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Open Mic – Gibsons & District Public Library

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

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83648459130?pwd=Y09hWkkyTkNpYUxLUndNZzB1c1QrZz09

Open Mic – Gibsons & District Public Library

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

Unlocking the Page Writting Workshop with Lenore Rowntree

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 used as raw material for some of the exercises.

Join us on Zoom for this free writing workshop on Saturday, August 29th, from 10:30-noon.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89337947085?pwd=UUdzV2VWYlNBMldxc3JZUTBYYmFlUT09

Lenore Rowntree is the author of Cluck, a novel and the collection of short stories Dovetail Joint. Her poetry has been published in several anthologies including The Best of the Best of Canadian Poetry. She is also an essayist and playwright, and sometimes writes about mental health. She invites flawed characters into her writing.

Opportunity: Sign up for Open Mic

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

Introduction to Flamenco Workshop

Join La Zarmari for a virtual Introduction to Flamenco Workshop on Wednesday July 15th from 6–7pm.

In this workshop, you will:
– Watch La Zamari give a brief flamenco dance demonstration.
– Receive an overview of the history of flamenco, its idiosyncrasies and its different “palos” (styles) and “compases” (rhythms).
– Learn and practice the three basic clapping rhythms of flamenco.

Join us on Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83422265265

Find out more about La Zamari at lazarmari.com

Gibsons Library Book Club

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

Queer Book Club now online

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 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

Scrabble Tournament! – CANCELLED

Join in the fun at this free Scrabble tournament! No one will be “eliminated” after losses—everyone gets to play four games! (Two-person games.) But there is, of course, only one tournament winner—is that you?

***Pre-registration required; limited to 16 players. Call the library at 604.886.2130 to register. ***

Words played must be in the Official Scrabble Players’ Dictionary, Sixth Edition. For more information, contact the organizer, Vern Giesbrecht, at 604.886.7226.

Seed-Saving Basics: Workshop with Leonie Croy – CANCELLED

Love growing vegetables, yet puzzled by saving seeds? Learn the basics of growing good quality seed at the easy level, and explore planning an appropriate spot for your seed plants. You will go home with a free handout, a packet of seeds, and a clear understanding of how the Gibsons Seed Sharing Library works. Start saving your own seeds this year and save money!

Call the library at 604.886.2130 to register.

Livability by Design: Medellin’s Miraculous Transformation

While in Medellin, Colombia, Nick Smith, a director with Transportation Choices Sunshine Coast (TraC), rode buses, subways, gondolas, free bicycles, and experienced the many pedestrian thoroughfares that have become commonplace there.

Join us at this interactive presentation to get informed and inspired to imagine sustainable transportation possibilities on the Sunshine Coast!

TraC is a local community group that promotes alternatives to private vehicles, including walking, cycling and public transit, in order to improve inclusiveness and livability.

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