Adult Programs at the library

November 2018
In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

All programs are free. Space is limited.To register call 604 885 3260.

If you have any questions or comments contact Sherryl Latimer,

 Adult Program & Outreach Coordinator at sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca

1. Tuesday Talks 1:30pm-3:00pm
Nov 6 | Raincity Housing  RainCity Housing and Support Society is a grassroots organization built around compassion, purpose and a commitment to delivering   progressive housing and support solutions for people living with mental illness, addictions and other challenges. Nick Gaskin and Robbie Gillaird will talk about Raincity Housing on the Sunshine Coast.
 
Nov 13 | Harbour Publishing  The company was established in 1974 and is based on British Columbia’s   Sunshine Coast. Harbour Publishing is well known for the Raincoast Chronicles, a series of anthologies on BC coast history and culture, of which twenty have now been produced. Howard White, writer, publisher and Order of Canada recipient, will share his stories of publishing in small town BC.
 
Nov 20 | Cancer Supports on the Coast Find out about supports on the Sunshine Coast, either for yourself, a friend, or someone you care about. Representatives from the local Prostate Support Group, Flare on the Coast –   Cancer Support Group, and Dr. Ron Mundy and will be in attendance.

Nov 27 | Wood Stove Exchange Program The Provincial Wood Stove Exchange Program changes out old, smoky wood stoves for cleaner heating options including heat pumps, gas or pellet stoves and cleaner burning wood stoves. Nara Benchley will explain how the program works.


2. Author Visit – Thursday, November 15th at 7:00pm

“Freshly Picket – A Locavore’s Love Affair with BC’s Bounty” by Jane Reid. Freshly picked is an essential read for any local food lover. Season by season, read offers stories, memories, and tales of love and affection for the best of what BC has to offer.


3. Louis Riel Day – Métis Flag Raising – Friday, November 16 12:00pm-1:00pm
Join us at the Library and meet members of the United Canadian Métis Nation after the flag raising of the Métis Flag, outside the District of Sechelt/Sechelt Library building, in recognition of Louis Riel Day. Coffee & Refreshments will be served. In the community room – all are welcome.


4. KAIROS Blanket Exercise – Reconciliation through Education & Understanding — Monday, November 19  2:00pm-5:00pm at the Seaside Centre
Blanket Exercises with facilitators John & Nancy Denham. This exercise is a unique participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.


5. First Contact – Screenings & DiscussionsMonday, November 19, November 26, December 3   7:00pm-9:00pm
Most Canadians have never taken the time to get to know Indigenous People or visit their communities. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous People, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada. Leaving their everyday lives behind the six will travel deep into Winnipeg, Nunavut, Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the coast of BC to visit Indigenous communities. Hosted by the syiyaya Reconciliation Movement & Sechelt Library


6. “NEW” Repair Café — Saturday, November 241:00pm-5:00pm
FREE repairs to domestic devices from around home. You’ve seen these guys at the Gibsons Library, Sunnycrest Mall, Trail Bay Mall and now the Sechelt Library. They are really cool guys who repair your stuff while you wait. No registration required.


7. “NEW” Beginner Computer Class
Every week you will work through an online course on basic computer skills at your own pace, with our Technology Education Coordinator available when you need help. You can bring your own laptop or borrow one of the library’s laptops. This program has been made possible by the District of Sechelt’s Community Investment Program.

Mondays 11am-12:30pm
Nov 5, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17


8. Historical Fiction Book Club
Historical Fiction fans, join us. Teresa Eckford, Sechelt Library Staff member and Historical Fiction aficionado, guides the group.
3rd Monday of the month 1:30pm-3:00pm
Nov 19


9. Tech Ed at the Library
 These sessions will go in-depth on a variety of tech topics.

3rd Thursday of the month  4pm-5:30pm
Nov 15


10. Death Cafe
The Death Café provides a safe space for anyone wanting a time of respectful conversation about any aspect of death. Dianne Baker will facilitate. She is a counselling therapist and retreat facilitator, recently moved from Winnipeg to the Sunshine Coast. She has had a lifelong interest in understanding death and dying. She assisted with Death Cafes in Winnipeg.
Thursdays  10:30am-12:00pm
Nov 29


11. Spanish Conversation Cafe
Practice your Spanish with a group. Join our Spanish Conversation twice a monthTwice a Month – The 2nd & 4th Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm.  With Spanish enthusiast Meredith Stewart. In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library
Tuesdays  4:30pm-5:30pm
Nov 13, 27


