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Happy Holidays from everyone here at the Gibsons Library!

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Call us! 604-886-2130

Email us! gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca

Regular Hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 - 5

 

Holiday Hours:

Closed Dec.24 - 27 & Jan. 1.

Dec. 31: 10-2

 


 

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, January 6, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday Book Club

Saturday, January 9, 10:00 - Noon

Zoom Link

 

“Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . 'Today I’m really gonna be a tough guy.' Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbours. But from childhood, he was different- 'girlish,' intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men.” —Excerpt from The End of Eddy.

Our Saturday Book Club focuses on queer authors or narratives. Everyone is welcome to attend. This month we are discussing The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis. Join us on Zoom to share your experience of the book.

 

 

 

Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, January 13, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Zoom Link

 

“Dieting doesn’t work. Not long term. In fact, our bodies are hardwired against it. But each time our diets fail, instead of considering that maybe our ridiculously low-carb diet is the problem, we wonder what’s wrong with us..."-Excerpt from The F*ck it Diet

This month, our Wednesday Book Club is reading The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should be Easy by Caroline Dooner. Join us on Zoom to discuss this book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Movie Club

Wednesday, January 20, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link

 

This month, our Movie Club is discussing Shameless: The Art of Disability by local filmmaker Bonnie Sherr Klein. This film introduces us to 5 Canadian artists living with disability as they explore questions of accessibility, inclusion, autonomy and self-representation. Watch the movie ahead of time for free on our digital NFB collection and join us on Zoom to discuss it with us. Filmmaker Bonnie Sherr Klein and one of the documentary participants (David Roche) will take part in the discussion.

 

 

 

 

Coastmasters Toastmasters

Thursday, January 21, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

 

 

Do you want to improve your communication and leadership skills? Join the Coastmasters Toastmasters' monthly Zoom with Us meeting.

This month's theme is Body Language and Building Your Presence on Zoom. Learn tips on how we can use our body language to increase our professional effectiveness, strengthen our credibility and enhance our presence in the virtual world of Zoom. Learn more here.

 

 

 

Language Programs:

 

Japanese Conversation Group

Every Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Zoom Link

 

French Conversation Group

Alternate Thursdays

January dates: Jan. 14 & 28, 10:30 am - Noon

Zoom Link

 

 


 

 

Video Tutorials

 

Check out our new how-to videos!

From Ancestry to Zoom, Niche Academy has created short instructional videos to help you learn how to use library databases, social media, or even basic computer skills. From our databases page, click on the Teach Me button for a specific database video, or click on the right sidebar Get Help button (or lightbulb icon on a smart phone) for our complete list of help videos. Here you'll find everything from how to write a resume, to the basics of using Zoom. Find all the tutorial links here.

 

 

 

Sunshine Coast ElderCollege

 

Our partners in lifelong learning, the Sunshine Coast ElderCollege provides older adults age 55+ with access to informal educational and learning opportunities for the purpose of enriching lives and expanding knowledge. Courses through ElderCollege are $35 and currently hosted via Zoom. Registration is open now for courses starting in January. Find out more.

 

 

 

Resources for Seniors

 

Check out our Resources for Seniors page. It includes information on health and wellness, online learning and local information specific to our senior community here on the Sunshine Coast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Events for Kids, Teens & In-Betweens

 

 

 

Virtual Storytime

Thursdays

After a wee break, Virtual Storytime is back Thursday January 14th. Tune in every Thursday for songs, rhymes and stories for the whole family. Find all our storytime videos here.

 

 

 

 

 

Family Literacy Week - Words in the Woods

January 25 - 30, All day

From January 25th to 30th, enjoy Words in the Woods, a Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition initiative. This outdoor reading adventure will start at the Gibsons & District Public Library and weave its way around the beautiful grounds. Enjoy reading the displayed children’s book while taking in the view of the Gibsons Harbour.

 

 

 


Holiday Entertainment for Your Little Ones

 

Kanopy Kids

Cozy up with the kiddos this winter break and watch some holiday magic on Kanopy Kids - free with your Gibsons Library card. Enjoy multicultural holiday specials like The Day Henry Met a Christmas Tree, Winter Solstice with Little Bear, Seven Candles for Kwanzaa, or In the Month of Kislev, a Hanukkah story.

 

 

TumbleBooks

 

Have you tried Tumblebooks? Listen and read-along to animated story books with your kids! You can search for Christmas favourites, (like one of my favourites, Olive the Other Reindeer by J. Otto Seibold!) or browse their many storytime categories to keep your little ones entertained this holiday season. They even have puzzles and games!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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