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Beach Reading

Last Updated 2015/06/30

Wednesday is Canada Day. It’ll be hot and we’ll be closed so be sure to grab your beach reading today. Only Wounded By Patrick Taylor | Friday 5pm On Friday Patrick Taylor joins us in the Program Room. Dr. Taylor will read from the recently re-released, Only Wounded, short stories about the Irish troubles, which


Books are Cool!

Last Updated 2015/06/22

Too much sun? Come chill in the Library and enjoy some of our upcoming events. Book Club – Into Thin Air | Thursday 25th June 1pm to 3pm This month’s Book Club text is Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster. Written by Jon Krakauer this 1997 bestseller describes the author’s


Sign Up for Summer

Last Updated 2015/06/16

Summer is heating up, and here at the library we’re busy preparing for some special events when school’s out. It’s time to get to the head of the queue and register now for the upcoming programs. Summer Reading Club | Build It! Registration for this year’s Summer Reading Club, “Build It!”, begins on Thursday, June


Chances of Change

Last Updated 2015/06/08

We have two featured events for you this week. The first deals with social justice, and the second with random chance. Social Change | Really Useful Knowledge (Thu 7pm to 9:30pm) Do you want to change the world? Join social justice educator Ellie Langford Parks for a presentation on key concepts in social change. Whatever


Generations

Last Updated 2015/06/01

The library has activities and resources for patrons of all ages. This week we are crossing generations with the Writers of the Square Table, hosting an Open Mic poetry evening that welcomes contributions from all ages and welcoming back our Youth Conjuring Club. We also have some advanced news that will be sure to build


Crossings

Last Updated 2015/05/25

This week’s featured events explore transitions and crossings, from the growing imagination of children to the discovery of the landscapes that surrounds us and our own final transition. Hospice Film Series: Death by Joy | Tuesday 7pm Program Room Death by Joy would serve as a the final film of the series, produced by Jim


A Literary Benefit

Last Updated 2015/05/19

This weekend we are pleased to host a benefit for young writers. Salt Spring Writers and Friends | Saturday, May 23rd 7pm to 8pm. Salt Spring Writers and Friends present a literary reading in support of GISS grad scholarships, the Clark Little Prize for Poetry and a Creative Writing Scholarship. The benefit will celebrate poetry


The Spice of Life

Last Updated 2015/05/12

They say that variety is the spice of life, and this week we have quite a savory menu for you. Artisan Series | Illuminate The word “illustration” comes from the latin words “illustra’tio, illu’stro” meaning enlighten, irradiate, illuminate. Salt Spring is home to some amazing illustrators! Find wonderful examples of their work including sketches and


Orca Chief and Worried Man

Last Updated 2015/05/05

This week we are fortunate to have two book launches in the Program Room. Orca Chief | Wed 6pm Join artist Roy Henry Vickers & author Lucky Budd for an evening of storytelling and art, to celebrate the third installment in the bestselling Northwest Coast Legends series. Their previous collaborations, Raven Brings the Light (2013)


2 Weeks in 1

Last Updated 2015/04/27

Children’s Canadian Book Week Next week is Children’s Canadian Book Week, and to celebrate, on Friday we have a special Story Time with local author Margriet Ruurs. Margriet Ruurs is the award winning author of 26 books for children including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. One of her books My Librarian is a Camel was awarded