Highlights

New and Noteworthy

Indigenous Mural Project

Follow our picture gallery as Indigenous youth artists and Quw’utsun artist Charlene Johnny create a new mural on the Library’s side wall.

New Library databases

Check out our new databases:
Kanopy –  streaming movies
LinkedIn Learning – video courses
Tumblebooks – books for Kids

Visiting Library Service

Our volunteers can drop off library materials outside your home if you do not have the ability to access online books and databases. Call: 250-537-4666 or email.


Teens

Volunteer Opportunities

Join our teen volunteer program.

Teen Programs

Info about our teen programs including our Teen Book Club and Youth Writers Group.

Teen Blog

For book, music, and movie reviews, opinion pieces, listicles, and teen program updates.

 

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Upcoming Events

 

Dec
7
Tue
Art: Avril Kirby
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm

Join us in the library program room to hear artist Avril Kirby speak about her exhibit “Conversations with Thomas”.

Artist Talk: Tuesday, December 7th, 2PM
Art Exhibit: December 1-30

“Conversations with Thomas” is an ongoing project exploring what happens when art and photography meet and melt together with a two-century, two-continent gap between great, great, great grandfather, Thomas Hastings and great, great, great granddaughter, Avril Kirby.
The show will be available to view in the Community Program Room when not in use. 

Vaccine card and mask required.

Spanish Conversation
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
8
Wed
Bridge
Dec 8 @ 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Wednesday Bridge, 12:45pm-4:15pm Wednesdays.

Vaccine Card and mask mandatory.

Check Mates: Teen Chess Club
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Check us out!

Meet up with the club and a local chess instructor every other Wednesday evening, 6pm to 7pm via Zoom to learn, practice, play and have fun.
Alternate Wednesdays, we meet 6pm- 7pm at Chesskid.com
Open to youth age 12-18. All skill and experience levels welcome

Contact Teen Coordinator, Amy, at atrepanier@saltspringlibrary.com or (250) 537-4666 to register.
*Club Logo design by local teen, Max Wild.

 

Dec
10
Fri
Hackergal Day
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Meet and ask live questions to an inspiring online panel of women who are breaking down gender stereotypes in technology, alongside fellow hackergals.

StoryWalk
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm

What’s a StoryWalk?

StoryWalk® is a self-guided supported-activity that allows children and adults to enjoy reading and outdoor activity at the same time. Every weekend, laminated pages from a children’s book is attached to signs, These signs are then sequentially installed from the front of the Library, down the street, then though Mouat Park toward the Rainbow Road Pool. As you stroll down the trail, a story unfolds.

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! ​ StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

If you have questions or comments about the StoryWalk, lease feel free to contact jwagner@saltspringlibrary.com.

 

Tech Tutoring with Peter
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Library offers free tech tutoring to library patrons, with 3 timeslots available. These 50 minute, one-on-one sessions take place in a library meeting room with a library volunteer skilled in tech issues including Windows, Mac, iPads, eReaders, Tablets, OverDrive/Libby and more.

Peter: Fridays, with tutorials scheduled at 11:00 am, 12:00, and 1:00 pm.

It is important to know:

  1. You must have a current SSIPL card to sign up for tech tutoring.
  2. You must sign up in advance for tech tutoring.
  3. Proof of vaccination is required.
  4. You may sign up for a maximum of two tech-tutoring sessions per calendar year. This allows more patrons to take advantage of this popular library service.

You can sign up for a tech tutoring session in person at the Library Information Desk or by calling the library at 250-537-4666, ext. 222.
When you sign up, you will be asked to provide:

  1. Library card number
  2. Contact information
  3. Tutoring topic of interest

Please remember to bring the following items for your tech tutoring session:

  1. List of issues to be covered during the session.
  2. Device, e.g., laptop, tablet, e-reader, AND the correct power cable.
  3. Passwords for all email accounts.
  4. Library card and account password if you have one.
  5. Adobe ID password if you have one.
  6. Any signup and password information that allows for new Microsoft apps.
Dec
13
Mon
Tech Tutoring with Conrad
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Conrad (Mac devices): Mondays, with tutorials scheduled at 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00 pm.

It is important to know:

  1. You must have a current SSIPL card to sign up for tech tutoring.
  2. You must sign up in advance for tech tutoring.
  3. Proof of vaccination is required.
  4. You may sign up for a maximum of two tech-tutoring sessions per calendar year. This allows more patrons to take advantage of this popular library service.

You can sign up for a tech tutoring session in person at the Library Information Desk or by calling the library at 250-537-4666, ext. 222.

When you sign up, you will be asked to provide:

  1. Library card number
  2. Contact information
  3. Tutoring topic of interest

Please remember to bring the following items for your tech tutoring session:

  1. List of issues to be covered during the session.
  2. Device, e.g., laptop, tablet, e-reader, AND the correct power cable.
  3. Passwords for all email accounts.
  4. Library card and account password if you have one.
  5. Adobe ID password if you have one.
  6. Any signup and password information that allows for new Microsoft apps.
Dec
14
Tue
Spanish Conversation
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dec
15
Wed
Bridge
Dec 15 @ 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Wednesday Bridge, 12:45pm-4:15pm Wednesdays.

Vaccine Card and mask mandatory.

Check Mates: Teen Chess Club
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Check us out!

Meet up with the club and a local chess instructor every other Wednesday evening, 6pm to 7pm via Zoom to learn, practice, play and have fun.
Alternate Wednesdays, we meet 6pm- 7pm at Chesskid.com
Open to youth age 12-18. All skill and experience levels welcome

Contact Teen Coordinator, Amy, at atrepanier@saltspringlibrary.com or (250) 537-4666 to register.
*Club Logo design by local teen, Max Wild.

 

Dec
17
Fri
StoryWalk
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm

What’s a StoryWalk?

StoryWalk® is a self-guided supported-activity that allows children and adults to enjoy reading and outdoor activity at the same time. Every weekend, laminated pages from a children’s book is attached to signs, These signs are then sequentially installed from the front of the Library, down the street, then though Mouat Park toward the Rainbow Road Pool. As you stroll down the trail, a story unfolds.

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! ​ StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

If you have questions or comments about the StoryWalk, lease feel free to contact jwagner@saltspringlibrary.com.

 

 

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