Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers


Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Quilts by Laura Vilness – Pender Is. Library
Jan 1 – Mar 1 all-day

Art in the Library – Pender Island Library

Quilts by Laura Vilness

January and February, 2020

A display of 10 original pieces, with reflections by the artist.

Exhibit open Tues/Thurs/Fri/Sat, from 10 -4.

Tech Tutor – Thursdays – Pender Is. Library
Jan 1 – Dec 31 all-day

Tech Tutor sessions at the Pender Island Library

Need help online? Come try a one-on-one “Tech Tutor” session!

Every Thursday afternoon, 1:00 -3:30 pm.

Book your free appointment


Get Help with online library services

  • E-books, audiobooks, and online magazines
  • Library collection browsing
  • Inter-library loans
  • Internet browsing

Getting started on:

  • Email
  • Social Media

Get answers to hardware troubleshooting:

  • Why can’t I access e-books?
  • Can my phone do this?


For more information or to book a *FREE* 30-minute session, call or visit the Library!

tel.: 250-629-3722


French Language Classes – weekly – Galiano Is. Library
Jan 7 – Feb 26 all-day

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Winter 2020

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.



Jan 7/14/21/28, Feb. 4/11/18/25

10 to 11:30 am.


Introduction to French


Jan 8/15/22/29, Feb 5/12/19/26

10 to 11:30 am




Jan 8/15/22/29, Feb 5/12/19/26

11:30 am to 1 pm


To register, contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or

Fee for 8 classes: $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 6 enrolled students in each class.

Rosies of the North film – Mayne Is. Ag Hall
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Mayne Island Library presents:

Rosies of the North, NFB Film

“They raised children, baked cakes…and built world class fighter planes.”

Location: Ag Hall

Date: Friday, Feb. 21, 2020

Time: 7:30 pm

Free popcorn! Admission by donation

Howard White: publisher & author- Pender Is. Library
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Pender Is. Library presents:

Guest speaker: Howard White – Author, Founder of Harbour Publishing, and President of Douglas and McIntyre

Sunday March 1, 2020; 2:00 pm

Award-winning publisher & author Howard White is responsible for publishing some 1,000 books about BC, including the well-known Raincoast Chronicles.

As a recipient of the Canadian Historical Soc. Career Award, he has been described as “a tireless promoter of quality regional history, who has nurtured and brought into being a remarkable range of works that capture the essence of BC.”

He has been equally active as a writer, winning the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour for Writing in the Rain.

Join us for a fascinating account of Howard’s journey in book publishing and as an author, with readings from his latest book of poetry,  A Mysterious Humming Noise  (available at the library).

Free program, all welcome. Come early as seating is limited.

Annual General Meeting – Pender Is. Library
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Pender Island Public Library

Annual General Meeting

Monday, March 2, 2020

9:30 am coffee, 10:00 am meeting starts


Presenting a Special Resolution to update the Constitution & Bylaws

For more info:


Visit: the Library website or Facebook page

Call: 250-629-3722

All welcome!



Historical settler photos – Pender Is. Library
Mar 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Library presents a joint program from the PI Museum and the PI Library:

Historial Settler photographs: Can you name these people?  









Pender! We need your help identifying old photographs!

Community members are invited to join us for a trip down memory lane. Come spend an afternoon browsing historical photographs from the museum archives.

All help is welcome in identifying people, places and events in photographs donated to the museum by local families.

Free event, All welcome!

Tech Cafe: Cell phone videos & photos – Galiano Is. Library
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Drop in @ the Tech Café! Galiano Island Library

Cell Phone Video and Photography, with Cody and Terry Kerr

Sunday March 15, 2020; noon – 2:00 pm.

Come learn tips & tricks to take your cell phone videography and photography to the next level. Workshop will be run by Cody Kerr, a prolific videographer with an active YouTube channel, and his dad Terry Kerr, former film and video instructor at SFU.

Co-sponsored by the Galiano Community Library and the Galiano Activity Centre Society. Donations most appreciated.

Click poster for more info.

Quick Links

Borrow from other BC libraries

Inter-Library Loans:


New in 2020: Tech Tutor sessions! 

Free help with e-books, audiobooks,

and more. Sign up at your library!

(at Pender, Mayne, and Saturna

-- coming soon: Galiano & Piers)


Online Magazines: 200+ titles



Art & music lessons online


Online movies: free, 7,000+


Quick Links

Free E-Books and Audiobooks 
Download the new "Libby" App
Libby loves the library!
Download E-Books and Audiobooks
Info on using e-Books and Audiobooks

Rocket Languages:

Language lessons online at your pace

Start learning a new language: French,
English, Italian, German, Japanese,
Korean, Russian, Ingles, & Sign Language.

Social media links:

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


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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