WHITE ROCK LIBRARY

15342 Buena Vista White Rock, BC V4B 1Y6
Phone (604) 541-2201
Fax (604) 541-2209
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Fully Accessible  WiFi Available  Book Drop  Public Internet Stations Available  Copying B+W  Black & White Printer  Meeting Room(s) Available

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Upcoming Holiday Closures:

Good Friday:Friday, Apr 3rd, 2015
Long Weekend:Sunday, Apr 5th, 2015
Easter Monday:Monday, Apr 6th, 2015
Long Weekend:Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Monday
10am - 9pm
Tuesday
10am - 9pm
Wednesday
10am - 9pm
Thursday
10am - 5pm
Friday
10am - 5pm
Saturday
10am - 5pm
Sunday
1pm - 5pm

Today's Date is Sunday March 29
Friends of the White Rock Library Creative Writing Contest
Friday, Jan 2 - Friday, Jul 31

The Friends of the White Rock Library want you to enter your creative writing in their contest! Your story must feature the theme "crossing boundaries". Submissions may be any genre or style and up to 2,050 words. There is an entry fee of $10. Rules and regulations for entry are available at the library.

First Place: $200
Second Place: $125
Third Place: $75
Friends of the White Rock Library Corner Book Store
Friday, Jan 2 - Thursday, Apr 30

The Friends of the White Rock Library stock and manage a used book store, Corner Books. Find used books in good condition at bargain prices. Our volunteers change stock weekly, so check it out each time you visit. The Friends of the White Rock Library is a volunteer group that assists the library with fund raising and programming. For more information, pick up a membership brochure near the circulation counter.
Downloading eBooks and Audiobooks
Friday, Jan 2 - Thursday, Apr 30

Learn how to borrow free eBooks and audiobooks from the library through FVRL OverDrive, 3M Cloud Library, and OneClickdigital. This one-on-one session with library staff is designed for those using a device they can bring to the library. Book your appointment at the information desk.
Friends of the White Rock Library Corner Book Store
Friday, May 1 - Monday, Aug 31

The Friends of the White Rock Library stock and manage a used bookstore located near the building entrance. “Corner Books” offers used books in good condition at bargain prices.Our volunteers change stock weekly, so check it out each time you visit the library. The Friends of the White Rock Library is a volunteer group that assists the library with fund raising and programming. For more information, pick up a membership brochure near the circulation counter.

Everyone

White Rock Chess Club
Saturday, Jan 3 - Saturday, Apr 25
Saturdays
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enjoy chess, the best game in the world! All ages and skill levels welcome!

This program also takes place every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

White Rock Chess Club
Tuesday, Jan 6 - Tuesday, Apr 28
Tuesdays
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy chess, the best game in the world! All ages and skill levels welcome!

This program also takes place every Saturday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

White Rock Laughter Yoga
Tuesday, Jan 27 - Tuesday, Apr 28
Tuesdays: Jan 27, Feb 24, Mar 24, Apr 28
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Literally laughing in the library! No joke - and for no reason at all, just for the health of it. Bring water and wear comfy clothes. Enjoy deep breathing, light stretches, and interactive laughter exercises.

Community Conversation
Saturday, Mar 7 - Saturday, Jul 4
Saturdays: Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, Jun 6, Jul 4
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join in the monthly conversations with your neighbours and members of the White Rock council in a relaxed and informal setting. Bring your ideas and concerns to the meeting. Let's talk.

Master Artists in the Library: Karen Kroeker
Wednesday, Apr 15 - Thursday, Apr 16
April 15, April 16
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

I believe and trust in my subconscious. My textures and patterns are found anywhere and everywhere. They are waiting for the magic to happen while I sort through my collected ephemera. Collages hint at a story, some mystery or beauty. Photographic images are embellished with threads and bead work.

Master Artists in the Library: Don Welsh
Friday, Apr 17 - Saturday, Apr 18
April 17, April 18
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Spindle whorls are one of the main art formats carved by the Coast Salish. This is a practical tool for spinning wool but it has a deeper mystical connection involving the designs and use of the tool to create “wealth” out of wool.

eBook/eReader Workshops
Friday, May 1 - Monday, Aug 31
Fridays
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Learn how to borrow FREE eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines through FVRL Overdrive, 3M Cloud Library, OneClickdigital, and Zinio. This workshop is designed for anyone with a device they can bring to the library. No appointment necessary.

White Rock Chess Club
Saturday, May 2 - Saturday, Aug 29
Saturdays
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Enjoy chess, the best game in the world! All ages and skill levels welcome! This program also takes place every Tuesday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

White Rock Chess Club
Tuesday, May 5 - Tuesday, Aug 25
Tuesdays
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Enjoy chess, the best game in the world! All ages and skill levels welcome! This program also takes place Saturdays from 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm.

White Rock Library Scrabble Club
Wednesday, May 6 - Wednesday, Aug 26
Wednesdays
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Do you have a way with words? Drop in and test your word power. All ages and experience levels welcome!

SFU Philosopher's Cafe
Wednesday, May 13 - Wednesday, Jun 10
Wednesdays, May 13, June 10
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join community members for lively discussions on burning issues of the day.

