Springtime


Oh, spring came to my garden
And caught it unaware
Wearing just a few old leaves
And a dejected air.

 

But when spring left my garden,
Its work so deftly done,
Many, many Daffodils
Were dancing in the sun.

 

-Velma D. Bates

 

 

April is National Poetry Month.

 

When was the last time you read poetry? It's amazing how reading a poem about the beauty of nature or the coming of spring can make you feel hopeful. The ability to evoke strong emotions speaks to the incredible power of poetry.We have some amazing new books here in the library. From Margaret Atwood's latest collection, Dearly, to Amanda Gorman's The Hill We Climb, celebrate the written word this month by reading a book of poetry. Find our top poetry picks as well as our other staff picks here.

 

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Open Monday to Saturday, 10 - 5

Closed Good Friday, April 2

Closed Easter Monday, April 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does it mean to have a meaningful or spiritual connection with nature?

Thursday, April 8, 7:00 - 8:45 pm

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Many of us have experienced a connection to nature, or the universe, but what is the essence of such a connection? Find out more.

This lecture is part of the Capilano Universe Lecture Series presented by Capilano University in partnership with Gibsons Library, North and West Vancouver Libraries.

 

 

 

 

 

Book Club

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link

 

This month’s book club pick is Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. As a botanist, Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. Join us on Zoom to discuss this book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastmasters Toastmasters

Thursday, April 15, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

 

Do you want to improve your communication and leadership skills? Join the Coastmasters Toastmasters' monthly Zoom with Us meeting. Our April 15 meeting is on NeuroGraphica Adventures with Rifa Hodgson Creating positive changes with a marker in hand. NeuroGraphica™ is a fast growing contemporary method for dealing with life challenges. Imagine improving your life by simply drawing in a specific way, where NeuroGraphic lines and circles are strategically placed to excite and communicate with your brain’s neurons. Check our website for registration information.

 

 

 

Open Mic Night

Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link

 

Your writing deserves to be shared!

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, let us know via email at stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rise and rise of Indigenous cinema around the world

Thursday, April 29, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

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How did we get from being portrayed as “savages” to award-winning Indigenous storytelling? Who were the movers and shakers who paved the way? Grab your popcorn to join David Geary and a special guest for the rise and rise of Indigenous cinema on April 29. 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

April 8 & 22, 10:30 am - Noon

Zoom Link

 

 


Library News and Views

 

 

Sunshine Coast Seniors - Do you need help with technology?

 

The SPT Technology Group can help you feel confident with your digital device through one-on-one mentoring, online training and peer support. We're excited to announce in-person tech help at the Gibsons Library is coming in April. We can also help you find online classes and resources for learning more about your device. Find out more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bus Tickets

 

 

You can now buy monthly bus passes or bus tickets here at the library! Ask at the circulation desk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job Posting

 

 

We’re looking for a Casual On-Call Circulation Assistant. Find the full job posting here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teen Book Club

Thursday, April 8, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Register for the Zoom ID

 

Join the discussion April 8th as we look at Natalia Sylvester’s debut novel Running. In this novel 15 year old Cuban American Mariana Ruiz’s father is running for president. While the whole world is watching Mari learns the details of her father’s political positions, and she realizes that her father is not the man she thought he was. A novel about waking up and standing up, and what happens when you stop seeing your dad as your hero—while the whole country is watching.

 

Books are available at the GDPL front desk. For contactless delivery call 604-886-2130. Register by phone 604-886-2130, email gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca, or in-person.

 

 

 

Tween Book Club

Wednesday, April 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm

Register for the Zoom ID

 

Join the discussion April 21st as we look at Nic Stone’s fast-paced adventure Clean Getaway. In this novel a boy named Scoob goes on an impromptu road trip with his G'ma. Armed with an ancient copy of the Travelers' Green Book Scoob is ready for adventure but soon finds that G'ma is hiding a mystery and that road trips hadn't always been a possibility for kids like him.

 

Books are available at the GDPL front desk. For contactless delivery call 604-886-2130. Register by phone 604-886-2130, email, or in-person.

 

 

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