January Special Events
Book Reading: The Heart of the World, by Jim Christy
Wed., Jan. 9, 6:00 pm
Join local author and artist Jim Christy for the launch of his 37th book, The Heart of the World.
Creative Non-fiction Workshop
No Words: Writing Through Loss
Saturday, January 12, 10:30-12:30
Join Lesley Buxton, award-winning author of One Strong Girl: Surviving the Unimaginable--a Mother’s Memoir,
for this free workshop.
Space is limited, so sign up by calling the library.
Author Reading: One Strong Girl, by Lesley Buxton
Saturday, January 12, 2 pm
Visiting award-winning author Lesley Buxton reads from her new book, One Strong Girl: Surviving the Unimaginable--a Mother’s Memoir.
Book reading & slideshow: The Stranger on the Ice
by Bernadette Calonego
Wednesday, January 16, 6 pm
Join local author and international crime writer Bernadette Calonego as she reads from her newest book, The Stranger on the Ice and shares a slideshow of the Ice Road, Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, where the murder mystery is set.
Writing and Reading the Mystery Novel
Thursday, January 17, 1:30 pm
With mystery author Marion Crook and avid mystery reader Pam Fairweather.
We'll discuss what makes a mystery and how to set about writing one.
The LIFT Speaker Series: Get Inspired. Learn Stuff
Friday, January 18, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
January theme: The Message of Stress: Don’t Just Cope, Thrive.
With host Stephen Sell and presenters Sandy Wrightman, Sarah Daigneault, and Eddie Berinstein.
Saturday, January 19, 2 pm
Learn how to podcast, from recording to distribution.
With broadcaster and journalist Sean Eckford.
MUSE: Open Mic at the Library
Wednesday, January 30, 6-7:30 pm
This month’s theme: “Unconventional Wisdom.”
With host: PJ Reece.
LGBTQ2 + Allies Youth Group
Friday, January 25, 6-8:30 pm
Help us celebrate queer love—create your own Valentine’s art cards for display in the library. In partnership with Sunday in the Park with Pride Society. For ages 12-24.
Young People's Programs
Storytimes are Back!
Bouncing Babies Storytime
Wed., Jan. 9 - Feb. 27, 10:00 - 11:00
For 0-2 year olds and their caregivers
Thurs., Jan. 10 - Feb. 28, 11:00 - 12:00
For 2-5 year olds and their caregivers
Tuesdays, Jan. 8 - Feb. 12, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Learn to knit or crochet a Valentine's Day gift for someone. All materials and instruction provided. Space is limited so register early. For grades 3 and up.
Books and Brownies - Tween Book Club
Tues. Jan. 8, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Books & Brownies Tween Book Club for grades 6, 7 & 8 is back! We're discussing Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis and deciding which titles to read next. So bring your suggestions. Copies of current book available at the front desk.
First LEGO League Robotics Team
Wednesdays, Jan. 16 - Mar. 13, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
The library's First LEGO League Robotics Team has now been formed and will resume meeting on Wednesday, January 16.
Celebrate Family Literacy Day with Charlotte and Matt Diamond
Fri., Jan. 25 at the Roberts Creek Hall
Location: Roberts Creek Hall
Two concert times: 11 am and 4 pm.
Free admission, but pre-registration required: share-there.com.
A Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition Event sunshinecoastliteracy.org
Story-making Fun for Family Literacy Week
Sat., Jan. 26, 10:00 - 3:00 pm
Drop in any time between 10 and 3 to create a fun and easy story together. All materials and instruction provided for this self-directed activity. All ages.
Please register for all events by calling the library at 604.886.2130.