As winter approaches, Delta Libraries continue to offer free programs.

Do you want to improve your English? Sign up for the online conversation circle, which will take place on Wednesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. To register, visit the events page at

Do you like to try new recipes and then share with others? Check out the Ladner Pioneer Library cookbook book club.

November’s theme will be Greek cuisine. Library staff will provide you with cookbooks to inspire you. At home, try a recipe or two, then at a club meeting on Thursday, November 17, from 2 to 3 p.m., we’ll share our culinary adventures with the group. Registration required.

On Thursday, December 15, the theme will be holiday treats.

New to IT or need to update your skills? Join us at the Ladner Pioneer Library to learn computer basics on Sundays, November 20 and 27 from 9:45-11 a.m. Explore internet search, email setup and navigation, document creation and processing, and FVRL digital content. Bringing a computer is not necessary. Registration is mandatory.

Looking for creative inspiration? Join other artists and crafters to learn new techniques and ways of doing things at Creative Collaboration on Sunday, November 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. This month’s theme is painting. All activities come from FVRL’s Kanopy or CreativeBug resources. We will study different materials, methods, resources, art makers and share our findings. Basic materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring painting or drawing materials if they prefer. All levels of experience are welcome. 12 years and over. Registration required. The theme for Sunday December 18 is collage and card making.

Newcomers looking for a job or adults looking for a change may be interested in registering for Career Resources on Monday, November 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Research strategies, writing tips for applications and CVs, and time management will be covered. Stay up to date using FVRL resources, such as: BC Codes, LinkedIn Learning, Mango Language and Small Business Accelerator. Discover how FVRL services is a place to prepare your documents. Registration required. Welcome newcomers !

Register for Game On: Board Games for Teens on Thursday, November 24 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library. Come to the library for board games and creative activities. Games and some art supplies provided. 12 years and over. Registration required.

Are you a crafty teenager? Join us for Teen Paper Crafts on Sunday, November 27 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Ladner Pioneer Library to learn and share papercraft techniques. Each month will have a paper craft themed idea. We’ll talk about different materials, methods, resources, art makers, and share our results! All levels of experience are welcome. Suggested age 12+. Registration is mandatory.

What is the meaning of an idiom? Put on your gaming face and have fun while learning the origins of phrases that are part of everyday life. Register for this online program which will take place on Monday, December 5 from 3:15 to 4 p.m. You’ll be challenged to explain the meaning of a number of idioms – either you’ll drive the point home or bark up the wrong tree, but you’ll definitely be laughing your head off! As a group, we will discuss our own idiomatic experiences. All ages are welcome. Registration required.

The Death Café returns to the Ladner Pioneer Library on Tuesday, December 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. In a Death Cafe, people, often strangers, gather to eat sweets, drink tea, and discuss death. The aim is “to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people get the most out of their (finished) lives”. A death cafe is a group-led discussion about death without an agenda, goals, or themes. This is a discussion group rather than a bereavement support or counseling session. Registration is mandatory.

Calling all young writers! Join us online Monday, December 19 from 3:30-4:15 p.m. and explore your imagination and develop your creative writing skills at Young Writers. There will be creative writing activities, story games and writing challenges. A program for children from 9 to 12 years old. Registration required.