What's happening this month at the Gibsons Library.





October is Canadian Library Month.


"Celebrating libraries is the celebration of our communities. Libraries are the foundation of an engaged and literate citizenship and the connection between all members of our communities regardless of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, education, heritage, physical or mental capabilities and class. When you visit a library you visit the future!"

- Annette DeFaveri, executive director, British Columbia Library Association


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Open Monday to Saturday, 10 - 5


Upcoming Events



RainCity Outreach Services

Fridays, 10:00am - Noon


Meet Tyler, a RainCity Housing Outreach Worker. Every Friday morning from 10 until noon, he will be doing outreach from our back balcony. If you are looking for stable housing, need help filling a BC Housing form, are interested in carrying Narcan, or any other needs you may face as a person who is homeless or a person who is under-housed, come get in touch with Tyler. No appointment needed. Simply walk through the library to find him on our back balcony. You can also call or text Tyler at 604-989-5179.




Saturday Book Club

Saturday, October 3, 10:00 am - Noon

Zoom Link


This month we are discussing We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib. Join us on Zoom to share your experience of the book. Our Saturday Book Club focuses on queer authors or narratives. Everyone is welcome to attend.









Open Mic Night

Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Zoom Link


We're hosting an Open Mic night on Zoom on the first Wednesday of every month. Join us this month on October 7 to listen to people share their original material. If you are interested in presenting your original work (5 min. max) at next month's Open Mic in November, let us know via email at stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca. before October 30th.






Wednesday Book Club

Wednesday, October 14, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

Zoom Link


This month, our Wednesday Book Club is reading 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph. Join us on Zoom to discuss this book. You can pick up your copy at our front desk.

Get ready for next month’s book club meeting and pick up your copy of The Anatomist’s Tale by Tauno Bilsted at our front desk.






Zoom Clinics

Saturday, October 17 & 31, 1:00 - 3:00 pm


Do you need help navigating Zoom? We can help.In person or via Zoom. Call us at 604-886-2130, email gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca, or talk with front desk staff to reserve a time. Walk ins also welcome.




Movie Club - Non-Fiction Night

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


We are starting a movie club! What is a movie club, you ask? It’s just like a book club, but with a movie instead of a book. It is super easy to take part. Watch the movie at your convenience, (available on Kanopy), meet us on Zoom for the Movie Club meeting, and chat about everything you loved and hated about the movie. This month, our non-fiction pick is: Defiant Lives: The Rise Of The Disability Rights Movement. Watch the trailer. Find out more about Movie Club here.




Movie Club - Fiction Night

Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 - 8:00 pm


We're excited to feature Hunt For The Wilderpeople, an official selection for the Sundance Film Festival 2016, for our fiction Movie Club pick. Watch the movie on Kanopy, then meet and discuss at Movie Club. Find out more here. Get a sneak peak and watch the trailer!




Ongoing Programs:


Japanese Conversation Group

Every Monday, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Zoom Link


French Conversation Group

Alternate Thursdays, October 8 & 22, 10:30 am - Noon

Zoom Link




10 reasons to visit the Gibsons Public Library


Not that you need a reason to come visit us... We're always happy to see you! But now you can buy these amazing tea towels by the fantastic Sa Boothroyd. They are being sold by the Gibsons Library Foundation as part of their Giving Tree Fundraiser. All proceeds will go towards the Library. They are available at the library for $20 each.










Do you want to learn more about Indigenous cultures and experiences? Our library has a robust collection of books for both kids and adults. Check it out here.










Seed Sharing Library

We are very grateful to all the seed savers who have already returned borrowed seeds this year. The Seed Sharing Library is still active, but there will be some changes while we are adapting to the pandemic situation. Firstly, we are taking this opportunity to temporarily remove the seed cabinet to do some repairs and reorganization. In the meantime, we have a Seed Drop-off container in the vestibule where you can drop off your seeds over the winter. Seeds will be collected weekly. Towards the end of February, you can borrow seeds again, but the set up will look different. The Seed Sharing Library has been made possible through a partnership with the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective. If you are not on the membership list but wish to join and/or receive updates, email Leonie Croy at leoniecroy@gmail.com or phone: 604 886 8769 & leave a message.




Check Out What's New!


The New Book List is finally out for September! (I don't know about you, but I've been dying to read the new Louise Penny and it's finally here!) Find out what else is fresh off the press and jumping off the shelves this month and every month with the New Book List.






Suggest a Purchase


Is there a book you’re looking for that’s not available in our catalogue? Or maybe you’ve been on the wait list for a book for so long that it seems like it will simply never come. Well, wait no longer!

We welcome your suggestions for the purchase of new materials. Find out more.






Events for Kids, Teens & In-Betweens




Halloween Scavenger Hunt

October 17 - 31

Halloween is hiding at the library! Pick up a Halloween scavenger hunt handout at the library front desk, complete the scavenger hunt, and win some sticky prizes. All ages welcome, no registration required.






Virtual Tween Book Club

Wednesday, October 28, 3:30pm via Zoom


Book clubs are back and they’ve gone virtual! Join the Virtual Tween Book Club on Wednesday October 28th at 3:30pm via Zoom. You can pick up a copy of the book at the library or check the catalogue for an e-book. This month we’ll be reading Jason Reynold’s Ghost, the story of an aspiring track star who is haunted by a tragic past with a violent father. Come to the meeting and help pick our next book.








A big thank you to a private donor who gifted the library $500 for antiracist books for children and youth. We’re just starting to get the titles in now and we’re excited to see them flying off the shelves. Check out:


Antiracist Baby

With bold illustrations and rhyming text this book introduces the youngest readers and their parents to the concept of antiracism and how to build a more equitable world.


Intersectionallies: We Make Room for All

A welcoming resource for conversations about equality and social justice that shows readers how identities are made up of myriad influences.


Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness

A white child sees a TV news report about the killing of a black man by a white police officer. A timely story that talks about white supremacy, privilege, and power.




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