Adult Programs at the library

Sechelt Library Adult Programming & EVENTS  – September & October 2017

In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

All programs are free. Space is limited. Registration is required. 

Call 604 885 3260 or email info@secheltlibrary.ca

Autumn is just around the corner. It’s time to register for adult programs at the library.
Registration starts August 15th.

 

ONE: Author Readings:

Friday, September 8th at 7pmTheresa Kishkan – Book Launch – Euclid’s Orchard and Other Essays

Luminous and bountiful writing about place, no one writes like Kishkan. In her new collection of essays Kishkan unravels an intricately patterned algorithm, a madrigal of horticulture and love. Opening with ‘Herakleitos on the Yalakom,’ a turbulent homage to her father, and ending in ‘Euclid’s Orchard,’ amidst bees and coyotes, her touchstones of natural history and family mythology are re-aligned and mortared with metaphysics and mathematics. Along the way her signature lyricism of place and home sings us from her grandparents’ first homestead near Drumheller via an actual ‘Poignant Mountain’ of her girlhood to her beloved home on the Sechelt Peninsula in BC.

Thursday, September 28th at 7pmFederation of BC Writers presents “A Few Good Books” with local authors

Monday, October 2nd at 7pmChris Czajkowski – Book Launch – Harry: a Wilderness Dog Saga
The gregarious and lovable Harry, Chris’s beloved dog, gives his account of their years together at Nuk Tessli and Ginty Creek. Together, they trace Chris’s off-the-grid life from a dog’s-eye view as she established an ecotourism business, built cabins by hand and much, much more.

Tuesday, October 17th at 7pm Frances McGuckin – Author Reading –  The Spirit of Canada: Chicken Soup for the Soul with stories & readings by Frances McGuckin.

In one of Frances’ stories she celebrates the people of the Sunshine Coast and the Sechelt Indian Band for all the work and love shown during the Sechelt Fire in 2015 and  honours them and John Phare.

Tuesday, November 7th at 7pm Susan Alexander – Book Launch – The Dance Floor Tilts
As the dance floor of life tilts beneath our feet, do we keep dancing? In this inspired collection of Susan Alexander’s poems, we sway to the rhythms of passion and death, of family, myth and benediction. In worlds where cow-eyed goddesses steal nymph’s tongues and steering wheels are taken over by octopi, there are no established signposts. The individual moments making up the tune of this poet’s life offer the possibility of finding the beauty within the everyday resonance of our own existence.

TWO – NEW Historical Fiction Book Club

Historical Fiction fans, join us. Make a list of books you would like to read and discuss. Teresa Eckford, Sechelt Library Staff member and Historical Fiction aficionado, will guide the group.

3rd Monday of the month 1:30pm-3:00pm
Starts September 18
Next meetings: October 16, November 21

 

THREE : NEW Tech Ed Sessions

The 1st Tuesday of the month learn more about Technology in the library, how to use your e-book, i-pad and other computer technology.
Starts September 5 at 4:00pm-5:30pm – The topic will be “Library Workshop – learn how to search the library catalogue, navigate the website, and use online library services.
Next sessions: October 3 & November 7

 

FOUR: NEW Meditation Mondays – Every Monday

Start your week off with focus and mindfulness. A 10 minute guided meditation will be offered at precisely 12:40pm. Doors open at 12:30pm, and you are welcome to stay until 1:00pm, to sit in contemplative silence.
Starts Monday, October 2 and runs through to Monday December 4.

 

FIVE: Tuesday Talks at the Sechelt Library in October
1:30pm-3:00pm

October 10 –  “The Union of ART & Math – The Original Fractal Snowflake” by Mary A., BSc. (physics), all the way from Edmonton, Alberta. Mary has 15 years of creative art/craft/math thought. She will share her passion for snowflakes and fractals.

October 17 –  Grandmothers and GrandOthers on the Sunshine Coast.  SC Grandmothers and GrandOthers support the Stephen Lewis Foundation by raising awareness and funds to help grandmothers in sub-Sahara Africa who are raising grandchildren and other children orphaned due to the AIDS pandemic.

Since 2006 Canadians have raised an astonishing $24 million for African grandmothers through the Grandmothers and GrandOthers Campaign. The local group has contributed over $148,000 to this total.

October 24 – FAKE News – Believe It or Not! With Sean Eckford from the Coast Reporter and Sechelt Library staff members, Teresa Eckford and Janette Helmuth. In this world of FAKE News it’s difficult to know what to believe.

