Event Calendar

The calendar takes a moment to load.

Jul
20
Sat
Gibsons Men’s Group
Jul 20 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

What is a men’s group?

A men’s group is simply a group of men getting together to better themselves and to support each other emotionally, psychologically and spiritually in a society where they are traditionally taught to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and to resolve conflicts through violence. Men of all ages and backgrounds welcome.

Facilitated by Johnny Stork.

Saturdays, 10am-noon
June 29, July 6, July 20, August 3, 17, 24

Jul
22
Mon
Knitting & Crochet Drop-In
Jul 22 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Online registration opens June 17.

For ages 8+

Mondays in July & August (except holidays), 10:00 am – noon

There is an adult knitting and crochet group that meets in the library every Monday of the year. This summer, they are welcoming anyone who is interested in learning to knit or crochet, to join them. You are also welcome if you already know how to knit or crochet but want to work on your project in the company of others. All materials and instructions will be provided.

The sessions are drop-ins so you and/or your child can come to however many you like. It simplifies your drop-off however, if you register in advance on the library website.

Always remember to send along your child’s Summer Challenge Pamphlet when they come to any program or event so they can earn a sticker and increase their chances of winning a prize at the SRC Wrap-Up Celebration on Aug. 31.

Jul
23
Tue
Knitting a Community
Jul 23 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

knittingTuesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon, ongoing

A weekly drop-in knit and crochet gathering:  knitters and crocheters of all levels are welcome to attend this FREE group!   Get tips and support if you are a beginner.  Work on your own project or on a joint blanket project.

Please call Heather at the Library (604-886-2130) to sign up for this free, ongoing group.  Or call  Lynne Dyment (604-886-2965) for more info on donating 6 or 9 inch knitted or crocheted squares for the blanket project.

Donations of yarn, wool, knitting needles or crochet needles gratefully accepted.

Spoken Word Workshop with Jillian Christmas
Jul 23 @ 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

For ages 11 – 15.

July 23 & 24, 1 – 3:30 pm

This workshop is for creative young people who have something to say, and who enjoy both writing and performing. Spoken word is a lively combination of rap and rant, poetry and manifesto, often mixed with social commentary.

The library is honored to host Jillian Christmas, one of Vancouver’s most dynamic spoken word artists and workshop facilitators as part of the Enriching Words Series sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.

Jillian’s unofficial title for the workshop is: Speak Your Truth, Find Your Power. She says;

“Come, gather, write, share, and play in this two day, youth focused workshop and performance. Designed to explore writing, conversation and performance activities, so that creative connection and thoughtful expression may release us from personal story into a shared narrative of joy and possibility. All levels of experience are welcome. Your voice is the most important ingredient!”

This program consists of 2 afternoons. Participants are expected to attend both days of the program and are also welcome to attend and perform (if they choose) in the evening performance on July 24.

Space is limited for this program so register early, on the library website.

Participants should bring their Summer Challenge Pamphlet when they come to any program or event so they can earn a sticker and increase their chances of winning a prize at the SRC Wrap-Up Celebration on Aug. 31.

 

Jul
24
Wed
Spoken Word Workshop with Jillian Christmas
Jul 24 @ 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

 

For ages 11 – 15.

July 23 & 24, 1 – 3:30 pm

This workshop is for creative young people who have something to say, and who enjoy both writing and performing. Spoken word is a lively combination of rap and rant, poetry and manifesto, often mixed with social commentary.

The library is honored to host Jillian Christmas, one of Vancouver’s most dynamic spoken word artists and workshop facilitators as part of the Enriching Words Series sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.

Jillian’s unofficial title for the workshop is: Speak Your Truth, Find Your Power. She says;

“Come, gather, write, share, and play in this two day, youth focused workshop and performance. Designed to explore writing, conversation and performance activities, so that creative connection and thoughtful expression may release us from personal story into a shared narrative of joy and possibility. All levels of experience are welcome. Your voice is the most important ingredient!”

This program consists of 2 afternoons. Participants are expected to attend both days of the program and are also welcome to attend and perform (if they choose) in the evening performance on July 24.

Space is limited for this program so register early, on the library website.

Participants should bring their Summer Challenge Pamphlet when they come to any program or event so they can earn a sticker and increase their chances of winning a prize at the SRC Wrap-Up Celebration on Aug. 31.

 

Spoken Word Performance
Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM


This performance is open to the public (recommended for 10 +) and will feature Vancouver’s Jillian Christmas, as well as some of the youth participants from her workshop.

It helps us to know in advance how many people to expect so if you plan to attend the performance, please register in advance on the library website.

Participants should bring their Summer Challenge Pamphlet when they come to any program or event so they can earn a sticker and increase their chances of winning a prize at the SRC Wrap-Up Celebration on Aug. 31.

 

Jul
25
Thu
Toddler Times
Jul 25 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Online registration opens June 17.

Drop in program for ages 1.5 – 4 with caregiver.

July 18, July 25, Aug. 8, & 15, 10:30 – 11:30 am

This is a new program being introduced this year in response to several Preschool Storytime families requesting activities for toddlers during the summer months, when so many other programs stop.

Toddler Times will be lead by a variety of guest facilitators and are likely to include songs, stories, movement, and play. Participants must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

Toddler Times are drop-in programs so you and your toddler can come however many times you like. We appreciate knowing how many people to expect though, so please register in advance on the library website.

Toddler Times are a great way to meet families with children the same age as yours, offers the kids a safe place to interact with each other, and let you relax and play with your child while someone else directs the fun.

Beginner Bridge Club
Jul 25 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Learn how to play bridge this summer!

Judy Larson facilitates this weekly drop-in,

Thursdays, 1-2:30 p.m.,

July 4-September 26 (except August 8 & 29)

Everyone welcome!

Jul
26
Fri
RainCity Outreach Services
Jul 26 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

 

Drop in Friday mornings from 10 – noon to talk with Tyler Hubscher from RainCity Housing.

 

 

  • Housing support
  • Camping provisions
  • Naloxone training
  • Drug checking
  • Recovery support
  • Advocacy
  • Shelter referrals

Contact Tyler for info on other Sechelt and Gibsons drop-in locations!

To get in touch with Tyler, call/text 604.989.5179 or email thubscher@raincityhousing.org.

Jul
27
Sat
Lego Builders Club for 2-7 year olds
Jul 27 @ 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Online registration opens on June 17.

 

Lego Builders Club, July 13, July 27, &/or Aug. 1, 10:30 – 11:15 am

This is the ever-popular Lego Builders Club that we have been hosting all year. We provide a building challenge and a huge collection of Lego to build with, as well as a beautiful display case in which to feature the Lego creations in the library. This summer we will be experimenting with different building times for different age groups.

2-7 year old builders accompanied by an adult can build between 10:30-11:15 am

8-12 year old builders can come on their own and build between 11:15-12 pm

Don’t worry if your kids span both age groups, simply choose the time that works best for you, or straddle both. The age parameters are meant more as a suggestion than a rule.

These Lego Builder Club dates are drop-ins so you can come to however many you like. It simplifies your drop-off however and helps us be ready for you, if you register in advance on the library website.

Remember to bring your child’s Summer Challenge Pamphlet to any program or event, so they can earn a sticker for participating and increase their chances of winning a prize at the SRC Wrap-Up Celebration on Aug. 31.