Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Highlights

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Feb
26
Sun
Tech Café – Galiano Is. Library
Feb 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Drop in @ the Tech Café!

Free one-on-one computer help in the Library.

On Sunday Jan. 22, Feb. 26, and Mar. 26, 2017, from 12 – 2 pm. At the Galiano Is. Library, in the Catherine Holahan Room.

Technical people will be available to answer your questions about the use of your smartphone, tablet and portable computer.

Please bring your own device.

Additional Library resources are available via the Net. Learn how to access e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines. Learn how to find information on topics such as health and legal issues.

TechCafe is jointly sponsored by the Galiano Island Library, GHCS Aging in Place, and the Galiano Activity Centre Society. Donations for Galiano Library and Galiano Health Care Society most appreciated

click for: Tech Cafe poster

Mar
5
Sun
Photos from Around the World – Pender Is. Library
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Art in the Library presents:

Around the World with Hans in 60 minutes

Sunday Mar. 5 , 2 pm, at the Pender Island Library.

As part of our Art in the Library Program, we are pleased to offer the first in a series of talks by Pender Is. artists who have exhibited their work in the Library. Come with us on a whirlwind tour of the world with photographer Hans Tammemagi. For the past 20 yrs., Hans has spent his time, when not living the dice vita on Pender Island, travelling the world, photographing, and writing extensively of his travels. He has written 10 books, including one national best seller and countless articles for magazines, newspapers, and websites.

He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and a former consultant and adjunct professor at both Brock and Victoria universities. Hans will take us on a voyage around the world, describing his (tough) work as a travel writer, with illustrations on exotic places, especially those with warmer climes such as Australia, Cook Islands, Namibia, Dubai, Peru, the Galapagos and Mexico.

What better way to spend a cold winter day in March? Please join us for this special afternoon. Free event, and as usual the coffee pot will be on and refreshments available by donation.

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Mar
12
Sun
Cohousing – Pender. Is. Library
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday afternoon at the Library presents: Cohousing, with Margaret Chrichlow

Sunday March 12th, at 2 pm at the Pender Is. Library.

Over the thirty years I’ve been on Pender Island, I’ve seen many friends and neighbours regretfully leave our community when they were unable to continue to manage their own homes and properties. There is increased interest in finding new ways of living and functioning as we age. Perhaps we are looking for something besides a condo in town or an “old age home.”

Join Margaret Critchlow who will introduce us to “a non-institutional option for seniors that can support active aging and prevent social isolation.” Margaret is a retired professor of Social Anthropology at York University in Toronto, and founding member of the first cohousing community in B.C. – Harbourside Cohousing in Sooke.

What is cohousing and what are the benefits of living in a cooperative community? Joining Margaret to answer your questions about this movement will be representatives of two communities forming in the Victoria area: Saanich Peninsula Cohousing and West Wind Harbour Cohousing.

Two websites you may find of interest are: www.harbourside.ca and www.canadianseniorcohousing.com

Please note that seating for these presentations at the library is limited.

Submitted by Therese Williams

Jane Rule book-club – Galiano Is. Library
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Galiano Island Community Library presents:

Speaker Series…Learning with Locals

Sunday March 12th,  2017, at 3 pm.

Jane Rule biographer, Cate Sandilands will lead a book-club style discussion in celebration of Jane’s book, The Young in One Another’s Arms. You are encouraged to read or reread the book in advance of the event. (Several copies of the book are at the Galiano Library).

BIOGRAPHY:

Cate Sandilands is a Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University (Toronto). She is the author/editor of four books – including the critically acclaimed Queer Ecologies: Sex, Nature, Politics, Desire (Indiana, 2010) – and more than 60 scholarly and popular articles on feminist/gender/LGBTQ studies, ecological politics and history, and environmental literatures. Born and raised on Vancouver Island, she has enjoyed extended stays on Galiano for her current research.

