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Location: Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0, Canada

Little Libraries

There are 7 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

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Coast Books (0.0 miles)
287 Gower Point Road, #305, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0 Canada
305-287 Gower Pt, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0 Canada
301-287 Gower Pt Rd, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0 Canada
470 South Fletcher Road, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0 Canada
Government Road and Cardena, Bowen Island, BC Canada
Used Bookstore (12.3 miles)
Wharf Street, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 Canada
Talewind Books (12.3 miles)
5494 Trail Ave, Sechelt, BC
Books N' Stuff (12.4 miles)
5755 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 Canada
5797 Cowrie Street, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 Canada
Ashley's Used Books (12.5 miles)
Trail Avenue, Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 Canada
5511 Shorncliffe Avenue (Rockwood Centre), Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0 Canada
6000 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1L4 Canada
1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada
6361 Memorial Rd., Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada
5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC V6T 1J7 Canada
1985 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada
1958 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2 Canada
Room 283, 1958 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada
1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Canada
1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Canada
1961 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Canada
2033 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2 Canada
1822 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1 Canada
6200 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada

Local events

Sep
9
VPL Aboriginal Storyteller in Residence: Sharon Shorty and the Poetics of FASD
Vancouver Public Library - Carnegie Branch, Wednesday, September 9 at 5pm
September 9, 2015 (5:00 PM – 6:00 PM)
Carnegie Reading Room
In commemoration of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) Awareness Day, Sharon Shorty reads the poetry and prose of Jenny Jackson from Silent No More: A Poetic Voice Breaks the Silence of FASD. Sharon will share stories and moderate community discussion after the reading. (starfishian)… (more)
Sep
9
Darren Groth Reads
Book Warehouse - Main, Wednesday, September 9 at 7pm
Book Warehouse Main St presents Darren Groth, author of Are You Seeing Me? here in the store on Wednesday September 9th at 7 pm.

We cannot live in a world of one.
Twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest.

It's been a year since their dad lost his battle with cancer and Justine became the sole caregiver for her autistic brother, Perry. Now Perry has been accepted into an assisted-living residence in their hometown, Brisbane, Australia, but before he takes up residence, they're seeking to create the perfect memory.

For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of some of his favorite things: Ogopogo, Jackie Chan movies and earthquakes. For Justine, it's an opportunity to learn how to let go—of Perry, of her boyfriend, Marc—and to offer their mother the chance to atone for past wrongs.

But the instability that has shaped their lives will not subside, and the seismic event that Perry forewarned threatens to reduce their worlds to rubble… (starfishian)
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Sep
10
A Tribute to Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Blue Lobster
Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch, Thursday, September 10 at 7pm
September 10, 2015 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Colombian master of literature and magic realism, once stated "I loved cinema so much that I threw myself into it for the same reasons I wrote novels and stories, and that I've worked in journalism: it was another way of telling a story." He wrote over 50 scripts for Mexican movies during the 60s and 70s.

The Vancouver Public Library presents a special screening of La langosta azul, or The Blue Lobster, the only film Gabriel Garcia Marquez was directly involved in producing, with live musical accompaniment. Jon Beasley-Murray (Associate Professor in the Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian studies at U.B.C.) discusses Gabriel Garcia Marquez's larger body of work.

In partnership with the Festival Itinerante de Artes Audiovisuales Colombianas and the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. (starfishian)
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Sep
13
Dead Poets Reading Series
Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch, Sunday, September 13 at 3pm
September 13, 2015 (3:00 PM – 4:30 PM)
Five poets/poetry-lovers/readers/writers bring to life the works of their favourite deceased poets. Each reader will give a brief presentation on the life and work of their chosen poet, followed by a poetry reading.
For more information, visit the Dead Poets Reading Series website. (starfishian)
Sep
15
The Buddha's Wife: The Path of Awakening Together
Banyen Books and Sound, Tuesday, September 15 at 6:30pm
September 15, 2015 (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
For the first time, THE BUDDHA'S WIFE offers this intimate portrait of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind, and her profound journey to spiritual enlightenment. Her inspiring story becomes a metaphor illuminating the Path of Right Relation, a spiritual path that emphasizes opening ourselves with compassion and selflessness within the deep bonds of community and "ordinary" relationships.

