As the earth around us wakes up from its Winter dormancy, we Sunshine Coasters are reminded of how fortunate we are to live in such a spectacular natural setting. Gardeners of every skill level can find a bounty of resources at the library to inspire and assist with their plans. Our gardening collection is extensive, and includes every topic from pruning trees to composting to permaculture. On Saturday, May 7 we will have Master Gardener Maureen Bodie at the library from 11am-2:00pm to answer any questions you may have about the green world: a plant sale will take place at the same time in our foyer.
On another green note, in honour of Earth Day, the library will be presenting a free screening of Director Avi Lewis’ This Changes Everything based on the international non-fiction bestseller book by Naomi Klein on Wednesday, April 27 from 6-8pm. The film builds on Klein’s most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. Seating is limited for this screening, and will be on a first come/ first served basis.
The vibrancy of Spring will also be celebrated with some exciting upcoming author events. April is National Poetry Month, and poets Marion Quednau and Heidi Marian will be offering their poetry inspired by this year’s theme The Road: “Perhaps this morning, you walked to work. Maybe you drove. Maybe you took a bus to school, maybe you stayed home, on the road to recovery. You travelled today, certainly from point A to point B through a map of your choosing…”. The event is on Thur., April 21 at 6:30pm. Author Maggie de Vries will be offering a reading from her non-fiction book for adults “Missing Sarah: A Memoir of Loss” on Thurs., April 28 from 6:30-7:30pm.
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This month’s article is written by Heather Evans-Cullen, the Library’s Outreach
Community and Partnership
Coordinator. Heather is responsible for connecting with community partners and individuals, ensuring the Library is meeting the needs of our community. If you have questions about any Library programs or services call the Library at 604.886.2130 or visit our website: gibsons.bc.libraries.coop