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What to do in Vancouver: Free Events at the Library

What to do in Vancouver: Free Events at the Library

There’s no denying it: the days are getting colder, shorter and wetter. Fall has arrived in Vancouver, and in the months ahead we’ll likely be spending more time indoors than out. If you’re wondering what to do in Vancouver for some free indoor fun, we suggest heading to the Vancouver Public Library. They have loads of community programs to check out, from Babytime and Toddler Storytime to poetry readings and film screenings, there’s something to do for the whole family. Here’s a brief sampling of events to check out in the weeks ahead.

What to do in Vancouver: Free Events at the VPL

Kids’ Crafts: Rainbow Loom Party

Saturday, October 4, 2014, 2:30-3:30 pm
Collingwood Branch

Kids aged seven to twelve can learn some cool tips and new patterns. If you have your own kit or materials, please bring them along! Limited number of loom kits available. Registration required – call 604.665.3953.

UBC Life Sciences Institute Public Talks: Autism Gets Personal

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:00–7:30pm
Central Library, Alice MacKay Room

Has your family been touched by autism? This event may be what to do in Vancouver for you. Understand how research impacts our lives. Learn about how research on genes, behaviour, brain function and gut microbes is helping early diagnosis and individualized treatments for children with autism spectrum disorder. Registration required – visit

Lego Block Partywhat to do in vancouver

Friday, October 10, 2014, 3:45-4:45pm
West Point Grey Branch

Kids aged six to twelve are invited to drop-in and express their creativity with Lego and make new friends. Lego provided.

Earthquake Preparedness: Be Prepared, Not Scared

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 12:30–2:00pm
Central Library, Peter Kaye Room

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 7:00– 8:30pm
Mount Pleasant Branch

Keep your family safe by preparing for any type of emergency or natural disaster. Learn how to develop a family emergency plan, perform a home hazard hunt, create emergency kits and more.

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Greenest City Series: Introduction to Seed Saving

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 3:30–5:30pm
Terry Salman Branch

Want to save money in your garden? Seed saving expert Mel Sylvestre will discuss seed-saving basics and demonstrate techniques to harvest, dry and store seeds. Registration required – call 604.665.3964.

Coding for Kids

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:45-4:45pm
Kitsilano Branch

Kids aged eight to twelve can learn how to code using some of the latest iPad apps. Registration required – call 604.665.3976.

For more suggestions on library events to add to your list of what to do in Vancouver, visit or drop by your local library.

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