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French Classes – Galiano Is. Library
Mar 6 – Apr 25 all-day

Learn a Language at the Galiano Library – Spring 2018

French Classes

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 misha@xplornet.ca

BC Book Day
Apr 23 all-day

BC Book Day – April 23, 2018.

A day to celebrate the importance of books and literature in our society – as a means of cultural expression, knowledge, and enriching the lives of families and individuals.

The Old Man and the Vultures – Pender Is. Library
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunday Afternoon at the Pender Island Library presents: David Manning

The Old Man and the Vultures

Sunday April 29, 2018, 2- 4 pm.

Pender Island’s own Dave Manning is a senior who became hooked on vultures when he stumbled upon a white fuzz ball of a chick peeking from its nest cave. His program includes the three Vultures of North America, and follows one Turkey Vulture nest from mating to migration.

His recently published Turkey Vulture book, same title as his program, will be available for purchase and signing.

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


Author readings (Wild Fierce Life & Elemental)- Galiano Is. Library
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Author readings at the Galiano Island Community Library

Featuring: Joanna Streetly and Kate Braid


Wild Fierce Life – Dangerous Moments on the Outer Coast

by Joanna Streetly

A   B C   B E S T S E L L E R

Wild Fierce Life is a heart-stopping collection of true stories from the Pacific Coast that build a vivid portrait of life on the continental edge and one woman’s evolving place within it.

Author Joanna Streetly arrived on the west coast of Vancouver Island when she was nineteen, and soon adapted to the challenges of working on boats of all sorts, guiding multi-day wilderness kayak trips along the BC coast, and living in remote situations often without electricity or running water.

From a near-death experience while swimming at night to an enigmatic encounter with a cougar, these stories capture the joys and dangers of living in a wild environment. Streetly’s vivid storytelling evokes a sincere respect for nature, both its fragility and its power.

Full of unflinching self-examination and a fidelity to the landscape of Vancouver Island’s outer coast, these stories reveal the interplay between inner and outer landscapes—the evolution of a woman uncovering the pleasures and dangers of the wild life.



by Kate Braid

Usually, we take for granted or plain ignore the Earth we walk on, the Sky above, the Water we drink and bathe in or that falls as rain, the Fire we assume for heat, and the Wood that makes up our landscape and building materials. But over fifteen years as a construction carpenter, Kate Braid began to pay more attention to the materials she worked with and depended upon. Out of these she has crafted an intimate picture of what it is like to be wholly engaged with the elemental materials of earth, sky, water, fire and wood that we depend upon every day.

Elemental is a poignant, intelligent collection that asks us to look more closely at ourselves and the details that construct our rich and delicate world.