The first part of the book is a fictional narrative recreating her story followed by a reader's companion and practical guide. It is an ancient story with powerful implications for our modern lives. Come and join Buddhist dharma leader and author Janet Surrey for a reading, dialogue, and book signing.

JANET SURREY, PhD is a Buddhist dharma leader and clinical psychologist internationally known for her work on relational theories of women's psychological development, diversity, mothering, adoption, and substance abuse. Among other venues, Surrey has taught at Harvard Medical School and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She is the author of several books. She currently divides her time between Boston, MA and Tierra Tranquila, Costa Rica. https://www.banyen.com/events/surrey

"A beautiful imagination of the feminine and relational side of the Buddha's tale."
—JACK KORNFIELD, author of THE WISE HEART

"In this creative, groundbreaking rendering, the relational 'Yin' of Buddhism, so often absent, is brought beautifully to life. The teachings are clear, vibrant, and relevant."
—TARA BRACH, PhD, author of RADICAL ACCEPTANCE (starfishian)
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Sep
15
Bonnie Schmidt Reads
Book Warehouse - Main, Tuesday, September 15 at 7pm
Book Warehouse Main St. presents Bonnie Reilly Schmidt, author of Silenced, here in the store on Tuesday September 15th at 7 pm.

When thirty-two women were hired as mounted police officers in 1974, it was a media sensation. After all, these were not the brawny heroes of Canadian history, or the dashing and handsome Mounties portrayed in over two hundred Hollywood movies. Women were thought to be afraid of guns and incapable of protecting themselves. Training officers at the RCMP’s academy wondered if the women were capable. Could they march? Could they lift weights? Would they cry? The original uniform (pumps, a pillbox hat and a shoulder bag for a revolver and handcuffs) did little to further equality, and if a female officer complained of harassment, supervisors actively and openly pushed her to resign.

The move to put women in uniform was neither a beginning nor an end to women’s journey toward equality in the RCMP. Women have served in the RCMP since 1873, providing social services, searching female gold smugglers and tending to prisoners. For decades, Mountie wives were scrutinized, vetted and subject to regular inspections of their housekeeping. A Mountie’s wife must be a silent worker, always upholding the values of the RCMP. Although the RCMP promoted itself as a gender-neutral organization in 1974, the fight for recognition was about to become heated.

In 1978, after a female Mountie was shot in the line of duty for the first time, male Mounties questioned the ability of women to make split-second, life-and-death decisions. Despite overwhelming resistance, the women of the RCMP managed to assert their equality as police officers on their own terms, breaking ground for women’s rights in Canada.

Drawing on first-hand accounts from forty-five male and female RCMP officers, news reports and archival resources, historian and former plainclothes RCMP officer Bonnie Reilly Schmidt offers an in-depth look into the history and propaganda of this iconic institution. Silenced is the compelling true story of how women transformed not only their role in the RCMP, but our very notion of what it means to be Canadian. (starfishian)
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Sep
16
Novel Nights - Raziel Reid
Book Warehouse - Main, Wednesday, September 16 at 7pm
Book Warehouse Main St. presents Novel Nights with Raziel Reid, author of When Everything Feels Like the Movies, here in the store on Wednesday September 16th at 7pm.

We're pleased to welcome Raziel Reid as the first guest for our new season of our book club, Novel Nights. Raziel will be joining us to discuss his award-winning novel.

For more information, please call 604-879-7737 or email mainstreet@bookwarehouse.ca. (starfishian)… (more)
Sep
21
Completely Mixed Up
Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch, Monday, September 21 at 7pm
September 21, 2015 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Mixed Heritage Asian North American Writing and Art.
Completely Mixed up is a groundbreaking display of creativity exploring what it means to be of mixed Asian North American Heritage. This collection is sure to become a classic in the mixed race literary/arts canon, inspiring present and future generations to define, for themselves, what it means to be 'mixed up'. Local artists and writers will present their work from the anthology and engage in a panel discussion.
In partnership with: Rabbit Fool Press (starfishian)
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Sep
22
Kate Braid and Liz Ross: Poetry Reading and Book Signing
Vancouver Public Library - Firehall Branch, Tuesday, September 22 at 6:30pm
September 22, 2015 (6:30 PM – 7:45 PM)
Kate Braid and Liz Ross welcome the arrival of fall with poems that celebrate transitions, the beauty of small moments and craft.

