“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.” This quote by Peter Golkin captures so well what so many people cherish most about our Gibsons & District Public Library. As a key proponent of a sharing economy, the library is a conduit to personal and community development and a part of the solution to many issues including climate change and poverty reduction. Our capacity to make positive change grows when people are informed, educated and sharing resources.
Working in partnership with the BC Schizophrenia society, the library is offering a 10- session course for families and friends who have a loved one living with a serious mental illness. Please pre-register by calling the library at the number below. Other educational offerings include Star-Hopping on Wednesday Oct. 23 at 6pm, with Charles Ennis of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada; learn to navigate the night sky. For the many writers on the Sunshine Coast, local author and editor Rebecca Hendry will facilitate “10 Tips to Improve Your Writing Before You Even Begin” on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10:30am.
Other opportunities for learning and growth include our monthly book club, our new LGBTQ2 Book Club, our MUSE open microphone night which will cover the theme of the Unknown on Wed, Oct. 30 , and our LIFT speaker series. The LIFT theme for the October 18 12:30pm session is “Ready for your second act? Thriving in your 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and Beyond” with speakers Sandy Wrightman and Michael Worsfold.
As always, everything is free – just call the library to register at (604) 886-2130. Please check out our website at www.gibsons.bclibrary.coop to see the calendar of all upcoming events, to search the catalogue or to enjoy one of our many interesting databases. See you at the library.