What's happening this month at the Gibsons Library.






Library Takeout has been a success!


It's been so great to see our lovely patrons at our doors again! Your smiling faces have made our day! Takeout will continue for the foreseeable future, but we're hoping and planning to welcome you back inside once we can make it as safe as possible. 


We're getting into the virtual groove here at the library and are revving up our online events. There's still time to join in our upcoming book clubs and language groups and stay tuned for some exciting new events in the coming weeks. 


Starting June 1, our book drop will be open 24/7 to make it easier to return your library items when it's convenient for you. Now that we're able to loan out our physical items again, we're eager to accept returns so we can pass on all those great reads to other happy patrons! If you're having trouble getting to the library to return your items, give us a call and let us know. We're always happy to help.


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Upcoming Events



Japanese Conversation Group

Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Zoom Link


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








Open Mic Night

Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link



Join host Carine De Kock in a virtual Open Mic Night on Zoom.  Virtual doors open at approximately 6:45. 









French Conversation Group

Thursday, June 4 & 18, 10:30 am - Noon

Zoom Link


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








Queer Book Club with Very Special Guest, Kai Cheng Thom

Saturday, June 6, 11:00 am - Noon

Zoom Link


It is not too late to join our June queer book club on Zoom. We are reading I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes From the End of the World by Kai Cheng Thom. And exciting news! The author will be attending our Zoom meeting!  Email or call the library to borrow a copy of the book. 










Book Club

Wednesday, June 10, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Zoom Link


It is not too late to join our June book club on Zoom. We are reading City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Call or email the library to borrow a copy of the book.










Virtual Art Jam - POSTPONED

Date TBD 

This month, we will start hosting a virtual Art Jam! Let's all make art at the same time and hang out (on Zoom, #covid). Draw, sculpt, embroider, collage... all mediums welcomed! Show us your studio, your art, your face or just your hands. Whether you are a professional artist or a hobbyist, young or old, we want make art by your side! If you are interested in taking part, let us know via email (and also let us know what time of the week would work best for you). We will let you know once we pick a time.




Mending Bar - POSTPONED

Date TBD

Now is the perfect time to learn to mend your clothes. We are working on a collaboration with the Sunshine Coast Fibreshed to start hosting a regular mending bar. If you are interested in receiving advice and coaching from a seasoned fiber artist, let us know via email. As soon as we finalize the dates and time for the mending bar, we will send you the Zoom link. If you don’t need advice but just want to mend side by side with other textile enthusiasts, also let us know via email, because we want to mend by your (virtual) side too!







In Focus



We've Got NEW books!


Yay! Physical books are back! Check out our complete list of  NEW fiction, non-fiction and even DVDs that are available to borrow through Library Takeout. We're going to be opening up our catalogue again very soon so you can place holds online. But until then, fill in a Takeout form to get your hands on these hot new titles.









Niche Academy



Introducing our latest acquisition, Niche Academy!

Niche has easy-to-follow video tutorials for many of our online databases and much  more. Learn everything from how to use Facebook or Zoom, to navigating Ancestry or Overdrive. Niche Academy’s videos are simple, user-friendly and concise.








Online Shopping? Do your Research!


Apparently online shopping has increased exponentially since the start of COVID.  Don't impulse buy!  Make sure it's at least a sound buying decision by researching goods first on Consumer Reports. You'll find ratings and reviews for everything from lawn mowers to cars. CR has it all.  Just log in with your library card. Watch a quick tutorial here.








Amanda's Kanopy Picks


Have you tried Kanopy yet? Try the tutorial! And if you're looking for suggestions on what to watch, Amanda is a real film buff. Check out her Top International Film Picks from Kanopy. 








The Library Lowdown



Read the latest post on our Library Lowdown blog:

Thinking Critically in the Time of COVID-19









For a complete list of all our fabulous databases and Niche tutorials, click here.

You'll be amazed with everything your library has to offer!



In the Kid Zone


June’s Monthly Reading Challenge

For readers ages 5 to 14


Do your kids need a little extra incentive to love reading? Check out this reading-inspired challenge card with 9 playful activities that encourage kids to: read, listen, connect, explore, share, and imagine. Completing all 9 challenges by the end of June will be fun and could earn them a sweet prize. Click here to find out more. 






Imaginations On Fire
Starts June 4

Imaginations on Fire is a social media initiative to share, celebrate, and generally show-off the awesomeness you are getting up to with your kids, or that older kids are getting up to on their own. Find out more in Danielle's latest blog post, also linked below.







Words from the Kid Zone


Check out Danielle's latest blog post in Words from the Kid Zone.











Hot Reads Alert!


Did you know there's a new book in Susanne Collins'  Hunger Games Series? We bought extra copies of The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, now available as an ebook and audiobook on Overdrive and Libby. The physical book is on its way too! 







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