The sun is finally peeking out, and summer is peaking. The Library will be closed on Mon, Aug 1st, for the BC Day Holiday. But our Summer Reading Club activities for kids and teens keep going strong through Sat Aug 13th, when we wrap-up with a great Dance Party and Medal Ceremony with Mr. Doug. Bring your completed SRC reading record to the show to receive a medal. Completed your reading but can’t make this show? Come to the library anytime between August 13th and September 18th with your completed reading record and we’ll give you a medal.

Teens - there's still time to enter our Teen Summer Reading Challenge Review Contest. You could win $100 London Drugs gift certificate! Submit your entry by 5:30 pm on Aug 13th.



We are honoured to have guest storyteller Kung Jadee for a special visit on Sat Aug 6th, 10:30 - 11:30 am. Come hear her Squamish Stories from legends popularized by Indigenous activist and poet E. Pauline Johnson. Contact the Library to register. All ages welcome!






Make hay while the sun shines - or at least make electricity! On Sat Aug 20th, the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association will tell us about Solar Energy on the Coast, and will park their fascinating Solar Trailer outside the Library all day. Learn how you can energize your house with solar panels.



Enjoy the rays,

Your Gibsons & District Public Library Staff



Upcoming Adult Special Events


In-person space is limited; please contact the Library to register for events that are not drop-in.




Readers’ Open Mic: Picnic Potluck Edition

Wednesday, Aug 17th @ 6:30 - 7:30 PM. In person and live on Zoom.

Do you love to read aloud with expression, or listen to someone reading? Every third Wed of the month, you’re encouraged to pick a piece that resonates with the monthly theme.

August’s (optional) theme is “Potluck Picnic.” Read or perform whatever poem, story, book, play, or song you find tastiest! Your own work, or anyone else’s. (5 min max)

Teens and adults, and readers at all levels of English, are all welcome. For more information, email Lise. In-person space is limited: contact the Library to register. Also accessible live on Zoom here.



Scrabble & Chess Drop-In

Fri Aug 19th @ 3:00 - 5:00 pm. In person only.

Do you love to play Scrabble or Chess? Or both? Drop into the Library’s Mainil Room to play with others! Games provided. All ages and skill levels are welcome. No registration required, just come have fun.








Solar Energy on the Coast

Sat Aug 20th, 2-4 pm. In person and on Zoom.


Ever wondered if your house would be suitable for solar panels? Need a quote for solar panel installation, or wondering how long panels would take to pay for themselves? Join us to learn how to determine solar panel suitability for your own house and have all your solar panel questions answered! (Which light bulb uses the most energy? What can a 12v solar panel power?) Presented by the Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association, who will park their fascinating Solar Trailer outside the Library all day.
Free but space is limited; contact the Library to register. Also accessible live on Zoom here.





Book Club

Wed Aug 24th @6:30-7:30 pm. In person and on Zoom.

What have you read this summer that you would recommend? Come discuss your favourite summer reads, then pick up a copy of Tree Thieves for September’s discussion. Looking for a summer read? Check out our Beach Reads Staff Picks. In-person and live via Zoom here.













Film Screening: Painkiller - Inside the Opioid Crisis

Wed Aug 31st @6:30-7:30 pm. In person and on Zoom.

On International Overdose Awareness Day, let’s raise awareness and end stigma. Join us to watch this Telus Health Original documentary about the human story behind the opioid epidemic. Learn what Fentanyl is and how it is affecting Canada. In person and live on Zoom here.







Adult Ongoing Events



New! Monday Meditation Drop-In

Mondays, 10:00 - 11:00 am. In person only.
Monday Morning Meditation
Using traditional Buddhist Dharma psychology to calm the mind and alleviate suffering, facilitator John Thompson will lead guided Dharma meditations for short and long term solutions, and discuss these modalities. No registration required, drop in to any session. No session on Monday August 1st (BC Day Holiday).






Knitting a Community

Tuesdays @ 10:00 am - noon. In person only.


Do you enjoy knitting and/or crocheting with others, and making useful items from donated yarn for local charities? Join our weekly knitting group on Tuesday mornings. Knitters from beginners to experts are welcome. Host: Lynne Dyment. Limited to 12 participants.





New! Welcoming Communities Drop In

Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm. In person only.

Are you a newcomer to Canada? Would you like help getting settled, accessing services, learning skills, making connections in the community, or learning English? Sunshine Coast Welcoming Communities can help! Drop in to any session. For more information, call Kim 604-212-2716 , email, or visit



Tech Help

Thursdays @ 2:00 - 5:00 pm. In person, by appointment only.


Looking for assistance with your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Or with online documents? We can help! Book a 50-minute, one-on-one in-person tech help session. Contact the Library to register. No appointments on Aug 11.









Language Conversation Groups on Zoom

Japanese Every Monday @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Host: Aki Oda

Spanish Every Monday @ 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Host: Ricardo Mondragon

Online only. All levels welcome.








Summer Break for Adult Programs: French Conversation, Writers' Open Mic, Writers' Group, and more author and community events will resume after the summer.



Upcoming Events for Kids and Teens



Summer Reading Club for Kids

Ends Aug 13th.

The BC Summer Reading Club is in full swing, but there’s still time to join in the fun. This is a free literacy program that encourages reading throughout the summer for children age 5-12. This year’s theme is All Together Now a celebration of community and connection. Come to the Gibsons & District Public Library for a reading record to track your reading goals and earn weekly rewards when you meet them! There will be tons of programs for children and youth through the summer as we celebrate reading with the BC Summer Reading Club. For an online reading record check out Check out all our events at the Library, below!




