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Properties family hub book club Kids ages eight to 12 will learn, laugh and share while discussing great books and making new friends every Tuesday until Nov. 4 at Chartwell elementary's portable classroom, 1300 Chartwell Dr., West Vancouver. westvanlibrary.ca

Properties family hub app club Children ages eight to 12 will have a blast making new discoveries using a variety of tablets and apps in this fun-filled technology program every Thursday until Nov. 6 from 3:15-4:45 p.m. at Chartwell elementary's portable classroom, 1300 Chartwell Dr., West Vancouver. westvanlibrary.ca

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Paws 4 stories Kids ages six to 12 with reading challenges can practise their oral reading skills with a therapy dog, Wednesdays Oct. 15 for session one, and Oct. 22 and 29 for session two at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Registration required. Participants asked to sign up for one session only. westvanlibrary.ca

Book buddies Children ages six to 12 will play literacy games and practise their reading skills with teen volunteers Tuesdays, Oct. 14-Nov. 4, 3:45-4:45 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. westvanlibrary.ca

Celebrating the harvest family storytime Join the library for fall-themed stories, rhymes, puppetry and songs for all ages Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2:30-3 p.m. at Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. Free. Register at 604-984-0286, x8141.

Cap kodaly orff music for children Children ages two and three can experience the joy of making music through song, games, dance and instruments Fridays from Oct. 17 to Dec. 5, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. westvanlibrary.ca

(not so) Creepy critters Discover the fascinating lives of owls, crows and other "spooky" forest animals Saturday, Oct. 18 1-2:30 p.m. at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. 604-990-3755

Loutet farm pumpkin patch Choose a pumpkin from the patch, watch apple press demonstrations, go on a farm tour and more, Saturday, Oct. 18 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at E 14th St. and Rufus Ave.

Canadian red cross babysitting Learn babysitting in a day Saturday, Oct. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Andrew's United Church, 1044 St. George's Ave., North Vancouver. Learn the responsibilities of a babysitter, how to get along and care for babies and more. For youth aged 11-15. Cost $55. For information/registration call 604-988-8835 or email susancowan@telus.net

Fun in french Children ages three to eight can enjoy French stories, songs and more Sundays, Oct. 19 and 26, 1:30-2 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. westvanlibrary.ca

Fabulous fungi Learn about local mushrooms with UBC mycologist Mary Berbee Sunday, Oct. 19, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. For children ages five to 13 with an adult. Pre-register at 604-990-3755.

Ready, steady, wiggle! The Wiggles will perform Sunday, Oct. 19, 1-4:30 p.m. at the Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver. For more info or to purchase tickets call 604-984-4484 or visit centennialtheatre.com

Parent-child mother goose A group experience for parents and their young children using rhymes, songs and stories together Mondays, Oct. 20 to Dec. 15, Toddler classes 9:15-10:15 a.m. and infant classes 10:30-11:30 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. westvanlibrary.ca

One to one volunteer tutor training One to One Literacy Society is seeking new volunteer tutors in the community and is offering a training day Wednesday, Oct. 22, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required. Email volunteer@one-to-one.ca or call 604-255-5559.

Fosse dance intensive A workshop that will focus on three distinct pieces and provide each student with a challenging introduction to the master of Broadway dance, Oct. 23-25, times vary, at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. For more information, visit kaymeekcentre.com

Play the pi-ano! Introduction to computer programming for ages nine to 13. Learn to think like a computer and use it as an instrument Monday, Oct. 27, 3:30-6 p.m. There is a registration lottery for this program running from Oct.1-15. To enter the registration lottery, contact the youth department wvmlyouth@westvanlibrary.ca, or 604-925-7408.

Halloween puppet show Join the library for a half hour of spooky fun Friday, Oct. 31, 10:30-11 a.m. For ages three and up. Registration is required and begins Tuesday, Oct. 7. Please register each child separately. westvanlibrary.ca

Fire station stories Learn about fire prevention and safety through songs and stories Friday, Oct. 10, 10:30-11 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. For ages three to five. There is a chance to climb aboard a real fire truck. westvanlibrary.ca

Tween advisory group For grades 5-7, chat about favourite books and graphic novels, share ideas and plan for cool events in the library Thursdays, Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, 4-5:30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Pre-register at nvcl.ca or the children's information desk.

Movie Matinee For Grades 7 and up, bring friends and drop in to watch a movie in The Room, Friday, Oct. 24 and Nov. 28, 4-5:30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Snacks provided.

Teen Advisory group Made up of teens in grades 8-12 who want to have a say in their library Wednsedays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 26 6-7 p.m. at Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. Also includes watching movies, making buttons, buying books and more. Free, no registration required. For more info, contact Alison at 604-990-5800 x8118 or alicam@nvdpl.ca

Compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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