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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.

LIFT Speakers Series

Free noon event with three local speakers presenting different perspectives on the “Renewal” theme. This month’s theme: “Community Service & Leadership”. Hosted by Loretta Macklam

Film screening: Harriet (2019)

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. To register, call the Gibsons Public Library at 604.886.2130. FREE. Recommended for ages 13+.

Black History Month Celebration

Gibsons’ 5th annual Black History Month Celebration! African food tasting and demos, short film screenings from Black Strathcona, launch of “I Am Still Your Negro,” by Valerie Mason-John, a talk on “History and Geography of Blackness in BC” with Dr. Handel Wright, Nigerian dance and more! FREE. (Donations for food are gratefully accepted but not required.) Presented by the Black History Month organizing committee and the Gibsons & District Public Library. Generously sponsored by the Gibsons Public Market and TD Bank Group.

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 Cafe. Drop by for coffee, tea and tech help from your peers.

Death Cafe @ the Gibsons Public Library

Death Cafe provides a safe space for anyone wanting a time of respectful conversation about any aspect of death.

Coffee, tea and snacks provided.
With facilitator Dianne Baker.
All ages.

LGBTQ2 Book Club at the Gibsons Public Library

The LGBTQ2 Book Club discusses The Best Kind of People, by Zoe Whittall, over coffee and muffins. Books are available for borrowing from the Gibsons Public Library (ask at front counter for the book). For more information, contact Andrea Routley at aroutley@gibsons.bclibrary.ca.

Please note: This book club is for LGBTQ2 readers and allies to discuss LGBTQ2-authored books from an LGBTQ2 perspective.

Seed-Saving Basics, with Leonie Croy

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 604.886.2130 to register.

With Leonie Croy of the Sunshine Coast Seed Saving Collective

Author Event : The Soweto Youth Uprising in Fact & Fiction, with Arushi Raina

At this author talk, “The Soweto Youth Uprising in Fact and Fiction,” novelist Arushi Raina provides glimpses of apartheid South Africa through pictures, fiction and facts, followed by a discussion on how moments in the stories and histories echo with current events in Canada and internationally.

ARUSHI RAINA grew up in South Africa and has also lived in India, Egypt, Nigeria, the US, UK, and most recently, in Vancouver Canada. Her debut novel, When Morning Comes is set in apartheid South Africa and explores the lives of four very different teens on the brink of a youth uprising. She likes fl

Writing workshop with Arushi Raina

For youth ages 12+
“Let’s work together to write in voices–familiar, unexpected, and sometimes strange. Let’s talk about what it means to be different. Let’s reach people with words.”

ARUSHI RAINA grew up in South Africa and has also lived in India, Egypt, Nigeria, the US, UK, and most recently, in Vancouver Canada. Her debut novel, When Morning Comes is set in apartheid South Africa and explores the lives of four very different teens on the brink of a youth uprising.

Space is limited. Register by calling the library at 604.886.2130.

MUSE: Open Mic at the Library

It’s a new year…so anything goes! Share 5 minutes of poetry, prose or song on whatever moves you! Sign up in advance by calling the library at 604.886.2130 or sign up at the event.

Clothing Swap

Bring your clean clothes and accessories to the library for someone else to love — and take home something new-to-you!

(Please only bring items in good condition!)

Chinese Spring Festival Open House

Get ready to celebrate the spring festival (chun jie) with Chinese calligraphy, tea, lantern-making and performances of Chinese classical dance, music, tai qi demonstration and more!

FREE, All ages

Storytelling – Words & Images with Christina Leist

The Gibsons Library will host Vancouver children’s author & illustrator Christina Leist. Hear her stories, get inspired by her drawings, then try a few of her imagination and doodling exercises. She might even put on some costumes and draw for you. For children in K – gr. 3.
Space is limited so register early.

Workshop and Book Launch with Michael Mirolla

The author of over a dozen works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama, Montreal’s Michael Mirolla launches his new novel, The Last News Vendor.

Workshop: Learn how to structure a short story for best effect, how to maintain the internal structure and logic of a short story in order to keep the reader engaged, and how to tighten and hone their first (and second and third) drafts. Participants are encouraged to bring a short story they have written (2000 max., work in progress welcome) to receive feedback. Space is limited. Call 604.886.2130 to sign up.

Workshop: 1-3 pm
Reading: 3:15 pm

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