Spend spring break at the library

Art, nature and Emily Carr will be celebrated during spring break at the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL), in partnership with Victoria’s Royal BC Museum.

Art, nature and Emily Carr will be celebrated during spring break at the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL), in partnership with Victoria’s Royal BC Museum.

The Campbell River branch library is offering two free art programs for children on Thursday, March 24 that encourage imagination, creativity and the visual arts.

Fingerprint Fun for children ages 3 to 7 will happen from 10:30-11:15 a.m.  This program is inspired by the thumbprint art of illustrator Ed Emberley.  There will be stories and songs followed by the opportunity to stick your fingers on the ink pads and make fabulous art.

Art and Inspiration is scheduled from 1:30-2:30 p.m. for kids 8 to 12 years old.  They’ll look at where Emily Carr and other artists found their inspiration and then make beautiful “stained glass” paintings. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required for both of these programs.  Register early at the library at 1240 Shoppers Row or phone 287-3655.

Each VIRL branch will also be doing an Emily Carr scavenger hunt for children ages 12 and younger.  Children must find the Emily Carr pictures hidden around the library and write down where they found the pictures on a contest entry form.  A winner will be drawn at random at each branch library and will receive a children’s art book prize.

The Spring Break celebration marks the museum’s opening of The Other Emily: Redefining Emily Carr, an exhibit of one of Canada’s greatest woman artists and explores the artist’s life before her emergence onto the national art scene.

There will also be a system-wide photography contest for three different age categories:  children, youth, and adults.  Winners will be entered in draws for prizes provided by the Royal BC Museum in the form of admission tickets to the exhibit, and coffee table books on the artist’s work.

For information about these and other events, please visit your local library branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library or the website at www.virl.bc.ca.

Just Posted

BC Hydro increasing flow down Elk Falls to assist steelhead migration and spawning

Water flows within Elk Falls Canyon are increasing today to assist steelhead… Continue reading

B.C. BUDGET: Surplus $374 million after bailouts of BC Hydro, ICBC

Growth projected stronger in 2020, Finance Minister Carole James says

InspireHealth workshop in Campbell River supports those with cancer

The free event takes place at Berwick by the Sea on Feb. 2

Habitat for Humanity North Island wants to keep momentum going

Organization asks City of Campbell River for more land to build homes for young families

28 townhouses on the way to 525 Dogwood

Council approves latest phase of development, but not before expressing traffic concerns

‘Our entire municipality is heartbroken’: Seven children die in Halifax house fire

A man and woman remained in hospital Tuesday afternoon, the man with life-threatening injuries

B.C. BUDGET: Income assistance raise still leaves many below poverty line

$50 per month increase included in funding for poverty and homelessness reduction

B.C. BUDGET: Indigenous communities promised billions from gambling

Extended family caregiver pay up 75 per cent to keep kids with relatives

B.C. BUDGET: New benefit increases family tax credits up to 96 per cent

BC Child Opportunity Benefit part of province’s efforts to reduce child poverty

B.C. BUDGET: Carbon tax boosts low-income credits, electric vehicle subsidies

Homeowners can get up to $14,000 for heating, insulation upgrades

B.C. man survives heart attack thanks to Facebook

A Princeton man suffered a heart attack while at an isolated property with no cell service

B.C. man sues Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party over trademark

Satinder Dhillon filed application for trademark same day Maxime Bernier announced the new party

New trial ordered over banning whales, dolphins at Vancouver aquarium

Park board’s appeal reverses previous decision that found it had no right to implement a ban

Minister says plans to fight poverty, climate change, focus of B.C. budget

The NDP said in its throne speech last week that affordability will be the hallmark of its initiatives

Most Read