Adult Programs at the library

Winter 2020
In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library
All programs are free. Space is limited. To register, drop by the library or call 604-885-3260

If you have any questions or comments contact Gill Smith, Adult Program & Outreach Coordinator at Gillian.smith@secheltlibrary.ca.

 

Writing Programs

Writer’s Studio – a 45 minute free writing consultation with Jocelyne Gregory of SFU.

Monday February 3rd from 2pm to 5pm.

It will be necessary to send 7 pages of your manuscript or other writings at least a week in advance so Jocelyne will be able to review them prior to your appointment. Phone the library (604-885-3260) to make your appointment at 2pm, 3pm, or 4pm.

 

The Writers Group – with Shelley Harrison Rae

The 2nd session of The Writers Group will meet on Wednesdays for 6 weeks from 6:30-8pm.  This is a writing group for all writers.  No experience necessary. Dates to be announced.

 

Book Clubs

Historical Fiction

This long running book club meets on the third Monday of each month at 1:30pm and is coordinated by Teresa Eckford.  This well-attended book club has a waiting list, but sign up if you are interested in a book club focussing on historical fiction.

Men’s Book Club

This book club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 1:30pm and is coordinated by Bob Scott.   Drop by or contact the Library (604-885-3260) to join this book club.

Mystery Book Club

This new book club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30pm and is coordinated by Gill Smith.  Drop by or contact the Library (604-885-3260) to join this book club.


Cafes

Elder Women

A group of interested and interesting women meet on the 1st or 2nd Friday of each month at 1:30pm to discuss a variety of topics of interests.  Some meeting have speakers.   The group is coordinated by Jill Hightower.  Drop by or contact the Library to sign up for this group.

Spanish Café

This group is run by Meredith Stewart every other Thursday 4:30-5:30 starting on January 9.  It is for people with intermediate or better Spanish to gather and practice in a friendly environment.  Drop by or contact the Library to sign up for this group.

 

Paper Crafts

Ruth Moore will be teaching card making including origami, iris folding and paper quilling. Ruth makes it easy and lots of fun!

Friday Jan 10, 17, 24 & 31  11-12:30 in the Community Meeting Room

 

 Talks

 Astronomy Talks

On the second Friday of the month at 7pm, the SC Astronomy Society arranges for a public presentation by an expert in some aspect of Astronomy to take place at the Library in the Community Room.  The talks start at 7pm.  Admission is free, donations are appreciated at the door.  There is no registration required, it is a drop in program.

  

Information Sessions – First Monday of the Month

Newcomers Presentation
Join Saverio Desantis – CRA Outreach Officer, for an informative presentation about Canada’s Tax System. Learn about Benefits and Credits, Ways to do your taxes, Determining Residency status, Scams, Community Volunteer Income Tax Programs and Digital Services.

Tuesday January 14th 6:30-8pm in the Community Meeting Room

Seniors Benefits & Credits

Join Saverio Desantis – CRA Outreach Officer to learn more about Seniors Benefits and Credits including Common types of income and tax credits for seniors, The Disability Tax Credit, the Canada caregiver credit, the GST/HST credit, Scams and Community Volunteer Income Tax Program.

Tuesday January 14th  1pm-2:30pm

Death Café – Monday January 13th at 1pm     CANCELLED
Dianne Baker facilitates the Death Café which provides a safe space for anyone wanting a respectful conversation about any aspect of death.   There will be treats. To register, drop by the library or call 604-885-3260.

 

Technology

Tech Help Drop-incheck website for time/date changes.

Thursdays 11am-1pm & Fridays 1pm-3pm

Have a quick question about computers, websites, email or ereaders?  Drop in to ask the T.E.C.

 

Maker Space

All-Ages Maker Space – Saturday January 18th 11am – 1pm

A great drop-in program to experiment with iPads, robotics, arts, crafts and more.  Perfect for adults, teens and families.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Board Game Drop-In

Borrow one of the board games from our extensive collection and play with friends or family in the Community Room or in the library.

Friday, February 14 from 10am-1pm in the Community Meeting Room – Ages 7-14