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Upcoming Events


Faces exhibit by Draw the Line Art Collective
Mar 2 @ 10:00 – Mar 29 @ 17:00

(Art) “Draw the Line Art Collective” presents “Faces” paintings and drawings by artists dedicated to recording images of Salt Spring folk.  Art exhibit at the library March 2-29, Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm in the community program room (when not in use). Art reception Thursday, March 7, 2:30-4PM.

Faces - Draw the Line Art Collective

Tween Crafternoon
Mar 18 @ 13:30 – Mar 22 @ 16:30

Monday to Friday, March 18-22, 1:30-4:30, ages 10-13

Do you love arts and crafts, and want to learn some next-level skills from professional artisans? Join us for Tween Crafternoon, and learn a new skill each day. All materials are provided free of charge; participants go home with a completed project each day.

Monday: Quilting with Stitch Dimension Quilt Guild
Tuesday: Basketry with Salt Spring Basketry Guild
Wednesday: Fabric Dyeing with Jennifer LaFlamme
Thursday: Printmaking with printmakers from Salt Spring Painters Guild
Friday: Knitting with Rebecca Zynomirski

Spring Break Tweens 2019

Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 13:00
Bridge Club
Mar 20 @ 12:45 – 16:00

Every Wednesday afternoon in the program room from 12:45 pm – 4 pm.

Drop-ins welcome.

Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins
Mar 21 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Library’s Annual General Meeting
Mar 21 @ 15:30

The Library’s Annual General Meeting will be held in the program room. All active library cardholders are welcome to attend.

Grizzly Bear Conservation in BC
Mar 21 @ 19:00

Dr. Michael Proctor, Grizzly Bear Ecologist, completed his PhD (2003) on Grizzly Bear Ecology. He is an independent research scientist and lead researcher for the Trans-border Grizzly Bear Project in southern BC. Michael works to inform conservation problems and solutions related to bears and large carnivores. He focuses on small threatened populations requiring higher conservation attention including: population recovery, human-bear conflict reduction, community-based conservation, landscape genetics, population fragmentation, connectivity and management, habitat use, bottom-up-top-down population dynamics, demographics, and trend monitoring. He has spent his 20+ year career integrating and implementing conservation solutions to real world conservation problems including managing people and bears.

Co-sponsored by SS Trail & Nature Club.

Elementary Bridge Coaching
Mar 22 @ 10:00 – 12:00
John Dominic Crossan: How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian
Mar 22 @ 16:30 – 18:00

(Book Launch) John Dominic Crossan, How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian: Struggling with Divine Violence from Genesis through Revelation. Crossan shows scripture’s two conflicting visions of Jesus and God, one of a loving God, and one of a vengeful God, and explains how to understand these passages. Crossan, professor emeritus at DePaul University, is widely regarded as the foremost historical Jesus scholar of our time. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Historical Jesus, How to Read the Bible and Still Be a Christian, God and Empire, Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography, The Greatest Prayer, The Last Week, and The Power of Parable.

John Crossan Bible 2019

Games Night
Mar 22 @ 18:30

Our weekly drop-in games night is a great chance to  meet up with friends over a board game.  Play an old favourite or try your hand at a new game!


Games at the library2015


New and Noteworthy

Museum Passes

The library is offering free one-week passes to the Robert Bateman Centre and Royal BC Museum and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

New Items at the Library

Check out our newest additions to the library catalogue.

Booking of Program Room

The library has a 86-seat program room which is available for the public to use. Please contact or 250-537-4666 for more information or to book a room. Download the Program Room 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 or 250-537-4666 for more information or to book a room.




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