Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Highlights

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Jan
15
Sun
Democracy…? Galiano Is. Library
Jan 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Galiano Community Library: SpeakersSeries – learning with locals

Presents: Kendall Kyle

Hillary…? Donald…? Democracy…?

How is it possible that the most militarized country on the planet (yes, China’s catching up) can turn something so serious into a gong show? 

Most definitely it matters who becomes the next American President, but either way, the ‘winner’ will have to contend, not simply with Wall Street, but with a large segment of the population whose anger, hatred and righteousness have been stoked. What happens with that energy? Not that long ago Galiano indulged in it’s own festival of anger, hatred and righteousness. Dare I say we seem to be beginning to recover? And, if so, what have we learned from our loss of civility? 

Why does a country turn democracy into a gong show? What role does money play? Who benefits when civility fails? There are so many questions – only one will be answered on November 8 – Hillary or Donald? This talk is about the questions that remain.

Kendall Kyle came to Galiano in 1987. She purchases non-fiction for the Library and, because no one else would, she also purchases Graphic Novels. As a result, she’s discovered how brilliant this genre can be. If you’ve never read one, try one; you’ll be surprised.

Join us on Sunday January 15, at 3 pm at the Galiano Library for a 45 minute presentation followed by 45 – 60 minutes Q&A and discussion. Free event.

Jan
22
Sun
Tech Café – Galiano Is. Library
Jan 22 @ 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

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
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

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:

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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