Bowen Island Public Library's e-Newsletter • Mid-November 2022

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Mid-Month Update

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Uncharted Waters Film Screening

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 6:30-8:00 pm

Drop in to this free screening of the documentary film Uncharted Waters.

Bowen Island Municipality, with the Environment & Climate Action Advisory Committee, supported production of this film through the Sustainable Community Grants Program in 2021 and are pleased to be able to share it with you now.

Uncharted Waters (approx. 25 min) follows a group of young people with diverse connections to Howe Sound as they navigate a changing landscape and uncertain future, but also as they come together in community to celebrate and sustain the place they love.

These young people are linked by their involvement in an innovative, community-led mapping project—the Howe Sound/ Atl’ka7tsem Marine Reference Guide. The film features local change-makers such as marine ecologist Fiona Beaty, Squamish Nation youths Jonathan Williams and Nolan Rudkowsky, and Bowen-based artist Di Izdebski.

This event will feature a meet and greet with the film's subjects, messages from the filmmakers, glass sponge specimens from Marine Life Sanctuary Society, demonstrations of the Marine Reference Guide and a cash bar. It is free to attend and no registration is required.

Presented by the Bowen Island Municipality. Supported by the Bowen Island Public Library.

Watch the Film Trailer

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Join the Library Board!

Deadline to Apply: Friday, November 25, 2022 | 4 pm

Interested in joining the board of directors at the Bowen Island Public Library?

Bowen Island Municipality and Bowen Island Public Library are seeking applications from members of the public with diverse skills and interests who are committed to the ideals of open and equitable access to information through public library service.

Find Out More & How to Apply

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Way To Go!: Poetry, Music, and Conversation at the End of Life

Sunday, November 20, 2022 | 1:30-3:30 pm

Let poetry and music guide you into thoughtful conversation about death and dying. Mingle with friends over hot mulled (non-alcoholic) wine and savoury treats. This is a free, drop-in event.

  • Pauline Le Bel: Poems
  • Chris Corrigan: Conversation Guide
  • Matthew van der Giessen: Cello

Interested in learning more on this subject? Find book suggestions at our online End of Life Booklist.

Read Pauline Le Bel's Undercurrent Article about "Way To Go!"

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Events Calendar

Find out what other programs are happening at the Library anytime by going to our online Events Calendar.

Go to the Library Events Calendar


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.