Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? This month features two special events for the aspiring writer. "Come Write In" is a drop-in and write event where you can join over 400,000 participants as they strive to draft a novel in one month! Come to the library for some dedicated novel-writing space, and join your fellow adventurers as they type away. You can finally start that novel you've been dreaming about!

You'll find information and inspiration in this month's Lift Speaker Series topic: Writing Your Life: The Art of Making Connections, focusing on writing as a means of having personal insight into life and relationships. Find your creative inspiration this month at the Gibsons Library!

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






November Special Events



Come Write In!
Fridays, Nov. 2, 9, 23, 30
1:30-5:30 p.m.




November is National Novel Writing Month! (NaNoWriMo)
To help you in your novel-writing quest, the library hosts four “Come Write In!” sessions. Come to the library for some dedicated novel-writing space and type away. Laptops available upon request. Please note this is not an instructor-led event.




Crank Sturgeon in Concert: Explore Noise Musically

Wed., Nov. 7, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


For 25 years, Crank Sturgeon (Matt Anderson) has toured the USA and Europe demonstrating his minimalistic yet bombastic sonic experience. Homemade instruments, amplified springs, packing tape, inflatable shirts and other antics are all part of this wild and interactive performance. With Emma Tomic: Local artist and builder of electronic instruments, Tomic’s performances centre on rhythmic deep-listening experiments using audio/video machines designed and tested in her studio.  



Imprint: A Memoir of Trauma in the Third Generation
Sat., Nov. 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Join us for this book reading and talk with author Claire Sicherman.
Imprint is a profound and courageous exploration of trauma, family, and the importance of breaking silence and telling stories. This book is a fresh and startling combination of history and personal revelation.





Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories
Sat., Nov. 17, 1:30-3:00 p.m.


Join editor Sara Graefe, and contributors andrea bennett, Nicole Breit, Patrice Leung and Terrie Hamazaki as they share stories from this new anthology.

In Swelling with Pride: Queer Conception and Adoption Stories, creative non-fiction writers celebrate LGBTQ2 families and the myriad of ways we embark upon our parenting journeys.






The LIFT Speaker Series: Get Inspired. Learn Stuff.

Fri., Nov. 16, 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Inspirational and educational talks the third Friday of every month.

Theme - Writing Your Life: The Art of Making Connections. Speakers are Sheila Cameron, Mark Cameron and Krystin Clark, local Sunshine Coast authors and entrepreneurs. This month's host  is Johanna Rzepa.



Food Security & International Development in Haiti

Wed., Nov. 21, 6:00 -7:30 pm


Talk & Slideshow with Chris Hergesheimer
A historical and current overview of food security and international development in Haiti.








MUSE: Open Mic at the Library

Wed., Nov. 28, 6:00 p.m.

Come get your 5 minutes of fame with Open Mic at the Library! Songs, stories, poems…anything goes. This month's theme TBD.











Young People's Programs





Bouncing Babies Storytime
Wednesdays in Nov., 10:00 - 11:00
For 0-2 year olds and their caregivers

Preschool Storytime
Thursdays in Nov., 11:00 - 12:00
For 2-5 year olds and their caregivers



Books and Brownies - Teen Book Club
Tues., Nov. 13, 7:00 - 8:30 pm


Discussing The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews.

For readers and brownie-eaters in grade 10 and up. Call the library to let us know you are coming, and drop by soon to pick up a copy of the book.




Lego Robotics 101
Wed., Nov. 14, 21 & 28, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

*Note new dates*


This 3-part introduction to LEGO Robotics is a fun way to learn about building and coding on LEGO Mindstorms. Teams of participants will be challenged each week to build and code a robot that can accomplish set tasks. It is also a prerequisite for joining the library's FIRST LEGO League Team in the winter (Dec. to March). For tech enthusiasts in grades 4-8. Spaces limited. Call the library to reserve a spot in this last session.


Dungeons & Dragons Games Night
Fri., Nov. 16, 5:30 - 7:30 pm


A monthly, after-hours Dungeons and Dragons games night for players in grades 5 and up. All playing levels welcome. Enthusiastic parents also welcome to play along. This monthly D&D games night continues on the 3rd Friday of each month until the end of 2018.




Lego Builders Drop-in
Sat., Nov.  24, 10:30 - 12:00 pm


Stretch your imagination by building something unexpected out of Lego. All ages welcome. Children under 6 should be accompanied by an adult. Creations will be displayed in library all month. Lego Builders club will continue on the last Saturday of each month until the end of 2018.


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


Ongoing Events



Knitting a Community

Mondays & Tuesdays

10 - noon


Japanese Conversation

Mondays, 4 - 5:30 pm


Spanish Conversation

Thurs. Nov. 1, 15, 29

4 - 5:30 pm


Writers Group

Tues., Nov. 6 & 20

1 - 3:30 pm

Call Vicki at 778-458-2580

to register.


Book Club

Wed., Nov. 14, 6 - 7pm

Discussing Warlight

by Michael Ondaatje


French Conversation

Thurs. Nov. 8 & 22

4 - 5:30 pm


LINUX Networking

Sat., Nov. 3

1:30 - 3:30 pm


Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia

Wed., Nov. 21, 1:30-3 pm

Call 604-984-8348 to register.


Repair Cafe

Sat., Nov. 24

1-5 pm






Danielle's Book Picks





With Remembrance Day

on the horizon and growing

unrest in the world, here are

two books that question

and consider war.


The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine
by Akiyuki Nosaka

Juv Fiction



A series of short stories - some touching, some troubling - about what some Japanese people found themselves doing on the day after Hiroshima.





by Nikolai Popov

Juv Picture Book



A wordless picture book

and cautionary tale about a

frog and a mouse, the absurdity

of aggression, and the quickly escalating consequences of violence.

































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