Learn a Language at the Galiano Library – Spring 2018
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 email@example.com
Sunday Afternoon at the Pender Island Library presents:
Peter Pare: Gene Editing: The potential! And threat?
March 18, 2018, 2-4 pm.
New technology, called CRISPR/Cas, now enables us to edit – change – the genome of an organism. New genes can be added, and existing genes removed. While potential benefits in medicine and agriculture may be relatively clear of controversy, when it comes to altering the human genome, immense ethical concerns arise.
Peter will explain in layperson’s terms the workings and uses of this new and powerful technology and encourage a discussion of some of the pressing and puzzling ethical questions that swirl around it.
Seating is limited — come early!
All welcome. Refreshments provided by donation.
Galiano Island Library: Annual General Meeting
2017 Library Highlights
Election of Officers
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.
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:
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.
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.
World cuisine & free recipes
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.
World Book: online encyclopedia