September brings a lot of opportunities for learning and the library is a great place to gain new skills and knowledge. Learn to repair items at our monthly Saturday Repair Cafe, take that next step in your writing with our upcoming writers' workshop, or get the facts on Fentanyl and other drugs at our community information workshop. Whatever interests you, the library has the resources and information to springboard you as far as you want to go.









Tuesday, Sept. 5 & 19, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Writers Group with Vicki Warner


Registration required. Please call Vicki at 778-458-2580.




Thursday, Sept. 7 & 21, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Conversational French




Saturday, Sept. 9, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Linux User Group


Join us for this orientation/networking session on the computer operating system Linux.

Beginner to advanced users welcome.




Tuesday, Sept. 12, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Pro Bono Legal Clinic


Free legal advice.

Pre-registration required. Please call Alick Troup, Legal Services Coordinator, at 604-989-4945




Wednesday, Sept. 13, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
GDPL Book Club




We will discuss The Fortunate Brother by Donna Morrissey.









Thursday, Sept. 14 & 28, 4:00-5:30 pm
Conversational Spanish




Saturday, Sept. 16, 10:30 - 12:30 pm
BC Federation of Writers Event


Get Ready for Prime Time: Writing Workshop with Danika Dinsmore



Wednesday, Sept. 20, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
BC Alzheimers Society Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia




Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Author Event with Elizabeth Rains


Elizabeth will launch her book The Demon in my Blood.




Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Fentanyl Information Session


Fentanyl & Other Drugs: Knowing the Facts

A community forum for everyone who wants accurate information about Fentanyl and other drugs.




Saturday, Sept. 30, 12:30 - 4:30 pm

Repair Cafe


Bring any broken small item, appliance or instrument and work with volunteers to repair it.





Ongoing Weekly Events


Tuesdays, from 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Knitting a Community


Knitters and crocheters of all ages and levels are welcome to attend this free drop in group.



Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Conversational Japanese


All levels.  With facilitator Aki. 
Call the library at 604-886-2130 to register.



Fridays, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Mexican Train Domino Game


Everyone welcome to play this fun, free domino game.




Summer in Review


We had a wonderfully busy and successful summer of activities for kids. We offered 32 days of programming, enjoyed by over 450 participants! Many thanks to the facilitators who lent us their expertise, and to TELUS for helping us purchase 8 new chromebooks on which we offered the digital literacy programs.  Stay tuned to this newsletter for more young people’s programs coming up in the fall.








Children’s Section Renovation Update


We are happy to announce that the new furniture has arrived.  It is colourful and fresh and re-configurable to accommodate different programming needs. New shelving will be installed mid-September which will make it easier for young children to find books independently, and provide more space for older kids to gather and unwind. Please drop by and let us know what you think of the changes. We will host a celebration in October to thank everyone who donated toward the renovation.











With all these changes going on, our Bouncing Babies and Preschool Storytimes will be starting in October this year.  Storytimes are free, weekly, drop-in programs where children and their care-givers can enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and games together.  Tea and a light snack are also provided.



Preschool Storytime (for 2-5 year olds and their caregiver); Wednesdays starting Oct. 4; 11 am – 12 noon


Bouncing Babies (for 0-2 year olds and their caregiver); Thursdays starting Oct. 5; 10 am – 11 am





Kids love Tumblebooks, our online animated, talking picture books collection!












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