Ventriloquist Kellie Haines is performing as part of the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club July 19 to Aug. 1, 2021. Watch the latest episode at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay. (Fraser Valley Regional Library/Facebook photo)

Ventriloquist Kellie Haines is performing as part of the Fraser Valley Regional Library’s Summer Reading Club July 19 to Aug. 1, 2021. Watch the latest episode at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay. (Fraser Valley Regional Library/Facebook photo)

Happening around Delta: week of July 22

Weekly events and community listings for North Delta and beyond

COMMUNITY

• Death Care Education: Aug. 18, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join licensed funeral director and embalmer Christina Nicholson for an afternoon of “death care education.” She will cover everything from when death occurs to final disposition. Information will include what is involved in a funeral arrangement, what the coroner does, what is embalming, why all funeral homes charge different prices and much more. Christina will also answer all your questions and dispel myths about her profession. This educational program aims to help you make informed decisions, and to put your mind at ease. Register at fvrl.ca.

KIDS/TEENS

• Storytime: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join our staff and other families live on Zoom for Storytime and introduce kids to the love of books and language. Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read. Register at fvrl.ca. Looking for more Storytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.

• Babytime: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join library staff and other families live on Zoom for Babytime. Make language fun and 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 at fvrl.ca. Looking for more Babytime fun? Check out our on-demand content on social at facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay.

• Ventriloquist Kellie Haines: July 19 to Aug. 1; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Who is pulling the strings? You might find out when you join ventriloquist Kellie Haines. Kellie started talking to her stuffed animals at an early age, and when she was 8 years old they started talking back! A multi-talented entertainer with a background in theatre, clowning and singing, Kellie’s shows are hilarious and invite audiences to experience storytelling in a unique and magical way. Visit facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay July 19 to Aug. 1 to watch the latest episode — new ones will drop throughout the two weeks — or follow our Facebook SRC Playlist to be notified when a new episode drops for all our Summer Reading Club performers. Episodes will also be posted to our YouTube SRC Playlist. Part of the FVRL’s 2021 Summer Reading Club. For more info visit fvrl.ca.

• Tweens and Teens Pictionary: July 22, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. How good are your guessing skills? Join us online for a game of Pictionary and watch library staff poorly (er, we mean amazingly) draw a variety of things and see who can guess the most! For ages 10 – 17. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Sphero SPRK+ Challenge #2: Speed Coding Challenge: July 27, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for this month’s fun Sphero-centered event: The Speed Coding Challenge. It’s a race against the clock! Coding tasks will be given to contestants (e.g. making your Sphero change color from red to green) and points will be awarded based on the speed at which each task is completed. We won’t tell you the tasks before the program starts, so make sure to familiarize yourself with the Sphero and what it can do! To register and/or to place a hold on one of the library’s Spheros, visit fvrl.ca.

• Haida Storyteller Kung Jaadee: Aug. 2 to 15; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join Haida storyteller Kung Jaadee as she shares Haida legends as well as stories of her life, culture and history. Drum, rattle, song and dance are used to bring you into the world of the stories she tells. Visit facebook.com/ReadLearnPlay Aug. 2 to 15 to watch the latest episode — new ones will drop throughout the two weeks — or follow our Facebook SRC Playlist to be notified when a new episode drops for all our Summer Reading Club performers. Episodes will also be posted to our YouTube SRC Playlist. Part of the FVRL’s 2021 Summer Reading Club. For more info visit fvrl.ca.

• Among Us — Teen Games Hang Out: Aug. 12, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Come hang out for an afternoon of tasks and traitors. Launch into space with your fellow crew mates and help sniff out the impostors. Play Among Us with teens from across the Fraser Valley (ages 13-18). Participants will need two devices: one on which to join the Zoom call, and one to play Among Us on (the game is to download on iOS and Android; PC/MAC/Switch alternatives are also available). Register at fvrl.ca.

