Bowen Island Public Library • Mid-May 2022

Library Update

 Image description: poster with title Write on Bowen over open book as logo. Information as above on poster, with grey and yellow rolling treed hills in background. Includes logos for Bowen Island Public Library, The Hearth Gallery, British Columbia Arts Council, Province of British Columbia, and Copper Spirit Distillery.

Write On Bowen: Early Bird Passes Available until June 1

Sat & Sun, August 6 & 7, 2022

Write On Bowen Festival of Readers and Writers presents eight workshops over two days in August, featuring a fabulous variety of topics from crime fiction, screenwriting and memoir writing, to poetry, non-fiction and publishing. Included are a panel luncheon plus the Festival Gala on Saturday night, with a number of stellar presenters and live performances.

The festival is set at the Cove Commons on idyllic Bowen Island, with workshops held at the Library Annex and Copper Spirit Distillery, in Snug Cove.

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National Indigenous Peoples Day Events

Join us the week of National Indigenous Peoples Day to celebrate through art, storytelling, and film. See below for details.

These events are brought to you by Knowing Our Place, an initiative of the Bowen Island Library, the Hearth Gallery, and Pauline Le Bel. The aim is to learn our true history with Indigenous peoples and to foster mutually-enhancing relationships.

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An Evening of Short Indigenous Films

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 7:00-8:30 pm

To register, call (604) 947-9788.

Four short films that celebrate the art and culture of Indigenous Peoples on the Pacific Coast.

With opportunity for lively discussion about these acclaimed artists and their engaging stories. Facilitated by Pauline Le Bel.

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Storytime with Kung Jaadee

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 10:30-11:30 am

To register, call (604) 947-9788.

Join us for a morning of stories, songs, and rhymes with children’s book author Kung Jaadee!

Children ages 0-5 and their families will experience wonderful X̱aayda (Haida) drumming and storytelling.

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Squamish Weaving with Chex̱imiya

Sunday, June 26, 2022 | 2 pm

Drop-in / All ages

Watch, learn, and weave with celebrated artist Chex̱imiya who combines modern techniques with the ancient Sḵwx̱wú7mesh art of weaving.

Join us at 2 pm at the Cove Commons and participate in creating a unique wool weaving that will remain on display at the Library.

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Library Open Hours

  • 10 am-5 pm Tues, Wed, Fri
  • 10 am-8 pm Thurs
  • 12-4 pm Sat & Sun
  • Book return open at all times.