Check out what's happening at the Gibsons Library this month.




April is National Poetry Month and the library is offering a variety of ways to celebrate.

Pick a prompt from our Poetry Basket,
and hang your poems on our Poetry Line,
spend a morning helping children hunt for pieces of poetry to be  re-assembled into a masterpiece of their own, or come to Force of Nature where award-winning poets Marion Quednau and Heidi Greco will launch new books.

You can also spring into a new habit this month by signing out a book of poems each time you visit the library and if you feel so inspired, sign up to read some poetry at this month's Muse Open Mic.  It will feature up and coming Vancouver youth poet Isabella Wang, who will also be leading  a Poetic Play workshop for young people. For more information on any library program or service, drop by the library, visit our website or call us at 604-886-2130.




April Events


Knitting a Community

Mondays & Tuesdays, 10:00 - noon

A weekly drop-in knit and crochet gathering.


Japanese Conversation

Mondays,  4:00 - 5:30 pm

Come practice your Japanese every Monday.


Let's Talk About Drugs

Tuesday, April 2, 3:30-5:30

A youth-only Conversation about drug use.
Naloxone Training to Follow. Suggested ages 13-21.






Dissident Doctor: Catching Babies and Challenging the Medical Status Quo

Wednesday, April 3, 6:00 - 7:30 pm


Book Talk & Discussion with Dr. Michael C. Klein, MD








Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

Fridays, April 5, 12 & 26, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Income tax help for those with reduced income

Registration required: Call the library to book an appointment: 604.886.2130.


The Co-op Revolution: Vancouver's Search for Food Alternatives

Saturday, April 6, 2:00 pm


Celebrate the Gibsons launch of this new book from Jan Degrass.








Writers Group

Tuesdays, April 9 & 23, 12:30 - 3:15 pm

Pre-registration required. Please call Vicki at 778-458-2580 to register.



Book Club

Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 pm


Book Club discusses The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore, by Kim Fu. New members welcome!







French Conversation

Thursday, April 11 & 25



The LIFT Speaker Series

Friday, April 12, 12:15-1:15 pm

This month’s theme: “Fresh Starts: It’s Time to Bloom,” with host Johanna Rzepa.



Podcasting: Digital Storytelling with Sean Eckford

Saturday, April 13, 2:00 - 4:00 pm


A hands-on workshop to learn how to create audio stories. No experience necessary. All ages. Space is limited, so sign up early!







Death Cafe
Tuesday, April 16 & Monday April 29, 1:30-3:30 pm


Death Cafe provides a safe space for anyone wanting a time of respectful conversation about any aspect of death. Coffee, tea and snacks provided. With facilitator Dianne Baker.
All ages.





Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia

Wednesday, April  17, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Call 604-984-8348 to register.



17 Weddings

Wednesday, April 17, 6:00 pm


Celebrate the launch of this new novel from Mark Cameron.









Mahayana Buddhist Meditation

Thursdays, April 18 - May 23, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Learn meditation and chi techniques to benefit mind and body. Six-week program with John Thompson.






Force of Nature

Saturday, April 20, 2:00 pm

Book launch with award-winning poets Heidi Greco and Marion Quednau.









MUSE: Open Mic at the Library

Wednesday, April  24, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Take your 5 minutes at the mic with prose, poetry and song. With special guest Isabella Wang.  All ages.



Repair Cafe

Saturday, April 27, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Bring your broken small appliance, instrument, or other item and learn how to fix it or bring your skills to share.



Please register for all events by calling the library at 604.886.2130 unless otherwise stated.


Young People's Programs



Storytimes are back!     

Join us each week for songs, stories, games, tea, and time together. It's free and drop-ins are welcome anytime. Programs will run through to the end of May, provided there is enough attendance.





Bouncing Babies
Wednesdays starting April 3, 10:00 - 11:00 am

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays starting April 4, 11:00 to 12:00 pm



Playing with Pieces of Poetry

Saturday, April 6, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Help your child or grandchild hunt for pieces of poetry hidden throughout the library, then re-assemble them into a masterpiece of their own. A microphone will be available at 11:40 am in case any young poets want to share their creation.









The Grey Zone - Tween Book Club               
Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

This will be our last book club meeting for this spring. We will discuss The Revenge of Magic by James Riley. For readers in grades 6, 7 & 8. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.
Bring an open mind, a thoughtful opinion, and a few quotes from the book to support your point of view.







Poetic Play Workshop with Isabella Wang
Wednesday, April 24, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Month by letting Isabella Wang show you how to play with words. For enthusiastic writers between 11 and 16 years old. Isabella Wang is a Chinese-Canadian writer from Vancouver. Her poetry has been widely published and at 18, she is the youngest writer shortlisted for the Edna Staebler Essay Contest. She is also the youth advocate for the Federation of BC Writers, and works with Books on the Radio and interns at Room.





Please register for all events by calling the library at 604.886.2130.



Danielle's Poetry Picks



What are you glad about? What are you mad about? by Judith Viorst
A funny, observant collection of short poems about a variety of everyday experiences that make up a child's world.


Freedom over me by Ashley Bryan
Imagined stories of 11 real people who worked as slaves on the Fairchild's plantation in the 1800s.
For mature young readers curious about the resilience and strength of the human spirit in adversity.



Library News




Are you a strong and creative leader looking for

work this summer? The GDPL is hiring a

Summer Programs Assistant.

Check out this link for more information.

Application deadline is April 18, 2019.




Happy Easter!

We'll be closed on Good Friday, April 19 and Easter Sunday and Monday, April 21 & 22.


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