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!

 

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.

Weather – Pender Is. Library
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Pender Is. Library presents:

WEATHER

Is there a more pertinent and important topic to us than our weather, and, recently, what appear to be dramatic changes in world weather patterns? It seems as if our weather has gone globally berserk: scorching high temperatures, droughts, floods of Biblical proportion, melting ice, catastrophic storms. What is happening?

On Sunday, October 22nd, at 2:00, come and hear Tony Merry and Bhree Young — both pilots, so you may be sure that weather is a crucial factor to both— give their perspectives on weather patterns in general as well as the strange perturbations that we are now experiencing. Have such phenomena been going on for millennia? Is climate change a “Chinese hoax” as some would have us believe? If it’s real, are we to blame? Is it too late to turn the climate change ship around?

Come, listen, and enjoy these two knowledgeable speakers on a topic that affects each of us, every day of our lives. Bring questions!

As always, coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided. All ages welcome, but come early, as seating is always at a premium.

BPI WEATHER

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.

 

Oct
25
Wed
Intermediate & Advanced French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 25 @ 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
28
Sat
Galiano Reads = Galiano Bleeds! Galiano Is. Library
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Galiano Reads 2017 theme: Galiano Bleeds! Mystery books

The popular annual GALIANO READS debate returns in October 2017.

This year the program has a mystery genre focus (hence ‘ GALIANO BLEEDS’).
Our island’s most popular book genre is mystery, so we expect this year’s debate will be the most popular yet!

This year’s mystery book contenders:
The City & The City by China Miéville 
Uniform Justice by Donna Leon  
A Touch of Frost by R.D. Wingfield  
The Poisoned Pawn by Peggy Blair 
The Great Reckoning by Louise Penny 
  • Read the book contenders.
  • Decide “Which book best explores the relationship between personal ethics and the law?”
  • Listen to community debate Saturday Oct. 28, 2017. 7:00 pm.
  • Which one will win?

Admission by donation — advance tickets  will be available at Loose Leaf, Galiano Bookstore and Galiano Library. ETA September

Click poster:

Oct
31
Tue
Beginners’ French – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 31 @ 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.

 

Nov
1
Wed
Intermediate & Advanced French – Galiano Is. Library
Nov 1 @ 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.

 

Nov
7
Tue
Beginners’ French – Galiano Is. Library
Nov 7 @ 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.

 

Nov
8
Wed
Intermediate & Advanced French – Galiano Is. Library
Nov 8 @ 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.

 

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/RBdigital

 

 

 

 

 

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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