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




Summer is nearly here and once again, the library is offering a fleet of free programs to inspire young minds and imaginations. We have added something for families and pre-schoolers, and are excited by the line-up of talented instructors who will be sharing their skills, thanks in part to funding provided by Telus and the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.


We are also pleased to be introducing a new twist on the Summer Reading Club that we hope will be a fun, summer-long reading challenge for the whole family. Find out more about all the programs and how to volunteer as a youth leader, below. On-line registration opens June 17th.

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


The library will be closed on Tuesday, June 4th for our annual inventory day.


June Events



Knitting a Community

Mondays & Tuesdays, 10:00 - noon

No knitting group on Tues., June 4

A weekly drop-in knit and crochet gathering.


Japanese Conversation

Mondays,  4:00 - 5:30 pm

Come practice your Japanese every Monday.


Library Closed

Tuesday, June 4

The library will be closed on Tuesday, June 4th for our annual inventory and clean up of the collection.






Triumph: A Journey of Healing from Incest

Wednesday, June 5, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Join us for the launch of the second edition of Triumph, the best-selling book from Trysh Ashby-Rolls. 








French Conversation

Thursday, June 6 & 20, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Parlez-vous français? Come practice your French!


Read Out Loud

Saturday, June 8, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Join us for the 5th Annual Read Out Loud, a queer literary salon featuring readings from both emerging and critically acclaimed writers! With readings from Ahmad Danny Ramadan, Denise Brown and more!




Book Club

Wednesday, June 12, 6:00 - 7:00 pm

GDPL Book Club discusses Moccasin Square Gardens by Richard Van Camp. New members welcome!








Men's Group

Saturday, June 15, 10:30-11:30 am

Interested in being part of a men's group? Johnny Stork hosts this "input session" to gauge interest in a men's group in the vein of ManKind Project, possible format and focus. Men only.





Jazz Week: Music at the Library

Saturday, June 15, 11 am-12:30 pm

In anticipation of the Gibsons Jazz Festival, the library hosts musical duo Double Treble, featuring Heidi and Bud Kurz.







Writers Group

Tuesday, June 18, 12:30-3:15 pm
Registration required. Call library to sign up.


Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia

Wednesday, June 19, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Call 604-984-8348 to register.


Soirée culturelle Franco-Fête! French Culture Night
Wednesday, June 19, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Poetry, readings, song and more at this French language-only open mic. Sign up to present by calling the library at 604.886.2130.




Joseph A. Dandurand Events at National Indigenous Peoples Day Sechelt Nation Cultural Crawl

Saturday, June 22

11:00 - Noon

Reading with Kwantlen poet, playwright and storyteller Joseph A. Dandurand.LOCATION: in the tipi outside Sechelt Nation Community Hall


1:00 - 2:30 pm

Share Your Gift: Writing Workshop with Joseph A. Dandurand.For anyone who writes—or wants to write. Learn to share your gift. All genres welcome. LOCATION: in the tipi outside Sechelt Nation Community Hall




Chronic Pain Self-Management

Fridays until June 28, 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Chronic Pain Self-Management course for adults with ongoing chronic pain. Instructor: Louise Rolland. Family/friends welcome. Register: 604.940.1273.





Repair Cafe

Saturday, June 29, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

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


MUSE: Open Mic

Wednesday, June 26, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

This month’s theme: Pride! Share 5 minutes of prose and poetry celebrating LGBTQ2 people, arts and culture. All ages.




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


Young People's Programs



Summer Programs Registration Opens
Monday June 17

We are pleased to be introducing a new on-line registration system this year. Starting June 17th, you can register online for dozens of free summer programs for kids ages 2 to 18. See our full list of summer fun programs below.




Volunteer Youth Leader Training
Saturday June 22
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

For enthusiastic and responsible leaders (ages 12-18) who want to help lead Summer Reading Club events this summer. This training day is a requirement for being a Volunteer Youth Leader. Please call the library in advance, so that we know how many people to buy pizza for.


SRC Launch Party and Puppet Show
Saturday June 22
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watch professional puppeteer, puppet builder and director Kris Freerackers perform a brand new show to help launch this year's Summer Reading Club. Kris says; "There is magic in the way simple bits of cloth or wood, moved around by careful hands and breathed upon with word or song, become living creatures before our eyes." Come experience the magic and set your imagination free. All ages welcome.





2019 Summer Programs


All ages

June 22: Summer Reading Club Launch with puppeteer Kris Fleerackers, 11 - 12 pm                              

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


Toddlers to Primary

July 11 & 12: Teddy Bear Sleepover & Book Making (Session 1), 10:30 - 12 pm (ages 4-8) Note: Teddy Bears to be dropped off at the library for their sleepover on Wed. July 10 b/w 4 – 5:30 pm

July 13, July 27, &/or Aug. 10: Lego Builders Club, 10:30 – 11:15 pm (ages 2–7 with adult)

July 13, July 27, &/or Aug. 10 Family Storytimes, 2:30 – 3:15 pm (ages 4–9) 

July 17, 31, &/or Aug. 14: Wild Wednesdays, 10:30 - 12 pm (ages 6-10)

July 18, July 25, Aug. 8, &/or 15: Toddler Time, 10:30 – 11:30 am (ages 1.5 - 4 with caregiver)

Aug. 1 & 2: Teddy Bear Sleepover & Book Making (Session 2), 10:30 - 12 pm (ages 4-8) Note: Teddy Bears to be dropped off at the library for their sleepover on Wed. July 31 b/w 4 – 5:30 pm


Intermediate and up

June 22: Volunteer Youth Leader Training, 10 – 3.30 pm (ages 12-18) 

July 5, 19, Aug. 2, &/or Aug 16: Magic + D & D (self-directed), 1 – 3:30 pm (ages 10-16)

July 13, July 27, &/or Aug. 10: Lego Builders Club, 11:15 - 12 pm (ages 8 – 12)

July 15, July 29, &/or Aug. 12: Coding Time, 1:30 – 3 pm (ages 10-14)

July 23 & 24: Spoken Word with Vancouver’s Jillian Christmas, 1 - 3:30 pm (ages 11-15)

July 24: Spoken Word Performance featuring youth and Jillian Christmas, 6 – 7 pm (ages 10 & up)

Aug. 6, 7 & 8: Puppet-making & Make-Believe with Kris Fleerackers, 1 - 3:30 pm (ages 9-12)

Aug. 29: Claymation Commotion with REEL Youth, 10:30 – 4:30 pm (ages 11-15)





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



Danielle's Book Picks



Spend it! by Cinders McLeod

A funny picture book that teaches kids how to spend their allowance money wisely.




The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid

by Colin Meloy

A satisfyingly juvenile novel about a diplomat's son who is bored and often ignored, set in Marseilles, France in the 50s. The book tells of how he befriends and slowly joins the ranks of a highly savvy mob of pick-pockets, before being forced to choose where his allegiances truly lie.



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