Happy New Year from the Gibsons Library!

Wishing you a year full of happiness, good health and great books! But we have more than just books to jump-start your new year. We have audiobooks, e-books, movies, and online databases to learn everything from accounting to photography. New in early 2019 is Lynda.com, a leading online learning database that helps anyone learn business, technology and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals for 2019. Start off your new year right with 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.


DECEMBER 31: 10 - 4




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.





Podcasting 101
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

Preschool Storytime
Thurs., Jan. 10 - Feb. 28, 11:00 - 12:00
For 2-5 year olds and their caregivers


Intergenerational Knitting

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.

Ongoing Events



Knitting a Community

Mondays & Tuesdays

10 - noon


Japanese Conversation

Mondays, 4 - 5:30 pm


LINUX Networking

Sat., Jan. 5, 1:30 - 3:30 pm


Writers Group

Tuesdays, Jan. 8 & 22

12:30 - 3:15 pm

Call Vicki at 778-458-2580 to register.


French Conversation Thursdays, Jan. 3, 17 & 31

4 - 5:30 pm


Support Group for Caregivers of People Living with Dementia

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

Call 604-984-8348 to register.


Repair Cafe

Sat., Jan. 26, 1-5 pm






Danielle's Book Picks

for Kids


This month's picks are in honour of Family Literacy Week

(Jan. 20 - 26).



These new titles speak for themselves but their short, bullet-style bits of info make them easy for the whole family to enjoy together.


Try making a habit of opening to a random page before dinner, and discuss whatever you find out.



Strong Is The New Pretty
by Kate T. Parker




Guinness World Records 2019



















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