The Gibsons Library is pleased to host a special author event with the Sunshine Coast's very own Howard White, founder of Harbour Publishing and prolific writer of a multitude of books such as Raincoast Chronicles, Spilsbury's Coast and The Accidental Airline, among many others.Howard's latest book is called Here on the Coast: Reflections from the Rainbelt and we're so excited to host a reading on Wednesday, May 26th.


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Upcoming Events




Toastmasters Speechcraft Program

Mondays, May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7 & 14

7:00 - 8:30 pm

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Become a confident speaker in a friendly atmosphere. Have fun while learning to speak your mind! This six-session program offers all the tools you need to express yourself clearly and develop confidence. Find our more.








Open Mic Night

Wednesday, May 5 , 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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Your writing deserves to be shared!

Join us every month 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








Book Club

Wednesday, May 19, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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This month’s book club pick is Matt Haig's Midnight Library. This was also our top pick for 2020. Come join us in book club and let us know if you think it deserved to win as our Best Book of 2020.









Coastmasters Toastmasters

Thursday, May 20, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

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Join the Coastmasters Toastmasters’ monthly Zoom with Us meeting.This month's presenter is painter, Marlene Lowden.

Depending on your point of view, abstract art can look like a lot of fun, a big mess and/or rather confusing. Join Marlene for a look into that mysterious world to learn what’s behind abstract expressionism, its history and its relevance today. Learn more.





Author Event Featuring Howard White

Wednesday, May 26, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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Renowned writer Howard White will read from his latest book, Here on the Coast: Reflections from the Rainbelt, a celebration of all the small town charms and natural beauty of living on the Sunshine Coast.







Language Programs:


Japanese Conversation Group

Every Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

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French Conversation Group

Alternate Thursdays

May May 6 & 20, 10:30 am - Noon

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Library News and Views



LinkedIn Learning


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NEW Books Alert!



We've received over 300 NEW books in the last few weeks! Check out the NEW book list for April and place your hold on this month's hottest reads.









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Events for Kids, Teens & In-Betweens



Virtual Storytime

Alternate Thursdays


Catch the last month of Virtual Storytime before the summer hiatus! Pippa sings songs and reads stories for the whole family every other Thursday. Binge watch the back catalogue on our website.






Teen Book Club

Thursday, May 6, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

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We read great books! Join the discussion May 6th as we read the New York Times bestseller Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You. This is a remix of Ibram X Kendi’s Stamped from the Beginning written specifically for youth by the young adult author Jason Reynolds. Join the conversation and discuss this timely book on racism and antiracism.

Books are available at the GDPL front desk. For contactless delivery call 604-886-2130. Register by phone 604-886-2130, email, or in-person..




Tween Book Club

Wednesday, May 19, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

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Join the discussion May 19th as we look at Tae Keller’s 2021 Newberry Award winning novel When You Trap a Tiger. When Lily moves in with her ailing grandmother she meets a magical tiger straight from Korean folktales. Lily must find her voice and her courage in this engrossing family drama.

Books are available at the GDPL front desk. For contactless delivery call 604-886-2130. Register by phone 604-886-2130, email, or in-person.






The STEAM kit collection keeps growing! What’s a STEAM kit you say? STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. These kits support STEAM literacy for children and the young at heart. All kits are available for a two week loan, no renewals, one kit per card. For a full list of all our kits see our STEAM page here.




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