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June 2020

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
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 18 @ 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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Book Faire – CANCELLED

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
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 – CANCELLED

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 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 – CANCELLED

August 13 - August 14 | Rockwood Festival Pavilion, Sechelt

Until Aug 13, 14, 15, 16 2021. 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 – CANCELLED

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 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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Opportunity: Sign up for Open Mic

August 28 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:30 pm, repeating until August 28, 2020

| Gibsons & District Public Library, Gibsons

It is not too late to register to take part in our Open Mic Night (on Zoom, Wed. Sept. 2, 7–8pm). Contact us before Friday (Aug 28) to secure your spot. Prose, poetry, spoken word... any style welcomed, as long as it is your original work and no more than 5 minutes long. Email us to reserve your spot. stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca

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Unlocking the Page Writting Workshop with Lenore Rowntree

August 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm | Online
Free

Whether you write prose, poetry, like to journal, or don’t know yet what form you prefer, come and explore. This workshop will use prompts to help you generate new writing that can be expanded on later. Please have paper and pen handy, as well as 1-2 pages of something you have already written (need not be polished and can be any form). You can bring something written by someone else if you prefer. The language in this writing will be…

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September 2020

Open Mic – Gibsons & District Public Library

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Virtual
Free

The Gibsons & District Public Library is hosting an Open Mic night on Zoom on the first Wednesday of every month. Join us  7–8pm to listen to people share their original material. Even better, share your own material. It can be prose, poetry, spoken word, a song, a rap... any original material that is no longer than 5 minutes. Email us to reserve your spot. stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83648459130?pwd=Y09hWkkyTkNpYUxLUndNZzB1c1QrZz09

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Sechelt Libraries Re-Opens

September 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Sechelt Library, Sechelt
Free

The day is finally here! We will be re-opening on Tuesday, September 15th for in-person browsing. Hours Mon-Fri 10am-3pm Watch for Safety Plan.

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Literary Reading Series: Deborah Campbell and Ronald Wright

September 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

The SCAC Fall 2020 Literary Series begins with online reading with authors Deborah Campbell and Ronald Wright. Deborah Campbell will read from the multi-award winning A Disappearance in Damascus. The New York Times called it “a searing and extraordinarily affecting account of her experiences in Syria in the mid-2000’s, that reads in equal parts as memoir, history and mystery story.” The book epitomizes Campbell’s stated goal to “bridge the gap between readers … and people in troubled places who such…

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PR – Getting Creative

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 24, 2020

| Online

Sep 3, 10, 17, 24. Exploring Creative Nonfiction. The Powell River Library is pleased to be able to offer this popular program online as we continue to practice physical distancing. Using Zoom along with handouts, conversation, digital resources and writing exercises writer Megan Cole will introduce writers to the world of creative nonfiction. Participants will learn about the various forms of the genre, structure, voice and writing true stories. Registration is required. For more information or to register contact Megan…

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October 2020

Online Book Launch – ‘Those Who Stay’ by Ruth Rodgers

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Zoom

following the life of Clara Lyell, Halfmoon Bay's first white settler from 1895 to 1923. For Zoom links contact rodgers.ruth@gmail.com

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Literary Reading Series: Nilofar Shidmehr

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Online
Free

Th SCAC Fall 2020 Literary Series continues with online reading with Nilofar Shidmehr. Nilofar Shidmehr is author of short fiction and poetry. Divided Loyalties was a finalist for the BC Book Prize. Iranian-born Nilofar Shidmehr is the author of two collections of short fiction and four books of poetry in English and Persian. Her novella in verse, Shirin and Salt Man, was a finalist for the BC Book-Prize. Divided Loyalties, Nilofar’s most recent publication is a collection of short stories…

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Book Launch: Dispatches from Ray’s Planet by Claire Finlayson

October 29 @ 7:00 pm | Online

Join Caitlin Press for the launch of Claire Finlayson's debut memoir, Dispatches from Ray's Planet: A Journey through Autism. Claire's memoir explores her journey and interactions with her adult brother Ray to understand the complexities of his symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Free! Online! No software download necessary. Everyone welcome. Hosted by Michael Maser To reserve your spot click here.

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November 2020

Open Mic – Gibsons & District Public Library

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 4, 2020

| Virtual
Free

The Gibsons & District Public Library is hosting an Open Mic night on Zoom on the first Wednesday of every month.  Sign in to listen to people share their original material. Even better, share your own material. It can be prose, poetry, spoken word, a song, a rap... any original material that is no longer than 5 minutes. Email to reserve your spot. stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83648459130?pwd=Y09hWkkyTkNpYUxLUndNZzB1c1QrZz09

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PR – Death, together. A zine for 2020

November 5 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | The Art Centre, Powell River

Join us to launch the publication of Death, together: A Zine for 2020. This zine, curated by writer Pieta Wooley, shares reflections by community members about death's diversity in qathet, plus other writings and a short essay on the opioid and suicide crisis. Free copies available at The Art Centre or by contacting theartcentrepr@gmail.com during Memento Mori

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Remembrance: Generational Stories of War on Zoom

November 11 @ 2:00 pm | Zoom

Three Authors Reading/Q&A. Including stories from Jacqueline Carmichael with stories from her book 'Heard Amid the Guns: True Storeis from the Western Front'; Caitlin Hicks, reading from her book 'Next of Kin' a hidden family story and Pat Skidmore introding 'Dear Father'. Attendees can link here just prior to the event: https://www.facebook.com/Heard-Amid-the-Guns-True-Stories-from-the-Western-Front-105891297857167

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Literary Reading Series: Raoul Fernandes

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Online
Free

The SCAC Fall 2020 Literary Series begins with online readings in September. Raoul’s poems are based in everyday reality, the things we touch and observe, but the poems raise them to a new realm of awareness, of intimacy and empathy. Objects and events are filled with mystery. Thus, a bunch of old walkmans becomes the vehicle that lifts him to “something approaching grace”. Everything, in this world, has a message if we are ready to receive it. In the title…

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