TRIVIA NIGHTS

• Indiana Jones Trivia: July 22, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Are you an Indiana Jones fan? Pack your gear, put on your fedora and test your knowledge of the world’s most daring archaeologist with our Indiana Jones trivia event! Participate by yourself or team up with other adventurers. Just remember to watch out for snakes! Register at fvrl.ca.

• BC Day Trivia: July 28, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. How much do you know about BC? Test yourself against others before the BC Day long weekend. Participate by yourself or assemble a team and conquer the questions together. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Tuesday Trivia: Aug. 10, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for an afternoon of trivia and show off your knowledge of random facts! Families or friends can work together to answer a variety of trivia questions for a chance to win a prize. All ages are welcome. Register at fvrl.ca.

• Avengers Trivia: Aug. 17, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Trivia masters, assemble! Journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe and test your knowledge of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with our Avengers trivia event. Participate by yourself or assemble a team and conquer the questions together. Just remember to watch out for Thanos! Register at fvrl.ca.

BOOKS/READING

• Kids Meet the Author Series: Tracey Baptiste: July 22, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. New York Times bestselling author Tracey Baptiste will talk about being creative under pressure. She will introduce her body of work, including The Jumbies series, Minecraft: The Crash, as well as her upcoming picture book and nonfiction book for middle-school readers. The presentation will cover her writing process, why she writes both fiction and nonfiction for readers from preschool through high school, and how each book came together. Ages 8+. The event will be livestreamed on YouTube. Register to receive the livestream at fvrl.ca. Presented in partnership with Public Library InterLINK.

• Kids Meet the Author Series: Saadia Faruqi: July 27, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Saadia Faruqi, Pakistani-American children’s author, will talk about her publication journey, give some tips to aspiring writers, and read from her latest books, including the Yasmin series. Ages 6+. The event will be livestreamed on YouTube. Register to receive the livestream at fvrl.ca. Presented in partnership with Public Library InterLINK.

• Check It Out Book Club: July 28, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all book enthusiasts! Do you love reading, but don’t know what to read next? Is your family tired of hearing about your latest book? Join us for Check It Out Book Club! Each month we invite you to check out a selected book and meet up online for a lively discussion. Our July meeting will cover The Summer Before the War, by Helen Simonson. To register and/or to place a hold on a copy of the book, visit fvrl.ca.

• Kids Meet the Author Series: Richard Van Camp: July 29, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; online; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Richard Van Camp is a proud member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT, Canada. An internationally renowned storyteller and best-selling author, he has penned five collections of short stories, six baby books, three children’s books, five comics and much more. Learn more about his various books during his enchanting presentation. All ages. The event will be livestreamed on YouTube. Register to receive the livestream at fvrl.ca. Presented in partnership with Public Library InterLINK.

• Reading Spotlight: Aug. 18, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Join us for a book lover’s discussion (literary insights optional). Library staff will share their current favorite reads. If you have a book or two you’d like to tell the group about, we’d love to hear it! All genres welcome. Book titles will be sent to participants after each session. Register at fvrl.ca.

FOOD/COOKING

• Cookbook Club: Aug. 19, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all cooking enthusiasts! Do you love trying new recipes and sharing your cooking experiences, meal ideas, or culinary tips with others? Join us for Cookbook Club! Each month we will explore a culinary theme. During the month of August we will be diving into a discussion of BBQ and grilling. Please come prepared to share your favourite Indian recipes, cookbooks, magazines, or websites with the group. Register at fvrl.ca.

FILM

• Film Club: July 26, 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; via Zoom; Hosted by Fraser Valley Regional Library. Calling all movie enthusiasts! Don’t know what to watch and spend hours scrolling through Netflix? Watch a movie from our collection on DVD or on Kanopy (a free streaming service available with your FVRL card) and join us later for a discussion. It’s a book club, but for movies! The movie for July 26 is Pan’s Labyrinth (rated R). Register at fvrl.ca.

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