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

 

 

 

 

Summer is in full swing here at the Gibsons Library! Some of our youth programs are full, but we have many drop-in activities to keep your kids busy and having fun all summer long. From Wild Wednesdays to Dungeons & Dragons, there's something at the library for everyone.

 

And don't forget to stop by the library for Patron Appreciation Day on Friday, August 23rd. Enjoy a free glass of lemonade and live music.From Baroque to jazz, enjoy the soothing sounds of flute, harp and guitar with live music from Double Treble, featuring Heidi and Bud Kurz.

 

For more information on any library program or service, drop by the library, visit our website or call us at 604-886-2130. Register for all our summer programs online.

 

 

 


 

August Events

 

 

Knitting a Community

Tuesdays, 10:00 - noon

A weekly drop-in knit and crochet gathering.

 

Beginner Bridge Club

Thursdays, Aug. 1, 15 & 22 1:00 - 2:30 pm

 

Learn how to play bridge this summer! Judy Larson facilitates this drop-in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Conversation

Thursday, Aug. 1 & 15, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Parlez-vous français? Come practice your French!

 

RainCity Outreach Services Drop-in

Fridays starting Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-noon

 

 

Drop in Fridays to talk with Tyler Hubscher from RainCity Housing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writers Group

Tuesday, Aug. 13 & 27, 12:30-3:15 pm

 

Book Launch: A Fuller Life by Sue Anne Linde
Wednesday, Aug. 14, 6:00 pm

 

Michelle Fuller contracted Ewing Sarcoma as she turned 30. In A Fuller Life, local author Sue Anne Linde tells Michelle’s inspiring story of resilience, courage and joy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Call 604-984-8348 to register.

 

Patron Appreciation Day

Friday, Aug. 23, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 

 

Drop by for a free glass of lemonade and live music from Double Treble, featuring Heidi and Bud Kurz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repair Cafe

Saturday, Aug. 24, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Got something that needs fixing? Got skills to share? All welcome.

 

MUSE: Open Mic

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Experience your 5 minutes of fame at Open Mic at the Library!

 

 

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


 

Young People's Programs

 

Click on the photos below for more information about each program.

Registration is required for all programs including drop-ins.

 

 

Teddy Bear Sleepover & Book Making Session 2

Thursday, Aug. 1 & Friday, Aug. 2, 10:30  – noon

 

This program is now full. However you can register for the wait list and you will be contacted if a space becomes available.

For ages 4-8.

After your stuffy sleeps over at the library, come back and create your very own book about your stuffy’s nighttime adventures.

 

 

 

 

Magic + D & D

Fridays, Aug. 2, 16, 1 – 3:30 pm

 

For ages 10-16

This is a self-directed opportunity for kids to meet and play Dungeons & Dragons or Magic; The Gathering together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puppet-making & Make-Believe with Kris Fleerackers

Tuesday, Aug. 6 - Thursday, Aug. 8 , 1:00 – 3:30 pm

 

This program is now full. However you can register for the wait list and you will be contacted if a space becomes available.

For ages 9 – 12

Build your own puppets out of re-purposed, everyday materials and learn how to perform with them in captivating and believable ways.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toddler Times

Thursday, Aug. 8, 15, 10:30 – 11:15 am

 

For ages 1.5 - 4 with caregiver.

Toddler Times will be lead by a variety of guest facilitators and are likely to include songs, stories, movement, and play. These sessions are drop-ins so come to as many as you like.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lego Builders Club

Saturday., August 10

 

2-7 year old builders accompanied by an adult can build between 10:30-11:15

8-12 year old builders can come on their own and build between 11:30-12:15. Please note the older builders' session will now begin 15 minutes later in order to create a transition time between the 2 groups.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading Club Family Storytimes

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2:30 – 3:15 pm

 

For ages 4–9

Storytime, songs, and interactive activities for parents and kids to enjoy together.

 

 

 

Coding Time

Monday, Aug. 12, 1:30 – 3 pm

 

This program is now full. However you can register for the wait list and you will be contacted if a space becomes available.

For ages 10-14

For tech-minded kids who want to learn to code.

 

 

 

Summer Reading Club Wild Wednesdays

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10:30 – noon

 

For ages 6 - 10

Games, crafts, stories and activities related to this year’s theme “Imagine the Possibilities”. These sessions are drop-ins so come to as many as you like.

 

 

 

 


 

Claymation Commotion 

Thursday, Aug. 29, 10:30 – 4:30 pm

 

This program is now full. However you can register for the wait list and you will be contacted if a space becomes available.

Ages 11-15

Participants will work in small groups and use Plasticine to make short, stop-motion films about their visions for a just and sustainable world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading Club Wrap-Up Celebration
Saturday, Aug. 31, 11 – 12:30 pm

 

All ages.

Join us for cake, reading medals, and the opportunity to win a prize at our SRC Wrap-up Celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please register for all Youth Programs.

Here is a list of all our summer programs for youth.

 

 

Danielle's Book Picks

 


The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
by Ben Philippe

YA Fiction

 

A funny story about Norris, a black high school student from Montreal who moves to Texas and keeps a notebook of his observations about the people he meets there. Norris however, is one of the funniest, spunkiest, and most real male teenage characters I have ever encountered. A delight to spend time with.

 

Aru Shah and the End of Time
by Roshani Chokshi

Juv Fiction Series

For fans of Rick Riordan's adventurous mythology books, there is a new series that he is endorsing.
It has the same magic and mayhem but the myths are from different cultures around the world.

 

 

 

Library News

 

 

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We will be closed on Monday, August 5 for BC Day.


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