Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers


Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

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.

Annual General Meeting – Galiano Is. Library
Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Galiano Island Library: Annual General Meeting

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

3:00 pm

2018 Library highlights

Election of Officers

Refreshments Available. Everyone welcome!

Keynote speaker: Brett Finlay, PhD

The Whole Body Microbiome.

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The Whole Body Microbiome by Brett Finlay – Galiano Is. Library
Mar 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Galiano Is. Community Library presents:

AGM Keynote speaker: Brett Finlay, PhD

The Whole Body Microbiome

In The Whole Body Microbiome, microbiologist Dr. Brett Finlay focuses on the teeming world of microbes everywhere in and around us.

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Free event, everyone welcome!


Biodiversity with Andrew Simon – Galiano Library
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Galiano Library Speaker Series…learning with locals

“8 ways you can contribute to biodiversity research and conservation” with Andrew Simon

Sunday Apr. 12, 2019, 3 pm

Galiano islanders have set a precedent in community-based biodiversity research by participating in the Biodiversity Galiano Project, initiated by Andrew Simon. Join Andrew in a conversation about the future of the project — and learn about how you can contribute to biodiversity research and conservation in the Salish Sea.

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Exploring Land Claims Issues with John Pritchard – Galiano Is. Library
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Galiano Library presents: Speaker Series…learning with locals.

Exploring Land Claim Issues with John Pritchard

Rescheduled: Sunday Apr. 21, 2019

3 pm – 4 pm.

What are “Land Claims?” Why are they so rife in BC? And why, after more than a half century of trying to resolve them, are the sides still so far apart?

John Pritchard is an anthropologist with 40 years’ experience working with First Nations in BC on a variety of issues related to aboriginal rights and title.

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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


Pender Island Public Library
4407 Bedwell Harbour Road, Box 12 Pender Island, BC V0N 2M0 Phone: 250-629-3722
Mayne Island Community Library
411 Naylor Road Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J2 Phone: 250-539-2597
Galiano Island Community Library
#2 - 1290 Sturdies Bay Road Galiano Island, BC V0N 1P0 Phone: 250-539-2141
Saturna Island Community Library
140 East Point Road Saturna Island, BC V0N 2Y0 Phone: 250-539-5312
Piers Island Community Library
c/o Box 2223 Sidney, BC V8L 3S8
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