Grow Together at the Library

If January is about personal growth, then February should be all about growing with your loved ones! VPL has many ways you can spend time with the people that matter this month.

Do you want to deepen your relationships with friends and family? Some of the best ways are discussing an interesting film, playing board games, making some art or mending your clothes. You can do all this and more this month at the VPL!

Play a game: Every VPL branch has its own set of boards for use at the library. Bring your family or organize a double date! Visit your branch to find out what games they have for you.

See a movie: Since February is also Black History Month, consider attending the three-part film screening of Robbe Hardnette’s Dressed in Black. Dressed in Black celebrates the spirit of Africans who traveled from Africa to America and finally to Canada.  Hardnette will be present on all three evenings to discuss the process of creating the film series. Cost: Free! See it at Kensington Branch on Feb 12, 19 and 26 (or just attend one). There are several other Black History Month events happening across the branches.

Change your thoughts to art: Try art journalling with a friend at Hastings Branch on February 12. All materials are provided. No worries if you miss it this month, it happens regularly!

Mend your clothes: VPL’s partner Frameworq organizes this mending workshop on February 23 at Mount Pleasant Branch. You and your friend can patch, darn and stitch your clothes back together with help from local experts. Friends that stitch together, stay together!

No matter what you get up to at the library this month, consider bringing a friend!