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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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