As the days get shorter, and the temperatures cooler, we have more opportunities for quiet and moments of reflection. The library always has great new print and digital books, films, magazines and audiobooks to meet your diverse tastes and interests. If you are ever looking for something that is not in our collection, please let us know as we can bring materials in from other libraries or will consider purchasing them for GDPL.

In this turbulent world, we all have different ways of finding peace within our lives and fostering peace in the world. In honour of Remembrance day, one of the many events planned this month at the library is origami crane making. The paper crane became a symbol of peace when Sadako Sasaki folded more than a thousand after developing leukemia from the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

There is always a robust event calendar at the library; we encourage you to come to one of our regular programs or events to explore the world of culture, knowledge and ideas.

Hope to see you at the library,




Upcoming Adult Special Events



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



NPower IT Training – Info Session

Wednesday, November 2 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Zoom only

Looking to become skilled and find employment in the technology sector? Are you 18+, unemployed/underemployed and facing financial barriers? NPower Canada can help! They offer free virtual, three-month IT certification programs along with career support and placement assistance for graduates. You can start training to become a Junior IT Analyst as soon as November 7, 2022, or as a Junior Data Analyst, in January 2023. Take that first step to jumpstart your career!

Join our live virtual info sessions to learn more—offered via Zoom here (Nov 2) or here (Dec 14).

For further details or to apply for a program, visit or email




Writers' Open Mic Night

Wednesday, November 2 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Calling all novelists, fiction writers, memoirists, poets, spoken word artists, songwriters, etc! Your writing deserves to be shared. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month to enjoy sharing and hearing original works (5 min max). For more information, email Lise:

Accessible via Zoom here.







Author Event: Cathalynn LaBonte-Smith

Saturday, November 5 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Rescue Me: Behind the Scenes of Search and Rescue

Local author Cathalynn Labonté-Smith shares real-life stories of volunteer Search and Rescue team members, who find the lost and rescue the injured in extreme conditions. A leashed SAR working dog will join the reading.

Free but space is limited; contact the Library to register. Also accessible live on Zoom here.







Guitar Concert – Bradley Wells

Wednesday, November 9 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Local musician Bradley Wells will treat us to an exquisite hour of Spanish-influenced flamenco and classical guitar music, with some classic rock covers. Born in St. John’s Newfoundland, Bradley grew up between both coasts before settling in Gibsons, BC. At the age of 19 he started teaching himself how to play guitar, and has been working hard at it for over a decade. His unique, exotic and easy-listening style is very much his own. You can often find Bradley playing at local gatherings and open mic events. Follow Bradley on Instagram @nylonstringtheory

Free but space is limited; contact the Library to register. Also accessible live on Zoom here.




Book Club: Astra by Cedar Bowers

Wednesday, November 23 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

A hit at this summer’s Festival of the Written Arts, BC author Cedar Bowers’ beguiling debut novel Astra reveals one woman, as seen through the eyes of ten people over a lifetime.

Ask at the Library Checkout Desk for a special book club copy. In-person space is limited: contact the Library to register. Also accessible live on Zoom here.








Author Performance: Kristina Olsen

Saturday, November 26 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Vancouver/Venice, California author, songwriter and musician Kristina share stories and songs from her e-book/CD They Paid Us in Tub Time: Stories & Songs of a Songstress Troubadour. This modern, madcap musical memoir/travelogue recounts her life from her childhood in Haight-Ashbury, California in the wild ’60’s, to her touring the world as a professional musician. They Paid Us in Tub Time (an extremely strange gig and form of payment!) takes us from tasting tropical bugs, to a fabulous fling in Scotland, her Jeep’s breakdown in a remote corner of Mexico, and tender, moving tales of love.

Free but space is limited; contact the
Library to register. Also accessible live on Zoom here.




Readers’ Open Mic

Wednesday, November 30 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Do you love to read aloud with expression, or listen to someone reading? Read or perform a poem, story, essay, or song – your own work, or anyone else’s. (4 min max) Every month, you’re encouraged to pick a piece that resonates with the theme. November's (optional) theme is “Time and Memory.”

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.