Writer's Group: White Rock & South Surrey
Wednesday, May 20 - Wednesday, Jun 17
Wednesdays, May 20, June 17
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

From the shy beginner to the more experienced writer, all are welcomed. Come and support your fellow writers. For more information, contact Les Johnson at 604-535-3426.

History Club
Monday, May 25 - Monday, Aug 31
Mondays, May 25, Jun 29, Jul 27, Aug 31
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Members are invited to give a short presentation on history themes of their choice followed by general discussion. Meetings are moderated by Herb Spencer, 604-542-2299, and David Cotton. New members welcome.

White Rock Laughter Yoga
Tuesday, May 26 - Tuesday, Jun 30
Tuesdays, May 26, Jun 30
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Literally laughing in the library! No joke - and for no reason at all, just for the health of it. Bring water and wear comfy clothes. Enjoy deep breathing, light stretches, and interactive laughter exercises.

Adults

Internet Classes
Friday, Jan 9 - Friday, Apr 24
Fridays
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Registration required

Receive one-on-one Internet training for beginners. Topics covered include using the mouse, Internet basics, effective Internet searching, and email.

SFU Philosopher's Cafe
Wednesday, Jan 14 - Wednesday, Apr 8
Wednesdays: Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join community members for lively discussions on burning issues of the day.

Titles and Tea Afternoon Book Club
Tuesday, Jan 20 - Tuesday, Apr 21
Tuesdays: Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title. Call or visit the library to learn which book is being discussed this month. Copies of the current month's book are available at the library.

White Rock Library Book Club
Wednesday, Jan 28 - Wednesday, Apr 29
Wednesdays, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 29
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selecte4d title over refreshments. Call or visit the library to learn which book is being discussed this month. Copies of the current month's book are available at the library.

Book Tastes
Thursday, Jan 29 - Thursday, Apr 30
Thursdays, Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 30
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Drop-in for a summary of books by library staff and share your own favorites.

Rhythm and Verse with Christopher Levenson
Wednesday, Apr 15
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Registration required

All good poetry lives in the ear as well as on the page. Christopher Levenson, Governor General's Literary award finalist, will explore how sound such as shorter or longer lines, unexpected variation of metre and line breaks,  is an integral  part of the meaning of most good poems. Poetry writing workshop and poetry reading.

Patient Rights - the First Step in Advance Care Planning
Monday, Apr 20
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Registration appreciated

Did you know that the Canadian Medical Association recommends everyone develop an advance care plan? Knowing your rights as a patient is an important part of this process. Join Dying with Dignity Canada for an informative program presented about your rights and how you can plan for your future medical care.

Internet Training
Friday, May 1 - Friday, Jun 26
Fridays
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Registration required

Receive one-on-one Internet training for beginners. Topics covered include using the mouse, Internet basics, effective Internet searching, and email.

White Rock Bridge Club
Thursday, May 7 - Thursday, Aug 27
Thursdays
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Contract bridge in a relaxed environment.

Titles and Tea Afternoon Book Club
Tuesday, May 19 - Tuesday, Jun 16
Tuesdays, May 19, Jun 16
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Registration appreciated

Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title over refreshments. Call or visit the library to learn which book is being discussed this month. Copies of the current month's book are available at the library.

Book Club
Wednesday, May 27 - Wednesday, Jun 24
Wednesdays, May 27, June 24
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Registration appreciated

Meet fellow book lovers and discuss a selected title. Call or visit the library to learn which book is being discussed this month. Copies of the current month's book are available at the library.

Book Tastes
Thursday, May 28 - Thursday, Jun 25
Thursdays, May 28, Jun 25, Jul 30, Aug 27
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Drop in for a summary of books by library staff and share your own favorites.

Kids

Storytime
Wednesday, Jan 7 - Wednesday, Apr 29
Wednesdays (excluding March 11, 18, 25)
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

Book Bites for Kids
Thursday, Jan 8 - Thursday, Apr 9
Thursdays: Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Registration required

Kids in grades 4 to 7 are invited to join library staff and other kids to talk about books! Bring at least one book you have enjoyed recently and be prepared to talk a little about it. There will be snacks!

Beginner Chess Lessons
Saturday, May 2 - Saturday, Jun 20
Saturdays
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Registration required

Learn Chess! Free beginner lessons are available for kids in Grades 2 and up (parents must stay with children and parent participation is encouraged). Intermediate players are invited to Chess Club which follows immediately after. Practice is available at www.whiteknightchess.com.

Storytime
Wednesday, May 6 - Wednesday, Jun 3
Wednesdays
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Introduce kids to the love of books and language with Storytime! Children and caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, songs, rhymes, and more. Storytime prepares children to learn to read.

White Rock Library

Community of White Rock

Library Supervisor:

Lucinda Lyall
Phone (604) 541-2201
Fax (604) 541-2209

Library Manager

David Thiessen, BA, MLIS
Unit 100, 22071 - 48th Ave
Langley, BC
V3A 3N1

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NEWS

Happy Easter! Our libraries will be closed on Good Friday (Apr 3), as well as Easter Sunday (Apr 5) and Easter Monday (Apr 6). See our holiday closure schedule.

BC Library 2 Go will no longer be accessible to FVRL customers after March 31, 2015. Customers with holds on BC Library 2 Go titles are encouraged to replace them in FVRL OverDrive, 3M Cloud Library, or OneClickdigital, or make a suggestion for purchase.

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