12. All Ages Maker Space
Join us at this drop-in program to experiment with laptops, iPads, robotics, arts and crafts, and other fun projects in a relaxed, fun environment. This program is for adults, teens and families to play with technology together.
Monthly on Saturdays: 2:00pm-4:00pm
Nov 17th


13. Coming Soon
A Dickens Christmas – Monday, December 10 & Tuesday, December 11. 4:30pm-5:30pm

The reading of “A Christmas Carol” by local writer & actor, Richard Austin. Enjoy harp music and singing Christmas Carols. Tickets are $2 and will be available November 19th.


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



October/November 2018

In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

All programs are free. Space is limited.To register call 604 885 3260.

If you have any questions or comments contact Sherryl Latimer,

 Adult Program & Outreach Coordinator at sherryl.latimer@secheltlibrary.ca

1. Coffee & Candidates

Meet the candidates running for District of Sechelt Council and the Sunshine Coast Regional District in an informal setting and one-on-one at the Sechelt Library.

District of Sechelt Candidates: Friday October 5, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Sunshine Coast Regional District Candidates: Friday October 12, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

2. 92 years of Winnie-the-Pooh – A Reading & Tea
We are celebrating the writing of A.A. Milne and the beloved stories of Winnie-the-Pooh. An adult story time with Richard Austin & Friends.

Monday, October 22 1pm-2pm

3. NEW Repair Café
FREE repairs to domestic devices from around home. You’ve seen these guys at the Gibsons Library, Sunnycrest Mall, Trail Bay Mall and now the Sechelt Library. They are really cool guys who repair your stuff while you wait. No registration required.

Saturday, September 22
Saturday, November 24
1pm-5pm

4. “NEW” Sechelt Library at Home
The Better at Home program and the Sechelt Library have joined resources to bring library books, DVDs, CDs, or magazines to people who are homebound.

If you or someone you know is homebound and would like to have library materials delivered to your home, you may register for the Sechelt Library at Home Program.

Better at Home volunteers will take your order or you can call it in. The volunteers will pick up your library materials and deliver them to your home and then take them back to the library when you are done.

For more information or to register call Beth or Sherryl. 604 885 3260.

5. Tuesday Talks starts September 11th
September 11| Artist, Anna Banana
Anna will discuss her career as an international artist, sharing her intriguing and innovative ideas, locally and around the world.

September 18 | syiyaya (friends & family) Reconciliation Movement
This movement is a joint initiative between Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents of the Sunshine coast, inspired by and dedicated to, the survivors. Find out more and how to get involved.

September 25 | Blockchain, BitCoin, Cryptocurrency & the Future
Find out the origins of bitcoin, what is blockchain, what is cryptocurrency, what are the implications of these new technologies, and what can we expect in the future. With Stephen Murphy.

October 2 | Devlin Funeral Home
Gail Thurber, the new owner of Devlin Funeral Home will talk about the services provided at Devlin Funeral Home and answer any questions you may have about body preparation and burial.

October 23 |Sunshine Coast Hospice Society
Find out more about the history of the hospice society on the Sunshine Coast and the services they provide.

NO TALKS October 9 | 16 | 30 due to Advance Polls for the Municipal Election and Community Room repairs.

Tuesdays: September 11, 18, 25 ; October 2, 23  1:30pm-3pm in the Community Room at the Sechelt Library.

All programs are free – to register, please come into the library or phone 604-885-3260.

6. Author Visits
Thursday, September 6 at 7pm

The Light A Body Radiates” by Ethel Whitty. Set in working class Cape Breton, against the backdrop of the 60s revolution, the AIDS epidemic of the 80s, and the “culturally imperative migration” that urged so many away from the places they called home.

Thursday, November 15th at 7pm
“Freshly Picked – A Locavore’s Love Affair with BC’s Bounty” by Jane Reid. Freshly picked is an essential read for any local food lover. Season by season, read offers stories, memories, and tales of love and affection for the best of what BC has to offer.

7. Historical Fiction Book Club starts September 17th
Historical Fiction fans, join us. Teresa Eckford, Sechelt Library Staff member and Historical Fiction aficionado, guides the group.

