Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

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Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Jul
4
Wed
Mayne Island Reads – 2018-2019
Jul 4 2018 – Jun 21 2019 all-day

Mayne Island Reads 2018-2019

The Mayne Island Reads title for 2018-2019 is In This Together:  Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation.

The 15 essays written by indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians grapple with Canada’s colonial past and present, and explore ways to move forward with reconciliation and healing. Ten copies of the book were handed out at the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day event at the Mayne Is. School on June 21st, and will begin to make their way through the community.

Reading challenge supplemental:

This year’s reading challenge has a second part to it! That second part is: if you have experienced an “aha” moment, you are encouraged to write that moment down to be included in our community’s own collection.  But, unlike the book we are reading, it does not need to be an essay. It could be: a poem, a song, a testimonial, a one line statement or if you like, an essay.

Anyone hoping to read a copy can leave their name on the wait-list at the Mayne Island Library. This year the reading challenge will run right through until the National Indigenous Peoples’ Day event next June 21st, 2019.

Dec
18
Tue
Beginners French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Beginners French Classes

Back by popular demand! Improve you French with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. A good way to challenge the brain and improve your memory. All classes are 90 mins.

Fees for 8 classes is $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 4 enrolled students in each class.

Contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

Beginners:

Tuesdays, Nov. 6 – Dec. 18, 2018

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Dec
19
Wed
Intro to French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Intro to French Classes

Back by popular demand! Improve you French with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. A good way to challenge the brain and improve your memory. All classes are 90 mins.

Fees for 8 classes is $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 4 enrolled students in each class.

Contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

Intro to French:

Wednesday, Nov. 7 – Dec. 19, 2018

10:00 am to 11:30 am.

Intermediate French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Dec 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Learn a Language at the Library  – Galiano Is. Library

Intermediate French Classes

Back by popular demand! Improve you French with instructor Sylvie Beauregard. A good way to challenge the brain and improve your memory. All classes are 90 mins.

Fees for 8 classes is $75, payable on first day of class. Minimum of 4 enrolled students in each class.

Contact Sylvie at 250-539-3077 or misha@xplornet.ca.

Intermediates:

Wednesdays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 19, 2018

11:30 am to 1:00 am.

Jan
13
Sun
Shakespeare: His Life & Times – Pender Is. Library
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Pender Island Library Presents:

Shakespeare: His Life & Times, with Barry Mathias

Sunday Jan. 13, 2019, 2 pm to 4 pm

Join us for an afternoon all about William Shakespeare, the “Bard of Avon”. The English poet, playwright and actor is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s greatest dramatist.

Barry Mathias, one of Pender Island’s favourite thespians, will discuss Shakespeare’s life and times, with a brief focus on the political and social influences on his plays and poetry. Barry will also share his personal reflections on his involvement with several Shakespearean productions

Free admission, refreshments by donations. Seating is limited, come early!

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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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