Teen Summer Reading Challenge - Review Contest

Summer Review Contest

Teens - read a book and win money! Have you read a book lately that you loved or hated? Let us know! Write your review here, and you’re entered in a draw to win a $100 London Drugs gift certificate. The more reviews you write the more chances you have of winning! Open to youth age 13-18. Contest ends at 5:30 pm on August 13th.

Need a book recommendation? Email Pippa for a recommendation or check out our recommended reading lists here.





Reading Walk: The Gruffalo

All of August

All was quiet in the deep dark library when…The Gruffalo appeared! Enjoy this self-guided reading walk outside on the library grounds. Follow the signs to read the picture book.












Community Mosaic

All of August.

To celebrate the BC Summer Reading Club and its theme of All Together Now we’re creating a community mosaic using stickers! Come to the library and get your stickers then stick them to the mosaic. The picture will be revealed once we all chip in! All ages welcome.








Lego Builder’s Club

Tuesdays August 2nd & 9th @ 2:00 - 3:00 pm In person only.

Calling all Lego maniacs!

Join us at the library for a theme-based building bonanza. We’ve got tubs of Lego to dive into as you stretch your imagination and meet like-minded kids. Ages 4-18. (Four-year-olds must be accompanied by a registered caregiver.) Free, drop-in.










Drop-In Writing Workshop with Kallie George

Wed Aug 3rd @ 10:00 - 11:00 am. In person only.

Do you love creative writing? Want to talk to a published author? Come to this drop-in writing class with Kallie George! Bring something you’re working or just be ready to learn! Kallie George is a children’s editor, creative writing teacher, and author of a number of children’s books including The Secret Fawn which was recently shortlisted for the 2022 Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize.

For ages 7-18.











Ask Me Anything with Elaine Chen [Online]
Wed August 3rd @2:00 -2:45 pm. Online only.

Elaine Chen is a Vancouver-based painter, illustrator, video game artist, and the 2022 BC Summer Reading Club Artist. Join us for a fun afternoon of drawing and answering your questions! Submit your question at Live on YouTube.










Drop-in Crafting

Thursdays, Aug 4th & 11th @10:30 am - 12:30 pm. In person only.

Join in weekly crafting session. Drop-in and stay as long or as little as you like. Recommended for ages 5+.








Escape Room - Happy Campers

Friday Aug 5th for one hour @ 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, or 3:30 pm. In person only.

This escape room runs all day! Book yourself, your family, or a whole crew of friends for an hour of puzzle solving. Can you solve all the puzzles and break into the box in 60 minutes or less? Sharpen your wits and test your skills in this cooperative escape room challenge.

For ages 7-10. Registration required. Event in Mainil Room










Squamish Stories with Kung Jaadee

Sat Aug 6th @ 10:30 - 11:30 am. In person only. All ages!

In her live storytelling performance, Kung Jaadee will share her telling of Squamish legends popularized by Indigenous activist and poet E. Pauline Johnson’s book, “Legends of Vancouver.” Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy) is a professional storyteller, educator and published author belonging to the X̱aayda (Haida), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) First Nations. Her Haida name, Kung Jaadee, means ‘Moon Woman’ and was presented to her at her great uncle’s memorial feast by her cousin Crystal Robinson. Over the past 28 years, Kung Jaadee has performed traditional Haida legends, while also sharing vivid personal stories about her clan’s survival of the smallpox epidemic, and the history and culture of her people. Registration required. All ages welcome!




Drawing with Elaine Chen (Online)

Wed Aug 10th @ 3:00-4:00 pm. Online only.

Do you love to draw? Want to learn more about drawing and making art for video games? Join us for a one hour workshop with the Summer Reading Club’s artist Elaine Chen.

Elaine Chen is a Vancouver-based painter, illustrator, and video game artist. She’s here to share her drawing skills with you in this hour long workshop on Zoom. For ages 7-12. Registration required.





Movie at the Library - The Bad Guys

Fri Aug 12th @ 2:00 - 3:45 pm. In person only.

It’s too hot! Come inside and cool off with a family friendly movie. Children under 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Popcorn provided. Drop-in, in person only. The Bad Guys, rated PG. 1 hr 40 min.














Dance Party with Mr Doug

Sat Aug 13th @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. In person only.

It’s time to say goodbye to the Summer Reading Club with a crazy dance party! Mr. Doug makes families laugh, sing, and dance. He uses catchy songs, humour, and storytelling to promote kindness, love, and self-worth. Get your dancing shoes on and get a medal for all that reading you’ve been doing! Registration required. All children age 0-18 and their caregivers welcome.

Bring your completed Summer Reading Club reading record to receive a medal. Completed your SRC reading but can’t make this show? Come to the library anytime between August 13th and September 18th with your completed reading record and we’ll give you a medal.









Family Storytime

Thurs Aug 18th @ 10:00 - 10:30 am. In person only.

Celebrate summer with a family storytime! Join us for songs, bounces, and stories for children age 0-5 and their caregivers. Connect with your child and with other families in your community. Recommended age 0-5, siblings welcome.









NEW BOOKs and DVDs at the Library!



What's NEW at the Library?


Looking for something to read or watch? Check out the latest additions to our collection. Find the complete list of new books and DVDs here.





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