September 2018 book: Goodnight from London by Jennifer Robson
October 2018 book: Helena by Evelyn Waugh
November 2018 book: River of darkness by Rennie Airth

3rd Monday of the month 1:30pm-3:00pm
Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19

8. ‘The Writers’ Group
A writing group for all writers 18 years & older. Local writer and instructor Shelley Harrison Rae will guide you with writing exercise to help keep the creative juices.

Thursdays for 6 sessions 7pm-8:30pm
Sept 20, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25

9. Technology Education
These sessions are designed to introduce you to various online and technology related library resources. Check back soon for each session’s topic.

3rd Thursday of the month 4pm-5:30pm (except 1:30-3 on October 18)
Oct 18, Nov 15

October 18th: Saving your memories
This introductory session will give you the basic skills necessary to digitize your documents, photos, slides, and photo negative collections for archiving purposes with the library’s new photo scanner. A Family History Month presentation. 1:30-3pm

Novmber 15th: Your Library Online                    
Learn how to access ebooks and the other online services available at the Sechelt Library.

10. Death Cafe
The Death Café provides a safe space for anyone wanting a time of respectful conversation about any aspect of death. Dianne Baker will facilitate. She is a counselling therapist and retreat facilitator, recently moved from Winnipeg to the Sunshine Coast. She has had a lifelong interest in understanding death and dying. She assisted with Death Cafes in Winnipeg.

Thursdays 10:30am-12pm
Sept 27, Oct 18, Nov 29

11. Spanish Conversation Cafe
Practice your Spanish with a group. Join our Spanish Conversation twice a monthTwice a Month – The 2nd & 4th Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm. With Spanish enthusiast Meredith Stewart. In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

Tuesdays 4:30pm-5:30pm
Sept 11, 25, Oct 9, 23, Nov 13, 27

12. Family History Month – Introduction to Family History
Join Teresa Eckford to discover how to start your family history research. Topics include: where to begin your research, genealogical terminology, software, free and paid databases (including Ancestry Library Edition), and further resources. During this presentation, you will learn the preliminary skills needed to delve into the fascinating world of genealogical research.

Monday, October 22nd 7pm-8:30pm

13. KAIROS Blanket Exercise – Reconciliation through Education & Understanding
Blanket Exercises with facilitators John & Nancy Denham. This exercise is a unique participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers, and educators – one that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

Saturday, October 27th 10am-1pm in the Community Room
Monday, November 19th 2pm-5pm at the Seaside Centre

14. Ongoing programming…
Tech Support with Samantha Iversen. Monday-Friday in the Library. By appointment. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt. bclibrary.ca (Please note: Sechelt Library Card holders only. Gibsons & District Library patrons are welcome at Sam’s Tech Drop-in)

Tech Drop-in with Samantha Iversen. Thursdays 11am-1pm
Drop by the Sechelt Library’s computer area every Thursday to ask quick tech questions. No Sechelt Library card required.
Sept 6th, 18th (Tuesday), 27th, Oct 4th, 11th, 18th, Nov 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
All Ages

syiyaya Reconciliation Movement events at the Sechelt Library – August 2018

In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

All programs are free. Space is limited. Call or visit the library to register.

Call 604 885 3260 or email info@secheltlibrary.ca

syiyaya Reconciliation Movement weaving with Shy Watters

ONE. Sechelt LibraryWednesday, August 8 at 7pm                                         

“Weaving Reconciliation: the Fabric of Our Lives” – with Shy Watters

The syiyaya Reconciliation Movement is pleased to announce the launch of their first big artistic collaboration, “Weaving Reconciliation: the Fabric of our Lives”…Opening talk with members of the syiyaya Reconciliation Movement & Shy Watters.

TWO. Sechelt LibrarySaturday, August 11 & 18 at 10am – 2pm    

syiyaya Reconciliation Movement weaving with Shy Watters

Come and meet Shy, learn about her art, and add your threads to the fabric of reconciliation on the Sunshine Coast!


Mental Health Week at the Sechelt Library – May 2018

In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

All programs are free. Space is limited. Call or visit the library to register.

Call 604 885 3260 or email info@secheltlibrary.ca

Mental Health Week in May at Sechelt Library and Gibsons & District Public Library

ONE. Sechelt Library – Monday, May 7 at 3pm                                         
Mental Health Week – Anosognosia: Lack of Insight and how to respond to It. 

