Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Highlights

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Apr
8
Sat
Lego Club – Pender Is. Library
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

LEGO CLUB

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, at the Pender Island Public Library.

Saturdays March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10, 2017

From 11 am to noon.

Come join the Library’s Lego Club for a creative hour of building.

Bring your friends! Free program open to all kids.

We have lots and lots of Lego blocks and figures!

Children must be accompanied by an adult for this program.

AGM & author Michael Christie – Galiano Is. Library
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Galiano Library Society Annual General Meeting &  Special Resolution

Saturday April 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm, at the Galiano Is. Library

  • 2016 highlights
  • Election of Officers
  • Refreshments available

Join our keynote speaker, author Michael Christie, as he explores the role of libraries in culture past and present, and why they are vital to the health of communities in the digital age.

Special resolution regarding Constitution and Bylaws

The coming into force of the new BC Societies Act on November 28, 2016 led the Library directors to study revision of the current Constitution and Bylaws. As a result, Society members will be asked to approve this special resolution: That the Galiano Library Society adopt the revised Constitution and Bylaws presented to the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Getting a copy of the proposed revisions

Every library card holder is a member of the Society and may obtain a copy of the proposed revised Constitution and Bylaws at the Galiano Library during regular library hours, and/or by an email request to Board directors Lori Seay loriseay@hotmail.com or Ross Tweedale rtweedale1@icloud.com

Questions, Comments

Additionally, questions and comments about the the proposed revised Constitution and Bylaws may be sent to Lori or Ross.

Everyone welcome!

Gal Library_2017_AGM_Christie

Apr
9
Sun
Favourite Poems III – Pender Is. Library
Apr 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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

Sunday, Apr. 9, from 2 – 4 p.m.

Join our 3rd Annual Poetry Event, hosted by local poet Sandy Shreve. Read a favourite poem, written by someone other than yourself, within a 5 min. time limit. Free admission, refreshments by donation.

All ages welcome & encouraged to participate.

Apr
23
Sun
Author Terry Fallis – Pender Is. Library
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Author Reading – Terry Fallis

The Library invites you to an afternoon with novelist, humourist and PR consultant: Terry Fallis

Sunday April 23 at 2 pm at the Pender Is. Library

Terry is returning to Pender Island to unveil his new novel, One Brother Shy. This is one month pre-release, so attendees will be among the first readers in Canada to be able to buy and read the new novel. Terry Fallis is the award-winning author of five national bestsellers, including his debut novel, Best Laid Plans, which won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and was crowned in 2011 by CBC Canada Reads as the Essential Canadian Novel of the Decade. The Library acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the IslandLink Library Federation in supporting this event. Terry’s web site: https://terryfallis.com/

Due to limited seating, FREE ADVANCE TICKETS (available from the Pender Is. Library or Talisman Books) are required for admission.

Terry Fallis poster 2017

May
13
Sat
Lego Club – Pender Is. Library
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

LEGO CLUB

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, at the Pender Island Public Library.

Saturdays March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10, 2017

From 11 am to noon.

Come join the Library’s Lego Club for a creative hour of building.

Bring your friends! Free program open to all kids.

We have lots and lots of Lego blocks and figures!

Children must be accompanied by an adult for this program.

Queer Voices
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Galiano Library presents: Queer Voices

Sat. May 13, 2017,  7:00 pm, at the Galiano South Community Hall

The library will host an evening of GLBTTQ authors at the Galiano South Hall. Featured authors are Jillian Christmas, Hasan Namir, and Anne Fleming – learn more about our speakers from the poster below. Free event.

 

Jun
10
Sat
Lego Club – Pender Is. Library
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

LEGO CLUB

Every 2nd Saturday of the month, at the Pender Island Public Library.

Saturdays March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10, 2017

From 11 am to noon.

Come join the Library’s Lego Club for a creative hour of building.

Bring your friends! Free program open to all kids.

We have lots and lots of Lego blocks and figures!

Children must be accompanied by an adult for this program.

Quick Links

Digital media available:

Art & Music Lessons online: ArtistWorks

Take free lessons in Art, Voice, Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Percussion, Jazz and more!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Health information: Consumer Health Complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download free textbooks: 150+ school textbooks.


 

 

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

 

Quick Links

Digital media available:

Language learning: Rocket Languages

 

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.

 

Online encyclopedia: World Book

 

 


 

 

e-Books and Audiobooks from Library2Go:

Download E-Books and Audiobooks

Download E-Books and Audiobooks

 

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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