Thursday, April 2, 2015

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April activities include workshops, speakers, 3D printing and even a sleepover

Released by Andrea Spenst, FVRL


he Chilliwack, Sardis and Yarrow libraries all have kinds of special activities going on throughout April. Some of the highlights include; Jack Bryceland, author of 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia, presents an examination of the current state of hiking trails in the Chilliwack Forrest/Recreation District and moves that are afoot to radically improve the existing trails.



Chilliwack Library, Thursdays, Apr 2nd - Apr 30th, 10:30am-11:00am

Make 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. Register beginning March 16.



Photography Workshops with Barry Stewart

Chilliwack Library, Tuesdays, Apr 7th - Apr 28th, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Join freelance photographer and writer, Barry Stewart for a four-part series of photography workshops, geared to get the most out of your camera. Sessions are geared to full-featured cameras, known as bridge, DSLR or smaller interchangeable lens (mirrorless) cameras. Owners of phone cams or pocket cams may still find the workshops useful. Bring your camera with you.

April 7: Action/Sports Photos
April 14: People Photography
April 21: Vacation Memories
April 28: Nature Photography


Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Chilliwack Library, Wednesday, Apr 8th, 11:00am-12:00pm

Sardis Library, Tuesday, Apr 14th, 11:00am-12:00pm

The Chilliwack Libraries, in partnership with Chilliwack Community Services, is hosting free workshops to help you increase your knowledge of basic financial matters. The topic for the April workshop is Wills, Estates, and Insurance.


Chilliwack Trails: The Present and The Future

Yarrow Library, Thursday, Apr 9th, 7:00pm-8:00pm

Jack Bryceland, author of 103 Hikes in Southwestern British Columbia, presents an examination of the current state of hiking trails in the Chilliwack Forrest/Recreation District and moves that are afoot to radically improve the existing trails.



Sardis Library Unplugged

Sardis Library, Friday, April 10th & April 24th,  3:30pm-5:00pm

Are you a new or experienced teen musician looking for a place to practice, share and create live acoustic music? Bring your instruments and jam at the Sardis Library. Teens of all skill levels are welcome.


Yarrow Edible Book Festival

Yarrow Library, Saturday, Apr 11th, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Create an edible book inspired by a favorite tale, involve a pun on a famous title, or simply be in the shape of a book for Yarrow Library's Edible Book Festival. Categories include professional, amateur, and youth. Individuals and groups are welcome to attend and participate. Register by April 9.



Stuffie Sleepover

Yarrow Library, Tuesday, Apr 14th - Wednesday, Apr 15th, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Ever wonder what your stuffed animals do when you're not around? What would they do if they were left at the library overnight? Drop your stuffie off between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm for a night at the library. Pick your stuffie up the next day at 2:30 pm and see what shenanigans they got up to!



Sardis Library Genealogy Group

Sardis Library, Thursday, Apr 16th, 10:30am-12:00pm

Improve your genealogy software skills with Ancestry Library Edition. Share ideas, learn new tips and tricks, and solve research road blocks to learn the history of the area and era of your choice. New members welcome. Facilitated by Marlene Dance, UFV Elder College Instructor, and assisted by Katie England.



Elder Abuse

Chilliwack Library, Thursday, Apr 16th, 2:00pm-3:30pm

What is elder abuse? How do we deal with it? The BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support offers this 90 minute workshop on social isolation and abuse of older adults, types of abuse and people involved, and strategies to deal with abuse.




Teen Advisory Group

Chilliwack Library, Thursday, April 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Are you a teen? Join the Chilliwack Libraries Teen Advisory Group (TAG). Be a library ambassador and help organize, run and promote teen library programs. There is lots of snacks and fun to be had. Volunteer hours are granted for all TAG activities. Apply at any of the Chilliwack Libraries, new members welcome!



Sardis Digital Clickers

Sardis Library, Tuesday, Apr 21st, 7:00pm-8:30pm - CANCELLED

Are you into digital photography? Do you have a DSLR camera? Join Chris of ChrisTopher Films and the Sardis Digital Clickers group! Bring your camera and explore the ins and outs of digital photography in a friendly supportive setting. Contact  For more information email here.


Frauds and Scams

Chilliwack Library, Thursday, Apr 23rd, 2:00pm-3:30pm

This workshop focuses on common scams targeting older adults, offers strategies to protect themselves from scams, check for counterfeit bank notes, deal with financial abuse, and covers such resources as the National Do-Not-Call List.



Hiking Chilliwack

Sardis Library, Thursday, Apr 23rd, 7:00pm-8:30pm

The spring brings with it the beauty of a new summer as it pushes out of the snow covered mountains. This is a great time to take to the backcountry and rediscover our world renowned surroundings. Sam Waddington, local adventurer and owner of Mt. Waddington's Outdoor, discusses the best local trails for those new to hiking or new to Chilliwack.



Patient Rights - the First Step in Advance Care Planning

Sardis Library: Thursday, Apr 23rd, 11:00am-12:30pm

Chilliwack Library, Friday, Apr 24th, 11:00am-12:30pm

Did you know that the Canadian Medical Association recommends everyone develop an advance care plan? Knowing your rights as a patient is an important part of this process. Join Dying with Dignity Canada for an informative program presented about your rights and how you can plan for your future medical care.



3D Printing

Sardis Library, Saturday, Apr 25th, 2:00pm-4:00pm

The future is now at FVRL! Join members of 3D604 for an afternoon of discussion and demonstrations of 3D printing. Drop in anytime during the program to discover this exciting technology in action. Bring your questions for our guest experts.



Boomers and Beyond

Sardis Library, Monday, Apr 27th, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Are you new to the community or newly retired? Are you a 60+ 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 2:30 to3 p.m. to talk about various resources for seniors and caregivers.



Powers of Attorney, Joint Bank Accounts and Representation Agreements

Chilliwack Library, Thursday, Apr 30th, 2:00pm-3:30pm

This workshop focuses on the importance of advance planning, forms of financial abuse through joint bank accounts and powers of attorney, and strategies to deal with financial abuse.



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