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129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

October 2019

Reconciliation Reading Circles

October 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Reconciliation reading circles starting in fall for 5 weeks. Join others in reading They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars. In these Reading Circles, we explore Bev Sellars’ frank and poignant memoir, in which she shares her personal account of her residential school experience and articulates her own path to healing. Library staff will facilitate the discussion to expand our understanding of local Indigenous history, impacts of colonialism and its ongoing effects on Indigenous peoples. Limited to 15 participants.…

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Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman

October 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Wednesday at the library in three 50-minute sessions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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SWOVA AGM

October 16, 2019 @ 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Annual general meeting with guest speaker Doug Livingston, SD 64 director of instruction, at the Salt Spring Public Library Program Room. 4:45 to 5:45 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

October 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Thursday at the library. 10 a.m to 12 noon. Maximum of 15 minutes per patron.

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Marissa Stapley Book Launch

October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Marissa Stapley launches The Last Resort, an instant national bestselling thriller by visiting Toronto-based author and journalist. Salt Spring public Library. 7 p.m.

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Improv Class

October 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Learn the elements of Improv with the award-winning GISS Improv Team in this exciting three-session course. For ages 10-13. Salt Spring Public Library. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Reconciliation Reading Circles

October 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Reconciliation reading circles starting in fall for 5 weeks. Join others in reading They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars. In these Reading Circles, we explore Bev Sellars’ frank and poignant memoir, in which she shares her personal account of her residential school experience and articulates her own path to healing. Library staff will facilitate the discussion to expand our understanding of local Indigenous history, impacts of colonialism and its ongoing effects on Indigenous peoples. Limited to 15 participants.…

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Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman

October 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Wednesday at the library in three 50-minute sessions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

October 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Thursday at the library. 10 a.m to 12 noon. Maximum of 15 minutes per patron.

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Library Book Club

October 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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The Salt Spring Island Public Library book club, open to all and free of charge, meets from 1 to 3 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month. This month's pick is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

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Grandmothers Campaign Info Night

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Guest speakers from Victoria Grandmothers to Grandmothers Group show slides and share info about the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers Campaign. Salt Spring Public Library. 7 p.m.

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Family Movie Matinee – Beetlejuice

October 25, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Kids and families welcome to library screening with free popcorn. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

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Double Book Launch: Eufemia Fantetti and Brenda Brooks

October 26, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Toronto write Eufemia Fantetti launches My Father, Fortune-tellers & Me: A Memoir — a powerful and witty coming-of-age story of fate versus free will — and Salt Spring's Brenda Brooks presents her much-anticipated second novel, the noir-ish Honey. Salt Spring Public Library. 3:30 p.m.

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Burn It Smart Wood Heating Workshop

October 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

A workshop with wood-heat and safety professionals. Salt Spring Public Library program room. 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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Rainbow Road Park Allotment Gardens AGM

October 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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The Rainbow Road Park Allotment Gardens invite you to attend their AGMEveryone is welcome. Library Program Room. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. For more information call Jane at 250-537-0880.

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SSI Transportation Commission Meeting

October 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Regular business meeting. Library program room. 3 p.m.

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Reconciliation Reading Circles

October 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Reconciliation reading circles starting in fall for 5 weeks. Join others in reading They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars. In these Reading Circles, we explore Bev Sellars’ frank and poignant memoir, in which she shares her personal account of her residential school experience and articulates her own path to healing. Library staff will facilitate the discussion to expand our understanding of local Indigenous history, impacts of colonialism and its ongoing effects on Indigenous peoples. Limited to 15 participants.…

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Film Screening: Washed Up

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Coast Salish artist John Aitken addresses the problem of missing or murdered Indigenous girls, women, trans and 2-spirit people across Canada. Salt Spring Public Library. 7 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman

October 30, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Wednesday at the library in three 50-minute sessions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

October 31, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Thursday at the library. 10 a.m to 12 noon. Maximum of 15 minutes per patron.

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November 2019

Art Show Opening: Melodie Herbert & Philippa Tattersall

November 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Opening event for an exhibit of paintings by Melodie Herbert and Philippa Tattersall exhibit paintings in the Salt Spring Public Library Program Room. 3 to 4:30 p.m.

