Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Highlights

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Jan
7
Sun
Little Clickers Exhibit – Galiano Is. Library
Jan 7 – Feb 3 all-day

Galiano Island Library presents:

Little Clickers Exhibit – a Youth Photography Project

In Fall of 2017, Galiano Youth participated in a five week program for ages 10 to 14. Students explored our island’s natural biodiversity taking photographs with instructor John McFetrick, BFA. Come view the photographs in our gallery setting. Photo exhibit continues until Feb. 3 2018.

Co-sponsored with the Galiano Activity Centre, with support from Rene Mahlow

Youth Focus Group – Galiano Is. Library
Jan 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Galiano Library Youth Focus Group & Lunch

Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 12 PM – 1:30 PM

 

Galiano Library wants you!

We are creating a YA section and planning more youth-friendly events and we need your help.

How do we make the library better for teens?

What books do you want us to add?

Do you know what the library has to offer now?

Join us for delish Babes pizza and a chat about how we can serve you.

Stick around afterwards for the Little Clickers opening.

Text 250-539-9973 to confirm if you can join us.

A Walk of a 1000 Miles – Pender Is. Library
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday Afternoon at the Pender Island Library presents:
Evan Llewelllyn
A Walk of A Thousand Miles
Sunday Jan. 7, 2018
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
This is a light-hearted talk about the pitfalls, the pratfalls and the joys of walking the Camino de Compostelo, a pilgrimage trail through France and Spain. It could be of interest to those who have already made the journey and wish to share their experiences, to those who are thinking of doing it and finally to those who would rather dream and enjoy the adventure at others’ expense.
Evan Llewellyn, Indie Author
Cariboo Jack and The Four Funerals
Little Clickers Opening – Galiano Is. Library
Jan 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Galiano Island Library presents:

Little Clickers Opening – a Youth Photography Project

In Fall of 2017, Galiano Youth participated in a five week program for ages 10 to 14. Students explored our island’s natural biodiversity taking photographs with instructor John McFetrick, BFA. Meet the young photographers and see Galiano through their eyes. Refreshments provided.

Come view the photographs in our gallery setting. Photo exhibit continues until Feb. 3 2018.

Co-sponsored with the Galiano Activity Centre, with support from Rene Mahlow

Jan
9
Tue
French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Jan 9 – Feb 28 all-day

Learn a Language at the Galiano Library – Winter 2018

French Classes

Improve your French, make new friends and explore French culture with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. All classes take place at the Galiano Library meeting room.

For those who are new, terms run for 8 weeks and it costs $75 to register. You can pay on the first day of class. Click on poster for class dates and times.

Should you decide to drop out after 2 weeks, the money will be reimbursed to you. This gives you time to evaluate if you want to continue with the classes. Sylvie provides all material which she will send to you by email before each class.

The Introduction to French level is for those who have had very little or no exposure to French. Beginners is for those who have some prior knowledge of French. The Intermediate level focuses on conversation so there is less material forwarded but Sylvie will send instructions if needed. I usually show one French or Québécois movie per month, I introduce francophone artists, singers, actors, writers etc. This winter we will focus on biography of French artists such as Serge Gainsbourg, Françoise Sagan, Dalida, Claude François etc.

To register, contact Sylvie at 250.539.3077 or misha@xplornet.ca

Jan
14
Sun
Reconciliation with Levi Wilson – Galiano Is. Library
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

The Galiano Library presents: SpeakerSeries…learning with locals

Levi Wilson

Sunday Jan. 14th, 2018

What does “reconciliation” mean to Galiano and its peoples?

An SFU graduate, Levi is currently studying to be a Social Studies educator. He is a member of the Gitga’at First Nation through his grandmother’s line, though he grew up on Galiano among his grandfather’s family, descendants of the Lamalcha First Nation.

This presentation will explore “reconciliation” and what this idea could mean for Galiano and the Southern Gulf Islands. By sharing understandings of our local history, perhaps we may begin to open pathways that can lead us towards a future of collective integrity.

A 45 minute presentation, followed by 45-60 minutes Q & A and discussion.

 

Feb
11
Sun
Communications with Gary Ross – Galiano Is. Library
Feb 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

The Galiano Library presents: Speaker Series…learning with locals

Sunday, Feb. 11, 3:00-4:45 pm.

Gary Ross

What’s your story?

Some things I learned about digital marketing as Director of Global Content at Destination BC:

  1. Google and Facebook know a lot more about you than you realize.
  2. Smartphones are as addictive as slot machines.
  3. Video is quickly replacing still photos on social media.
  4. People want to be told, not sold. Don’t sell them a product; tell them a story.

Gart Ross is an author, editor, and communications consultant. His presentation about effective communication, “The Ross Rules“, has been applauded by academic, nonprofit, and corporate audiences alike.

Join us for a 45 minute presentation, followed by Q & A and discussion.

 

Mar
6
Tue
French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Mar 6 – Apr 25 all-day

Learn a Language at the Galiano Library – Spring 2018

French Classes

Improve your French, make new friends and explore French culture with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. All classes take place at the Galiano Library meeting room.

For those who are new, terms run for 8 weeks and it costs $75 to register. You can pay on the first day of class. Click on poster for class dates and times.

Should you decide to drop out after 2 weeks, the money will be reimbursed to you. This gives you time to evaluate if you want to continue with the classes. Sylvie provides all material which she will send to you by email before each class.

The Intro to French level is for those who have had very little or no exposure to French. Beginners is for those who have some prior knowledge of French. The Intermediate level focuses on conversation so there is less material forwarded but Sylvie will send instructions if needed. I usually show one French or Québécois movie per month, I introduce francophone artists, singers, actors, writers etc.

To register, contact Sylvie at 250.539.3077 or misha@xplornet.ca

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Rocket Languages: language lessons

 

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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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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