This presentation explore the difficulties families encounter when trying to help someone with a serious mental illness who does not believe there is anything wrong with them self.   It will touch on Ulysses Agreements which are made together when the person is functioning well. The presentation will also touch on some topics from the family course “Strengthening Families Together”. With Erica Gatz and Donna Motzer from the Sunshine Coast chapter of the BC Schizophrenia Society. To reserve a seat call 604 885 3260

TWO. Sechelt Library – Tuesday, May 8 at 3pm    

Mental Health Week – Insomnia & Mental Health. with Dr. Baili Clarke, Naturopathic Physician.

Find out how insomnia effects mental health and what you can do about it. To reserve a seat call 604 885 3260

THREE. Sechelt Library – Thursday, May 10 11am-12:30pm

Mental Health Week – The Who. The What. The Where. Of the Arrowhead Clubhouse in Sechelt.

Members of Arrowhead will share their stories and experiences at Arrowhead and who it serves, and what it is, and where it’s located. To reserve a seat call 604 885 3260.


Sechelt Library Adult Programming & EVENTS  – March/April 2018

In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

All programs are free. Space is limited. Call or visit the library to register.

Call 604 885 3260 or email info@secheltlibrary.ca

ONE. April is Poetry Month – Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Sechelt Library’s 2nd Annual Poetry Contest
This year’s theme is “A Happy Moment in Time” a happy moment in your past, at the present time or a happy moment you would like create for the future. Registration forms are available at the library or on-line on our website.
Deadline is Wednesday, April 11, 2018

FACEBOOK Book Spine Poetry contest (for 18+ of age) starts April 3rd and ends Monday, April 16th. Winner announced Tuesday, April 17th. Enter on the Sechelt Library FACEBOOK page. The prize is a $50 gift certificate to Talewind Books.

A Poetry Evening with Susan Telfer, John Pass, Dorothy Stott, and Philip Jager. Thursday, April 27th at 7pm. Local authors reading from their work plus one from their favourite poet.

TWO. BC Federation of Writers Event
Witness – 5 Writers Reading Five Short Stories.
Betty Baxter, Kim Fenton, Gord Halloran, Janet Hodgkinson, Donald Ross
Produced in cooperation with the Writers Union of Canada & the Sechelt Library

Thursday, April 5th 7pm

THREE. Volunteer Income Tax Program
(sponsored by Vancouver Coastal Health & Canada Revenue Agency) at the Sechelt Library in the Archive Room
This program is a free servie for eligible clients.
Every Tuesday during the months of March, April and on May 1, 2018. 12pm-5pm by appointment.

FOUR. 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.
Every Monday with exception of Spring Break and Easter, March 20, 27, April 2.

FIVE. Tuesday Talks at the Sechelt Library
1:30pm-3:00pm
March 13| Self Realization Meditation Centre: Holistic Health-Living life to the Full.  Life is a finely tuned balancing act. In order to be truly “well”, all parts of our self, need to be in harmony. This talk will address practical ways to look after your energy: be in charge of your mind, bring realization and peace to your body; and connect more deeply to your inner self.

PLEASE NOTE: There will not be any Tuesday Talks during Spring Break due to making space for the Children Programming in the Community Room.

April 3| Poetry Open Mic. Join library staff and read your favourite poem to launch Poetry Month.
There will be 9 spots available to read for 5 minutes maximum. Readers will read on a “first come first serve basis”.

April 10| Gardening as we age. How to do it easily and safely.
With self-professed horticulture addict, Kathy VanVliet from Sunnyside Nursery in Delta (now living on the Sunshine Coast). She also writes the column “Simply Gardening” for the Sunshine Coast Living Magazine.

SIX. Each One|Teach One: Financial Literacy Series with the Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Saturday, March 24 11am-12noon ” Identity Theft & Fraud Prevention”
Saturday, April 28 11am-12noon “Building a Healthy Credit History” CANCELLED!!

SEVEN. 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
Mar 19, Apr 16, May 28 (one week later due to the holiday Monday)

EIGHT. NEW All Ages Maker Space
Monthly on Saturdays Computer programming, robotics, arts & crafts. For families and adults. All ages welcome.
Next sessions: Apr 14, May 5

NINE. Tech Ed Sessions
3rd Thursday of the month, learn more about Technology in the library, how to use your e-book, i-pad and other computer technology. Check our website for topics.
Next sessions: Mar 15

TEN. Spanish Conversation Cafe
Twice a Month – The 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of the month: Spanish Conversation Café with Meredith Stewart
4:30pm-5:30pm. In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library
Tuesdays Mar 13, Apr 10
Thursdays Mar 22, Apr 26

ELEVEN. Ongoing programming
Tech Support with Samantha Iversen. Monday-Friday in the Library.
Appointments for Sechelt Library Card holders ONLY.

