Everyday Experts added as Library starts fall programming

Sounder News

Tuesday, September 8 2015

Fall programming has begun at the Gabriola Public Library, with a new program started called Everyday Experts. Head librarian Amy Dawley said, “Everyday Experts is a new program that I started directly out of feedback we heard at the community consultation session in June. 

“We received overwhelming feedback that Gabriolans would like to see the library facilitate more knowledge-sharing on this island. We heard that our community possesses a wealth of knowledge and that we should do our best to help people learn from each other. To that end, Everyday Experts was created, which is designed to facilitate that knowledge sharing.”

The first Everyday Experts will be this coming Thursday, Sept. 10 entitled, “Energy Use on Gabriola and What You Can Do to Reduce it.” It will be presented by retired engineer Bob McKechnie.”

The program will feature speakers with expertise on a variety of topics and issues, who will be sharing their knowledge with others in this free, drop in speaker series.

“As it is a new program I have started small, planning one talk per month from September – December.”

Returning programs will include Tech Tuesdays (Get free technology help from librarians.); Lego Club; Family Storytime and; Paws 4 Stories where children read one-on-one to Therapy dog Pepper and his handler Adela. Details on dates and times in the Sounder Events Calender.