Salt Spring Island Public Library

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Poetry Open Mic Chapbook Contest

A chapbook of poetry and visual art. Submission deadline is Dec. 1, 2016

Top Reads

See what the most popular books are at the Salt Spring Library.

Booking of Program Room

The library has a 50-seat program room which is available for the public to use. Please contact admin@saltspringlibrary.com or 250-537-4666 for more information or to book a room. Download the Program Room Rentals Policy and Application.

Booking of 8-seat Meeting Rooms

The library has two 8-seat meeting rooms which are available for the public to use. Please contact info@saltspringlibrary.com or 250-537-4666 for more information or to book a room.

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Upcoming Events

 

Aug
31
Wed
Shut Up And Write
Aug 31 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Meet up with others in the library, and write. This idea originated in San Francisco and has taken Vancouver by storm. SUAW makes writing fun and relaxing. No prompts, exercises, critiquing, lectures, ego, competition or feeling guilty. Work on anything: poetry, novels, short fiction, transcription, analysis, reading, organising your notes – even email. The sessions are 3 hours in length, and we write for 25-minute bursts with breaks, and there are 5 writing sessions during the 3 hours. People report getting a lot done! Everybody is welcome. Co-hosted by author Jane Eaton Hamilton and the Salt Spring Public Library.

This is a fragrence free event.

For further information see the Shut Up And Write Saltspring Island Facebook Page.

Shut Up And Write 2

Sep
1
Thu
Youth Writing Group
Sep 1 @ 15:30 – 17:00

The Salt Spring Island Public Library is excited to welcome back the Youth Writing Group. Facilitated by Camden Jenkins and Nikky McCarvill, the Writing Group offers a relaxed workshop environment for youth to enjoy writing activities and share work in progress.

Writing will cover poetry, stories, and any and all other writing that interests participants. No previous experience or skill level is required.

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Poetry Open Mic
Sep 1 @ 19:00

Join featured poet Nedjo Rogers.

Reader sign-up at 6:45. One poem per reader. Performance poet Nedjo Rogers “has the mark of the true storyteller in that he fully inhabits each character.” (Elizabeth Nolan, Driftwood). His work, which has been published in chapbooks and journals including Sub terrain and Contemporary Verse 2, features a deep commitment to social justice and a fascination with narrative.

Call for Submissions:  Poetry Open Mic Chapbook

Sept Poetry poster

Sep
2
Fri
Elementary Bridge Coaching
Sep 2 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Games Night
Sep 2 @ 18:00 – 21:00
Sep
3
Sat
ToddlerTime
Sep 3 @ 10:30 – 11:00

ToddlerTime is a well-established tradition at the Library, ever since the Library’s move into the new building at the end of 2012. Once a week, parents and tots are invited to join an enthusiastic Library volunteer for 30 minutes of stories, rhymes, and simple activities best suited for children 3 and under.

ToddlerTime, like its companion program, StoryTime, is a great way to nurture literacy in young children. Even before children learn to speak, exposure to narrative patterns like rhyme, rhythm and repetition help them form the cognitive pathways that lead to literacy.

ToddlerTime provides a free, welcoming environment, open to drop-ins and without registration. Salt Spring residents and visitors alike are welcome on the rainbow carpet in the children’s area of the Library.

For more information on the Salt Spring Library and its programs, visit us online at http://saltspring.bc.libraries.coop/, or find us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also contact the Library directly at info@saltspringlibrary.com, or by phone at 250-537-4666.

ToddlerTime Notice Mar Apr 2016

Shut Up And Write
Sep 3 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Meet up with others in the library, and write. This idea originated in San Francisco and has taken Vancouver by storm. SUAW makes writing fun and relaxing. No prompts, exercises, critiquing, lectures, ego, competition or feeling guilty. Work on anything: poetry, novels, short fiction, transcription, analysis, reading, organising your notes – even email. The sessions are 3 hours in length, and we write for 25-minute bursts with breaks, and there are 5 writing sessions during the 3 hours. People report getting a lot done! Everybody is welcome. Co-hosted by author Jane Eaton Hamilton and the Salt Spring Public Library.

This is a fragrence free event.

For further information see the Shut Up And Write Saltspring Island Facebook Page.

Shut Up And Write 2

Climate Stories: Poetry and Science
Sep 3 @ 19:00 – 21:00
Sep
4
Sun
Shut Up And Write
Sep 4 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Meet up with others in the library, and write. This idea originated in San Francisco and has taken Vancouver by storm. SUAW makes writing fun and relaxing. No prompts, exercises, critiquing, lectures, ego, competition or feeling guilty. Work on anything: poetry, novels, short fiction, transcription, analysis, reading, organising your notes – even email. The sessions are 3 hours in length, and we write for 25-minute bursts with breaks, and there are 5 writing sessions during the 3 hours. People report getting a lot done! Everybody is welcome. Co-hosted by author Jane Eaton Hamilton and the Salt Spring Public Library.

This is a fragrence free event.

For further information see the Shut Up And Write Saltspring Island Facebook Page.

Shut Up And Write 2

Sep
5
Mon
Tech Tutoring with Conrad
Sep 5 @ 12:00 – 15:00

iPad, Tablet and eReader Tutoring with Conrad Koke.
Sign-up sheets are found in the Info Desk Programs binder.
Sessions are available every Monday.

Conrad Koke

 

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