featured announcements
Family Movie Nights in the Plaza
Friday, August 3 | Coco, 8:45 p.m.
Friday, August 17 | A Wrinkle in Time, 8:30 p.m.

Come and enjoy an outdoor movie, shown on a big screen at sunset. Before the movie there will be lots of family-friendly activities, piano sing-alongs, face painting and entertainment. Bring your own chair or blanket and arrive early! The pre-movie fun gets started at 7 p.m.!  

Library Day at the Fair at the PNE
Wednesday, August 22, 11 a.m. till late

Once again, public libraries are partnering with the PNE to bring you Library Day at the Fair at the PNE. By showing your library card at the gate you'll get a pass for only $6 (per person per card). Visit the libraries' tents for storytimes and games for kids!     
Recording Station Tours
Until August 31

Interested in recording your own podcasts, music, or videos? Our new Recording Station launched in June, and we are offering tours of the Station four times a week. Each tour will focus either on audio or video recording, and will help you get started!
Registration required 

Long Table Lunches
Every Thursday in August, 12 - 2 p.m.

Back by popular demand, come have lunch this summer at the Long Table! Bring your own lunch, or grab a snack from nearby. With live music, outdoor games and plenty of seating, enjoy your lunch and connect with your community!    

adult and general programs
Spokes 'N' Words Outreach
Various days and times in August

Spokes 'N' Words, the NVCL book bike, will be at various City and community events in August. Please check out the Spokes 'N' Words calendar on our website, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to know when it will next be in your neighbourhood.  

Seniors' Gathering
Tuesday, August 14, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Sherrill Madden, travel blogger of Travels With The Red Suitcase: Kicking My Bucket List - One Adventure at a Time, will be here to talk about her travel adventures. She's a senior who has been to 16 countries in 3 years, on her own, and on a frugal budget. Drop-in

children's programs
Code Mobile for Kids K-7
Tuesdays, August 7, 21, various times

The Code Mobile team will offer fun, beginner-friendly, hands-on workshops that will teach youth computational thinking using a combination of kinesthetic 'unplugged' activities as well as 'plugged' activities using visual coding tools. 
Registration required
Family Board Games in the
Children's Garden
Wednesdays in August, 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Come play board games with other families in our children's garden, and enjoy an evening of entertainment in the shade of the library. Board games will be supplied. Drop-in

Summer Playgroups in the Park
Tuesdays, August 7, 14, 10:30 - 11 a.m.
Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 10:30 - 11 a.m.

Come and relax in the shade of the park with our library staff and enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes. Ages 0-6 years. Tuesdays are in Ray Perrault Park, and Thursdays are in St. Andrew's Park. Drop-in

Summer LEGO Club
Wednesdays and Saturdays in August, 2 - 2:45 p.m.

For ages 5 and up. What can't you build with LEGO? Put your best building skills to the test! LEGO is provided and you're welcome to create and explore to your heart's content. Drop-in

Children's Storytimes
Various days and times

The Library has a number of regular weekly storytimes for various age groups. Please see the calendar for dates and times. Drop-in

teen and tween programs
Teen Summer Reading Club
All summer, till August 31!

There's still time to sign up! This year's theme is Parallel Worlds. Sign up at the 2nd floor desk. You'll get a reading record to track your weekly reads. Take part in fun summer challenges to win weekly prizes. Share your book reviews to earn more prizes - from candy to gift cards!
See our Teen Summer Reading Club page
Teen Gaming
Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 3:30 - 5:45 p.m.

For grades 7 and up. Drop into The Room to play your favourite "E" or "T" rated games for Wii or PS4, or play board games. Bring your own, or use ours. Drop-in  

summer library closures
The library is closed for BC Day on August 5 and 6, and for Labour Day on September 2 and 3.