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Find the book club for you at the library

Some people start book clubs because they want to drink wine. Or maybe it’s for the brownies. Some seek to gain a deeper understanding of the stories they read and the friends with whom they discuss them. (Of course, you can do all of the above at the same time.) A book club can provide ... Read More »

Summertime at the library

Sitting on the deck of the Gibsons Public Library looking out at the stunning view of the harbour and the mountains is a special summertime experience. The library is bustling this time of year with people looking for the perfect book to read at the beach, or an audiobook to enjoy during a road trip ... Read More »

Writing workshops and more at the library

Writing is about much more than CBC “writers to watch” or bestseller lists. The need to write doesn’t typically come from professional ambition, but from a deeper desire to share a story, to write ourselves or something we care about into the world. While writing is usually a solo activity, it can connect us to ... Read More »

Destigmatizing health issues at the library

This May, the library has focused on health – both physical and mental health. On Saturday, May 11, we learned that pelvic floor health impacts men and women of all ages, and that everything from diet and posture to physical or emotional trauma can contribute to pelvic floor issues, and what we can do to ... Read More »

Poetry Month at the library

Poetry. Are you thinking now of Wordsworth, Milton, Petrarchan sonnets and the drone of a fly against a window on a muggy June afternoon in your high school portable classroom? Or maybe you’re thinking about advertising, as in “Kills Bugs Dead,” the slogan for Raid, often attributed to the American poet Lew Welch. Or maybe ... Read More »

Youth programs at the Gibsons Public Library

Last week, thousands of young people in more than 100 countries participated in a demonstration for action on climate change. What prompted this massive school strike (besides climate change and the human response to it so far) were the words and actions of one 16-year-old girl named Greta Thunberg, recently nominated for a Nobel Peace ... Read More »

Gibsons Library hosts reconciliation event

It’s a history lesson you’ll never forget. On Saturday, Feb. 23, 6-9 pm, the Gibsons Public Library hosts a KAIROS Blanket Exercise: Reconciliation through Education and Understanding. This unique participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, and educators  – fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. ... Read More »

Heritage Week at the library

BC Heritage Week happens in February, and the library offers several events to help you learn about and celebrate our histories. At “Our Playful Heritage: Exploring the History of Children’s Play” on Feb. 2, 10:30am, UBC associate professor emeritus Garfield Pennington invites you to hear stories about play from around the world, rediscover simple, improvised ... Read More »

New Year’s discoveries at the library

The office paper-cutter has been transformed into the office dessert table…macaroons, muffins, truffles, cake, brownies, cookies…and that’s just the last two days. On the shelf above my desk is a donated cookbook with recipes to help you “get thin.” New Year’s is right around the corner. It’s easy to start making plans to get more ... Read More »

How to make the Sunshine Coast a more sustainable community?

It’s that time of year, not for monsters and ghosts (although it is that), but for sharing our ideas and vision for the future. Yes, election season is a time to talk. Community-building is a creative process, after all, and, like any creative process, requires research, reflection and communication. The first idea is not always ... Read More »

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