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Tech Cafe

It’s time to make friends with your computer.

Whether you have something to learn or something to teach, join us at the Tech Café. Drop by for coffee, tea, and tech help from your peers.

Please note: You should never give passwords and other login info to anyone, including volunteers at Tech Café. Always keep this information secure.

Book Speed Dating

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.

Get Cozy at the Library: Hazards of Hampshire book launch

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.

Film screening: The Public

Join us for a free screening of this critically acclaimed film. A sit-in by patrons at a public library escalates into a police standoff and a media sideshow, in Emilio Estevez’s arresting drama that explores issues surrounding homelessness, mental health, and community.

Doors 6:30 pm | Showtime 7 pm
Recommended ages 13+.
Film in English. 119 minutes.

Help us ensure adequate seating! Please register by calling the library at 604.886.2130.

Official trailer:

Come Write In!: Writing Space at the Library

Fridays to Nov 29th. November is National Novel Writing Month! (NaNoWriMo)

2-4 pm: Quiet Writing Space
4-5 pm: TGIF NaNoWriMo Social

Get a “shot of caffeine for your creative life” by joining over 400,000 participants as they strive to draft a novel in one month!

To help you in your quest, the library hosts four “Come Write In!” sessions. Come to the library for some dedicated novel-writing space, and join your fellow adventurers as they type away. Laptops available upon request.

For more information about National Novel Writing Month, visit

Facilitated by volunteers.

MUSE: Open Mic at the Library, with special guest author Bernadette Wagner

Sign up to share 5 minutes of poetry or prose at the Gibsons Public Library’s monthly open mic! In November, MUSE hosts special guest author Bernadette Wagner, who will read from her new collection, The Dry Valley, following the open mic. Wagner is a multi-genre writer, community educator and a community organizer living in Regina, Saskatchewan. Her poetry has been broadcast on radio and TV, published in journals and anthologies, and has appeared in film, on CD, and on the web.

Discrimination and Human Rights in Canada

Have you or has someone you know experienced discrimination at work or some other place like school or in a store? Has that discrimination been based on your sex, colour, religion, gender identity, mental disability or physical disability? What other grounds of discrimination are protected and in what circumstances?
If you feel you’ve got a legitimate human rights complaint, it’s free to file a complaint but where do you do that and what sort of remedies are available to you?
Join us for this informative talk and discussion with an experienced human rights mediator.

Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest with J. Duane Sept

Have you ever visited your local beach and wondered about some of the curious creatures and stunning shells you encountered there? Some of your questions might be answered by local author and biologist J. Duane Sept when he gives his presentation on “Seashore Life in the Pacific Northwest.” Sept’s illustrated talk is based on his recently published book “The New Beachcomber’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest,” which features hundreds of species of intertidal life, from seaweeds and sponges to jellies, crabs and fishes. Book sales courtesy of Talewind Books.

LIFT Speaker Series

Inspirational and educational talks the third Friday of every month.

This month’s theme:
Courage: A Most Prized Human Virtue
How can the courage to be accountable for our actions and words lead us to a thriving community?

Human Library

Drop by and “borrow” a human book for 20 minutes. Samples: John Verge, alterntive building systems; Tudi Diening, How the Seaside Centre came to be; Virginia Perez, Getting to Know Spain; Boyd Norman, accounting practices for small businesses; Sue Lamb, The power of connection.

Opportunity: Call for submissions: Art display at the Gibsons Public Library in 2020

The Gibsons Public Library displays work from a different local artist or group of artists every six weeks. We are currently inviting submissions for display in 2020. Please email jpeg samples of your work to
January 2 to February 18, 2020
February 18 to March 31, 2020
March 31 to May 12, 2020
May 12 to June 23, 2020
June 23 to August 4, 2020
September 1 to October 13, 2020
November 3 to December 15, 2020

Deadline December 15, 2019, and indicate your preferred display period:

“Slow Travelling” in South America: Slideshow Presentation with Nick Smith

Nick Smith and his family spent six months travelling through Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. Join us for this slideshow sharing six months of “slow travelling” adventure!

Nick Smith is a public school teacher, presenter, photographer, writer and world explorer who embraces the concept of “slow travel.” As a photographer, he focuses on capturing images that he hasn’t seen elsewhere, from small towns and seldom-visited neighbourhoods, to renowned locales such as old town Cartagena, Machu Picchu and the Bolivian Salt Flats.

“Doesn’t Have to Be About Mental Health” writing workshop series

Sat Nov 2, 16, & Dec 21. Drop in Wed Dec 4. For people who have lived experience with mental illness themselves or through a loved one or friend. Whether you write prose, poetry, comix, or don’t know yet what form you like, come and explore. There will be time to develop a longer piece over several workshops or to create something new each time. Anything can happen and everything is possible. With poet/playwright/novelist Lenore Rowntree, co-editor and a contributor to the anthology Hidden Lives: true stories from people who live with mental illness. To register, call the library at 886.2130. Sponsored by SCCU.

Elevenses: An LGBTQ2 Book Club

Elevenses is the best time of day, with coffee, tea and scones–and even better with a queer book to discuss with fellow LGBTQ2 & Allies readers!

Join us for the next LGBTQ2 Book Club a the Gibsons Public Library.

Step 1: Read THE TIGER FLU by Larissa Lai. (You can borrow a copy through the library!)

Step 2: Come to Elevenses to discuss!

MUSE: Open Mic at the Library

Take your turn at the mic! Share 5 minutes of prose, poetry or song at the Gibsons Public Library’s monthly open mic, MUSE. Takes place the last Wednesday of each month. This month’s prompt: “The Unknown.” (Readings unrelated to the prompt also welcome!) Sign up in advance by calling the library or sign up at the event.

Halloween Block Party!

At the Gibsons Public Library, Arts Building, Sunshine Coast Museum, Art Garden + outdoor locations
All Ages – Admission by Donation

Driftwood Players Spooky Theatre | Treat & Treasure Hunt | Shadow Puppet Making | Community Shadow Show with Sandy Buck | Costume Contest | Music & Visual Treats by Coast Streaming (Mieke Jay & Steve Weave) | Freaky Fiction Readings | Museum Haunted House with Spectral Projections | Ghostly Graveyard | Spooky Snack Bar | Gibsons Lantern Festival installation
Costume party at Tapworks, 9 pm-late. Free entry with costume!

Star Hopping: How to Begin Exploring the Night Sky, with Charles Ennis

Presented by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).
Charles introduces you to a simple process for navigating the night sky. He will also introduce you to the RASC’s free beginner’s observing programs. These programs are designed to assist the beginning astronomer to explore and become familiar with the more common attractions of the night sky, and present an opportunity to earn certificates and pins. Charles is the author of the Solar Observer’s Handbook and Building a Small Observatory: Lessons from Builders, both published by the RASC.

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