October 31 –  Bringing Death Home – Reclaiming Choice, Care & Ceremony with Penny Allport, Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant & Metaphysical. Penny will share stories of sitting with those dying and how to make the experience meaningful.

 

SIX: On Thursdays

TWO times a month: 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. Board Game Time.        October 5, 19, November 2, 16 1:30pm-3:00pm. In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library.

The 4th Thursday of the month: German Conversation Cafe – October 26 & November 23  4:30pm-5:30pm. In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library.

NOW 2 times a month. The 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month: “The Writers” Group. A writing group for all writers. No experience necessary. With local writer and instructor Shelley Harrison Rae. 7pm-8:30pm. October 5, 19, November 2, 16

 

SEVEN:  Family History Month – Workshop
Join Sechelt Library staff member and genealogy enthusiast, Teresa Eckford, on Thursday, October 26th and learn how to find those long lost relatives using Ancestry Library Edition. Feel free to bring your family tree, your computer, tablet, or a notebook and pen, along with any questions you may have. There will be a forty-five minute presentation followed by a 1.25 hour workshop.
7pm in the Commmunity Room

 

EIGHT: Canadian Library Month – A community celebration
Friday, October 27th Celebrate your local library and find out what’s happening with the Sechelt Library. Margaret Hodgins, chief librarian and Ann Hopkins, Board chair, will present the updated plans for the renovation, the library campaign, and other news. Refreshments and treats will be served. 4pm-6pm. Presentation at 5pm.

 

NINE : Ongoing programming…

Tech Support with Samantha Iverson. Monday-Friday in the Library. By appointment. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt. bclibrary.ca

 

TEN : Coming Soon…

A Dickens ChristmasMonday, December 11 & Tuesday, December 12. The reading of “A Christmas Carol” by local writer & actor, Richard Austin. Enjoy harp music and singing Christmas Carols. Tickets are $2. Proceeds to the homeless shelter. Tickets will be available November 20th.

See you at the Library… a space to think! 


Sechelt Library Adult Programming & EVENTS  – September & October 2017

In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

All programs are free. Space is limited. Registration is required. 

Call 604 885 3260 or email info@secheltlibrary.ca

ONE: Author Readings:

 Monday, May 15 – 6:30-7:30pm Author Reading with Children’s Author Margriet Ruurs. “Stepping Stones – A Refugee Family’s Journey”. 

A story of Rama and her family, who are forced to flee their once-peaceful village to escape the ravages of the civil war raging ever closer to their home. Everyone is welcome. At the Sechelt Library. Registration recommended due to limited seating. FMI: Call the Sechelt Library 604 885 3260 or sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca or visit www.secheltlibrary.ca

Thursday, May 25 – 7:00pm – 8:00pm Book Launch & Author Reading with Doug Smith “Prairie Spirit”. 

Imagine… a typical boy, growing up in an ordinary prairie town, but when he spends summers on his  Uncle’s farm, strange things begin to happen – and no one will talk about them! Everyone Welcome. FMI: Call the Sechelt Library 604 885 3260. Email: sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca. Visit http://sechelt.bc.libraries.coop/

 

TWO: Mental Health Week May 1-7

Monday, May 1 – 7pm-8:30pm  “That’s Just Crazy Talk” DVD screening & Q&A with Victoria Maxwell.

Due to limited space, registration is recommended. FMI: Call the Sechelt Library 604 885 3260. Email: sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca. Visit http://sechelt.bc.libraries.coop/

Tuesday, May 2 – 1:30pm-3:00pm  Micheal D. Mann, Richard Austin Bothwick, & Hugh Macaulay.

Reading, reciting, discussion on mental health. Due to limited space, registration is recommended. Call the Sechelt Library 604 885 3260. Visit http://sechelt.bc.libraries.coop/

Tuesday, May 2 – 11am-12:30pm  Journalling Workshop with Violette Clark.

“Art of Journaling: A Healing Journey”. Due to limited space, registration is recommended. Call the Sechelt Library 604 885 3260. Visit http://sechelt.bc.libraries.coop/

Thursday, May 4 – 10:30am-12noon  VCH Mental Health team Art Workshop

Join the VCH Mental Healt team with an art workshop and finding out “What is the Older Adult Mental Health Program on the Coast.” Due to limited space, registration is recommended. Call the Sechelt Library 604 885 3260. Visit http://sechelt.bc.libraries.coop/

Thursday, May 4 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm “Two Voices of Mental Health” with Patricia Hetherington & Weegee Sachtjen.

