What’s @ your library this fall

Jason Kuffler, Librarian

Gabriola Island branch, Vancouver Island Regional Library

Tuesday, September 3 2013

It has been an extremely busy summer at the Gabriola Island library with increased foot traffic from tourists and the Summer Reading Club that wrapped up on August 13 with a puppet show, bird of prey demonstration, refreshments, entertainment and prizes for kids. 

Next, we will start gearing up for an action-packed fall. Events will be posted on our website and published in our What’s Happening @ the Library guide in the coming weeks. Some programs are a continuation of popular ones, and there are some new and exciting events. 

Perplexed by your latest technology gadgets? Drop in for help on Technology Thursdays, 1-2 p.m. We are also offering Introduction to eBook workshops, 3-4 p.m. on Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14. 

Families can enjoy stories, rhymes and songs during Family Story Time on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. 

An excellent way to stay up to date on events and trends in the library world is Librarians on the Radio on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour on CHLY 107.7FM at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. 

Island teens are invited to discuss literature and get writing tips at our new Teen Book Club with librarian Jason Kuffler and local author Joëlle Anthony, 6 p.m. on September 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12.

The library will also host several author events between September and November.

Are you smarter than a librarian? Well, prove it at the Gabriola Library Scrabble Club starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5. 

Join us for a movie and popcorn at Wednesday Night Movies at 6 p.m., Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 13 and Dec. 18. 

Bring your craft projects and book recommendations to our popular Purls of Wisdom Fiber Arts Circle at 6 p.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 19. 

Don’t forget to check out our downloadable resources such as books, magazines and music. There are also hundreds of free online resources at virl.bc.ca > Using the Library > eResearch.

If you need help downloading books, need assistance with research or need suggestions on what to read next, talk to your local librarian who is always available to assist.

If you have not yet visited the renovated Gabriola Island branch or have not set foot in a library for a long time, I invite you to do so. You will be pleasantly surprised to find how libraries have changed since you were a child – it’s not just about books and shushing librarians anymore.  

See you at the library soon!