- It's October, National Library Month. The leaves are falling, the sun is shining and the library is full of new exciting things to do. Things like learning WordPress, borrowing a Ukelele or discovering the history of local kilns. And this week you have even more library time to enjoy as on Wednesday we'll be keeping our doors open until 7pm.
Wordpress Tech Cafe | Tue. 6th Oct. 7pm-9pm
- Myles English will guide you through all the basic concepts and skills you’ll need to set up your own WordPress website or blog including:
- Hosting your website
- Choosing and setting up a theme
- How to easily add new functionality with plugins
- How to create navigation menus
- How to create your own pages and blog posts
By the end of the workshop Myles will have walked you through the entire process for creating a website or blog with WordPress and you’ll have all the skills and knowledge necessary to build your first WordPress website or blog.
Youth Writing Group | Wed. 7 Oct. 4pm-6pm
- The Salt Spring Island Public Library is excited to offer a Youth Writing Group. Led by Nikky, who studied creative writing at UVic, the Writing Group offers a relaxed workshop environment for youth to enjoy writing activities, and share works in progress. Writing will cover poetry, stories, and any and all other writing that interests participants.
Art Event: Fuel | Wed. 7th Oct 6pm
- Gillian McConnell, Rumiko Kanesaka and Peter Legun talk about art, charcoal, art education, and Salt Spring’s historic kilns. Includes an exhibition through October of work by GISS students and Salt Spring artists that incorporates charcoal excavated from 100 year-old kilns on Salt Spring Island. Also included are photographs of the kiln excavation project and information about this legacy left by early Japanese settlers.
Extended Opening | Wed. 5pm-7pm
- We will remain open Wednesday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., from October 7th to December 2nd, 2015. The library is closed Wednesday, November 11th.
Youth Book Club | Thu. 8th Oct. 3:30pm-5pm
- The Salt Spring Island Public Library is excited to offer a Youth Book Club for ages 10 – 14. The group will meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month in the Teen Room (room 106) from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. Led by Youth Services librarian Danielle Hubbard and library volunteers Cathy McCluskey and Marsha Moreau, the Youth Book Club is a fun, low pressure environment to explore books and reading with other young people.
- Meetings include a combination of discussion time, as well as activities related to the book read. A different book is read each month. The club is free and without registration. Come just once, or as many times as you like. For more information on the Youth Book Club or other youth events at the library, please contact Danielle at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 250-537-4666 ex. 225.
Greg Klassen Art Talk - For RhiAnnon | Sun. 11th Oct. 2pm-3:30pm
- A new photo-based exhibit by Greg Klassen, the full title of this project is “For Rhiannon, who reminds me every day of the importance of recognizing the relationship between reality and imagination”.
2015 Federal Election
- The Federal General Election will take place on October 19, 2015. Check out the handy elections guide from VPL.
- To learn about library issues and the election, visit votelibraries.ca.