What's happening this month at the Gibsons Library.




Since we opened our doors on July 8th, it has been a delight to connect with our patrons in person. We continue to follow the most up to date public health recommendations to ensure we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe. These safety measures include physical distancing, a maximum occupancy, plexiglass barriers, hourly cleaning and face shields.


Our mission to connect our community to the world of culture, knowledge and ideas through our resources, expertise and inspiration remains steadfast during these tumultuous pandemic times. September brings new challenges and our staff team is here to support you, and to bring you the very best print and digital resources. Take out service is still available and our opening hours remain as Monday to Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Check out our website and find us on all the socials.


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Open Monday to Saturday, 10 - 5


Upcoming September Events


Open Microphone Night


Wed, Sept 2nd from 7:00-8:00 pm


The Gibsons & District Public Library is hosting an Open Mic night on Zoom on the first Wednesday of every month. Join us on September 2nd, 7–8pm to listen to people share their original material.

If you are interested in presenting your original work (5 min. max) at a future Open Mic Night, let us know via email at stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca. People interested in reading at our October 7th Open Mic Night should express interest before October 2nd.


Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83648459130?pwd=Y09hWkkyTkNpYUxLUndNZzB1c1QrZz09


Wednesday Book Club

Wed, Sept 9th, 6:00 -7:00 pm




“In this gripping, unforgettable novel about art, ambition, sisterhood, motherhood, and self-knowledge, Alix Ohlin traces the rich and complicated lives of two indelible women. Dazzlingly insightful and beautifully crafted, Dual Citizens captures the unique language of sisters and makes visible the imperceptible strings that bind us to the ones we love for good.” —Provided by publisher





This month, our Wednesday Book Club is reading Dual Citizens by Alix Ohlin. Join us on Zoom on September 9th, 6-7pm to discuss this the book. You can and pick up your copy of the book at our front desk.


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Get ready for next month’s book club meeting (Wednesday, October 14th, 6–7pm) and pick up your copy of 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph at our front desk.


Saturday Book Club

Sat. Sept. 5th 10:00 am to noon



“Off the reserve and trying to find ways to live and love in the big city, Jonny becomes a cybersex worker who fetishizes himself in order to make a living. Self-ordained as an NDN glitter princess, Jonny has one week before he must return to the "rez," and his former life, to attend the funeral of his stepfather.” —Provided by publisher





Our Saturday Book Club focusses on queer authors or narratives. Everyone is welcome to attend. This month we are discussing Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead. Join us on Zoom on September 5th, 10am–noon to share your experience of the book.


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Get ready for next month’s book club meeting (Saturday, October 3rd, 10am-noon) and pick up your copy of We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib at our front desk.


Ongoing Programs:


Japanese Conversation Group

Every Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm


Are you curious about the Japanese language and culture? Join our weekly Japanese Conversation Group on Zoom. All levels welcomed.


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French Conversation Group

Thur, Sept 10th & 24th, 10:30 am to noon

Do you wish you could practice your French with other friendly French language learners? Join our bi-weekly French Conversation Group on Zoom.


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Staff Picks





Can't decide what to read next? Our Staff team is always at the ready to help you find just the right title. Check out our ever changing displays such as our Bookflix display shown here that profiles the best we have to offer in a diverse range of genres. There is no greater joy than when a patron says they loved a book we recommended. Happy Reading !






Events for Kids, Teens & In-Betweens


Summer Reading Club





Congratulations to all the awesome young readers who participated in our Summer Reading Program! Stay tuned for more reading fun to come in the Fall.







Meet Pippa!





We are delighted to have Pippa Rogers as our new Child & Youth Services Coordinator. Pippa has a diverse background working as a Librarian in many different capacities, her MLIS from UBC and a passion for all things Library. Check out our website to see what is happening for your young patrons this Fall.







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