Tuesday / Thursday Tech Drop-in from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm open to everyone. (See schedule on the Tech Ed Coordinator page) Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt.bclibrary.catech help poster -updated march 15th, 2018TWELVE. Coming soon
·       Death Cafe. Two Thursdays. April 12 & 19. 10:30am-12noon.
·       Master Gardener Clinic on April 21
·       Author visit with Pat Yardley “Grizzles, Gales & Great Salmon” April 13th


Sechelt Library Adult Programming & EVENTS  – Winter/Spring 2018

ONE. Author Reading: Carol M. Cram
Join award-winning historical novelist Carol M. Cram for a presentation of her third novel The Muse of Fire about an actress in early 19th Century London. The event includes a lively discussion of historical women in painting, music, and theater through the lens of Carol’s three novels about women in the arts.

February 24, 2018 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm


TWO. 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 January 8th.


THREE. Tuesday Talks at the Sechelt Library
Starts January 16th1:30pm-3:00pm

Jan 16 – Vici Johnstone from Caitlin Press – The publishing company based in Halfmoon Bay that bridges the gap …where urban meets rural.
Jan 23 – MLA Nicholas Simons  – Find out what’s changed and what hasn’t at the BC Legislature.
Jan 30 – RCMP – Frauds & Scams, staying safe on the Sunshine Coast!  Scams and frauds on the computer, by phone or other means. With Cpl. Ben Stewart from the Sechelt RCMP
Feb 6 – Community Resource Centre and the NEW Seniors Information &  Outreach Navigator
Feb 13 – Chocolate Tasting with John from Christopher Norman Chocolates  Taste the difference in chocolate
Feb 20 – Mental Health First Aid with Vanessa White
Mar 6 – The Ancient Healing Knowledge of India, Ayurved.
Mar 13 – Self Realization Meditation Centre: Holistic Health-Living life to the Full

Please note Tuesday Talks will not be on during Spring Break, March 20 & 27. Talks will  resume for the first two Tuesdays in April.


FOUR. Each One/Teach One: Financial Literacy Series with the Sunshine Coast Credit Union
Saturday, February 24 11am-12noon RRSP & TFSAs – find out more about Registered Retirement Savings Plans and TFSAs

Saturday, March 24  11 am-12 noonIdentity Theft & Fraud Prevention

Saturday, April 28  11 am-12 noon Building a Healthy Credit History


FIVE. NEW: The Writer’s Studio Writing Consultations
The Writer’s Studio is presented in cooperation with Simon Fraser University Continuing Studies. This program will offer a free consultation on 7 pages of your poetry or prose. Consultations will be available the last Monday of the month by appointment.  Call the library to book a consultation.

Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 26, Apr 30
with appointments at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm.


SIX. Valentine’s Week at the library

Tuesday February 13 1:30-3:00pm  Tuesday Talks Chocolate Tasting with John Down of Christopher Norman Chocolates ; 7:00pm “Love Me True” with Andreas Schroeder, Kara Stanley & Simon Paradis. Join us for coffee, desserts, and sweet literary and musical treats.

Thursday February 15 7:00pm  “The Arc of Love: Love & Relationships Over a Life Span” with psychologist Dr. Spenser Wade. What is Love? Is Love an emotion? What does Love look like at different stages of life? Find out more in this interactive discussion.

All events are free. To reserve a seat please call the Sechelt Library 604 885 3260.


SEVEN. Historical Fiction Book Club
Historical Fiction fans, join us for lively discussions about stories set in the past, near and distant. Teresa Eckford, Sechelt Library Staff member and Historical Fiction aficionado, will guide the group.

3rd Monday of the month 1:30pm-3:00pm
Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 19, Apr 16, May 28 (one week later due to the holiday Monday)


EIGHT. NEW All Ages Maker Space
Monthly on Saturdays Computer programming, robotics, arts & crafts. For families and adults. All ages welcome.

Next sessions: Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 14, May 5


NINE. Tech Ed Sessions
The 3rd Thursday of the month, learn more about Technology in the library. Learn how to use your e-book, i-pad and other computer technology. Check our website for upcoming topics.

