing both resilience and total well being. It is easy to learn and with the guidance of Sergiy Fadyeyev, can generate significant results quickly.

LEGO Clubs(r)
Chilliwack Library: Wednesday, Jan 20th, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Yarrow Library: Tuesday, Jan 12th, 3:30-4:30 pm

Sardis Library: LEGO(r) and More! (Drop in, includes board games, all ages welcome), Tuesdays, 3:00-6:00 pm
Love LEGO? Come play, create, and experiment. We have the LEGO, you bring your imagination! LEGO club is a fun time for kids ages 7 to 12 so come on in and join us after school. Each session is limited to 15 attendees. Upon arrival, please sign up for the day at the information desk. Arrive early to avoid disappointment

Sardis Library Genealogy Group
Sardis Library: Thursday January 21st, 10:30am-12:00pm
Would you like to improve your skills using genealogy software such as Ancestry Library Edition? Share ideas, learn new tips and tricks, solve research roadblocks, and learn the history of the area and era you are researching. The Sardis Library Genealogy Group welcomes new members. Bring your laptop, or use the computers at the library to connect to Ancestry Library Edition after the meeting. Facilitated by Marlene Dance, UFV ElderCollege Instructor, and assisted by Katie England.

Boomers and Beyond
Sardis Library: Monday January 25th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Are you new to the community or newly retired? Are you an adult looking to connect with others in our community? Drop in and participate in our monthly library social. There will be coffee and treats, as well as great conversation and games. Guest speakers will be on hand from 2:30pm - 3:00pm to talk about various topics and resources for seniors and caregivers.

Take your child or Friend to the Library Day (Family Literacy Event)
Yarrow Library: Saturday January 30, 11-2 pm
Family Literacy Week is approaching on January 27th. What better way to promote literacy than visiting your community Library. Yarrow will hosting a bring your child to the library day on Saturday January 30, 11-2 pm with treats and activities.

Mountain Biking
Sardis Library: Saturday, Jan 30th, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Meet Chilliwack athlete Ricky Federau, Canadian National Bicycle Team member and World Champion medalist. Ricky will share his extensive knowledge of local biking trails. "Chilliwack has endless kilometers of excellent mountain biking that most people don't know about and attendees will have the chance to learn about our most popular riding areas" - Ricky


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