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January 2020

MUSE: Open Mic at the Library

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

It's a new year...so anything goes! Share 5 minutes of poetry, prose or song on whatever moves you! Sign up in advance by calling the library at 604.886.2130 or sign up at the event.

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February 2020

Writing workshop with Arushi Raina

February 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

For youth ages 12+ "Let's work together to write in voices--familiar, unexpected, and sometimes strange. Let's talk about what it means to be different. Let's reach people with words." ARUSHI RAINA grew up in South Africa and has also lived in India, Egypt, Nigeria, the US, UK, and most recently, in Vancouver Canada. Her debut novel, When Morning Comes is set in apartheid South Africa and explores the lives of four very different teens on the brink of a youth…

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Author Event : The Soweto Youth Uprising in Fact & Fiction, with Arushi Raina

February 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

At this author talk, “The Soweto Youth Uprising in Fact and Fiction,” novelist Arushi Raina provides glimpses of apartheid South Africa through pictures, fiction and facts, followed by a discussion on how moments in the stories and histories echo with current events in Canada and internationally. ARUSHI RAINA grew up in South Africa and has also lived in India, Egypt, Nigeria, the US, UK, and most recently, in Vancouver Canada. Her debut novel, When Morning Comes is set in apartheid…

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Book Faire

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Feb 7 - 9th
| Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt
Free

Feb 7-9.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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LGBTQ2 Book Club at the Gibsons Public Library

February 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons
Free

The LGBTQ2 Book Club discusses The Best Kind of People, by Zoe Whittall, over coffee and muffins. Books are available for borrowing from the Gibsons Public Library (ask at front counter for the book). For more information, contact Andrea Routley at aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca. Please note: This book club is for LGBTQ2 readers and allies to discuss LGBTQ2-authored books from an LGBTQ2 perspective.

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Reading Series: TBA

February 8 @ 7:30 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

Sadly Lindsay Wong had to cancel. Watch for new author to be announced. By Donation

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Off the Page play reading

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Gibsons Heritage Playhouse, Gibsons

In Lowest Common Denominator by Dave Deveau, Harmony is trying to get back on her feet post-divorce, and ends up on a blissful, booze-filled date with Peter, an insurance salesman. But when she walks in on her seventeen year old son Trevor kissing him it unleashes something powerful and sacred in her. Their three lives are set in motion – perpetually intertwined. Lowest Common Denominator explores the often-controversial world of intergenerational relationships and unleashes the darkness that exists just underneath…

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Black History Month Celebration

February 15 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm | Gibsons Public Market, Gibsons
Free

Gibsons' 5th annual Black History Month Celebration! African food tasting and demos, short film screenings from Black Strathcona, launch of "I Am Still Your Negro," by Valerie Mason-John, a talk on "History and Geography of Blackness in BC" with Dr. Handel Wright, Nigerian dance and more! FREE. (Donations for food are gratefully accepted but not required.) Presented by the Black History Month organizing committee and the Gibsons & District Public Library. Generously sponsored by the Gibsons Public Market and TD…

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March 2020

Book Faire

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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March 6 - 8th
| Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt

March 6-8. Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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Book Faire

March 6 @ 12:00 pm - March 8 @ 5:00 pm
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One event on March 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on March 8, 2020 at 10:00 am

| Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt

April 3-5.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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Reading Series: Kathy Page

March 7 @ 7:30 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

British and Canadian author Kathy Page has written seven novels as well as short fiction and nonfiction.  Her works have been shortlisted for major awards, and her most recent novel, Dear Evelyn, won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2018.  One reviewer says of it: “. . . Kathy Page has created a poignant literary work of art.  The result is a timeless page-turning masterpiece.”  Another warns: “. . . you will never look at your partner the same…

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April 2020

Reading Series: Alicia Elliott

April 4 @ 7:30 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

Alicia is a Tuscarora writer living in Brantford, Ontario.  With her essay A Mind Spread Out On The Ground she made her mark as an author, and in 2018 won the ABC Taylor Emerging Writer Award.  In 2019 her first collection of essays, bearing the title of that first essay, appeared and was shortlisted for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Award for Nonfiction.  A review describes it as: “A bold and profound meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression and racism in…

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May 2020

Book Faire

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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May 1 - 3
| Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

May 1-3.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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Book Faire

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on May 16, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

| Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

May 15-17.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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June 2020

Book Faire

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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June 5-7
| Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

June 5-7.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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Book Faire

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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June 19-21
| Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

June 19-21.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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July 2020

Book Faire

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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July 3 - 5
| Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

July 3-5.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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Book Faire

July 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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July 17 - 19
| Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

July 17-19.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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Book Faire

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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July 31/Aug 1 - 2
| Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

July 31/Aug 1-2.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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August 2020

38th Annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

August 13 - August 16 | Rockwood Festival Pavilion, Sechelt

Aug 13, 14, 15, 16. Canadian literary festival featuring writers of a wide range of genres; events take place in the 500-seat open air Festival Pavilion in the Rockwood Gardens

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Book Faire

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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August 14 - 16
| Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

Aug 14-16.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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September 2020

Book Faire

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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September 4 - 6
| Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

Sept 4-6.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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October 2020

Book Faire

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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October 2 - 4
| Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

Oct 2-4.  Fri 12 to 5, Sat 10 to 5 and Sun 10 to 3. Up to two boxes of gently used donated books are appreciated (Fri/Sat only).

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