What's happening in November at the Gibsons Library.





Do You Want to Get Involved at the Library?


We have devised 3 pandemic-friendly options for offering programming at the library. If you or your group is interested in collaborating with us, please let us know by emailing stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca. We would love to collaborate with you!


Zoom Groups

One way to get involved is to host a virtual group with us via Zoom. Whether you want to host a language group, a craft group, a support group, an interest group or something else, we are more than happy to provide you with technological support and online promotion for your group.





One-on-one clinics

Because it is not feasible at this time to host in-person group programming in the library, we have created The Vestibule, a small one-on-one zone for individual workshops and clinics. As you can see in the image, we made it two tables deep and with a plexiglass barrier to maximize social distancing. If you have a project idea that can be offered to one participant at a time (e.g, info booth, individualized support, skill sharing, etc.), let us know about it. We will help you organize and promote it.





Book Club

Another way to get involved with the library is to partner with us to co-host an online book club. If you are part of an interest group (even a loosely defined one) and think there is a book your group would love to read and discuss, we want to do a book club collaboration with you! Let’s say for example that you are part of a stamp collector group on the coast. We can help you select a novel (or non-fiction book) about stamp collecting and organize a book club meeting about it. We will add 8 copies of the books to our collection, organize/manage the Zoom room and help you facilitate the book discussion on the day of the meeting. You promote the book club with your group and we will also promote it to our patrons via our newsletter and social media.


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Upcoming Events



RainCity Outreach Services

Fridays, 10:00am - Noon


Meet Tyler, a RainCity Housing Outreach Worker.

Every Friday morning from 10 until noon, he will be doing outreach from our Mainil Meeting Room. If you are looking for stable housing, need help filling a BC Housing form, are interested in carrying Narcan, or any other needs you may face as a person who is homeless or a person who is underhoused, come get in touch with Tyler. No appointment needed. You can also call or text Tyler at 604-989-5179.





Zoom Clinics

Saturdays in November, 2:00 - 4:00 pm


Do you need help navigating Zoom? We can help!

In person or via Zoom. Call us at 604-886-2130, email us, or talk with front desk staff to reserve a time. Walk-ins also welcome.




Open Mic Night

Wednesday, November 4, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link

We're hosting an Open Mic night on Zoom on the first Wednesday of every month. Join us 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 December 2nd Open Mic Night should express interest before November 27th.







Saturday Book Club

Saturday, November 7, 10:00 am - Noon

Zoom Link


Our Saturday Book Club focuses on queer authors or narratives. Everyone is welcome to attend. This month we are discussing On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong. Join us on Zoom on Saturday, November 7th, 10am–noon to share your experience of the book.

Get ready for next month’s book club meeting (on December 5th) and pick up your copy of High School by Tegan and Sara.







National Novel Writing Month

Saturdays, November 14 & 28, 11:00am - 1:00pm


Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? That’s right, challenge yourself to write a full novel in one month! And if you want a little help along the way, take part in one of our 20 minute one-on-one critique sessions with local author Leigh Matthews. (http://www.leighmatthews.xyz). Register your spot at the front desk, or call/email us. Find out more.




Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, November 18, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Zoom Link


This month, our Wednesday Book Club is reading The Anatomist’s Tale by Tauno Biltsted. Join us on Zoom on November 18th, 6-7pm to discuss this book. You can pick up your copy of the book at our front desk. Find out more.









Movie Club

Wednesday, November 25, 7:00 - 8:00 pm


Do you love to watch movies? Do you wish you could discuss them with other movie fans? You should join our Movie Club! What is a movie club you ask? It’s just like a book club, but with a movie instead of a book. It is super easy to take part. Watch the selected movie at your convenience, (available here on Kanopy), meet us on Zoom for the Movie Club meeting and chat with us about everything you loved and hated about the movie. Watch the trailer! Find out more about Movie Club here.




Language Programs:


Japanese Conversation Group

Every Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Zoom Link


French Conversation Group

Alternate Thursdays, November 5 & 19, 10:30 am - Noon

Zoom Link



Library Services Update and COVID-19 Safety Plan



Our goal is to continue to provide the very best library services we can, given available resources and safety requirements. Please read our updated COVID-19 Safety Plan.








Calling All Gibsons Library Lovers!


These beautiful tea towels were created by local artist extraordinaire, Sa Boothroyd and they're jumping off the shelves! Buy yours today for just $20 and support the Gibsons Library Foundation's latest Giving Tree fundraiser. All proceeds go towards the library. Click on the photo to see the tea towel up close.









Check Out What's New!


We have a tonne of fabulous new books at the library this month! (Personally, I'm super excited to read The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow. It gets a whopping 4.15 stars out of 5 on Goodreads! It doesn't get much better than that!) Check out all the new arrivals here.






Events for Kids, Teens & In-Betweens





It’s Dinovember at the Library! Dinosaurs have taken over the library for the month of November. Stay tuned for a dinosaur themed virtual storytime on November 5th, dinosaurs on the walls, and dino-books and activities galore.





Virtual Storytime


Join us online for Virtual Storytime! We’re bringing the fun and learning of storytime straight to your home. The whole family can share in songs, rhymes, and stories every week. A new video will be posted every Thursday to our website. Find it here every week.





Ask an Astronomer

November 1st-15th


Do you have a question for an astronomer? Bill Burnyeat, Program Manager of Canadian Planetariums, will be discussing stargazing on the Sunshine Coast and answering questions from you! Submit your questions in-person, by phone, email, or through social media.








November Night Skies

Tuesday, November 24th

What do the November night skies hold? Bill Burnyeat, Program Manager of Canadian Planetariums, is here to answer your questions and talk about astronomy on the Sunshine Coast. Learn more about amateur astronomy, local sightings, and the upcoming lunar eclipse. Full interview will be posted on the GDPL YouTube channel and website on Tuesday the 24th.







Teen Book Club

Wednesday, November 25th at 3:30pm via Zoom


Join the Teen Book Club on Zoom as we discuss Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give. Register by email, phone, or in-person, to get the meeting ID and passcode. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.









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