Bowen Island Public Library's e-Newsletter • Mid-July 2023

Bowen library logo of island split in half like book ends with books in middle and tagline "books and beyond”, and a photo of the front of the old library building, a mock-tudor character building in red and white with wood shingled roof, covered in snow, with a snowman decoration out front, wearing a top hat.

Library Update

Poster with new open hours

New Library Open Hours Start Tuesday, July 18

We will be modifying our open hours slightly, beginning the week of Tuesday, July 18. We'll be open earlier on Saturdays, a popular time for patrons to visit the Library.

Our new open hours will be:

  • Tuesday - 10 am-5 pm
  • Wednesday - 10 am-5 pm
  • Thursday - 10 am-7 pm
  • Friday - 10 am-4 pm
  • Saturday - 10 am-4 pm
  • Sunday - 12 pm-4 pm
  • Monday - Closed

Our book return, located by the Library Annex entrance, remains open at all times.

We look forward to serving you during our new hours!

Poster for Write on Bowen Fesitval of readers and writers with photo of Wade Davis. Click poster to go to website and learn more and purchase tickets.

Write on Bowen Early Bird Registration Extended to July 23

September 16 & 17, 2023

The Write on Bowen Fetsival Society is pleased to announce the 2023 Write on Bowen Festival of Readers & Writers, to be held on idyllic Bowen Island, Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17.

The festival, sponsored by the Bowen Island Public Library and the Hearth, Arts on Bowen, will once again be presenting eight workshops over two days, plus a Saturday Night Festival Gala, featuring Bowen's own Wade Davis.

Purchase Tickets

The Early Bird registration has been extended until July 23. If you plan on purchasing tickets, we encourage you to do so soon, as workshop space is limited. The Saturday night gala presentation by Wade Davis is not included in the festival pass and is sure to sell out early.

Buy Tickets for Write on Bowen

Two Fully Subsidized Tickets to Write on Bowen now available. Apply by August 6

Subsidized Tickets

Through generous funding from the Friends of the Bowen Island Public Library Society, the Library is pleased to be able to offer two fully-subsidized Write on Bowen festival passes to community members for whom the ticket price is a barrier.

Whether you are a senior on a fixed income, a teen who is interested in writing, or anyone else who self-identifies as needing a no-cost ticket, please let us know.

Email the Bowen Library at and ask to be entered in the random draw. You do not need to give a reason for entering the draw. Please apply by Sunday, August 6, and we will draw two names on August 8.


Open Hours

  • 10 am-5 pm Tuesday & Wednesday
  • 10 am-7 pm Thursday
  • 10 am-4 pm Friday & Saturday
  • 12 pm-4 pm Sunday
  • Closed Monday
  • Book return open at all times.

Contact Us

(604) 947-9788

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