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Love of the Salish Sea Islands Readings

November 2, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Salt Spring writers who contributed to Mother Tongue Publishing's Love of the Salish Sea Islands anthology will read at the Salt Spring Public Library. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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Salt Spring Toastmasters

November 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Public-speaking club meets Mondays at the Salt Spring Public Library Program Room, except on statutory holidays. 7 p.m. sharp.

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Teen Book Club

November 5, 2019 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Today's book being discussed is Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu.

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Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman

November 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Wednesday at the library in three 50-minute sessions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

November 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Thursday at the library. 10 a.m to 12 noon. Maximum of 15 minutes per patron.

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Poetry Open Mic

November 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Featured poet Karen Lee White is Northern Salish, Tuscarora, Chippewa and Scots from Vancouver Island. Library program room. Reader sign-up 6:45 p.m., open mic at 7, featured poet at 7:30 p.m.

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Family Movie Matinee – Smallfoot

November 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Kids and families welcome to library screening with free popcorn. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

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Drones and their Use in a Major Disaster

November 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Philip Reece of Indro Robotics gives free presentation on understanding drone capabilities and their use in a major emergency. Emergency Preparedness Series for Salt Spring Islanders. Salt Spring Public Library. 5 to 7 p.m.

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Salt Spring Toastmasters

November 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Public-speaking club meets Mondays at the Salt Spring Public Library Program Room, except on statutory holidays. 7 p.m. sharp.

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Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman

November 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Wednesday at the library in three 50-minute sessions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

November 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Thursday at the library. 10 a.m to 12 noon. Maximum of 15 minutes per patron.

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Family Movie Matinee – Charlotte’s Web

November 15, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Kids and families welcome to library screening with free popcorn. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

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Write on the Rock Children’s Book Festival

November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

First annual celebration of children's lit at the SS Public Library. Schedule sees Aidan Cassie give a presentation on creating picture books from 11 a.m. to noon; snacks and a picture book-making activity from 12 to 12:30 p.m.; and Mike Deas give a presentation on creating graphic novels from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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Community Talking Circle on the Topic of “Community Safety”

November 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Salt Spring Island's Restorative Justice group hosts talking circles on the proposed community safety tax. Salt Spring Public Library. 3 p.m.

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Youth Book Club

November 18, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Snacks, games, crafts and discussion of Jane, the Fox and Me by Jane Britt. SS Public Library. 3:30 to 5 p.m.

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Salt Spring Toastmasters

November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Public-speaking club meets Mondays at the Salt Spring Public Library Program Room, except on statutory holidays. 7 p.m. sharp.

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Dan Jason: Changing the Climate With The Seeds We Grow

November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Salt Spring Seeds founder and author of multiple books Dan Jason talks about his latest book. Salt Spring Public Library. 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman

November 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Wednesday at the library in three 50-minute sessions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

November 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Thursday at the library. 10 a.m to 12 noon. Maximum of 15 minutes per patron.

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Book Launch: Imagining Violet Married

November 21, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Second book in a trilogy by Salt Spring writer Mary Hughes is launched at the Salt Spring Public Library. 1:30 p.m. With live piano music by Susan Bull.

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Community Talking Circle on the Topic of “Community Safety”

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Salt Spring Island's Restorative Justice group hosts talking circles on the proposed community safety tax. Salt Spring Public Library. 7 p.m.

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Family Movie Matinee – Bend It Like Beckham

November 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Kids and families welcome to library screening with free popcorn. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

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Queer Reading Series: Arleen Pare

November 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Evening of poetry with Arleen Pare at the Salt Spring Public Library. 7 p.m.

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Salt Spring Toastmasters

November 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 26, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Public-speaking club meets Mondays at the Salt Spring Public Library Program Room, except on statutory holidays. 7 p.m. sharp.

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Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman

November 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Wednesday at the library in three 50-minute sessions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

November 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Thursday at the library. 10 a.m to 12 noon. Maximum of 15 minutes per patron.

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Library Book Club

November 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Today's book is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Salt Spring Public Library. 1 to 3 p.m.  The book club is open to all and meets on the fourth Thursday of each month.   

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Film Screening: The Toad People

November 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Film about community-based movements to save endangered toadlets. Salt Spring Public Library. 7 p.m.

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Family Movie Matinee – Elf

November 29, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Kids and families welcome to library screening with free popcorn. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Fridays at 2:30 p.m.

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Book Launch: Stories From the Magic Canoe

November 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Salt Spring author Briony Penn shares Stories from the Magic Canoe, stories of Cecil Paul, an Xenaksiala elder, as told to Penn. Salt Spring Public Library. 7 p.m. 

