Blog


Bundled Up for Winter

Last Updated 2014/12/01

It’s cold. There’s snow on the ground and we’re all dressed for the season. Especially our Program Room, which this month features a knitting exhibition. Bundle Knitting Exhibition From December 1st to December 31st the Salt Spring Island Public Library is featuring Textiles in both the program room and display case. Created by longtime passionate


Workshops and Book Clubs

Last Updated 2014/11/17

The one constant in life is change. This month we had to change the meeting date of our Youth Book Club, which is now happening this Wednesday. Youth Book Club – The Giver by Lois Lowry The Youth Book Club is meeting this Wednesday, the 19th of November, from 3:30pm to 5:00pm in the Teen


Winter is Here

Last Updated 2014/11/12

We’re in November, we’ve had our first power outage and the temperatures are plummeting. But you are always sure of a warm welcome at the library. Especially on Wednesday evenings when we’re open until 7pm. Featured Events IOS 8.1 for the iPad Join Conrad Koke for an introductory workshop for iPad users about the changes


We Deliver Extended Opening

Last Updated 2014/11/03

It feels good to be able to extend the services we offer. This Wednesday marks the start of our Extended Opening Hours Trial. From the 5th of November onwards, on Wednesday evenings, you’ll be able to browse our shelves until 7pm. Many thanks to the volunteers who have stepped up to make this possible. For


Doctors and Writers

Last Updated 2014/10/27

Book Launches An Irish Doctor In Peace And At War We are very lucky this week to host a the launch of the latest novel by best selling author Patrick Taylor. Patrick will be at the library 4pm on Tuesday to read from “An Irish Doctor In Peace And At War”. This latest addition to


Wednesday Wins!

Last Updated 2014/10/20

Library Opening Hours Survey Results: Wednesday Wins! SALT SPRING ISLAND, BC – The Salt Spring Island Public Library is pleased to announce that after receiving 563 completed Library Opening Hours Surveys the Library will remain open until 7 pm on Wednesday nights, beginning November 5th. The extended opening hours will be on a trial basis


Food For Thought

Last Updated 2014/10/14

Did you have a good Thanksgiving? The sharing of food has a deep symbolic importance through all cultures. Sometimes that goes well, sometimes less well, as we can see in this weeks NFB Film Club short, Impromptu. This short animation takes a look at the redemptive power of food, wine, music and love through the


Canadian Library Month! Yay!

Last Updated 2014/10/06

October is Canadian Library Month, a time to reflect, to celebrate and to curl up beside the fire with a good book. As part of the celebration the Canadian Library Association has launched a website where we can share stories about how libraries have affected our lives. Canada’s libraries make a meaningful difference in the


30 Days Hath …

Last Updated 2014/09/29

This week sees the end of September and the beginning of October, the month with the most confusing name in the calendar. Originally the eighth month, it’s now the tenth. January and February were added by the roman King Numa Pompilius. As one month rolls into another so our Program Room art display changes over. From


Games, Poems and Zen

Last Updated 2014/08/27

A little reminder to all of you wondering what you can do with all of this free time you have: the library plays hosts to may clubs, including the chess and scrabble club and the bridge club. We also have a radio show on CFSI every Friday morning, which features interviews of local authors. With