Join the Sea-to-Sky Book Club
All Sea-to-Sky residents are invited to a three-part, virtual discussion of the graphic novel Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe!

We will meet three times, discussing different themes and questions at each meeting. Everyone is welcome to join this virtual reading group.

Our three libraries (Squamish, Whistler, and Pemberton) will also be joined by Sea-to-Sky Allies. Please be prepared to attend all three sessions!

Thursdays, September 8 / 15 / 22
7 - 8:30 pm / Online on Zoom

Registration:
What's happening at the Summer Reading Club?
Coming up at the Summer Reading Club

SAVE THE DATE: We will be having a big Downtown Squamish Scavenger Hunt during the last full week of the Summer Reading Club, starting on August 16 at 1 pm. To join in on the fun, come into the library on Tuesday, August 16, to get your first clue!

The Summer Reading Club coordinators are in the children’s area all day Tuesday to Saturday to update reading records, offer activities for kids, and to help kids find lots of great books to read. View all upcoming activities HERE! All school-aged children are welcome and encouraged to join this free program.

Weekly Writing Contest:
This week’s writing contests prompt is:
‘You and your family just moved to a new planet. Write a story about your first day on the new planet. How is it different from earth? Are there any strange animals or plants? Are there aliens that live there?’
Write a story or poem and bring it into the library by Tuesday, August 9, for your chance at a prize.

Crafternoons - Every Friday
Come into the Library on Friday afternoons for a fun craft with Jaeda!
This drop-in activity is geared towards school-aged children and will take about 15 minutes to complete. Come into the library and have your child do a craft while you browse through the library.
This week’s Craft: Pom-Pom Aliens

Weekly Drawing Contest: 
Come into the Library to pick up a drawing contest!
Drawing Contests should be in by Friday. A new contest begins every Saturday!

As part of the Summer Reading Club, the library is hosting weekly “Meet your Community” events for school children (ages 5 – 15). All events are free and everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, August 10, 1- 2 pm: Meet a Magician - Library
Wednesday, August 17, 1- 2 pm: Meet a Recycling Champion - Library
Explore the Library of Things
NEW: Borrow Art Kits
Want to play with art supplies at home? The library’s Art Kits are ready to be checked out! Place a hold on an Art Kit to borrow for four weeks. It will include:

·    1 set of watercolours 
·    5 watercolour brushes 
·    1 Sharpie pen 
·    1 pencil (grade 2B) 
·    3 Peel & Sketch charcoal pencils (soft, medium, hard) 
·    1 eraser 
·    Assorted paper, which you can keep!
The Library of Things

The Squamish Public Library lends out kits, equipment, art supplies, and more! Check out this list to see all the "things" you can borrow.

Upcoming Events & Programs
In-person Event
BC Summer Reading Club
ON NOW at the Squamish Library

Join the BC Summer Reading Club at the Squamish Library:
Come down to the library any time during open hours to pick up your reading record and start reading!

All school-aged children are welcome to join this free program. We encourage every child of every reading ability to open a book that is perfect for them!
Volunteer Meeting - In-person
Friends of the Library Meeting
Thursday / September 15 / 12:30-1:30pm Library Community Meeting Room

The primary purpose of the “Friends” is to contribute to the pleasant, welcoming atmosphere at the library and to encourage more people to enjoy what the library offers, thus making our Library a real “community” place. Everyone welcome.
Community Book Club - Virtual
Klara and the Sun
Thursday / September 29 / 7 - 8:30 pm
Online on Zoom

For our next Community Book Club, we are reading Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Everyone is welcome.

Registration:
Please email library@squamish.ca to sign up.
Partnership Event - In-person
An Introduction to Brain Health
Thursday / September 29 / 1:30 -3:30 pm
Library Community Meeting Room

Learn about brain health if you are concerned about dementia.

It’s never too soon or too late to make changes that will maintain or improve your brain health. Learn strategies and set goals.

Organized and hosted by Alzheimer Society of BC in partnership with the Squamish Public Library. Free to attend; donations appreciated.

Registration:
Please email library@squamish.ca to register.
In-person
Family & Baby Storytime
Please note: Registration is required for all storytimes!

📚 Family Storytime:
Tuesdays// Fridays // Saturdays: 10:30 am - 11 am

🧸 Baby Storytime:
Tuesdays // Fridays: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Teddybear Storytime and Craft with Julie
Every second Wednesday of the month //
5 pm - 5: 30 pm
Next: Wednesday, August 17
Thinking of Running for Local Office this Year? 
Listen to what elected officials across BC said about the role and their tips for success in local office in this video.

For more information about local elections, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/localelections

A Candidate Orientation session will be held on Monday, August 29, 2022 at 6 pm and Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 6 pm in Council Chambers located at the Squamish Municipal Hall.

What are Interlibrary Loans?
Request Items From Other Libraries

If you weren’t able to find the item you wanted in our catalogue, try finding it elsewhere in BC using Illume, a catalogue for all BC libraries. If you find it at another library, request it to be delivered to your home library for pick up!

Interlibrary loans are shipped from libraries all across BC. They usually average 2 to 4 weeks to arrive, but sometimes take longer. If you need your loan by a certain date, please consider another method of obtaining it, since delivery dates cannot be guaranteed. For example, you can pick up items at most other public libraries in BC with your Squamish Public Library card and a piece of ID under the BC ONE CARD program.
Library Closed on Monday, September 5, for Labour Day
FOYER Gallery
ON NOW at the FOYER Gallery

SUSIE BENES
‘Postmodern Equestrian’ – ceramic & mixed media

NAT TUKE
‘Sunsets of the Sea to Sky’ – acrylic & gouche paintings

Visit the current Foyer Gallery show at the library during library hours, or view the virtual gallery, including Q&A with the artists, on the Foyer Gallery website.