Wednesdays eLibrary in August, from 1:45 to 4:30pm. Do you need help downloading eBooks and audiobooks to your iPad, tablet, phone or computer? 45-minute personal appointment with Denise on Wednesdays for how to access thousands of free eBooks and e-audiobooks. All you need is a eLibrary card and an email address!
Lemonade on the Deck Saturday, August 9, 1 to 3pm Stop. Read. Refresh. Enjoy a cold drink of lemonade, the million dollar view, and a cool read on our beautiful deck – our treat!
French Conversation Group Alternate Thursdays: August 14 & 28, from 4 to 5:30pm – all levels. Practice your French with others!
Book Club Wednesday, August 13, from 6 to 7:30pm.Medicine Walk / by Richard Wagamese, celebrated author of Indian Horse, here’s a stunning new novel that has all the timeless qualities of a classic, as it tells the universal story of a father/son struggle in a fresh, utterly memorable way, set in the dramatic landscape of the B.C. Interior. Franklin Starlight finds his father Eldon decimated after years of drinking, dying of liver failure in a small town flophouse. Eldon asks his son to take him into the mountains, so he may be buried in the traditional Ojibway manner. Join us for a lively & friendly conversation. Call Heather Evans-Cullen, Outreach Coordinator for more info at 604-886-2130.
Summer Reading Club: August 13 Meet at the Gibsons Library on Wednesdays for games, art, fun, and special guests as we explore comics, comedians, magic and riddles. The Club is for ages 5 to 10. It’s not too late to register! Children ages 5 to 7 meet Wednesdays 10:30 to noon Children ages 8 to 10 meet Wednesdays 1:30 to 3 pm. Teen/ Tween Summer Book Club: for 11 to 14 year olds on Thursday (August 14) from 1:30 to 2:30pm
1. Short Story Contest: There’s still a chance to win $50 to $200 by writing up a short story based on one of our themes: “What does the library mean to you?” or “What will the library of the future look like?” Categories: Child, Youth and Adult categories, with 500 to 1500 word maximums and $50 to $200 prizes. Deadline: Story must be submitted by 4 pm on Monday September 15, 2014. Submission guidelines call 604.886.2130 or see http:// gibsons.bc.libraries.coop/ explore/short-story-contest/
2. New Library initiatives for those with a “print disability”. “Print disability” is defined as: • severe or total impairment of sight or the inability to focus or move one’s eyes; • the inability to hold or manipulate a book; or • an impairment relating to comprehension. So, in addition to the print magnifier, we have also paid for a subscription with CELA (Centre for Equitable Library Access – formerly the CNIB Library) and signed up with NNELS (The National Network of Equitable Library Service). Through these services we can now provide audiobook, e-book and e-Braille downloads, and audiobook and e-book CDs to patrons who identify themselves as having a print disability. They will need to sign a Self-Declaration form. We’re hoping word will spread and we’ll be seeing more such patrons in the future.