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PR – Getting Creative: Exploring Creative Nonfiction

Thursdays to Apr 22. A virtual writing workshop with handouts, conversation, digital resources and writing exercises. 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 info or to register contact Mark Merlino at mmerlino@prpl.ca

More info about Megan Cole –megancolewriter.com

Capilano University Lecture Series: Bridget McLarty

What does it mean to have a meaningful or spiritual connection with nature?

Many of us have experienced a connection to nature, or the universe, but what is the essence of such a connection?

Find out more and register for this Zoom lecture here.

Easter Scavenger Hunt

Enjoy a socially-distanced, outdoor scavenger hunt. Pick up your instructions at the Sechelt Library anytime between 10am-2pm, then go for a walk outside to find your clues! We have two different types of scavenger hunt that both follow the same route, so families with multiple children can hunt together! Bring your answers back to the library before 3 pm on Saturday to be entered into the prize draws.

Riddle Scavenger Hunt:
Hunt for egg clues, then unscramble them to solve a riddle and enter a prize draw! For ages 7-12

Picture Scavenger Hunt
Hunt for parts of a picture, then put the picture back together and enter a prize draw! For ages 2-6.
Winners of the prize draws will be announced Wednesday, April 7th.

Genealogy Tutoring with Teresa

Appointments available on Mondays, 12:30-1:30 and Fridays, 1:30-2:30.

Are you interested in starting your family tree? Want to know more about using Ancestry Library Edition? Or need help with your on-going genealogy research? Call the library to book a one-on-one session with Teresa, our genealogy tutor.

Mask wearing and social distancing observed.

Genealogy Tutoring with Teresa

Appointments available on Mondays, 12:30-1:30 and Fridays, 1:30-2:30.

Are you interested in starting your family tree? Want to know more about using Ancestry Library Edition? Or need help with your on-going genealogy research? Call the library to book a one-on-one session with Teresa, our genealogy tutor.

Mask wearing and social distancing observed.

Capilano Universe Lecture Series: Fake News and the Death (and Rebirth?) of Journalism

Speaker: Graham Cook, PhD
Critics argue that social media platforms like Facebook have helped to destroy objective, high-quality journalism in a flood of “fake news.” But journalism’s current decline can be traced to well before the advent of social media. Join us for a lively discussion into how we got here.

Find out more and register for this Zoom lecture here.

Kids Magic Show

Lippy the magician will put on a magic show filled with amazing tricks! He will even show you how to do a few yourself. Presented by Sechelt Library

Run via Zoom. Call 604.885.3260 to register.

Capilano Universe Lecture Series: Travelling to Save the World’s Gastronomical Traditions

Speaker: Nazmi Kamal
Learn more about how the industrialization of the world’s food systems in the 20th century has propelled us into an era of convenience and comfort never seen before. This has threatened food sources and traditions while also endangering food sovereignty and indigenous foodways all across the globe. In this session, we will explore how your personal decisions as a tourist can contribute to the regeneration of local foodways and slow food movement, protection of the environment and empowerment of local communities.

Learn more  and sign up for this Zoom lecture here.

Literary Reading Series: Ronald Deibert

Ron Deibert, is Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto. The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory focusing on research, development, and high-level strategic policy and legal engagement at the intersection of information and communication technologies, human rights, and global security.

Seed Clinics

  • Monday February 22nd 10am – 2pm
  • Wednesday February 24th 1pm – 5pm
  • Saturday February 27th  10am – 2pm
    This year, in lieu of borrowing seed from the Gibsons Seed Sharing Library interactive Seed Cabinet, members will receive a seed list via email. Browse the list and note the common name of the seeds you want to grow in your garden for seed.  Then email Leonie Croy (leoniecroy@gmail.com)  with your choice(s). She will book you in to a one-on-one Seed Clinic time slot.
  • If you are not on the membership list but wish to join, or have questions, please email Leonie Croy at leoniecroy@gmail.com or phone: 604 886 8769.

PR – Write Together

Fridays from 4-5 pm. Be creative and share writing with others in this weekly, informal and fun online writing group. This group is for nonfiction, fiction or poetry. Writers will receive a prompt and will write for 20 minutes followed by discussion and time to share writing with local author and host, Megan Cole.

On Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided when you register.

To register contact Mark Merlino: here

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

Family Literacy Week – Words in the Woods

Jan 25 – 29th. A Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition initiative.

Sechelt Library staff will prepare a beautiful walk, starting at the Library, with pages of exciting, inspiring and delightful children’s books posted along the way. Ages 0 – 5 yrs.   You can pick up your daily map from the Library anytime between 10:15 am and 3:00 pm Monday through Friday, January 25 to 29. Your map will guide you through that day’s story and you can come again each day for a new outdoor literacy experience.  There will also be prizes!

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

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