Event Calendar

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May
17
Mon
Japanese Conversation Group
May 17 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Are you curious about the Japanese language and culture? Join our weekly Japanese Conversation Group on Zoom. We meet every Monday from 4pm–5:30pm. All levels welcomed.

Meeting ID: 835 8121 2229
Passcode: 8862130

 

Toastmasters Speechcraft Program
May 17 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

 

Become a Confident Speaker in a Friendly Atmosphere. Have fun while learning to speak your mind!

This six-session program offers all the tools you need to express yourself clearly and develop confidence.

In cooperation with the Gibsons Public Library, the fees are waived for this Toastmasters program so there is no investment for you (normally $100.00). It is open to everyone over 18. No experience necessary.

Dates: May 3, 10, 17, 31, June 7 & 14
Time: 7 – 8:30 pm

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYudOmqrj8tHNdpdJ_zS9g_NQS9_j9–HgE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Questions about this event can be directed to Dawn Miller at:  dawn_miller@dccnet.com 

May
19
Wed
Tween Book Club
May 19 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Join the discussion May 19th when we discuss the book When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller.  When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni’s Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long, long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now, the tigers want it back. And when one of those tigers offers Lily a deal–return what Halmoni stole in exchange for Halmoni’s health–Lily is tempted to accept. But deals with tigers are never what they seem! With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice… and the courage to face a tiger.

Books are available at the GDPL front desk. For contactless delivery call 604-886-2130.

Register by phone 604-886-2130, email gdplinfo@gibsons.bclibrary.ca, or in-person.

Register for the Zoom ID.

Book Club
May 19 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

This month’s book club pick is Matt Haig’s Midnight Library. This book won our Best Book of 2020 award. What did you think of it? Let us know in Book Club this month!

“Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?” –excerpt from publisher.

Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 570 634 9405
Passcode: atwood9$
May
20
Thu
French Conversation Group
May 20 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

 

 

Do you wish you could practice your French with other friendly French language learners?  Join our bi-weekly French Conversation Group on Zoom. We meet every other Thursday from 10:30am–noon.

 

Join us on Zoom

Meeting ID: 885 1320 2544
Passcode: 8862130
Coastmasters Toastmasters
May 20 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Do you want to improve your communication and leadership skills? Join the Coastmasters Toastmasters’ monthly Zoom with Us meeting.

Come listen to the presenter of the month or sign up to do a presentation yourself. The group meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 6:30-8pm on Zoom. Learn more about Coastmasters Toastmasters here.

 

 

Our May 20 meeting:

Marlene Lowden, Painter  – 
Depending on your point of view, abstract art can look like a lot of fun, a big mess and/or rather confusing. Join me for a look into that mysterious world to learn what’s behind abstract expressionism, its history and its relevance today. Through a demo, I’ll reveal some of the clues that artists leave us to decipher their messages. You will also learn a simple technique to ease some stress and connect to joy.
Marlene Lowden is a painter, facilitator and yoga teacher. She co-hosts an annual art and yoga retreat in Spain and connects to her community as an instructor in schools and at art festivals. Marlene is honoured to have her art work in private and public collections in Canada and internationally.

Join Zoom meeting:

May
24
Mon
Japanese Conversation Group
May 24 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Are you curious about the Japanese language and culture? Join our weekly Japanese Conversation Group on Zoom. We meet every Monday from 4pm–5:30pm. All levels welcomed.

Meeting ID: 835 8121 2229
Passcode: 8862130

 

May
26
Wed
Author Event: Howard White
May 26 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

 

Renowned writer Howard White will read from his latest book, Here on the Coast: Reflections from the Rainbelt, a celebration of all the small town charms and natural beauty of living on the Sunshine Coast.

Join Zoom meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5706349405?pwd=MmhJdXdBK04zajVUV3pmNnJiSFAwZz09

 

 

About the author:

Howard White was raised in a series of camps and settlements on the BC coast and never got over it. He is still to be found stuck barnacle-like to the shore at Pender Harbour, BC. He started Raincoast Chronicles and Harbour Publishing in the early 1970s and his own books include A Hard Man to BeatSpilsbury’s CoastThe Accidental AirlineWriting in the RainThe Sunshine Coast and A Mysterious Humming Noise (Anvil, 2019). In 2000, he completed a ten-year project, The Encyclopedia of British Columbia. He has been awarded the Order of BC, the Canadian Historical Association’s Career Award for Regional History, the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award and a Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from the University of Victoria. In 2007, White was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

~ excerpt courtesy of Harbour Publishing

May
27
Thu
Virtual Storytime
May 27 all-day

 

 

Join us online for Virtual Storytime!

We’re bringing the fun and learning of storytime straight to your home. The whole family can share in songs, rhymes, and stories every week.  Check back every other Thursday to find a new storytime video here.

 

May
31
Mon
Japanese Conversation Group
May 31 @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

 

Are you curious about the Japanese language and culture? Join our weekly Japanese Conversation Group on Zoom. We meet every Monday from 4pm–5:30pm. All levels welcomed.

Meeting ID: 835 8121 2229
Passcode: 8862130