Adult Ongoing Events




Monday Meditation Drop-In

Mondays @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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. In person only. No session on Monday Oct 10 - Thanksgiving







Japanese Conversation Group

Mondays on ZOOM ONLY @1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you curious about the Japanese language and culture? Join our weekly Japanese Conversation Group on Zoom. We meet every Monday from 1pm–2pm. All levels welcomed. Zoom Link










French Conversation Group

Mondays @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Do you wish you could practice your French with other friendly French language learners? Join our weekly French Conversation Group! Facilitator: Celine Palmer.

In-person only.









Knitting a Community

Tuesdays @ 10:00 AM - noon

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. Limited to 12 participants. Host: Lynne Dyment.

In-person only.






Welcoming Communities Drop In

Fridays @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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. In person only. For more information, call Lea 604-212-2716 , email, or visit




Writers' Group

November, Nov 9 & 23 @ 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Writers' Group is back! Come join your fellow writers in reading your own and critiquing each others’ work. No writing instruction offered, just helpful feedback in a friendly and constructive environment. Everyone welcome to attend any session. Limited to 8 participants. To register, please contact the library. In person only. Facilitator: Vicki Warner







Tech Help

Thursdays @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Looking for assistance with your smartphone, tablet or laptop? Or with online documents? We can help! Book a 30-minute, one-on-one in-person tech help session. Contact the Library to register.

In person, by appointment only.








Upcoming Events for Kids and Teens



Books for BC Babies

Do you have a new baby? The library has a free gift for you to kick start your baby’s love of reading. The Books for BC Babies bag includes a sturdy children’s board book selected by librarians, a download code of children’s songs, a welcome letter, a list of recommended reads, and library and community information. Come to the library to pick up your free gift today! Thank you to the Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition for funding this program.






Volunteer Dungeon Masters Wanted

We need you! Do you love Dungeons & Dragons? Want to support kids eager to learn the game? Come volunteer as a Dungeon Master (DM)! The library would love to run weekly D&D sessions in November and December but we need your help to do so. Open to adults, teens, and kids 11+. Contact Pippa at to volunteer








Teen Book Recs

Read and review new teen books for community service hours…and get library famous! Pick a book from the new young adult (YA) collection, read it, and then review it for 2 community service hours. Find the review template here. Your review will be posted on Instagram - instant fame!








Family Storytime

Thursdays @ 10:30 - 11:00 AM


Join us for songs, bounces, and stories for children age 0-5 and their caregivers. Connect with your child and with families in your community.

For children age 0-5 and their caregivers
Event in Mainil Room
Free, drop-in program










Dungeons & Dragons

Tuesdays, November 1st - December 20th @ 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Do you like 20 sided dice? Want to meet kids who love D&D? This program is for you! Our volunteer DM will guide the party as you build your character and seek out adventure.

Every Tuesday until December 20 @ 3:30 – 5:00

For ages 9-13

Event in Mainil Room

Registration required for all 3 sessions






Teen Book Club

Wednesday, November 2 @ 3:30 - 4:15

Join the Teen Book Club to read good books and eat good snacks!

This month we’re reading Pulitzer and National Book Award Winner Last Night at the Telegraph Club. Malinda Lo’s book takes us to 1950s America, a volatile place for two girls in love. Red-scare paranoia threatens everyone, including the Chinese American protagonist Lily. Will her love ever see the light of day?

For teens age 13-18
Registration required
Books available at the circulation desk





Meet the Author: Jennifer Nielsen (Virtual)

Thursday, November 3 @ 9:30 - 10:30 AM & 10:45 - 11:45 AM

9:30am session (for grade 4-5):

10:45am session (for grade 6-8):


Join Jennifer Nielsen author of Lines of Courage for a glimpse inside her world, her imagination, and her process from first idea to finished novel. This is a live interview on YouTube. Comments will be turned on for questions and moderated by library staff. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Jennifer Nielsen is an American author known primarily for young adult fiction. Her works include the Ascendance Series, Behind Enemy Lines (one of the books in the Infinity Ring series), The Mark of the Thief, A Night Divided, and the Underworld Chronicles.




Lego Builders Club
Saturday, November 5 @ 10:30 – 12:00

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. Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

For ages 4-18
Event in Mainil Room
Free, drop-in program

Next Lego sessions are: Saturday, December 10th.







