Event Calendar

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Dec
5
Sat
Saturday Book Club
Dec 5 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

“High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, growing up in the height of grunge and rave culture in the 90s, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today.” —Provided by publisher

Our Saturday Book Club focusses on queer authors or narratives. Everyone is welcome to attend. This month we are discussing High School by Tegan and Sara.

Join us on Zoom on Saturday, December 5th, 10am–noon to share your experience of the book.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86900816186?pwd=KzlpOFFETnc4UmIrWkFvRlJCdWo3UT09

Meeting ID: 869 0081 6186

Passcode: 8862130

 

Get ready for next month’s book club meeting (Saturday, January 9th, 10am-noon) and pick up your copy of The End of Eddy by Édouard Louis.

Emma Dakin book launch: Crime in Cornwall
Dec 5 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

Authors don’t usually die in their own plots, but Oliver Nott expired in the garden of his publisher, next door to Claire Barclay, a victim of his own research. Claire is determined to find out who did it.

Join us on December 5th at 2pm on Zoom. For the launch of Crime in Cornwall by local author Emma Dakin. This event will feature a 15 minute reading by the author followed by a Q&A period.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81465167732?pwd=bjNUR09Kby9SU2J5cmNYejlzcGY1UT09

Meeting ID: 814 6516 7732

Passcode: 8862130

There will also be a book signing taking place in the vestibule of the library the following week, Saturday, Dec. 12th, from 2–4pm.

As Emma Dakin, Marion Crook writes a series of mystery novels set in Britain. Her protagonist, Claire Barclay, takes the readers to the sites of mystery novels, first to Hampshire in Hazards in Hampshire and then to Cornwall in Crime in Cornwall (October 2020). Perils in Yorkshire is scheduled for 2021 and three more to follow. Emma’s love of the British countryside and villages and her addiction to cozy mysteries keep her immersed writing about characters who live and work in those villages in Britain where she discovers vicious motivations that disturb the idyllic setting. Emma lives in Gibsons, BC.

Author’s Website: emmadakinauthor.com

 

We want to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.

Dec
7
Mon
Japanese Conversation Group
Dec 7 @ 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

Contact Sam, our Community Outreach Coordinator: stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca for more information about this group.

Dec
9
Wed
Wednesday Book Club
Dec 9 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

 

 

“When the financial empire collapses, it obliterates countless fortunes and devastates lives. Vincent, who had been posing as Jonathan’s wife, walks away into the night. Years later, a victim of the fraud is hired to investigate a strange occurrence: a woman has seemingly vanished from the deck of a container ship between ports of call.”
—Provided by publisher

This month, our Wednesday Book Club is reading The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. Join us on Zoom on December 9th, 6–7pm to discuss this book.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86947685321?pwd=RlMrWG5Ua09ZYTdPc3BmVXQ0QTJxUT09

Meeting ID: 869 4768 5321

Passcode: 8862130

Get ready for next month’s book club meeting and pick up your copy of The F*ck It Diet by Caroline Dooner.

Dec
10
Thu
Virtual Storytime
Dec 10 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 Thursday to find a new storytime video here.

 

Dec
12
Sat
Book Signing with Emma Dakin
Dec 12 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Join us for a physically distant book signing of Crime in Cornwall by the author Emma Dakin in the Vestibule of the library on December 12th, from 2–4pm.

 

 

As Emma Dakin, Marion Crook writes a series of mystery novels set in Britain. Her protagonist, Claire Barclay, takes the readers to the sites of mystery novels, first to Hampshire in Hazards in Hampshire and then to Cornwall in Crime in Cornwall (October 2020). Perils in Yorkshire is scheduled for 2021 and three more to follow. Emma’s love of the British countryside and villages and her addiction to cozy mysteries keep her immersed writing about characters who live and work in those villages in Britain where she discovers vicious motivations that disturb the idyllic setting. Emma lives in Gibsons, BC.

Author’s Website: emmadakinauthor.com

We want to acknowledge the financial assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers’ Union of Canada.

 

Dec
14
Mon
Japanese Conversation Group
Dec 14 @ 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

Contact Sam, our Community Outreach Coordinator: stalbot@gibsons.bclibrary.ca for more information about this group.

Dec
16
Wed
Writer’s Workshop
Dec 16 @ 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Program full

Meet the author! In this program Kallie George will discuss how she was inspired to become an author. Participants will get a glimpse at the writer’s process through her notebooks, story-based crafts, and inspiration. Ask the author questions and engage in creating a story of your own in this interactive Zoom program.

When: Wed., Dec. 16th, 3:30pm  on Zoom

For youth age 6+

Register by phone at: 604-886-2130

Space is limited

 

Kallie George is an author, speaker and instructor of creative writing workshops. She has a master’s degree in children’s literature from the University of British Columbia. She has worked in the publishing industry and been a picture book editor for a number of years.

She has written many acclaimed, award-winning books for young readers including the chapter book series, The Heartwood Hotel and The Magical Animal Adoption Agency, and her latest, a middle grade series, Wings of Olympus. Her picture books include, Duck, Duck, DinosaurSecrets I KnowThe Lost Gift, and The Doll Hospital. Her early readers include the Tiny Tales series, and Anne Arrives, inspired by Anne of Green Gables.

Movie Club
Dec 16 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Do you love to watch movies? Do you wish you could discuss them with other movie fans? You should join our Movie Club! What is a movie club you ask? It’s just like a book club, but with a movie instead of a book. 

It is super easy to take part. Watch the selected movie at your convenience, meet us on Zoom for the Movie Club meeting and chat with us about everything you loved and hated about the movie. Discuss what it made you think of, how you felt, how it compares to other movies and books you have seen/read, how it is a reflection (or not) of our times… The conversation can go in so many different ways.

This month, our Movie club is meeting on Wednesday, December 16th, 7-8pm to discuss the Canadian documentary Moses Coady by Kent Martin. This film from 1976 document the rise of the cooperative movement in Antigonish, Nova Scotia in the first half of the 20th century. A most see for anyone curious about social movement and adult education.

Watch it for free on our NFB collection.

https://www.nfb.ca/film/moses_coady/

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89551902819?pwd=MzBRZ1lRWllVUlNMMktYT1l2OVhrQT09

Meeting ID: 895 5190 2819

Passcode: 8862130

Dec
17
Thu
Virtual Storytime
Dec 17 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 Thursday to find a new storytime video here.