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Youth Computer Programming at the Library

Last Updated 2015/02/03

SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – In honour of the Technology Age in which we live, Salt Spring Library is excited to offer a four-session program for youth aptly titled “Introduction to Computer Programming.” Introduction to Computer Programming is exactly what it sounds like: a series that will introduce youth ages 10-16 to the awesome mysteries


From Standing Babas to Spring Break Sessions

Last Updated 2015/02/03

We have some wonderful events to look forward to this week and in the future covering sculpture, photography, poetry, short fiction and some special spring break events for kids. Art Talk | Risk and Reward | Ronald T Crawford (Wed 6pm) This month’s Art Talk features a slide show and discussion on the creative process


A Number of Things

Last Updated 2015/01/26

This week is Family Literacy Week, and in addition to our usual literacy activities such as: Toddler Time (Tuesdays 2pm) Story Time (Fridays 10:30am) We have have a special event on Friday, focused on Mathematical Literacy. Fun with Math! | Friday January 30th 12:30 to 3pm Come have fun with numeracy skills at the Math


Music to my Ears

Last Updated 2015/01/20

In the past few weeks we’ve told you about some great new databases that give you access to ebooks, audio books and digital magazines. This week find out about a third new service that you can use to download DRM free music, free of charge. Freegal Music A free music service from the library. Freegal


Books in Bits and Poetic Resumptions

Last Updated 2015/01/12

New Service | One Click Digital We are pleased to bring you a new service for 2015. One Click Digital is an library of downloadable ebooks and audio books that can be read or listened to on desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. The service has an interesting history: In 1979, Henry Trentman, desperately searching for


An Extension on the Extension

Last Updated 2015/01/07

Opening Hours Extension Extended The extension to our Wednesday opening hours has proved so popular that we’re continuing it until the end of April. The Library will be open from 10am to 7pm every Wednesday from January 14th to April 29th 2015. Mag-nificent We have a new digital service. Zinio for Libraries gives you online


Happy New Year

Last Updated 2015/01/01

Happy New Year Salt Spring from all at the library. 2014 was a marvelous year in which we enjoyed welcoming the entire community to our facilities, our services and to the events we hosted. 2015 is already off to a great start, with new books on the shelves and new events in the calendar. We


Merry Christmas Saltspring

Last Updated 2014/12/22

As we wind down for the holidays we’d like to remind all patrons that though the library is closed over Christmas, you can still check out audiobooks and e-books for adults and children using our Library To Go service. Here is a selection of the most popular titles available now. Audiobooks The Best of Me,


Happy Holiday Hours

Last Updated 2014/12/18

We’re a week away from Christmas. Time to stock up on holiday reading. We’re open next week, but not all the time. Monday 22nd Normal opening. 10am to 5pm. Tuesday 23rd Normal opening. 10am to 5pm. Wednesday 24th | Christmas Eve Morning only. 10am to 1pm. Thursday 25th | Christmas Day Closed Friday 26th |


Christmas is Coming

Last Updated 2014/12/08

T’will be “Twas the Night” on Friday Morn Christmas is coming, and on Friday we have a special Christmas Story Time with children’s author Pamela McCall. There will be stories and games in the Program Room from 10:30 to 11:15 am. Stories include favourites like “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, and games include “Pin the