Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Highlights

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Jul
4
Wed
Mayne Island Reads – 2018-2019
Jul 4 2018 – Jun 21 2019 all-day

Mayne Island Reads 2018-2019

The Mayne Island Reads title for 2018-2019 is In This Together:  Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation.

The 15 essays written by indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians grapple with Canada’s colonial past and present, and explore ways to move forward with reconciliation and healing. Ten copies of the book were handed out at the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day event at the Mayne Is. School on June 21st, and will begin to make their way through the community.

Anyone hoping to read a copy can leave their name on the wait-list at the Mayne Island Library. This year the reading challenge will run right through until the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day event next June 21st, 2019.

Sep
12
Wed
Terrill Welch exhibit – Galiano Is. Library
Sep 12 – Oct 26 all-day

Art Exhibit – Galiano Island Library

Featuring: Terrill Welch

Solo Exhibition “Between Islands and the Salish Sea”

Sept. 12 to Oct. 26, 2018.

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

Contact the artist:

  • Online 24/7 at TerrilWelchArtist.com
  • c. 250-744-4560
  • tawelch@shaw.ca

Sep
25
Tue
Beginners’ French – Galiano Is. Library
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Back by popular demand!

Beginners’ French Classes — Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 30, 2018 (8 classes)

10:00 – 11:30 am, at the Galiano Island Library.

Fee: $75, payable on first day of class.

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.

 

Sep
26
Wed
Intro to French – Galiano Is. Library
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Back by popular demand!

Intro to French Classes (8 classes)

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesdays Sept. 19 to Oct. 31 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

At the Galiano Island Library.

Fee: $75, payable on first day of class.

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.

 

Intermediate French – Galiano Is. Library
Sep 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Back by popular demand!

Intermediate French Classes — Wednesdays, Sept. 19 to Oct. 31, 2018 (8 classes)

11:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the Galiano Island Library.

Fee: $75, payable on first day of class.

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.

 

Sep
27
Thu
Toddler Time – Galiano Is. Library
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Toddler Time – Galiano Is. Library

Every Thursday, 11:00-11:30 am.

The Galiano Community Library invites you for a fun, interactive story time!

Our Toddler Time is appropriate for children ages 0-6 years old. Our goals is to provide a space where children can engage in stories, song, and movement while growing a love for literacy and our library community.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Free event, all welcome!

Sep
28
Fri
Film Night with Indigenous Directors – Mayne Is.
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Film Night at the Ag Hall – Mayne Island

The National Film Board (NFB) and Mayne Island Library presents:

Five award-winning short films by Indigenous directors

  • Three Thousand
  • The Mountain of Sgaana
  • To wake up the Nakota language
  • Holy Angels
  • The River

Entry by donation, free popcorn.

Sep
30
Sun
The History of Writing- Pender Is. Library
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Pender Island Library presents:

The History of Writing with Dr. Sarah Rose

Sunday Sept. 30, 2018; 2 – 4 pm.

Humans have been using spoken language for (by conservative estimates) 100,000 years. However, the earliest writing system developed a mere six thousand or so years ago. Even today, of the world’s approximately 7,000 languages, only about half have a written form.

In this talk, Historical Linguist Dr. Sarah Rose discusses where, how, when, and why this somewhat ‘artificial’ aspect of language developed. Several of the earliest writing systems will be exemplified. So, put on your hieroglyphs hat and come and join us for what promises to be an entertaining afternoon.

Free admission, refreshments by donation. Seating is limited, please arrive early.

 

Oct
2
Tue
Beginners’ French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Back by popular demand!

Beginners’ French Classes — Tuesdays, Sept. 11 to Oct. 30, 2018 (8 classes)

10:00 – 11:30 am, at the Galiano Island Library.

Fee: $75, payable on first day of class.

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
3
Wed
Intro to French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Back by popular demand!

Intro to French Classes (8 classes)

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesdays Sept. 19 to Oct. 31 – 10:00 am to 11:30 am.

At the Galiano Island Library.

Fee: $75, payable on first day of class.

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.

 

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Inter-Library Loans: borrow items not available at your home library

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ArtistWorks: art & music lesson

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

 

 

 

 

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Get started learning a new language online: French, English, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Hindi, Ingles, 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@gmail.com

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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