Southern Gulf Islands Community Libraries

Pender, Mayne, Galiano, Saturna, Piers

Highlights

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar 

Jun
16
Sat
Changemakers book launch- Pender Is. Library
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Pender Island Public Library presents:

Changemakers: Embracing hope, taking action, and transforming the world

A book launch with a difference: meet the authors Fay Weller and Mary Wilson

Saturday June 16, 4:00 pm.

Changemakers is a guidebook for ordinary people who want to create a new society now. The first section explores the idea of transformative change — what it is, what difference it makes, and how it is connected to learning. The second section explores powerful new stories of everyday people who have challenged traditional understandings of food, shelter, energy, transportation, waste, and economics, and transformed aspects of their lives, their communities, and wider society.

Drawing from tools in their book, Mary and Fay will engage the audience in exploring how we all have the power to be change makers.
Fay Weller is a community organizer, homesteader, researcher, and artist with a PhD focused on social transformation. She and her partner live on Gabriola Island, BC with two sheep and numerous chickens.

Mary Wilson is a facilitator, researcher, instructional designer and activist with a Ph.D. in education. She and her partner live on Gabriola Island, BC where they are restoring a home, developing a permaculture food forest, and building an engineless catamaran.

Jun
17
Sun
Changemakers book launch- Galiano Is. Library
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Galiano Library presents:

Changemakers: Embracing hope, taking action, and transforming the world

A book launch with a difference: meet the authors Fay Weller and Mary Wilson

Sunday June 17, 2:00 pm.

Changemakers is a guidebook for ordinary people who want to create a new society now. The first section explores the idea of transformative change — what it is, what difference it makes, and how it is connected to learning. The second section explores powerful new stories of everyday people who have challenged traditional understandings of food, shelter, energy, transportation, waste, and economics, and transformed aspects of their lives, their communities, and wider society.

Drawing from tools in their book, Mary and Fay will engage the audience in exploring how we all have the power to be change makers.
Fay Weller is a community organizer, homesteader, researcher, and artist with a PhD focused on social transformation. She and her partner live on Gabriola Island, BC with two sheep and numerous chickens.

Mary Wilson is a facilitator, researcher, instructional designer and activist with a Ph.D. in education. She and her partner live on Gabriola Island, BC where they are restoring a home, developing a permaculture food forest, and building an engineless catamaran.


Jun
29
Fri
Kids’ Summer Reading Club – all Libraries
Jun 29 – Aug 31 all-day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get ready kids! The Library’s Summer Reading Club “Motion Commotion!” will start Friday June 29, 2018.

Come by the Library to sign-up and get your own free notebook to keep track of all the books you read in July & August. Collect fun stickersbookmarks, and proudly receive your very own Reading Medal at the end of the summer.

Regular reading throughout the summer helps kids maintain or improve reading skills while school is out. Kids are encouraged to read lots of books, and to listen to someone read to them. We look forward to seeing you and your family at the Library this summer.

Join the Motion Commotion! with the Summer Reading Club 2018!

SRC 2018 TopFlyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
18
Wed
Hiking the Gulf Islands- author reading: Galiano Is. Library
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Galiano Library Presents:

Meet the Author: Charles Kahn – Hiking the Gulf Islands of BC.

Charles Kahn,  of Salt Spring Island, has worked as a freelance editor and writer for over 30 yrs. and published numerous travel articles and books. Harbour Publishing has recently published the 4th edition: revised and updated 2018 edition of Hiking the Gulf Islands. Charles, an active hiker and paddler, spends many volunteer hours working for various island organizations. One of his chief interests involves trail development.

Q&A and discussion will follow the presentation.

Event partnered by Galiano Library and the Galiano Island Bookstore.


Quick Links

A to Z World Food:

World cuisine & free recipes

AtoZ-World-food-icon

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArtistWorks: art & music lesson

Take free lessons in Art, Voice, Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Percussion, Jazz and more!

 

 

 

 

Online Magazines: +200 titles of new magazines free from Zinio/RBdigital

 

 

 

 

 

Online movies: InstantFlix delivers 7,000+ free high-quality features, docs, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.


 

 

Download free textbooks: 150+ school textbooks.


 

 

Borrow from other BC libraries(for items not available in your home library)

 

Quick Links

E-Books and Audiobooks from Library2Go:

*Download the new “Libby” App from OverDrive for improved access to E-Books and Audiobooks

 

Libby loves the library!

 

 

Download E-Books and Audiobooks

Info on using e-Books and Audiobooks

 

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

 

 


 

 

 

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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