Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Highlights

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Sep
6
Wed
Double Art Attraction – Galiano Is. Library
Sep 6 – Oct 27 all-day

DOUBLE ART ATTRACTION: Sept. 6 through Oct. 27, 2017.

The Galiano Library will have on display works of two artists in the Catherine Holahan Meeting Room:

Artists: Alicia Maday and Barbara Wilson.

Stop in, Enjoy.

Alicia Maday: Artist’s Statement

Hello! I’m Alicia Maday and I’ve been working with ‘encaustic painting’ since 2011. For me, ‘encaustic painting’ is the sum of many mediums, and I enjoy it because it enlarges my artistic scope of creativity and expression. Does my art challenge your imagination?

Biography: Alicia grew up in Chile and attended the University of Fine Arts in Santiago. In 1968 she moved to Canada, continuing her art studies at Vancouver Art School, graduating in Graphic Arts.”
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Barbara Wilson: COMING FROM NOWHERE: Thoughts Beyond Reality

“As a young woman in the mid 1950s, Barbara Wilson studied painting under Harry Wohlfarth at the Banff School of Fine Arts, where she was introduced to both abstract and realistic art. Since that time her painting has alternated between the two. Her work is influenced by academic training in physics, math and architecture as much as by her passion for dance and new classical music. She favours high-velocity line that sometimes tapers to the thin, dry-brush finish seen in cursive Oriental calligraphy.

Coming from Nowhere is not a retrospective, but an opportunity to see Wilson’s current work set against the backdrop of a small selection of her past work. …”

SPECIAL NOTE: Thursday September the 14th, Barbara will welcome guests in the library between noon and 4pm for informal conversation. She hopes to see you there!

 

Sep
29
Fri
Little Clickers – Galiano Is. Library
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Clickers – Photography course for Galiano Island Youth

Unleash your photographic talent in this 5 week program for youth ages 10-14 yrs.

Students will explore Galiano Island’s natural biodiversity, make photographs of discoveries, and present them in a gallery setting as part of a curated exhibition.

Enrollment limited to 10 youth.

Instructor: John McFetrick, BFA

Fee & Materials: $75 (Bursary support available)

To register: please contact johnmcfetrick@gmail.com

First session: Sat. Sept. 9, 10:00-11:30 am.

Four Friday sessions: Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6, 10:00-11:30 am.

Sponsored by the Galiano Library & the Galiano Activity Centre


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct
1
Sun
Arthur Black – Pender Is. Library
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Pender Island Library presents:

Arthur Black, author.

Join Arthur Black, three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock medal for humour, for a lively afternoon!

Arthur Black has lived on Salt Spring Island since 1995, and has made a name for himself with stories about his life. Through both written and spoken word, Black has made many of us marvel at the treasury of life experiences gathered by one man. Black turned to writing because “it was the only job I couldn’t get fired from.”

Arthur writes a weekly newspaper column for 35 papers across Canada, a monthly article for Zoomer Magazine, and a bi-weekly column for CBC. That’s not to say there won’t be another book on the way. “Of course, I’m always working on my books, which are compilations of my other projects.” His latest books include “Paint the town Black” (2015) and “Fifty Shades of Black” (2013).

Admission is free, refreshments by donation.

Oct
6
Fri
Little Clickers – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Little Clickers – Photography course for Galiano Island Youth

Unleash your photographic talent in this 5 week program for youth ages 10-14 yrs.

Students will explore Galiano Island’s natural biodiversity, make photographs of discoveries, and present them in a gallery setting as part of a curated exhibition.

Enrollment limited to 10 youth.

Instructor: John McFetrick, BFA

Fee & Materials: $75 (Bursary support available)

To register: please contact johnmcfetrick@gmail.com

First session: Sat. Sept. 9, 10:00-11:30 am.

Four Friday sessions: Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6, 10:00-11:30 am.

Sponsored by the Galiano Library & the Galiano Activity Centre


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct
14
Sat
Lego Club – Pender Is. Library
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

LEGO CLUB

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

Saturdays Oct. 14, Nov.11, Dec. 9,, 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 tons of Lego blocks and mini-figures!

Children must be accompanied by an adult for this program.

Oct
15
Sun
Ocean Surprises – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm

The Galiano Island Library Presents:

Speaker Series — Learning With Locals: featuring Paul LeBlond

The bottom of the ocean: Where is it? What’s there?

Paul LeBlond is a retired professor of ocean sciences with a broad interest in everything in the sea.

We will explore the deep ocean and its many surprising features.

Sunday, Oct. 15, 3:00 pm start. A 45 min. presentation, followed by 45-60 minutes of Q&A and discussion.

Free admission, all welcome.


 

Oct
17
Tue
Beginners’ French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Back by popular demand!

Beginners’ French Classes — Tuesdays, Oct. 17 to Dec. 5, 2017, (8 classes) from 10:00 – 11:30 am, at the Galiano Island Library.

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
18
Wed
Intermediate & Advanced French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 18 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Back by popular demand!

Intermediate & Advanced French Classes — Wednesdays, Oct. 18 to Dec. 6, 2017, (8 classes) from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, at the Galiano Island Library.

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
22
Sun
Explore the Library Website – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Drop in @ the Tech Cafe – Galiano Island Library

 

Exploring the Library Website Resourceswith Carmen Oleskevich, Library Manager, Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Sunday, October 22, 12-2 pm

There’s all sorts of neat things on the Library website — join Carmen during the Tech Cafe at the Library for a presentation touring the Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries website, including the library’s eBook and e-Audiobook collection, and online resources such as Language Lessons, Art & Music Lessons, Medical Info, and School Materials for youth. Questions during and after the presentation are welcome. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn what is available for Galiano Library patrons, young and old.

TechCafe is jointly sponsored by the Galiano Library, GHCS Aging in Place, and the Galiano Activity Centre Society.

Donations for the Galiano Library and Galiano Health Care Society most appreciated.

Oct
24
Tue
Beginners’ French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Back by popular demand!

Beginners’ French Classes — Tuesdays, Oct. 17 to Dec. 5, 2017, (8 classes) from 10:00 – 11:30 am, at the Galiano Island Library.

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.

 

Quick Links

Digital media available:

Art & Music Lessons: 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 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:

e-Books and Audiobooks from Library2Go:

Download E-Books and Audiobooks

Info on using e-Books and Audiobooks

 

Language lessons: 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

 

 


 

 

 

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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