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Colour yourself less stressed at the FVRL

Come to Ladner Pioneer Library for a safe place to be creative!
There are lots of creative programs at your Fraser Valley Regional libraries. RyanJLane/E+/Getty Images

What are the stories of your childhood? As a child, I remember my mum reading Harold and the Purple Crayon and Madeline to me. And, as an adult, I unabashedly enjoyed listening to a library co-worker read aloud a particularly fun or thoughtful picture book. There is nothing like being read to by a professional reader.

Be reminded viscerally and rediscover what children’s books offer. Staff at the Tsawwassen Library invite you to re-visit your favourite stories of your childhood at Colourful Connections: Adult Colouring Club on Mondays, Nov. 20, and Dec. 18, at 1 p.m. Listen to live readings and unleash your imagination as you reconnect to your childhood. Connect and colour – listen to live readings of picture books, including Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel, Ferdinand the Bull, Make Way for Ducklings and other titles, while colouring. Colouring, as an adult, improves focus and reduces anxiety. And like being read to, colouring also relieves stress. The library will provide colouring sheets and pencil crayons.

Looking for more creative options?

Come to Ladner Pioneer Library for a safe place to be creative! At Teen Create Zone, teens can work alone or work with others, it’s up to you. On Thursday, Nov. 23, from 3:15 to 4 p.m. select playground items, art supplies, and board games provided for use at the library. This session is open for ages 13 to 18. Registration required.

Join fellow artist and crafters at Creative Collaborations on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library to learn new techniques and ways of making. Each session will combine a making activity sourced from FVRL’s Kanopy or CreativeBug resources. The theme for November is Holiday Paper Crafting – Cardmaking and more. We will investigate different material, methods, resources, art makers, and share our results! Basic materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring painting or drawing materials if preferred. All experience levels welcome, suitable for ages 18-plus. Registration required.

And did you know CreativeBug offers thousands of award-winning, ad-free art and craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists? It’s available free with your library card! Sign in to CreativeBug at, select Databases from the main menu, then Learning in the drop down menu.

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