Fear and Hoping in the Program Room

Last Updated 2015/04/20

Looking to the future, we have two documentaries this week that examine key issues in climate change. Earth Day Film: Blue Gold – World Water Wars As part of Salt Spring’s Earth Day Celebration, on Wednesday Evening we are showing the documentary Blue Gold – World Water Wars at 6pm in the Program Room. Wars

Local Voices

Last Updated 2015/04/13

This week we have a mixture of local voices. On Wednesday evening we will hear the poetry of Brian Brett and Phyllis Webb as part of Read Local BC. On Wednesday and Saturday you have the opportunity to make your voice heard in the island’s Fire District Trustees Election. Poetry Reading: Brian Brett and Phyllis

On The Other Hand …

Last Updated 2015/04/07

There are many ways to look at things. Each of us has our own perspective and our own versions of the truths we see before us. This month’s Art Talk highlights the similarities and differences of perceptions. Art Talk | Interpretations II (Wed 6pm) The basic idea was to compare and contrast the range of

Eggciting Times

Last Updated 2015/03/30

This week we are only open for four days, as Good Friday is a holiday. But in those four days we have the second half of our Spring Break Camp, a new exhibition in the Program Room, a Poetry Open Mic and a Murder! But first, take note that we have something eggciting for Easter


Last Updated 2015/03/24

Spring break is here and our program of events for younger patrons is underway with story telling, drama, natural history and movie making sessions. And speaking of films, on Wednesday we have a Family Movie Night in which we’ll be showing a selection of shorts from the National Film Board of Canada. Snow Cat is


Last Updated 2015/03/19

Here’s a mystery for you. What does 364.1523 mean? Well, we’re a library and that’s not a whole number. 364.1523 is, in fact, the Dewey Decimal category for … murder. If you’re intrigued by libraries, or puzzles, or murder, or any combination thereof, you’re in for a treat on All Fools’ Day. Celebrate April Fools’

Now Hiring: One Student Library Camp Assistant

Last Updated 2015/03/09

Job Description: Salt Spring Island Public Library (SSIPL) is seeking a Student Library Camp Assistant to help facilitate the Spring Break Library Camp. The student must be available to work from 10 am to 3:30 pm from March 24 to April 2, in addition to a short orientation and training shift in the preceding week.

Music and Ebooks and Mags, Oh My!

Last Updated 2015/03/03

Our library building is beautiful, but sometimes we feel the need to read without having time to visit. This year we added three new services let you get the digital goods wherever you are whenever you like. Freegal for music RBdigital for ebooks and audio books Zinio for magazines Find out how you can use

Tightly-Knit Communities

Last Updated 2015/02/25

Saltspring is a tightly-knit community of communities. It’s a pleasure to see the diversity of events on the island, to see familiar faces in different contexts and get to know so many well rounded island characters. Teen Knitting Workshop | Fri Feb 27th 1pm-2pm This Friday join Janet Rothwell to learn the basics of knitting

The Early Bird

Last Updated 2015/02/19

They say the early bird catches the worm, and we’re certainly opening early enough next week – 8am on Thursday – for a joint event with the Chamber of Commerce. Member Breakfast Mixer – February 26th 8:30 to 10:00 am at the Salt Spring Public Library – “Building Community” Join us on Thursday, Feb 26th