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Tech Help

Thursdays at 2:00, 3:00 or 4:00 pm. Looking for help with your smartphone, tablet or laptop? We can help!
Book a 50-minute personal one-on-one in-person help session, on  Call the Library at 604-886-2130 to register and let us know what you’re hoping to learn or do at your appointment.
As per public health orders: Masks are required for everyone ages 12 and up for all in-library events. Proof of vaccination is not required.

PR – Taboo, Tea and Treats

3rd Tuesdays. A Free Evening to Discuss the Taboo Subject of Death organized by End of Life Doula Heather MacLeod. Meeting via Zoom. For more information & Zoom link contact Mark – mmerlino@prpl.ca

Fall Family Story Time

Saturdays to Dec 11th. Join Sam on Saturdays on the library lawn (weather permitting) or in the Children’s Area for a drop-in Family Storytime featuring books, songs, and play. Careful social contact will be maintained. Masks mandatory for those 12 and up.

PR – Mushrooms of British Columbia

Fungal species experts Andy MacKinnon and Kem Luther will present their new Royal BC Museum handbook Mushrooms and British Columbia via Zoom. This event is part of the qathet Mushroom Festival. To register email Mark at: mmerlino@prpl.ca

Sechelt Library: Halloween Storywalk

Read a spooky story while enjoying nature with our Halloween StoryWalk®. Visit anytime during the week. A StoryWalk® is an outdoor walk where a book’s pages have been posted along the trail. Families can read the book together as they enjoy a walk through the outdoors! No registration required.

Chair Yoga with Julie

Tuesdays. Join Julie Morgan for this gentle form of yoga that can improve your flexibility, concentration and strength. Via Zoom or in the Community Room at Sechelt Library. Sign up for this free class by calling Sechelt Library at (604)-885-3260, drop by or email – gillian.smith@secheltlibrary.ca.

Seed Saving Workshop

Learn to harvest, clean, and store your seeds! Gain new tips, learn more about the Seed Sharing Library, and connect with other seed savers. An informal presentation and hands-on seed cleaning opportunity with Rhonda and Leonie, active members of the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective.
Limited space in person: call the library to register: 604-886-2130. As per public health orders: masks are required for everyone ages 12 and up for all in-the library. Proof of vaccination is not required.
This event will be simultaneously streamed on Zoom from the Library’s website.

Book Faire

Friday 12 – 5pm; Saturday 10 – 5pm; Sunday 10 – 3pm.

No donations on Sunday.

We will be following the Library Covid Protocol.

Gibsons Library Book Club

Book Club is back, in-person and on Zoom! Join us as we discuss Marion Quednau’s new book of short stories, “Sunday Drive to Gun Club Road.” Very limited space in person. Call the Library to register: 604-886-2130. As per public health orders: Masks are required for everyone ages 12 and up in the library. Proof of vaccination is not required.
Simultaneously streamed on Zoom from the Library website here.

Writer’s Workshop with Kallie George

Tuesdays October 5th, 12th, 19th – 3:30 – 4:30 pm – Age 7-13.

Magical Animal Adoption Agency Kallie George is here for a three-part writer’s workshop for youth.

Space is limited, registration is required. Call 604.886.2130 to register.

As per public health orders: Masks are required for everyone ages 12 and up for all in-library events.

Presentation Skill Building Workshop

Oct 12-Nov 16: please attend all classes. Improve your oral presentation skills with Johanna Rzepa this 6-week workshop . Each participant selects a 5-10 minute piece of writing (prose or poetry, original or not) to practice for oral presentation. Optional opportunity to have your presentation filmed by Laurel Sukkau .
Registration is limited to 5 participants, in-person only, preference to first-timers. To register, call the Library at 604-886-2130. Per public health orders: masks are required for everyone ages 12 and up in the library. Proof of vaccination is not required.

Open Mic Night – Gibsons & District Public Library

Join us every month to listen to people share their original material. If you are interested in presenting your original work (5 min. max) at a future Open Mic Night, or in being an audience member, call the library to register at (604) 886-2130. Very limited space.

As per public health orders: Masks are required for everyone ages 12 and up for all in-library events.

KAIROS Blanket Exercise

In recognition of the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, the library is honoured to have Syiyaya facilitators offer this unique  participatory history lesson developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, and educators: one that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Witnesses from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation will be in attendance.

*As per public health orders: Masks are required for everyone ages 12 and up for all in-library events.

Very limited space. Please call 604-886-2130 to register

Virtual Mysteries: Summer Reading Club Wrap Up

Waitlist only. Join magician, inventor and creative consultant Justin (Bro)  Gilbert right from your home for an amazing 30 minutes of interactive virtual magic. Justin is the lead digital sales manager for the world’s largest magic company Murphy’s Magic Supplies Inc.  Justin is a Gibsons local and a huge fan of mystery, reading and our wonderful little community library. Please bring a deck of cards a pencil and piece of paper and a book that you are currently loving and we will see you there!

Info and register 604.886.2130

Summer Author Talk: Saadia Faruqi

Saadia Faruqi, Pakistani American children’s author, will talk about her publication journey, give some tips to aspiring writers, and read from her latest book. This event is open to youth age 6+.

Live streamed via YouTube. Register for this event by phone 604.886.2130, email, or in-person.

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