Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers


Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

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

AGM & keynote speaker Jean Way – Galiano Is. Library
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Galiano Island Library: Annual General Meeting

2017 Library Highlights

Election of Officers

Refreshments available

Every welcome!

Keynote Speaker: Jean Way

For 35 years, Jean Way thoroughly enjoyed a teaching career in Richmond and in the teacher education program at Simon Fraser University. Jean spent the last 5 years of her career as teacher and principal at Galiano Community School. Since retirement, for 10 years she has been very active in the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis foundation. With a friend, she started the Richmond Gogos (gogo being the Zulu word for grandmother). She co-chaired the 25 groups of the Greater Van Gogos, and was a Canadian delegate to the first International African Grandmothers Gathering in Swaziland. Presently she is helping to launch the Campaign into the United States.

Presented by Galiano Island Books & Galiano Library.

My Favourite Poems – Pender Is. Library
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Pender Island Library presents:  The 4th annual “My Favourite Poems” event

Hosted by Pender Island poet Sandy Shreve

Do you have a favourite poem, one you’ve always treasured, or maybe just recently discovered?  If so, we hope you’ll bring it to our Favourite Poems Event and read it to other poetry lovers who’ll be there.

The ‘rules’ are simple:

  • Read a favourite poem, written by someone other than yourself
  • Time limit: 5 minutes or less including any comments you want to make

The event is free and all are welcome to attend (no pre-registration needed). Refreshments are provided by donation.

Join us in celebrating 20 years of National Poetry Month in Canada!


















Click on poster to read more about National Poetry Month in Canada.

Pauline Le Bel: author reading – Galiano Is. Library
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Galiano Library presents:

Meet the Author: Pauline Le Bel

Sat. April 15 at 3:00 pm at the Galiano Library

A 45-min., presentation following by Q&A.

Pauline Le Bel, of Bowen Island, is a singer-songwriter, award-winning novelist and Emmy-nominated screenwriter. Today, she is the creative director of Knowing Our Place, a reconciliation initiative.

Whale in the Door: Pauline Le Bel embarks on a journey of discovery to find out what is special about Howe Sound – its wild nature, its people, and its cultural and spiritual revivals. Whale in the Door invites readers into a story of biological resilience as a community struggles to shape a vision for its future.

Event partnered by Galiano Library & The Galiano Island Bookstore.

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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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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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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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