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December 2019

Art Show Opening: Diana Hayes

December 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Opening event for Diana Hayes' exhibit of photographs, which celebrates her recently published book called Labyrinth of Green. Salt Spring Public Library Program Room. 7 to 7:30 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman

December 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Wednesday at the library in three 50-minute sessions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

December 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Thursday at the library. 10 a.m to 12 noon. Maximum of 15 minutes per patron.

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Poetry Open Mic

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Guest is North Vancouver poet and novelist Aislinn Hunter. Salt Spring Public Library. The open-mic begins at 7 p.m., with sign-up at 6:45, followed by Hunter reading at 7:30 p.m.

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SSIWPA Presentation: Salt Spring Groundwater Monitoring

December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

 Public presentation by William Shulba, Islands Trust senior freshwater specialist, titled Salt Spring Island Targeted Groundwater Well Monitoring Pilot. Salt Spring Public Library. 7 to 9 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman

December 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Wednesday at the library in three 50-minute sessions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

December 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Thursday at the library. 10 a.m to 12 noon. Maximum of 15 minutes per patron.

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Tech Tutoring with Peter Freeman

December 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Wednesday at the library in three 50-minute sessions between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

December 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Every Thursday at the library. 10 a.m to 12 noon. Maximum of 15 minutes per patron.

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StoryWalk

December 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Self-led walk from the library, through Mouat Park to the pool, following a picture book story along the path. This month's book is The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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January 2020

Poetry Open Mic

January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Poetry Open Mic at the library with featured poet Zoe Landale. Sign-up 6:45 p.m., open mic 7, featured reading 7:30 p.m.

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20 Great Writing Habits for 2020 with Zoe Landale

January 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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An interactive Writing Workshop, free of charge to aspiring writers of all kinds, at every level. Zoe Landale taught for 15 years in the Creative Writing Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and lives on Pender Island. Registration is limited to 10 persons, and pre-registration is required. Free for library members.

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Mada Dalian Book Launch

January 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Mada Dalian reads from and signs copies of her book, In Search of the Miraculous: Healing into Consciousness. Salt Spring Public Library. 2 p.m.

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SSI Community Economic Development Commission

January 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Commission meets at the library program room. 3 to 5 p.m.

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Cornelia Krikke Book Launch

January 17, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Book launch and reading for Inspired Perspectives, tales of transformation in poetry and prose. Salt Spring Public Library. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

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The Peace Class

January 18, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

First of 10 one-hour sessions at the Salt Spring Public Library. 3:30 p.m. Info: https://www.ssi-peace.com/

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Salt Spring Parks & Recreation Commission

January 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Regular monthly meeting at the Salt Spring Public Library program room. 3 to 5 p.m.

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Book Launch: Enlightening Moments

January 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Garry Bello shares his book and the Bello Method. Salt Spring Public Library. 2 p.m. Gary Bello’s book Enlightening Moments introduces a radical perspective that inspires refreshing responses to the way things are. Integrating Eastern wisdom and Western body-centred psychology to empower people to live to their full potential, local author Bello’s book is a sampling of the Bello Method, a system made to help people discover and change patterns of behavior and belief that prevent personal fulfillment, health, success.

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Salt Spring Island Public Library Book Club

January 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Library book club, open to all and free of charge, meets on the fourth Thursday of each month. This month is Reader’s Choice, Non-Fiction. 1 to 3 p.m.

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Library Book Club

January 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Read a non-fiction book of your choice and share it with the group. Salt Spring Public Library Program Room. 1 to 3 p.m.

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Creating Our Renewable Energy Future

January 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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An evening of short videos and discussion, moderated by David Denning. Sponsored by Salt Spring Community Energy, Transition Salt Spring and the Salt Spring Island Public Library. 7 to 9 p.m., free, open to everyone.

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DAISSI Queer Reading Series: Bill Richardson

January 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Bill Richardson is guest author at the Salt Spring Public Library. 7 p.m.

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SSI Transportation Commission

January 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Commission meets at the library program room. 3 to 5 p.m.

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February 2020

Art Show Opening: Brushstrokes & Bookshelves

February 1, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Opening event for an art exhibit featuring entries for a juried exhibit of work that celebrates the Salt Spring Public Library and its 60th anniversary. Library program room. 3 to 5 p.m. Guaranteed viewing from 12 to 12:45 p.m.

