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

 

 

 

Summer is here and the library doors are open for you. Come inside to enjoy the cool air and calm atmosphere. There are hundreds of new books on the shelves to enjoy, and dozens of youth programs to sign up for.

 

We are especially pleased to be hosting Jillian Christmas this month for a two-day 'Speak your Truth, Find your Power' workshop and performance for young adults. Jillian is a dynamic and very inspiring person. If you are interested in poetry, rap, spoken word, performing or just have something to say, don't miss this amazing opportunity to learn from her.

 

Lastly, Summer Reading Logs and Challenge Pamphlets are now available. Drop by the library anytime to get yours while they last. They encourage kids to read every day of the summer for a chance to earn a prizes and a reading medal.

 

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.

 


 

July Events

 

 

Knitting a Community

Tuesdays, 10:00 - noon

A weekly drop-in knit and crochet gathering.

 

Writers Group

Tuesday, July 2, 16, 30, 12:30-3:15 pm
Registration required. Call library to sign up.

 

Beginner Bridge Club

Thursdays starting July 4, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

French Conversation

Thursday, July 4 & 18, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Parlez-vous français? Come practice your French!

 

Gibsons Men's Group

Saturdays, July 6 & 20, 10:00 - noon

The Men's Group provides a space for men to get together to better themselves and to support each other emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Men of all ages and backgrounds welcome. Facilitated by Johnny Stork.

 

 

Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia

Wednesday, July 17, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Call 604-984-8348 to register.

 

Repair Cafe

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

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

 

Passing Through: Mountain Paintings & Poems
Book Talk with David Marmorek and Dennis Brown

Wednesday, July 31, 6:00 pm

Join David and Dennis as they share mountain paintings, stories, poems and science, answer questions and have fun!

 

 

 

 

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


 

Young People's Programs

 

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

Registration is required for all programs including drop-ins.

 

Magic + D & D

July 5, 19, 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. These sessions are drop-ins so come to as many as you like.

 

 

 

 

 

Teddy Bear Sleepover & Book Making Session 1

July 11 & 12, 10:30  – noon

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. JULY SESSION IS NOW FULL. SPACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR AUGUST SESSION.

 

 

 

Lego Builders Club

July 13, July 27, Aug. 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 11:15-noon. These sessions are drop-ins so come to as many as you like.

 

 

 

 

Summer Reading Club Family Storytimes

July 13, July 27, Aug. 10, 2:30 – 3:15 pm

 

For ages 4–9

Storytime, songs, and interactive activities for parents and kids to enjoy together. These sessions are drop-ins so come to as many as you like.

 

 

Coding Time

July 15, 29, Aug. 12, 1:30 – 3 pm

 

For ages 10-14

For tech-minded kids who want to learn to code. These sessions are drop-ins so come to as many as you like, but space is limited so register early.

 

 

 

Summer Reading Club Wild Wednesdays

July 17, 31, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Toddler Times

July 18, 25, Aug. 8, 15, 10:30 – 11:30 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.

 

 

 

 

 

Spoken Word Workshop with Jillian Christmas

July 23 & 24, 1 - 3:30 pm

For ages 11-15

For creative young people who have something to say, and who enjoy both writing and performing.Spoken word is a lively combination of rap and rant, poetry and manifesto, often mixed with social commentary.

 

 

 

Spoken Word Performance

July 24, 6:00 –  7:00 pm

 

Recommended for ages 10+.

This performance is open to the public (recommended for 10 +) and will feature Vancouver’s Jillian Christmas, as well as some of the youth participants from her workshop.

 

Please register for all Youth Programs.

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

 

Danielle's Book Picks

 


A Story About Cancer (with a happy ending)
by India Desjardins

Juv Fiction

A tender and graphically-rich tale that takes an honest look at a teenage girl's experience of living through leukemia, her diagnosis, hair loss, hospitalization, needles, friendships, impacts on family, and eventually falling in love.

 

The Fisherman and the Whale
by Jessica Lanan
Picture Book


A wordless picture book about a boy and his fisherman father who manage to save a whale, tangled in nets at sea. The "dreamy and dramatic" images leave you spellbound and somehow feeling more connected to nature.

 

Library News

 

 

Have you checked out our virtual tour?

 

We will be closed on Monday, July 1st.


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