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February 2020

Book Launch: Secrets in the Shadows

February 27 @ 7:30 pm | Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
Free

Local author Heige S. Boehm will be reading and discussing her book Secrets in the Shadows.

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PR – BC Writers Series presents Mark Leiren-Young

February 28 @ 7:00 pm | Powell River Library, Powell River
Free

Mark Leiren-Young is an acclaimed author and Stephen Leacock Memorial Metal for Humour winner of titles including The Killer Whale Who Changed the World, Never Shoot a Stampede Queen, Orcas Everywhere and Free Magic Secrets Revealed: A Memoir.

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New Date – Author Visit: Christina Leist

February 29 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Sechelt Library, Sechelt
Free

Ages 5-10.  This interactive visit will include stories, imagination and doodling exercises, costumes and drawing requests from the audience. This is a FREE program. Registration is required 604-885-3260.

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March 2020

A Céilí Honoring the Life and Work of John O’Donohue

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Chaster House, Gibsons
$15 – $20

A Céilí is a traditional Irish social gathering... A gathering of friends of the work of John o'Donahue: read poetry, share stories and remember one of the great writers and inspiration of the 20th century. Potluck to follow. Host Michael Stone, who considers John to be a dear friend, spent some wonderful days together in Ireland where they laughed, drank, shared jokes and connected heart to heart, and soul to soul. Michael sponsored John in the US on several occasions…

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An evening with “Dear Evelyn”‘s author Kathy Page – CANCELLED

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Sunshine Coast Arts Centre, Sechelt

Literary Readings on the Coast presents Kathy Page, author of eight novels and shorts story collections, including "Dear Evelyn"winner of the 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Award for Fiction, about a seventy-year marriage between incompatible partners. The UK Guardian describes it as “a love story, a coming-of-age story, and a brilliantly evocative sketch of Britain in the 20th century.” This literary event is sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. Admission by donation.

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Book Faire

March 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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

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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PR – Join the climate conversation

March 14 @ 7:00 pm | The Art Centre, Powell River
Free

'Rising Tides' by Catriona Sandilands. Writers and creativity on climate change.

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Truth in a Digital Age: The Hidden Power of Evidence and Archives – POSTPONED

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | sunshine coast museum
Free

Join award-winning author and archivist Laura Millar for a dynamic talk on the  importance of archives in a post-truth world. This will be the official British Columbia launch of  her new book A Matter of Facts, and also the launch of the Museum's new Helen McCall: Coast Photographer exhibit. Admission by Donation.

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PR – Memoir Writing for Seniors

March 25 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
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Wed Feb 5 - Mar 25
| Powell River Library, Powell River
Free

Wednesdays, 10:15 am - 12:15 pm. Feb 5 - Mar 25. Free. No writing or computer experience necessary. Contact Sandra to register: stonn@prpl.ca or 604.485.4796

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April 2020

Reading Series: Alicia Elliott – CANCELLED

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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Book Faire – CANCELLED

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on April 4, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on April 5, 2020 at 12:00 pm

| Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt
Free

April 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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May 2020

Book Faire – CANCELLED

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 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 – CANCELLED

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 3, 2020 at 10:00 am

| 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 – CANCELLED

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | 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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Book Faire – CANCELLED

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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

Queer Book Club now online

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Online
Free

This month for our Queer Book Club, we are reading I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl's Notes from the End of the World by Kai Cheng Thom. Join us for our online book club meeting via Zoom on Saturday, June 6th, 11am-noon. The Queer Book Club is for everyone (even the straight ones), so don't be shy to join. And if you can't make it (or can't wait for the meeting) we are also hosting a companion book…

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Book Faire – CANCELLED

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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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Gibsons Library Book Club

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Online
Free

This month for our General Book Club, we are reading City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. Join us for our online book club meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, June 10th, 6-7pm. And if you can't make it (or can't wait for the meeting) we are also hosting a companion book club on Slack. Contact Sam Talbot, our Community Outreach Coordinator, to arrange a book pick up time and to get the Zoom and/or Slack links. stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca

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Sechelt Takeout Service & Book Drops

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until June 21, 2020

| Sechelt Library, Sechelt
Free

Monday-Friday 10 am-3 pm : 604.885.3260 Safety for staff and patrons remains our top priority. For details check their website here.  

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Book Faire – CANCELLED

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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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Gladys and The Pig Man – Podcast

June 29 @ 8:29 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:29 pm on Monday, repeating until July 2, 2020

Free

A local story told in the words of Pixie Daly, a beloved Sunshine Coast resident. Her stories touch on the early days: one road, no cars, travel by boat, fishermen lost at sea, frozen lakes, the perils of long distances between the logging camps, the hazards of fog on the water when everyday you travelled by boat. A ‘marvellous regatta”, an unforgettable character named Gladys — and her husband, the Pig Man. The greasy pole in all its glory. Part…

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July 2020

Podcast: Nicht Meine Kinder (A piece of paper)

July 2 @ 8:29 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:29 pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until July 2, 2020

| Your Home
Free

In her last moments of life a mother saves her child in an unexpected act of kismet and courage.

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Book Faire – CANCELLED

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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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Gibsons and District Public Library Opens

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 19, 2020

| Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. With a limited capacity and are modifying our layout to ensure everyone can remain physically distant. Find the details on our website gibsons.bc.libraries.coop/ or 604.886.2130.  

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