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Film Screening: EX LIBRIS

February 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Free public screening of EX LIBRIS, a compelling documentary about the New York Public Library. 6 to 9 p.m. A Salt Spring Public Library 60th anniversary event.

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Poetry Open Mic  Featuring Our Library in Poetic Life

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Featuring winners and honourable mentions from the library-themed poetry contest. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Salt Spring Public Library Program Room.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

February 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Thursdays at Salt Spring Public Library. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. 

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Emergency Prep Series: Hydro Safety & Awareness

February 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Navigating power outages safely on Salt Spring Island. Presented by BC Hydro representatives. Salt Spring Public Library program room. 5 to 7 p.m. 

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Poetry Book Launch: Brent Talbot

February 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Brent Talbot releases Rainbow Soul Food - Heart Opening Poetry at the Salt Spring Public Library. 7:30 p.m.

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Island Pathways AGM

February 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Salt Spring Public Library program room. 2 to 4 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Conrad

February 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Mondays at Salt Spring Public Library. 12 noon to 3 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

February 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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My Clothes, My World:  How Fashion and the Climate Crisis Are Linked

February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Transition Salt Spring hosts SD64 administrator/educator Vivienne Challandes for a presentation on the Fashion Takes Action program changes the lives and attitudes of students regarding fashion and climate. Salt Spring Public Library. 7 p.m.

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Sixty Years of Reading Tile-Making Workshop

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Workshop will see kids will create a permanent installation of tiles for the library. SS Public Library Program Room. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  To pre-register, call 250-537-4666, or email info@saltspringlibrary.com

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Teen Movie Matinee – X-Men: First Class

February 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Free movie + pizza for teens. Salt Spring Public Library Program Room. 2 to 4 p.m. 

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Library 60th Anniversary Gala

February 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Dance in the main library with Doug & the Thugs. 7 to 10 p.m. Free refreshments, cash bar. Dress '60s style! Suggested $10 donation.

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SSI Transportation Commission Meeting

February 24, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Public welcome to observe regular business meeting. Salt Spring Public Library. 3 to 5 p.m.

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Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

February 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Thursdays at Salt Spring Public Library. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. 

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Library Book Club

February 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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All welcome to attend. This month's pick is Larry's Party by Carol Shields. Salt Spring Public Library. 1 to 3 p.m.

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Emergency Prep Series: Generator Safety and Maintenance

February 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Generator Safety and Maintenance. Is your generator ready for an emergency? Presented by Mid Island Marine. Salt Spring Public Library program room. 5 to 7 p.m. 

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March 2020

Tech Tutoring with Jim Watkins

March 5, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Thursdays at Salt Spring Public Library. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. 

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Poetry Open Mic

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Guest poet is Beth Everest, who publishes work in literary journals across Canada. Her most recent book Silent Sister: the mastectomy poems (Frontenac House) was short-listed for numerous awards.Salt Spring Public Library. 7 p.m. Reader sign-up at 6:45. 

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Film Screening: 20th Century Gals

March 7, 2020 @ 11:30 am
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

Starring Cathy Jones of This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Celebrate women's achievements at the Salt Spring Public Library. 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Salt Spring chapter of the Canadian Federation of University Women.

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Global Crises and International Law

March 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Upper-level UBC Political Science students hosted by the Salt Spring Forum present research in the library program room from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Audience attendance is free.

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Global Crises and International Law

March 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Upper-level UBC Political Science students hosted by the Salt Spring Forum present research in the library program room from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. Audience attendance is free.

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Youth Yoga

March 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Ages 9-13
. Please bring a yoga mat, water and towel as needed. Salt Spring Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m.

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Emergency Prep Series: FireSmart

March 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5

FireSmart. Learn about reducing the risk of wildfires to your home. Presented by SS Fire Rescue. Salt Spring Public Library program room. 5 to 7 p.m. 

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Street Dance Moves

March 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Mixed dance styles including hip-hop, Latin, jazz, and belly dancing. Ages 6-9
. Salt Spring public Library. 2 to 3 p.m.

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Street Dance Moves

March 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salt Spring Public Library, 129 McPhillips Ave
Ganges, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia V8K 2T5
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Mixed dance styles including hip-hop, Latin, jazz, and belly dancing. Ages 10-13
. Salt Spring Public Library. 3 to 4 p.m.

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