Kate Braid has written 11 books of prize-winning poetry and non-fiction, the most recent being Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man's World, a memoir of her 15 years as a carpenter. Kate will read from her collection Turning Left to the Ladies.

Elizabeth Ross is the author of Kingdom (Palimpsest). Her work has been longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize and selected for inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry 2013. (starfishian)
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Sep
23
Kate Braid and Liz Ross: Poetry Reading and Book Signing
Vancouver Public Library - Carnegie Branch, Wednesday, September 23 at 6pm
Kate Braid and Liz Ross welcome the arrival of fall with poems that celebrate transitions, the beauty of small moments and craft.

Kate Braid has written 11 books of prize-winning poetry and non-fiction, the most recent being Journeywoman: Swinging a Hammer in a Man's World, a memoir of her 15 years as a carpenter. Kate will read from her collection Turning Left to the Ladies.

Elizabeth Ross is the author of Kingdom (Palimpsest). Her work has been longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize and selected for inclusion in Best Canadian Poetry 2013. (starfishian)
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Sep
23
Psychiatry Under the Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury and Prescriptions for Reform
Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch, Wednesday, September 23 at 7pm
September 23, 2015 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
During the past 35 years, the influence of pharmaceutical money and professional self-interest have misled the public about mental disorders and corrupted our mental health system. The result is an ethical, legal and public health crisis. Robert Whitaker will tell the story of how this corruption took place, the social injury it causes, and share resources toward solutions and reform.

In partnership with Vancouver Unitarians (starfishian)
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Sep
24
Dr. Holmes on Life, Love, Lust
Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch, Thursday, September 24 at 6:30pm
September 24, 2015 (6:30 PM – 8:00 PM)
The subject of sex remains deeply personal--even taboo--in this day and age. It is a social minefield capable of inducing both distress and hysterical laughter. Sex therapist, clinical psychologist, and author Dr. Margarita Holmes tells us why through her dazzling humour and straightforward answers to the provocative questions.
Dr. Holmes is a popular, no-nonsense sex therapist in the Philippines.
In partnership with the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in BC (starfishian)
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Sep
28
Authors Unbound Uninterrupted
Vancouver Public Library - Central Branch, Monday, September 28 at 7pm
September 28, 2015 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
What happens when local poet, storytellers and musicians come together for a night of readings, music and fun? Come and join us for an evening of entertainment and inspiration provided by six local People of the Page:

Mauro Azzano - Novelist
Margo Bates - Novelist
Kempton Dexter - Short Stories and Music
Pattry Emry - Non-Fiction / Memior
Ron Kearse - Non-Fiction / Memior
Lillja Valis (and her Musicians Enrico Renz & Lawren Nemeth) - Poetry and Music.

In partnership with Canadian Author, Vancouver (starfishian)
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Sep
29
VPL Aboriginal Storyteller in Residence: Stories of Reconciliation with Sharon Shorty
Vancouver Public Library - Britannia Branch, Tuesday, September 29 at 4:30pm
September 29, 2015 (4:30 PM – 6:00 PM)

Sharon Shorty performs stories at Britannia Community Centre's Reconciliation in Action: Drive the Change event. Sharon will continue to tell traditional stories inside the library after her storytelling on the event's main stage.

Reconciliation in Action: Drive the Change is a community-powered event to explore making reconciliation and inclusion a reality. The full event kicks off at 3:00 PM at the Britannia Community Centre with family-friendly games and activities, live performances, an intercultural artist market, and food and prizes. (starfishian)… (more)
Oct
1
Granny Power
October 1, 2015 (1:00 PM – 1:30 PM)
Prior to the screening of the documentary film, Granny Power, the Vancouver Raging Grannies will sing a few songs and share inspirational stories about the activities of the Vancouver Grannies past and present.

The film will be shown in the Senior's Lounge of the Britannia Community Centre between 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

In partnership with the Raging Grannies of B.C. (starfishian)
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Oct
5
SFU Writer's Studio 15th Anniversary Reading: E.R. Brown
October 5, 2015 (7:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Author E.R. Brown reads from his novel Almost Criminal, and shares insights into the writing process, and about innovation and experimentation in the crime and mystery genre. Almost Criminal is a critically-praised debut novel that was nominated for an Edgar Award and an Arthur Ellis Award, and named a 2014 Book of the Year by the 49th Shelf.
In partnership with The SFU Writer's Studio. (starfishian)
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