Mar
25
Sat
Let them eat dirt – Galiano Is. Library
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Children’s Health: Let Them Eat Dirt, with Brian Finlay

The Galiano Island Library has lined up an interesting presentation by Brett Finlay on Saturday March 25th, at 3 pm at the Library.

Brett will be a familiar face/name to many as he is a part-timer with several properties here on Galiano Island. Brett is often interviewed/quoted on CBC radio.

His recent book “Let them eat dirt” directly addresses recent research in developing and maintaining children’s health: http://letthemeatdirt.com/

See http://finlaylab.msl.ubc.ca/about/ for more information about Brett and his credentials.

This reading is partnered by Galiano Island Library, Galiano Health Centre, and Galiano Island Books. 


Mar
26
Sun
Tech Café – Galiano Is. Library
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Drop in @ the Tech Café!

Free one-on-one computer help in the Library.

On Sunday Jan. 22, Feb. 26, and Mar. 26, 2017, from 12 – 2 pm. At the Galiano Is. Library, in the Catherine Holahan Room.

Technical people will be available to answer your questions about the use of your smartphone, tablet and portable computer.

Please bring your own device.

Additional Library resources are available via the Net. Learn how to access e-books, e-audiobooks, and magazines. Learn how to find information on topics such as health and legal issues.

TechCafe is jointly sponsored by the Galiano Island Library, GHCS Aging in Place, and the Galiano Activity Centre Society. Donations for Galiano Library and Galiano Health Care Society most appreciated

click for: Tech Cafe poster

Solar Power and You – Pender Is. Library
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The Pender Is. Library, in cooperation with Heartwood Folk School, presents  “Solar Photovoltaics – global perspectives, local solutions!

Sunday March 26, 2 pm, at the Pender Is. Library.

Join this workshop and find out how homeowners can benefit by installing solar panels and tying into the power grid. Presentations by Dr. David Boyd, Andy Nowak, and Robb Zukk of the Pender Solar Initiative group. Come and be inspired to take a step toward sustainable living on Pender Island. Q & A session included. For details, please see the Heartwood Folk School website.

Registration for this talk is $5 at the door, to help defray Heartwood’s costs.

Please note that seating for these presentations at the library is limited.

Apr
9
Sun
Poetry reading – Pender Is. Library
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Pender Is. Library invites you to celebrate National Poetry Month 2017.

Join our 3rd Annual Poetry Event, hosted by poet Sandy Shreve.

Sunday, Apr. 9, from 2 – 4 p.m.

 

All ages welcome & encouraged to participate, refreshments available.

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Health information: Consumer Health Complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Get started learning a new language online: French, English, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, German, Hindi, Ingles, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Sign Language. Lots of interactive instruction, speech comparison, & self-testing, games.

 

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Library Hours

Pender Island Public Library

  • Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat: 10am – 4pm

 

Mayne Island Community Library

  • Wed, Fri, Sat: 11am – 3pm

 

Galiano Island Community Library

  • Wed – Sun: 11am – 2pm
  • extended hours Thur: 2pm-5pm

 

Saturna Island Community Library

  • Wed & Sat: 10:30am – 3pm

 

Piers Island Community Library

  • Library key is available at all times from the lock-box
  • contact Lynn or Pauline for code

Contacts

Pender Island Public Library
4407 Bedwell Harbour Road, Box 12
Pender Island, BC V0N 2M0
Phone: 250-629-3722
penderislandlibrary@crd.bc.ca

Mayne Island Community Library
411 Naylor Road
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J2
Phone: 250-539-2597
MIPL@shaw.ca

Galiano Island Community Library
#2 – 1290 Sturdies Bay Road
Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0
Phone: 250-539-2141
galianolibrary@shaw.ca

Saturna Island Community Library
140 East Point Road
Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0
Phone: 250-539-5312
saturnaislandlibrary@gmail.com

Piers Island Community Library
c/o Box 2223
Sidney, BC V8L 3S8
piersislandreads@gmail.com

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