Next sessions: Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19


TEN. Spanish Conversation Cafe
NEW Twice a Month – The 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday of the month: Spanish Conversation Café
4:30pm-5:30pm. In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

Tuesdays Jan 9, Feb 13, Mar 13, Apr 10
Thursdays Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 22, Apr 26


ELEVEN. “The Writers” Group
NEW “The Writers” Group will now meet on FOUR consecutive Thursdays. A writing group for all writers, no experience necessary. With local writer and instructor Shelley Harrison Rae.

Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 17pm-8:30pm.


TWELVE. Board Game Time
3rd Thursday of the month. Board Game Time in the Community Room at the Sechelt Library.

Jan 18, Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19 at 1:30pm-3:00pm. CANCELLED for March and April.


THIRTEEN. Ongoing programming…
Tech Support with Samantha Iversen. Monday to Friday in the Library.
By appointment. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt.bclibrary.ca


FOURTEEN. Coming soon…
·  A talk on Love & Relationship in February
·  Financial Literacy Series sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Credit Union
·   Death Café – a safe space to discuss death and dying with trained facilitators coming in April
·   BC Federation of Writers event April 5th
·   April is Poetry Month – watch for contests and events
·   Master Gardener Clinic in April

See you at the Library… a space to think! 


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Sechelt Library Adult Programming & EVENTS  – November 2017

In the Community Room at the Sechelt Library

All programs are free. Space is limited. Call or visit the library to register.

Call 604 885 3260 or email info@secheltlibrary.ca

ONE: Community Opioid Dialogue
 
Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm-9pm – Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Collaborative and it’s community partners presents Community Opioid Dialogues, a two way conversation, discussing the opioid crisis and its impact on our community.
 
TWO: Poetry Reading and Discussion
 
Thursday, November 23 7pm-8pm – With Award Winning Poet from Gibsons, Dorothy Stott.  Reading from her newest book “Simplicity”, Dorothy will share some of her other favourites and will discuss her writing and life in poetry.
 
THREE: Financial Literacy Series: Each One | Teach One

Saturday, November 25 at 11am-12noon – In partnership with the Sunshine Coast Credit Union. The topic will be “Building a Healthy Credit History”

FOUR: Tuesday Talks at the Sechelt Library in November
1:30pm-3:00pm

Nov 7 – Advance Care Planning Part 1 with the Sunshine Coast Hospice Start a conversation about your future health with members of the Sunshine Coast Hospice Society. Part 2 takes place on Thursday, Nov 23.

Nov 14 – The Discovery of 5 Shíshálh Ancestors with Raquel Joe Find out more about the discovery, which is considered to be “one of the most significant chiefly burials finds in North America”.
 
Nov 21 – Medical Marijuana. Find out more!  With Dr. Joerg Jaschinski and S&M Medicinal Sweet Shoppe. Find out more about Medical Marijuana. Where to buy it safely. Is it beneficial?
 
Nov 28 –  Sunshine Coast Community Solar Association. A non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and supporting residents of British Columbia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast in all aspects of energy conservation and renewable energy production. Find out more about their projects.

FIVE: 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
Continues Nov 20
 
SIX: 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.
Next session: Nov 7
 
SEVEN: 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.
Continues to Dec 4th

EIGHT: Spanish Conversation Cafe
 
The 2nd  Tuesday of the month: Spanish Conversation Cafe – in the Community Room at the Sechelt Library.
 Nov 14 – 4:30pm-5:30pm

NINE: On Thursdays
 
TWICE a month: 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. Board Game Time – in the Community Room at the Sechelt Library.
Nov 2, 1:30pm-3:00pm November 16 Board Game Time CANCELLED, it will resume in January 2018

German Conversation Cafe –  CANCELLED until further notice

NOW twice 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.
Nov 2, 16 7pm-8:30pm
 
TEN: Ongoing programming…
 
Tech Support with Samantha Iverson. Monday-Friday in the Library.
By appointment. Call 604 885 3260 or email info@sechelt.bclibrary.ca

 
ELEVEN: Coming Soon…
 A Dickens Christmas – . 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.
Monday, December 11 & Tuesday, December 12

 


 

Sechelt Library Adult Programming & EVENTS  – September & October 2017

ONE: Author Readings:

Friday, September 8th at 7pm – Theresa 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 7pm – Federation of BC Writers presents “A Few Good Books” with local authors

Monday, October 2nd at 7pm – Chris 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.

 

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 Christmas – Monday, 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!