Must See Events

MAR.23-APR.14-Million Dollar Quartet

Their Red-Hot Jam Session Changed Music Forever

MAR.23-APR.14-Million Dollar Quartet

Their Red-Hot Jam Session Changed Music Forever

Talks & Workshops Events

Saturday, March 10th

Busy Bees (walking to 10 yrs)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:45am | Children, Community, Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Talks & Workshops

Kids stay busy doing arts and crafts, singing songs, and participating in games and social play while parents catch up on their fitness. You can also drop the kids and go for a run, sit and enjoy a coffee or go grocery shopping kid free. Tues. Jan. 9 through Mar.20 from 4:45-6:15pm. Thurs. Jan.11...

Learn to Drop Spindle (14+ years)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:30am | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Seniors, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Want to try spinning but do not want the expense of buying a spinning wheel until you have tried it. Drop Spindle is just the thing. Jery will bring the spindles and fibre for you to try. There will be several different types of fibre to try, camel, silk, and different types of sheep wool....

The Kid's Conference 2018

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 9:30am | Children, Community, Education, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Talks & Workshops

The Kid’s Conference has quickly become a must-do event in Nanaimo and surrounding areas for families and it’s back this year. The Kid’s Conference features a tradeshow to showcase support services, interactive learning sessions, Children performances, and speakers. And that’s not all! There will...

Short Row Blanket

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Entertainment, Talks & Workshops

Knit a blanket while learning 4 different types of short rows... 10am-12:30pm

Spring Break Teen Mini-Challenge

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am | Entertainment, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Take part in our Spring Break Teen Mini-Challenge and you might win a mini-prize. Get a mini task booklet at your library or on our website, complete tasks, and return it to your library to be entered in the prize draw. March 10 through April 6.

Home Depot Kids Workshop

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Talks & Workshops

This month your child gets to make a "Periscope".  The workshop is recommended for ages 4-12. Kids get to go home with their newly made piece of art, their own Home Depot Apron and a certificate of achievement. Must have parent supervision, please register at the special service desk at Home Depot...

150 Years and Counting: Fighting for Justice on the Coast

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 10:00am | Arts, Community, Education, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

Indigenous Peoples, Asain Canadians, and their allies have been fighting for justice on British Columbia's coast for the past 150 years. The European settlement of what would become "British Columba" was founded on the dispossession of Indigenous Peoples and the exclusion of people of Asian...

Super Saturday - Free Drop-in Art Making Class

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 1:00pm | Arts, Children, Community, Entertainment, Family Friendly, Free, Talks & Workshops, Teens

Free drop-in art making for all ages, from 1-3pm every other Saturday. Join us to try a different activity at every event. All materials are included, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in format, everyone welcome. Feb. 10 - Yarn Love Monsters Feb. 24 - Clothespin Puppets with...

Paint Night: Foggy Sunset

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 7:00pm | Arts, Entertainment, Talks & Workshops

Learn basic techniques in oil painting in this step by step landscape painting workshop! Following along with the teacher, you will learn how to work with oil paints and gain technique in landscape painting. Students will leave with a completed landscape painting!  All Supplies included! No...

Sunday, March 11th

Herbal Medicine Making

Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 11:00am | Community, Education, Health & Fitness, Seniors, Talks & Workshops

In this interactive intensive class, you will learn how to craft your own plant medicine, including infusions, decoctions, tinctures, syrups, cordials, elixirs, pills, oils, salves and more. Herbalist Yarrow Willard is one of the most well-known teachers in the herbal field, with close to 20 years...