Bouncing Babies

Starts November 9

Wednesdays @ 10:30 - 11:00 AM


Starting November 9th we have rhymes, songs, bounces, and stories for caregivers and their babies. Recommended for newborns to 18 months.

Every Wednesday at 10:30 am, starting November 9th.










Origami Cranes for Peace

Wednesday, November 9 @ 3:30 - 4:15 PM

Learn to fold an origami crane. The paper crane became a symbol of peace when Sadako Sasaki folded more than a thousand after developing leukemia from the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Recommended for children age 7+

Event in Mainil Room






Movie at the Library: Abominable

Thursday, November 10 @ 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Abominable is a heartwarming animated adventure about Yi (voiced by Chloe Bennet), an introverted Shanghai teen who discovers a yeti on the roof of her apartment building and embarks on a journey with two friends to return him home to Mount Everest. Popcorn provided.

Rated PG, 137 minutes, 2019.







Meet the Author: Peter Brown (Virtual)

Tuesday, November 15 @ 9:30 - 10:15 & 10:45 - 11:30

9:30am session (for K – grade 3):

10:45am session (for grade 4+):

Join us for a presentation with Peter Brown, award-winning author and illustrator. Mr. Brown will show how he progressed from being a child who loved to write and draw, to being a professional author and artist. He will talk about his writing process, read his latest book and do a brief drawing demonstration. This is a live interview on YouTube. Comments will be turned on for questions and moderated by library staff. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Peter Brown is an American writer and illustrator who is best known for children’s picture books. He won a Caldecott Honor in 2013 for his illustration of Creepy Carrots!




Queer Youth Drop-In
Wednesday, November 16 @ 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Come hang out, watch a movie, craft, eat snacks, and find your people! This is a drop-in event so no registration is required. For youth age 12-18. Snacks provided. Next drop-in is December 21st.

For ages 12-18

Event in Mainil Room








Meet the Author: Christian McKay Heidicker (Virtual)

Thursday, November 17 @ 9:30 - 10:15 AM & 10:45 - 11:30 AM

9:30 session:

10:45 session:

Join Christian McKay Heidicker author of the middle-grade hit and Newbery Honor-winning Scary Stories for Young Foxes for a creative discussion about his work and life as an artist. This is a live interview on YouTube. Comments will be turned on for questions and moderated by library staff. ASL interpretation will be provided.

Christian McKay Heidicker reads and writes and drinks tea. His cat, Lucifer Morningstar, keeps the demons out of his apartment, while his other cat, Rorschach, keeps dragging them back in. Christian is the author of the Newbery Honor-winning Scary Stories for Young Foxes and its companion SSFYF: The City, as well as the Thieves of Weirdwood trilogy, Cure for the Common Universe, and Attack of the 50 Foot Wallflower. He lives by a graveyard in Salt Lake City, Utah.




Tween Book Club

Wednesday, November 23rd @ 3:30 - 4:15 PM

This is the book that started it all! We’re going back to the beginning with Erin Hunter’s epic series with Warriors: Into the Wild. Four clans of wild cats have lived by the warrior code laid down by their ancestors. But as one clan grows stronger and mysterious deaths crop up will an ordinary housecat bring balance back to the land?

For ages 9-12

Registration required

Books available at the circulation desk, ebooks and e-audiobooks available via library catalogue




Escape Room: Dr. Johnson’s Lab Zombie Apocalypse

Saturday, November 26th @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Work together to find the clues, solve the puzzles, and open the locks before the zombie apocalypse!

For ages 10-14

Registration required









Teen Advisory Group (TAG)

Wednesday, November 30th @ 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Looking for volunteer hours? Have an idea for an event for teens? Share your ideas with the Teen Advisory Group! Have fun and gain community service hours all at the same time. Open to youth age 13-18 living between Port Mellon and Roberts Creek. To apply online or find out more about TAG check out website here.

Did I mention there will be snacks?






Next Month:



Teen Book Club

Wednesday, December 7th @ 3:30 - 4:15 PM

A decadent and darkly enchanting YA fantasy, set against the backdrop of a Belle Époque-inspired hotel, follows seventeen-year-old Jani as she uncovers the deeply disturbing secrets of the legendary Hotel Magnifique. Come gush or rant and eat snacks!

For ages 13-18

Registration required

Books available at the circulation desk, ebooks and e-audiobooks available via library catalogue



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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