Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

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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.

Reading challenge supplemental:

This year’s reading challenge has a second part to it! That second part is: if you have experienced an “aha” moment, you are encouraged to write that moment down to be included in our community’s own collection.  But, unlike the book we are reading, it does not need to be an essay. It could be: a poem, a song, a testimonial, a one line statement or if you like, an essay.

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.

Nov
20
Tue
Beginners French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Nov 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Beginners French Classes

Back by popular demand! Improve you French with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. A good way to challenge the brain and improve your memory. All classes are 90 mins.

Fees for 8 classes is $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 4 enrolled students in each class.

Contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

Beginners:

Tuesdays, Nov. 6 – Dec. 18, 2018

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Nov
21
Wed
Intro to French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Intro to French Classes

Back by popular demand! Improve you French with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. A good way to challenge the brain and improve your memory. All classes are 90 mins.

Fees for 8 classes is $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 4 enrolled students in each class.

Contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

Intro to French:

Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Dec. 19, 2018

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Intermediate French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Nov 21 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Intermediate French Classes

Back by popular demand! Improve you French with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. A good way to challenge the brain and improve your memory. All classes are 90 mins.

Fees for 8 classes is $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 4 enrolled students in each class.

Contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

Intermediates:

Wednesdays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 19, 2018

11:30 am to 1:00 am.

Builders Club: Amazing Mazes! Galiano Is. Library
Nov 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Galiano Is. Community Library presents:

Builders Club: Amazing Mazes!

Every 4th Wednesday of the month in September, October, and November.

Sept. 26, Oct. 24, and Nov. 28, 2018

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm.

The Galiano Community Library invites you for a fun, creative afternoon of building!

Our Builders Club is appropriate for children of all ages. Our goal is to provide a space where children can express their creativity, and imagination, while growing a love for building and innovation.

No cost, all play!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nov
23
Fri
Film night: Pipelines, Power & Democracy – Mayne Island
Nov 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Film Night at the Mayne Island Ag Hall

Friday Nov. 23, 2018 – 7:30 pm.

Who Holds the real power for change? Join us for the NFB film “Pipelines, Power, & Democracy” by Olivier D. Asselin.

Brought to you by the NFB and Mayne Island Library.

By donation & the best free popcorn ever!

“Back by popular demand”.

Nov
25
Sun
The Life Story of a Totem Pole – Pender Is. Library
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Pender Island Library presents:

The Life Story of a Totem Pole, with Hans Tammemagi

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 pm.

Our talk this month tells the life story of a cultural icon: the totem pole. All of us on the West Coast have seen and admired totem poles.  Artistically carved monuments with symbolic and stylized representations of animals, birds, fish and people both real and supernatural, they are iconic and a vital part of Indigenous art and culture.  Writer and photographer Hans Tammemagi will describe his experience watching the creation of a beautiful 25-foot pole from the start to final raising, introducing the master carvers, how they worked and carved, and the figures on the pole documenting stories and family histories. Hans will also describe his other experiences with Indigenous peoples through his career.

Free admission, refreshments by donation. Come early, seating is limited.

PIPL Hans Oct 2018

Nov
27
Tue
Beginners French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Nov 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Beginners French Classes

Back by popular demand! Improve you French with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. A good way to challenge the brain and improve your memory. All classes are 90 mins.

Fees for 8 classes is $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 4 enrolled students in each class.

Contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

Beginners:

Tuesdays, Nov. 6 – Dec. 18, 2018

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Nov
28
Wed
Intro to French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Intro to French Classes

Back by popular demand! Improve you French with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. A good way to challenge the brain and improve your memory. All classes are 90 mins.

Fees for 8 classes is $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 4 enrolled students in each class.

Contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

Intro to French:

Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Dec. 19, 2018

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Intermediate French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Nov 28 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Intermediate French Classes

Back by popular demand! Improve you French with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. A good way to challenge the brain and improve your memory. All classes are 90 mins.

Fees for 8 classes is $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 4 enrolled students in each class.

Contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

Intermediates:

Wednesdays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 19, 2018

11:30 am to 1:00 am.

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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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