"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."

This quote from Victor Frankl has given me strength and perspective through these recent challenging times. Entering 2022, we look forward with resilience to manage whatever comes our way, and with hope for smoother seas ahead. As I write this, the library is closed due to a corroded main water pipe freezing in our parkade- SCRD repairs will be completed as soon as weather permits. Please note there will be no fees charged in January to accommodate for this unexpected closure. We are committed to making our library a vibrant, welcoming space for all to enjoy and use in the New Year. Whatever comes our way, we strive to be here for our patrons and we hope to see you at the Library in 2022!

~ Heather

 

 

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For more information on any of the events below, visit our website and find us on all the socials.

Call us! 604-886-2130

Email us! gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca

 


 

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

Writers' Open Mic

Wednesday, January 5 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 pm

Zoom event only

 

Calling all novelists, fiction writers, memoirists, poets, spoken word artists, songwriters, etc.! Your writing deserves to be shared. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to enjoy sharing and hearing original works. For more information, email LKreps@gibsons.bclibrary.ca

As per public health orders the January 5th event is on Zoom only. Find the Zoom link here.

 

 

 

 

 

Writers' Group

Alternate Wednesdays starting Jan 19 @ 12:30-3:00 pm

In-person event

 

Come join your fellow writers in reading your own and critiquing each others’ work. No writing instruction offered, just helpful feedback in a friendly and constructive environment. Everyone welcome to attend any session. Facilitator: Vicki Warner

Limited to 8 participants, in person only.

To register for a session, please contact the library. 604-886-2130

Per public health orders, masks are required for everyone ages 5 + in the library. Proof of vaccination is required for age 12+ to attend library programs.

 

 

 

Readers’ Open Mic

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

In-person and on Zoom

 

Do you love to read aloud with expression, or listen to someone reading? Here is your chance to read a poem or excerpt of a story, memoir or essay, or sing a song, for all to enjoy (5 minutes maximum). Need not be your own work. Readers' Open Mic will be on the third Wednesday evening of each month. You’re encouraged to pick a piece that resonates with the monthly theme. January’s theme is “Winter.” Teens and adults all welcome. To join us in person, please contact the library at 604-886-2130 to register, as in-person space is limited. Also accessible by Zoom link on our website. Per public health orders, masks are required for everyone ages 5 + in the library. Proof of vaccination is required for age 12+ to attend library programs.

 

 

 

Library Champions Online

Thursday, January 20 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Zoom event

New Immigrants Helping Other New Immigrants

The Sea to Sky and Sunshine Coast Libraries invite you to attend a Library Champions Information Session.

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://tinyurl.com/3trx6v2d or visit www.newtobc.ca.

Are you a new immigrant looking for:

  • Canadian volunteer work experience? • Online access to community and library resources?
  • Better communication skills?
  • More confidence?
  • New friends and connections to community?
  • A better understanding of your community?

The Library Champions Project offers all of these things and much more! To be a Library Champion, you must:

  • Want to volunteer
  • Love libraries and helping other people
  • Be comfortable using technology to connect with others online
  • Be 19 years or older, and a permanent resident but NOT yet a Canadian Citizen

For more information, go to www.librarychampions.ca or call 604-437-8441

 

 

 

Author Reading: Riely O'Sullivan

Saturday, January 22 @ 2:00 - 3:00 pm

In-person and on Zoom

 

Young local author Riely O’Sullivan reads from his new adult fantasy novel, “Rise of the Lost: Fall of Kings.” In the land of Ederia, the future king Cassius Helladawn wastes his days drinking and ignoring his royal expectancies. When signs appear that the forgotten kingdom of Medearia is real, and a growing threat, Cassius embarks on a dangerous discovery to find it and himself.

In-person space is limited: contact the Library to register. Also accessible simultaneously via Zoom link on our website.

Per public health orders, masks are required for everyone ages 5 and up in the library. Proof of vaccination is required for age 12+ to attend library programs

 

 

 

Knitting a Community

Every Tuesday starting Jan 25 @ 10:00 am - noon

In-Person event

 

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting with others, and making useful items from donated yarn for local charities? Join our weekly knitting group on Tuesday mornings. Knitters from beginners to experts are welcome. Drop in to any session.

Host: Lynne Dyment

Limited to 12 in-person participants, first-come first served.

Per public health orders, masks are required for everyone ages 5 + in the library. Proof of vaccination is required for ages 12+ to attend library programs.

 

 

 

Book Club

Wednesday, January 26 @ 6:30 – 7:30 pm

In-person and on Zoom

 

Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad

Join us to discuss this memoir of a war correspondent battling and
surviving leukemia, and her beginning anew with a cross-country trek to meet some of the strangers who had helped her through. In-person space is limited: contact the Library to register. Also accessible by Zoom link on our website.

Per public health orders, masks are required for everyone ages 5 + in the
library. Proof of vaccination is required for ages 12+ to attend library programs.

 

 

 

 

Author Performance: Earle Peach & Barbara Jackson

Saturday, January 29 @ 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

In-person and on Zoom

 

Join us for a special live performance with Vancouver musician, composer, and activist Earle Peach and his partner Barbara Jackson.

