We had all hoped this September would be the return of full library services, but the pandemic is still upon us. Please note that as of August 25th, masks are again mandatory inside the library. As we are not moving yet to Step 4 of the BC Restart Plan, we are adjusting our program plans to include online options and in person events with very limited capacity. As of September 13th, vaccinations and masks will be required for all in-person program attendees ages 12+. This does not pertain to using the library- just to participating in programs in our Mainil Workshop room. As always, we want to support you, keep you safe, and provide you with excellence in library services to the very best of our ability. We are delighted that our new Outreach Coordinator Lise Kreps will be starting with us September 8th, and will continue to develop engaging events as we navigate the ongoing health directives. We hope we can gather in larger groups safely soon. Hope to see you at the library!

~ Heather Evans-Cullen, Library Director

 

Sign up for all events at 604-886-2130.

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Upcoming Events

 

Japanese Conversation Group

Mondays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Zoom Link

Join our Japanese Conversation Group at a new time! Every Monday at 1:00 via Zoom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Conversation Group

Thursdays, 10:30 - noon

Zoom Link

Do you wish you could practice your French with other friendly French language learners? Join our weekly French Conversation Group on Zoom on Thursdays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tech Help for Seniors

Thursdays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

 

Are you a Sunshine Coast senior looking for help with your smartphone, tablet or laptop? We can help! Sign up for a 45 minute, one-on-one session. Find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storytelling: Poetry and Prose Presentation Skill Building

Mondays, August 23 – October 4 at 2 – 3:30pm FULL

 

A six-week workshop that begins with participants selecting a 5-10 minute original or other person’s writing for oral delivery practice and concludes with an optional filming/editing opportunity offered by Laurel Sukkau, The current Storytelling workshop is now full, but more sessions will be offered throughout the year. Find out more.

 

 

 

 

Open Mic

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Welcome back to Open Mic at the Gibsons Library! Now in-person!

Join us 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, or in being an audience member, call the library to register at (604) 886-2130. Very limited space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Launch with Marion McKinnon Crook

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2:00 – 3:30 pm

 

Join us for a special event with Marion McKinnon Crook, author of Always Pack a Candle: A Nurse in the Cariboo-Chilcotin, the true story of an adventurous young nurse who provided much-needed health care to the rural communities of the Cariboo-Chilcotin in the 1960s.Currently on the BC Bestsellers List! Congratulations Marion!

Program offered both in-person (very limited space) and on Zoom. Sign up at the library – 604-886-2130. Find out more.

 

With financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada

 

 

 

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

 

In recognition of the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, the library is honoured to have Syiyaya facilitators offer this unique participatory history lesson developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, and educators: one that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Witnesses from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation will be in attendance. Very limited space. Please call 886-2130 to register.

 

 

 

The Repair Cafe is Back!

Saturday, Sept. 25, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

We're so happy to announce that the Repair Cafe is back on the last Saturday of each month! Bring your small appliances for free repairs from a dedicated group of volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Club

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Book Club is back and in-person! We’re SO excited to host you again inside the library! Join us as we discuss Jeanine Cummins’ American Dirt.

Very limited space. Sign up at the library – 604-886-2130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Library News and Views

 

 

Welcome Lise!

We are delighted to announce that Lise Kreps is our new Outreach Coordinator starting September 8th. Lise has extensive experience working as a professional librarian, and in planning programs and events in libraries and as a community activist. Lise is also a musician, composer, and theatrical sound designer. We look forward to Lise bringing her amazing enthusiasm and skill set to our library programming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's NEW at the Library?

 

Heads up on all the NEW books at the library this month! Place your holds now and get a jump on the inevitable queue for all the hot new reads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Events for Kids

 

 

As per public health orders: Masks and vaccinations are required for everyone ages 12 and up for all in-library events.

 

 

100 Books to Read before Kindergarten

 

Get on track for kindergarten by reading these 100 recommended books with your child.

Rediscover classics, explore something new, and read what you love. All these books are available at the Library. Download a copy of the 100 Books to Read before Kindergarten brochure, pick up a copy at the Gibsons Library, or view & reserve the books in our catalogue.

 

 

 

 

 

Bundled Babies

Wednesdays, September 22nd – December 1st

10:00 - 10:30 am

 

New location! Bundle up and join us outside for songs, bounces, and stories for babies and their caregivers. Connect with your baby and with families in your community.

Where: Dougall Park gazebo

For babies age 0-2 and their caregivers. Free, drop-in program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preschool Storytime

Thursdays, September 23rd – December 2nd

10:00 - 10:30 am

 

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories for preschoolers and their caregivers. Connect with your child and with families in your community.
Maximum 13 participants

For children age 2-5 and their caregivers. Free, drop-in program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

 

Want to make the library more teen-friendly? 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lego Builder’s Club

Saturdays - September 18th, October 30th, November 27th, December 4th

Registration required - Cal us at 604-886-2130

 

Calling all Lego maniacs! Join us at the library for a theme-based building bonanza. We’ve got tubs of Lego to dive into as you stretch your imagination and meet like-minded kids. Open to children age 4+. Must be accompanied by an adult, registration required. Maximum 13 participants

 

Age 4-7 (with caregiver): 10:30 -11:15 am

Age 8+: 11:30 -12:15 pm

 

 

 


 

Coming Soon…

 

 

Writer’s Workshop with Kallie George

Tuesdays - October 5th, 12th, 19th , 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Registration required - Cal us at 604-886-2130

 

Are you a youth age 7-13 interested in writing? Coming early October author of the acclaimed Magical Animal Adoption Agency Kallie George is here for a three-part writer’s workshop for youth.

Space is limited, registration is required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tween Book Club

Wednesday, October 27th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

 

The haunted season has arrived and it’s time to read a bone-chilling adventure. Tweens, are you ready? Let’s huddle around the campfire and chat about the spooktacular Scary Stories for Young Foxes.
For ages 9-12

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Call us! 604-886-2130

Email us! gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca

Read our Start Up and Communicable Diseases Safety Plan

 

Open Monday - Saturday, 10 - 5

NEW HOURS STARTING SEPT 7 - OPEN UNTIL 5:30

 

Closed on Monday, Sept. 6 for Labour Day,

Closed on Thursday, Sept. 30 for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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