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





Most of the films we see are made by adults – so what happens when young people sit in the director’s chair? The world looks very different to young people from Iran, Lithuania, South Korea, and India, and their perspectives give rare insight into the next generation of leaders, change-makers, and visual artists.

Join us at 6:30 on November 29th for The Reel Youth Film Festival. It pulls together an insightful, diverse, compelling and humorous collection of short films from across the globe – all made by youth, and features a few animations made right here in Gibsons.

The films were selected by an international youth jury from over 1,300 submissions and 100 countries, then curated to reflect diversity of expression and identity. The collection is packed with humour, courage, and inspiration. It is rated PG and recommended for viewers aged 12 and up. After the screening, viewers will be invited to vote for their favourite films.


For more information on any library program or service, drop by the library, visit our website or call us at 604-886-2130.



November Events




Come Write In!

Fridays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2:00 - 5:00 pm


November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Join other writers for quiet writing time, 2-4 pm, followed by TGIF NaNoWriMo Social, 4-5 pm, in the Mainil Room.








Elevenses: An LGBTQ2 Book Club

Saturday, Nov. 2, 11:00 - noon


Discussing The Tiger Flu, by Larissa Lai, over coffee, tea and scones.










“Doesn’t Have to Be About Mental Health”

Saturday, Nov. 2, 16 & Dec. 21, 2:00 - 3:30 pm


A 3-part writing series for people who either have lived experience with mental illness themselves or through a loved one or friend. With instructor Lenore Rowntree.








“Slow Travelling” in South America

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6:00 pm


Photographer/educator Nick Smith shares 6 months of travel adventure at this slideshow presentation.







Volunteer Leader Training Session for LEGO Robotics League

Thursday, Nov. 7, 4-5:30 pm


Love coding and robotics? Have patience and enthusiasm to help kids learn? Train to be a volunteer leader! Ages 16-adult. For more information, email Danielle at







GDPL Book Club

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Discussing Chop Suey Nation, by Ann Hui.

New members welcome!








LIFT Speaker Series 

Friday, Nov. 15, 12:15-1:15 pm

This month's theme is Courage: A Most Prized Human Virtue.
How can the courage to be accountable for our actions and words lead us to a thriving community?



Death Cafe

Saturday, Nov. 16, 10:30 am-12:30 pm


Provides a safe space for anyone wanting a time of respectful conversation about any aspect of death. With Dianne Baker.








ESL Reading Discussion Group

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Read books and magazines and practise speaking English with other learners and native speakers. Facilitated by Trudi Diening.



Discrimination and Human Rights in Canada

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2:00 pm

Join us for this informative talk and discussion about discrimination and how to file a human rights complaint. Presented by an experienced human rights mediator.



MUSE: Open Mic

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Share 5 minutes of poetry, prose or song. With featured author, visiting Saskatchewan poet Bernadette Wagner.



LearnAlong with Fibreshed

Saturday, Nov. 30, 10:00 - noon


Enjoy demonstrations and discussion with Fibreshed’s fibre producers and artisans.













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

Thursday, Nov. 14 & 28, 10:30 - noon. French conversation group. NOTE NEW TIME.



Tuesday, Nov. 5 & 19, 12:30 -  3:15pm. Writers Group with Vicki Warner. Registration required.

Tuesday, Nov. 12 & 26, 1-3pm "Memoirs & More" Writers Group. Facilitated by alternating group members. All levels welcome.



Thursdays, 1-3pm. Beginner Bridge Club. Facilitated by Judy Larson. NO bridge sessions on Nov. 7 & 21.



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

Saturday, Nov. 30, 1-5pm. Repair Cafe



Fridays, 10- 12pm RainCity Outreach Services.

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1:30 - 3pm, Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia Call 604-984-8348 to register.





Young People's Programs


Storytimes & Songs

Wednesdays until Nov. 27

Both programs now on Wednesdays.

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 is Back!

Thursdays, Nov. 14 – Dec. 19, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Learn to code Lego Mindstorms and complete challenges on the official

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE  ‘Into Orbit’ challenge board.

Priority given to people who were not on last year’s team.

For grades 4-8. Space is limited. Register early.




Dungeons & Dragons Youth Games Night
Friday Nov. 15, 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Join an exciting and imagined storytelling adventure, after-hours at the library. Escape dungeons, slay dragons, and find out how much fun it is to be a part of the story. All levels of experience and play are welcome, including parents. For grades 6 - 12.








Teen Book Club
Tuesday Nov. 19, 7:00 - 8:30 pm


Join us for a lively discussion of Kim Fu's book The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore. Copies of the book now available at the front desk.

For readers in grades 10 - 12.







Reel Youth Film Festival
Friday, Nov. 29, 6:30 - 8:00 pm


What happens when young people sit in the director’s chair? Watch this collection of short films made by youth, from across the globe, and includes a few claymations made in Gibsons.

Festival is rated PG. Recommended for 12 year olds and up.





Lego Builders Club

Saturday, Nov. 23, 10:30 - 12:15 pm
10:30 - 11:15 am
For builders aged 7 and under. Very young builders should be accompanied by an adult.

11:30 - 12:15 pm
For builders aged 8 and up.




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




Danielle's Book Picks



Just Because
by Mac Barnett

Picture Book

A simple bedtime story that answers a child's big questions with fantastically unscientific answers.





The Blackthorn Key
By Kevin Sands
Young Adult Fiction

The first in a 4-part mystery series set in London in the 1600s. A fast-paced story about a boy who is apprentice to a famous apothecary, attempting to resolve the string of murders plaguing the city, while he learns to create powerful medicines, potions and even weapons.



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