Earle and Barbara (known as the musical duo Songtree) will read and sing selections from his new book, Questions to the Moon: Songs and Stories, describing how music drives his social and environmental activism, and his deep belief that “everyone has the right to create beauty.”

Per public health orders, masks are required for everyone ages 5 + in the library. Proof of vaccination is required for ages 12+ to attend library programs. Also accessible via the Zoom link on our website.

 

 

 

Repair Cafe

Saturday, January 29 @ Noon - 3:30 pm

In-person event

 

Don’t buy new. Fix the old! Repair Cafe is back! We’re excited to host the Repair Cafe again. Bring your small appliances and other items for free repairs. Volunteers will help you bring new life to your old appliances. Drop-in; space is limited.

Per public health orders, masks are required for everyone ages 5 + in the library, and proof of vaccination is required for age 12+ to attend library programs.

 

 

 

 

Language Conversation Groups on Zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Japanese

Every Monday @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm

All levels welcomed.

Zoom Link Meeting ID: 938 2661 0670, Passcode: 705017

 

French

Every Thursday @10:00 - noon

Zoom Link

Phone in (audio only) call 778-907-2071.

Meeting ID 931 3515 4106, Passcode 993441.

 


 

Coming in February!

 

 

Scrabble Tournament

Saturday, February 12 @ 10:00 – 5:00 PM

In-person event

 

Join the fun at this free Scrabble tournament! No one will be “eliminated” after losses—everyone gets to play five games! (Two-person games.) Book prizes for all, grand prize of book store gift certificate!

Limited to 12 players; pre-registration required. Call the library at 604.886.2130 by Feb 8th to register.

Ages 12 and up, all levels welcome.

Words played must be in the Official Scrabble Players’ Dictionary, Sixth Edition. For more information, contact the tournament master Vern Giesbrecht, at 604.886.7226 or email LKreps@gibsons.bclibrary.ca .

In person only. Per public health orders, masks are required for everyone ages 5 + in the library. Proof of vaccination is required for ages 12+ to attend library programs.

 


Reader's Choice Awards!

 

 

As promised, here's our annual 'Best of the Best' for 2021!

There was a clear winner last year for THE best book of 2020 - The Midnight Library by Matt Haig - an easy choice. But there doesn't seem to be a clear winner this year. There were so many great books of 2021 (and my favourite, Count the Ways by Joyce Maynard, didn't even make the cut on many published lists! Go figure!) So, to each their own! Our tastes are diverse so there's something for everyone this year. Just click on the links below to find a whole bunch of awesome books from this past year. Happy Reading!

~ Jocelyn

 

 

Gibsons Library Staff Favourites for 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The People's Choice Awards for Best Books of 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best YA of 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Tween Books of 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's NEW at the Library?

 

Looking for something to read? Check out the latest additions to our collection. Find the complete list of new books here.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Events for Kids

 

Reading Walk

January 11-27th

 

Celebrate Family Literacy Week with a reading walk! Read a picture book outside while enjoying the library grounds.

All ages welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family Storytime

Thursdays, starting January 20th

In-person event

 

Join us for songs, bounces, and stories for children age 0-5 and their caregivers. Connect with your child and with families in your community.

For children age 0-5 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in program

Masks required for all age 5+
Proof of vaccination required for age 12+ to attend all library programs

 

 

 

 

 

Escape Room

Saturday, January 22 @ 11:00 - Noon

In-person event

 

Work together to solve puzzles and break into the box in 60 minutes or less. Registration required.

For ages 7-10
Registration required 604-886-2130
Masks are required for age 5+

Proof of vaccination required for age 12+ to attend library programs

 

 

 

 

 

Punk Crafts: DIY Pins

Tuesday, January 25 @ 3:30 - 4:30 pm

In-person event

 

Pins, buttons, badges, whatever you call them we’re going to make them! Using Sharpies, collage, and creativity we’re going to make some unique pins.

For ages 13-18
Registration required 604-886-2130
Masks are required for age 5+

Proof of vaccination required for age 12+ to attend library programs

 

 

 

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

 

Looking for volunteer hours? Have an idea for an event for teens? Share your ideas with the Teen Advisory Group! Have fun and gain community service hours all at the same time. Open to youth age 13-18 living between Port Mellon and Roberts Creek. To apply online or find out more about TAG check out our website here.

 

 

 

 

 

COMING IN FEBRUARY


Tween Book Club

Wednesday, February 9 @ 3:30 - 4:30 pm

In-person event

 

Read woke! Where do racist ideas come from and how can you be anti-racist? Let’s learn together as we chat about Stamped (For Kids).

Masks required for all age 5+
For ages 9-12
Registration required 604-886-2130

Books available at the library desk.

Proof of vaccination required for age 12+ to attend library programs

 

 


 

Per public health orders: masks are required for everyone ages 5 and up in the library.

Proof of vaccination is not required for entry into the library.

Proof of vaccination is now required for ages 12+ to attend in-person library programs.

 

 

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