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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
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.
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.
Japanese Conversation Group
Every Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
French Conversation Group
Alternate Thursdays, November 5 & 19, 10:30 am - Noon
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.
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
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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