Due to limited space, registration is recommended. Call the Sechelt Library 604 885 3260. Visit http://sechelt.bc.libraries.coop/

 

THREE: Technology Education (Tech Ed)

Tuesday, May 23 – 10:30am-12noon Ipad 101 Workshop: Tips & Tricks to get the most from your ipad & iphone.

This workshop is ideal for beginners and those who would like to learn more about their iPads. Topics will include downloading apps, navigating your iPad, reading library books and magazines, and other useful tips that will make you an iPad expert. Bring your own iPad or iPhone and make sure you can access your apple id.  At the Sechelt Library. Registration required. 604 885 3260 or dsi@secheltlibrary.ca or visit www.secheltlibrary.ca

 

FOUR: Ongoing programming…

Tech Support by our Digital Intern Sam. Monday-Friday, 10:30 am -6:00 pm in the Library. By appointment. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt.bclibrary.ca

Childhood Memories Project. Questionnaire are available upon request, if you want to share your memories of childhood. Available at the Sechelt Library until the end of June. If you have any questions, please contact Sherryl Latimer, Program & Outreach Coordinator for the Sechelt Library.sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca or call 604 885 3260

 

FIVE: On Thursdays

The 1st Thursday of the month: Board Game Time – May 4. 1:30pm-3:00pm In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library. This program is free. Registration required. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt. bclibrary.ca

The 2nd Thursday of the month: German Conversation Cafe –  May 11. 4:30pm-5:30pm.In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library. This program is free. Registration required. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt. bclibrary.ca

The 3rd Thursday of the month: “The Writers” Group – May 18. A writing group for all writers. No experience necessary. With local writer and instructor Shelley Harrison Rae. 7pm-8:30pm. In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library. This program is free. Registration required. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt. bclibrary.ca

The 4th Thursday of the month: Spanish Conversation Cafe – May 25. 4:30pm-5:30pm.In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library. This program is free. Registration required. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt. bclibrary.ca

 

SIX: Coming Soon…

  • Multi-Cultural Event in collaboration with Welcoming Communities & Sunshine Coast Litaracy Coalition – Friday, June 16at the Sechelt Library and the Seaside Centre
  • BC Culture Days Event – Saturday, September 29– BookART  – watch for details

 

Sechelt Library Adult Programming & EVENTS  – JUNE 2017

In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

All programs are free. Space is limited. Registration is required. 

Call 604 885 3260 or email info@secheltlibrary.ca

Advance Care Planning Part 2
Tuesday, June 6 – 1:30pm-3:00pm in the Community Room at the Sechelt Library. With Sunshine Coast Hospice Society volunteers. You’ve attended Advance Care Planning Part 1. You have started the conversation about your future health. NOW the work begins. Put your plan in writing. Prerequisite – attending and Advance Care Planning Part 1 session. To register call 604 885 3260, email sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca, or visit www.secheltlibrary.ca.

Technology Education (Tech Ed)
Tuesday, June 13 – 6:30pm-8:00pm Library Workshop: Learn how to search the library catalogue, navigate the website, and take advantage of online library services. At the Sechelt Library. To register call 604 885 3260, email dsi@secheltlibrary.ca, or visit www.secheltlibrary.ca.

Multi-Cultural Festival
Friday, June 16 – 4pm-8pm at the Seaside Centre, District of Sechelt outdoor stage and the Sechelt Library. Food. Music. Dance. Crafts. And More! Presented by the Sunshine Coast Literacy Coalition, Welcoming Communities, and Sechelt Library.

Visit Us at the Farmers Market
Saturday, June 17 – 9am-2:00pm Visit representative from the Sechelt Library at the Sechelt Farmers Market. Drop in say hi. Find out about Summer Programming for Children and Fall Programming for Adults.

Childhood Memories Update
Tuesday, June 20 – 10:30am-12noon Find out how the project is going. Launch of the Childhood Memories Website. Viewing of the Coast Cable DVD produced from the launch in November 2016 with people sharing their childhood play stories.

 

Ongoing programming
Tech Support by our Digital Intern, Sam. Monday-Friday in the Library. By appointment. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt. bclibrary.ca

Childhood Memories Project. Questionnaire are available upon request, if you want to share your memories of childhood. Available at the Sechelt Library until the end of June. If you have any questions, please contact Sherryl Latimer, Program & Outreach Coordinator for the Sechelt Library. sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca or call 604 885 3260

Coming Soon…

Family Literacy Month  – Watch for Word on the Water, Words in the Woods, Words in the Windows during the last week of September

BC Culture Days Event –  Saturday, September 29 – BookART  – watch for details

See you at the Library… a space to think!