Check out what's happening at the Gibsons Library this month.



January Events



GDPL Book Club

Wednesday, January 8, 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Discussing The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood. New members welcome! Books available for borrowing from library.









Tech Cafe

Saturday, January 11, 10:30-12:30 pm


It's time to make friends with your computer. Whether you have something to learn or something to teach, join us at the Tech Cafe. Drop by for coffee, tea, and tech help from your peers.







Michael Mirolla Workshop and Reading

Saturday, January 11, 1:00 - 4:00 pm


Michael Mirolla Short-fiction workshop 1-3 pm, registration required; Book launch of The Last News Vendor, 3:15 pm.







Income Tax for Newcomers

Wednesday, January 15, 6:00 - 7:15 pm


Learn about Canada’s income tax and benefits, with CRA outreach officer Saverio Desantis. PLUS: Drop-in help on any tax/benefits topic from 1-4 pm.








LIFT Speaker Series

Friday, January 17, 12:15-1:15 pm


This month’s theme: “Renewal.” With speakers Rifa Hodgson (art), Ben Rususiak (science), and Sarah L'Strange (sociology). Hosted by Johanna Rzepa.








Spring Festival Celebration (Chinese New Year)

Saturday, January 18, 1:30-3:30 pm

Learn about Chinese culture while ushering in the Year of the Rat. Calligraphy, art, dance and music!










Clothing Swap!

Wednesday, January 22, 5-7:30 pm


Bring your clean clothes and accessories (in good condition) and swap for some new-to-you treasures!








MUSE: Open Mic at the Library 

Wednesday, January 29, 6 pm


Take five minutes at the mic to share prose, poetry or song on any theme! All ages.








Ongoing Events



Mondays, 4 - 5:30 pm. Japanese conversation group.

Alternate Thursdays starting Jan.9. 10:30 am - Noon.  French Conversation Group




Tuesday, Jan. 7 & 21, 12:30 -  3:15pm. Writers Group with Vicki Warner. Registration required.

Tuesday, Jan 14 & 28, 1-3 pm "Memoirs & More" Writers Group. Registration required.




Thursdays, Jan. 9 - March 26, 12:15 - 2:15 pm.  Novice Bridge Club. Facilitated by Judy Larson. For players who already know the basics of bridge.




Mondays & Tuesdays, 10am- 12pm. Knitting a Community.

Saturday, Jan. 25, 1-5pm. Repair Cafe




Fridays, 10- 12pm RainCity Outreach Services.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1:30 - 3pm, Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Call 604-984-8348 to register.



Please register for all events by calling the library at 604.886.2130 unless otherwise stated.



Young People's Programs



Storytimes & Songs

Wednesdays starting January 15

Join us on Wednesdays for songs, stories, and language games with your wee ones. Programs are free and drop-ins are welcome anytime.

Bouncing Babies (0-2 year olds and their caregivers)
10:15 - 11:00 am
Playful Preschoolers (2-5 year olds and their caregivers)
11:15 - 12:00 pm




Lego Robotics - New Session

Thursdays, January 16 - March 12, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Learn to code Lego Mindstorms and complete challenges on the official FIRST LEGO LEAGUE  ‘Into Orbit’ challenge board. This is a 9 week program that will continue meeting each week until March Break. For grades 4-8. Space is limited though so register early.




Storytelling Words & Images

Saturday, January 18, 11:30 - 12:30 pm


Hear Christina's stories, get inspired by her drawings, then try a few of her imagination and doodling exercises yourself. If you ask nicely, she might put on some costumes or draw for you. Space is limited so register early. For kids in K - grade 3.







Intergenerational Learn to Knit and Crochet
Tuesdays, Jan. 21 - Feb. 25, 3:30 - 4:45 pm

Learn to knit or crochet your own special project with the experts from "Knitting a Community". All levels of experience welcome though priority will be given to beginners. All materials and expertise provided. For grades 3-12. Space is limited though so register early.






Teen Book Club

Tuesday, Jan. 21,  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Join us for a lively discussion of Ninth House, by Leigh Bardugo.
Copies of the book now available at the front desk. For readers in grades 10 - 12.










Dungeons & Dragons Youth Games Night

Friday, January 24, 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Join us for another 2-part storytelling adventure. All levels of experience welcome, including beginners and parents. For grades 6 - 12.









Coming up in early February:

Writing In Voices with Vancouver author Arushi Raina
Saturday, Feb. 1, 11:00 - 1:00 pm
Writing Workshop; "Let's talk about what it means to be different. Let's reach people with words".

For youth ages 12+

Book Talk; The Soweto Uprising in Fact and Fiction
2:30  - 3:30 pm
For youth and adults

Arushi grew up in South Africa. Her debut novel 'When Morning Comes' is set in apartheid South Africa and explores the lives of 4 teens on the brink of a youth uprising.
This event is part of the library's Enriching Words - Library writing series, and was generously sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union. Ask for an Enriching Words pamphlet, for more information.



Please register for all events by calling the library at 604.886.2130 unless otherwise stated.




Lucca's Graphic Novel Book Picks



This Was Our Pact

by Ryan Andrews

An imaginative tale about a town's Autumn Equinox celebration and some of its resident boys who decide to find out where the light ends.



The Midwinter Witch

by Molly Knox Osterrag

The long-awaited 3rd book in this popular boy-witch series.




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