Apply to join the Squamish Public Library Board!
Looking for a volunteer opportunity to make a difference in your community?
Apply to join the Squamish Public Library Board!

As community volunteers, Board trustees commit 5-10 hours per month. The Board has 9 regular meetings per year, held on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 PM, and additional meetings are scheduled as needed.

An information package and volunteer application form is available at the Library and online HERE
Please apply by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021.

If you have questions related to Board activities and recruitment, please contact:
Hilary Bloom, Director of Library Services, librarydirector@squamish.ca
Molly Loudon, Board Chair, libraryboard@squamish.ca
Find your next Read: Gardening & Growing your own Food
Learn to Grow your Own Food

A list of resources for those interested in getting back to the land, growing their own food, and leading a simpler life in harmony with the natural world.
Gardening Fun for Kids 🌽🥕🌱🍅

Get excited about the gardening season with these books for kids about gardening, including picture books and non-fiction books.
Upcoming Events & Programs
Quest Lecture Series
Pharmaceuticals – The Therapeutic Pipeline (and what it may mean for Covid-19)
Wednesday, March 17, 7 - 8:30 pm

In this presentation, Dr. Emma Davy will discuss the history of select previous pandemics, the pipeline for the release of a new therapeutic, some representative and landmark examples, and what this means right now.
Friends of the Library
Next Meeting
Thursday, March 18, 12:30 - 11:30 pm

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.

Attend our next meeting (currently online on Zoom), email us for more information.
External Event
Squamish Local Love - Building Community
Thursday, March 18, 7 - 8:15 pm

Join local leaders as they chat through Squamish placemaking, how to build community, and how to extend the Squamish welcome to all.

United Way of the Lower Mainland's Community Engagement team invites you to attend their Local Love panel.
Spring Break
Stop Motion Workshop for Kids
Monday, March 22, 1 - 4 pm
OR
Monday, March 29, 1 - 4 pm

3-hour Stop motion Workshop: The workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of animation through the use of found objects and paper cut-out technique.
Suitable for or children 9 years and older.
For this online workshop, participants will need a phone or tablet. 

To sign up, email library@squamish.ca
Community Book Club
Anxious People by Fredrik Backman
Thursday, April 22, 7 - 8:30 pm

Our Community Book Club is back in a new online format! In April, we will be discussing Anxious People by Fredrik Backman.

To sign up, email library@squamish.ca
Weekly Live Storytimes
Come join us for weekly stories, songs, rhymes, movements, and puppets in our fun and interactive live Storytimes online on Zoom:

Kids age 3-5
Wednesdays at 4:30 pm

Great for toddlers, but all ages are welcome
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

Newborn - 18 month old
Fridays at 10 am

Registration is required:
Please email library@squamish.ca to sign up.

Prerecorded Storytime Videos for all ages are still being posted every Monday morning at 10 am on our Squamish Library Facebook page.
You can watch all past Storytime videos HERE
International Women's Day 2021: New Booklist
Marked annually on March 8th, International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. More info: www.internationalwomensday.com

To celebrate, we put together a new, exciting booklist:
A collection of both non-fiction and fiction books from the Squamish Public Library that celebrate women and honour their stories:
FOYER Gallery:

MARION-LEA JAMIESON
‘ab’strakt: existing as an idea’
Oil Paintings on Canvas  

"My primary motivation is to explore alternative explanations of time as circular, layered, or a phenomenon that is relative or even illusory.
I am questioning the concept that new is always better than old, that technological changes always improve our lives and that we are progressing toward a better, more advanced, future."


MAUREEN RYAN
‘Stuck in our Little Homes’
Mixed Media Miniatures & Scenes

Creating mixed media dioramas and scenes has been Ryan’s obsessive hobby for many years.
Why does she do it? Because it makes her heart grow, takes her into the present moment and provides peace of mind.
It helps by giving her aspirations that things will get better even though we are living through this global crisis - that we are all stuck in it together and forced to deal with it.
Hope is what allows us to dream and yearn for a better tomorrow. It’s a universal message.
She says, “This show reflects how we need hope. Hope is what we have!! Don't give up."