Check out what's happening at the Gibsons Library

 

 

Keep the little ones busy during spring break and take home some fun!

Celebrate spring like a scientist with Pippa's Take & Make DIY crafting kits. Become a solar scientist with the solar printing kit or learn about electricity with the flower circuit kit. One kit per child. Available starting March 15th while supplies last.

 

We're also adding to our ever-popular STEAM kit collection with the new Cardboard VR kit where you can experience virtual reality! Learn more and watch cool videos for all our STEAM kits here. And more kits are on their way! Check back soon for our Makey Makey kit and the Life Cycles kit. The fun at the library just keeps coming!

 

For the adults, we've got your spring break entertainment covered as well, Find our Staff Picks for the BEST Books of 2020 below. There are some amazing reads you'll definitely want to get your hands on.

 

For more information, visit our website and find us on all the socials.

 

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Call us! 604-886-2130

Email us! gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca

Open Monday to Saturday, 10 - 5

 


 

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

Income Tax Clinics

Fridays, 12:30-4:30 pm

 

A free tax clinic for eligible clients. Registration is required. Call the library to book an appointment: 604.886.2130.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Club

Wednesday, March 10 , 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link

 

In honour of International Women's Day, Movie Club will be discussing Miss Representation. Watch the trailer.

 

This film "exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. It challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize - Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival". --from Kanopy.

Ask at the circulation desk for a DVD copy or stream it on Kanopy.

 

 

 

 

Travelling to Save the World's Gastronomical Traditions

Thursday, March 11, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Register now.

Learn more about how the industrialization of the world’s food systems in the 20th century has propelled us into an era of convenience and comfort never seen before. This has threatened food sources and traditions while also endangering food sovereignty and indigenous foodways all across the globe. Speaker: Nazmi Kamal. Find out more.

The Capilano Universe Lecture Series is presented by Capilano University in partnership with Gibsons Library, North and West Vancouver Libraries.

 

 

 

 

Coastmasters Toastmasters

Thursday, March 18, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link

 

Do you want to improve your communication and leadership skills? Join the Coastmasters Toastmasters' monthly Zoom with Us meeting. This month's topic: Social Determinants of Health with Kay Wotton.

Kay will outline the social determinants of health, how they were uncovered, why they are important and how such knowledge can help move us forward in dealing with the fallout from the current pandemic, climate crisis and political turmoil. Learn more here.

 

 

 

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link

 

Your writing deserves to be shared!

Join us on the first Wednesday of 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 stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fake News and the Death (and Rebirth?) of Journalism

Thursday, March 25, 7:00 - 8:45 pm

Register now..

 

Critics argue that social media platforms like Facebook have helped to destroy objective, high-quality journalism in a flood of “fake news.” But journalism’s current decline can be traced to well before the advent of social media. Join us March 25 for a lively discussion into how we got here. Find out more.

The Capilano Universe Lecture Series is presented by Capilano University in partnership with Gibsons Library, North and West Vancouver Libraries.

 

 

 

Language Programs:

 

Japanese Conversation Group

Every Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Zoom Link

 

French Conversation Group

Alternate Thursdays

March 11 & 25, 10:30 am - Noon

Zoom Link

 

 


Library News and Views

 

 

 

Staff Picks for the BEST Books of 2020

 

 

Well, I promised you our Staff Picks for 2020 and here it is! And at the very top of the heap of amazing books is.... The Midnight Library by Matt Haig - our Gibsons Library Book of the Year for 2020.

Find the complete list of The Best Books of 2020 here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our new arrivals this month!

 

 

If you're eager to get your hands on our NEW books this month, check out the list and place your hold today! There's nothing like the feel of a fresh new book!

 

 

 

 

 

A Special Announcement from the Gibsons & District Library Foundation:

 

Due to an apparent shortage of dishes needing to be washed and dried during COVID-19, sales of the '10 reasons to visit the Gibsons Public Library’ tea towels will be suspended as of March 13th until further notice. The underlying cause of this phenomenon is unknown. But it could be attributed to the unfortunate resurgence of single use flatware and cutlery with the jump in takeout. Well, that’s what we’re thinking.

 

So either swing by the Library or contact the Foundation at info@gibsonslibraryfoundation.ca before it’s too late.

 

We’ll let you know when sales are scheduled to resume. In the meantime - be kind, be calm, be safe.

Find out more about the Gibsons & District Library Foundation and how you can support the library.

 

 


 

 

Events for Kids, Teens & In-Betweens

 

Virtual Storytime

Thursdays

 

Tune in every Thursday for songs, rhymes and stories for the whole family. Find all our videos here.

 

 

 

 

 

Take & Make

Spring Break Science Kits

 

Celebrate spring like a scientist with these DIY crafting kits. Become a solar scientist with the solar printing kit or learn about electricity with the flower circuit kit. Only one kit per child. Available March 15th while supplies last.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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