December is typically a busy month no matter how you celebrate the season. So in the coming weeks, the library is offering you plenty of chances to slow down, relax, and savour some unexpected stillness as you sit yourself in a chair and do nothing but listen. The library  is hosting our first ever Seasonal Stories, Cider and Songs event where you can enjoy a performance by local children’s choir, Choralations, sip hot cider, and sink into the good old-fashioned pleasure of being told a story. This is an all-ages event so bring your grandchildren, your neighbour, or even the scrooges on your list. For more information on any Library program or service, drop by the Library, visit our website or call us at 604-886-2130.



DECEMBER 31: 10 - 4






December Special Events


Mudgirls Manifesto Sunshine Coast Book Launch
Sat., Dec. 1, 2:00 pm

Join us for the Sunshine Coast launch of Mudgirls Manifesto: Handbuilt Homes, Handcrafted Lives. Local Mudgirl Amanda-Rae Hergesheimer as well as visiting Mudgirls Clare, Molly, Amber, Rose, Nina, Rosie, Yolande and Anneliese share inspirational stories of building homes--and communities.


So You've Written a Book...Now What?

Wed., Dec. 5, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Come hear our publishing panel of experts as they reveal the process, from editorial to distribution, and discuss the advantages and challenges of both traditional publishing and self-publishing.





Poetry Workshop with Jane Munro

Sat., Dec. 8, 10:30-12:30 pm

Jane Munro teaches a free workshop, "Poetry is Fun," for poets of all levels. Space is limited. Presented in partnership with the Federation of BC Writers, with sponsorship from the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts.





Author reading with Jane Munro

Sat., Dec. 8, 2:00 pm

Join Griffin-Prize winner Jane Munro as she shares poetry and prose of BC's coast. Presented in partnership with the Federation of BC Writers, with sponsorship from the League of Canadian Poets and the Canada Council for the Arts.


Matinee Movie & Conversation: Living is Easy with Eyes Closed/ Vivir Es Facil Con Ojos Cerrados

Tues., Dec. 11, 3:30 pm

Join us for this free matinee screening and stay for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation! All ages. Everyone welcome. Film in Spanish with English subtitles. 108 minutes.
Organized in partnership with GDPL and Sunshine Coast Community Services and Capilano University's Welcoming Communities program.

Watch the trailer.





Young People's Programs





The Fall session of our weekly Storytimes is now over. Thank you for your participation. The next 8-week session will begin on January 9/10 and run through to the end of February.






Tween Book Club Planning Party - What kind of Books & Brownies Club to you want?
Tues., Dec. 4, 3:30 - 5:00 pm


A monthly Book Club for readers in grades 7, 8 & 9 (running Jan. to April 2019). Whoever shows up to the Planning Party will determine what kind of book club we run.  Whoever shows up, gets to decide. Bring a friend and book title suggestions you would like to read.



First LEGO League Robotics Team                    
Wed., Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 3:30 - 5:00 pm


LEGO Robotics 101 was a success with more than 30 participants and 8 volunteer leaders. Selected participants have now been invited to take the next challenge by joining the library's first ever LEGO League Team which will meet for 12 weeks from December to March.



Books and Brownies - Teen Book Club                           
Tues., Dec. 11, 7:00 - 8:30 pm


Reading Autoboyography by Christina Lauren. This will be the last Teen Book Club of the year but new readers (in grades 10 & up) are still welcome. Thanks for all the laughs and great conversation. Drop by soon to pick up a copy of the book.





Dungeons & Dragons Games Night
Fri., Dec. 14, 5:30 - 7:30 pm


This is the last in our 4-part Dungeons & Dragons drop-in games night but new players are still welcome. For grades 5 and up, all playing levels welcome, parents also welcome to join the fun. Thanks to everyone for coming out. There have been nearly 100 players and 8 volunteer DMs.




Seasonal Stories, Cider and Songs                 
Sat. Dec. 15, 2:00 - 3:30 pm


An afternoon of festive calm, in the midst of the season's hectic pace.
Enjoy some stillness as you enjoy a performance by local children's choir Choralations, sip some hot cider, and sink into the good old fashioned pleasure of being told a story. All ages welcome.





Coming up in January:


Intergenerational Knitting
Jan. 8 to Feb. 12, 3:30 - 5:00 pm

For new or experienced knitters in grades 4 and up.
Learn to knit, work on an on-going project in the company of experienced knitters.


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





Coming in January!




Ongoing Events



Knitting a Community

Mondays & Tuesdays

10 - noon


Japanese Conversation

Mondays, 4 - 5:30 pm


LINUX Networking

Sat., Dec. 1

11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Writers Group

Tues., Dec. 4 & 18

1 - 3:30 pm

Call Vicki at 778-458-2580

to register.


French Conversation

Thurs. Dec. 6 & 20

4 - 5:30 pm


Book Club

Wed., Dec.12, 6 - 7pm

Discussing Split Tooth

by Tanya Tagaq.


Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia

Wed., Dec. 19, 1:30-3 pm

Call 604-984-8348 to register.


Repair Cafe

Sat., Dec. 29

1-5 pm






Danielle's Book Picks





The Bearer of Gifts

by Kenneth Steven


My favourite Santa origin story ever. Inspired by the Sami people of Arctic Norway, this is a charmingly illustrated and plausible legend about a simple toy-maker, a bright star, and a very special baby in a stable, who inspired a tradition of joyful giving.



Fireside Stories:

Tales of a Winter's Eve

by Caitlin Matthews


A diverse collection of stories from around the world that express many aspects of the season including the first snow fall, Winter Solstice, and more. Perfect for reading out loud to the whole family - ideally gathered around a fire.






















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