Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Highlights

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Sep
22
Thu
Library temporary closure – Mayne Is. Library
Sep 22 – Nov 11 all-day

The Mayne Is. Library will be temporarily closed for renovations for 6 weeks (from Sept. 22 to Nov. 11, 2016).

Exciting news: we are installing new shelving and carpets and implementing a new layout.

We look forward to seeing you in November in the newly updated library!

Sep
29
Thu
Author Kyo Maclear – Pender Is. School
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Pender Island Public Library is pleased to partner with the Pender Island Elementary School in hosting children’s author Kyo Maclear.

Thursday Sept 29, 2016. Grade 1/2/3 classroom, for school students only.

Kyo’s program will highlight her debut book for children, Spork, the story of a mixed kitchen utensil, originally conceived with her husband to celebrate the birth of their first child.

Kyo Maclear is a critically acclaimed author whose books have been published in a dozen languages, and printed in sixteen countries. As well as writing for children, Kyo is a novelist and essayist. She resides in Toronto, where she shares a home with two  children, a cat, a musician and a lot of books. Visit Kyo’s website.

Kyo’s tour is co-sponsored by the IslandLink Library Federation, the Canada Council for the Arts, and your local public library and local school on Pender Island.


Oct
2
Sun
How Nature Influences Nurture – Pender Is. Library
Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Library presents: How Nature Influences Nurture

Dr. Peter Pare, renowned respiralogist and researcher returns to discuss genetics in everyday language. The genetic code is the blueprint for the development of an organism but even “identical twins” who have exactly the same code show differences. How can this be?  The relatively new field of Epigenetics explains how the environment influences our genes. Revolutionary changes in technology have allowed us to detect the epigenetic changes to DNA and open the possibility of modifying our epigenome for beneficial effects.

The event is free, and with refreshments by donation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Peter Pare, recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the UBC Faculty of Medicine, 2014.

Oct
16
Sun
Addiction: Have We Got It Right Yet? Pender Is. Library
Oct 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Library presents: Addiction: Have We Got It Right Yet? 

Author and researcher Bruce Alexander will pose the question: Addiction: Have We Got it Right Yet? Addiction is not only a cause of terrible suffering in individuals and families, it is also an intellectual disaster area. There is no lasting consensus among all the “experts” about what it is, why it exists, and what should be done about it. Bruce will  discuss why the current medical orientation to addiction research based on high tech neuroscience and genetics must be bolstered with a much broader social and historical look at addiction, and with careful attention to what makes addiction so common in our particular society.  He believes an important paradigm shift in the the field of addiction is underway.

For information about Bruce’s  publications and work, visit: http://www.brucekalexander.com/. The event is free, and with refreshments by donation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Alexander is a psychologist and Professor Emeritus at Simon Fraser University.

 

 

Oct
18
Tue
Beginners’ French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – Dec 6 @ 11:30 am

Back by popular demand!

Beginner French Classes — Tuesdays, Oct. 18 to Dec. 6, 2016, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, at the Galiano Island Library.

Improve your French, make new friends and explore French culture with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. Have fun while learning another language, one of the best ways to challenge the brain and improve memory.

Sponsored by Galiano Island Library and the Galiano Activity Centre Continuing Education Program.


Oct
19
Wed
Intermediate/Adv. French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm

Back by popular demand!

Intermediate/Advanced French ClassesWednesdays, from Oct. 19 to Dec. 7, 2016.  11:30 to 1:00, at the Galiano Island Library.

Improve your French, make new friends and explore French culture with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. Have fun while learning another language, one of the best ways to challenge the brain and improve memory.

Sponsored by the Galiano Island Library and the Galiano Activity Centre Continuing Education Program.


Oct
23
Sun
Library temporary closure – Pender Is. Library
Oct 23 – Nov 18 all-day

The Pender Is. Library will be temporarily closed for renovations from Oct. 23 to Nov. 18, 2016.

The Library was a successful recipient of a Western Economic Development federal grant to assist with replacement of all shelving in the adult section of the Library.

We look forward to seeing you in November in the newly updated library!

Oct
25
Tue
Beginners’ French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – Dec 13 @ 10:30 am

Back by popular demand!

Beginner French Classes — Tuesdays, Oct. 18 to Dec. 6, 2016, from 10:00 am to 11:30 am, at the Galiano Island Library.

Improve your French, make new friends and explore French culture with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. Have fun while learning another language, one of the best ways to challenge the brain and improve memory.

Sponsored by Galiano Island Library and the Galiano Activity Centre Continuing Education Program.


Oct
26
Wed
Intermediate/Adv. French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 26 @ 11:30 am – Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm

Back by popular demand!

Intermediate/Advanced French ClassesWednesdays, from Oct. 19 to Dec. 7, 2016.  11:30 to 1:00, at the Galiano Island Library.

Improve your French, make new friends and explore French culture with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. Have fun while learning another language, one of the best ways to challenge the brain and improve memory.

Sponsored by the Galiano Island Library and the Galiano Activity Centre Continuing Education Program.


Oct
29
Sat
Galiano Reads – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

GALIANO READS: Join us for the friendly debate

Saturday Oct. 29 at 7:00 pm, at Galiano Is. South Community Hall. Admission by donation.

Five Galiano personalities champion a title they believe all should read, a book that will break barriers and build community.

The community will determine the winner. Join us! Which title will you vote for? Which title will win?

BOOK CONTENDERS (AND THEIR CHAMPIONS):

Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (Carleigh)

Contact by Carl Sagan (Christina)

The windup girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (Arnie)

Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson (Paul)

I, Robot by Isaac Asimov (Stephen)

Moderated by Bonnie.

Quick Links

Digital media available:

Health information: Consumer Health Complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online magazines: +200 titles of new magazines from Zinio

 

 

 

 

 

Online movies: InstantFlix (powered by Indieflix) delivers +7,000 high-quality shorts, features, docs, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.

 

 

 

Download free textbooks:


 

 

Borrow from other BC libraries(for items not available in your home library)

 

Quick Links

Digital media available:

Language learning: Rocket Languages

 

 

Learn a new language online: 15 languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, ESL), +90 hrs interactive instruction, speech comparison, self-testing, games.

 

Online encyclopedia: World Book

 

 


 

 

e-Books and Audiobooks from Library2Go:

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Visit us! Pender Island Library

Visit us! Mayne Is. Library

Visit us! Galiano Is. Library

 

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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