Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

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Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Sep
3
Tue
20 year-retrospective: Visual Artist Kelly Irving – Pender Is. Library
Sep 3 – Oct 31 all-day

Pender Island Public Library presents:

Art in the Library: Kelly Irving

 

We are proud to exhibit a 20-year retrospective show of visual artist Kelly Irving throughout September and October 2019.

Kelly bought his first digital camera in 1999, a Kodak DC40 with 0.4 mega pixels! The show will feature samples of his digital photography, including commercial and fine art images. We will be treated to a wide variety of technical skills through portraits, travel photography and manipulated images made with digital imaging products including point and shoot cameras, digital SLRs, phone cameras and scanners used as cameras.

Drop by the Library to see the show!

For more info: Kelly Irving website

Sep
7
Sat
Art Exhibition – Geena Powa Sutherland – Galiano Is. Library
Sep 7 – Oct 31 all-day

The Galiano Library presents:

An Art Exhibition by Geena Powa Sutherland

Believing, Honouring & Freedom”

Sept. & Oct. 2019 at the Library

Geena Powa Sutherland is a Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Coast Salish artist from the Hesquiaht First Nation, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. She takes great attention and reflection in developing her artistic talent based on her cultural teachings from strong family roots. Currently, Geena is a Native Education Worker for Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council.

Geena’s love and respect for her culture and ancestry are clearly evident in her art. Her art is shared and gifted through traditional First Nations’ Potlatches as she continues to support community solidarity and strengthen bonds between First Nations Tribes, organizations and individual community members.

Geena graduated from Vancouver Island University with a Bachelor’s in First Nations. She has two sons and enjoys spending time with her large family of connections. Geena continues to build a legacy for our future generations by sharing her gifts with many.

Artist Statement:
My life and work are guided by my connections to the land and water. My blood memory of family teachings and the places which hold my roots perpetuate these sacred understandings and messages in my artwork.

 

Oct
20
Sun
Street & Travel Photography: Legal and Ethical Considerations: Kelly Irving – Pender Is. Library
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pender Island Public Library presents: Sunday Afternoon at the Library

Kelly Irving : Street & Travel Photography: Legal and Ethical Considerations

Sunday Oct. 20, 2019

2:00 – 3:00 pm

Join lifelong Penderite Kelly Irving for a journey through his selected travel photos. Since completing a BFA at UVic, Kelly has travelled and photographed his way through Europe to South/Southeast Asia and Ecuador, capturing stunning images of people and places.

“Although I love my home, I also love to travel. Visual input is of primary importance in my life: it feeds my visual output. Home and foreign landscapes, cosmopolitan galleries and graffiti walls influence my work. And all those people…”

Kelly will expand on the legal and ethical considerations when photographing subjects on your own adventures around the world.

Free event. Seating is limited, come early!

A 20-year retrospective of Kelly’s art is on display in the library during Sept./Oct. 2019. For more info on the artist: Kelly Irving website

 

Oct
22
Tue
Beginners French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Beginners French Classes

Tuesdays, Sept. 3 – Oct. 22, 2019

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

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.

To register, contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

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

 

Oct
23
Wed
Intro to French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Introduction to French

Wednesdays Sept. 4 – Oct. 23, 2019

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

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.

To register, contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

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

 

Advanced French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Advanced French Classes

Wednesdays, Sept. 4 – Oct. 23, 2019

11:30 am to 1:00 am.

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.

To register, contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

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

 

Oct
24
Thu
Beginners Spanish – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Learn a Language at the Galiano Island Library – Fall 2019

Spanish Language Class for Beginners

Thursdays, Oct. 3 to Nov. 21, 2019.

9:30 am to 11:00 am

Learn in this class how the Spanish language works. Spanish is a beautiful and very useful language. To be able to communicate in Spanish and understand more of the culture of Hispanic countries will add pleasure to your travels.

Contact Carmita to register. Each session lasts 8 weeks and costs $75 per person, payable on the first day of class. All classes are 90 minutes each. Minimum of 6 enrolled students in each class.

Sponsored by Galiano Library.

 

Advanced Spanish – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn a Language at the Galiano Island Library – Fall 2019

Advanced Spanish Language Class

Thursdays, Oct. 3 to Nov. 21, 2019.

11:30 am to 1:00  pm.

Learn in this class how the Spanish language works. Spanish is a beautiful and very useful language. To be able to communicate in Spanish and understand more of the culture of Hispanic countries will add pleasure to your travels.

Contact Carmita to register. Each session lasts 8 weeks and costs $75 per person, payable on the first day of class. All classes are 90 minutes each. Minimum of 6 enrolled students in each class.

Sponsored by Galiano Library.

 

Oct
26
Sat
Let Them Eat Dirt – the documentary – Galiano Island
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Galiano Library Presents: Let Them Eat Dirt – the Documentary

Presenter: Dr. B. Brett Finlay, Microbiologist

Saturday Oct. 26, 2019

3:00 pm

South Community Hall

A 60 minute documentary film followed by Q&A and discussion (see poster for more details).

Admission By Donation – Fresh popcorn $2.00

Presented by the Galiano Club, Cinema Galiano, and Galiano Library

Oct
29
Tue
Beginners French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Beginners French Classes

Tuesdays, Oct. 29 – Dec. 3, 2019

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

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.

To register, contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

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

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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

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@gmail.com

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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