All ORL Branches are closed on statutory holidays and during Christmas and Easter holiday times.
Calendar of Mission Branch Events
Visit us at the Mission library branch.
Please take some time to review our many programmed events. All programs at the Mission library branch are free of charge. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times.
When the library is closed, there are book return drops located on the west side of the building, below the Library sign. The drops are open 24 hours a day, except during the Easter and Christmas closures.
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For details or registration info, click on an event below.
All children's programs are FREE. Children 8 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian at all times.
Develop your baby's language and literacy skills with songs, rhymes and finger plays. Suitable for parents with children up to two years old.
Tuesdays, 10:15 - 10:45 AM
January 7 - April 28, 2020
Toddler time is a fun and active story time that includes books, songs, flannel board and puppets! Engage with your toddler in a memorable library experience. Suitable for children 18 months to 3 years of age.
Wednesdays, 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
January 8 - April 29, 2020
Feel free to wear your pyjamas and bring your favourite stuffie as you join us for an evening of interactive stories, songs and rhymes.
Wednesday evenings from 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Join us January 9 through April 30 for Preschool Story Time. Have fun with your preschooler and help them get ready to read with stories, songs and rhymes.
Thursdays, 10:15 AM -10:45 AM
January 9 - April 30, 2020
Children from toddlers to kindergarteners will enjoy stories, rhymes and songs promoting early language and literacy skills.
Saturdays, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
January 11 - April 25, 2020
Bring your imagination and develop your building skills. The library will supply large amounts of LEGO, larger Duplo blocks, and hundreds of wooden KEVA blocks for you to work with. Each creation will go on display at the Mission Branch until next time. Drop-in.
Tuesday, February 11, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.
Friday, February 21, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.
Tuesday March 24, 3:00 -4:00 pm.
Learn basic knitting techniques and complete a beautiful winter scarf! Open to ages 8 to 18. The sessions are free, but you will need to bring yarn and needles. Details will be provided upon registration. To register, please visit or contact the Mission Branch at 250-764-2254. Registration will be open throughout the program and there will be a wait list.
Thursdays, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
January 23 to February 27.
Build and program some awesome robots, including Ozobots, Cubelet Robots, Code & Go Mouse mazes and Electronic Snap Circuits. Suitable for inventive kids ages 5 to 85. Drop-in.
Thursday, February 20, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
Thursday, March 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm.
Each month will feature a new creative project involving coding, robots or work with circuitry. Suitable for ages 7 to 13. Sessions are free, and materials are supplied. Registration required.
Discover the fun of circuitry, play with Squishy Circuits and Makey Makey boards, and create unique remote control applications!
Saturday, February 8, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
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Your wish is my command! Get the experience of manipulating robots. Learn how to pre-program them to do what you want!
Saturday, March 7, 2:00 - 3:00 pm.
Teens & 'Tweens
All youth programs are FREE.