Salt Spring Island Public Library

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Summer Reading Club

A drop-in program, with crafts, games and fun! Every Wednesday from 10am to 11am in the Children’s area.

Royal BC Museum and Art Gallery Passes

Free one-week loan with your library card.

Booking of Program Room

The library has a 50-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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Talking picture books available online!



Upcoming Events


StoryTime in the Park
Jul 29 @ 12:30
Tech Tutoring with Conrad
Jul 31 @ 12:00 – 14:00

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

Summer Reading Club
Aug 2 @ 10:00 – 11:00

Summer Reading Club General Poster 2017Sign up in person at the Library information desk and receive a 2017 Reading Club booklet to keep track of your reading!

Every Wednesday July 5th, 26th, Aug 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 10am to 11am in the Children’s area.

This is a drop-in program, with crafts, games and fun! Free and no pre-registration is required. Come back each week for a different fun-filled theme!

Sign up opens June 15th.

Bridge Club
Aug 2 @ 12:30 – 16:00

Every Wednesday afternoon in the program room from 1 pm – 2 pm.

Deena Metzger
Aug 2 @ 19:00

Deena Metzger presents A Rain of Night Birds

deena metzgerPerhaps never before in the history of humankind has the disparity between Indigenous mind and Western mind been more on the pulse of what we must pay attention to in order to insure our survival. Deena Metzger has written a novel in which two people, who are from each side of this polarity, begin a loving relationship. Sandra Birdswell is a student of climatology with an uncanny ability to sense weather events. Her mother, who died in childbirth, is a mystery to her. Her father, John, is a Reservation doctor who afterwards raises her despite his limitations and obligations. She first meets Terrence, a Native man and a professor of climatology, at her university classes. Years later, they are drawn together by the powerful forces of their love, for the Earth, for each other, and their mutual need to seek out the broken links of their family histories. When the UN report on climate change is released in 2007, the reality of the effects of the Anthropocene era sends a shock wave through both their lives. Their relationship to each other and to the elementals they are so intimate with-lightning, thunder, rain, mountain-brings them deeply and violently into a quest to live their lives in ways that disengage from colonial mind, the same mind that brought devastation to the Native peoples, and now brings all of humanity to the brink of extinction. Through their love of and deeply felt intuitive connection to the Earth, they each go to the brink of death to find their truth, to gain strength and wisdom.

A poet, novelist, essayist, storyteller, teacher, healer and medicine woman who has taught and counseled for over forty years, in the process of which she has developed therapies (Healing Stories) which creatively address life threatening diseases, spiritual and emotional crises, as well as community, political and environmental disintegration. Deena has spent a lifetime investigating Story as a form of knowing and healing. As a writer, she asks: Who do we have to become to find the forms and sacred language with which to meet these times? She conducts training groups on the spiritual, creative, political and ethical aspects of healing and peacemaking, individual, community and global, drawing deeply on alliance with spirit, indigenous teachings and the many wisdom traditions. One focus is on uniting Western medical ways with indigenous medicine traditions.

Tech Tutoring with Peter
Aug 3 @ 11:00 – 13:00

tech tutoring


Elementary Bridge Coaching
Aug 4 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Movie Matinee at the Library
Aug 4 @ 13:00

Come to the Library for a family oriented movie matinee featuring your favourite movies based on books! Fridays at 1pm July 28th-Aug 25th drop by with your kids and come to the Program Room for a fun movie experience. Popcorn is included!

Families welcome, unattended children under 10 years old must be signed in and out. (limited spaces available)

Free for everyone!

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Games Night
Aug 4 @ 18:00 – 21:00

Bring your friends, your snacks, and your twenty-sided dice to the library for games night every Friday night.  Facilitator Bryan Dubien shares his vast collection of board games, or you can bring your own.  Everyone welcome.

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StoryTime in the Park
Aug 5 @ 12:30


Hours of Operation

  • Mon 10am5pm
  • Tues 10am5pm
  • Wed 10am5pm
  • Thurs 10am5pm
  • Fri 10am5pm
  • Sat 10am5pm
  • Sun closed

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