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December 2019

PR – Book Sale – Christmas Gift theme

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | Powell River Library, Powell River

The Powell River Friends of the Library have curated a book sale with items that are ideal for Christmas gifts!

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Book Launch: Six Stinky Feet and a Sasquatch

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am | Sechelt Library Community Room, Sechelt

The shishalh storyteller Andy Johnson will do an opening song and then tell a sasquatch story from his own tradition. Lillian Lai, an animation art director in Vancouver, did the book's illustrations. Books available at the event.

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Get Cozy at the Library: Hazards of Hampshire book launch

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

An independent woman, her dog, and murder. Throw in a Hampshire village and you have a perfect setting for a cozy… An afternoon of British treats, tea, and mystery with a reading from the inaugural book in the British Book Tour Mysteries series by Marion Crook, writing as Emma Dakin. Books for sale by Talewind Books.

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PR – Seven Year Summer

December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Powell River Library, Powell River

An inspiring story of loss and renewal, Anna Byrne presents her moving and insightful account of her own journey will cancer and the last weeks of life of her friend Eleanor in a hospice. For more information call 604-485-4796 Ext. 206.

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Book Launch and Signing: Domestic Dragon

December 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Eco-Freako, Roberts Creek

A debut poetry book by Rosalee Stavroff. Enjoy hot chocolate while meeting the author. Books available at Talewind Books, Eco-Freako & directly from

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Book Speed Dating

December 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

Are you looking to meet new books? This is a not a human-dating event, but a book-dating one! That said, you will be talking to humans about books that have inspired you, shocked you, enlightened you and more… To participate in this free, interactive event, call the library to sign up at 604.886.2130.

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PJ Story Time & Stuffie Sleepover

December 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until December 19, 2019

| Sechelt Library, Sechelt

PJ Story Time: Wednesday, December 18 6-6:45pm Children Area Stuffie Sleepover Slideshow: Thursday, December 19 4-4:30pm Community Meeting Room Do you wonder what your stuffed animals do when you're not around? What would they do if they were left at the library overnight? Unsupervised! Come to our PJ Story Time then tuck your stuffie in for the night at the library. Come back the next day to see what they got up to the night before. You will even get…

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January 2020

Winter Intention Gathering.

January 1 @ 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 4:00 pm, repeating until January 1, 2020

| Camp Elphinstone., Gibsons, B.C.
$200 – $420

Intention Gathering is back for its 21st year of magic, bliss and community celebration! ♥ Intention is a multi-day, family friendly, participant co-created festival and retreat at the most intentional time of year. DANCE PARTIES! WORKSHOPS! PASSION SHOWS! RITUAL! ARTISAN MARKET! YOGA! KIDS' PLAY SPACE! ART! DIY CULTURE! SPONTANEOUS FUN! SHARED MEALS AND ACCOMMODATIONS INCLUDED! For more information, please go to . Much more information will be available there in the next few weeks.

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PR – Kiwanis Club Book Sale

January 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Kiwanis Village, Powell River

Kiwanis Club is hosting another giant book & marmalade sale! Funds raised go to Kiwanis Charities. Please bring your own bags! If you would like to donate books for this sale, please call 604.483.1440

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Workshop and Book Launch with Michael Mirolla

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

The author of over a dozen works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama, Montreal's Michael Mirolla launches his new novel, The Last News Vendor. Workshop: Learn how to structure a short story for best effect, how to maintain the internal structure and logic of a short story in order to keep the reader engaged, and how to tighten and hone their first (and second and third) drafts. Participants are encouraged to bring a short story they have written (2000 max.,…

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Storytelling – Words & Images with Christina Leist

January 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm | Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

The Gibsons Library will host Vancouver children's author & illustrator Christina Leist. Hear her stories, get inspired by her drawings, then try a few of her imagination and doodling exercises. She might even put on some costumes and draw for you. For children in K - gr. 3. Space is limited so register early.

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Songs, Poems, and Tales With Happy Endings!

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Gibsons Public Art Gallery, Gibsons
by donation

Discouraged or even burnt-out by recent bad-news events and coming catastrophes? Here's a way to lighten your mood and everyone else's! Five-minute mic, 7 to 9, at the incomparable Gibsons Public Art Gallery! All ages and levels of performance welcome! Sign up at! "Say it in five while you're still alive!" By donation to this lovely gallery!

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Writing from the Body

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Gibsons Landing, Gibsons

We will practice mindfulness to descend into the body and write from a deep and connected place. Through play, enticing prompts and visual imagery we will discover new doorways into imagination and memory. These techniques enable us to break through creative blocks, bypass the inner critic and retrieve stories held in the body. Each session ends with an opportunity to share your writing or thoughts in the supportive environment of a small group. To register contact

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Celebrate Family Literacy Day with Rick Scott

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Roberts Creek Community Hall, Roberts Creek

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts is happy to be a part of the Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition  with two FREE concerts. Register in advance at

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MUSE: Open Mic at the Library

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

It's a new 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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PR – Karen Southern & Ann Nelson present House Histories & Heritage

January 31 @ 4:00 pm | Powell River Library, Powell River

Local historian Karen Southern and series editor Ann Nelson will share stories about the production and present the final volume in this visual history series on the buildings in the Townsite National Historic District.

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February 2020

Writing workshop with Arushi Raina

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

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

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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LGBTQ2 Book Club at the Gibsons Public Library

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

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 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: cancelled

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

Book Faire

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Feb 7 - 9th
| Sechelt Public Library, Sechelt

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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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

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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PR – Memoir Writing for Seniors

February 19 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Wed Feb 5 - Mar 25
| Powell River Library, Powell River

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

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